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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There are 43 events at this location

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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

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

Denial

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • UK/US
  • 109 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Mick Jackson
  • Cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall

Deborah Lipstadt (Weisz) is a historian and lecturer who faces a libel suit after she derides controversial author David Irving (Spall) for his views on the Holocaust. This dramatisation of a 1996 court case has some compelling stretches, but Hare’s script lacks insight and it’s little more than a dry reconstruction of…

Tue 7 Mar

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

Wed 8 Mar

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

Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente)

  • 2015
  • Colombia/Venezuela/Argentina
  • 125 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ciro Guerra
  • Cast: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar
  • UK release: 10 June 2016

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

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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

Jackie

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • USA
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pablo Larrain
  • Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt
  • UK release: 20 January 2017

Impressionistic, non-linear portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy, with an agonising, in-depth performance by Portman, who is gripping either while giving a shy television tour of the White House, or going to pieces in a bathroom. A mesmerising, technically virtuosic and remarkable reflection on celebrity, memory and the…

Fri 3 Mar

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

Thu 9 Mar

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

Julieta

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • Spain
  • 96 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Cast: Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Inma Cuesta

When a woman searches for her 18 year old daughter, she finds herself investigating her own past.

Tue 23 May

Junior Drama

Drama workshops for ages 11-13.

Sat 25 Feb

Henry Travers Studio

£5 / 01289 330999

Sat 4 Mar

Henry Travers Studio

£5 / 01289 330999

Sat 11 Mar

Henry Travers Studio

£5 / 01289 330999

…and 19 more dates until 22 Jul

Junior Drama

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

Sat 25 Feb

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

Sat 4 Mar

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

Sat 11 Mar

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

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Junior Drama

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

Sat 25 Feb

Henry Travers Studio

£4.50 / 01289 330999

Sat 4 Mar

Henry Travers Studio

£4.50 / 01289 330999

Sat 11 Mar

Henry Travers Studio

£4.50 / 01289 330999

…and 19 more dates until 22 Jul

Katy Brand: I Was a Teenage Christian

  • 2 stars

The comedian tells the true story of when she was the member of a teenage church group.

Sat 20 May

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–£31 (Children £14) / 01289 330999

The Lego Batman Movie

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 90 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Chris McKay
  • Cast: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes
  • UK release: 10 February 2017

Batman (Arnett) is such a self-absorbed loner that even the Joker (Galifianakis) is peeved that Bats won’t recognise him as his greatest enemy, so the villain constructs a dastardly plot that incorporates every villain he can find, including the Daleks. Packed with gags and inventiveness, it’s tremendous fun.

Mon 20 Feb

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

Tue 21 Feb

Subtitled

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

Wed 22 Feb

Subtitled

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

…and 8 more dates until 2 Mar

Lion

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • Australia/UK/US
  • PG
  • Directed by: Garth Davis
  • Written by: Saroo Brierley, Luke Davies
  • Cast: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman

The true story of Saroo Brierley, who aged five is separated from his mother and family in India, declared lost and adopted by an Australian couple, only to track his family down years later using Google Earth. Hugely emotional, remarkably assured debut from Davis, with fine performances.

Sat 11 Mar

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

Wed 15 Mar

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

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Loving

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 123 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jeff Nichols
  • Cast: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon, Nick Kroll

Based on the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving (Edgerton and Negga), a married couple from Virginia who were arrested in 1958 and found guilty of the then-crime of miscegenation (he was white, she was black.) Quietly assured drama with outstanding performances and understated dignity.

Sat 11 Mar

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

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

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

Moonlight

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Barry Jenkins
  • Cast: Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris

The story of a young black man growing up, struggling with his sexuality and neglected by his drug-addicted mother. Astutely judged and beautifully humane sophomore feature from Jenkins, with sublime work from the three actors playing the main character (Hibbert, Sanders, Rhodes) and fine support from Ali, Harris and…

Fri 17 Mar

Henry Travers Studio

£6.95 (£5.95; Children £3.95) / 01289 330999

Sat 18 Mar

Henry Travers Studio

£6.95 (£5.95; Children £3.95) / 01289 330999

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National Theatre Live: Angels In America, Part 1 Millennium Approaches

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse).

National Theatre Live: Angels In America, Part 2 Perestroika

The second part of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning play.

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: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig star in Tom Stoppard's situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux's new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard's name overnight.

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

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National Theatre Live: Salome

This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. Director Yaël Farber draws on multiple accounts to create this urgent, hypnotic production.

Thu 22 Jun

£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

…and 2 more dates until 7 May

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

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Pink Floydian

Pink Floyd(ian) come to Bakewell Get your fill of the Floyd, 1 April. Pink Floydian are one of the most accurate Pink Floyd tribute bands in the UK today.Gathered together from the cream Floyd loving musicians they deliver well over two and a half hours of Pink Floyd classics covering nine albums including a full…

Sat 1 Jul

£14–£17 (£10–£12.50) / 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

Robert Mizzell

Country music singer from Louisiana, based in Ireland.

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

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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

Royal Shakespeare Company: Antony & Cleopatra

Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.

Thu 1 Jun

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

Royal Shakespeare Company: Julius Caesar

  • 2017

Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control.

Thu 18 May

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

The Scarecrow's Wedding

An adaptation of Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffer's newest book The Scarecrow's Wedding.

Thu 20 Apr

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.

Wed 8 Nov

£17–£24 (£16–£18) / 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 Amsterdam, 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

Viceroy's House

  • 2017
  • UK / India
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
  • Cast: Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville

As British rule of India comes to an end in 1947 Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing the country back to its people.

Fri 31 Mar

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

Sat 1 Apr

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

Youth Theatre

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

Thu 23 Feb

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

Thu 2 Mar

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

Thu 9 Mar

Henry Travers Studio

£4 / 01289 330999

…and 19 more dates until 20 Jul

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