SpArC Theatre

Bishops Castle, SY9 5AY

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Toilet access Yes Toilet access
Toilet space limited No Toilet space limited
Wheelchair access level Yes Wheelchair access level
Standard WC Yes Standard WC
Rear wheelchair access No Rear wheelchair access
Ramped wheelchair access No Ramped wheelchair access
Ramped down wheelchair access No Ramped down wheelchair access
Level entrance No Level entrance
Designated parking Yes Designated parking
Reservable parking No Reservable parking
Internal lift No Internal lift
Induction loop No Induction loop
Guide dogs Yes Guide dogs

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday18Dec

The Man Who Invented ChristmasPG

In 1843, the celebrated British novelist, Charles Dickens, is at a low point in his career with three flops behind him and his family expenses piling up at home. Determined to recover, Dickens decides to write a Christmas story and self-publish it in less than two months. As Dickens labors writing on such short notice, his estranged father and mother come to bunk with him. Still haunted by painful memories of his father ruining his childhood by his financial irresponsibly, Dickens develops a writer's block which seems to have no solution. As such, Dickens must face his personal demons epitomized through his characters, especially in his imagined conversations with Ebenezer Scrooge. Now with a looming deadline, Dickens struggles for inspiration against his frustrations and his characters' opinions in a literary challenge creating a classic tale that would define the essential soul of modern Christmas.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £3.00  Child: £3.00 

Time
2.00pm

Running Time
104

Enquiries
01588 630321/ 638038; www.sparctheatre.co.uk

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Friday4Jan

2019

SmallfootU

A delightful animated comedy adventure about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery. Migo, a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn't exist -- a human! News of this ‘Smallfoot’ throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village. This conveys a thoughtful lesson about tolerance and learning to see the other’s point of view, all within the colourful, computer-rendered trappings of the genre. With laugh-out-loud moments and cracking songs, Smallfoot has its heart in the right place and is also great fun.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £5.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
4.00pm

Running Time
96

Enquiries
01588 630321/ 638038; www.sparctheatre.co.uk

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Thursday10Jan

2019

Trafalgar Releasing
The King & I From the London Palladium

The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event presented from London’s iconic Palladium. Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a "powerhouse" (The Times) performance. Also returning to her Tony Award winning role as Lady Thiang is Ruthie Ann Miles. Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals. “Five stars for a sumptuous King and I. Book Now. It’s a hit” - The Times “We left the London Palladium on a bright cloud of music - joyous!” - Daily Mail “Looks and sounds ravishing. Complete rapture” - The Telegraph

Event Type
Satellite Screening

Age range
12A

Tickets
Adult: £12.00  Child: £7.00 

Time
19:00

Enquiries
01588 630321/ 638038; www.sparctheatre.co.uk

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Thursday17Jan

2019

Peterloo12a

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter's Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protesters were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £5.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
7.00pm

Running Time
154

Enquiries
01588 630321/ 638038; www.sparctheatre.co.uk

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Tuesday22Jan

2019

The BookshopPG

England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower. As Florence's obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Based on Penelope Fitzgerald's acclaimed novel, The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £3.00  Child: £3.00 

Time
2.00pm

Running Time
113

Enquiries
01588 630321/ 638038; www.sparctheatre.co.uk

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Thursday31Jan

2019

NTLive
I'm Not Running

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare? Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014. Show image photograph (Sian Brooke) by Felicity McCabe

Event Type
Satellite Screening

Age range
12A

Tickets
Adult: £11.00  Child: £7.00 

Time
19:00

Enquiries
01588 630321/ 638038; www.sparctheatre.co.uk

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Tuesday26Feb

2019

Christopher RobinPG

The young boy who embarked on countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. As an adult Christopher Robin, is now focused on his new life, work, and family, suddenly he meets his old friend Winnie the Pooh. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £3.00  Child: £3.00 

Time
2.00pm

Running Time
104

Enquiries
01588 630321/ 638038; www.sparctheatre.co.uk

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Friday1Mar

2019

The Nutcracker and The Four Realms (TBC)PG

In Disney’s latest live-action fantasy adventure a mysterious gift leads Clara to a magical hidden world. Where Clara meets a soldier named Phillip, a gang of mice and the Regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers, and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger, to retrieve Clara's key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £5.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
6.30pm

Running Time
99

Enquiries
01588 630321/ 638038; www.sparctheatre.co.uk

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Thursday7Mar

2019

Bohemian Rhapsody (TBC)12a

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £5.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
7.00pm

Running Time
134

Enquiries
01588 630321/ 638038; www.sparctheatre.co.uk

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Tuesday26Mar

2019

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)PG

A sophisticated comedy studded with sparkling moments, Breakfast at Tiffany’s tells the story of two bohemians falling in love against a Manhattan backdrop. When aspiring writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard) moves into his new apartment, he is both intrigued by and drawn to his unconventional neighbour Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn). A Givenchy-clad free spirit, Holly is a party girl whose intensely stylish façade masks an inner despair and a hidden past. Henry Mancini provides the musical score, with the Oscar-winning ballad ‘Moon River’ underscoring a sublimely romantic climax.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £3.00  Child: £3.00 

Time
2.00pm

Running Time
115

Enquiries
01588 630321/ 638038; www.sparctheatre.co.uk

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Thursday28Mar

2019

A Star Is Born (TBC)15

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer, until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £5.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
7.00pm

Running Time
136

Enquiries
01588 630321/ 638038; www.sparctheatre.co.uk

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Tuesday9Apr

2019

PatrickPG

Sarah is a young woman whose life is in a bit of a mess. The last thing she needs is someone else to look after. Yet, like it or not, her Grandmother has bequeathed her a very spoiled pug - Patrick. Surely she must have had her reasons?

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £3.00  Child: £3.00 

Time
2.00pm

Running Time
94

Enquiries
01588 630321/ 638038; www.sparctheatre.co.uk

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number