Alnwick Playhouse

Alnwick Playhouse
Bondgate Without, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1PQ
  • Telephone 01665 510785
  • Box office times Mon–Fri 10am–5pm; Sat 10am–2pm; closed Sun.
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Ams17 Pascal Roge

Alnwick Music Society Programme: Satie - Gymnopédie no. 1, Gnossienne no. 3 Ravel - Sonatine Poulenc - Les soirees de Nazelles Satie - Embryons Désséchés Debussy - Preludes book 1

Wed 4 Apr

£16 (£15) / 01665 510785

Ams17 Piatti Quartet

Alnwick Music Society Programme: Beethoven - String Quartet No. 11, op. 95 'Serioso' Janacek - String Quartet No. 2 'Intimate Letters' Bridge - Three Idylls Debussy - String Quartet  , op. 10

Tue 1 May

£16 (£15) / 01665 510785

Cavern Beatles

On February 9th 1961, The Beatles made the first of their 292 appearances at the now legendary Cavern Club in Mathew Street, Liverpool.   50 years on, The Cavern Beatles, a band fully endorsed and licensed by the same club will be coming to a venue near you with their remarkable show. The show is a Magical History Tour…

Fri 29 Jun

£21.50–£22.50 / 01665 510785

Code Breakers

This show by Dr Mark Baldwin is one of the Second World War’s most fascinating stories is that of the Allied Codebreakers, who deciphered a vast number of German secret messages and used the intelligence so gained to hasten Allied victory. The Germans had entrusted their secret communications to an ingenious ciphering…

Tue 17 Jul

£14.50–£15.50 (Children £10.50–£11.50) / 01665 510785


A Coldplay tribute act. As if one Chris Martin wasn't enough.

Thu 26 Apr

£19–£20 / 01665 510785

Dad's Army Radio Hour

Two actors play 25 characters in this staging of classic radio scripts based on favourite episodes from the original TV series.

Fri 20 Apr

£14.50–£15.50 / 01665 510785

Dark River

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 29min
  • Directed by: Clio Barnard
  • Cast: Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean
  • UK release: 23 February 2018

Alice (Wilson) goes back to the scene of her childhood trauma after 15 years, to lay a claim to the Yorkshire farm that was promised her, but her brother Joe (Stanley) insists it should go to him. Barnard’s third feature features a superb performance from Stanley and a deeply affecting one from Wilson as the gutsy…

Wed 28 Mar

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

Derek Acorah

Following his captivating appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, which saw a phenomenal run to the final, 2018 sees Britain’s best loved, and most entertaining, medium takes to the stage across the UK and Europe with his all new ‘Love, Life, Laughter Tour’.  A thoroughly modern medium whose appeal crosses the generations to…

Sat 30 Jun

£17.50–£18.50 / 01665 510785

Early Man

  • 4 stars
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 29min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Nick Park
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall, Richard Ayoade, Selina Griffiths, Johnny Vegas, Mark Williams, Gina Yashere, Simon Greenall
  • UK release: 26 January 2018

Gormless caveman Dug (Redmayne) and his clan are menaced by Bronze Age invader Lord Nooth (Hiddleston), until twinkle-toed defector Goona (Williams) joins them to help them unite. Deliciously daft prehistoric fun from Park and his team on top form, with winning human touches, plenty of sight gags and painful puns.

Sat 31 Mar

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

Thu 5 Apr

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

Sat 7 Apr

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

Eduardo Niebla In Concert

Eduardo Niebla – guitar & composer Daniel Martinez Lopez – guitar Hailed by the Guardian for his “exquisite guitar playing” Eduardo Niebla is a formidable flamenco jazz guitar virtuoso and master of today’s generation. Continually seeking out new musical terrain he has traversed the worlds of jazz, classical, world…

Fri 6 Jul

£15.50–£16.50 (Children £10.50–£11.50) / 01665 510785

Elio Pace With Special Guest David Brown

For the first time ever in the UK… TWO classic Billy Joel albums performed in their entirety… in ONE sensational show. There’s just no stopping the incredible success of the critically acclaimed Billy Joel Songbook led by the phenomenal Elio Pace and his amazing band. Having sold out theatres across the UK and…

Fri 18 May

£26.50–£27.50 / 01665 510785

An Evening With Pam Ayres

Acorn Entertainment presents Pam Ayres has been making the nation laugh for over 40 years. Funny and warm, her charming understated manner belies a rare comic precision. Her hairtrigger timing, her eye for the absurd details of everyday life, and unforgettable turn of phrase, combine to make her a true national…

Sat 2 Jun

£21.50–£22.50 / 01665 510785


The latest show from contemporary tap company Old Kent Road takes a journey through quintessential jazz, entangling movement within the graceful perspective of tap dance. Conversations of question and answer between soloists of the band and the performers expose emotions and trigger manoeuvres back and forth between each…

Fri 1 Jun

£16.50–£17.50 (£10–£11) / 01665 510785

Feast Of Fiddles

Little did the band think it would be setting off on its 25th annual spring tour in 2018 but what started as an idea in a folk club has become a national folk-rock institution.   Feast of Fiddles has been variously likened to a “group of geography teachers” or “Bellowhead with bus passes!” but doesn’t seem to be…

Thu 19 Apr

£19.50–£20.50 / 01665 510785

The Fureys 40th Anniversary Tour

As part of their 40th Anniversary tour, Irish Legends the FUREYS return for another great night of Music, songs and stories.   Hear them sing their timeless classics including ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father…

Sat 19 May

£20–£21 / 01665 510785


Tooth+Nail Theatre Company presents Edith Cole worked a dead-end job in a funeral parlour. Ralph Conti worked wealthy widows for a quick buck.  Neither expected to fall in love. But once they did, they just kept on falling.   Inspired by the true story of the ‘Lonely Hearts Killers’, a pair of latter-day Macbeths who…

Wed 25 Apr

£10–£11 / 01665 510785

I, Tonya

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Craig Gillespie
  • Cast: Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser
  • UK release: 23 February 2018

Sympathetic but blackly funny biopic of disgraced American skater Tonya Harding (Robbie), who suffered violent abuse from a young age and strove to get recognition in a sport that didn’t welcome her. Robbie does affecting, impressive and Oscar-nominated work and Janney revels in viciousness as Tonya’s awful mum LaVona.

Thu 5 Apr

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

Jackson Live

Michael Jackson tribute show featuring CJ.

Fri 20 Jul

£21.50–£22.50 / 07584052746

Just An Ordinary Lawyer

“The British Empire was trying desperately to hold on to its colonial possessions by any means … and the foul would often override the fair.” Nigerian Tunji Sowande quietly breaks through multiple barriers to become Britain’s first Black judge in 1978. Also a fine concert singer and keen cricket lover, he muses on…

Wed 18 Apr

£10.50–£11.50 (£9.50–£10.50; Children £8.50–£9.50) / 01665 510785

Lady Bird

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 33min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Greta Gerwig
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Odeya Rush, Kathryn Newton
  • UK release: 23 February 2018

Christine (Ronan) is a 17-year-old from Sacramento, dreaming of the life that awaits her while having to deal with her hyper-critical mother. Gerwig’s solo directorial debut is a sure-footed charmer, wise, witty and breezing along with sunny optimism and an acute understanding of human nature.

Sat 7 Apr

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785


Leaving home for the first time… Is a step into the dark. A whole new life. If you’re leaving the care system, the reality hits even harder. Leaving is the new play by Paddy Campbell (Wet House, Live Theatre / Soho - Guardian Top Ten plays 2013) It tells the real stories of care leavers and their experiences at the…

Thu 29 Mar

01665 510785

The Mercy

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 41min
  • Directed by: James Marsh
  • Cast: Rachel Weisz, Colin Firth, David Thewlis
  • UK release: 9 February 2018

The true story of Donald Crowhurst (Firth), a weekend sailor who persuaded an investor to build him a yacht so that he could enter a round-the-world yacht race, with disastrous consequences. Firth does brave and moving work as Crowhurst falls apart under the stress, but the conclusion is unconvincing.

Sat 31 Mar

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar

  • 2018
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley

Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius in Nicholas Hytner’s production of Shakespeare's political drama.

Tue 24 Apr

£15.50–£16.50 (£14.50–£15.50; Children £10–£11) / 01665 510785

National Theatre Live: Macbeth

  • 2018
  • Directed by: Rufus Norris
  • Cast: Anne-Marie Duff, Rory Kinnear

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris sees Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Wed 16 May

£15.50–£16.50 (£14.50–£15.50; Children £10–£11) / 01665 510785

Oscar Wilde Season Live: An Ideal Husband

A new production of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband. Ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial trickery.

Tue 5 Jun

£15.50–£16.50 (£14.50–£15.50; Children £10–£11) / 01665 510785

Oscar Wilde Season Live: Lady Windermere's Fan

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Kathy Burke
  • Cast: Jennifer Saunders, Samantha Spiro, Grace Molony

A new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke.

Sat 5 May

£15.50–£16.50 (£14.50–£15.50; Children £10–£11) / 01665 510785

Peatbog Faeries

Peatbog Faeries celebrated their 25th Anniversary in 2016 on the back of the critically acclaimed album Blackhouse, and 2017 saw the release of their new live album Live@25. Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the legendary Scottish trailblazers have created a glorious mixture of traditional sounds and dance-floor grooves that…

Fri 15 Jun

£19–£20 / 01665 510785

The Power Of Compassion

Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery Tibet - the Land of Snows: home of Buddhist lamas whose ancient rituals have fascinated people for thousands of years. Forced into exile by the Chinese invasion of 1959, the monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery share their endangered culture with audiences in the west. The…

Tue 29 May

£12–£13 (£10–£11) / 01665 510785

The Real Thing

THE REAL THING FEEL THE FORCE TOUR 2018 VIP Tickets available for the front 3 rows priced at £30.50 This includes a Meet and Greet with the band following the show STILL LOOKING & SOUNDING GREAT The 3 original singers, brothers Chris & Eddie Amoo with Dave Smith. Featuring million-selling hits…

Fri 8 Jun

£23.50–£24.50 / 01665 510785

Royal Opera House: Bernstein Centenary

  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon
  • UK release: 27 March 2018

The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from the Company’s three associate choreographers, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.

Tue 27 Mar

£15.50–£16.50 (£14.50–£15.50; Children £10–£11) / 01665 510785

Royal Opera House: Macbeth

  • 2011
  • UK
  • E
  • Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Cast: Simon Keenlyside, Liudmyla Monastyrska, Dimitri Pittas

Phyllida Lloyd directs a production of Verdi's take on Shakespearean tragedy – live from the Royal Opera House.

Tue 10 Apr

£15.50–£16.50 (£14.50–£15.50; Children £10–£11) / 01665 510785

Royal Opera House: Manon

  • 2018
  • 2h 35min
  • Directed by: Kenneth MacMillan
  • UK release: 3 May 2018

Kenneth MacMillan's modern ballet is a powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love, set to music by Massenet.

Thu 3 May

£15.50–£16.50 (£14.50–£15.50; Children £10–£11) / 01665 510785

Royal Opera House: Swan Lake

  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Liam Scarlett, Frederick Ashton
  • UK release: 12 June 2018

A new production of Tchaikovsky’s classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

Tue 12 Jun

£15.50–£16.50 (£14.50–£15.50; Children £10–£11) / 01665 510785

  • 19:15

Seriously Dead

A musical comedy about Thelma Henderson (deceased) who cannot gain entry through The Pearly Gates as the system has been digitised and she has the incorrect paperwork. Starring Crissy Rock, Tommy Cannon and Billy Pearce.

Wed 23 May

£21.50–£22.50 / 01665 510785

Shakespeare's Globe On Tour

How did a company tour in Shakespeare’s day? We know that when the theatres closed, a small group of actors, juggling a variety of roles in three or four plays from their extensive repertoire, would leave London and head off on tour. We also know that the choice of play or entertainment was left to the most powerful…

Sat 11 Aug

£20.50–£21.50 (£19.50–£20.50) / 01665 510785

Sun 12 Aug

£20.50–£21.50 (£19.50–£20.50) / 01665 510785

The Shape of Water

  • 5 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
  • Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Lauren Lee Smith, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer
  • UK release: 16 February 2018

In 1962 Baltimore, Eliza (Hawkins) is a mute who works as a cleaner in a secret government facility alongside the chatty Zelda (Spencer); there she makes a connection with a mysterious monster (Jones). A wondrous tale of underwater love, with an apt and refreshing approach to female sexuality; from screenplay through…

Wed 28 Mar

£8–£8.50 (£7.50–£8; Children £5.50–£6) / 01665 510785

Simon Yates: My Mountain Life

Back by popular demand, Simon returns to Alnwick to give audiences another chance to hear his fascinating tales of life as a mountaineer On the remote Siula Grande in Peru in June 1985, mountaineer Simon Yates found himself in a desperately unenviable position. He was slowly being pulled off the mountain face by his…

Thu 14 Jun

£11.50–£12.50 / 01665 510785

Steptoe & Son Uk Tour

Hambledon Productions Proudly Present Ray Galton and Alan Simpson’s Adapted by John Hewer Albert and Harold; father and son. One proclaims he’s “a poor old man” while the other protests that actually he’s “a dirty old man!” In actual fact, both are telling the truth. These two warring rag-and-bone-men, in their…

Tue 3 Apr

£11.50–£12.50 / 01665 510785


Tribute to Marc Bolan and his band T.Rex.

Sat 26 May

£22.50–£23.50 / 01665 510785

Take That Experience

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS   As Take That celebrate over 25 years as the UK's number one boy band, The Take That Experience mark over a decade together as the ultimate tribute act with their best show yet! Wowing audiences everywhere they go with their amazing vocals, replica costumes and electrifying dance…

Fri 22 Jun

£21.50–£22.50 / 01665 510785


by Rhum and Clay Theatre Company ">Winner of the best theatre show award at the Pleasance 2017 & nominated for the Peter Brook Empty Space Award 2017 Multi-layered and gripping physical theatre piece. - Lyn Gardner

Wed 2 May

01665 510785

YolanDa Brown

Smooth jazz sax from double MOBO award-winning YolanDa Brown who has worked with the Temptations and Jools Holland in the past.

Fri 6 Apr

£20.50–£21.50 / 01665 510785

You've Got a Friend: The Music of James Taylor and Carole King

The story of the friendship between James Taylor and Carole King told through their songs.

Sat 14 Apr

£20.50–£21.50 (Children £15.50–£16.50) / 01665 510785

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