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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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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Berwick Operatic Society Youth Production: Grease (School Edition)

After sell out performances in their previous productions 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream coat and Fame, Berwick Operatic Youth group are back to perform one of the most popular musicals of all time, 'Grease'! After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are reunited when…

Wed 10 Nov

£14 (£12; Children £12) / 01289 330999

Thu 11 Nov

£14 (£12; Children £12) / 01289 330999

Fri 12 Nov

£14 (£12; Children £12) / 01289 330999

Sat 13 Nov

£14 (£12; Children £12) / 01289 330999

Blazin' Fiddles

Contemporary fiddle band from the Highlands and Islands who've been called 'the Led Zeppelin of the folk world' and 'the U2 of their genre'.

Thu 18 Nov

£22 (£19.50) / 01750 725480

Brassed Off

  • 3 stars
  • 1996
  • UK
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mark Herman
  • Written by: Mark Herman
  • Cast: Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald, Ewan McGregor, Stephen Tompkinson

When the local pit is due to be closed down, it's the end of the day for the colliery brass band as well, even though they've got a chance at winning the national competition. Politics is at the heart of this story, but writer-director Herman has created a film that balances nicely between pithy humour and heartbreaking…

Thu 21 Oct

£9.50 (£9; Children £6) / 01289 330999

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest

The observational comic discusses whether he has any traits worthy of being inherited by his progeny. In addition to his time on the comedy circuit, Byrne has also become a recognisable face on the telly, featuring on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, *The Pilgrimage, Top Gear and QI.

Fri 19 Nov

£26 / 01289 330999

Fertile Ground: Myths and Dreams

Fertile Ground returns to The Maltings with Myths and Dreams, an ambitious and innovative programme created by four choreographers. The Company's new season combines dance, film and digital sculpture in an imaginative evening performed by the cast of top North East emerging professional dancers. Opening the bill is…

Fri 29 Oct

Henry Travers Studio

£10 (£5) / 01289 330999

Haddock and Chips

CaroleW Productions presents… Haddock and Chips 'Says here, there's a lass gone missing. It's on the twitter' It's a busy night at Frankie's Chippy, as always. From lasses heading out on the town, to those just passing through and the regulars who have been coming here for years. When reports start coming in of a little…

Fri 5 Nov

Henry Travers Studio

£14.50 (£13) / 01289 330999

Holly at Christmas

29 Years of Rock 'n' Rolling The World Buddy Holly and the Cricketers once again herald in the Yuletide festivities with Holly at Christmas, the show that is now as traditional as mulled wine and mince pies! Holly's hits, other contemporary classics and some Christmas crackers are all wrapped up in a fast, furious and…

Fri 26 Nov

£20 (£18.50) / 01289 330999

Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us

Storytelling and stand-up about the British identity and the 'divided wasteland that some of us call the United Kingdom' from comedian Mark Thomas.

Sat 20 Nov

£13.50–£18.50 / 01289 330999