A Scorching Summer Season at Brewery Arts

Published on 25th April 2023

From music, theatre, comedy, blockbuster cinema and brand-new family activities, there’s something for everyone at Brewery Arts this summer!

Take a look at the summer programme in our latest digital guide…


Flick through the digital brochure above, or see below for some of our hand-picked highlights…

The Live Music programme includes the legendary Afrobeat musician Femi Kuti, punk pioneer Jah Wobble, and contemporary folk-rocker Rozi Plain. The South will also perform, bringing the songs and original members of The Beautiful South, and The Olllam will perform their superb mash-up of Celtic folk, pipes and post-rock.

Comedy and Spoken Word events feature the hilarious Hal Cruttenden, monthly open mic night Verbalise, and a special appearance by the Crikey Aphrodite a capella group at the Brewery Poets May Reading.

BAFTA Award winning writer and performer Katie Redford brings her moving production of Tapped to our Theatre, Kitchen Zoo presents The Tortoise and the Hare, and our annual Summer Showcase returns with performances from our talented Creative Learning groups.

The programme for Cinema includes a live stream of the Eurovision Grand Final, and anticipated blockbusters including Barbie, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, and Fast X.

Independent and international films include The Blue Caftan, Morocco’s official entry for Best International Film at the Academy Awards, Britain’s Hidden Fishes which will feature a director Q&A, and A Crack in the Mountain, an insightful documentary covering the challenges of modern day exploration.

The very best of live theatre, ballet and opera from across the country will be brought to the Brewery Arts’ Stage on Screen programme. The likes of National Theatre’s Fleabag, The Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty, and The Royal Opera’s Il Trovatore will be screened.

The new term of Creative Learning boasts a vibrant and diverse selection of new courses, workshops and family activities, delivered by experts. Spend time with loved ones at Family Fridays Pottery, Printmaking, learn a new skill at Embroidery and Fibre Arts for Beginners, or meet the artists behind Shaun The Sheep at Model Making with Aardman Animations.

Whether you are visiting for a life-affirming night out, dropping in for a free exhibition or connecting with friends in our Bar & Restaurant, you can be guaranteed of a warm, friendly welcome.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Joining us for a music gig? Get a flavour of what to expect on our Spotify summer playlist…

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