February Highlights

Published on 15th January 2024

Get ready to shake off those winter blues this February at Brewery Arts!

Powerhouse performers Urban Voodoo Machine light up the Malt Room stage and breathtaking string sensations, Rant, do their sweet thing. We unveil some real treats in the cinema too – The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme features a different film every Saturday through February, with a very special Premiere of Mondays: See You ‘This’ Week! setting it off.

Continuing to elevate things this month, Daliso Chaponda brings all the laughter to lighten our moods. Equally Uplifting is the bonkers Morgan and West’s Massive Magic Show for Kids. Enjoy all this and more in our exciting February programme of events in live music, comedy, visual arts and more.

Live Music


Wednesday 7 February | Doors: 7.30pm | Tickets: £20.50 | Malt Room Standing and Seating

One of the most influential bands of early British progressive rock, formed originally in 1968, Colosseum fuse an adventurous approach to rock with strong jazz and blues influences.

Back again, Under the motto “The Return Of The Legend”, the originals from Live ’71 – Chris Farlowe, Clem Clempson & Mark Clarke were joined by Malcolm Mortimore on Drums, Nick Steed on Keyboards and Kim Nishikawara on Saxophone. The new line-up presents Colosseum classics such as “Lost Angeles” & the “Valentyne Suite” as well as songs from their highly-acclaimed new studio album, “Restoration”.

Vacant Weekend
+ Support From Holly Brooke & DieKaiDie

Friday 9 February | Doors: 7.30pm | Tickets: Early Bird £7, Standard £9 | Malt Room Standing

Vacant Weekend are an alt-pop trio from Cumbria, currently based in Manchester. The three friends met in school and were bound together immediately, finding comfort in jamming and performing music together. The band in its current iteration was formed in 2018 and took inspiration from disco, Motown, and noughties indie-rock like Two Door Cinema Club and The Wombats. Now they have carved out their own niche that can loosely be described as funk-inspired, groove-focused, cathartic indie rock.

Grace Petrie

Wednesday 28 February | Doors: 7.30pm | Tickets: £20.50 | Malt Room Standing

It’s two years since CONNECTIVITY (2021) smashed into the top 40 and debuted at #1 in the UK download chart, propelling the fiercely independent GRACE PETRIE from critics’ choice to the main stages of major festivals and venues across Europe, Australia and Canada, mesmerising audiences with the ferocity of her socially urgent lyricism and the barnstorming power of her live show.

The Urban Voodoo Machine

Friday 16 February | Doors: 7.30pm | Tickets: £15.50 | Malt Room Standing

The Urban Voodoo Machine’s own brand of Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop’n’Stroll have swayed audiences all over the UK and Europe for 2 decades now.

The Urban Voodoo Machine – part circus, part theatre with a big dose of good old Rock’n’Roll Show!

View all Music here.

Theatre & Family Entertainment

Alice in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland
Presented by Box Tale Soup

Saturday 10 February | Starts: 2pm | Tickets: £12.50 | Theatre | Age 3+ yrs

Drawing on the wealth of peculiar episodes from both Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Box Tale Soup invite you down the rabbit hole into a timeless world of wondrous fantasy.

Carroll’s Wonderland floods onto the stage in a whirl of strange contraptions and curious characters. No matter how young or old, everyone will find their own moment of magic in Wonderland and make it safely home again – the only danger is, you may not want to leave!

Winner ‘Best Show for Families’ Buxton Fringe 2014

View all Theatre here.

Comedy & Spoken Word

Daliso Chaponda pointing at a blue bowl

Daliso Chaponda
Feed This Black Man Again

Thursday 15 February | Starts: 8pm | Tickets: £16.50 | Malt Room Seated | Age Guidance 16+ yrs

Daliso did his first show Feed This Black Man 20 years ago. 20 years later, Daliso has done all sorts of things the 22-year-old Chaponda would never have imagined possible.

Feed This Black Man Again is a do-over, as the now widely-loved comic revisits the themes of that debut show with the considerably enhanced comic talents that two decades’ experience brings you. He examines the huge differences between the way you think life will be at twenty, and the reality.

Comedy Club: February

Friday 23 February | Starts: 8pm | Tickets: £14.50 Conc. £12.50 | Malt Room Seated | Age Guidance 18+ yrs

Continuing a fantastic string of Comedy gigs at Brewery Arts, the February Comedy Club features some of the best UK comedians on the UK stand-up circuit for your laughing pleasure!

February’s cracking club features the comedy skills of Jon Pearson, Peter Brush, Ricky Balshaw and Rob Mullholland!

Do note that lineups are subject to change

Grab a pizza before the comedy begins! Place your order at our foyer bar or upstairs in the main bar. We will deliver it directly to your table.

View all Comedy here.

Cinema & Stage On Screen

The long-anticipated All of Us Strangers graces our screens in February, starring Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott.

Also just announced is a brand-new season of National Theatre Live, featuring titles such as Dear England, starring Joseph Fiennes, and the radical Vanya with another appearance from the brilliant Andrew Scott.

Complete the Stage On Screen experience with Prosecco and Canapés, available to enjoy during the interval of selected screenings.

View all Stage on Screen here.


Exhibition by Daniel Cooper

17 February – 13 April | Tue-Sat | 11am-5pm | Free | Foyer Gallery and Sugar Store Gallery

Based in Cumbria, UK, acclaimed artist Daniel Cooper responds with highly emotional expressions to the sublime weather in the Lake District National Park and Cumbrian landscape, home to arguably some of the most beautiful views in England. Using charcoal and mixed media, Cooper observes reality imaginatively and aims to communicate the ever-changing moods of the land and skies through personal involvement with the landscape.

Food & Drink


You can expect a warm friendly welcome and exceptional service in our beautiful Bar & Restaurant, serving a wide range of dishes for all tastes, including plant-based options.

Visit breweryarts.co.uk to view the Menu, opening times and book a table.

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