Hull Truck Theatre

Hull Truck Theatre
50 Ferensway, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU2 8LB
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Hull Truck Theatre

If you like theatre, you'll like Hull Truck. This venue supports theatrical works of all kinds, be they small, intimate performances or larger productions, and has a reputation in the local area for its high-quality programming.

As the venue's own website states, 'through an extensive community engagement programme and commitment to growing the next generation of exceptional talent, Hull Truck uses its unique resources to bring local people, artists and audiences closer together.'

Events at this venue

There are 40 events at this location

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Are We There Yet?

In their new show, Hull Truck Theatre’s Act III members explore the huge social changes they’ve lived through and how that’s played out in their personal lives.

Thu 28 Jun

£8 (£5) / 01482 323638

Fri 29 Jun

£8 (£5) / 01482 323638

Sat 30 Jun

£8 (£5) / 01482 323638

The Ballad of Paragon Station

One woman spoken word show. written and performed by Hester Arden Ullyart.

Thu 21 Jun

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01482 323638

Studio

£11.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 01482 323638

Fri 22 Jun

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01482 323638

Studio

£11.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 01482 323638

Beach Body Ready

Join The Roaring Girls as they smash their way though ingrained fears, toxic advertising and discover just how you can lose 11lbs instantly. A defiantly feel good show which sticks two fingers up to everything the media said you should look like.

Wed 18 Jul

£12 (£10) / 01482 323638

Thu 19 Jul

£12 (£10) / 01482 323638

Bridget Christie: What Now?

Acute social and political humour from the award-winning feminist stand-up, who repeatedly pokes fun at her own righteous anger.

Thu 17 May

£17 (£15; Children £15) / 01482 323638

Camilla George Quartet

London-based sax player, composer and teacher who studied with Jean Toussaint (among other) and has played in Courtney Pine's Venus Warriors.

Sat 21 Jul

Studio

£11.50 (£5–£11.50) / 01482 323638

Denys Baptiste

Contemporary jazz saxophonist who has collaborated with artists including Marvin 'Smitty' Smith, Courtney Pine, Julian Joseph and Steve Williamson and is a previous winner of the Mercury 'Music Album Of The Year' and MOBO award for 'Best Jazz Act'.

Sat 21 Jul

£16 (Students £6) / 01482 323638

  • 21:00

The Dime Notes

The band perform 1920s New Orleans jazz, stomp and swing.

Sat 21 Jul

Studio

£14 (£5–£14) / 01482 323638

Education, Education, Education

A love letter to the schools of the 90s from The Wardrobe Ensemble.

Tue 5 Jun

£11–£15 (£8–£12) / 01482 323638

Wed 6 Jun

£11–£15 (£8–£12) / 01482 323638

An Evening of Eric and Ern

Renditions of famous comedy sketches drawn from Morecambe and Wise's most loved routines

Sat 16 Jun

£14–£19 (£11–£16; Children £11–£16) / 01482 323638

Family Open Day

A day of free family activities at the theatre. Take a tour behind the scenes, take part in sound and lighting demonstrations, have your face painted, get arty at the craft table, try on costumes and have fun in the photo booth.

Sat 2 Jun

Free / 01482 323638

First Time Out

Hull's newest theatre-makers perform new work and seek honest feedback at early stages in their rehearsal process.

Thu 10 May

£6 / 01482 323638

Part of Grow Festival.

Studio

£6 / 01482 323638

Germaine Greer: Women for Life on Earth

The controversial Australian author and media personality takes to the stage for a candid discussion.

Wed 27 Jun

£14 / 01482 323638

Great Adventures In Storyland

The Story Menders are back; stories are missing beginnings, ends, pages, maps and clues and they need your help to save the stories. Suitable for ages 3–6 and their families.

Sat 16 Jun

£4 / 01482 323638

Sat 28 Jul

£4 / 01482 323638

How to Book a Tour

Mark Makin covers all the essential elements of getting your show on the road, including how to identify and contract programmers, touring logistics, budgets, marketing, venue expectations and much more.

Fri 11 May

£10 / 01482 323638

Part of Grow Festival.

  • 10:00 – 15:30

Les Miserables: Schools Edition

The world’s most popular musical, as performed by Park Street’s Open Musical Theatre Students up to the age 20.

Wed 25 Jul

£10–£15 (£10–£12; Children £12) / 01482 323638

Thu 26 Jul

£10–£15 (£10–£12; Children £12) / 01482 323638

Fri 27 Jul

£10–£15 (£10–£12; Children £12) / 01482 323638

Sat 28 Jul

£10–£15 (£10–£12; Children £12) / 01482 323638

Liza Pulman Sings Streisand

Liza Pulman pays homage to the great Barbra Streisand.

Sat 7 Jul

£20 (£18) / 01482 323638

  • 19:30

Mark Makin 'How to Book a Tour' Course

Covering identifying and contacting programmers, touring logistics, budgets, marketing, venue expectations and much more, giving you a confident start to getting your show on the road.

Fri 11 May

£10 / 01482 323638

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing’s Going To Be Alright

  • 3 stars

Mark Steels talks about being adopted, and the remarkable things he discovered when searching for his biological parents.

Wed 16 May

£15 (£13; Children £13) / 01482 323638

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • Japan
  • 1h 43min
  • Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
  • Cast: Hana Sugisaki, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Yûki Amami

Mary (Barnhill) is a young girl who discovers a magic flower that earns her a place at a school of witchcraft, but she soon discovers that the place is not as welcoming as it seems. Energetic adaptation of Mary Stewart’s novel The Little Broomstick, comfortingly familiar to fans of Ghibli but also fresh and gorgeous.

Sat 23 Jun

Studio

£6 (£5–£6; Children £4) / 01482 323638

Michael Rosen's Chocolate Cake

Watershed presents adapt children's author's beloved poem.

Fri 25 May

£0–£10 / 01482 323638

Sat 26 May

£0–£10 / 01482 323638

Mr Darcy Loses the Plot

Award-winning duo LipService celebrate the life of Jane Austen through a comic tale inspired by the world of women writers.

Fri 8 Jun

£14–£19 (£11–£16; Children £11–£16) / 01482 323638

Sat 9 Jun

£14–£19 (£11–£16; Children £11–£16) / 01482 323638

National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

A bold reimagining of Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

Tue 1 May

Studio

£13 (£11; Children £11) / 01482 323638

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.

Fri 18 May

Studio

£13 (£11; Children £11) / 01482 323638

Oliver Twist

Dickens adaptation for ages 7+.

Fri 30 Nov

Times vary / £10–£26 / 01482 323638

Sat 1 Dec

Times vary / £10–£26 / 01482 323638

Sun 2 Dec

Times vary / £10–£26 / 01482 323638

…and 34 more dates until 5 Jan 2019

Professor Vanessa's Performing Wonders (Hull)

Hosted by Yorkshires own Professor Vanessa, join us for an afternoon of spectacular and remarkable entertainments celebrating the 250 anniversary of Circus. Featuring early films of dancing pigs, circus performers, balancing wonders and other amazing sights, this extravagant musical showcase of the late-Victorian and…

Sat 26 May

£8–£9 / 01482 323638

The Snake Davis Band

Mainstream jazz, soul, funk and pop by the well-travelled saxophonist and band.

Wed 30 May

£20 / 01482 323638

Snake Davis

Notable session musician and saxophonist.

Sat 30 Jun

£19 / 01482 323638

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs

Dinosaur aficionado Dr Ben Garrod gives an interactive and educational talk on the deadliest predators that roamed the planet.

Sat 23 Jun

Over-5s only

£12.50 / 01482 323638

South - Sir Ernest Shackleton's Glorious Epic Of The Antarctic (Hull)

South is the film record of Sir Ernest Shackleton's heroic but ill-starred attempt to cross Antarctica in 1914-16. It is both a unique historical document, and a tribute to the indomitable courage of a small party of men who set out on a voyage of discovery that turned into an epic struggle for survival. At the films…

Fri 25 May

£8–£9 / 01482 323638

Speedy (Hull)

Harold Lloyd saves the last horse-drawn trolley car from extinction in Speedy, his last silent comedy - and one of his best. An engaging caper shot on location in New York, Speedy shows off the city as it was in 1928, including a breathtaking sequence at Coney Islands Luna Park and a hair-raising finale chase through the…

Sat 26 May

£8–£9 / 01482 323638

Swinging at the Cotton Club

A step back to Harlem during the 1920s, with this exciting show celebrating the music and songs of New York's famous jazz club.

Wed 30 May

£14–£16.50 (£11–£13.50) / 01482 323638

Thoroughbreds

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 32min
  • Directed by: Cory Finley
  • Cast: Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin

Two blue-blooded teenage girls, Amanda (Cooke) and Lily (Taylor-Joy), conspire to murder Lily’s terrible stepfather (Sparks). A surprisingly fresh indie black comedy with superb back-and-forth dialogue; Cooke and Taylor-Joy are endlessly watchable, and the late Yelchin delivers fantastic, frantic comedy as a hapless drug…

Wed 16 May

Studio

£6 / 01482 323638

Tom Allen: Absolutely

  • 4 stars

Sharp of both tongue and suit, Tom Allen (you'll have seen him on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo and Channel 4's Comedy Gala) presents a brand new show. Ages 14+.

Wed 20 Jun

£14 / 01482 323638

Too Clever By Half

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle meets H.P. Lovecraft in this amusingly thrilling and thrillingly amusing spoof of the Great British Detective Story.

Tue 10 Jul

£14 (£12) / 01482 323638

Studio

£13 (£11; Children £11) / 01482 323638

Wed 11 Jul

£14 (£12) / 01482 323638

Studio

£13 (£11; Children £11) / 01482 323638

Thu 12 Jul

£14 (£12) / 01482 323638

Studio

£13 (£11; Children £11) / 01482 323638

…and 2 more dates until 14 Jul

Two Pianos

Al Kilvo and David Barton play a tribute to 50s rock & roll.

Fri 18 May

£19 (£17; Children £17) / 01482 323638

Sat 19 May

£19 (£17; Children £17) / 01482 323638

Vimala Rowe & John Etheridge

Legendary guitarist John Etheridge (Soft Machine, Stéphane Grappelli, John Williams) joins forces with sensational vocal star Vimala Rowe.

Fri 20 Jul

£16 / 01482 323638

Wall to Wall Prince

An evening celebrating the iconic Prince with a stellar band led by Musical Director Janette Mason.

Fri 20 Jul

£22 (£5–£22) / 01482 323638

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 18min
  • Directed by: Lorna Tucker

Archive footage, interviews and reconstructions telling the life story of iconic fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood.

Tue 5 Jun

Studio

£6 / 01482 323638

Whisky Galore

Based on Compton Mackenzie's beloved novel. An all-female production about the inhabitants of Great and Little Todday and their comic exploits when a cargo ship full of whisky is shipwrecked off the coast of their home.

Wed 2 May

£11–£21.50 (£1–£18.50; Children £11–£18.50) / 01482 323638

Fri 4 May

£11–£21.50 (£1–£18.50; Children £11–£18.50) / 01482 323638

Sat 5 May

£11–£21.50 (£1–£18.50; Children £11–£18.50) / 01482 323638

…and 5 more dates until 12 May

Wonderstruck

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 57min
  • Directed by: Todd Haynes
  • Cast: Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore, Millicent Simmonds

In 1927, deaf Rose (Simmonds) runs away to New York; in 1977, deaf Benji (Fegley) does the same thing. In this adaptation by Brian Selznick of his own illustrated novel, the detail detracts from the tender coming-of-age stories, but Haynes crafts a love letter to both New York’s history and the ever-changing face of cinema.

Wed 23 May

Studio

£6 / 01482 323638

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