What’s on

This Autumn, familiar village halls and community centres across Cumbria, County Durham and Northumberland will undergo magical transformations to host over 75 live performances of professional theatre, music and dance. Featuring the red-hot Cuban beats of Son Yambu, intense theatrical performance from Northern Stage, intimate stories by award-winning storyteller James Rowland, playing with slime with Herd Theatre, classic silent films with live music accompaniment and stunning acrobatic dance – there’s something for everyone and it’s all happening in a village hall or community centre near you.

List of events

“ James’ best friends told him they wanted his sperm to start a family. This...

Bardon Mill & Henshaw Village Hall - 21 Nov

Tarset Village Hall - 22 Nov

The Coniston Institute - 23 Nov

Scarth Memorial Hall - 24 Nov

With irresistible, red-hot rhythms Son Yambu play authentic ‘Son Cubano’ or Cuban son – the...

Whorlton Village Hall - 21 Nov

Askham & Helton Community Centre - 22 Nov

The Cheviot Centre, Wooler - 23 Nov

Wark Town Hall & Mechanics Institute - 24 Nov

Inspired by the famous Aesop fable, this beautiful, warming, wintery tale brings the story of...

Shilbottle Community Hall - 22 Nov

Dent Memorial Hall - 24 Nov

Breakout juggling stars Chris Patfield & José Triguero present Gibbon, a charming feast of juggling...

St Thomas Church Hall, Stanhope - 23 Nov

The People’s String Foundation are an army of bohemians and vagabonds hailing from the grass...

Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall - 27 Nov

BURC (formerly St Paul’s) - 29 Nov

Edmundbyers Village Hall - 30 Nov

Levens Village Institute - 1 Dec

In this revelatory exclusive, Ebeneezer Scrooge opens his Diary to expose the awful truth about...

St Cuthberts Church, Norham - 30 Nov

Whittingham Memorial Institute - 1 Dec

Allendale Village Hall - 5 Dec

Skirwith Village Hall - 7 Dec

St Thomas Church Hall, Stanhope - 8 Dec

Winter is the season for storytelling! What better way to spend a dark evening than...

The Community Hall at Grizebeck - 6 Dec

Hepscott Parish Hall - 7 Dec

Individually famed for originality, innovation and virtuosity on their respective instruments, together they have created...

Alston Town Hall - 11 Dec

Boldron Village Hall - 12 Dec

BURC (formerly St Paul’s) - 14 Dec

Amble Parish Hall - 15 Dec

Mrs Beeton, My Sister recalls the extraordinary life of Mrs Beeton. The eldest of 21...

Soulby Village Hall - 12 Dec

The Cheviot Centre, Wooler - 13 Dec

Great Whittington Village Hall - 14 Dec

Upper Weardale Town Hall - 15 Dec

It’s so cold in Nunavut that the moon has frozen. A greedy dragon has gobbled...

Bolton Memorial Hall - 28 Dec

Bardon Mill & Henshaw Village Hall - 29 Dec

List of dates