An exciting line-up of music, comedy and children’s shows will hit the stage of a newly renovated Bishop Auckland Town Hall when it re-opens next year.
A £1.5 million refurbishment of the Bishop Auckland Town Hall began earlier this year and will transform it into a thriving cultural hub.
The venue, which is due to reopen in spring 2020, is being fitted with an improved layout and modern facilities, allowing for a more enticing programme of activities and events. In advance of the reopening, details of the spring programme have been announced.
These include performances from an 80’s heartthrob, sell-out stand-ups and fun for all the family, with tickets on sale just in time for those last-minute Christmas gifts.
Actor, TV personality and Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp brings the biggest and best retro hits to town on Saturday 11th April at 8.00pm with Back to the 80s.
The former EastEnder will be spinning a host of 80s favourites in the show, which is currently selling-out venues across the UK.
Early booking is recommended for what promises to be a pure ‘Gold’ night, with tickets priced at £25.
A new season of comedy kicks off with the master of one-liners, Gary Delaney. The Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo regular will perform an extended set, as part of the Town Hall’s regular Hilarity Bites comedy night, on Saturday 18th April at 7.30pm.
Gary will be joined by George Egg, whose anarchic cookery shows regularly sell-out at the Edinburgh Fringe, and the first ever female winner of the prestigious Comedy Store King Gong award, Karen Bayley.
Tickets for the evening are £20.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Families will enjoy an enchanting retelling of a classic children’s tale, when Talegate Theatre present Goldilocks and the Three Bears on Saturday 25th April.
Two performances at 2.00pm and 6.00pm, will give the traditional story a new circus-themed twist, performed as a pantomime full of pop songs, magic and puppets. Can audiences help Goldilocks and her mum, Dame Dolly Donut, save their circus and rescue the three bears from the evil ringmaster?
This musical adventure is the latest offering from the production company that also brought the fantastic ‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland’ to Bishop Auckland in previous seasons.
Tickets for Goldilocks and the Three Bears are priced at £10, £8 concessions, with a family ticket available for two adults and two children for £32.
For more information and to book tickets, visit the Bishop Auckland Town Hall website.