What's on at Waterside

What's on?
Re:flect

Re:flect

THU 18 JUL - SAT 28 SEP

Re:flect is an interactive experience created and curated by Chloe Knights and Ella Boston. As people step into the space, ...

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Family Club Membership

Family Club Membership

SUN 1 SEPT 2019 - MON 31 AUG 2020

Families are invited to join our fantastic Family Club for just £7.50 per family per year for a range of ...

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One Year On

One Year On

FRI 20 SEP- SAT 2 NOV

Featuring four of the winning artists from the 2018 Waterside Open, this group exhibition showcases recent works by Sandra Bouguerch, ...

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Enso

Enso

FRI 20 SEP- SAT 9 NOV

An exhibition of new works by three Manchester based print makers, Paulette Bansal, Suzanne Bethall and Lesley Harry exploring a ...

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Private Peaceful

Private Peaceful

FRI 20 SEPT

Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at ...

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Christopher's Caterpillars

Christopher's Caterpillars

SUN 22 SEPT

Christopher and Posie swap their trowels for magnifying glasses and turn detective in Christopher’s Caterpillars – a bright and beautiful ...

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Sinatra: Raw

Sinatra: Raw

TUES 1 OCT

Richard Shelton’s masterful show revealing the man behind the music tours following a sold-out West End season.

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Gym & Tonic

Gym & Tonic

THURS 3 OCT - SAT 5 OCT

From the writer of Scary Bikers, Teechers, Up N Under and Bouncers, Gym & Tonic is a laugh out loud ...

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Eduardo Niebla in Concert

Eduardo Niebla in Concert

SUN 6 OCT 2019

Hailed by the Guardian for his “exquisite guitar playing”, the formidable virtuoso Eduardo Niebla presents his amazing repertoire of “stunning ...

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Wilderland Film Festival

Wilderland Film Festival

TUE 8 OCT

Wilderland is a brand new film festival bringing important, breathtaking stories from the natural world to the big screen, made ...

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Dawn of the Light

Dawn of the Light

THU 10 OCT

A 50-minute film produced by the Bahá’í International Community to mark the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb “the ...

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Dumbo (2019)

Dumbo (2019)

FRI 11 OCT

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans ...

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Mission... Save The World

Mission... Save The World

SAT 12 OCT 2019

Captain Clever is good at code breaking and problem solving, whilst Captain Conker is super-fast and not scared of anything ...

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Kris Drever

Kris Drever

SAT 12 OCT

Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter, who has won multiple awards including an incredible 7 BBC Radio 2 ...

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Signals

Signals

SAT 12 OCT

Alone on the night shift, two female data analysts monitor for signs of alien contact. Every shift is the same. ...

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Stan & Ollie (2019)

Stan & Ollie (2019)

WED 16 OCT

Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what ...

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Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

SAT 19 OCT

Join Alice down the rabbit hole in her magical adventures through Wonderland in this brand-new staging of Lewis Carroll’s family ...

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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

SUN 20 OCT

Your reflection is staring back at you. Wide eyed and full of hope. Mirrors, lights, colours and sounds. The world ...

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Writers' Group

Writers' Group

MON 21 OCT

These two hour creative writing workshops are open to all, and aim to facilitate new writing through a combination of ...

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Stick Man

Stick Man

THURS 24 OCT - FRI 25 OCT

Touching, funny and utterly original, Freckle Productions’ delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s STICK MAN is back!

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ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz 4 Tots

SAT 26 OCT

A show aimed at kids aged six and under from the team behind ComedySportz. Each show promises plenty of BIG ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

SAT 26 OCT

You've seen football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen Comedy as a sport? Then you don't want to miss ...

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Script School

Script School

MON 28 OCT 2019 - MON 10 FEB 2020

Ric Michael (ex Head of Development, Baby Cow TV Manchester) leads this in-depth six week course for TV script writers.

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The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw

TUE 29 OCT

Award-winning Box Tale Soup present Henry James’ disturbing story of horror and corruption. Edinburgh Fringe 2018 sell-out.

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The Pitmen Poets

The Pitmen Poets

THU 31 OCT

After their sell out UK tour of 2017, the four Pitmen Poets return for their final tour in 2019, individually ...

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Murder Ballads

Murder Ballads

THURS 31 OCT 2019

Meet the regulars of O’Malley’s bar, Millhaven, West Texas 1882. The town has not been the same since a stranger ...

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Materials in Motion Symposium 2019

Materials in Motion Symposium 2019

FRI 1- SAT 2 NOV

Materials in Motion: A Future for the Past, Preserving our Animation Heritage welcomes experts, enthusiasts, conservators and creators to explore ...

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The Stitch Brothers

The Stitch Brothers

SUN 3 NOV

Get ready to be transported into the wonky, magical, dreamlike world of the Stitch Brothers as they take you on ...

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Outside The Box

Outside The Box

FRI 8 NOV 2019

Outside The Box asks its audience to embrace mortality and look on the bright side of life, with a weave ...

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The Incident Pit

The Incident Pit

SAT 9 NOV 2019

There have been so many deaths at this massive, old, flooded quarry over the years they’ve nick-named it ‘The Incident ...

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Casablanca (1942)

Casablanca (1942)

WED 13 NOV

A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband ...

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Cosgrove Hall: Frame by Frame

Cosgrove Hall: Frame by Frame

FRI 15 NOV 2019 - SAT 4 JAN 2020

Cosgrove Hall Films Archive takes you right back to the basics of animation detailing some of the processes behind some ...

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Brawn

Brawn

FRI 15 NOV

BRAWN is a portal into the world of a young man named Ryan. A world that is spiralling out of ...

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ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz 4 Tots

SAT 16 NOV

A show aimed at kids aged six and under from the team behind ComedySportz. Each show promises plenty of BIG ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

SAT 16 NOV

You've seen football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen Comedy as a sport? Then you don't want to miss ...

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Emily Rising

Emily Rising

SUN 17 NOV

Emily wakes up one bright autumn morning to find that her feet can’t touch the ground, and no one can ...

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Writers' Group

Writers' Group

MON 18 NOV

These two hour creative writing workshops are open to all, and aim to facilitate new writing through a combination of ...

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Staying In

Staying In

MON 18 NOV

“Young, gay, fabulous — it’s all about being out and going out… isn’t it?”. Fuelled by internalised homophobia and beset ...

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Thea Gilmore

Thea Gilmore

TUES 19 NOV

A gifted and exceptional artist at the peak of her powers, Thea Gilmore has delivered a vibrant and deeply resonant ...

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MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS

MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS

TUE 26 NOV - TUE 31 DEC

Join Mr & Mrs Popper and their amazing performing puppet penguins in this 60 minute action-packed musical adaptation of Richard ...

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ComedySportz Improvised Panto

ComedySportz Improvised Panto

FRI 13- SAT 14 DEC

Heroes, villains, songs and silliness are guaranteed as the gang improvise a brand new pantomime every show using only your ...

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Glisten

Glisten

THURS 19 DEC - SUN 22 DEC

Glisten is an interactive performance for babies aged 0-18 months and their grown-ups. The audience are taken on a sparkling ...

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A Christmas Carol in Concert

A Christmas Carol in Concert

SUN 22 DEC

This unique retelling of Dickens’ heart-warming tale uses an array of traditional and modern instruments and authentic musical arrangements.

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ComedySportz 4 Totz

ComedySportz 4 Totz

SAT 18 JAN 2020

A show aimed at kids aged six and under from the team behind ComedySportz. Each show promises plenty of BIG ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

SAT 18 JAN 2020

You've seen football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen Comedy as a sport? Then you don't want to miss ...

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Writers' Group

Writers' Group

MON 20 JAN

These two hour creative writing workshops are open to all, and aim to facilitate new writing through a combination of ...

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Strangers on a Train Set

Strangers on a Train Set

THURS 30 JAN - SAT 1 FEB 2020

Challenging a youth to turn down his music, Irene Sparrow, inventor of the left-handed crochet hook finds herself under suspicion ...

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ComedySportz 4 Totz

ComedySportz 4 Totz

SAT 15 FEB 2020

A show aimed at kids aged six and under from the team behind ComedySportz. Each show promises plenty of BIG ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

SAT 15 FEB 2020

You've seen football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen Comedy as a sport? Then you don't want to miss ...

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Igloo

Igloo

TUE 18- THU 20 FEB

Anticipation is building for Ira and Sadie. How can they build an iglooif there isn’t any snow? They need it ...

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The Fureys

The Fureys

THURS 20 FEB 2020

Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were ...

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Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

MON 24- WED 26 FEB

A gothic masterpiece of tempestuous passions and dark secrets, Jane Eyre tells the thrilling story of an orphan girl and ...

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Meet The Producers

Meet The Producers

MON 2 MAR 2020

Working on a script for TV, film or radio? Join our panel of producers, commissioners for insights into what production ...

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Jon Boden

Jon Boden

THURS 12 MAR

Jon Boden is best known is the lead singer of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead who sold 250,000 album, had ...

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Santuario

Santuario

FRI 24 APR

In her new show, Santuario, María will honor the heart and soul of the most sacred part of flamenco art ...

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ComedySportz 4 Totz

ComedySportz 4 Totz

SAT 25 APR 2020

A show aimed at kids aged six and under from the team behind ComedySportz. Each show promises plenty of BIG ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

SAT 25 APR 2020

You've seen football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen Comedy as a sport? Then you don't want to miss ...

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ComedySportz 4 Totz

ComedySportz 4 Totz

SAT 16 MAY 2020

A show aimed at kids aged six and under from the team behind ComedySportz. Each show promises plenty of BIG ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

SAT 16 MAY 2020

You've seen football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen Comedy as a sport? Then you don't want to miss ...

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ComedySportz 4 Totz

ComedySportz 4 Totz

SAT 20 JUN 2020

A show aimed at kids aged six and under from the team behind ComedySportz. Each show promises plenty of BIG ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

SAT 20 JUN 2020

You've seen football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen Comedy as a sport? Then you don't want to miss ...

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Ultimate 70s Show

Ultimate 70s Show

SAT 26 SEP 2020

The Ultimate 70’s Show is a totally live 7 piece tribute to the seventies. Featuring Martin Metcalf ex Geordie, alongside ...

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