The Maltings Theatre and Cinema
- 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.
- Website www.maltingsberwick.co.uk
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…
- 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.
- 116 min
- 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
Raymond Briggs' heart-warming and humorous wintry tale, featuring puppetry, original music and humour. Co-directed by Emma Eale and Hal Chambers.
Berwick Broadcasting Corporation: The Golden Age of Wireless
A celebration of the golden days of radio.
Sat 4 Feb
Henry Travers Studio
£5 / 01289 330999
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
- 120 min
- 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
- 97 min
- 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
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.
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
Foster & Allen
Popular Irish folk duo whose career spans over 40 years and 30 albums.
I, Daniel Blake
- 100 min
- 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…
Drama workshops for ages 11-13.
Sat 28 Jan
Sat 4 Feb
Sat 11 Feb
Ages 4–7 with the acting bug can learn more about theatre at these drama classes.
Sat 28 Jan
Sat 11 Feb
Ages 8–10 with the acting bug can learn more about theatre at these drama classes.
Sat 28 Jan
Sat 4 Feb
Sat 11 Feb
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.
La La Land
- 126 min
- 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
Wed 8 Feb
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.
Manchester by the Sea
- 135 min
- 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
- France/Czech Republic/Belgium
- 129 min
- 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…
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…
A Monster Calls
- 108 min
- 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
- 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
National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler
A live screening of Hedda Gabler, directed by Ivo van Hove who directed A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre.
National Theatre Live: Saint Joan
Live broadcast of Saint Joan from the Donmar Warehouse.
National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night
Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.
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.
Sat 1 Apr
£5.50 (Children £4.50) / 01289 330999
Berwick Operatic Society present the story of the boy who wanted more.
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.
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.
The Pied Piper
Spittal Variety Group presents the story of the Pied Piper in this traditional family panto.
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
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
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.
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.
- 117 min
- 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
Yehudi Menuhin School
A concert of works featuring gifted young musicians from the Yehudi Menuhin School.
Ages 14–25 can get performing with these youth theatre sessions.