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Share a memory for our archives

Three women sit in the Northcott's lobby looking at photographs from the archives
This Christmas we’ll be celebrating the Northcott’s legacy of bringing people together through pantomime and family performances with Front of House activities at the theatre.

Our heritage project has been exploring the role the theatre has played in the lives of its community. The traditional family trip to the theatre at Christmas has been well documented in the archive and has been warmly remembered in our engagement work this year. An exhibition of photos, programmes, posters and film – as well as new artworks created by a local group of inspirational women – will give visitors the opportunity to see some Christmas highlights from the archive close up.

Leave your own stories on our memory board

Wed 15 Dec – Wed 5 Jan

All stories will be given a place in the archive at the end of the project.

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Mother Goose (2002) – Photo by A. Winn
A young blonde girl partakes in craft activities with a look of concentration on her face

Join us for panto themed craft activities

12 & 19 Dec and 2 Jan, 9am & 12pm

Come and get creative with us in the theatre! There will be free, drop-in panto themed craft activities for families on Sundays throughout the Christmas period.

And there’s more to come…

In April, we’re celebrating and exploring the history of our theatre in its own festival!

As part of the festival, we’ll unveil two exciting new artworks which were commissioned by a group of community representatives in response to the Northcott Theatre Archive. These new pieces will be launched alongside a new live performance created by our Northcott Young Company, inspired by oral histories recorded by the young people involved. There will also be exhibitions and new ways to interact with the archive via an online platform, showcasing digitised materials and a collection of oral histories recorded by volunteers in conversation with people with a strong connection to our heritage.

Find out more about the Northcott’s Archives