Queen's Hall Arts Centre is so much more than "just" a theatre. We have a full programme of events, workshops, exhibitions and so many different ways you can join in or support us in the community. Take to the stage, get creative or simply enjoy a good cup of coffee, we look forward to seeing you soon.
We are seeking 10 community participants (male / female, 30yrs+) to perform with Kelly-Abbott Dance Theatre in the character roles of the ‘Gadgies’ in Launch Day on Wednesday 14 February (see page 7). No Dance / Drama experience necessary - just a passion for the arts and a desire to tread the boards. Commitment involves 3 rehearsal sessions and the performance. For more details contact Geof Keys
Mondays 8.00pm at St Aidan’s Church, Hexham.
Sing, relax and unwind with folk songs, shanties, rounds, gospel, contemporary songs and more led by musical director, Kathryn Davidson. Suitable for beginners and experienced singers alike, all voices, ages and abilities welcome. £15 per half term (concessions available). TCC on Facebook
For more information contact Mark 07879 263848
Monday 5.45pm - 7.15pm at Queen's Hall Arts Centre
An exciting and energetic youth folk band led by Sophy Ball. All skill levels welcome but not suitable for absolute beginners. No prior experience of folk music needed. £45 / £35 (conc) for the term
Book through Box Office 01434 652477
Monday 4.30pm - 5.40pm at Queen's Hall Arts Centre
QHA's new youth folk group for young people aged 11 years and above. £45 / £35 (conc) for the term
Book through the Box Office 01434 652477
Our ever popular Youth Theatre, at Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, is expanding and offering more opportunities for young people. Develop your creativity through this popular skills based theatre programme. Your ideas, your words, your actions, create our own drama!
Stage Note: Performance group for ages 12-15 years: Wednesday 4.00pm - 5.30pm
Creatives: Devising / writing performance group for ages 15 to 19 years: Wednesday 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Down Stage: Skills-based group for ages 8-11 years: Thursday 4.00pm - 5.30pm
All groups £45 per term.
Book through Box Office 01434 652477
Tuesdays 6.00pm - 8.00pm at Trinity Church Hall
Projectors Youth Theatre is a new drama based initiative for young people aged 15 to 21 with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or communication difficulties who, due to their very specific needs, are unable to access our existing Youth Theatre sessions. Participants explore drama practice and personal creativity within small group work with specialist creative producers.
For further information please contact Susan Priestley
Tuesday 10.30am - 12.30pm at Queen's Hall Arts Centre
Anyone interested in developing their improvisation, movement and performance skills is welcome to join our Adult Drama group led by Sarah Kemp from Théâtre Sans Frontières. No previous experience required. The group will be involved in developing a short performance piece for the Nordic Voices storytelling day in Hexham on Saturday 19 May. £80 for 10 weeks.
Book through Box Office 01434 652477 or online here
Staging two productions a year at the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, your local amateur drama group has participants from the Tyne Valley and beyond. We warmly welcome new members – acting, directing, publicity, sets, costumes - any aspect of production – bring your talents along!
For more information contact 07805 581545
At the Phoenix, Hexham
Tyne Valley Jazz Ensemble For ages 9-13 years
Tyne Valley Youth Big Band For ages 12-19 years
Led by the jazz trumpeter and leader of Tyne Valley Big Band Dave Hignett, these two bands are a great opportunity for aspiring young musicians. For more information contact Dave Hignett