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Seeing the Lights

Fri 18 Sep - Sat 3 Oct

In this funny, heart-warming, and uplifting drama, a fractious family arrange a rare get-together for their Mum’s birthday. it might make you wonder why anyone of sound mind would choose to have a family at all! 

Barbara Dickson

Weds 23 Sept

A multi-million selling recording artist and an Olivier Award-winning actress, Barbara emerged from the 1960s Scottish folk scene to become a huge star...

Acoustic Strawbs

Mon 28 Sept

One of the most successful folk-rock-progressive bands of the 1960s and 70s, they had top ten hits on both sides of the Atlantic...


Tues 6 – Sat 24 Oct

To mark the SJT’s 60th anniversary, Alan Ayckbourn returns to the new Vic with a revival of one of his most popular plays. “Sharp, sad and funny” (The Guardian), Confusions was last seen at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1974.

Hero's Welcome

Thurs 8 – Sat 24 Oct

Remarkably, Hero’s Welcome is Alan Ayckbourn’s 79th play. Most are first performed at his home theatre in Scarborough and then, because of our special relationship with the great writer, here at the New Vic. It’s a real privilege.

Poles Apart

Tues 27 – Sat 31 Oct

John Godber is one of the country’s most popular playwrights. In his scorching new comedy, two worlds collide when the scaffolders from hell descend upon a quiet theatre. 

The Winter's Tale

Tues 3 – Sat 7 Nov

New Vic favourites Northern Broadsides return with a beautiful and beguiling love story. A joyous tale culminating in forgiveness, harmony and happiness performed by a charismatic cast of actor-musicians. It will warm your heart and lift your spirits.

Waiting for Godot

Tues 10 – Sat 14 Nov

Beckett’s 60-year-old masterpiece is a groundbreaking meditation on the meaning of life and death. Moving seamlessly between absurdist comic sketch and captivating philosophical drama, it was voted the most significant english language play of the 20th Century.

Steeleye Span

Weds 25 Nov

Folk-Rock pioneers Steeleye Span are touring with a new live show. Maddy Prior, the voice of Steeleye, leads a lineup featuring faces old and new...

Robin Hood & Marian

Sat 21 Nov – Sat 30 Jan

For the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the New Vic has adapted the Robin Hood legends for family audiences. Brought to stage by the brilliant creative team behind The Borrowers, and The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

Eric's Christmas Party

Mon 30 Nov – Sat 12 Dec

The one-and-only Eric is back! Join him and his multi-talented band of actors and musicians for a night of non-stop comedy, inspired mayhem, and some of the greatest music of the 1960s. It’ll be the best night out this christmas – guaranteed!

The Albion Band

Weds 16 Dec

With readings, folk carols and music, a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain with four great musicians.

The Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir

Sat 19 Dec

They’ve appeared at the Vic every Christmas for an incredible 30 years! Spine-tingling, moving, unforgettable, their concerts are an instant sell-out. Make sure to book soon. 

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Weds 6 Jan

An annual New Year visit from ‘The Pasadenas’ is becoming one of the most popular New Vic traditions. And it’s easy to see why – the best arrangements...

Moricosta String Trio

Weds 27 Jan

Lucy Baker-Stockdale (violin), Steven Burnard (viola) and Jessica Burroughs (cello). Internationally acclaimed musicians who met at the BBC Philharmonic and are all in great demand as chamber and orchestral musicians, and as soloists.




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