December 2023

Click on the following links if you are looking for the Mary Hare School show or ACE Dance Winter Showcase.

Mid-shot of male, Ben Poole, holding a guitar with a shoulder strap. Ben has short hair on the sides, long hair on top in a ponytail and is wearing a black shirt. Text: Ben Poole. Wednesday 13 December. £16 Full Price. £14 Concessions. "Truly Astonishing - Classic Rock Magazine. "So Amazing!" - Beth Hart.

Ben Poole is an internationally applauded, award winning blues, rock and soul guitarist, singer and songwriter hailing from the United Kingdom. Nominated as one of the “Best Blues Guitarists in the world” just prior to the 2 year pandemic hiatus alongside names such as Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Joe Bonamassa & many more by the USA’s ‘Guitar World Magazine’ Ben Poole is very much at the forefront of the talent rich blues/rock scene on a worldwide scale.

 A now internationally recognised touring and recording artist since beginning his career playing on the local UK blues circuit aged 16, Ben Poole has also received critical acclaim from some of the most renowned blues and rock musicians in the world such as Jeff Beck, Gary Moore, John Mayall, Beth Hart, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Walter Trout, Richie Kotzen, Philip Sayce and many more. Besides this he has graced the covers of, as well as receiving awards and accolades from some of the most respected publications and organisations, including being voted in the top 15 best blues guitar players in the world a few years ago by the biggest selling guitar magazine in Europe (Total Guitar Magazine/ Music Radar).

“Truly astonishing” – Classic Rock Magazine 
“F***ing amazing!” – Jeff Beck


Stage shot of Ballet Theatre UKs Wizard of Oz with dances in full costume as Dorothy, Tinman, Glinda and scarecrow. Text: Ballet Theatre UK. The Wizard of Oz. Saturday 16 December 5pm. Sunday 17 December 2pm & 6pm. Full Price £21. Adult Concessions £18. Family £65.

Join Ballet Theatre UK as we follow the yellow brick road and discover all the wonders of Oz.

Enjoy Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion, (and yes Toto too) as they seek the Wonderful Wizard to find that there’s no place like home!

The Wizard of Oz is a two act, full-length, ballet adaptation of the iconic tale by L. Frank Baum, told through the magic of classical dance. Set to a classical score which brings the story to life, this production is family friendly and is the perfect way to introduce children to the classical ballet.

The production is presented with beautiful backdrops, stunning theatrical sets and costumes evoking the iconic sketches by W.W. Denslow, from the original publication.

“A ballet company of great achievement”– The Dancing Times


Promotional image of Ebeneezer Scrooge's facial outline with tophat and glasses on a red background. Text
: GreenMatthews. A Christmas Carol In Concert. Wednesday 20 December. 7pm. Full Price £15. Concessions £13. Uplifting and melodic, Green Matthews' A Christmas Carol perfectly recaptures the simple Yuletide delights of fellowship, laughter and good cheer.

This unique retelling of Dickens’ heart-warming tale uses an array of traditional and modern instruments and authentic musical arrangements. It brims with warmth, wit and wonder.

Modern-day balladeers GreenMatthews take the well-loved festive adventure back to its Victorian fireside roots, painting a vivid and evocative picture of Dickens’ world. Chris Green (voice, guitar, mandocello, piano), Sophie Matthews (voice, flute, English border bagpipes) and special guest Jude Rees (voice, oboe, melodeon) use a magical blend of new lyrics, traditional midwinter English folk tunes and carol melodies to illustrate the transformation of flinty-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge into the epitome of the Christmas spirit – warm-hearted, generous and loving.

Uplifting and melodic, Green Matthews’ A Christmas Carol perfectly recaptures the simple Yuletide delights of fellowship, laughter and good cheer.

“A delightful show… a lively retelling” – London Theatre Reviews

“Sheer festive delight” – FolkWords


We are on the site of Mary Hare School, please stick to the public areas (the auditorium, foyer, grass and smoking area to the left hand side of the venue entrance as you look at it).

Doors to the venue open an hour before the performance starts, with the bar starting service at the same time. Doors to the auditorium usually open half an hour before a performance.

Tickets can be purchased from the box office (which is directly opposite the entrance doors) during opening hours (10am-4.30pm weekdays), as well as just before and during the show.Our box office and bar accept both card and cash payments.
Please note that there is no cash machine on site. FOR CARER AND ACCESS SEATS, please call 01635 244 246 – or email