Community Events

Theatre and other Events at Church Stretton School  

We are working hard to make the school; Theatre; and Cinema locally accessible and inclusive in Church Stretton .

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT please!

Our Satellite Live screenings give all of us in the Stretton’s a chance to see top quality productions filmed live from the country’s most famous theatre venues. How lucky we are to have such a lovely local and easily accessible facility which is also available to many local community organisations to hold their events.

How lucky we are to have such a lovely local and easily accessible facility which is also available to many local community organisations to hold their events.

Our Summer Programme continues on 3rd July with Flicks in the Sticks showing of THE BFG.    Based on the story by Roald Dahl a girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant in this epic film.

 Our school SUMMER CONCERT is to be held on 19th July. An annual school event that is extremely popular.

 Then – commencing on 31st July, with the Arts Exhibition Opening Reception - our local CHURCH STRETTON ARTS FESTIVAL offers you an extravaganza of Music, Drama, Pictures and Crafts over a period of 2 weeks at the start of the Summer Holidays.

 We have a great mix of events lined up for our Autumn Programme and into 2018. Some of which are shown here.

Manon

Manon LIVE from The Royal Opera House
 
Ballet in three acts
 
Church Stretton School Theatre Thursday 3rd May @ 7.15pm
 
KENNETH MACMILLAN’S POWERFUL TELLING OF MANON AND DES GRIEUX’S  TRAGIC LOVE IS A MASTERPIECE OF MODERN BALLET, SET TO MUSIC BY MASSENET.
 
Book your pre-theatre meals in THE PLACE Restaurant and reserve seats in the theatre. A fantastic meal prepared by our award-winning chef.
 
Two-courses with wine or soft drink £15.00. Essential to pre-book.
 
£12 and £6 (under 18) pay on the door or pre-book
Enquiries and pre-bookings 01694 722209
Online sales at www.artsalive.co.uk 

Spring  Concert - Church Stretton Choral Society

Saturday 5th May 2018

7.30 pm £tbc

 

Schubert Mass in G and Eternal Light - a requiem by Howard Goodall, plus short supporting pieces by Beethoven and Mendelssohn."

Macbeth - National Theatre Live

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare’s  most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello)   and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

THIS IS A SCREENING OF THE LIVE PERFORMANCE
Church Stretton School Theatre
Thursday 10th May @ 7.00pm
 
£12 and £6 (under 18) pay on the door or pre-book
Enquiries and pre-bookings 01694 722209
Online sales at www.artsalive.co.uk

 

Swan Lake

The Royal Ballet broadcast LIVE from The Royal Opera House
Church Stretton School Theatre
Tuesday 12th June @ 7.15pm
Book your pre-theatre meals in THE PLACE Restaurant and reserve seats in the theatre. A fantastic meal prepared by our award-winning chef.
Two-courses with wine or soft drink £15.00. Essential to pre-book.
 
£12 and £6 (under 18) pay on the door or pre-book
Enquiries and pre-bookings 01694 722209
 
Online sales at www.artsalive.co.uk
 

Church Stretton Arts Festival

July 28th – August 12th 2018

To whet your appetite, we have the following excellent selection of musical concerts lined up for next year… other events, including Drama, will be added later…

We are very pleased to invite back members of the London Mozart Players to open the Festival, who were enthusiastically received in 2016.

We have clarinetist Robert Plane and the Gould Piano Trio (Photo: Chris Stock)

Kosmos, a trio of violin, viola and accordion, promise an exciting range of music from around the world.

Aquarelle Guitar Quartet, who were very popular when they visited in 2015.

Pelleas Ensemble, with an interesting and attractive combination of instruments – flute, viola and harp.

Trombonist Peter Moore, who won BBC Young Musician at the age of 12 (Photo: Kaupo Kikkas)

Excellent Malaysian pianist Lee-Jae Phang will be giving a recital (Photo: Miguel Teixeira)

O Duo, a very successful percussion duo.

A viola recital by the spellbinding Milena Simovic, accompanied by Olga Sitkovetsky.

And what better way to close the Festival, than with “The Complete and Utter History of Jazz”

 

Put the dates for next year’s festival in your diary now…

July 28th – August 12th 2018

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The Church Stretton and South Shropshire Arts Festival

The Festival is registered as an Educational Charity Reg. No. 511905

 

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Royal Shakespeare Company

Wednesday 12th September 2018

7.00pm £12/36

 

This comedy featuring Sir John Falstaff was first published in 1602, though believed to have been written sometime before 1597.  Sir John Falstaff, staying in Windsor and down on his luck, decides to restore his fortunes by seducing the wives of two wealthy citizens. He sends Mistress Page and Mistress Ford identical love letters, but they discover his double dealing and set about turning the tables, arranging an assignation at Mistress Ford's house. Frank Ford has heard of Falstaff's plan and decides to test his wife's fidelity. Pretending to be Master Broom, he pays Falstaff to seduce his wife on his behalf, twice almost catching them together. The Pages' daughter Anne is pursued by three suitors. The French physician Doctor Caius is her mother's choice, whilst her father favours Slender, Justice Shallow's kinsman. Anne herself is in love with Fenton.                                                     

Mistress Quickly is being paid by all three suitors to advance their cause.A duel between Doctor Caius and Parson Evans is averted when the Host of the Garter Inn plays a trick on them, and they in turn pay him back.In Windsor Great Park at night, Falstaff is set up for his final punishment - and one of Anne Page's suitors is successful.

 

 

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