The moment you have all been waiting for has finally arrived! Tickets for our exciting new season go on sale Monday 18 June. You can see what’s on right now by looking at our website and you can start buying your tickets via our What’s On calendar or by phoning our box office on 01635 244246 between 10am and 4.30pm any day, Monday to Friday.
We have some fantastic shows lined up, with something for everyone and, whether you are a fan of folk, a comedy connoisseur, or a blues buff, just to whet your appetite for our delicious assortment, here are some selected highlights:
Back by popular demand, Rev P makes a welcome return on Thursday 23 August, with a (quite literally) fiery performance. Tribute band Clearwater Creedence Revival play here on Friday 14 September and, despite his broken arm, the unstoppable Stevie Nimmo comes to AAC on Thursday 11 October with young guitarist Dave Devlin taking on the guitar duties.
Talented singer-songwriter Elles Bailey pays us a return visit on Friday 12 October, and Danny Bryant’s nine-piece Big Band are celebrating the release of their new album with us on Friday 16 November. Playing songs from The Blues Band, along with his own compositions, is Dave Kelly with his band on Thursday 22 November. ‘Blue Note’ South African guitarist Dan Patlansky showcases his dazzling technique on Friday 23 November.
NewGrass Cutters are back on Friday 7 September, Sam Carter on Saturday 15 September, BBC2 Folk Awards nominee Ange Hardy visits on Friday 28 September. Celtic Rock band Sir Reg bring us a taste of craic on Saturday 13 October and on Tuesday 30 October we welcome John Smith.
More folk treats are in store from Roving Crows on Thursday 15 November, guitarist Robbie McIntosh on Saturday 1 December and Mandolinquents get us in the mood for Christmas on Thursday 13 December. Co-founder of The Squeeze, Chris Difford, plays a solo gig on Friday 1 March.
Social media sensation Sam Avery: The Learner Parent will have all parents empathising with his hilarious take on the trials and tribulations of parenthood on Thursday 1 November. We are thrilled to host comedy legend Stephen K Amos on Saturday 17 November. Last year’s sell-out show by The Thinking Drinkers was such a success that they will be back with a brand new, hilarious, intoxicating bar-hop through history for two nights next February.
For a blast from the past, come and see ‘80s singer-songwriter Ian McNabb on Saturday 8 September, Contemporary rock band Jawbone, featuring Marcus Bonfanti release their debut album this year and you can hear them live at AAC on Thursday 13 September. rock legends Curved Air on Saturday 29 September, Big Country on Thursday 4 October. The Kast Off Kinks (all actual former members of the band) visit us again on Saturday 26 January.
The inimitable Alan Clayson and his Argonauts will take you on a musical odyssey on Friday 30 November. Our tribute bands are always popular, so make sure you book your tickets early for Whole Lotta Led on Saturday 20 October, Not the Rolling Stones on Saturday 24 November, LiveWire AC/DC on Saturday 2 February, and The Total Who Show on Saturday 16 February.
The story of Shackleton’s Carpenter on Thursday 27 September recounts the unsung hero who ensured the safety of the crew stranded in Antarctica. Thought-provoking topics of PTSD and the plight of refugees are presented in Give Me Your Love on Wednesday 10 October and The Journey on Wednesday 14 November. A Hundred Different Words for Love is a hilarious, heart-lifting story of romance, despair and friendship and you can see it on Thursday 18 October.
For a Christmas treat, why not bring the family to Ballet Theatre UK’s performance of Beauty and the Beast, which runs from 21 to 23 December? For the young ones, during February half term we have an enchanting performance of Snow White, Rose Red, Bear Brown.