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The Witham are offering our local community and visitors the chance to enjoy a festival gig with Sheelanagig, on Friday 31 August from 8pm and pay nothing until after the gig, when you will be invited to put what you think it’s worth.

Sheelanagig for over a decade have brought their array of foot-stomping folk tunes to audiences across the globe. A quintet with a well-stocked armoury of stringed instruments – guitar, fiddle, double bass – added with the rhythmic energy of flute and drums and a bagful of joint-jumping tunes, these boys from the South-West England create a real dynamic which is inherent in both their furious dance medleys as well as their interestingly arranged original pieces.

Please note, this is a standing gig so the bar remains open throughout and you chance to enjoy live music without having to buy a ticket. To help people access live music, The Witham are not selling tickets for this event but asking people to reserve a place and then pay whatever they feel the experience is worth following the gig. All that’s required is for you to reserve your place through the contact details below.

As Tom Stanier from The Witham team said, ‘I saw Sheelanagig at Womad last year and no one was sitting down…. Everyone was dancing. We love that kind of energy here at The Witham and invite you to join us for a foot-stomping night of fantastic music!’

As Interim Director Shelagh Avery comments, ‘We are delighted to give everyone the chance to enjoy this lively, exciting evening of music at Barnard Castle’s arts centre. As part of our Investing in The Witham fundraising campaign, we are listening to our audience and would love to hear what you think of this opportunity to enjoy live music at whatever value you place on the experience.’

For more information about Sheelanagig, Pay What You Decide and to reserve your place, please head here call The Witham box office on 01833 631107,  visit The Witham in open hours from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday or




Celebrating 20 years with twenty paintings commissioned by Gallerina to help champion the North – our landscape, our coast, our people and streets but above all our talent.

Dates Wed 8 August to Wed 29 August
Time: 10am to 4pm

The D Project Dance Company offer a wonderful dance workshop for 4+ years inspired by all things BIG!

DateThursday 23 August
Time: 1.30pm - 3.00pm
Price: £6


Regarded as one of the world’s greatest tenors, Jonas Kaufmann has captivated audiences across the globe with his incredible voice.

Date: Thursday 30th August
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £12 adult | £10 16 years and under


Sheelanagig for over a decade have brought their array of foot-stomping folk tunes to audiences across the globe. Come to The Witham for this gig and don't pay anything until afterwards.... then PAY WHAT YOU THINK IT'S WORTH!

Date: Friday 31st August
Time: 8.00pm


Age Does Not Define us: Rethinking Age & Ageing.

A collaborative exhibition from the National Innovation Centre for Ageing and The Age of No Retirement, as part of the Inspired By Programme of events within the Great Exhibition of the North

Date Tues 4 September - Sat 6 October
Time: 10 am - 4 pm


Winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society's 'Young Artist Award', internationally acclaimed concert pianist Clare Hammond comes to Witham with a programme that showcases the sheer range of expression and imagination possible on the piano.

Date Wednesday 5 September 2018
Time: 7.30 pm
Price: £8 | £5 for 16 years and under


by Polly Stenham after August Strindberg

Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas.

Date Thursday 6 September 2018
Time: 7.00 pm
Price: £12 | £10 for 16 years and under


One of Britain's leading one-liner comics returns to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery.

Date: Saturday 8th September
8.00pm, 7.30pm Doors, 7.00pm bar/café
Price: £17


Join popular local artist Anne Mason for a day learning to paint using acrylics or to improve your painting skills.

Date Saturday 8 September 2018
Time: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Price: £50


Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.

Date: Wednesday 12 September 2018
Time: 7.00pm
Price: £14 | £12 for 16 years and under 


Six week course, suitable for absolute beginners as well as the more experienced.

Date Wednesday 12 September 
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Price: £75 plus £10 for materials


From the World's Most Spectacular Opera series, experience the love, laughter and loss of La Bohème at the magnificent Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Date Thursday 13 September 2018
Time: 7.00 pm
Price: £12 | £10 for 16 years and under 



FAREWELL TOUR Chilli Enterprises presents the legendary Eddie and the Hot Rods.

Date Saturday 15 September 2018
Time: 7.30 pm
Price: £15 in advance | £18 on the door | £12 for 16 years and under


Due to phenomenal demand the Bafta-winning stand-up and voice of Love Island is back on UK stages this autumn, as his sell-out tour is extended for the third and final time.

Date: Tuesday 18 September
Time: Doors: 7.30pm, Start: 8.00pm
Ticket: £16.50


Irresistibly frothy and lavishly theatrical, The Merry Widow has enough tangled affairs, narrow misses and jealous lovers to fuel a French farce.

Date Thursday 20 September 2018
Time: 7.15 pm
Price: £12 | £10 for 16 years and under 


Winners of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Original Track 

Date: Saturday 22 September 
Time: 8.00pm 
Early Bird booking price: £13 | £15 on the door 


Ever since he was a small boy, all Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius.  

Date: Tuesday 25 September
Time: Doors: 7.30pm, 8.00pm
Ticket: £14 Adult £12 concessions


A tale beginning with a remarkable incident on the beaches of Dunkirk in 1940. The soldier who escaped from Hitler’s clutches at the last minute was Alex Turner.
Four years later his son, Neville Turner, was born in Crook.

DateWednesday 26 September2018
Time: 7.30 pm
Price: £6


The Shape of Water is a fantasy drama in which a mute woman working in a research facility develops a relationship with an amphibious creature.

Date Thursday 27 September 2018
Time: 7.30 pm
Price: £5 | £4 for 16 years and under


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