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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10cc

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

£15–£19 (£10–£13.50) / 01289 330999

Allied

  • 2 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris

Max (Pitt) is a Canadian intelligence officer who parachutes into French Morocco in 1942 so that he can pose as the husband of Resistance agent Marianne (Cotillard). A clean-cut Casablanca wannabe with nice supporting turns, but while the stars look fantastic, they seem awkward and it never really comes to life.

Arrival

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Mark O'Brien
  • UK release: 10 November 2016

When 12 granite pod-like spaceships land on Earth, linguistic expert Dr Louise Banks (Adams) is recruited to try to communicate with their owners. Powerful, intelligent and profound sci-fi, with assured direction, impressive but restrained effects and anchored by a mesmerising performance from Adams as the brave…

Tue 24 Jan

01289 330999

£7.95 (£6.95; Children £4.95) / 01289 330999

Thu 26 Jan

01289 330999

£7.95 (£6.95; Children £4.95) / 01289 330999

The Bear

Raymond Briggs' heart-warming and humorous wintry tale, featuring puppetry, original music and humour. Co-directed by Emma Eale and Hal Chambers.

Wed 22 Feb

The Big Chris Barber Band

The veteran slide trombonist leads his big band in a programme of swing and New Orleans-style jazz.

The Birth of a Nation

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 120 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nate Parker
  • Cast: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller, Gabrielle Union
  • UK release: 20 January 2017

Nat Turner (Parker) is a slave in early 19th century Virginia, used by his owners to encourage other slaves to submit, but who is plotting an uprising of his own. Despite the controversy surrounding Parker, the film deserves to be seen: angry, dramatic and bittersweet, it's a story that needs telling.

Sat 4 Feb

£7.95 (£6.95; Children £4.95) / 01289 330999

Tue 7 Feb

£7.95 (£6.95; Children £4.95) / 01289 330999

Collateral Beauty

  • 1 star
  • 2016
  • US
  • 97 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Frankel
  • Cast: Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren

Ad-man Howard (Smith) is numbed with grief from the loss of his child, and his business partners plot to undermine him, but it turns out they have their own personal problems blah blah blah. The best that can be said for this torturously schmaltzy Christmas Carol rip-off is that it's shorter than other bad Will Smith films.

Fri 27 Jan

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

Sat 28 Jan

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

Counterfeit Sixties Show

A nostalgic night of 60s music, interspersed with video clips from the era. The band performs songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Monkees and many more.

Sat 27 May

£15–£19 (£13.50–£15.50) / 01502 730288

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

Henry Travers Studio

£12.50 (£10–£11) / 01289 330999

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Foster & Allen

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

Thu 23 Mar

£20–£25 (£19–£20.50) / 01289 330999

I, Daniel Blake

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • UK/France
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ken Loach
  • Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires

Newly widowed Newcastle joiner Daniel (Johns) has worked all his life, but when his doctor tells him that his heart condition means he can't work, the welfare system disagrees. Familiar territory for Loach and screenwriter Laverty but despite unapologetic heartstring-tugging, the subject – the system's intrinsic cruelty…

Junior Drama

Drama workshops for ages 11-13.

Sat 28 Jan

Henry Travers Studio

£5 / 01289 330999

Sat 4 Feb

Henry Travers Studio

£5 / 01289 330999

Sat 11 Feb

Henry Travers Studio

£5 / 01289 330999

…and 22 more dates until 22 Jul

Junior Drama

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

Sat 28 Jan

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

Sat 4 Feb

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

Sat 11 Feb

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

…and 22 more dates until 22 Jul

Junior Drama

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

Sat 28 Jan

Henry Travers Studio

£4.50 / 01289 330999

Sat 4 Feb

Henry Travers Studio

£4.50 / 01289 330999

Sat 11 Feb

Henry Travers Studio

£4.50 / 01289 330999

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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

£21 (Children £14) / 01289 330999

La La Land

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 126 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, J.K. Simmons
  • UK release: 13 January 2017

In Los Angeles, aspiring actress Mia (Stone) falls for jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling). Audaciously inventive homage to classic movie musicals, technically wonderful and joyously emotional, with Gosling as a goofy idealistic charmer and Stone showing the versatility, vulnerability and talent of a young Shirley MacLaine.

Fri 3 Feb

£7.95 (£6.95; Children £4.95) / 01289 330999

Wed 8 Feb

£7.95 (£6.95; Children £4.95) / 01289 330999

Thu 9 Feb

£7.95 (£6.95; Children £4.95) / 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.

The Lil' Jimmy Reed Band

Rhythm'n'blues courtesy of the Alabama-born musician also known as Leon Atkins.

Wed 25 Jan

£16 (Over 60s £14.50; Unemployed, Disability & Student £10) / 01289 330999

Accompanied on piano by Bob Hall with Hilary Blythe on bass.

Manchester by the Sea

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 135 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan
  • Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol
  • UK release: 13 January 2016

Lee (Affleck) is a carefree small-town guy who, when his brother dies, is given the job of raising his nephew (Hedges). A masterful blend of high drama, quirky characterisations and incidental detail, with a soulful, heartbreaking turn by Affleck at its core.

Fri 24 Feb

£7.95 (£6.95; Children £4.95) / 01289 330999

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Marguerite

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • France/Czech Republic/Belgium
  • 129 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Xavier Giannoli
  • Cast: Catherine Frot, André Marcon, Michel Fau
  • UK release: 18 March 2016

In 1920s France, middle-aged socialite and opera nut Marguerite (Frot) loves to sing, but doesn't realise that her audiences shower her with praise for all the wrong reasons. Loosely adapted from the life of Florence Foster Jenkins, it's a sensitive, sumptuous, tragicomic love story anchored by a divine performance from…

Tue 28 Feb

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

A Monster Calls

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • Spain/UK/US
  • 108 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JA Bayona
  • Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, Liam Neeson
  • UK release: 6 January 2016

Twelve-year-old Conor (MacDougall) has a mother (Jones) who's battling cancer and a father (Kebbell) who's walked out; then a yew-tree-shaped monster with Neeson's voice comes into his life. Coming-of-age tearjerker with a sometimes thin story, but fine performances from Jones and MacDougall.

The Music of Strangers

  • 2015
  • US
  • 96 min
  • Directed by: Morgan Neville
  • Cast: Yo-Yo Ma, Kinan Azmeh, Kayhan Kalhor

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and other international artists of The Silk Road Project discuss their philosophies on music and culture.

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

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

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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

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

National Theatre Live: Saint Joan

  • 2017

Live broadcast of Saint Joan from the Donmar Warehouse.

Tue 21 Feb

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

National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night

  • 2017

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

Thu 6 Apr

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

Northern Ballet: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The company performs this child-friendly ballet, based on the fairy tale, that is an opportunity to introduce young children to the live ballet, music and theatre.

Oliver!

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

Wed 3 May

£12–£14 (£12) / 01289 330999

Thu 4 May

£12–£14 (£12) / 01289 330999

Fri 5 May

£12–£14 (£12) / 01289 330999

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Omid Djalili: Schmuck for a Night

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

One Big Lie

Comedy written by RJ Wilkinson and based on true events.

Thu 16 Feb

£12.50 (£10–£11) / 01289 330999

Patsy Cline & Friends

Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and Jim Reeves deliver renditions of country classics that will transport you back to the good old days.

Sun 30 Apr

£18 (£17; Children £10) / 01289 330999

The Pied Piper

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

Sun 22 Jan

£12 (£10.50) / 01289 330999

RNS Touring Chamber @ Berwick Maltings

Royal Northern Sinfonia Mozart Duo for Violin and Viola Schubert String Quartet No.12 in C minor, D703 ‘Quartettsatz’ Kodály Serenade Interval Brahms String Quintet No.2

Wed 26 Apr

Tickets avalaiable from The Maltings Theatre, Berwick / 01289 330999

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Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys Tribute Show

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

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

£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

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

T2 Trainspotting

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 117 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kelly MacDonald, James Cosmo, Shirley Henderson, Irvine Welsh
  • UK release: 27 January 2017

Renton (McGregor) returns to Edinburgh from Amstersdam, two decades on. Hodge's blood-pumping script builds on the original with characters that are older, sadder and definitely not wiser, and resentment and guilt festering like an open sore; but is it Archie-Gemmill-scoring-against-Holland good? Yes it is.

Sat 25 Feb

£7.95 (£6.95; Children £4.95) / 01289 330999

Thu 2 Mar

£7.95 (£6.95; Children £4.95) / 01289 330999

Yehudi Menuhin School

A concert of works featuring gifted young musicians from the Yehudi Menuhin School.

Tue 7 Feb

Henry Travers Studio

£12.50 (£10–£11) / 01289 330999

Youth Theatre

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

Thu 26 Jan

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

Thu 2 Feb

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

Thu 9 Feb

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

…and 23 more dates until 20 Jul

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