Malvern Theatres

Malvern Theatres
Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB
  • Box office 01684 892 277
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  • Website www.malvern-theatres.co.uk

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A major centre for the arts in the West Midlands offering a diverse programme of theatre, music, comedy, dance, film and workshops. Malvern Theatres is home of the Malvern Festivals, founded by Bernard Shaw and Barry Jackson in 1929. There are two bars and a bistro, Scene Bistro, which is open for lunch and dinner each day.

The venue is 10 minutes walk from Great Malvern Train Station.

Event times

There are 42 events at this location

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80s Invasion Tour

Joint tour from 80s favourites Paul Young, Martika, Toyah and China Crisis.

Fri 10 Mar

Forum Theatre

£39.70–£40.70 / 01684 892 277

Abigail's Party

Sara Esdaile directs Mike Leigh's classic suburban situation comedy of manners starring Amanda Abbington and Ben Caplan. Presented by Theatre Royal Bath Productions.

Mon 17 Apr

Festival Theatre

£18.48–£33.04 / 01684 892 277

Tue 18 Apr

Festival Theatre

£18.48–£33.04 / 01684 892 277

Wed 19 Apr

Festival Theatre

£18.48–£33.04 / 01684 892 277

…and 3 more dates until 22 Apr

Ash Dykes - Surviving Madagascar

The adventurer talks about his journey to Madagascar and the drastic events that took place.

Tue 4 Apr

Forum Theatre

£11.76 / 01684 892 277

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis
  • Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)

Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.

Tue 14 Mar

£15.68–£21.28 ( £62.72) / 01684 892 277

Black Dyke Band

  • Directed by: Joseph Cullen (cond)

Yorkshire bred brass from the innovative band who have in the past collaborated with the likes of Paul McCartney, Tori Amos, Elton John and The Beatles.

Sat 1 Apr

Forum Theatre

£25–£29.50 / 01684 892 277

The Bootleg Beatles

Relive the sights and sounds of the 60s with the most established Beatles tribute band.

Fri 7 Apr

Forum Theatre

£33.60 / 01684 892 277

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers

Rock'n'rollercoaster of a show featuring all the timeless classics from a band who have been on the tribute trail for 24 years.

Thu 18 May

Forum Theatre

£18.48; £21.84 / 01684 892 277

Chandos: Firebird

Richard Laing conducts the group, with bassoonist Rebecca Eldridge, for Stravinsky's The Firebird Suite, 1919, Nino Rota's Bassoon Concerto and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 6, The Pathetique.

Sun 2 Apr

Forum Theatre

£13.44–£17.92 / 01684 892 277

Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus

Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.

Don't Dribble on the Dragon

An adventure about friendship featuring a magical dragon.

Fri 17 Mar

£12.32 (Children £10.08) / 01684 892 277

Sat 18 Mar

£12.32 (Children £10.08) / 01684 892 277

Ellen Kent's La Bohème

Puccini's romantic opera is staged traditionally, directed by Ellen Kent and starring international soloists.

Thu 9 Mar

£26.88–£40.32 / 01684 892 277

Emerson String Quartet: Janacek, Dvorak

  • Written by: Dvorak

The foursome, comprising of Eugene Drucker, Philip Setzer, Lawrence Dutton and Paul Watkins perform works by Dvorak, Shostakovich and Beethoven.

Thu 9 Mar

Forum Theatre

£21.28 ( £6.72) / 01684 892 277

An Evening With Boycott & Aggers

Following in the footsteps of Phil Tuffnell, Sunil Gavaskar and Graeme Swann, Geoff teams up with his TMS colleague, for an evening of banter and cricket anecdotes.

Tue 11 Apr

Forum Theatre

£30.24 / 01684 892 277

Fences

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 139 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Denzel Washington
  • Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson
  • UK release: 10 February 2017

Troy (Washington) is a proud, tight-fisted, ageing working stiff in 50s Pittsburgh, full of bitterness that God, poverty and segregation ruined his youthful dreams of sporting success. Beautifully shot family drama, superbly acted (especially by Washington and Davis), but it suffers a bit from heavy self-importance and a…

Fri 3 Mar

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Sat 4 Mar

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Sun 5 Mar

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…and 4 more dates until 9 Mar

The First Hippo on the Moon

David Walliam's children's book about two big hippos and one enormous dream – which of them can make it to the moon first?

Mon 6 Mar

£12.88 (Children £10.64) / 01684 892 277

Tue 7 Mar

£12.88 (Children £10.64) / 01684 892 277

Fracked! Or: Please Don't Use The F-Word

James Bolam and Anne Reid star in this razor-sharp black comedy by Alistair Beaton that takes a timely look at the conflicted core of planetary energy and earthly power.

Mon 24 Apr

Festival Theatre

£20.72–£37.52 / 01684 892 277

Tue 25 Apr

Festival Theatre

£20.72–£37.52 / 01684 892 277

Wed 26 Apr

…and 3 more dates until 29 Apr

Gaslight

Thriller about a lady alone in her house trying not to let her imagination take over.

Wed 1 Mar

£19.50–£32.50 / 01684 892 277

Thu 2 Mar

£19.50–£32.50 / 01684 892 277

Fri 3 Mar

£19.50–£32.50 / 01684 892 277

Sat 4 Mar

£19.50–£32.50 / 01684 892 277

Ghost The Musical

  • Directed by: Matthew Warchus
  • Written by: lyrics)

Dirty Dancing has already been transformed into a successful stage musical, now it's time for another Patrick Swayze favourite to get the same treatment. For anyone who hasn't seen it, Ghost is a fantasy about the power of love. It's the tale of murdered Sam, who is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next and…

Mon 3 Apr

Festival Theatre

£27.44–£44.24 / 01684 892 277

Tue 4 Apr

Festival Theatre

£27.44–£44.24 / 01684 892 277

Wed 5 Apr

Festival Theatre

£27.44–£44.24 / 01684 892 277

…and 3 more dates until 8 Apr

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…

Wed 1 Mar

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Jon Richardson: Old Man

Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.

Sat 4 Mar

Forum Theatre

£24.08 / 01684 892 277

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

  • Directed by: Bill Kenwright
  • Written by: Tim Rice (lyrics)

Bill Kenwright's production of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical returns, with X Factor winner Joe McElderry starring as the boy with the troublesome coat.

Tue 21 Mar

£26.32–£37.52 / 01684 892 277

…and 2 more dates until 25 Mar

Ken Dodd: The Happiness Show

The veteran comedian, who was awarded a knigthood in the Queen's New Year honours list, brings happiness to fans across the country with a variety show of jokes, songs and stories.

Sun 30 Apr

Festival Theatre

£24.08–£26.32 / 01684 892 277

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.

Wed 1 Mar

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Thu 2 Mar

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Mindgame

When a writer of 'true crime' paperbacks, tries to get an interview with a notorious serial killer, he has no idea what he is walking into. A mind bending psychological thriller from the pen of Anthony Horowitz.

Tue 11 Apr

Festival Theatre

£16.24–£27.44 / 01684 892 277

Wed 12 Apr

Festival Theatre

£16.24–£27.44 / 01684 892 277

Thu 13 Apr

Festival Theatre

£16.24–£27.44 / 01684 892 277

…and 2 more dates until 15 Apr

Montparnasse

The French singer Celine Dommart fronts the band that performs a mixture of French chanson, Spanish tango and American jazz, all performed in a range of languages.

Fri 17 Mar

Coach House Theatre

£13.44 / 01684 892 277

Out of Order

Ray Cooney's 1990 farce set in a posh London hotel.

Mon 8 May

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Tue 9 May

Times to be confirmed / Tickets on sale soon / 01684 892 277

Wed 10 May

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…and 3 more dates until 13 May

A Passionate Woman

Everyman Theatre Cheltenham presents Kay Mellor's romantic comedy, a funny and romantic look at life, family ties and getting old. Mellor is best known for her gritty TV dramas such as Band Of Gold, and in this updated version Liza Goddard stars as a woman who looks back at her life on the morning of her son's wedding…

Tue 28 Mar

Festival Theatre

£16.24–£27.44 / 01684 892 277

Wed 29 Mar

Festival Theatre

£16.24–£27.44 / 01684 892 277

Thu 30 Mar

Festival Theatre

£16.24–£27.44 / 01684 892 277

…and 2 more dates until 1 Apr

Piano Men: Generations: A Tribute To Billy Joel And Sir Elton John

The music of Billy Joel and Sir Elton John come to life in this multimedia tribute starring the voice of American Terry Davies plus his son Nick and a seven-piece ensemble.

Fri 28 Apr

Richard Alston Dance Company

A mixed programme of works by Alston and his Associate Choreographer, Martin Lawrance. The modern tango of Tangent is set to music by Astor Piazzolla, whilst the dramatic Stronghold has a score by Julia Wolfe. Mazur is danced to live Chopin mazurkas and An Italian In Madrid is inspired by the sonatas of Scarlatti.

Wed 1 Mar

Forum Theatre

£14–£16.24; £8.96 under 26s / 01684 892 277

Sam Bailey

The former prisoner officer turned songstress who won the 2013 X Factor takes her debut album The Power Of Love on the road.

Sat 11 Mar

Forum Theatre

£28.56–£34.16 / 01684 892 277

Sand in the Sandwiches

  • Directed by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Written by: Hugh Whitemore

Award-winning actor Edward Fox stars in an adaptation of John Betjeman's poem about British seaside culture.

Tue 13 Jun

£15 / 01684 892 277

Thu 15 Jun

£15 / 01684 892 277

Scott Brothers Duo

The sibling duo performs four-handed piano pieces, including original duets and arrangements of classical favourites by the likes of Rossini, Schubert, Saint-Saens and Liszt.

Thu 27 Apr

Forum Theatre

£21.28 ( £6.72) / 01684 892 277

Shirley Valentine

Willy Russell's award-winning play about a bored housewife who takes an impromptu trip to Greece whereupon she rediscovers romance and a new awareness of who she really is.

Mon 24 Jul

£15–£28.50 / 01684 892 277

Tue 25 Jul

£15–£28.50 / 01684 892 277

Wed 26 Jul

£15–£28.50 / 01684 892 277

…and 3 more dates until 29 Jul

St Matthew Passion With Ian Bostridge

The international star and period instrumentalists and singers of Armonico Consort to bring Bach's masterpiece to life.

Tue 28 Mar

£19.60–£29.68 / 01684 892 277

The Tap-Dancing Mermaid

Pigtails Productions brings you stunning puppets, original live music and tap dancing to tell an enchanting tale for children.

Wed 5 Apr

Forum Theatre

£10.08 / 01684 892 277

Ten

The dance ensemble and choreographer Jose Agudo explore the concepts of moving away and leaving, looking at how and why people choose previously unimagined destinies over the lives they'd always thought they'd live.

Thu 30 Mar

Forum Theatre

£14–£16.24; £8.96 under 26s / 01684 892 277

Their Finest

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 117 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Lone Scherfig
  • Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy
  • UK release: 21 April 2017

London, 1940: fledgling screenwriter Catrin Cole (Arterton) joins the Ministry of Information’s Film Division and starts working on a propaganda movie. Scherfig wraps the war in a cosy cloak of nostalgia in a way that dulls moments of high anxiety, and despite a fine ensemble it’s all too muffled and mild-mannered.

Tue 7 Mar

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Toni Erdmann

  • 5 stars
  • 2017
  • Germany, Austria
  • 162 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Maren Ade
  • Cast: Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Michael Wittenborn
  • UK release: 3 February 2016

When Winfried (Simonischek) visits his adult daughter Ines (Hüller) in Romania, he thinks that she takes life too seriously, and decides to play pranks on her. Superlative third feature from German writer-director Ade, ranging from flamboyantly lunatic comedy to a wonderfully natural, textured portrait of the parent-child…

Sun 5 Mar

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Thu 9 Mar

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Wife After Death: Rural Theatre Players

  • Written by: Eric Chappell

Mourners gather to pay their respects to comedian Dave Thursby in Eric Chappell's comedy.

Fri 7 Apr

Coach House Theatre

£12 ( £6) / 01684 892 277

Sat 8 Apr

Coach House Theatre

£12 ( £6) / 01684 892 277

Yamato Drummers Of Japan

The Taiko drummers return to the UK with their latest show.

Wed 12 Apr

Forum Theatre

£26 (Children £21.50 under 16s; £67) / 01684 892 277

You Win Again: The Story of the Bee Gees

A tour through the Bee Gees' career, from the 60s through the 80s with all the best tunes and plenty of dancing.

Tue 21 Mar

Forum Theatre

£24.20 / 01684 892 277

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