SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle

Bishops Castle, SY9 5AY

Visit local website

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 Yes Level entrance
Designated parking Yes Designated parking
Reservable parking Yes Reservable parking
Internal lift No Internal lift
Induction loop No Induction loop
Guide dogs Yes Guide dogs

Click here to view the venue specifications

Upcoming Events

Bait15

British filmmaker Mark Jenkin’s first full-length feature Bait has been critically lauded since its Berlinale premiere. Continuing his focus on handmade filmmaking from his shorts work and shot in grainy 16mm black and white, it chronicles a Cornish coastal town under threat from modernity. Fisherman Martin (Edward Rowe) is struggling to buy a boat while coping with a family rivalry and the influx of London money, Airbnb and stag parties to his harbour village. The summer brings simmering tensions between the locals and newcomers to boiling point, with tragic consequences. Around this drama, Jenkin has fashioned a film that feels original, experimental and often mythic in its observations of the timeless natural world alongside the everyday human one. Strikingly atmospheric and stylistically bold, rooted in local culture and community, Bait is both nostalgic and angrily contemporary and positions Jenkin as an exciting new voice in British cinema.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £6.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
7.00 pm

Running Time
89

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

Running Time
89

Extra Event Information
Socially Distanced seating. Please read customer Covid 19 info on our website www.sparctheatre.co.uk/ where tickets will be on sale from 11/5/2021

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Honeyland12a

In a deserted Macedonian village, Hatidze, a 50-something woman, trudges up a hillside to check her bee colonies nestled in the rocks. Serenading them with a secret chant, she gently maneuvers the honeycomb without netting or gloves. Back at her homestead, Hatidze tends to her handmade hives and her bedridden mother, occasionally heading to the capital to market her wares. One day, an itinerant family installs itself next door, and Hatidze’s peaceful kingdom gives way to roaring engines, seven shrieking children, and 150 cows. Yet Hatidze welcomes the camaraderie, and she holds nothing back—not her tried-and-true beekeeping advice, not her affection, not her special brandy. But soon Hussein, the itinerant family’s patriarch, makes a series of decisions that could destroy Hatidze’s way of life forever.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £6.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
3.00 pm

Running Time
87

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

Running Time
87

Extra Event Information
Socially Distanced seating. Please read customer Covid 19 info on our website www.sparctheatre.co.uk where tickets will be on sale from 11/5/2021

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Friday28May

Portrait of a Lady on Fire15

In this enigmatic historical romance set at the end of the 18th century, artist Marianne is commissioned to paint a betrothal portrait of a young woman, Lady Héloïse. Knowing that Héloïse resists marriage, Marianne disguises herself as a lady’s companion in order to gain her subject’s trust; only to find herself inadvertently falling in love with her. This is a subversively seductive love story, as the two women grapple with a society that prohibits not only sexual and emotional bonds between them, but also the control of their own artistry, bodies and lives. Both bold and restrained, it’s an absorbing and immersive film, gorgeous to look at.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £6.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
7.00 pm

Running Time
122

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

Running Time
122

Extra Event Information
Socially Distanced seating. Please read customer Covid 19 info on our website www.sparctheatre.co.uk where tickets will be on sale from 18/5/2021

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Friday9Jul

Summer Festival - Friday Evening
Whalebone with Jean Atkin followed by ALAW

Arts Alive present a Summer Festival of stories and songs – featuring artists from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Friday evening 7.00 to 9.30pm. English Folk duo Whalebone are joined by poet Jean Atkin to perform 'Understories'. ‘Understories’ is a brush with the new folklore of Shropshire. Here are urban, and rural, myths and tales just out of living memory. They are the common uncommon. Discover Shropshire’s last wolves and cloggers, its haunted roundabouts, pigs, railway lines and oak trees, not to mention the boy who burrowed under a church. ‘Understories' is a delightful, grounded and musical collection of poems that reminds us - through its brightly singing stories - how history is ravelled around memory, community and habitation: that ‘this is living, this is.’ Following 'Understories', reknowned Welsh Folk group ALAW will perform. "welsh musicians don’t come more sensitive, accomplished and exploratory than this crew” fROOTS ALAW are musicians who bring a wealth of experience to a shared passion - the traditional music of Wales. From stirring songs to driving jigs - they communicate their music with relaxed humour and a genuine affection that is truly infectious.

For event flyer and poster: Click Here

Event Type
Live

Age range
12+

Tickets
Adult: £12.00 

Time
19:00

Extra Event Information
Suitable for ages 12+. All tickets are £12, and listed as adult whether for a child or grown up. Thank you

Buy tickets now

Saturday10Jul

Summer Festival - Saturday Lunchtime
Storytellers Sal Tonge, Amy Douglas and Helen East & Rick Wilson

Arts Alive present a Summer Festival of stories and songs – featuring artists from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Summer Festival Saturday Lunchtime 1.00 to 2.30pm. Join local storytellers for stories with a light lunch. Sal Tonge is a storyteller and musician who lives in Stiperstones. She celebrates the music of language and loves to run and daydream round the Devil’s Chair. Sal will tell a tale for winter; a shadowy tale for the dying of the year, sprinkled with the starlight of hope for what could be just around the corner. Award-winning author and storyteller, Amy Douglas tells traditional tales from Shropshire and Scotland. Fire and frost, fear and friendship, the stories we gather to tell in the dark of the year Welsh border storytellers, Helen East and Rick Wilson Helen and Rick create a dynamic combination of words, rhythm, movement and music. Traditional tales are told with contemporary relevance and an ear for the needs of a modern audience.

For event flyer and poster: Click Here

Event Type
Live

Age range
12+

Tickets
Adult: £12.00 

Time
13:00

Extra Event Information
Tickets are limited to 30 places and are all listed as "adult" whether for a child or grown up. Ticket price includes a light lunch, to be provided by The Happy Bap, Bishops Castle. Purchasers will be contacted to confirm any dietary requirements.Thank you

Buy tickets now

Saturday10Jul

Summer Festival - Saturday Evening
Wendy Weatherby & Sandy Brechin and Michelle Burke & James Ross

Arts Alive present "an evening of eloquent eccentricity". From Scotland, two of the country's most versatile and popular musicians, Wendy Weatherby (vocals, cello) and Sandy Brechin (accordion) will play a mixture of traditional and original material. And join internationally acclaimed artists, singer-songwriter Michelle from rural East Cork, Ireland and pianist and composer James, for a smattering of Parlour songs, new songs, tunes and shenanigans.

For event flyer and poster: Click Here

Event Type
Live

Age range
12+

Tickets
Adult: £12.00 

Time
19:30

Extra Event Information
Tickets are limited to 30 places. All tickets are listed as "adult" whether for a child or adult. Thank you.

Buy tickets now

Sunday10Oct

The People's String Foundation
Res Publica

“Res Publica” is a brand-new musical touring show from: The People’s String Foundation. During this piece the band packs a 32-piece Gypsy Orchestra into a suitcase and takes the audience on an incredible journey of discovery. Using music, puppetry, art, cinematography and animation all set to the backdrop of a “Virtual Orchestra," this show is unique and combines many art forms to create one immersive piece.

Event Type
Live

Age range
7+

Tickets
Adult: £12.00  Child: £6.00  Family: £30.00

Time
15:00

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

Buy tickets now

Thursday21Oct

The Fetch Theatre
Pedlar's Tales

Join Silver Joan as she weaves a magical spell and draws you into a fantastical world bringing past events bursting into life with music and featuring a host of beautiful puppets. Bite-sized stories contained in a quirky cart have been inspired by fascinating historical documents and objects from Herefordshire Archives. An engaging performance for families and everyone, young or old. Sit down, relax and enjoy the stories as ‘Silver Joan’s’ tales unfold.

Event Type
Live

Age range
5+

Tickets
Adult: £5.00  Child: £5.00  Family: £20.00

Time
13:30

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

Buy tickets now

×

NEVER MISS OUT!

Receive our weekly What’s On email.

We'll never share your details.

Select your area(s)...