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.
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  • 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

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80s Mania

Top of the Pops and Radio One DJ Mike Read is the video roadshow host at this night dedicated to the best of the decade.

Fri 2 Mar 2018

£22–£24 / 01289 330999

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.

Thu 22 Mar 2018

£16 (£14–£14.50) / 01289 330999

Black is the Color of My Voice

  • 3 stars

A one-woman musical show which draws inspiration from the life of singer Nina Simone in the portrayal of a fictional character, jazz musician and civil rights activist Mena Bordeaux.

Fri 3 Nov

£13 (£11–£12) / 01289 330999

  • 19:00
Henry Travers Studio

£13.50 (£11–£12) / 01289 330999

Blade Runner 2049

  • 5 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 43min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto
  • UK release: 6 October 2017

Blade Runner K (Gosling) is tasked with finding replicants who are passing themselves off as human, but then he makes an earth-shattering, game-changing discovery. Villeneuve’s long-awaited sequel to Scott’s original is beautiful, powerful and relevant; Gosling is exceptional, and Ford steals the show as the ageing but…

Sat 25 Nov

£8.50 (£7; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Cox and Box

A comic opera with libretto by F C Burnand and music by Arthur Sullivan.

Fri 17 Nov

Henry Travers Studio

£20 (£18) / 01289 330999

Sat 18 Nov

£20 (£18) / 01289 330999

Part of Berwick Festival Opera.

Henry Travers Studio

£20 (£18) / 01289 330999

Detroit

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 23min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
  • Cast: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Will Poulter
  • UK release: 25 August 2017

In Detroit, 1967, during city-wide rioting, armed police descend on the Algiers Motel and subject innocent partygoers to a vicious all-night interrogation. Bald, confrontational, uncomfortable filmmaking which uses an impressive ensemble (Boyega, Poulter, Mitchell, Mackie) to bring home the force of state-sanctioned…

Wed 1 Nov

£8.50 (£7; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Thu 2 Nov

£8.50 (£7; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Goodbye Christopher Robin

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 47min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Simon Curtis
  • Written by: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Simon Vaughan
  • Cast: Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Macdonald
  • UK release: 28 September 2017

The story of ex-Army officer-turned-writer AA Milne (Gleeson), and how he turned to children’s literature after the public showed little desire to read his anti-war writings. Curtis handles the awkward but loving father-son relationship beautifully and it’s a competent and credible work, with subtle and intelligent use of…

Fri 3 Nov

£8.50 (£7; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Sat 4 Nov

£8.50 (£7; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Tue 7 Nov

£8.50 (£7; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Thu 9 Nov

£8.50 (£7; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Junior Drama

Drama workshops for ages 11-13.

Sat 28 Oct

Henry Travers Studio

£5 / 01289 330999

Sat 4 Nov

Henry Travers Studio

£5 / 01289 330999

Sat 11 Nov

Henry Travers Studio

£5 / 01289 330999

…and 2 more dates until 25 Nov

Junior Drama

Ages 4–7 with the acting bug can learn more about theatre at these drama classes.

Sat 28 Oct

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

Sat 4 Nov

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

Sat 11 Nov

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

Sat 18 Nov

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

Junior Drama

Ages 8–10 with the acting bug can learn more about theatre at these drama classes.

Sat 28 Oct

Henry Travers Studio

£4.50 / 01289 330999

Sat 4 Nov

Henry Travers Studio

£4.50 / 01289 330999

Sat 11 Nov

Henry Travers Studio

£4.50 / 01289 330999

…and 2 more dates until 25 Nov

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

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US / Denmark
  • 1h 41min
  • U
  • Directed by: Charlie Bean/Paul Fisher/Bob Logan
  • Cast: Dave Franco, Olivia Munn, Justin Theroux, Jackie Chan
  • UK release: 13 October 2017

Lloyd (Franco) is the son of evil Lord Garmadon (Theroux), who wants to conquer Ninjago; however, Lloyd is also one of the team of ninja dedicated to combatting Garmadon and his minions. Not the most inspired of the LEGO movies but bright, brash and amusing, with intricate action, lots of slapstick fun and a delightful…

Tue 24 Oct

£7 (£6; Children £4) / 01289 330999

Henry Travers Studio

£7 (£6; Children £4) / 01289 330999

Wed 25 Oct

01289 330999

  • 14:00

£7–£8.50 (£6–£7; Children £4–£5) / 01289 330999

Times to be confirmed / £8.50 (£7; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Thu 26 Oct

01289 330999

  • 14:00

£7–£8.50 (£6–£7; Children £4–£5) / 01289 330999

£8.50 (£7; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Fri 27 Oct

£7–£8.50 (£6–£7; Children £4–£5) / 01289 330999

£8.50 (£7; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Mark Watson: MW

A mixture of classic and new material from the comic.

Fri 10 Nov

£17–£19 (£10–£17.50) / 01289 330999

  • 19:30

£17–£20 (£10–£17.50) / 01289 330999

The Mountain Between Us

  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 1h 43min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Hany Abu-Assad
  • Cast: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges
  • UK release: 6 October 2017

Alex (Winslet), a photojournalist, and Ben (Elba), a surgeon, are flying to Denver in a charter plane when their pilot suffers a midair stroke and their plane comes down. Despite thrilling real-life backdrops, Winslet and Elba's lack of chemistry hobbles the not very credible romance that develops between them, and you…

Fri 24 Nov

£8.50 (£7; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Thu 30 Nov

£8.50 (£7; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Murder On The Orient Express

  • 2017
  • Malta / US
  • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench

Big budget remake of the Agatha Christie classic with a big name cast of suspects.

Fri 10 Nov

£8.50 (£7; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Sat 11 Nov

£8.50 (£7; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Sun 12 Nov

£8.50 (£7; Children £5) / 01289 330999

…and 4 more dates until 16 Nov

Nancy's Dancers: Christmas Belles

Local dance teacher Nancy Steele and her students present a holiday showcase featuring traditional and modern dances set to cracking Christmas songs.

Mon 27 Nov

£10–£15 (£8) / 01289 330999

Tue 28 Nov

£10–£15 (£8) / 01289 330999

National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

A bold reimagining of Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

Thu 22 Feb 2018

£16.75 (£15.75; Children £8.75) / 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: 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: 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

Oscar Wilde Season Live: A Woman Of No Importance

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole

Dominic Dromgoole directs Eve Best in Oscar Wilde's pithy drama about gender inequality.

Wed 29 Nov

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

  • 19:00

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

Founded in 1958, the Northern Sinfonia was awarded Royal status in 2013 to reflect its standing as one of the UK's most versatile and imaginative ensembles.

Thu 12 Apr 2018

Henry Travers Studio

£13 (£10–£11.50) / 01289 330999

Royal Opera House: Tosca

  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Jonathan Kent
  • UK release: 7 February 2018

A great evening of opera with drama, passion and fabulous music. Jonathan Kent’s production draws on the dangerous turbulence of Rome in 1800.

Wed 7 Feb 2018

£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

The Salesman

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • Iran
  • 2h 5min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Asghar Farhadi
  • Cast: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi
  • UK release: 17 March 2017

Rana (Alidoosti) and Emad (Hosseini) are forced to abandon their home, but when they stay in another flat, pressure grows on their relationship. Farhadi weaves themes of professional failure and paranoia into a compelling drama about lives at the mercy of malicious forces.

Tue 31 Oct

£8.50 (£7) / 01289 330999

  • 19:30

Scocha

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

Sat 28 Oct

£17.50–£19 (£16–£17.50) / 01289 330999

  • 20:00

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–£19 (£16–£18) / 01289 330999

  • 19:30

£17–£24 (£16–£18) / 01289 330999

Sweet Bean

  • 2015
  • 1h 53min
  • Directed by: Naomi Kawase
  • Cast: Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida

A pancake stall manager hires an elderly lady after tasting her homemade bean jelly.

Tue 21 Nov

£8.50 (£7) / 01289 330999

Thor: Ragnarok

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Taika Waititi
  • Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins
  • UK release: 24 October 2017

Thor (Hemsworth) reunites with his duplicitous brother Loki (Hiddleston) to battle Hela, Goddess of Death (Blanchett). Director Waititi delivers gargantuan spectacle with plenty of verve and pricks narrative pomposity in favour of comedy, Hemsworth sending himself up with confident aplomb. An askew, irreverent and…

Fri 17 Nov

£8.50 (£7; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Sat 18 Nov

£8.50 (£7; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Sun 19 Nov

£8.50 (£7; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Tue 21 Nov

£8.50 (£7; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Victoria & Abdul

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK/US
  • 1h 51min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Michael Gambon
  • UK release: 15 September 2017

When Queen Victoria (Dench) is introduced to a young man from India, Abdul Karim (Fazal), she is charmed when he prostrates himself and kisses her foot: unlikely cross-cultural friendship and Urdu lessons duly ensue. Fazal and Dench are excellent and there’s a surprisingly effective political subtext.

Wed 25 Oct

01289 330999

  • 19:30

£8.50 (£6.95–£7; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Thu 26 Oct

01289 330999

  • 19:30

£8.50 (£6.95–£7; Children £5) / 01289 330999

Youth Dance

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

Tue 31 Oct

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

Tue 7 Nov

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

Tue 21 Nov

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

…and 11 more dates until 27 Mar 2018

Youth Theatre

Ages 14–25 can get performing with these youth theatre sessions.

Thu 26 Oct

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

Thu 2 Nov

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

Thu 9 Nov

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

…and 2 more dates until 23 Nov

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