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

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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

£22–£24 / 01289 330999

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

£16 (£14–£14.50) / 01289 330999

Battle of the Sexes

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 1min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue
  • UK release: 24 November 2017

Based on the true story of the 1973 tennis match between unrepentant male chauvinist ex-no. 1 Bobby Riggs (Carell) and Wimbledon champion Billie Jean King (Stone). An irresistible story, with Carell finding the outrageous and the sad within Riggs, and Stone’s warm and forceful performance winning the film.

Fri 26 Jan

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

Wed 31 Jan

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

Berwick Festival Opera: Rita

A domestic comedy consisting of eight musical episodes connected by spoken dialogue.

Fri 23 Feb

£16 (£14–£14.50) / 01289 330999

Sat 24 Feb

£16 (£14–£14.50) / 01289 330999

Call Me by Your Name

  • 5 stars
  • 2017
  • Italy/France/Brazil/US
  • 2h 10min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Luca Guadagnino
  • Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg
  • UK release: 27 October 2017

Oliver (Hammer) arrives at a country palazzo in Lombardy to be intern to the family patriarch (Stuhlbarg), but he slowly forms a strong bond with the 17-year-old son Elio (Chalamet). Sensitive and sensuous love story which treats characters and audiences with respect; one of the best films of the year.

Wed 24 Jan

01289 330999

  • 19:30

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

Coco

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Lee Unkrich
  • Cast: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguia, Edward James Olmos
  • UK release: 19 January 2018

Coco (Rivera) is a 12-year-old Mexican boy who wants to be a musician, but his family disapproves. Then he steals a guitar from a mausoleum and finds himself in the Land of the Dead. An eye-popping mosaic of a kids’ movie which pays proper respect to Mexican folklore, its sincerity and creativity are ultimately winning.

Fri 9 Feb

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

Sat 10 Feb

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

Sun 11 Feb

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

…and 4 more dates until 15 Feb

Damp Knight Improv: The Da Vinci Toad

Improvised comedy from Damp Knight Improv.

Fri 16 Feb

£5 / 01289 330999

Henry Travers Studio

£5 / 01289 330999

Sat 17 Feb

£5 / 01289 330999

Henry Travers Studio

£5 / 01289 330999

Dark Side of the Moor

Pink Floyd tribute act from Saddleworth Moor that evolved from classic rock covers band HD7.

Sat 27 Jan

£15 / 01289 330999

Darkest Hour

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 54min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Joe Wright
  • Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendlesohn, Ronald Pickup
  • UK release: 12 January 2018

May 1940: the situation in Europe is worsening, and Britain needs a new prime minister. The latest in a very long line of recent Churchill performances is by far the best: Oldman is virtually unrecognisable and attacks the part with relish, with Scott Thomas excellent as his wife Clemmie. It may veer into hero worship but…

Fri 9 Feb

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

Sat 10 Feb

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

Sun 11 Feb

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

…and 2 more dates until 15 Feb

Ferdinand

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 1h 46min
  • U
  • Directed by: Carlos Saldanha
  • Written by: Munro Leaf
  • Cast: Kate McKinnon, David Tennant, Bobby Cannavale
  • UK release: 9 December 2017

Ferdinand (Cena) is a Spanish bull who prefers sniffing flowers to staring down bullfighters; shipped off to a farm, he has to escape both the slaughterhouse and the ring. Amiable animation which, although funny, is too overcrowded and unfocused to be really satisfying.

Fri 23 Feb

£7 (£6; Children £4) / 01289 330999

Henry Travers Studio

£7 (£6; Children £4) / 01289 330999

Sat 24 Feb

£7 (£6; Children £4) / 01289 330999

Henry Travers Studio

£7 (£6; Children £4) / 01289 330999

Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul McGuigan
  • Cast: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Kenneth Cranham, Vanessa Redgrave, Frances Barber, Julie Walters
  • UK release: 17 November 2017

London, 1978: young actor Peter Turner (Bell) meets and falls in love with 50s film star Gloria Grahame (Bening). Sensitively adapted from Turner’s own memoir, it features a luminous performance from Bening as the faded star and moves with wonderful fluidity from the present to flashbacks. A lovely celebration of a unique…

Thu 25 Jan

01289 330999

  • 19:30

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

Giovanni Pernice: Born to Win

Strictly Come Dancing professional Giovanni Pernice heads out on tour.

Sun 27 May

£30 (£28) / 01289 330999

Griff Rhys Jones: Where Was I?

Stories, anecdotes, reminiscences and outright lies – from forty years of travelling – down rivers and up mountains, into Africa, out of India, and across the arid wastes of the BBC canteen.

Thu 1 Feb

£18 (£16.50) / 01289 330999

In Conversation with Cecilia Stenbom

Originally from Sweden and now based in North East England, Cecilia Stenbom focuses on media-saturated, consumer-driven everyday environments, and the affect these have on human response, identity, behaviour and interaction.

Tue 13 Feb

01289 330999

Henry Travers Studio

01289 330999

Junior Drama

Drama workshops for ages 11-13.

Sat 27 Jan

Henry Travers Studio

£5 / 01289 330999

Sat 3 Feb

Henry Travers Studio

£5 / 01289 330999

Sat 10 Feb

Henry Travers Studio

£5 / 01289 330999

…and 6 more dates until 24 Mar

Junior Drama

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

Sat 27 Jan

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

Sat 3 Feb

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

Sat 10 Feb

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

…and 6 more dates until 24 Mar

Junior Drama

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

Sat 27 Jan

Henry Travers Studio

£4.50 / 01289 330999

Sat 3 Feb

Henry Travers Studio

£4.50 / 01289 330999

Sat 10 Feb

Henry Travers Studio

£4.50 / 01289 330999

…and 6 more dates until 24 Mar

Just an Ordinary Lawyer

Tayo Aluko's one-man musical stage play.

Fri 20 Apr

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

£21 (Children £14) / 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

£20 / 01289 330999

Les Cowboys

  • 2015
  • France
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Thomas Bidegain

When his daughter goes missing from their prairie town, Alain and his son set out to bring her back,

Tue 27 Feb

£8.50 (£7) / 01289 330999

Berwick Film Society

A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove)

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • Sweden
  • 1h 56min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Hannes Holm
  • Cast: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Zozan Akgün, Tobias Almborg
  • UK release: 30 June 2017

Ove (Lassgård) is an ageing, widowed grump who’s the self-appointed prefect of a small community; his attempts at suicide are continually frustrated by his new neighbours, mouthy Iranian immigrant Parvaneh (Pars) and her family. Shamelessly feelgood, with a welcome streak of black comedy, it’s predictable but heartwarming.

Tue 30 Jan

£8.50 (£7) / 01289 330999

Berwick Film Society

£8.50 (£7) / 01289 330999

Molly's Game

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • 2h 20min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Aaron Sorkin
  • Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner

Competitive skier Molly Bloom (Chastain) turns to running professional poker games after suffering a career-ending sports injury. Sorkin’s directorial debut features much of his crisp dialogue which Chastain and Elba manage to make sound natural; shame about the script’s dispiriting preoccupation with Molly’s daddy issues.

Thu 8 Feb

£8.50 (£7; Children £5) / 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

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

Thu 1 Mar

£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

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

Tue 8 May

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

The Party

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 11min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sally Potter
  • Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones
  • UK release: 13 October 2017

Janet (Scott Thomas) is throwing a party to celebrate her promotion to Shadow Health Minister, but as friends arrive, secrets emerge and it all starts to unravel. Potter’s most accessible and uproarious film yet runs to a succinct 71 minutes but expertly takes the pulse of the nation.

Fri 2 Feb

01289 330999

  • 19:30

Patrick Monahan: Rewind Selector 90s

Stand up show focusing on life in the 90s.

Fri 13 Apr

Henry Travers Studio

£13 (£10.50–£11.50) / 01289 330999

The Post

  • 3 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 56min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson
  • UK release: 19 January 2018

The story of how the Washington Post, led by its publisher Katherine Graham (Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), got the chance to print devastating revelations about US involvement in Vietnam. An old-fashioned Hollywood showstopper with a stellar supporting cast, and sizeable if predictable performances from the leads.

Fri 16 Feb

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

Sat 17 Feb

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

Tue 20 Feb

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

…and 2 more dates until 22 Feb

The Royal Ballet: The Winter's Tale

  • Directed by: Rory Kinnear
  • Written by: Ryan Wigglesworth

Christopher Wheeldon presents a new full-length work; Shakespeare's great romance.

Wed 28 Feb

£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

Henry Travers Studio

£13 (£10–£11.50) / 01289 330999

Royal Opera House: Bernstein Centenary

  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon
  • UK release: 27 March 2018

The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from the Company’s three associate choreographers, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.

Tue 6 Mar

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

Thu 29 Mar

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

Royal Opera House: Macbeth

  • 2018
  • 3h 20min
  • Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Cast: Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.
  • UK release: 4 April 2018

Something wicked this way comes in Phyllida Lloyd’s haunting production of Verdi’s opera based on Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Wed 4 Apr

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

Royal Opera House: Manon

  • 2018
  • 2h 35min
  • Directed by: Kenneth MacMillan
  • UK release: 3 May 2018

Kenneth MacMillan's modern ballet is a powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love, set to music by Massenet.

Thu 3 May

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

Royal Opera House: The Winter's Tale

  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Christopher Wheeldon
  • UK release: 28 December 2018

Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss, with music by Joby Talbot.

Wed 28 Feb

£16.75 (£15.75; Children £8.75) / 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

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

Royal Shakespeare Company: Macbeth

  • 2018

Shakespeare’s psychological thriller starring Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack.

Wed 11 Apr

£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 14 Feb

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

Wed 21 Feb

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

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

  • 5 stars
  • 2017
  • UK / US
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Martin McDonagh
  • Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage
  • UK release: 12 January 2018

Exasperated by the police’s failure to catch her daughter’s murderer, Mildred Hayes (McDormand) buys ad space on the titular billboards to tear a strip off the police chief (Harrelson). McDonagh’s latest delicately balances the lingering pain of the crime itself with dark comedy, and a superb cast is topped by a…

Tue 20 Feb

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

The Transports

A musical theatre piece based on a real-life story of transportation to Australia.

Tue 23 Jan

£20–£22 / 01289 330999

We Are The Lions, Mr Manager

The inspirational story of Jayaben Desai's fight for dignity in the workplace and the Grunwick Strike 1976-78.

Fri 30 Mar

Henry Travers Studio

£13.50 (£11–£12) / 01289 330999

Youth Dance

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

Tue 23 Jan

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

  • 16:00

Tue 30 Jan

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

Tue 6 Feb

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

…and 6 more dates until 27 Mar

Youth Theatre

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

Thu 25 Jan

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

Thu 1 Feb

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

Thu 8 Feb

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

…and 7 more dates until 29 Mar

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