SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle

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 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

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Upcoming Events

Friday26Aug

The Bad GuysU

The latest action comedy from DreamWorks Animation. After a lifetime of legendary heists, notorious criminals Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula are finally caught. To avoid a prison sentence, the animal outlaws must pull off their most challenging con yet -- becoming model citizens. Under the tutelage of their mentor, Professor Marmalade, the dubious gang sets out to fool the world that they're turning good.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £7.00  Child: £4.50  Family: £20.00

Time
6.00 pm

Running Time
100

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

Running Time
100

Extra Event Information
Family Ticket is 4 people, adult or child.

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Thursday8Sep

NTLive
Much Ado About Nothing

Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula) lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity.    The legendary family-run Hotel Messina on the Italian Riveria has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashing young soldier, not all guests are in the mood for love. A string of scandalous deceptions soon surround not only the young couple, but also the adamantly single Beatrice and Benedick.  Following the success of National Theatre Live’s Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night and Antony and Cleopatra, director Simon Godwin returns with this irresistible comedy, broadcast live from the National Theatre stage. 

Event Type
Satellite Screening

Age range
TBC

Tickets
Adult: £13.00  Child: £8.00 

Time
19:00

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

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Tuesday20Sep

Dare to be WildPG

DARE TO BE WILD is a romantic drama, based on a true story, about a young Irishwoman, Mary Reynold's, a landscape gardener who enters the Chelsea Flower Show.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £4.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
2.00 pm

Running Time
100

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

Running Time
100

Extra Event Information
All Tickets £4 - Accompanying Carers FREE tea/coffee Biscuits £1 Cabaret Seating (no steps) Hearing Loop. Free Dial-a-Ride Bus from Bishop's Castle & Lydbury North 01588 638350

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Thursday22Sep

Elvis (2022)12a

ELVIS is Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrmann's musical drama about the life and music of Elvis Presley, seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker. The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley's rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis's life, Priscilla Presley.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £7.00  Child: £4.50 

Time
7.00 pm

Running Time
157

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

Running Time
157

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Thursday29Sep

Downton Abbey - A New EraPG

Welcome back to Downton. With stunning revelations, glamorous journeys, and the arrival of the Jazz Age, DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA will be the Crawleys' biggest adventure yet as they grapple with their future and new intrigue about the past.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £7.00  Child: £4.50 

Time
7.00 pm

Running Time
126

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

Running Time
126

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Friday7Oct

NTLive
Jack Absolute Flies Again

A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night), based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals.   After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms.    Emily Burns directs this spectacularly entertaining new version of Sheridan’s The Rivals. Featuring a cast including Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson and Kelvin Fletcher.    ‘One of the funniest productions in the National’s history.’ Guardian on One Man, Two Guvnors 

Event Type
Satellite Screening

Age range
TBC

Tickets
Adult: £13.00  Child: £8.00 

Time
19:00

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

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Thursday13Oct

Compartment No.615

A young Finnish woman escapes an enigmatic love affair in Moscow by boarding a train to the arctic port of Murmansk. Forced to share the long ride and a tiny sleeping car with a larger than life Russian miner, the unexpected encounter leads the occupants of Compartment No. 6 to face major truths about human connection.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £7.00  Child: £4.50 

Time
7.00 pm

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

Extra Event Information
Bishop's Castle Film Society Choice

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Tuesday18Oct

Downton Abbey - A New EraPG

Welcome back to Downton. With stunning revelations, glamorous journeys, and the arrival of the Jazz Age, DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA will be the Crawleys' biggest adventure yet as they grapple with their future and new intrigue about the past.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £4.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
2.00 pm

Running Time
126

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

Running Time
126

Extra Event Information
Accompanying carers Free. Cabaret seating, tea/coffee biscuits £1. Free Dial-a-ride bus from Bishop's Castle and Lydbury North, call 01588 638350 to book the bus.

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Thursday3Nov

NTLive
The Seagull

Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut in this 21st century retelling of Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness. A young woman is desperate for fame and a way out. A young man is pining after the woman of his dreams. A successful writer longs for a sense of achievement. An actress wants to fight the changing of the times. In an isolated home in the countryside, dreams lie in tatters, hopes are dashed, and hearts broken. With nowhere left to turn, the only option is to turn on each other. Following his critically acclaimed five-star production of Cyrano de Bergerac, Jamie Lloyd brings Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic play to stage. Filmed live in London’s West End with a cast including Tom Rhys Harries (White Lines), Daniel Monks (The Normal Heart), Sophie Wu (Fresh Meat) and Indira Varma (Game of Thrones).

Event Type
Satellite Screening

Age range
12A - TBC

Tickets
Adult: £13.00  Child: £8.00 

Time
19:00

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

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Thursday10Nov

Farnham Maltings
The Syrian Baker

With 5% of the world’s population on the move at any one time, desperate to get away from trouble, this is a story about two people deciding to go home despite the state of their country. Told with affection, irrepressible humour and bread - because without bread nothing happens – the Syrian Baker is about knowing where you belong, how small actions can make the biggest difference and about how much we all have in common. Written by Kevin Dyer and from the company that brought you Brilliance and The Iranian Feast, this is an evening in the company of friends with stories, freshly made bread, Syrian coffee and Mamoull like the ones from caffé plaza in Homs old town.

Event Type
Live

Age range
12+

Tickets
Adult: £12.00  Child: £8.00  Family: £40.00

Time
19:30

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

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Monday21Nov

Tutti Frutti Productions
Jack Frost and the Search for Winter by Joseph Coelho

When temperatures drop and cold snaps come, that means only one thing: Jack Frost is here! Jack Frost is a mischievous young boy with a frozen touch. His magic transforms the landscape and brings the colours of autumn and the chill of cold winter. But this year when winter comes around the snow begins to melt and along with it Jack’s extraordinary magic fades. With his powers lost he becomes just an ordinary boy. In this wintery tale, Jack and his new found friend, search for winter and attempt to restore Jack’s special gift. They meet characters who share their own special shimmering seasonal winter magic, but will Jack’s magic return? Join tutti frutti for this enchanting new play by poet and playwright Joseph Coelho with important environmental themes and original live music.

Event Type
Live

Age range
3+

Tickets
Adult: £7.50  Child: £7.50 

Time
11:00

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

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The Phantom of the OpenPG

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN tells the remarkable true story of Maurice Flitcroft, a crane operator and optimistic dreamer from Barrow-in-Furness who, with the support of his family and friends, managed to gain entry to the 1976 British Open, despite never playing a round of golf before. With pluckiness and unwavering self-belief, Maurice pulls off a series of stunning, hilarious and heartwarming attempts to compete at the highest level of professional golf, drawing the ire of the golfing elite but becoming a British folk hero in the process.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £4.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
2.00 pm

Running Time
102

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

Running Time
102

Extra Event Information
All welcome, cabaret seating, No Steps, hearing loop, Carers free with paying entrant. Usual refreshments plus tea /coffee & biscuits £1 FREE Dial-a-Ride Bus From Bishops Castle & Lydbury North 01588 638 350

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Thursday24Nov

Brian and CharlesPG

Brian lives alone in a remote Welsh valley. Something of an outcast, he spends his spare time inventing things and one day decides to build a robot for company. ‘Charles’ is not only Brian’s most successful invention, but it appears to have a personality all of its own. However, it creates more problems than Brian bargained for, and the timid inventor has to face-up to several issues in his life; his eccentric ways, a local bully, and a woman he’s always been fond of but never had the nerve to talk to.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £7.00  Child: £4.50 

Time
7.00 pm

Running Time
90

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

Running Time
90

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Thursday1Dec

Top Gun - Maverick12a

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete "Maverick" Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. Training a detachment of graduates for a special assignment, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past and his deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to fly it.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £7.00  Child: £4.50 

Time
7.00 pm

Running Time
131

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

Running Time
131

Extra Event Information
Please note - we're keeping our fingers crossed for this title in December. We'll know more nearer the time and will update information here.

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Tuesday20Dec

The Railway Children Return (TBC)PG

Inspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN is an enchanting and heart-warming adventure for a new generation. 1944 – As life in Britain’s cities becomes increasingly perilous, three evacuee children – Lily, Pattie and Ted Watts – are sent by their mother from Salford to the Yorkshire village of Oakworth. There to meet them on the train station platform are Bobbie Waterbury (Jenny Agutter, reprising her iconic role in the original film), her daughter, Annie and grandson Thomas, and with their help the evacuees are soon settling into their new life in the countryside. When the children discover injured American soldier Abe hiding out in the railyard at Oakworth Station, they are thrust into a dangerous quest to assist their new friend who, like them, is a long way from home.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £4.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
2.00 pm

Running Time
95

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

Running Time
95

Extra Event Information
Supported by the Friends of Bishop’s Castle Community, Care Home and Hospital. Tea and biscuits £1, No stairs, tables & chairs, Hearing loop, Free Dial–a-ride bus service from Bishops Castle and Lydbury North please phone 01588 638350 All Tickets £4 Accompanying Carers FREE

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Sunday5Mar

2023

Graffiti Classics
Graffiti Classics – The Comedy String Quartet

Graffiti Classics aim to burst the elitist boundaries of the traditional string quartet with their hilarious all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy show. A classical concert, gypsy-folk romp, opera, stand-up comedy and a brilliant dance show all rolled into one, Graffiti Classics never fail to get audiences laughing, clapping and singing along. Kids and adults love the uplifting and virtuosic variety of styles, all tied together with cheeky audience interaction.

Event Type
Live

Age range
7+

Tickets
Adult: £12.00  Child: £8.00  Family: £40.00

Time
14:00

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

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