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
Following the success of previous sell-out family shows, She Productions present a revised version of their 2015 success The Three Kingdoms, one of the 4 musicals in their Young People’s Programme supported by Arts Council England.
East Riding Theatre’s Company in Residence will produce 4 family shows throughout 2019 to enable children to experience the magic of theatre from a young age. The programme also offers a professional mentorship scheme for young aspiring theatre-makers and childcare subsidy to support actors who are parents or caregivers.
East Riding Theatre in Beverley, East Yorkshire have been named as a finalist in the 2019 White Rose Awards, the largest tourism awards ceremony in the UK.
The theatre is in the Arts and Culture category, and it is the first time they have been up for such a prestigious award. This marks a significant achievement for this small professional theatre that opened in late 2014 that is run by volunteers from the local community.
East Riding Theatre’s Company in Residence, She Productions, are hosting their first festival She Fest this summer, creating a platform for other local female talents.
She Productions will take over East Riding Theatre for 2 weeks (9- 20 July) with She Fest 2019. Working alongside East Riding Theatre’s recently awarded Artist in Residence, Emma Garness, the theatre will be ‘hostess’ to workshops, art exhibitions, cabaret and comedy, all led by local female-identifying artists and business owners.
Schoolchildren in Beverley have teamed up with East Riding Theatre (ERT) and a local artist to create a mural celebrating some of Yorkshire’s most trailblazing women.
Working with ERT’s all-female company in residence, She Productions, and artist Emma Garness, pupils from Molescroft, Keldmarsh, Tickton, and St Mary’s primary schools have created a mural depicting the Yorkshire Rose based on the achievements of the inspirational women.
New Paths Music has announced the programme for its fourth spring festival in Beverley, which runs 4th-7th April.
Almost thirty events take place across the four days in a packed programme of song, chamber music, talks, late-night events, a world premiere, performances for families and children and a recital on the Minster’s world-famous organ. Performers in this young festival include rising stars from the world of classical music alongside veteran international artists.