Queen's Hall Arts Centre is so much more than "just" a theatre. We have a full programme of events, workshops, exhibitions and so many different ways you can join in or support us in the community. Take to the stage, get creative or simply enjoy a good cup of coffee, we look forward to seeing you soon.
From 14 March, young people in Hexham will be able to take part in free creative writing workshops run by writer and theatre maker, Becci Sharrock, and supported by Queen's Hall Arts and Hexham Book Festival.
A Monday night group will look specifically at playwriting; from creating characters to writing dialogue and structuring a script.
A further group, taking place on Saturday mornings, will explore the full range of creative writing from making black out poetry to writing flash fiction.
Both groups are open to anyone aged 14+ who would like to come along and try something new.
Playwriting workshops will take place on the fourth Monday of each month from 23 March, 4.00pm – 5.30pm. General creative writing workshops will happen on the second Saturday of every month from 14 March, 10.30am – 12 noon.
If you’re interested in taking part, please contact the Box Office on 01434 652477 to register.
Mondays 8.00pm at St Aidan’s Church, Hexham.
Sing, relax and unwind with folk songs, shanties, rounds, gospel, contemporary songs and more led by musical director, Kathryn Davidson. Suitable for beginners and experienced singers alike, all voices, ages and abilities welcome. £20 per half term (concessions available). TCC on Facebook
For more information contact Mark 07879 263848
Monday 4.30pm - 6.00pm at Queen's Hall Arts Centre
QHA's new youth folk group for young people aged 11 years and above. £50 for the term
Book through the Box Office 01434 652477
Our ever popular Youth Theatre, at Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, is expanding and offering more opportunities for young people. Develop your creativity through this popular skills based theatre programme. Your ideas, your words, your actions, create our own drama!
Stage Note: Performance group for ages 12-14 years: Tuesdays 4.00pm - 5.30pm
Creatives: Devising / writing performance group for ages 15 to 19 years: Tuesdays 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Down Stage: Skills-based group for ages 8-11 years: Mondays 4.00pm - 5.30pm
All groups £60 per term.
Book through Box Office 01434 652477
Mondays 6.00pm - 8.00pm in the Green Room at Queen's Hall Arts Centre
Projectors Youth Theatre is a new drama based initiative for young people aged 15 to 21 with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or communication difficulties who, due to their very specific needs, are unable to access our existing Youth Theatre sessions. Participants explore drama practice and personal creativity within small group work with specialist creative producers.
For further information please contact Susan Priestley
Do you enjoy making things? Would you like to meet new people? Are you aged over 50? Our Creative Age craft group meets every Monday at Queen’s Hall to engage with a range of crafts through a mix of organised sessions led by specialists and ‘bring you own craft project’ days. The room is available between 10.30am and 3pm but participants can drop in for however long they like. There’s always, tea, coffee, biscuits and lots of conversation whilst people work.
If you’re interested in joining us or would like further information, please contact Susan Priestley (Engagement & Development Manager) or on 01434 652477.
Creative Age is funded by the Kellet Fund (through the Community Foundation of Tyne & Wear and Northumberland).
Staging two productions a year at the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, QHTC local amateur drama group has participants from the Tyne Valley and beyond. They welcome new members – acting, directing, publicity, sets, costumes - any aspect of production.
For more information contact 07805 581545
At the Phoenix, Hexham
Tyne Valley Jazz Ensemble For ages 9-13 years
Tyne Valley Youth Big Band For ages 12-19 years
Led by the jazz trumpeter and leader of Tyne Valley Big Band Dave Hignett, these two bands are a great opportunity for aspiring young musicians. For more information contact Dave Hignett