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Audiences in for a festive delight this Christmas at Bishop Auckland Town Hall

Published December 13, 2022 10.06am

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Bishop Auckland Town Hall with a classic pantomime, festive award-winning folk music and screenings of a festive favourite this December.

Dick Whittington

Classic pantomime Dick Whittington

Starting tomorrow (Wednesday 14 December), Talegate Theatre returns to our venue with its spectacular pantomime Dick Whittington.

With performances at 11.00am and 2.00pm until Sunday 18 December, audiences can join hero Dick Whittington on an adventure to London where the streets are paved with gold.

Packed with songs, slapstick, silliness, audience participation and all the fairytale magic of a traditional pantomime, this fun-filled extravaganza is guaranteed to delight the whole family.

Tickets are priced at £10.00 (£8.00 concessions), with a family ticket for two adults and two children also available at £32.00, and to ensure the show is accessible to all audiences, a relaxed and BSL interpreted performance will take place on Thursday 15 December at 2.00pm.

Jez Lowe

Award-winning songwriter Jez Lowe is also making his return to Bishop Auckland Town Hall with his intrepid touring band on Monday 19 December with his latest show, 'That Snow Joke'.

Part folk concert, part music-hall revue, audiences can expect a musical feast of guitar, cittern, fretless bass, fiddle, melodeon, piano, whistles and trademark harmony vocals.

Jez and his band will be joined by special guest, actor and balladeer Benny Graham, to share the music, merriment and mirth of Christmas in the North East.

Audiences are invited to sing along, laugh along and drive the cold winter away with tickets priced at £12.00 (£10.00 concession).

It's a Wonderful Life

Completing the festive line-up is Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life with a matinée and evening screening on Wednesday 21 December.

Starring James Stewart, Donna Read and Lionel Barrymore, tickets for the venue's screenings of this quintessential classic cost just £5.00.

Lizzie Glazier, our culture venues and programme manager, said: "We are delighted to be hosting such a varied line-up this December here at Bishop Auckland Town Hall and we hope audiences will enjoy the festive programme."

For more information and to book tickets, contact the box office on 03000 269 524 or book online at Bishop Auckland Town Hall