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
This Christmas, East Riding Theatre (ERT) in Beverley will transport audiences to 1940s America as it brings to life a magical stage adaptation of Frank Capra’s classic film It’s a Wonderful Life.
Frequently voted as the best-ever Christmas movie, this heart-warming story follows the fortunes of George Bailey, a small-town clerk facing financial ruin who wonders if his town would be better off without him.
So, the nights are getting darker now and there’s a chilly nip in the air. As summer has become a distant memory and the days are getting colder, there may not seem like a lot to do in the lead up to Christmas.
But fear not, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy your weekends without splashing the cash, so get your big coat on and walking boots on as you enjoy some of the best East Yorkshire has to offer.
The region’s most eclectic music festival is on a roll … having already announced that Stage4Beverley had responded to demand by adding an extra day for its 2018 festival, the organisers have done it again, with news that the event will now stretch over five days.
The festival will once again be based at Beverley’s East Riding Theatre, taking over the theatre from February 14th to the 18th, with a line-up bridging diverse musical genres, from folk to blues, jazz to classical, Americana to world music and more.
The John Godber Company will be staging a new production of classic Yorkshire novel Wuthering Heights this November at The East Riding Theatre in Beverley, as well as two nights at Wakefield Theatre Royal.
The production, which is written and directed by BAFTA winner Jane Thornton, the recent writer of the international hit show OCHO, which sold out at the East Riding Theatre
Hull born and raised playwright, Richard Bean, who is celebrated for work such as The Hypocrite and Broadway success One Man Two Guvnors, is delighted at the reception of East Riding Theatre’s production of his play Kiss Me.
Due to an imminent knee replacement operation Richard Bean is unable to see the show for himself but has recently sent the cast, local actor Edward Cole with Bettine Mackenzie who recently appeared in Adrian Rawlins production of The Night Season, a card thanking them for their truthful portrayal of his characters.
Beverley’s East Riding Theatre will be hosting its first-ever Candlelight Sessions in its Café Bar, on Sunday 22nd October, offering the audience the chance to get close up to the artist; in an intimate, candlelit, in-the-round, and completely unamplified setting.
Guest artist is the highly-acclaimed Pete Dilley; a rising singer-songwriter from County Durham with four albums under his belt and impressive CV including playing alongside Chloe Hall & Beth Neilsen Chapman.
Opening on 5th October, East Riding Theatre in Beverley is producing Kiss Me by Richard Bean, writer of sell-out shows The Hypocrite at Hull Truck Theatre and international hit One Man Two Guvnors in London’s West End and on Broadway.
Kiss Me transferred from Hampstead Theatre to the West End earlier this year, but ERT’s show will be the first time the play has been produced outside of London.
Beverley’s newest arts and music festival, which launched earlier this year, is expanding.
Stage4Beverley, based at the town’s East Riding Theatre, will be adding a fourth day to its programme in 2018 and with an eclectic range of musical genres being programmed, it promises something to satisfy all tastes.
Now then! Yorkshire folk are proud of their county, and rightly so, given all the wonderful things we’ve given the rest of the world.
And a new tradition, fast catching on locally, is celebrating all that’s best about God’s Own County.
Last year, Beverley’s East Riding Theatre celebrated Yorkshire Day (August 1st), on Yorkshire Day Eve – just like we celebrate New Year’s Eve.
It’s Different For Girls is a brand new musical by all female theatre company She Productions and inspired by Hull’s own pioneering ‘garage’ 1960s girl band, Mandy & the Girlfriends. Their all-girl line-up gave them a novelty value that attracted the crowds both in their home town of Hull and at gigs in London.
The Show, directed by The Hypocrite’s (RSC and Hull Truck) Becky Hope-Palmer, with Musical Supervision from Wicked UK’s Paul Frankish and choreography by Hull Truck’s Associate Artist, Jon Beney.
East Riding Theatre launches its summer long festival of engagement, inspiration and celebration with a theatre double bill of Spoonface Steinberg & Perfidious Lion.
To help showcase the fantastic young talent in the area, East Riding Theatre will be hosting a wide variety of shows by young performers this summer including, theatre, comedy, spoken word, music and much more.