Visiting Productions

Sounds From The Cellar

Friday 3rd March, 2017
7:30 pm


This event is sold out.

With Lee Bardsley, Amy Griffiths, Paul Higham & India Shan Merrett

A freshly formed, exciting collaboration of local musicians, coming together for one special evening of wonder, song, tunes and merriment at the Partington Theatre, Henry Street, Glossop.

Expect enchanting original compositions, the odd specially selected cover for good measure and a spot of traditional fiddle-all awash with love, luscious harmonies and just the right amount of magic.

Tickets cost £7 – pay on the door or email


Constellations (RLT Productions)

Sunday 26th March, 2017
7:30 pm


First seen at The Royal Court Theatre and subsequently transferring to The Duke of York’s Theatre, London and then on to Broadway, Nick Payne’s hit play Constellations, is about many things, free will, friendship, love and WHAT IF?

Marianne and Roland start a relationship or do they?

One relationship. Infinite possibilities.

Nick Payne takes “boy meets girl” and gives us  an exploration of the life force and its uncertainty.

Constellations is directed for RLT by Peter Wright who has previously brought a number of productions to Partington, including My Brilliant Divorce, One Big Blow and Miss Julie. Susie Milne & Adam Urey who played Julie and John respectively in Miss Julie will once again be playing opposite each other.

Spry, funny and ultimately very moving… a touchingly original study of a relationship and a meditation on that all too familiar refrain: “if only” – Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)

Tickets cost £9 (£7.50 concessions) and can be booked online at

Dark Sky (Talking Stock Theatre Company)

Sunday 23rd April, 2017
7:30 pm

In the Clubroom. Doors open 7.00pm.


Something’s in the air.

The Dark Sky animal rights group are planning an audacious strike against the Sutton Life Sciences laboratory. But is everyone really who they appear to be? Whom can you trust? Are they dangerous or just a hapless group of amateurs? Inspired by a real life story, ‘Dark Sky’ is a black comedy with more than a twist or two.

(Please note there is a smattering of bad language so not suitable for under 14s)

Tickets cost £10 (+£1 booking fee if booked online) and are available from


One-Act Play Festival

Monday 3rd July, 2017 to Friday 7th July, 2017
7:25 pm
Sunday 9th July, 2017
7:25 pm

curtain-handThe near-legendary Partington Theatre One Act Play Festival now in its 24th year. Not to be missed!

Please note – this year there will be no performances on the Saturday night. Instead the festival will run from Monday to Friday, with the final performance(s) and awards ceremony on the Sunday night.
Come and enjoy a great week of One-Act plays. Each evening there will be 2 or 3 short plays with a short critique by guest adjudicator Carmel Bird of G.M.D.F. at the end of the evening.

The theatre bar opens at 7 0’clock and the curtain goes up at 7.30 each evening. Every night a different programme of very varied one-act plays presented by theatre groups from all over the area and beyond.  New writing rubs shoulders with famous classics.  Lots to talk about!  Our guest expert Carmel Bird will sum up the week and hand out certificates and silverware after the final play on Sunday night.

Tickets cost just £3 per evening or £10 for a bargain festival ticket covering all  5 evenings. Tickets can be purchased at the theatre bar or just come along and pay on the night (unreserved seating).

Interested in entering a play? – please email with your contact details.

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