The winter festival is almost here

So that everyone enjoys the festive spirit and stays safe, the venue has put in place a number of additional measures.

If you are 11 or over ,we require all audience members to wear a mask before entering the building unless exempt.

If you’re 12 or over, please bring proof of a negative lateral flow test* (from within the past 24 hours) and have it ready for us to check on arrival. We advise you build in some extra time to allow us to do these checks at the Front Doors.

*What we require as proof is the email or text that is generated when you register a negative lateral flow test online, which you can do here: If you cannot show a screenshot or printed out copy of this, we will accept a photograph of the test (from within the past 24 hours).

The free test kits can be collected from most pharmacies and by post, and there is no charge for either the test or registering it on the site. You can find your local stockists here, or you can order tests to be posted to you from this link

We have increased ventilation in our spaces which mean that it might feel a little chilly in our auditorium! Rap up warm and enjoy our hot drinks. We are operating a cash bar.

We also have a programme of additional cleaning in place between each performance.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


We won’t be told what our New Normal will be.

We do not accept what you offer.

We will show you what our New Normal will be.

It will be Utopia.


Mon 13th Dec // 19:00

Invite only


An evening that showcases the creativity, chaos and comedy that erupts from students at the Bathway Theatre.

Wed 15th Dec // 19:00


Due to ongoing Covid-enforced absences within our cast and crew, unfortunately performances of Candide have been cancelled.

Candide is a daring journey that questions our perception of reality. A show that takes you on a perilous search for happiness through the ages.

This darkly funny play illustrates the struggle between pessimism and optimism when faced with adversity...Is optimism truly the best for all possible worlds?

Warning: contains themes and content of a sexual and violent nature.



Who are we? Why are we here? What has happened to our world? Welcome to the future. 12 new short plays in an evening of performed rehearsed readings from final-year BA Drama students.

Fri 17th Dec // 19:00