On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach (15)

Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centres on a young couple from drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.

The film stars Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird, Brooklyn), Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson and Samuel West.

Friday 20 Jul 201814:30 Book Now
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Big Howard & Little Howard

Big Howard & Little Howard

Howard Read - Big Howard & Little Howard: Man and Boy.

The world’s first human/cartoon double act, Big Howard Little Howard, bring you Man & Boy. Human Big Howard feels he and his cartoon boy double-act partner are growing apart. He’s now a dad, a breadwinner, and a role model to real children, and Little Howard has remained six-years-old and still thinks that farts are funny.

They have one night to change their ways, come together or part forever, and you happen to be coming to the show on that night.

Big Howard Little Howard take on Trump, Racism, chicken-hate and the thorny issue of whether farts can predict the future.

Join Big Howard and Little Howard for songs, animation, a filthy pigeon and possibly the most thoroughly ridiculous ear worm ever composed.

You won’t find another act on the circuit who can do live interactive, animated comedy as well as this unique double act (But if you do, please tell them where; they’re very lonely!)

“Genius”...Radio Times

“I defy you not to be helplessly charmed.”...The Telegraph

“Incredibly, achingly funny.”...The Daily Mail

Friday 20 Jul 201820:00 Book Now

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Show Dogs

Show Dogs (PG)

Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.

Friday 27 Jul 201814:30 Book Now
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Solo - A Star Wars Story

Solo - A Star Wars Story (PG)

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in 'Solo: A Star Wars Story,' an adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes.

Friday 27 Jul 201819:00 Book Now
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Black Magic - Little Mix Show

Black Magic - Little Mix Show

Black Magic - The Little Mix Show!

A highly energetic tribute show that follows in the footsteps of the award winning girl band, Little Mix. This iconic 5-star rated show has live vocals and is full of commercial pop-video choreography.

Suitable for kids, tweens, teens and adults alike, The Little Mix Show brings the full pop concert experience to The Forum.

There are lots of added extras including dance competitions, free giveaways and even a 'Meet & Greet' with the girls after the show! The Little Mix Show features all of Little Mix’s chart topping hits including the most recent releases from the Glory Days album.

Dance & scream to a packed out playlist of hit songs that includes Black Magic, Power, No More Sad Songs, Wings, Shoutout To My Ex, and even a few covers from their time on the XFactor.

‘An incredible pop concert experience suitable for all ages’.

Saturday 28 Jul 201819:00 Book Now

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Gyles Brandreth: Break a leg

Gyles Brandreth: Break a leg

Gyles Brandreth comes to the Forum with his brand new show celebrating all things theatrical. Be among the first to see it.

They say all political careers end in tears. In Gyles Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP and government whip comes to Northallerton with his new one-man show BREAK A LEG! - a celebration of all things theatrical.  This is Brandreth unleashed on the stars he's known and the theatre stories that have made him laugh – and, occasionally, cry.  Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation).

Just a Minute regular Gyles delivers a dazzling afternoon of wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy, and hilarious name-dropping.

Sunday 29 Jul 201814:30 Book Now

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Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain (U)


We will be screening the movie classic, Singin' in the Rain in a dementia friendly environment. This includes leaving the cinema lights on low, adjusting the sound levels to suit the audience's comfort and having a break halfway through (where we provide complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits).

About the film...

When the transition is being made from silent films to `talkies', everyone has trouble adapting. Don and Lina have been cast repeatedly as a romantic couple, but when their latest film is remade into a musical, only Don has the voice for the new singing part. After a lot of practice with a diction coach, Lina still sounds terrible so Kathy, a bright young aspiring actress, is hired to record over her voice.

Usual cinema ticket prices apply - £6 or £5 concessions and carers go FREE.

Wednesday 1 Aug 201814:00 Book Now

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (12A)

Three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that's about to erupt. They soon encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinosaurs, while uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet.

Friday 3 Aug 201814:30 Book Now
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Ocean's 8

Ocean's 8 (12A)

Danny Ocean's estranged sister Debbie attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City's star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect crew: Lou, Rose, Daphne Kluger, Nine Ball, Tammy, Amita, and Constance.

Friday 3 Aug 201819:30 Book Now
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Dinosaur Invasion

Dinosaur Invasion

Dinosaur Invasion is the story of dinosaur bones being discovered in the local area ... in an old abandoned laboratory Doctor Stone awaits the arrival of Professor Flint from the world renowned 'Dinosaur Museum' to share with him the amazing discovery of what appear to be remnants from the Jurassic Age.

However, unbeknown to him, Doctor Stone has been overheard speaking about the dinosaur discovery by a cheeky chimp named Chip. Chip is the sidekick of the 'not very nice' Nick-o-Saurus who decides to try and get hold of these dinosaurs and sell them for a big profit.

This is an interactive show with lots of audience participation and interaction. As the dinosaurs are brought out, the audience learns some incredible facts about each one.

This unique, fun-filled family show is suitable for all ages and features 16 realistic dinosaur puppets, animatronics and characters.

Saturday 4 Aug 201814:00 Book Now

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Andre Rieu Maastricht 2018

Andre Rieu Maastricht 2018

André Rieu is back in Maastricht for the fourteenth year running! Enjoy André’s summer evening concerts in the most romantic square in the Netherlands: the Vrijthof in Maastricht.

Enjoy unique performances by André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra, as well as soloists and guest appearances. Every year André makes a big splash with special guest artists at the Vrijthof. Come and join the party and enjoy the irresistible waltzes, classical music, operetta and musicals... an evening you won’t be able to forget. Come and see for yourself why André Rieu has been one of the world’s most popular live acts for a number of years!

More2Screen brings this wonderful concert straight to us here in Northallerton.

Sunday 5 Aug 201815:00 Book Now

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Soft play fun day

Soft play fun day

Bring the young children along for some soft play fun. Suitable for children from 0 - 7 years old. Including a play park, ball pool and bouncy animals amongst other fun items. And there's plenty of seating for adults.

£3 per child with under 1's FREE for an hour and half play.

Time slots are 9am - 10.30am and 10.30am - 12 noon and we are limited to 30 children per slot, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Monday 6 Aug 201809:00 Book Now
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Tiddler and other terrific tales

Tiddler and other terrific tales

Live theatre - Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's Tiddler and other terrific tales.

Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze. Funky moves, toe-tapping tunes and giggles are guaranteed!

Is Tiddler telling the truth?

Will Monkey find his Mummy?

Will George The Giant make lots of friends?

Can the old lady really squash and squeeze all those animals in?

This delightful production is brought to you by the team behind Stick Man Live, adapted from the bestselling books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

Friday 10 Aug 201813:00 Book Now
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Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley (12A)

Mary Wollstonecraft's family disapproves when she and poet Percy Shelley announce their love for each other. The family is horrified when it finds that the couple has eloped, accompanied by Mary's half-sister, Claire. While staying in the home of Lord Byron at Lake Geneva, the guests are challenged to write a ghost story, which leads Mary to conceive her novel "Frankenstein."

Friday 10 Aug 201819:30 Book Now
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Psychic medium Norah Howie

Psychic medium Norah Howie


An evening with Norah Howie, psychic medium.

Norah is a warm and caring soul who brings comfort and closure to people through her spiritual connections to the spirit world. Norah is able to connect you with your loved ones who have passed on, share guidance from your spirit guides and assist when you have questions about your path in life. She uses her psychic abilities to connect with spirits for guidance on your behalf. Norah is known to have brought accurate and passionate messages from loved ones in spirit

Join Norah for an evening of psychic readings and guidance.

Friday 10 Aug 201819:30 Book Now

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Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2 (U)

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life.

It’s a tough transistion for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

Saturday 11 Aug 201814:30 Book Now
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The New Jersey Beat

The New Jersey Beat

Back on-sale from the rescheduled 5th May date. The tickets on-sale here are those that people have had to return due to them not being able to make the new date.

The musical story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Brought to you direct from the West End, former cast members of 'The Jersey Boys' who have entralled thousands of theatre goers with their portrayal of this iconic group present their own fantastic, fast paced, energetic show.

Featuring timeless classics including 'Oh! What a night', 'Ragdoll', 'Walk like a man', 'I've got you under my skin', 'Sherry', 'Beggin', 'Let's hang on' and many more hits from the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' catalogue.

With slick dance routines, plenty of charm and charisma and outstanding vocals this show tells the story of this iconic multi million record selling group, with the benefit of an outstanding stellar cast and fabulous live band.

Friday 17 Aug 201819:30 Book Now

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The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince (15)

The Happy Prince tells the story of the last days of Oscar Wilde.  This great man of letters, once one of the most famous writers in Enlgnad, is now at superstar on the skids.  As Oscar lies  on his death-bed, the past comes flooding back to him, transporting him to other times and places.

Director: Rupert Everett

Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson

Run time 105 minutes

Saturday 18 Aug 201819:30 Book Now
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Animal and reptile roadshow

Animal and reptile roadshow

Come to the mini zoo and meet various animals and reptiles...

  • Mr Wiggles the Netherland dwarf rabbit
  • Jupiter the guinea pig
  • Ghost the baby barn owl
  • Captain Bananas and Goblin King the ferrets
  • Storm Cloud the chinchilla
  • Mrs T and Speedy the tortoises
  • Snakes - Tango, Coral & Busby
  • Rosie the tarantula
  • Slimmer the giant snail
  • Colin the cockroach and many more

  • All of the animals can be photographed and held.  

Sunday 19 Aug 201814:00 Book Now

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Mamma Mia! Here we go again

Mamma Mia! Here we go again (PG)

Following on from the classic cult movie Mamma Mia, this sequel is set ten years later, on the Greek island of Kalokairi where Sophie is pregnant whilst running her mother's villa. Struggling because she can't do all the work by herself, she seeks help and guidance from her childhood friends Tanya and Rosie and finds out more about her mum Donna's past and how she came to start up her villa, met each of Sophie’s dads, and raised a daughter, bravely all on her own.

Just when she thinks things can't get any more complicated, her Nan (played by Cher) also makes an unexpected appearance on the island.

Friday 24 Aug 201814:30 Book Now
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Battle of the Standard

Battle of the Standard

As part of a series of community events to commemorate the 880th anniversary of the Battle of the Standard Professor Matthew Strickland M.A., Ph.D. FRHist, FRAI, FRSA – Professor of Medieval History at Glasgow University is to give a lecture entitled 'Chivalry and Barbarity: David I and the Scots at the Battle of the Standard, 1138'.

Professor Strickland will explore the allegations of barbarism and atrocity supposedly committed by the Scots in 1138, as well as the relationship between David I and his brother in law Henry I and how their friendship was seemingly betrayed when David led the horde of Scottish barbarians against northern England.

Friday 24 Aug 201819:30 Book Now

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Hotel Transylvania 3

Hotel Transylvania 3 (PG)

Join our favourite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.

Monday 27 Aug 201814:30 Book Now
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Swimming with men

Swimming with men (12A)

THE FULL MONTY in Speedos! When an accountant seeks to win back his wife, he stumbles upon a surprising solution in the form of a male synchronised swimming team.  Joining his local team, Eric finds a surprising brotherhood in this motley crew as they train for the world championships in Milan. Can their coach Susan (Riley) whip them into shape? Will they master 'the flower’, 'the pyramid’ and 'the spinning circle’ in time? More importantly, can Eric win Heather back with the help of his newfound confidence?

Friday 31 Aug 201814:30 Book Now
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Six professional singers ... one stage ... one night only!

The WestEnders sing 'The World’s Greatest Musicals' in an outstanding concert-style production showcasing the vocal talents of six professional performers (who between them have appeared in over twenty of the most prestigious West End musical shows of the last decade, including Beauty & The Beast, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Aspects of Love, Jesus Christ Superstar, Oliver! and many more).

Delivered with style and panache, the Westenders exceptional cast, under the musical direction of Jae Alexander (current MD of 42nd Street) and accompanied on stage by their fantastic band, perform a huge selection of favourite songs from the World’s Greatest Musicals.

Early bird tickets £20 - available until 30 June. Tickets will be £22 after that.

Saturday 1 Sep 201819:30 Book Now

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Sunday Jazz

Sunday Jazz

For this Month jazz is on Sunday 8th of July. Come along and enjoy the fabulous sounds of the Big Band Era performed, in an open session, by Alan Owens and The Forum Big Band. It's just £4 to get in and the bar is open.
Sunday 2 Sep 201812:00 Book Now

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NT Live - Julie

NT Live - Julie (15)


BAFTA award-winning actress Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production.

Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.

Thursday 6 Sep 201819:30 Book Now

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Ann Breen concert

Ann Breen concert

Come to an Irish evening at the Forum with one of Ireland’s most popular female singers.

Northallerton Silver Band have organised this fund raising evening with ANN BREEN,she will be giving a magical concert accompanied by Acoustic and Bass guitarists, Jimmy and Graham.

Enjoy Ann’s lovely brand of crystal clear Irish singing.

About Ann...

Ann comes from Downpatrick, a lovely little town that nestles at the foot of the Mourne Mountains in County Down, Northern Ireland. Ann has been involved in music all her life, listening to her grandmother singing all their favourite popular songs of her time.

In her junior years, Ann won her first competition at the age of nine.  Ann performed the song "Edelweiss" from "The Sound of Music" at a competition in her local town.  At sixteen Ann was singing with a local country band and did so for several years. She continued to sing at semi-professional level on the local cabaret circuit until 1981 when she recorded her first album "Country Songbird" with Belfast Record Company "Outlet Records".

"Pal of My Cradle Days" was released as a single and went straight to No 1 in the Irish charts; then soared up the British National charts to number 47.  The single was so successful that it entered the Guinness Book of Song Records for remaining in the charts for two years!

PLEASE NOTE - seating for this event is unallocated which means you can just select your seat when you arrive for the show.

Friday 7 Sep 201819:30 Book Now

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The Yeoman of the Guard

The Yeoman of the Guard

Gilbert & Sullivan – Yeoman of the Guard

Energising and enthusing to watch...punchy, toe-tapping and thrilling to hear. Set in dangerous Tudor England, the Yeomen of the Guard contains some of Arthur Sullivan's finest music, plenty of witty dialogue coupled with drama, and intrigue, making this one of the most emotionally engaging of all the Savoy operas.

The talented and experienced cast of the northern touring Gilbert and Sullivan company is drawn from Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Saturday 8 Sep 201819:30 Book Now

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The Bookshop

The Bookshop (PG)

Florence Green, a free-spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. But this mini social revolution soon brings her fierce enemies.

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Zoo (PG)

A 12-year-old boy amd his misfit friends enlist an older woman in their fight to save Buster the baby elephant during the air raids on Belfast in 1941.

Director: Colin McIvor

Stars: Toby Jones., Art Parkinson, Penelope Wilton

Runtime: 97 minutes

Friday 14 Sep 201819:30 Book Now
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Ken Maybury - Hypnotist

Ken Maybury - Hypnotist (18)

Friday Night at the Forum, this is the funniest show you will see this year Ken is a fully qualified hypnotherapist and psychotherapist but also voted Scotland’s funniest hypnotist.

He has been performing comedy hypnosis for over 12 years and now combines his show with mind reading - can he read what you are thinking? Come along and see!

Friday 21 Sep 201819:30 Book Now

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Dusty and The Shades of the 60s

Dusty and The Shades of the 60s

Dusty & The Shades of the 60s celebrates the life and music of one of the most iconic female artistes of our time, the legendary Dusty Springfield.

The show covers an incredibly successful decade for Dusty featuring the songs ‘I Only Want to be With You’, ‘You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me’, ‘Son of a Preacher Man’, ‘I Just Don’t Know What to do With Myself’ and ‘You Don’t Own Me’.

The ever-graceful Shades of the 60s take you on a journey through the artists and writers who worked with Dusty over a career spanning 3 decades; including hits by Burt Bacharach, Carole King, Aretha Franklin and performing popular songs such as ‘Natural Woman’ and ‘Downtown’.

Supported by the glamorous Shades, the soulful Dusty Springfield is honoured and her personality brought back to the stage in a great night out that takes you back to the era of peroxide blonde bouffant hair.

Celebrate the 60s in style, relive memories and create new ones with this unforgettable evening of Dusty and The Shades of the 60s.

Sunday 23 Sep 201819:30 Book Now

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NT Live - King Lear

NT Live - King Lear


Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.  Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

Thursday 27 Sep 201819:30 Book Now

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Macmillan coffee morning

Macmillan coffee morning


The Forum is holding its own Macmillan coffee morning in partnership with Scones R U. Join us from 10am for a coffee and home- baked scone, with all proceeds going to Macmillan. We'll be serving coffee and scones until approximately 12 noon.

About Macmillan coffee mornings...

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. We ask people all over the UK to host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. Last year alone we raised over £27 million and together we can make this another successful year.

Our ambition

We understand how cancer can affect people’s whole lives – health, money, family, job; everything. And, after more than 100 years of caring, we understand that the most important thing is to treat people as individuals, not patients.

So we take the time to understand the support people need to live their lives as fully as they can. From the moment of diagnosis and whenever we’re most needed, we’re here to help people find their best way through. Our help is totally focused on each individual person, so everyone receives the support that’s best for them.

Friday 28 Sep 201810:00 Book Now (Sold Out)

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The Escape

The Escape (15)

Tara is a housewife in suburban London who's raising two young children while married to an overworked, self-absorbed husband. In desperate need of a change, Tara makes the bold decision to leave everything behind and buy a one-way ticket to Paris. Her newfound freedom and journey of self-discovery soon gives way to the realization that walking out on your life isn't so simple.

Friday 28 Sep 201814:30 Book Now
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The Importance of being earnest

The Importance of being earnest

Two young gents have taken to bending the truth in order to put some excitement into their lives. Worthing has invented a brother, Earnest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull life behind to visit Gwendolyn. Montcrieff decides to take the name Earnest when visiting Worthing's young and beautiful ward, Cecily. Things start to go awry when they end up together in the country and their deceptions are discovered.

Tuesday 9 Oct 201819:15 Book Now

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Robin Ince

Robin Ince

Robin Ince's Chaos of Delight

The co-star of the Rose D'Or award winning 'The Infinite Monkey Cage and author of How to Build a Universe (part 1) with Professor Brian Cox is back on the road with an artist's manifesto of delight and curiosity.

Robin Ince mashes up the two cultures of art and science in this celebration of the human mind from Bohemians to black holes, Dali to DNA, another of his stand up sort of lectures.

‘The Ince brain is like a black hole in a galaxy of knowledge. When it collides with another black hole – say the Fringe – the energy waves that are produced are perceived, by us, as “shows”. **** The Scotsman

Wednesday 10 Oct 201819:30 Book Now

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An evening with Alan Hinkes OBE

An evening with Alan Hinkes OBE

Incorporating dramatic stills and video clips, Alan Hinkes illuminates his extreme exploits on the highest Himalaya mountains. Alan is one of an exclusive club of only 12 people alive who have summitted all the world's highest mountains - that is the same number of people who have stood on the moon.

Alan's talk is poignant, humorous, inspiring and entertaining. He also illustrates his passion for the hills of Britain, rock climbing and tramping the fells, ice climbing and his plans for the future.

An evening not to be missed.

About Alan Hinkes OBE

Alan is the first Briton to climb the world's highest mountains. These are the fourteen 8000m peaks, all of which are in the 'death zone', where human survival rate is measured in hours. They are the most dangerous mountains on the planet and many have perished attempting the challenge.

Alan began his mountaineering career whilst at Northallerton Grammar School.  He progressed to the Alps with ascents of many difficult mountains, including the notorious North Face of the Eiger, eventually graduating to the Himalaya.

He works as an outdoor equipment technical consultant, writes for magazines and lectures on his exploits.  He is an accomplished cameraman (filming 11 documentaries), photographer, author, motivational speaker, environmentalist and mountain guide. His book 8000 Metres Climbing the World's Highest Mountains won TGO Awards Outdoor Book of the Year.

Alan was awarded the OBE in the 2006 New Year's Honours.  He is an Honorary Citizen of his home town, Northallerton; Yorkshireman of the Year; an Honorary Fellow of the University of Sunderland; Honorary Doctor of the University of York, Honorary Doctor of Teesside University, and has received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Royal Institute of Navigation and the President’s Award for Outstanding Voluntary Contribution to Water Aid.  He is involved in charitable work including, Water Aid, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, British Red Cross and Mountain Rescue.

Alan lives in North Yorkshire and enjoys being in the hills, rock climbing and fellwalking.  You will regularly see him in the Lake District and Yorkshire tramping the fells and moors, clinging to a rock face or climbing a frozen waterfall.

Thursday 11 Oct 201819:30 Book Now

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Silver Band

Silver Band

Northallerton Silver Band will be performing their ‘Last Night of the Proms’ annual concert, featuring a Last Night of the Prom’s audience sing a long to the traditional and patriotic music, as seen on TV.  

This music performance is not to be missed and afterwards everyone goes home on a high note!

Friday 12 Oct 201819:30 Book Now

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Take That - Rule the World

Take That - Rule the World

Rule The World’ have been recognised as the Number 1 'Take That' tribute act in the world. They recently appeared alongside Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters and THE REAL TAKE THAT on BBC1’s ‘The Graham Norton Show’. After hearing Dan Maines speak, a stunned Gary Barlow said in amazement “He sounds like me!”. Gary then also praised the band saying “These guys are good!”. They are the ONLY Take That tribute show ever to have been praised by Take That’s lead singer!

‘Rule The World’ have also been featured on ITV1′s ‘Daybreak’ and have had rave reviews from many people including TV personality Ricky Tomlinson, Denise Van Outen, Jason Orange’s mother and Gary Barlow himself who tweeted the band to say he thought they are “brilliant”.

The band have performed at many prestigious events around the world including a private party for ‘Coldplay' and their management team featuring many celebrity guests. They have also performed with the cast of ITV1’s ‘Emmerdale’ and have been very fortunate to travel the world playing large outdoor festivals in Barcelona, Germany, Austria, Ireland and elsewhere. They have performed as a headline act on Royal Carribbean cruise ships and have a big contract with Butlins Holiday Parks where they regularly perform. They have performed a 3 year theatre tour with their live band and backing dancers in many amazing UK theatres including Manchester Palace, Edinburgh Playhouse, Leeds Grand and York Opera House to name just a few.

The show is an accurate portrayal of a Take That concert and features all the biggest hits including ‘Never Forget’, ‘Greatest Day’, ‘Back For Good’, ‘Relight My Fire’, ‘Everything Changes’, ‘Shine’, ‘Pray’ and many more.

Saturday 13 Oct 201820:00 Book Now

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Royal Ballet - Mayerling

Royal Ballet - Mayerling


Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer.

Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf. From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide.

The large cast allows for impressive ensembles in addition to the ballet's many solos of distinctive character and pas de deux of disturbing eroticism. This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more

scandalous than fiction.

Monday 15 Oct 201819:15 Book Now

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A Life in the Realm of Madness…

Due to huge popular demand after his first tour-de-force, smash hit, sell out tour, ‘My Life Story’, Suggs is treading the boards again with a brand new show.

If the first show was about how on earth he got there, ‘Suggs: A Life in the Realm of Madness…’ is about the surprises that awaited him when he did.  

Vertigo on the roof of Buckingham Palace ... nearly blowing the closing ceremony of the Olympics ... the embarrassing stuff that happened at Glastonbury - Things have certainly gone a 'smidge' surreal since the Madness frontman was a twelve year old in shorts on the tough streets of North London.

Constantly expecting an inevitable tap on the shoulder to hear  ‘What are you doing here, sunshine?’ Suggs ponders on how he has come this far. In this business you can be washed up at any minute.  How has he managed to get away with it for so long?

Fame is a tightrope and Suggs has fallen off many times.  

With help from Deano, his trusty pianist, he tells his story in words and music with the help of some Madness classics and a couple more 'what he wrote all on himself'.

Saturday 20 Oct 201820:00 Book Now

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Kids Halloween disco

Kids Halloween disco

Join us for our Spooky Halloween Children's Disco at the Forum.
There will be Spooky Decorations, Disco Lights and lots of tunes to dance to.
Refreshments, including hotdogs and drinks will be available to purchase.

Suitable for children up to 11 years old.

Fancy dress is encouraged, but is optional.

With DJ Darren Kirk from Freedom Discos, Sound and Lighting.

Friday 26 Oct 201818:00 Book Now

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Halloween show

Halloween show

Ahoy there ship mates! The pirates return to The Forum this autumn dress up and climb aboard Captain Knickerbockers' vessel, the good ship Naughty Nellie, and join family favourites Double Trouble in their timber-shivering adventure! Live on stage this Halloween featuring hilarious comedy, sensational circus performers, barrels full of laughter and  much more.  

Will evil Captain Coralline manage to take over the seven seas? Will Swash and Buckle save the ship from sinking? Find out by booking your tickets today for this half-term swashbuckling treat!'  

Suitable for all the family. Please be advised this performance will include pyrotechnics and smoke effects.

Early bird tickets are £8.50 before 1st October - £10 after that.

Sunday 4 Nov 201816:00 Book Now

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Bulsara and his Queenies

Bulsara and his Queenies

Bulsara and His Queenies, a remarkable 7-piece band who perform the music of Queen, have recently been selected by Queen Productions Ltd. to headline the official Freddie Mercury Birthday Party in Montreux, Switzerland in September!

Fresh from performing in Montreux, they are excited to be playing at The Forum on Saturday 10th November for what will be a night to remember.

Founded in summer 2016 in the North of England, the band - made up of youthful music graduates and an ex-physics teacher - has its own identity which is far removed from the typical ‘Queen Tribute Band’: no wigs, no yellow jackets and no attempt to look like Queen! Bulsara and His Queenies are all about the music - think ‘homage’ rather than ‘pastiche’.  

"We are quite 'alternative' and unique for a 'tribute band' as we don't attempt to look like Queen. The fact that we were still booked for the hottest party in showbiz by the world's biggest band is testament to our musical capabilities." - Gareth Taylor, Vocalist.

As well as performing several of Queen’s more mainstream hits, the Queenies place particular emphasis on the ‘Deep Cuts’ from the first half of Queen’s career. This is why BAHQ exist; providing the most discerning Queen fan with a unique experience which no other Queen band dares do.

Saturday 10 Nov 201819:30 Book Now

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Royal Ballet - La Bayadere

Royal Ballet - La Bayadere


Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her, but marries another. The famous moonlit ‘white act’ – The Kingdom of the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost love haunt his mind.

The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo. Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography

and the drama of the storytelling.

Tuesday 13 Nov 201819:15 Book Now

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Silver Band concert

Silver Band concert

Northallerton Silver Band will be holding a concert to commemorate the Centenary of the ending of the First World War.  The Programme will include a mixture of music associated with the First World War, military pieces and patriotic music all from that era.

Friday 16 Nov 201819:30 Book Now

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Tabby McTat

Tabby McTat

“Me, you and the old guitar,

How perfectly, perfectly happy we are.

MEEE-EW and the old guitar.

How PURRR-fectly happy we are!”

Tabby McTat is a cat with the loudest of meee-ews and a best friend with a guitar.  Together they sing their favourite songs delighting the crowds, until one day Fred disappears.  Separated and alone, Tabby finds shelter and a new life with all the home comforts that any cat could dream of.  However, memories of his life with Fred haunt him, and he sets off to search the streets for his long-lost friend.

Interwoven with original songs, Tabby McTat is the heart-warming tale of friendship and loyalty from the team behind Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales.

Suitable for children and families of all ages.

Reviews for Freckle Productions’ previous shows:

★★★★ 'A delight from start to finish. A room of children laughing hysterically, all totally mesmerised by the action.' Time Out

★★★★★   'Brings such joy to children and adults alike. The show was so captivating that no one wanted to miss a moment' The Spy in the Stalls

‘TO CALL THIS SHOW LIVELY WOULD BE A WHOPPING UNDERSTATEMENT. Packed with gleeful songs and jolly good fun.’ The Guardian

★★★★ ‘Zesty and delightful. A clever compelling treat’ Independent

Tabby McTat © 2009 Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Published by Alison Green Books, an imprint of Scholastic Children’s Books

Sunday 9 Dec 201813:00 Book Now
Sunday 9 Dec 201815:30 Book Now

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Elvis the Legend - on tour

Elvis the Legend - on tour

The NEW smash-hit tribute concert show, starring the world’s leading Elvis impersonator & tribute artist JD KING.

A musical journey through all eras of the King’s incredible career, ELVIS THE LEGEND features Elvis’ greatest and most-memorable songs; from ground-breaking 1950s Rock ‘n’ Roll to the dramatic Las Vegas big-band ballads of the 1970s.

An interactive and high-energy event, the show boasts JD’s powerful vocals, pulsating dance moves and a truly uncanny characterisation of Elvis that not only leaves audiences utterly amazed, but thoroughly entertained and immersed throughout the performance.

For over 15 years JD KING (Jim Devereaux) has wowed audiences worldwide with his incredibly dynamic and energetic portrayal of the King. At 33 years old (the same as Elvis when he performed his 1968 Comeback Special) JD is the perfect age to re-create all eras of Elvis Presley with energy and credibility – rendering Elvis at his very best.

A professionally trained actor and singer, JD becomes the character of Elvis in a way that transports the audience to that special place and time – the closest anyone can get to Elvis himself.

Saturday 12 Jan 201919:30 Book Now

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Royal Opera - La Traviata

Royal Opera - La Traviata


Richard Eyre's beautiful production provides the perfect setting for Verdi's opera about a courtesan who sacrifices all for love.

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the

most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the

surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending.

The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing.

Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.

Wednesday 30 Jan 201918:45 Book Now

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Swede Dreams ABBA tribute

Swede Dreams ABBA tribute

From the opening beats of Waterloo to the final notes of Thank You For The Music, Swede Dreamz will take you on a journey through some of ABBA’s greatest and most memorable hits including Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Take A Chance On Me, SOS, Fernando, Chiquitita, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!, Knowing Me Knowing You, Money Money Money and many, many more.

This ABBA tribute stage show features superb live vocals and clever harmonies throughout, stunning replica costumes and a fantastic lightshow.  A Swede Dreamz ABBA tribute show really does capture all the magic and excitement of one of the world's most successful and entertaining live bands.  With audience participation encouraged throughout, you're sure to be having the time of your life!

Saturday 16 Feb 201919:30 Book Now

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The Royal Ballet - Don Quixote

The Royal Ballet - Don Quixote


Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta's vibrant production of this dazzling ballet.

Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri.

Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the

whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.

Sunday 24 Feb 201914:00 Book Now

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Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on 'Taskmaster', half-killed on 'Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island', Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors.

Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in, and a genuine, urgent desire to do something about it, this show is about empathy. 99 percent of the world's population is made up of other people: why can't we understand them? As scrawny and impassioned as ever, one of the UK's most beloved and thinnest acts offers some suggestions, with his usual notoriously high joke- and-rant-per-minute rate.

‘He sparkles with originality and verve' Chortle

'A kind of unstoppably funny Superhero' Sunday Times

'Hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable' Telegraph

Saturday 2 Mar 201920:00 Book Now

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La Forza Del Destino

La Forza Del Destino


Christof Loy directs a star-studded cast of singers, including Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufman and Ludovic Tezier, in Verdi's epic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession,

vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La Forza del Destino (The Force of Destiny) an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter

revenge pursued across miles and years.

The production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with colour and action. It is directed by Christof Loy  and conducted by Antonio Pappan, Music Director of The Royal Opera.

Tuesday 2 Apr 201918:15 Book Now

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Royal Opera - Faust

Royal Opera - Faust


Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870s Paris in David McVicar's spectacular production of Gounod's best-loved opera.

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès.

Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.

Tuesday 30 Apr 201918:45 Book Now

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Within the Golden Hour

Within the Golden Hour


Two recent works and one world premiere showcase the contemporary face of the Royal Ballet.

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and

Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset.

Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his

Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration. Between them, a new work by

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created by The Royal Ballet has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.

Sunday 19 May 201914:00 Book Now

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Royal Ballet - Romeo & Juliet

Royal Ballet - Romeo & Juliet


Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth Macmillan's 20th century ballet masterpiece.

Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic.

The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.

Sunday 16 Jun 201914:00 Book Now

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