We host a variety of special music and theatrical events, featuring local, national and international performers; talented amateurs and professionals. Our licensed cafe bar is open before and during the performances. Some information about our forthcoming programme is provided below, click on the images to see it them in full. Please contact us if you would like further information or to book tickets (unless otherwise stated in the particular event information below). Tickets can be purchased online when there is a link next to the event price
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Thursday 4pm. Tickets £6.50 or Family of 4 £20 Click to BUY TICKETS
Bear & Butterfly
Bear likes peace and quiet, sitting comfortably sipping his tea, deep in the branches of his tree. Then Caterpillar arrives, munching and crunching. They become the best of friends, until one day Caterpillar stops munching and looks sick. Bear fears he will lose his friend. And then something magical happens…!
Puppetry, live music and beautiful storytelling combine in this charming tale about love, loss and friendship.
‘High production values and meticulous direction from Dani Parr - a show which audiences young and old will love.’ British Theatre Guide
We are deeply grateful to those generous donors who have contributed to making theatre available to local children. Our new series will continue in the summer
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Saturday 7:30pm. Tickets £12 or Concessions £10 or Under18 £8.50 Click to BUY TICKETS
Paul ‘Silky’ White
Paul ‘Silky’ White is a legendary comedian and musician from Liverpool. Since 1994 he has avoided adulthood, wealth and financial security by doing something he loves instead.
He has reduced audiences to tears of mirth all over the world, on television, at Glastonbury, Bestival, The Big Chill, Comedy Festivals including the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, Glasgow, Leicester and Melbourne. He’s been reported dead to the police and been Dr Who’s backing guitarist.
‘Massively engaging’ Guardian Guide (Pick of the Week)
‘A very, very funny fella … just brilliant’ John Bishop
★★★★★ Three Weeks
‘Honest, heartfelt, slick, irresistible….crucially, very funny’ The List
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Friday 7:30pm. Tickets £12.50 or Concessions £11 or Under18 £9 Click to BUY TICKETS
Ian McMillan and Luke Carver Goss
Words, Music, Glee & Delight
Poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss present a hilarious night of words, music & improv, featuring stories, songs and a musical created out of thin air!
‘The verbal gymnastics of a north country Spike Milligan coupled with the comic timing of Eric Morecambe’ Frome Festival
‘British music at its most ingenious’ The Guardian
Click here for Ian McMillan's website
Click here for Luke Carver Goss' website
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Tuesday 7:30pm. Tickets £10 or Concessions £8 or Under18 £7 Click to BUY TICKETS
This Evil Thing
Written & performed by Michael Mears
January 1916. Bertrand Russell is one of the greatest mathematicians of his time. Bert Brocklesby is a young schoolteacher and Methodist preacher. When military conscription is brought in, their worlds are turned upside down.
This Evil Thing is the compelling and inspiring story of the men who said no to war. From a chapel in Yorkshire to the House of Commons, from a cell in Richmond Castle to a firing squad in France, the questions raised here are as relevant and urgent as they were 100 years ago.
This highly original piece of storytelling uses verbatim testimonies, a multi-layered interactive soundscape and vivid visual imagery.
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Saturday 7:30pm. Tickets £10 or Under18 £6 Click to BUY TICKETS
Rapscallion meld Northern English folk played masterfully on an impressive array of instruments with the strong but sweet-edged female vocal of Amy Southworth. The band formed in 2006 for the Swaledale Festival, and have stayed together, mixing traditional folk with influences from the likes of Kathryn Tickell, Kate Rusby, the Pogues and Dave Swarbrick. Come and hear them in the intimate surroundings of The Old School House, and enjoy a glass of something warming with the band afterwards.
Amy Southworth - vocals
Lizzie Milner - fiddle
Callum McKeon - mandolin
Jim Coldwell - guitar & banjo
Chris Moss - pipes, whistle & bodhran
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Saturday 7:30pm. Tickets £12 (includes a glass of wine) Click to BUY TICKETS
Flowers, Fizz & Fun
with Nick Grounds
An evening of flowers & laughter. NAFAS accredited flower-arranging demonstrator Nick Grounds has audiences across the UK on their feet and rolling in the aisles. H.M.The Queen has been photographed in front of one of his arrangements. He is also an experienced auctioneer, and brings both skills to bear to ensure an evening to remember! Come and watch, find out how it’s done, and then meet him afterwards over a glass of fizz.
‘What an amazing demonstration! Even the gentlemen said how much they enjoyed themselves.’ The Garden Museum
‘You really were the icing on our anniversary cake!’ Stamford Flower Club