Welcome to Darlington Civic Theatre
Darlington Civic Theatre is a beautiful Edwardian theatre, rooted in the local community and is the jewel in Darlington's crown. The Theatre offers a varied programme of the highest quality theatre, opera, comedy, music and dance touring nationally, as well as its much-loved annual family pantomime.
Take a look at the What's On page for information on the shows coming to Darlington this season and to book online, or download the audio brochure [MP3]. There are plenty of other ways you can Get Involved at the Civic Theatre! Why not join us at one of our special events? Any budding young performers can join our ArtsSpark Youth Theatre and Youth Dance classes. Each season we offer exciting creative opportunities for Schools, such as workshops, talks, and tours.
We'd like to help you plan your visit, particularly if your are visiting us for the first time, as well as letting you know about the access facilities we offer. You can Discover More about your lovely Theatre including its history (and ghosts!), and meet the team who work together behind the scenes to bring the magic of theatre to life. If you are an individual or organisation that would like to Support Us, we'd love to hear from you. Perhaps you'd like to join our Friends?
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Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 March
Matinees Thurs 2pm & Sat 2.30pm
The company that brought us the fantastic production of To Sir, With Love makes a welcome return with Brassed Off. To coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Miners’ Strike of 1984, we are proud to present this production of Brassed Off directed by Damian Cruden (director of Olivier Award winning Best Entertainment The Railway Children).
It is 1992, Grimley Colliery faces the threat of closure and the future of the brass band seems uncertain. With the miners torn between redundancy packages and the picket lines, band-leader Danny’s hopes of winning the national brass band competition seem like a distant dream. But the arrival of flugelhorn playing Gloria brings hope, romance and controversy to the Yorkshire brass band on the brink of collapse.
Featuring rousing live music including Rodrigo’s Concerto de Aranjuez and Jerusalem, Brassed Off is a funny and heart-warming drama that reaches stirring heights as a locally cast brass band performs the final scene, set in the Royal Albert Hall, live on the stage of Darlington Civic Theatre.
The cast is led by John McArdle, a highly respected and accomplished actor whose credits include Billy Corkhill in Brookside, Firm Friends, All The Small Things, Merseybeat and Waterloo Road.