A-Z of CATEGORIES

The Category Theatres and Opera Houses is a subset of Venues for UK Concerts and Recitals. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all of the Theatres and Opera Houses which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Theatre/Opera House’s Full Record.

 

Some 'Featured' Providers in this Category are so busy during their Season(s) that I do not even try to list all the dates when they have planned forthcoming events:

- Royal Opera House

- Sadler’s Wells

In contrast, the ANNEXE for Theatres and Opera Houses lists Theatres and Houses which do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

^ Theatres and Opera Houses ANNEXE

 

! Theatres and Opera Houses KEY
VISITS (to Website)66
VIEWS (of this Record)275

'The Blake Theatre opened its doors in 2004. When Monmouth School refurbished its original building we decided we should share the theatre with you, our local community. So we have a part time team who are here to help you. Not only do we aim to provide an interesting range of shows, we are also available to hire for those groups seeking a professional venue for their production.'

@ Blake Theatre Monmouth
VISITS (to Website)290
Also indexedMonmouth School
VIEWS (of this Record)419

‘The Bournemouth Pavilion and Ballroom is Bournemouth’s stunning Art Deco theatre providing year-round entertainment for everyone. The 1920s venue has retained its splendour and elegant style and is Bournemouth’s regular home for West End stage shows, Opera, Ballet, Pantomime and Comedy ... Our Compton Pipe Organ was built & installed in the Grade 2 listed Pavilion Theatre in 1929. The Compton Organ is still played today.’

 

@ Bournemouth Pavilion
VISITS (to Website)255
VIEWS (of this Record)188

’Warwick School is proud to be the home of two wonderful performance venues at the centre of school and community life.’

 

@ Bridge House Theatre & Warwick Hall
VISITS (to Website)120
Also indexedWarwick School
VIEWS (of this Record)215

'A vibrant theatre and community space in Musselburgh, the gateway to beautiful East Lothian ... The place to be for the best in quality music, theatre, dance, comedy, children's shows and film - all year round.'

 

@ Brunton Theatre
VISITS (to Website)215
VIEWS (of this Record)309

‘Offer entertainment to the people of Essex and beyond. Situated in the heart of Chelmsford's West End, the Civic Theatre and Cramphorn Studio provide entertainment including concerts, plays, ballet, pantomime, opera, jazz, dance, musicals, comedy, cinema, live music and children shows.'

 

@ Chelmsford City Theatres
VISITS (to Website)225
VIEWS (of this Record)343

'Set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, Clonter offers audiences an opportunity to hear some of the world’s finest emerging musical talent from a wide range of musical genres including jazz, folk, opera, gospel and panto. We are passionate about live musical theatre and aim to provide a diverse programme of events. Clonter offers an exciting range of opportunities for our audiences to get up close to our work,with pre-performance talks, open opera studios, musical theatre workshops and much more.'

 

@ Clonter Opera Theatre
VISITS (to Website)142
VIEWS (of this Record)277

Malvern Theatres presents over 600 live performances a year attracting some 300,000 visitors. We screen over 700 film showings each year to an audience of over 70,000 film lovers but the shows are only half the story. Through our Engagement & Creative Learning programme, we work with people of all ages and all abilities, including individuals with a variety of disabilities and complex conditions, to provide experiences which will engage, inspire and empower individuals for life. We successfully achieve all of the above with less than 1% of annual turnover publicly funded, and the vision of our trustees and staff is to become one of the few financially independent theatres in the UK.’

 

@ Forum Theatre Malvern
VISITS (to Website)63
VIEWS (of this Record)137

'We are a unique rurally-located theatre which delivers a wide-ranging arts programme that includes theatre, music, dance and comedy ... The theatre is situated in the heart of Cornwall and is the county’s largest performance venue, playing to audiences of 180,000 annually and has a strategic role within regional arts, being one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations.' ALERT ‘Transformation in Progress: Reopening Autumn 2020’.

 

@ Hall for Cornwall
VISITS (to Website)139
VIEWS (of this Record)261

‘Opened in August 2001 following many years of campaigning that began as far back as the 1960s! The opening of the Millennium Forum marked a new beginning in the city’s cultural life. The £14m project brought to fruition the city’s ambition to have a world class purpose- built 1020-seat theatre, conference centre and community facility for everyone.'

 

@ Millennium Forum Theatre
VISITS (to Website)223
VIEWS (of this Record)408

‘The Theatre is now owned by The Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) who are the biggest theatre owners in the country, owning 40 theatres across the UK. Audiences at the theatre can once again see leading opera and ballet companies, from Welsh National Opera to the English National Ballet, contemporary dance, hit musicals like Chicago and Guys and Dolls, and of course sell-out pop concerts. The venue’s current capacity is 1785 and the building is not listed.’

@ New Theatre Oxford
VISITS (to Website)129
VIEWS (of this Record)279

‘The largest and most successful theatre in the East of England with over 400,000 people attending annually to watch 400 performances, ranging from shows for pre-school age children to grand opera, and everything in between. We feature the best of West End shows from big musicals to great dramas, alongside dance, comedy, family shows, opera and music.’

@ Norwich Theatre Royal
VISITS (to Website)171
VIEWS (of this Record)222

Tucked away in the spa town of Moffat is the Old Well Theatre, home to the Upper Annandale Dramatic Society for over sixty years. Come and join the fun! ... The Old Well Theatre supports charitable events and encourages other productions to visit the theatre, productions that bring drama, comedy and music of a different variety to that produced by U.A.D.S. itself. The theatre also has its own choir The Moffat Theatre Choir and "Young UADS" for younger members of the Upper Annandale Dramatic Society.'

 

@ Old Well Theatre Moffat
VISITS (to Website)205
Also indexedUpper Annandale Dramatic Society | Moffat Theatre Choir
VIEWS (of this Record)436

‘We are a multi-award winning theatre in Clapham, offering a vibrant artistic programme inspired by the legacy of the old Clapham Library building. Our venue is home to a 90-seat studio theatre, a café/bar and two performance and rehearsal spaces ... We believe that this building should be kept open for the benefit of the public and to deliver our mission of bringing excellent art and creative learning to people from all walks of life, we need your help. We receive absolutely no guaranteed funding or statutory support, and box office proceeds only cover 1/3 of our annual income. In order to keep our ticket prices low, support emerging talent and provide education for young and disadvantaged people, we rely on the generosity of individuals, trusts and foundations and corporate partners. Without your support, this would quite simply be impossible.’

@ Omnibus Theatre Clapham
VISITS (to Website)181
VIEWS (of this Record)127

‘As Manchester’s two premier venues for live theatre, we are proud to be able to bring you a wide range of top-quality productions that reflect the diversity of taste in our audience.’

 

@ Palace Theatre & Opera House Manchester
VISITS (to Website)121
VIEWS (of this Record)207

‘A true community theatre for the English Riviera, set in the heart of Paignton, and is the oldest working theatre in Torbay, constructed back in 1890. It is owned and run by Torbay Council. The theatre has a seating capacity of 380. It has undergone a major refurbishment and it looks fantastic ... The Theatre’s busy programme ranges from drama, live music, charity events and opera to parties, meetings and conferences.’

@ Palace Theatre Paignton
VISITS (to Website)145
VIEWS (of this Record)240

‘Built in 1912, the Pavilion (or Pivi as it is known by the locals) has been a community hub for over 100 years. It has seen many guises throughout it's lifetime including a Cinema, Dance Hall & Theatre. In March 2016, Grand Pavilion Events CIC a not for profit community organisation became the new operators of the Pavilion.’

@ Pavilion Mid Wales
VISITS (to Website)366
VIEWS (of this Record)461

'The Theatre presents a regular programme of professional performing arts to its local community and has successfully brought amateur and professional practitioners alongside each other to develop work for the community ... and attracts audiences from a broad area including North Tyneside and rural Northumberland.'

@ Phoenix Theatre Blyth
VISITS (to Website)574
VIEWS (of this Record)370

'The "Theatre in the Hills" has an international reputation for the high quality and scale of its productions, drawing over 100,000 visitors from through the UK and abroad every year to enjoy a unique repertoire system which allows visitors to see a different show every night of the week - two on matinée days!'

@ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
VISITS (to Website)141
VIEWS (of this Record)349

New Theatre open in 1969 after the previous theatre was destroyed in 'the worst fire in Weston since the Second World War ... For the first time Weston had a theatre that could easily stage a wide variety of productions, from ballet and music to opera and drama ...'

 

@ Playhouse Theatre
VISITS (to Website)211
VIEWS (of this Record)402

Romsey Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society  (RAODS) owns and operates The Plaza Theatre. Located between Southampton, Salisbury and Winchester, the Plaza Theatre is perfectly situated to serve the southern Test Valley's entertainment and arts needs. An art deco venue with bucketfuls of character, the Plaza offers Pantomime, Musicals, Operetta, Comedy, Drama, Dance, Youth productions and Live Music.’

@ Plaza Theatre Romsey
VISITS (to Website)403
Also indexedRomsey Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society
VIEWS (of this Record)219

Venue for local musical comedy productions plus occasional other concerts and recitals.

 

@ Prince of Wales Theatre Cannock Chase
VISITS (to Website)125
VIEWS (of this Record)246

‘The impressive Princess Royal Theatre is a multi purpose venue and events include the annual pantomime, professional and amateur shows, concerts, children's shows, opera, musicals ... With a capacity of 798 for full theatre events, almost all needs can be catered for.’

@ Princess Royal Theatre Port Talbot
VISITS (to Website)137
VIEWS (of this Record)228

‘A frendly and welcoming 680-seat theatre which offers a lively and diverse programme of events to meet the entertainment, creative and educational requirements of its local and surrounding community. The Queen's high quality programme of professional and community events includes around 300 performances per year including music, drama, comedy, dance, musicals, film, children’s shows and pantomime.’

@ Queen’s Theatre Barnstaple
VISITS (to Website)169
VIEWS (of this Record)210

'Loved by the people of West Somerset for its wide ranging programme of professional and community entertainment that includes drama, film, comedy, dance, music and performance of all kinds ... We have successfully hosted large and small scale performances in the auditorium of drama, ballet, contemporary dance, classical and all styles of music by large and small drama companies, choirs, full scale orchestras, small bands and individuals.'

 

@ Regal Theatre Minehead
VISITS (to Website)226
VIEWS (of this Record)305

‘A vibrant venue in the seaside town of Bognor Regis. Enjoy a range of entertainment from dance, musicals, drama, music and family events ... Join our community of Friends today and you can become a theatregoer who values the arts. Help the Regis Centre become a very special place where everyone wants to be. At the Regis Centre we strive to bring you a wide range of entertainment. We’re a charity run venue and as such depend upon the great work done by our volunteers and the support of the local community.‘

 

 

@ Regis Centre & Alexandra Theatre
VISITS (to Website)528
VIEWS (of this Record)201

'The Riverside is unique, in a Northern Ireland context, by having both a totally variable stage and seating facility. It can offer facilities for traditional proscenium arch (i.e. “end-on”, the traditional theatre style) and also for thrust (where the audience is seated on three sides around a horseshoe-shaped performance area, bordered by a two-foot deep moat). It can also facilitate an orchestra pit, in the centre of the auditorium, for up to twenty players.'

 

@ Riverside Theatre
VISITS (to Website)303
Also indexedUlster University
VIEWS (of this Record)385

‘The Royal Opera House is a global artistic force, housed in one of the UK’s most beautiful theatres. It is from our Covent Garden stages that The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House perform year round, reaching audiences across the UK and further afield. Whether it’s through our international tours, our learning and participation work or our ROH Live Cinema screenings, we take the very best of opera and ballet across the country and to the world and, in doing so, attract the best talent the world has to offer.’

@ Royal Opera House
VISITS (to Website)101
Also indexedOrchestra of the Royal Opera House
VIEWS (of this Record)196

‘A world-leading creative organisation dedicated to dance in all its forms. With over three centuries of theatrical heritage and a year-round programme of performances and learning activities, it is the place where artists come together to create dance, and where we welcome everyone to experience dance – to take part, learn, experiment and be inspired.’

@ Sadler’s Wells
VISITS (to Website)71
VIEWS (of this Record)166

‘One of the country’s leading theatres, Sheffield Theatres is home to the world-famous Crucible, the W R G Sprague built Lyceum, and the multi-format Studio ... Across its three theatres, the company produces a diverse programme of work, spanning a range of genres: classical revivals, new work, large-scale musicals and innovative and immersive theatre experiences. It presents the best shows currently on tour in the UK and works with theatre artists locally and nationally to nurture and develop new creative talent.‘

 

@ Sheffield Theatres
VISITS (to Website)149
Also indexedCrucible | Lyceum | Studio
VIEWS (of this Record)173

‘Independantly managed charity trust in central Stamford - offering the very best in theatre, comedy, music and dance.'

@ Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre
VISITS (to Website)211
VIEWS (of this Record)337

‘Sterts must be one of the UK's most unusual theatrical settings: an 400-seat amphitheatre nestling on the grassy side of Bodmin Moor, in the open Cornish air yet protected from summer rain by a massive canopy ... With community at the heart of everything we do, 4 Sterts Theatre Company shows are produced each year with local people of all ages taking part. The best of local and national touring theatre make up the rest of the summer and studio programmes, with the summer shows in the outdoor theatre, and the remainder in the studio in the colder months ... Sterts Singers are the resident singing group.’

@ Sterts Theatre & Arts Centre
VISITS (to Website)179
Also indexedSterts Singers
VIEWS (of this Record)212

’Offers a year-round programme of drama, classical music, opera, ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, blues, comedy, country music as well as school performances and community events.'

 

@ The Ardhowen
VISITS (to Website)238
VIEWS (of this Record)355

‘The Core is a world-class centre to enjoy and access regional, national and international music, comedy, dance, theatre, children’s shows, family shows, digital arts and workshops for all.‘

@ The Core at Corby Cube
VISITS (to Website)207
VIEWS (of this Record)389

‘We are a vibrant arts venue right in the heart of Guildford with a warm and friendly atmosphere ... The Theatre is financed and managed as a not-for-profit venture by world leaders in music industry education, the Academy of Contemporary Music. ACM’s agreement with Guildford Borough Council ensures the future of the Electric Theatre and its vital commitment to the arts and the community, respecting its legacy and saving the local taxpayer money in the process ... Providing a platform for the many talented musicians who have passed through the doors at ACM ... The Electric Theatre has played a key role in the success of the prestigious music institution.’

 

@ The Electric Theatre Guildford
VISITS (to Website)159
Also indexedAcademy of Contemporary Music
VIEWS (of this Record)116

‘The Forum is a middle scale venue in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. We have a varied programme of events - music, comedy, theatre, dance, film, lectures, entertainment, children's events - and play host to many local talented amateur groups.’

@ The Forum Barrow
VISITS (to Website)1391
VIEWS (of this Record)236

'One of the south's liveliest arts venues playing host to an exciting and diverse mix of theatre, dance, music, comedy, concerts, film and visual arts.'

 

@ The Hawth
VISITS (to Website)196
VIEWS (of this Record)366

‘Carmarthenshire County Council’s Leisure department manage three performing arts venues within the County, the Lyric being ‘a very traditional proscenium arch theatre’.

 

@ The Lyric Carmarthen
VISITS (to Website)209
VIEWS (of this Record)312

'The Marlowe re-opened in October 2011 after an extensive rebuild and has since become one of this country’s leading regional theatres. Our programme includes some of the country’s biggest and best artists and companies, with regular visits from the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and the Philharmonia Orchestra.'

 

@ The Marlowe Canterbury
VISITS (to Website)145
VIEWS (of this Record)287

Converted flour mill which opened as a Dinner Theatre in 1982: ‘The Mill continues to go from strength to strength thanks to its ever loyal staff and audience, having produced an abundance of plays and musicals. In 1984 The Mill at Sonning was given a conservation award by The Times newspaper and The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors for the design, restoration and conversion of the derelict mill into a dinner theatre, and recently was nominated Most Welcoming Theatre by the Theatre Managers Association’.

 

@ The Mill at Sonning
VISITS (to Website)215
VIEWS (of this Record)186

'Opened in 1997 ... Situated at the end of the picturesque Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal in the pretty market town of Brecon on the edge of Brecon Beacons National Park, Theatr Brycheiniog offers a popular and acclaimed programme of performing arts and entertainment throughout the year.'

@ Theatr Brycheiniog
VISITS (to Website)349
VIEWS (of this Record)417

Theatr Clwyd was originally built as a Regional Arts Centre. Located a mile from Mold town centre in North East Wales, the building incorporates four live performance venues, cinema, gift shop, bistro restaurant and three art galleries.’ Annual programme includes a Classical Concert Season which typically features eight performances by leading artists and ensembles.

 

@ Theatr Clwyd
VISITS (to Website)62
VIEWS (of this Record)159

'Theatre by the Lake has brought the magic of theatre and the excitement of the imagination to one of Britain’s loveliest and remotest counties ... Between its own productions and four festivals, Theatre by the Lake welcomes to the Main House and Studio visiting theatre, dance, music, comedy and other performances for one night or more. Our backstage and technical teams provide full support.'

 

@ Theatre by the Lake
VISITS (to Website)113
VIEWS (of this Record)351

‘The range of work presented and produced on the The Lyric stage is incredibly extensive and includes major touring drama and musical productions by producers and theatre companies ... as well as welcoming leading opera and dance companies to the South West ... The Theatre Royal Plymouth also produces its own drama and musical productions, often with commercial or subsidised partners and many tour nationally or transfer to the West End.‘

 

@ Theatre Royal Plymouth
VISITS (to Website)55
Also indexedThe Lyric
VIEWS (of this Record)166

'One of the most pleasant and best equipped small theatres in the country, presenting up to 100 events a year for the general public and members of Uppingham School. Seating 280, it is ideal for conferences, lectures, presentations, concerts and recitals. All seating has a clear view of the stage, and audibility is excellent, with a professional sound system and fully computerised lighting.'

 

@ Uppingham Theatre
VISITS (to Website)303
VIEWS (of this Record)275

'Consists of a theatre, conference centre and Arena. There has been a theatre on the Venue Cymru site since 1894 ... Where the Arcadia once stood, to the East of the complex, a new conference atrium and suite of meeting and conference rooms was built including a new 1550 square metre Arena providing space for 1800 seats theatre style or more than 2500 people standing ... The North Wales Theatre, Conference Centre and Arena demanded a new, shorter and bilingual (Welsh/English) name. In December 2005 a competition was launched in a local newspaper to rename the complex. Almost 300 entries were received and the winning entry Venue Cymru (Cymru is Welsh for Wales) was chosen a few months later.'

 

@ Venue Cymru
VISITS (to Website)191
VIEWS (of this Record)338

‘A 1,309 seat venue in the heart of Watford and is home to the best live music and entertainment outside London ... Watford’s premier concert venue is world renowned for its acoustic qualities ... The acoustics were analysed by an acoustics company in 2009, who reported that the size and "shoebox" shape of the hall, the flat floor, and the materials used in construction, allow for pleasant reverberation and good sound quality and clarity, such to make the hall among the best in Europe.’

 

@ Watford Colosseum
VISITS (to Website)238
VIEWS (of this Record)435

‘Weymouth's premier venue for live theatre, music, arts, events and more. Our packed programme features world class comedians, live music, opera, ballet, musicals, drama and tribute acts.‘

 

@ Weymouth Pavilion
VISITS (to Website)599
VIEWS (of this Record)275

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