Northern Accent is a new literary development project supported by Arts Council England aiming to develop and show new work in SVN venues. The project will extend the artistic offer for people across Yorkshire and the Humber by presenting high quality new work to local and regional audiences. Work presented by this project will be of a creative ambition and scale not usually seen in small and mid-scale touring venues. The project will increase the choices available to audiences, providing them with the chance to engage with high quality literature projects that are touring for the first time and can be seen in smaller intimate spaces at a relatively low cost.
The Civic, Barnsley is a multi-storey, multi-purpose arts centre seeking to bring wide-ranging, contemporary artforms to appreciative audiences from Barnsley and beyond. As a proud supporter of the arts in South Yorkshire, The Civic showcases high-quality performances and exhibitions not usually associated with a centre of its size or regional location, and is instrumental in bringing world-class touring theatre, music and arts groups en route to larger UK cultural centres and other venues around the globe. Comprising a large auditorium, the Assembly Room - accommodating the best in UK theatre, dance, comedy, music, cabaret, independent and classic regional film screenings and family productions – in addition to a large art gallery (Gallery@), which hosts a wide variety of innovative and exciting exhibitions dealing with all aspects of art, design and craft, The Gallery@ programme consists of curated shows and touring exhibitions which work in conjunction with the V&A, Crafts Council, Tate and Design Museum London, as well as with curators here in Barnsley. The building also has a large Panorama display and event space, working offices and several work hubs, as well as boasting a blend of historic and modern architecture enhanced by the adjacent Mandela Gardens. This public space was redeveloped in 2009 for the first time since the 1980s, and also includes facilities for outdoor performances. Opening times Gallery: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-5pm (last admission is 15 minutes prior to closing time) Box Office: Monday - Friday, 10am-6pm / Saturday, 10am-5pm / Sunday, 10am-4pm (on family performance days)
Box Office: 01226 327 000
Known as Leeds’ friendliest city centre theatre, Carriageworks Theatre is a modern venue located in the Electric Press on Millennium Square programming a wide variety of theatre, film, comedy and events for the whole family. It is the proud home of the Leeds Civic Arts Guild, the Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers and a wide range of weekly classes open to the Leeds community.
Box Office: 0113 224 3801
The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, North Yorkshire occupies a unique place in theatre history. Built by Samuel Butler in 1788, it is the oldest working theatre in the UK in its original form and has recently been beautifully restored. It runs a varied artistic programme throughout the year, including a wide range of high-quality drama, dance, children’s theatre, opera and musical evenings.
Box Office: 01748 825252
Box Office: 0114 244 8828
This thriving centre for the arts in the small market town of Helmsley offers the broadest range of theatre, music of all genres, comedy, spoken word, talks and exhibitions. HAC also screens productions from National Theatre Live, as well as other top quality opera and ballet screened live from Glyndebourne and the Bolshoi Ballet. The 140-seat Auditorium is a fi rst class cinema too, showing a variety of films to suit all ages and tastes. The Studio Bar, which seats 55, is used as an intimate performance space for theatre and cabaret, as well as a meeting room and bar. HAC also offers regular classes, one-off workshops, half term and holiday activities for all ages across all art forms, from ballet, yoga, community choir and creative writing to musical theatre, youth projects and a huge variety of visual arts.
Box Office: 01439 771700
Junction, in Goole, East Yorkshire is a multi-award winning venue with a busy programme of live events, cinema and activities for all ages. We take pride in our efforts to offer top quality art for everyone, from family film to comedy to classic and contemporary theatre.
Box Office: 01405 763652
Otley Courthouse is a unique development, run by local people, in Otley, West Yorkshire. After an eight year development period we transformed a redundant nineteenth century magistrates court into a unique ‘arts and resource centre’ for our community. The building today is busy seven days a week. It’s a place where people of all ages and abilities can try things out, see a film, catch an exhibition, watch a show, listen to good music, enjoy a performance by International artists and get access to advice and support. It’s somewhere which acts as a springboard for local people who want to change direction, start a new career, set up a small creative business, establish an arts event, have fun and discover more about their talents – or simply try volunteering. Local groups come to rehearse, hold meetings and events and take the opportunity to work together in new ways. Local artists and the town partnership occupy the workspaces. Volunteers aged from 15-80 plus support our part time staff team by running reception, selling tickets, dealing with IT, distributing publicity, serving in the cafe and stewarding events. Otley Courthouse enables local people of all ages and with a range of needs to access a wide variety of arts and creative activities. Since opening the Courthouse has established a rich programme of more than 70 professional evening arts performances a year- from world music and theatre to contemporary dance, live literature, comedy and film.
Box Office: 01943 467466
Pocklington Arts Centre is a 200 seat theatre and 70 seat studio located in rural East Yorkshire. Since opening in 2000 the venue has gained a nationwide reputation for its live event, film and exhibition programming. Past performers include: Joan Armatrading, Northern Broadsides, Sarah Millican, Sir Tom Courtenay, Richard Hawley, Opera North, Tony Benn, Lesley Garrett, Rhod Gilbert, Barbara Dickson, The Reduced Shakespeare Company, Dylan Moran, Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Kate Tempest, Amy MacDonald, Steve Harley...
Box Office: 01759 301547
Selby Town Hall is a uniquely intimate performing arts centre based in a 150 year old former Primitive Methodist chapel. It sits at the west end of the high street and, with an ever increasing and fiercely loyal fan base, acts as a cultural hub in this historic North Yorkshire market town. The venue opened as an arts centre in 2003, and has developed a strong reputation as a receiving house which programmes high quality national and international touring artists from the worlds of folk, comedy, blues, theatre, pop, rock and Americana. With a maximum seated capacity of 150, the Town Hall regularly hosts acts more used to performing in spaces five, ten or even, on occasion, 100 times its size. Recent headliners have included Alan Carr, Midge Ure, Jon Richardson, Lloyd Cole, Two Door Cinema Club, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Lee Nelson.
Box Office: 01757 708449
Seven is an arts space with a difference. It is an independent arts venue in Chapel Allerton, Leeds, with events most evenings and a cafe/bar serving great food. Seven opens from 10.30am daily. At Seven, we believe the most basic function of the arts is to develop and inspire the individual; to engender curiosity and creative activity; to lift daily experience beyond the mundane. Our aim is to showcase the best of local and regional talent and attract innovative work from further afield. Seven is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company. It is not in receipt of funding from Arts Council England or any public source and must therefore stand on its own feet.
Box Office: 0113 26 26 777
Box Office: 01422 349422
Ropery Hall is a part of the historic Grade 2 listed The Ropewalk arts centre in Barton upon Humber and has a diverse programme of music, theatre, comedy, talks and film. It is a small, community venue with a capacity of around 120. For smaller music nights the seating is arranged in cabaret-style while for other performances it is arranged theatre-style. The seating is not numbered. For all performances there is a fully licenced bar and doors open one hour before the start of every performance.
Box Office: 01652 660380