What’s on

Following the Government’s announcement on Monday 22nd February we’ve had to make further changes to our planned Spring Season with the majority of performances now taking place from late May through to July.

Again, it’s thanks to the efforts of our volunteer promoters, community venues and performers who have made this possible and we’re really excited to be bringing some great shows to a village hall or community venue near you as safely as possible.

As in pre-Covid times we’ve got the same great mix of live music from performers as diverse as
Captain of the Lost Waves to Bluegrass-pickers Flats & Sharps, dramas including
Old Herbaceous
, Dispatches on the Red Dress and the powerful SOLD, family shows with the
Dinosaur Detectives and culinary-dance masterpiece Love and Spice.

New to this season is also the chance to get creative with some of our region’s most talented artists and makers in a series of workshops covering Lino Printing, Origami and Leather Tooling.

List of events

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

Mickleton Village Hall - 22 May

The Coniston Institute - 13 Jun

Bardon Mill & Henshaw Village Hall - 19 Jun

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

Wingates Village Institute - 3 Jun

Orton Market Hall - 4 Jun

St Cuthberts Church, Norham - 5 Jun

Felton Village Hall - 6 Jun

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

St Thomas Church Hall, Stanhope - 9 Jun

Amble Parish Hall - 10 Jun

Troutbeck Institute - 11 Jun

Barningham Village Hall - 12 Jun

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

Hepscott Parish Hall - 10 Jun

Cotherstone Village Hall - 11 Jun

Arnside Educational Institute - 12 Jun

Wark Town Hall & Mechanics Institute - 13 Jun

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

Helsington & Brigsteer Village Hall - 11 Jun

The Community Hall at Grizebeck - 12 Jun

Great Whittington Village Hall - 13 Jun

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

Askham & Helton Community Centre - 11 Jun

Askham & Helton Community Centre - 12 Jun

Wingates Village Institute - 1 Jul

Wreay Village Hall - 2 Jul

Orton Market Hall - 3 Jul

Barningham Village Hall - 9 Jul

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

Edmundbyers Village Hall - Cancelled

Allendale Village Hall - 17 Jun

Scarth Memorial Hall - 18 Jun

Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club - 19 Jun

UTASS, Middleton in Teesdale - 20 Jun

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

Bardon Mill & Henshaw Village Hall - 11 Jun

Mickleton Village Hall - 18 Jun

Murton Village Institute - 19 Jun

Scarth Memorial Hall - 25 Jun

St Thomas Church Hall, Stanhope - 26 Jun

Middleton & Todridge Village Hall - 27 Jun

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

Appleby Public Hall - 18 Jun

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

The Coniston Institute - Cancelled

Shap Memorial Hall - 19 Jun

Appleby HUB - 25 Jun

Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall - 26 Jun

Allendale Village Hall - 27 Jun

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

Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club - 25 Jun

Bardon Mill & Henshaw Village Hall - 26 Jun

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

Skirwith Village Hall - Cancelled

Heads Nook Village Hall - 25 Jun

Wark Town Hall & Mechanics Institute - 26 Jun

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

The Coniston Institute - Cancelled

Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club - 7 Jul

Helsington & Brigsteer Village Hall - 8 Jul

Allendale Village Hall - 9 Jul

Shap Memorial Hall - 10 Jul

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

Wetheral Village Community Hall - Cancelled

Boldron Village Hall - 15 Jul

Frosterley Village Hall - 16 Jul

Lesbury Village Hall - 17 Jul

Appleby HUB - 18 Jul

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

Soulby Village Hall - 16 Jul

Wingates Village Institute - 17 Jul

Shap Memorial Hall - 18 Jul

List of dates