The Maltings Theatre and Cinema

The Maltings Theatre and Cinema
Eastern Lane, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1AJ
  • Telephone 01289 330999
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 9am–5.30pm (or until start of the last performance); Sun: one hour before start of first performance – start of last performance.
  • Email
  • Website www.maltingsberwick.co.uk
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The Maltings Theatre and Arts Centre

Despite its name, The Maltings is not a converted malt house but a purpose-built arts venue, the northernmost theatre and cinema in England. It contains the 310-capacity Main House Theatre and the 70-seat Henry Travers Studio and presents a mixture of theatre, live music, comedy and dance.

Berwick-upon-Tweed station is approximately ten minutes away on foot and the venue is served by the 18, 32, 34, 60, 67, 235, 241, 253, 260, 267 and 464 bus routes on Golden Square.

The Maltings Theatre & Cinema is the premier performing and media arts venue for north Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

Housed within a purpose-built building in the centre of the historic market town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, The Maltings offers a full programme of nearly 700 events each year – mixing world-class professional performance and film with community-centred activities, workshops and amateur events.

At the heart of the building is our beautiful 311-seat Main House theatre with a proscenium arch stage, circle and boxes, and superb sight lines.

The Maltings is the largest performing arts venue between Newcastle and Edinburgh – and we have a justly earned reputation for national-quality performance. From Sir Andrew Motion to Lee Evans, Headlong Theatre to Julian Clary, Scottish Ballet to The National Theatre of Scotland, our programme is eclectic and always intriguing. We sell over 50,000 tickets to our events every year – in a town of just 12,000 people.

The Henry Travers Studio is a state-of-the-art black box studio theatre, completed in March 2011, which seats 74 on retractable seating and which is programmed with live performance and film throughout the year, as well as hosting a wide range of workshops and classes which attract in the region of 9,000 attendances annually.

Our recently refurbished Stage Door Bar at Stalls level is open Wed–Sat 6pm until late (Open Sunday, Monday & Tuesday if there is a performance). The Stage Door bar is an eccentric and bohemian public bar that serves a wide range of hot and cold drinks, as well as being able to host live entertainment.

On the top floor of the building is The Maltings Kitchen, a fully licensed restaurant and café which serves delicious cakes, coffees and lunches Monday – Saturday through the day, and superb pre-theatre suppers from 5.30 onwards on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Run by award-winning chef David Foxton, The Maltings Kitchen enjoys breath-taking views across the river Tweed over the Jacobean Old Bridge.

The Maltings also houses the offices of community arts education social enterprise Think Make Grow and Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival as well as new local enterprise Berwick Visual Arts, bringing spectacular exhibitions and artists to the area.

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Events at this venue

There are 35 events at this location

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The Adventures of Sinbad

The annual panto is an epic pirate adventure.

Sat 16 Dec

£12–£23 (£12–£16; Children £12–£16) / 01289 330999

Sun 17 Dec

£12–£23 (£12–£16; Children £12–£16) / 01289 330999

Fri 22 Dec

£12–£23 (£12–£16; Children £12–£16) / 01289 330999

…and 8 more dates until 31 Dec

Andy Parsons: Peak Bullsh*t

You'll know him best from Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, but this is Parsons' latest stand-up show. Can he really promise peak bullshit? Come along and find out.

Tue 19 Sep

£16 / 01289 330999

Atomic Blonde

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Leitch
  • Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella,
  • UK release: 9 August 2017

Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is an MI6 agent tasked with finding a list of double-crossing agents, aided by dodgy fellow spy David (McAvoy) as she kicks the arses of an army of foes in 1989 Berlin. Basically a showcase for Theron’s sparring ability and withering looks, it features authentically exhausting fights and is a…

Thu 28 Sep

£8.50 (£6.95; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Fri 29 Sep

£8.50 (£6.95; Children £5) / 01289 330999

The Beguiled

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sofia Coppola
  • Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning

John McBurney (Farrell) is a wounded Union deserter in the US Civil War who winds up in a school for girls, where headmistress Martha (Kidman) is persuaded to show him kindness. Coppola’s remake of Don Siegel’s sweaty 1971 original plays like meticulously crafted high-camp melodrama; intermittently enjoyable, but rushed…

Sat 2 Sep

£8.50 (£6.95; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Tue 5 Sep

£8.50 (£6.95; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Wed 6 Sep

£8.50 (£6.95; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Berwick Festival Opera: Don Giovanni

Mozart's tale of a ruthless Lothario.

Sat 26 Aug

£20–£23 (£18) / 01289 330999

Sun 27 Aug

£20–£23 (£18) / 01289 330999

Counterfeit 70s Show

A nostalgic night of 70s music, interspersed with video clips from the era. The band performs songs by Slade, T Rex, the Bay City Rollers and many more.

Sat 16 Sep

£15–£19 (£13.50–£15.50) / 01289 330999

Dan Cruickshank

The broadcaster talks about his book History of Architecture in 100 Buildings.

Sat 9 Sep

£14 / 01289 330999

As well as his giving his own take on Berwick’s architectural gems, (the Elizabethan town walls, the Town House, the early 18th century Office of Works at the Barracks, the nearby suspension bridge).

Despicable Me 3

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • U
  • Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
  • Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Julie Andrews, Jenny Slate, Pierre Coffin
  • UK release: 30 June 2017

Gru (Carell) and new wife and fellow agent Lucy (Wiig) are ensconced with their adorable adopted daughters when supervillain Balthazar Bratt (Parker) decides to take revenge on Hollywood for neglecting him. It’s all a bit familiar but it skilfully balances kid and adult appeal with its madcap approach and embarrassment of…

Sat 2 Sep

£8.50 (£6.95; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Sun 3 Sep

£8.50 (£6.95; Children £5) / 01289 330999

The Emoji Movie

  • 1 star
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tony Leondis
  • Cast: T. J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Jennifer Coolidge, Jake T. Austin, Christina Aguilera, Sofia Vergara, Patrick Stewart
  • UK release: 4 August 2017

Gene (Miller) is a ‘meh’ emoji living in Textopolis who can’t help displaying mixed emotions. Targeted for deletion, he goes on the run with perky Hi-5 (Corden) and hacker Jailbreak (Faris). A combination of product placement, ingratiating voice work and barrel-scraping studio desperation, it’s a witless and blandly…

Mon 28 Aug

£6.95–£8.50 (£5.95–£6.95; Children £3.95–£5) / 01289 330999

£8.50 (£6.95; Children £5) / 01289 330999

  • 14:00

Tue 29 Aug

£6.95–£8.50 (£5.95–£6.95; Children £3.95–£5) / 01289 330999

£8.50 (£6.95; Children £5) / 01289 330999

  • 14:00

Wed 30 Aug

£6.95–£8.50 (£5.95–£6.95; Children £3.95–£5) / 01289 330999

£8.50 (£6.95; Children £5) / 01289 330999

  • 14:00
…and 2 more dates until 1 Sep

Jason Manford: Work in Progress

Jason Manford returns to stand-up with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018.  

Thu 12 Oct

prices vary / 01289 330999

Fri 13 Oct

prices vary / 01289 330999

Sat 14 Oct

prices vary / 01289 330999

Just an Ordinary Lawyer

Tayo Aluko's one-man musical stage play.

Fri 20 Apr 2018

Henry Travers Studio

£13.50 (£10–£12) / 01289 330999

The King Of Pop

Get ready to moonwalk the night away at a Michael Jackson tribute show whose star performer Navi once earned a standing ovation from the King of Pop himself.

Sat 3 Feb 2018

£21 (Children £14) / 01289 330999

Kristina Rihanoff & Tristan MacManus

Strictly Come Dancing stars, Kristina Rihanoff and Tristan MacManus, present an evening of complex dance routines.

Tue 24 Oct

£26 (£25) / 01289 330999

The Legends of American Country

Country music tribute show featuring songs by Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, Buck Owens and Johnny Cash.

Tue 6 Feb 2018

£20 / 01289 330999

Lisa McHugh

Country singer from Glasgow who won Female Vocalist of the Year, at the Irish Country Music Awards.

Wed 30 Aug

£18.50–£25 (£10–£18.50) / 01289 330999

Mark Watson: MW

A mixture of classic and new material from the comic.

Fri 10 Nov

£17–£20 (£10–£17.50) / 01289 330999

Michael English

Lilting pop, country and soul by the Irish singer-songwriter and pianist.

Tue 26 Sep

£20 / 01289 330999

National Theatre Live: Follies

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, Imelda Staunton

Stephen Sondheim’s musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Thu 23 Nov

£16.75 (£15.75; Children £8.75) / 01289 330999

National Theatre Live: Hamlet

  • 2015
  • 4h
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Lyndsey Turner
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Thu 5 Oct

£16.75 (£15.75; Children £8.75) / 01289 330999

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar

  • 2018
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley

Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius in Nicholas Hytner’s production of Shakespeare's political drama.

Thu 22 Mar 2018

£16.75 (£15.75; Children £8.75) / 01289 330999

National Theatre Live: Yerma

Billie Piper returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s masterpiece. Please note that this performance contains some strobe lighting.

Thu 31 Aug

£16.75 (£15.75; Children £8.75) / 01289 330999

National Theatre Live: Young Marx

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Written by: Richard Bean, Clive Coleman.
  • Cast: Rory Kinnear, Oliver Chris

Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.

Thu 7 Dec

£16.75 (£15.75; Children £8.75) / 01289 330999

Phill Jupitus: Juplicity

Phill brings poetry and chat to the masses.

Wed 27 Sep

£16 / 01289 330999

Tue 16 Jan 2018

£13 (£11) / 01289 330999

Wed 17 Jan 2018

£13 (£11) / 01289 330999

Thu 18 Jan 2018

£13 (£11) / 01289 330999

…and 3 more dates until 21 Jan 2018

Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

The classic ballet, Swan Lake, set to Tchaikovsky's famous score.

Tue 19 Jun 2018

£16.75 (£15.75; Children £8.75) / 01289 330999

Royal Northern Sinfonia: Borodin, Shostakovich and Mendelssohn

Members of the orchestra plays Borodin's String Quintet in F minor, Shostakovich's Prelude and Scherzo for String Octet Op 11 and Mendelssohn's Octet.

Fri 29 Sep

£13 (£10–£11) / 01289 330999

  • 19:00
Henry Travers Studio

£13 (£10–£11.50) / 01289 330999

Royal Shakespeare Company: Coriolanus

  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Angus Jackson
  • UK release: 11 October 2017

Shakespeare's classic tragedy.

Wed 11 Oct

£16.75 (£15.75; Children £8.75) / 01289 330999

Royal Shakespeare Company: Twelfth Night

  • 2018
  • UK
  • Directed by: Christopher Luscombe
  • UK release: 14 February 2018

Shakespeare's greatest comedy tells a tale of unrequited love in this production directed by Christopher Luscombe.

Wed 21 Feb 2018

£16.75 (£15.75; Children £8.75) / 01289 330999

Russian National Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Russian National Ballet production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.

Sun 5 Nov

£21–£25.50 (£19; Children £15) / 01289 330999

Scocha

Traditional Scottish music with a rock'n'roll attitude.

Sat 28 Oct

£17.50–£24 (£16–£17.50) / 01289 330999

Shark In The Park

Nick Sharratt's series of books live on stage.

Thu 2 Nov

£8 / 01289 330999

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

With a backdrop of projected photos and original film footage a full live band perform Simon & Garfunkel hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. The story takes you through the stories that shaped their music, the dramatic split, their solo careers and a recreation of the 1982 Central…

Wed 8 Nov

£17–£24 (£16–£18) / 01289 330999

Viva Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond tribute from Bob Drury.

Thu 7 Sep

£16 / 020 8807 6680

Whisky Galore!

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 1h 40min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gillies MacKinnon
  • Cast: Gregor Fisher, Eddie Izzard, James Cosmo, Kevin Guthrie, Sean Biggerstaff, Naomi Battrick, Ellie Kendrick

A new version of the 1949 film about the inhabitants of Todday, who are running out of their whisky ration when a cargo ship runs aground on the island.

Fri 1 Sep

£8.50 (£6.95; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Youth Dance

Dancing for youngsters, providing the opportunity to experience and develop choreographic skills and personal technique.

Tue 5 Sep

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

Tue 12 Sep

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

Tue 19 Sep

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

…and 17 more dates until 27 Mar 2018

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