Christmas at the Brewery

The Brewery’s festive season is now in full swing and preparations for a feast of Christmas entertainment is underway. With such a variety of theatre, music, comedy and film on offer there is festive fun for everyone.

This year, the long-awaited Brewery Christmas Show is truly gigantic, bigger than a cat, bigger than a dog, bigger than you and I put together!

Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company are bringing their re-potted version of the famous children’s story, The Enormous Turnip to the Brewery. The gigantic show runs from 22 to the 29 December.

The fantastic festive fable A Christmas Carol, performed by the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company comes to the Brewery on the 8 December, featuring live music, audience interaction and absolutely no humbug. What Christmas would be complete without a seasonal screening of Tchaikovsky’s festive ballet The Nutcracker from the Royal Opera House (3 Dec).

Make it a not so silent night this year, and join in the festivities at our all-important Christmas parties with gigs to dance the night away to, including:

  • LIVEWIRE – THE AC/DC SHOW join the Rock and Roll train for a night to remember and rock out to Back in Black, Rosie, Highway to. (1 Dec)
  • COURTNEY PINE + OMAR: BLACK NOTES FROM THE DEEP brings the British born Jazz giant and 80’s UK soul star Omar to the fore. (11 Dec)
  • Unarguably one of the finest singer-songwriters of her generation Thea Gilmore brings her Christmas party tour to us on the 13 Dec, ‘That’ll Be Christmas’ will surely get us in the festive mood.
  • Baked A La Ska will be serving up the heavy sounds of Manchester and the sweetest party vibes. (22 Dec)

Comedy fans will recognize Zoe Lyons from top TV shows such as Live at the Apollo and Mock of the week, this hugely popular comic returns with a fresh crop of ‘quick-fire observational gags, delivered with utter conviction get ready for some belly laughs. (14 Dec)

Christmas is a time for families, and there will be a seasonal smorgasbord of fun and games for everyone to enjoy.

Shoppers will be able to unearth a unique, handmade gift at the annual Christmas Craft Market which takes over the Malt Room from 23 – Sun 25 November, featuring stalls from some of Cumbria’s finest artists.

Christmas also sees the return of the Brewery’s Christmas Eve Carols concert (Dec 24) and New Year’s Eve Disco (Dec 31) both of which are firm family favourites.

Christmas film fans should check out the Brewery Cinema which will host special screenings of James Stewart classic It’s a Wonderful Life (24 Dec) and the mysterious Mary Poppins returns to remind us how to enjoy ourselves, the disgruntled Grinch poses as Santa Claus on the 15 Dec.


The Brewery Arts Centre
122a Highgate


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