Beverley’s East Riding Theatre opened in December 2014 delivering high quality drama, music and entertainment. It is a community effort, run largely by over one hundred local volunteers.
Dame Judi Dench is Patron, and international film and television actor (and Beverley resident) Vincent Regan is Creative Director and an original founder of the theatre.
The ERT receives no public funding, relying on ticket sales and corporate sponsors to sustain its overheads. Its productions to date include: ‘Hamlet’, ‘As We Forgive Them’, ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘Oliver Twist’, ‘A Steady Rain’ and ‘Sparrow.’ The ERT café bar is open Tuesday to Saturday 10.30 – 16.00
East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Employment, Education and Skills Team has joined up with East Riding Theatre’s Artist in Residence – She Productions – to deliver an innovative training course for local unemployed people.
The Finding Your Voice Programme is designed to build confidence, communication, social and creative skills for local unemployed people.
In less than two weeks, thousands of fun seekers are expected to descend on Beverley’s Town Centre as the 8th Beverley Puppet Festival gets underway.
The award-winning weekend event takes place over three nights and two days from 13th to 15th July, attracting visitors from across the UK and overseas with couples, families and booking agents all eager to see what’s new in the world of puppetry.
Musician Oli Brown says he is looking forward to performing in home town of Beverley as part of a selective summer tour. Oli is due to appear at the East Riding Theatre in July as he hits the road to celebrate the 10th anniversary since he launched his first blues album.
My mother Jane Yerbury Sweeney, who was born on 7th. January 1920 and died on 1st. June 2018 at Newbegin House in Beverley, was an extraordinary woman. Brought up in Kensington and Sussex, she was educated at home, mostly by herself. She read widely, but obtained no formal qualifications.
Her mother had been expelled from boarding school while her parents were living abroad, and her father, although he eventually qualified and became an eminent doctor with a successful practice in Kensington, had hated school, so the couple decided to keep Jane and her younger siblings at home.
Back by popular demand after a sell-out run in 2015, She Productions are bringing West End showbiz, delicious harmonies, and bags of talent right on your doorstep at the East Riding Theatre in Beverley in a revamped version of Beverley Does Broadway… The Rebound.
She Productions are putting on a show and it’s their opening night. Relentless rehearsals have ensured they are pitch perfect and that every dance step has been drilled with precision.
Acclaimed storyteller Matthew Crampton (Five Stars, Guardian) unites with American folk music legend Jeff Warner in a new show based on Crampton’s book Human Cargo: Songs & Stories of Emigration, Slavery & Transportation.
Human Cargo gives voice to past exiles – emigrants, slaves, transportees – to shed fresh light on today’s migrations. Through the accompanying Parallel Lives project, it includes – wherever it performs – local stories of migration and partnership with local refugee and migrant support groups.
The Stage4Beverley festival taking place at the East Riding Theatre in Beverley certainly knows how to swing the moods over its five days of music.
On its final day it will be gently easing its audience into the day with a concert of Light Classical Music before winding up the tempo with one of Jazz’s finest female singers, Claire Martin and finishing the weekend off with a blast of gypsy folk’n’roll with Holy Moly and the Crackers.