May Highlights

Published on 27th April 2023

We are celebrating the changing of the seasons with a programme of events packed full of live music, live theatre and live screenings!

May sees the award-winning indie-folk band from the Scottish Highlands, Elephant Sessions return to our venue, and Quebec’s driving force behind the progressive folk movement Le Vent Du Nord making their Brewery Arts debut. Highlights in the Theatre include Tapped, and a family-friendly performance where You Choose the ending.

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Live Music

Elephant Sessions

Elephant Sessions

Saturday 6 May | Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £16.50 | Malt Room Standing

Hailing from the Highlands of Scotland, Elephant Sessions have created a progressive blend of engulfing guitars with a bass and drum-heavy backline. Their music combines the very best of trad, funk and electronica, resulting in a new and exciting sound.

Huey Morgan presents Huey 54

Saturday 13 May | Doors 8pm | Tickets £15.50 | Malt Room Standing | Age Guidance Strictly 18+

The hugely respected BBC 6 Music DJ and frontman of the beloved 90s rock/hip-hop band Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Huey Morgan presents Huey 54 at Brewery Arts. Huey will spin soul, funk and disco classics from the 70s, 80s and 90s during this dance floor party.

The Amy Winehouse Band

Friday 19 May | Doors 7pm | Tickets £22.50 | Malt Room Standing

A celebration of Amy Winehouse’s music, life and legacy, performed by Amy’s original band. Forever Amy has become an unforgettable experience for audiences around the world featuring brilliantly staged lights and films which the band are delighted to share.

SBT (Sarabeth Tucek)

Wednesday 24 May | Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £14.50 | Malt Room Standing

Blending contemporary folk with elements of rock and indie, SBT has toured and performed as a support act with the likes of Ray Lamontagne and Bob Dylan. Sarabeth’s voice has been compared to Karen Carpenter with her performance style comparable to Cat Power and Neil Young.

Le Vent Du Nord

Thursday 25 May | Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £18.50 Malt Room Reserved Seating

A leading force in Québec’s progressive francophone folk movement, Le Vent du Nord’s music draws from both traditional sources and original compositions while enhancing its hard-driving soulful music with a broad range of global influences.

★★★★★ “Top of the World” Songlines Magazine

Clearwater Creedence Revival

Friday 26 May | Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £23 | Malt Room Standing

A tribute band like no other, Clearwater Creedence Revival are road-hardened players that sell out at venues all over the world, celebrating the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival and Fogerty.

“In a world seemingly overrun with Creedence bands, this lot can hold their heads high above the rest” ROCKTOPIA, Giants of Rock

Kendal Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival

Saturday 27 May | Doors 1.30pm | Tickets £27.50 | Malt Room Standing

Performing at the Kendal Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival are The Cinelli Brothers, Groundhogs, These Wicked Rivers, and Ramblin’ Preachers. The festival will take place in the Brewery Arts Malt Room throughout the day, from 1.30-10pm.

Family Entertainment

You Choose

You Choose

Saturday 6 May | Starts 2pm | Tickets £12.50 | Theatre | Age Guidance 2-7 yrs

This interactive musical show uses Pippa Goodhart & Nick Sharratt’s picture book, You Choose, as inspiration. Through a series of games and challenges, the audience determines the ending, meaning each show is completely unique with different characters, locations, and costumes every time!

Live Theatre



Thursday 18 May | Starts 8pm | Tickets £12 | Conc. £10 | Brewery Youth Arts £7 | Theatre | Age Guidance 14+

Tapped is a witty and sensitive live theatre performance, portraying the management of mental health and highlighting the personal barriers we put up. Gavi wants to inspire his community and believes that he can change people’s lives for the better.

“Redford’s play has a watchable, episodic-TV quality, with some amusing dialogue and interesting narrative turns.” The Guardian

Stage On Screen

The Sleeping Beauty

Our diverse programme of Stage On Screen continues into May, featuring titles from the National Theatre, The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera, and Exhibition On Screen.

Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s music and Oliver Messel’s fairytale designs in The Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty, witness two men fight to become the next American president in National Theatre Live’s The Best of Enemies, and immerse yourself into the beautifully illustrated and richly detailed Exhibition on Screen, Tokyo Stories.

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