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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The hits of one of the most successful and influential English pop bands of the 70s, revisited by original member Graham Gouldman and some new faces. The original line-up of Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley, and Lol Creme assumed the name 10cc in 1972. Their first single 'Donna' peaked at number two in the…

Sat 28 Jan 2017

£15–£19 (£10–£13.50) / 01289 330999

Dare Devil Rides to Jarama

Townsend Productions presents a new play by Neil Gore about Clem Beckett, his unlikely friendship with literary critic, writer and poet Christopher Caudwell and the International Brigades' fight against fascism.

Fri 3 Mar 2017

Henry Travers Studio

£12.50 (£10–£11) / 01289 330999

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • UK/US
  • Directed by: David Yates
  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston
  • UK release: 18 November 2016

Newt Scamander (Redmayne), a socially-challenged animal whisperer of sorts, has to gather up the fantastic beasts which have escaped from his briefcase and are roaming 1920s New York. A suitably magical spin-off, with Rowling's screenplay skilfully balancing dark and light, and director Yates maintaining a thrilling pace…

Fri 9 Dec

Henry Travers Studio

£6.95–£7.95 (£5.95–£6.95; Children £3.95–£4.95) / 01289 330999

Sat 10 Dec

Henry Travers Studio

£6.95–£7.95 (£5.95–£6.95; Children £3.95–£4.95) / 01289 330999

Sun 11 Dec

Henry Travers Studio

£6.95–£7.95 (£5.95–£6.95; Children £3.95–£4.95) / 01289 330999

…and 4 more dates until 15 Dec

Foster & Allen

Popular Irish folk duo whose career spans over 40 years and 30 albums.

Thu 23 Mar 2017

£20–£25 (£19–£20.50) / 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.

Fri 10 Feb 2017

£21 (Children £14) / 01289 330999

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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.

Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick

These two leading interpreters of English folk traditions – folk guitarist/singer Carthy and squeezebox virtuoso/singer Kirkpatrick – are long-time collaborators in a variety of seminal musical projects: from John’s iconic 1976 Morris tunes album Plain Capers through Steeleye Span to Brass Monkey. Their enduring…

Thu 23 Feb 2017

National Theatre Live: Amadeus

Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

Thu 2 Feb 2017

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

National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler

  • 2017

A live screening of Hedda Gabler, directed by Ivo van Hove who directed A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre.

Fri 28 Apr 2017

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

National Theatre Live: No Man’s Land

  • 2016

Pinter's play is brought to life by Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.

Thu 15 Dec

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National Theatre Live: Saint Joan

  • 2017

Live broadcast of Saint Joan from the Donmar Warehouse.

Tue 21 Feb 2017

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


Berwick Operatic Society present the story of the boy who wanted more.

Wed 3 May 2017

£12–£14 (£12) / 01289 330999

Thu 4 May 2017

£12–£14 (£12) / 01289 330999

Fri 5 May 2017

£12–£14 (£12) / 01289 330999

…and 2 more dates until 7 May 2017

Omid Djalili: Schmuck for a Night

The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.

The Pied Piper

Spittal Variety Group presents the story of the Pied Piper in this traditional family panto.

Tue 17 Jan 2017

£12 (£10.50) / 01289 330999

Wed 18 Jan 2017

£12 (£10.50) / 01289 330999

Thu 19 Jan 2017

£12 (£10.50) / 01289 330999

…and 3 more dates until 22 Jan 2017

Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys Tribute Show

Paul Hopkins steps into the Roy Orbison role with this tribute to the 80s supergroup.

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Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

  • 2016

Tchaikovsky's music brings to life this Christmas favourite in which the toys come to life (and about 200 years before Toy Story at that).

Wed 14 Dec

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

Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

  • 2017
  • UK
  • E

The Royal Ballet performs its signature work, the classic fairytale of Aurora and her prince, in a version revitalised by Monica Mason and Christopher Newton in 2006 for the company's 75th anniversary, and since reworked further by top choreographers.

Wed 1 Mar 2017

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

Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly

Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Puccini’s poignant opera about a young Japenesse bride who is deserted by her new American officer husband.

Thu 30 Mar 2017

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

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Tempest

Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in a production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran. The play is brought to life with the help of Intel and Andy Serkis' Imaginarium, featuring advanced technology in a bold reimagining of this Shakespearean classic.

Wed 11 Jan 2017

Sleeping Beauty

Panto directed by the Maltings' very own Wendy Payn.

Fri 16 Dec

Times to be confirmed / £15.50–£22 (Family £50–£60) / 01289 330999

Sat 17 Dec

Times to be confirmed / £15.50–£22 (Family £50–£60) / 01289 330999

Sun 18 Dec

Times to be confirmed / £15.50–£22 (Family £50–£60) / 01289 330999

…and 12 more dates until 30 Dec

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • 2016
  • US
  • Directed by: Gareth Edwards
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jonathan Aris
  • UK release: 16 December 2016

The first in a series of Star Wars spin-offs. This one focuses on the Rebels' mission to retrieve plans for the dreaded Death Star.

Fri 6 Jan 2017

£6.95–£7.95 (£5.95–£6.95; Children £3.95–£4.95) / 01289 330999

Sat 7 Jan 2017

Sun 8 Jan 2017

£6.95–£7.95 (£5.95–£6.95; Children £3.95–£4.95) / 01289 330999

…and 4 more dates until 12 Jan 2017

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