Queen's Hall Arts Centre

Queen's Hall Arts Centre
Beaumont Street, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3LS
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4th Generation and Eryn Rae

4th Generation are the Queen's Hall Arts' resident youth folk band, meeting under the skilful musical direction of Sophy Ball. Eryn Rae from the Scottish Borders started learning the fiddle at the young age of 7 from the Shetland fiddler, Catriona Macdonald. Since then she has travelled the globe with Folkestra and…

American Wrestling - W3L Wrestling Showdown

The World Wide Wrestling League returns to town for bodyslamming action not to be missed!

Sat 20 May

The Big Gig: RURA / Superfolkus + Kathryn Tickell / Folkestra

Headlining this year's Big Gig are ‘one of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene’ (Songlines) and The Scots Trad Music Award winners 2015 for Live Act of the Year. RURA first burst onto the scene in 2010 as award winners at Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival and since then the quintet’s powerful…


Miles Productions presents the story of the life of Welsh actor Richard Burton performed as a solo drama, tracing his story from humble beginnings to his life as a world famous film star.

Sat 24 Jun

£7.50 / 01434 652477

The Doo Wop Dollies

The Doo Wop Dollies are an all female vintage loving singing group, bringing you songs from the likes of The Andrew Sisters, The Boswell Sisters, The Chordettes and many more. Founded in late 2014, The Dollies have gone from strength to strength, spreading their love of music from the 1930s and 1940s and close 3-part…

Thu 25 May

£10 / 01434 652477


An electrifying new generation of dancers and choreographers present their work.

Fri 19 May

£13.50 (£12; £6.50) / 01434 652477

Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan

The singer-songwriter, accompanied by Jamie McClennan, guitar, fiddle and vocals, brings her contemporary folk songs to the stage. Support from Ozere.

Thu 27 Apr


Feed is a group show a group show of artists whose natural curiosity about the world has led them to become engaged in lively technologies like bio hacking, permaculture and agriculture. The basic theme that brings all the work and artists in this show together is 'Food'.

Sat 29 Jul

Free / 01434 652477

Four Corners

Step inside the lives of four young strangers and all that complicates them as they begin to tangle out of control. An innovative, creative and playful production, Four Corners from inclusive company BLINK Dance Theatre weaves together dance, original live electronic music and storytelling. BLINK Dance is pushing the…

Wed 19 Jul

£13.50 (£12; £6.50) / 01434 652477

Hexham Book Festival 2017

he annual festival takes over the town and surrounding areas, featuring writers and speakers including Maggie O'Farrell, Louise Doughty, Lemn Sissay, Arthur Smith, Frank Gardner and Tim Brooke-Taylor. Music journalist Paul Morley will lead a tribute to David Bowie, accompanied by music and video clips. Debut novelists…

Fri 28 Apr

Free-£15 / 01434 652477

Sat 29 Apr

Free-£15 / 01434 652477

Sun 30 Apr

Free-£15 / 01434 652477

…and 7 more dates until 7 May

Hexham Town Centre Takeover

Enjoy music, song and dance throughout the day with performances from a huge variety of school and youth groups as well as individual performers. Catch them here first before they become the next folk superstars!

Jim Malcolm

With his guitar, harmonicas, and engaging wit, Jim Malcolm sings traditional songs of Scotland and his own masterfully crafted songs. He is highly regarded as an interpreter of the songs of Robert Burns, and has been described as "one of the finest singers in Scotland in any style". In 2004, Jim was Songwriter of the Year…

Thu 20 Jul

£10 / 01434 652477

The Mighty Doonans

The Mighty Doonans have a deserved reputation for their imaginative powerhouse arrangements and innovative interpretations of traditional and contemporary songs. With brass, drums, keyboards, electric guitars and amazing vocals, they have the ability to blend different genres of music and dance (and the occasional joke…

Sat 29 Jul

£16.50 / 01434 652477

Mixed Instrument Workshop with RURA

A unique opportunity to learn from one of the most exciting young folk bands of today. Suitable for musicians of any instrument aged 9-18. This workshop will be taught by ear and participants should be comfortable playing at an Intermediate level.

Sun 28 May

£5 (free to Hexham Gathering performers) / 01434 652477

North East Wildlife Photography 2016

An exhibition featuring the winners and runners up from each of the six wildlife categories including wildlife portraits, wildlife in action, wildlife in the landscape, nature up close, young persons and mobile nature

Sat 29 Apr

Mon 1 May

Tue 2 May

…and 28 more dates until 3 Jun

Northern Company

Based in the north of England, this exciting and vibrant ensemble combines traditional folk music with bluegrass, classical and jazz influences. Expect fiery jigs and reels on melodeon, fiddles, guitar and piano, interspersed with fresh reworkings of traditional and contemporary songs. Northern Company are winners of the…

Thu 6 Jul

£10 / 01434 652477

Reform Theatre: Hopeless Romantics

Nick Lane and Fiona Wass' comedy about dating in the internet age, staged by Reform Theatre.

Tue 30 May

£12.50 (£12; £6.50) / 01434 652477

Romeo & Juliet

Oddsocks Productions are breathing new life into Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet by giving it a musical Mods & Rockers twist! There's Nowhere to Run to for the Capulets and Montagues as violent confrontation stalks every meeting, even Down in the Tube Station at Midnight. Meanwhile, Juliet's Nurse is looking forward…

Tue 6 Jun

£15 ( £13; £12) / 01434 652477

Wed 7 Jun

£15 ( £13; £12) / 01434 652477


Open Sky Productions presents a drama incorporating physical theatre that documents personal stories from the Second World War to the conflicts in the Gulf.

Fri 9 Jun

£7.50 / 01434 652477

The Tap-Dancing Mermaid

Gather round as the Moon offers a magical story about tap dancing Marina who he has watched perform secretly every night since her aunt has banned it. One night, as Marina creeps to the boardwalk to practice she meets a mysterious boy who changes her life forever. A delightful children's theatre production by Pigtails…

Thu 1 Jun

Terry Docherty

Terry Docherty is a fine singer and guitarist from Ashington in Northumberland. Terry learnt his trade as a musician in the States before returning to the UK and, in particular, Cumbria, and then Northumberland. He was the first musician to record on Fellside Recordings with his and their first album, Teller of Tales…

Fri 9 Jun

£10 / 01434 652477


Big characters and bigger body slams at this family-friendly American-style wrestling show featuring stars from the World Wide Wrestling League.

Sat 20 May

£9.25–£13 / 01434 652477

You Can't Define Normal

A showcase of selected work from young Art, Graphics and Photography Students, past and present, from the renowned Queen Elizabeth High School Art Department. Works vary from detailed sketches on paper to complex plastic sculptures, from traditional oil painting to projected photographs. This year's exhibition title comes…

Sat 29 Jul

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