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 37 events at this location
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A romp through 30s and 40s jazz sounds, inspired by the Hot Club de France.
The Bakers' Wife
Musical comedy about a middle-aged baker, whose wife leaves him for a local heartthrob.
Bang Said The Gun
Poetry for people who don't like poetry, featuring new and fresh talent every time.
Binker & Moses
MOBO Best Jazz album winners Binker & Moses.
A Christmas Carol
Dickens' festive fable.
Fri 1 Dec
Sat 2 Dec
Tue 5 Dec
Contemporary jazz saxophonist.
A satirical drag eulogy for a world past its use-by-date that joyfully critiques alpha-masculinity and the built environment.
The Drowsy Chaperone
Tony award-winning show, in which a musical theatre fan's favourite cast album comes to life in his living room.
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.
Finlay McGuigan's Adventures
Join Finlay McGuigan for a week of creative fun in Storyland. Listen to his tales, make up your own and get crafty with Fin and his team of helpers.
Sat 27 May
Sat 24 Jun
Sat 29 Jul
Multi-sensory story of discovery for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities, presented by Frozen Light.
Tue 9 May
Jack Rooke: Good Grief
Jack Rooke, armed with a coffin full of sympathy snacks and some video input from his beloved Nan, hashes out the awkwardness of discussing death, using his wit and humour to address an often-difficult subject.
James Wilson-Taylor: Ginger is the New Black
A musical history of the redhead from James Wilson-Taylor.
- 89 min
- Directed by: William Oldroyd
- Cast: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Naomi Ackie
Katherine (Pugh) is a young bride shackled to a middle-aged man; when left alone in the grand manor house she begins an affair with a stable-hand (Jarvis) and it all goes downhill. Restrained, compulsively watchable debut feature with a chilling, droll performance from Pugh as the wicked but compelling Katherine.
A play inspired by Hull's original Mighty Atom, world champion boxer Barbara Buttrick.
National Theatre Live: Angels In America, Part 1 Millennium Approaches
This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse).
Thu 20 Jul
£13 (£11) / 01482 323638
National Theatre Live: Angels In America, Part 2 Perestroika
The second part of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning play.
Thu 27 Jul
£13 (£11) / 01482 323638
National Theatre Live: Coriolanus
Josie Rourke directs Shakespeare's infamous Rome-set tragedy of politics and revenge about a war hero, who must face an angry people threatened with famine. Starring Tom Hiddleston in the demanding title role.
National Theatre Live: Obsession
- Directed by: Ivo van Hove
- Cast: Jude Law
Stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre. Jude Law stars as Gino, whose fiery affair with Giovanna leads to a murder plot which threatens to tear them apart.
National Theatre Live: Peter Pan
- Directed by: Sally Cookson
- UK release: 10 June 2017
Sally Cookson directs this co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre about the boy who never grew up.
National Theatre Live: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig star in Tom Stoppard's situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux's new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard's name overnight.
Mon 29 May
Thu 1 Jun
Thu 27 Jul
Fri 28 Jul
National Theatre Live: Salome
This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. Director Yaël Farber draws on multiple accounts to create this urgent, hypnotic production.
National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night
Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.
National Theatre Live: Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
- Directed by: James Macdonald
- Written by: Edward Albee
- Cast: Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway, Imogen Poots
- UK release: 18 May 2017
Martha and George are a bitter married couple who have a charged relationship, fuelled by their excessive consumption of alcohol. When Martha invites the new professor of the college and his wife for some after-party drinks, the young couple are caught up in Martha and George's games, leading to some devastating truths.
Thu 18 May
£13 (£11) / 01482 323638
Hip hop, hi-life and Afrobeat-inspired jazz sounds.
The Other Side of Hope
- 98 min
- Directed by: Aki Kaurismäki
- Cast: Ville Virtanen, Kati Outinen, Tommi Korpela
A poker-playing restaurateur and former travelling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived from Finland.
Shakespeare's sombre drama.
Sat 6 May
Royal Shakespeare Company: Antony & Cleopatra
- 177 min
- Directed by: Iqbal Khan
- Cast: Josette Simon, Antony Byrne
- UK release: 27 May 2017
Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.
Royal Shakespeare Company: Titus Andronicus
- Directed by: Blanche McIntyre
- Cast: Patrick Drury, Nia Gwynne, Stefan Adegbola, David Burnett
- UK release: 9 August 2017
The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).
Sat 29 Apr
Scott Gibson: Life After Death
Life After Death tells the story of a stag weekend that resulted in a brain haemorrhage. The show won Gibson the coveted 'Best Newcomer' award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2016.
Sebastian Giniaux Trio & The Grimaldi Quartet
Guitarist Giniaux is joined by the gypsy jazz group.
Bittersweet comedy about motherhood set in a busy call centre selling sex toys.
A performance from Mimika Theatre that takes place within a white canvas dome, combining animation, music and puppetry to tell six interweaving stories.
The Snake Davis Band
Mainstream jazz, soul, funk and pop by the well-travelled saxophonist and band.
- Germany, Austria
- 162 min
- 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…
- 97 min
- Directed by: Michael O'Shea
- Cast: Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine, Aaron Clifton Moten
- UK release: 21 April 2017
Lonely orphan teenager Milo (Ruffin) lives with his war veteran brother (Moten) in a housing project; obsessed with vampire lore, he meets Sophie (Levine), a fellow orphan and outsider. Low-key, staunchly realistic take on vampirism as a metaphor for how violence operates in teen lives, soldily acted, imaginative and…