What’s on

With an air of optimism over adversity we are pleased to announce our 2021 Spring Season. Now in our third national lockdown, the coming months carry with them a great deal of uncertainty, but we feel if it is possible then we’d like to do whatever we can to breathe life back into our village halls and community venues.

In addition to our usual mix of drama, dance, music and family shows we’ve also got together with some of our region’s most talented artists and makers to bring you some truly participatory craft workshops. Details of all our shows and workshops are below and you can download our latest brochure here – Highlights Spring Season 2021 Brochure.

To help us with track and trace requirements, please book in advance, preferably online. There may be last minute cancellations due to changing Covid restrictions so please check back here before travelling. If we have to cancel any of the performances or workshops due to Covid restrictions, you will be given a refund.

Please only book tickets for your household/support bubble (upto a maximum of 6).  If you would like to book on behalf of friends as well, please do this in a separate booking so that our local promoter knows to seat you apart from each other.

Thank you for helping us to manage social distancing requirements.

List of events

A half day workshop is a great introduction for those of you with little or...

Askham & Helton Community Centre - 5 Mar

Askham & Helton Community Centre - 6 Mar

Barningham Village Hall - 23 Apr

Orton Market Hall - 24 Apr

Wreay Village Hall - 25 Apr

Wingates Village Institute - 29 Apr

A half day workshop in which you’ll learn about the Japanese craft of Origami. Explore...

Bardon Mill & Henshaw Village Hall - 6 Mar

The Coniston Institute - 7 Mar

Mickleton Village Hall - 27 Mar

Along the way, Fifi la Mer tell the story of the humble beginnings of the...

Wingates Village Institute - 4 Mar

Orton Market Hall - 5 Mar

St Cuthberts Church, Norham - 6 Mar

Felton Village Hall - 7 Mar

The Adventures of Captain of the Lost Waves is a musical, storytelling-fuelled show which is...

Hepscott Parish Hall - 11 Mar

Cotherstone Village Hall - 12 Mar

Arnside Educational Institute - 13 Mar

Wark Town Hall & Mechanics Institute - 14 Mar

Pottering amongst the seeds and cuttings at the back of his ramshackle greenhouse in the...

Middleton & Todridge Village Hall - 18 Mar

Mickleton Village Hall - 19 Mar

Murton Village Institute - 20 Mar

Bardon Mill & Henshaw Village Hall - 21 Mar

Scarth Memorial Hall - 26 Mar

St Thomas Church Hall, Stanhope - 27 Mar

Melodeon maestro and singer Saul Rose draws from his life in folk music and dance...

Orton Market Hall - 18 Mar

Heads Nook Village Hall - 19 Mar

Skirwith Village Hall - 20 Mar

Wark Town Hall & Mechanics Institute - 21 Mar

Check into The Hotel Experience in Appleby, where the ordinary and extraordinary stories of their...

Appleby Public Hall - 27 Mar

Adventurous new writing meets the warmth of a folk gig in this heartfelt and personal...

Helsington & Brigsteer Village Hall - 12 Mar

The Community Hall at Grizebeck - 13 Mar

Great Whittington Village Hall - 14 Mar

Tender, honest and exquisitely naughty. Liz Cotton strums a life’s worth of songs, anxieties, humour...

Felton Village Hall - 8 Apr

Wark Town Hall & Mechanics Institute - 9 Apr

Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall - 10 Apr

The Coniston Institute - 16 Apr

Amble Parish Hall - 17 Apr

An elderly couple, still very much in love, look back on their lives together, reliving...

Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club - 27 Mar

Bardon Mill & Henshaw Village Hall - 28 Mar

This high energy show follows three hapless travelling musicologists who are catapulted into an adventure...

Wreay Village Hall - 8 Apr

Edmundbyers Village Hall - 9 Apr

Bowes & Gilmonby Parish Hall - 10 Apr

Lesbury Village Hall - 11 Apr

The Dinosaur Detectives follow a fascinating journey of discovery, fun and conflict surrounding the first...

Allendale Village Hall - 15 Apr

Scarth Memorial Hall - 16 Apr

Edmundbyers Village Hall - 17 Apr

UTASS, Middleton in Teesdale - 18 Apr

Florence Nightingale spent less than two years as a nurse during the Crimean War, yet...

Soulby Village Hall - 16 Apr

Wingates Village Institute - 17 Apr

Shap Memorial Hall - 18 Apr

A four-piece outfit from Penzance, Flat and Sharps deliver energetic, enthusiastic and spirited Bluegrass to...

Boldron Village Hall - 22 Apr

Frosterley Village Hall - 23 Apr

Wetheral Village Community Hall - 24 Apr

Appleby HUB - 25 Apr

Hefted is a play by David Lane, embedded in the landscape, history and psyche of...

Melmerby Village Hall - 23 Apr

UTASS, Middleton in Teesdale - 24 Apr

A full day’s workshop that explores all aspects of leather tooling design from initial simple...

Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall - 7 May

Shap Memorial Hall - 8 May

Allendale Village Hall - 9 May

Appleby HUB - 14 May

The Coniston Institute - 15 May

Ana has been on a journey. Croatian born, she’s arrived in the UK, determined to...

Great Whittington Village Hall - 7 May

Alston Town Hall - 8 May

Middleton & Todridge Village Hall - 9 May

Based on the 1914 novel by Robert Tressell, actor Neil Gore brings this witty and...

Amble Parish Hall - 13 May

Troutbeck Institute - 14 May

Barningham Village Hall - 15 May

St Thomas Church Hall, Stanhope - 16 May

A king determined to impose his will as the rule of law. Antigone, Interrupted re-imagines...

Frosterley Village Hall - 15 May

Powerful and entertaining, this Edinburgh award-winning show is based on the true story of the...

Helsington & Brigsteer Village Hall - 20 May

Allendale Village Hall - 21 May

Shap Memorial Hall - 22 May

The Coniston Institute - 23 May

List of dates