Winter is on its way and the nights are drawing in but there are still great events taking place locally. Don’t hibernate, make the most of the local theatres and performances in Newark-on-Trent and the surrounding area.
The Palace Theatre, Newark, opened in 1920 and it’s still bringing the best in live entertainment to a wide audience. Don’t miss this year’s family pantomime, Cinderella. Running from Wednesday 9th December until Sunday 3rd January 2016. Spectacular scenery, fabulous songs and hilarious knock-about comedy will keep the family entertained.
Tickets available at www.palacenewarktickets.com
The Robin Hood Theatre is situated at Averham, three miles from Newark-on-Trent. Recently reopened after a period of extensive restoration, the theatre, built in 1913, maintains the reputation of producing professional, high standard entertainment. Its forthcoming performance of The Pitman Painters by Lee Hall (author of Billy Elliot) has been described as ‘comic, sad, and stirring in the same breath.’ The Robin Hood Theatre will be among the first amateur companies to produce this important new work. www.rhtc.co.uk
You can also venture out to a performance from Village Ventures. This rural, community theatre scheme, supported by the Arts Council and local councils, takes professional performances to Village and Community Halls around the villages of Newark and Nottinghamshire. It’s programme continues to May 2016, the brochure is available from local libraries and other community outlets across the county, or you can download a copy from the Village Ventures website. www.villageventures.org.uk
We are lucky to have a wide variety of live events in the area, there’s something to appeal to everyone. So venture out and make the most of the wonderful, winter entertainment on offer in and around Newark!