The Maltings Theatre and Cinema
- Telephone 01289 330999
- Opening times Mon–Sat 9am–5.30pm (or until start of the last performance); Sun: one hour before start of first performance – start of last performance.
- Website www.maltingsberwick.co.uk
- 133 min
- Directed by: Steve McQueen
- Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. McQueen's third feature (and follow-up to Shame) features a stellar cast.
Wed 19 Mar
Thu 20 Mar
Loosely based on Byron's poem, this romantic tale tells of the rescue of a beautiful slave from her master by a handsome pirate. Featuring music by Adolphe Adam and Leo Delibes.
Sun 30 Mar
The ensemble take on Shostakovich's satirical take on jazz and cabaret. Please note: This performance has been cancelled.
Sun 30 Mar
- Directed by: Yuri Grigorovich
Yuri Grigorovich choreographs the tale of medieval knights as created by Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky.
Sun 30 Mar
Enthusiastic storytelling and sharp wit from the Canadian stand-up.
Sat 10 May
Illustrated talk from the award-winning cameraman, who has worked on the shows Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Ocean Giants.
Tue 22 Apr
- Directed by: Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh
Set in Tehran over four days in August 1953, the play excavates obsession, madness and betrayal on a personal and global level.
Wed 16 Apr
Times & prices to be confirmed
- 100 min
- Directed by: Phil Lord/Christopher Miller
- Cast: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Cobie Smulders
Emmett (Pratt), a regular Lego construction worker, finds himself acclaimed as the 'Special', who will save the Lego universe from evil Lord Business. Fast, funny, blisteringly paced and hugely inventive, it's also so layered with ironic detachment that the attempt at a sincere final act falls flat; still, good fun for adults and kids.
Wed 12 Mar
Sun 16 Mar
Children's ballet based on the fairy tale about three little pigs and their house-building efforts. Relaxed performance.
Sat 22 Mar
- 12:00 – 16:00
A musical show aimed at families, in which an ensemble cast of sing and dance their way through the charts.
Sat 31 May
The London-based Scottish songstress returns with more of a bluesy slant to her songwriting.
Fri 11 Apr
- 106 min
- Directed by: Philippe le Guay
- Written by: Philippe le Guay, Jérôme Tonnerre
- Cast: Fabrice Luchini, Sandrine Kiberlain, Natalia Verbeke
A man's unexciting married life is turned upside down when a flock of lively Spanish maids moves into the sixth floor of his building. This film works best as a simple comedy of culture-clash but the final 10 minutes shifts to a romantic drama that feels tacked-on.
Tue 18 Mar
The Maltings Theatre & Cinema is the premier performing and media arts venue for north Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.
Housed within a purpose-built building in the centre of the historic market town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, The Maltings offers a full programme of nearly 700 events each year – mixing world-class professional performance and film with community-centred activities, workshops and amateur events.
At the heart of the building is our beautiful 311-seat Main House theatre with a proscenium arch stage, circle and boxes, and superb sight lines.
The Maltings is the largest performing arts venue between Newcastle and Edinburgh – and we have a justly earned reputation for national-quality performance. From Sir Andrew Motion to Lee Evans, Headlong Theatre to Julian Clary, Scottish Ballet to The National Theatre of Scotland, our programme is eclectic and always intriguing. We sell over 50,000 tickets to our events every year – in a town of just 12,000 people.
The Henry Travers Studio is a state-of-the-art black box studio theatre, completed in March 2011, which seats 74 on retractable seating and which is programmed with live performance and film throughout the year, as well as hosting a wide range of workshops and classes which attract in the region of 9,000 attendances annually.
Our recently refurbished Stage Door Bar at Stalls level is open Wed–Sat 6pm until late (Open Sunday, Monday & Tuesday if there is a performance). The Stage Door bar is an eccentric and bohemian public bar that serves a wide range of hot and cold drinks, as well as being able to host live entertainment.
On the top floor of the building is The Maltings Kitchen, a fully licensed restaurant and café which serves delicious cakes, coffees and lunches Monday – Saturday through the day, and superb pre-theatre suppers from 5.30 onwards on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Run by award-winning chef David Foxton, The Maltings Kitchen enjoys breath-taking views across the river Tweed over the Jacobean Old Bridge.
The Maltings also houses the offices of community arts education social enterprise Think Make Grow and Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival as well as new local enterprise Berwick Visual Arts, bringing spectacular exhibitions and artists to the area.
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