Now on sale: Dick Whittington Pantomime!

We are delighted to announce our 2017 family Pantomime today! In December 2017 we will be performing the magical adventure of Dick Whittington!

Join Dick and his magical feline friend on an enchanting adventure as they run away to London to seek fame and fortune. But it won’t be plain sailing with the dastardly King Rat out to thwart him at every turn. With some help from good friends including Sarah the Cook and Idle Jack, will Dick win the day?

From the team behind last year’s hit Cinderella, Seaton Delaval Pantomime Society present the perfect panto for the whole family to enjoy, packed full of all of the usual show-stopping songs, dazzling dance routines and hilarious knockabout comedy with bags of audience participation and fun. This year also celebrates the 45th anniversary of our Society.

Click here for dates and ticket prices along with how to book.

Grab your tickets early for the best seats in the house!

10th Anniversary Gala Dinner

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In the summer of 2007 a group of volunteers saved a rundown Salvation Army Hall which within a staggering 12 weeks was refurbished and reborn into a multipurpose arts venue. With the help of the entire cast and chorus of Aladdin carrying bricks, rubble and bits of timber whilst rehearsing and singing songs, plus amazing support from the local community and generous companies the venue was ready for the opening performance of Aladdin by the Seaton Delaval Pantomime Society in the December.

10 year’s later through a vast amount of changes and challenges, our venue continues to be a thriving community asset presenting a range of shows and events for all to enjoy. The whole operation is still ran entirely by volunteers, for the love of the arts. We’ve seen some spectacular performances take place over the years from live music to comedy, dance and drama all of which have been enjoyed by over 20,000 audience members.

Join us for a night of celebration as we mark our 10th Anniversary with a spectacular Gala Dinner. Including a drinks reception, delicious three course meal, speeches and live entertainment, we invite all our patrons, supporters, volunteers and friends to help us celebrate this milestone in style with a night to remember! Black Tie dress code with carriages at 11pm.

Tickets are available only via the Box Office on 0191 237 5460 or by emailing info@seatondelavalartscentre.com

 

#REACH Project – Touring in the North East

We were delighted to be one of nine partner venues in the #REACH project which ran from April 2014 to December 2016 and toured nine high-quality, contemporary theatre productions to eight venues across the north east including ours.

We welcomed some fantastic shows, grew our audience tenfold and our volunteers gained so many new skills and knowledge along with a wide network of other venue staff to share idea’s and ask advice. All of this was made possible by Arts Council England funding and the amazing #REACH team from ARC Stockton and DepArts. A huge thank you to everyone who made the project possible. We’ve already seen a lasting legacy with one contemporary show already on sale and more to be booked throughout the year.

Check out his great PDF giving a summary of the three year project.

www.artsprofessional.co.uk/magazine/article/small-venues-do-it-differently

New What’s On brochure for 2017

presentation1Our brand new What’s On brochure for our 2017 Winter to Spring season has arrived! It’s packed with all the shows and events coming up at our venue over the next few months.

Highlights include brand new play Ventoux by 2Magpies Theatre telling the gripping story of the dramatic battle between Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani in the Tour de France 2000 on Mont Ventoux. North East favourites The Caffreys return along with The Baldy Holly Band and a hillarious comedy triple bill with three plays in one night by Baroque Theatre Company.

2017 is also a very special year for us as we continue to celebrate 10 years of our venue opening.

Hard copies are available at the Arts Centre and in local shops around Seaton Delaval including the Lakes and Dales Co-Op.

You can also download a digital copy by Clicking Here. We hope to see you soon at one of our many shows and events.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

macmillinaOn Saturday 1st October we held our first Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning. It was a great success with lots of people popping in and out throughout the morning. We made £149.20 in total which is a fantastic figure going directly to Macmillan. If you were able to come along, made cakes or helped with setting up/packing down – thank you so much.

Tickets are flying out the door for Cinderella!

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Tickets are flying out the door for our spectacular family Pantomime Cinderella coming this December. 50% of our tickets have been sold already! So if you want to go to the ball in our grandest Panto to date make sure you get your tickets booked before it’s too late. Join Cinders, loveable Buttons, the gruesome ugly sisters and a host of characters for the greatest Pantomime of them all! Following the success of Puss in Boots, Seaton Delaval Pantomime Society are back, this year celebrating 10 years of the Seaton Delaval Arts Centre with the classic fairy tale of Cinderella. Perfect for the whole family, the show is packed full of all of the usual show-stopping songs, dazzling dance routine and knockabout comedy with bags of audience participation. You shall go to the ball in our biggest Panto yet!

Friday 2nd December at 7.00pm
Saturday 3rd December at 1.00pm and 7.00pm
Sunday 4th December at 1.00pm
Monday 5th December at 7.00pm – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 6th December – No Performance
Wednesday 7th December at 7.00pm
Thursday 8th December at 7.00pm
Friday 9th December at 7.00pm
Saturday 10th December at 1.00pm and 7.00pm

Full Price: £9.00 | Concession: £8.00 | Family: £30.00
Ticket prices the same as 2015!
Book online at www.seatondelavalartscentre.com or call 0191 237 5460

Coffee Mornings continue into 2016

keep-calm-come-to-our-coffee-morning-1We are delighted to announce that our Coffee Mornings will continue into 2016! On the first Saturday of every month we’l be serving up some tasty treats and range of hot and cold drinks in our rear studio along with the chance to see what fantastic shows we have coming up in our season. Our Box Office will also be open for all ticket sales and enquiries.

The first next one is on Saturday 6th February from 10.00am till 1.00pm in the studio, accessible via the Box Office entrance on Blyth Street. They will then continue on the first Saturday of every month. We’d love to see you there and help us spread the word that our coffee mornings are back!

First class donation for community theatre group

A local community theatre group has been given a generous donation of £2,800.

IMG_5871Whitley Bay based Supply Teaching Agency First Class Supply, made a kind donation to the Seaton Delaval Pantomime Society, allowing the purchase of 80 brand new foldable chairs plus two modern storage racks.

Based at the Seaton Delaval Arts Centre, the Pantomime Society produces a summer musical show and traditional Christmas pantomime each year along with other events and performances for the local community. The organisation gives young and old the opportunity to take part in amateur theatre both on stage, behind the scenes and in a number of different roles.

The previous chairs the group had been using were donated second hand back in 2007 and in dire need of replacement. The new smart and comfortable chairs will now be used for all productions the society puts on, along with other events and functions at the Arts Centre.

Headed up by Directors and Founders Lesley Robinson and Steph Boulton, First Class Supply are the leading local independent supply teaching agency and are proud to be the preferred agency for schools across the whole of Northumberland.  The generous donation is an ongoing aspect of the partnership between the two organisations. Previously First Class Supply has bought tickets to a whole evening of the annual pantomime and donated them to a number of local schools in the area.

Steph Boulton, a Director at First Class Supply said “We are delighted to be able to support the Seaton Delaval Pantomime Society again.  However this year we wanted to make a donation that would not only have a really positive impact on the group and its members, but also help secure its future going forward. We recognise the fantastic work they do week in week out teaching acting, singing and dance to local children and adults along with providing high quality shows for the community to enjoy.

Stu Bennett, Chairman of the Seaton Delaval Pantomime Society added “We are delighted to receive this donation as part of the ongoing support from Lesley and Steph at First Class Supply. It’s amazing to have such strong support from a local company on our doorstep. The new chairs look fantastic and will provide a much more comfortable experience for patrons who come to watch our productions going forward.”