Telephone: 01289 330 999
Venue Email: [email protected]
Contact: Matthew Rooke
Email: [email protected]
The Maltings Theatre & Cinema and Berwick Visual Arts) is located in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland. It is England's most northern theatre and cinema and uniquely positioned on the border between England and Scotland.
The Maltings is a “mixed-use” venue, presenting both live work (theatre, dance, music, comedy, etc.), films & event broadcasts, classes, and visual arts exhibitions.
The Maltings’ building contains the Main House Theatre (a proscenium arch theatre with raked stalls, circle and boxes, seating 310) and the Henry Travers Studio (a black box space with retractable seating for approximately 70). The venue also includes the Stage Door Bar (a bohemian-style theatre bar), Maltings Kitchen restaurant, offices of the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, meeting rooms and associated facilities. Off-site facilities include two galleries in the town: the Granary Gallery (located within the recently refurbished Berwick YHA building) and the Berwick Gymnasium Gallery.
The Maltings currently presents over 200 live events annually. Additionally, it is one of the North East’s leading independent cinemas, screening around 200 film titles per year. The theatre’s 35mm cinema projection system underwent a digital conversion in February 2013, allowing the presentation of an entirely new area of programming, “event cinema” broadcasts of live performances by some of the greatest artistic companies in the world.
The Maltings is currently funded by Northumberland County Council and Arts Council England.