Thursday 19th October at 7.00pm
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas.
Saturday 21st October at 8.00pm
The East Pointers are three young men from Prince Edward Island, Canada whose talent and penchant for traditional Celtic tunes of decades past, greatly belie their respective ages.
Tuesday 24th October at 7.30pm
This bittersweet comedy drama, written and directed by Mark Herman, stars Pete Postlethwaite as Danny, the devoted leader of the Grimley Colliery Band who is determined to show the Tories ‘we are not defeated’. Ewan McGregor, Stephen Tompkinson and Tara Fitzgerald are stand-outs in the impressive ensemble cast.
Thursday 26th October at 7.30pm
A play by Helena Fox
Evocatively built from the verbatim testimonies of the last five remaining York Normandy Veterans, and using projected images of the real life men behind the words, Bomb Happy immerses you with surging immediacy into the journey of five individual conscripts- lads from York, Leeds, Sheffield and London as they set out for Normandy- allowing you to experience through their eyes events from D-Day to VE Day…events that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Thursday 2nd November at 2.30pm
Abra Cadabra! With a wave of our wand we bring you this wizard production. Join our young magicians as they fight the dark lord in this spellbinding tale of good versus evil. Magical illusions, pop songs and things that go bump in the night all form the essential ingredients of this bewitching plot sure to delight youngsters and adults alike.
Friday 3rd November at 8.00pm
Sam Outlaw is a southern Californian based singer-songwriter steeped in the music of west coast country, absorbing the classic vibes of everything from ’60s Bakersfield honky-tonk to ’70s Laurel Canyon troubadour pop and refashioning them into a sound that’s pleasurably past, present and future tense.
Monday 6th November at 8.00pm
In November 2017 Jon Boden, former lead-singer of Bellowhead, will head out on his “Afterglow” Album Launch Tour, marking the release of his third solo album - his first new release since leaving Bellowhead in May 2016.
Saturday 11th November at 8.00pm
It’s been 16 years since Shed Seven’s last record, but fans can now look forward to the release of their highly anticipated album later this year. To support the forthcoming album, ‘The Sheds’ will embark on their largest ever UK tour in December with an exclusive preview show here in Pocklington.
Wednesday 15th November at 8.00pm
John Bramwell hits the road once again, for a key city UK autumn 2017 tour, in support of his brand new solo album Leave Alone the Empty Spaces, to be released in autumn 2017. The former I Am Kloot vocalist, songwriter and guitarist fronts a 6 piece live band for these shows, uniquely including piano and cello.
Thursday 16th November at 7.00pm
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre.
Friday 17th - Sunday 19th November
A weekend of guitar and slide guitar tuition - plus jam sessions, student performances, great company, and a special Saturday night concert. This is a weekend for anyone interested in playing acoustic guitar and slide guitar in blues and roots styles. All levels are welcome. Acoustic instruments only.
Saturday 18th November at 8.00pm
Enjoy an evening immersed in the blues with Michael Messer who is hailed as the greatest slide guitar player this side of the pond. Accompanied by the brilliant Robbie McIntosh, they will present an evening of memorable blues & roots demonstrating their virtuosity, haunting lyrics and superb vocals.
Wednesday 22nd November at 8.00pm
Following the release of her second solo album Freedom Highway, Rhiannon Giddens, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and founding member of Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, will tour the UK and Ireland this autumn including a date at PAC.
Tuesday 28th November at 8.00pm
Singer-songwriter, painter, essayist - Tom Russell has recorded thirty five highly acclaimed records, & published five books and had songs recorded be Johnny Cash, Nanci Griffith, K.D. Lang, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and a hundred others. He was once described as being Johnny Cash, Jim Harrison and Charles Bukowski rolled into one.
Friday 1st December at 7.30pm
For quarter of a century, this breathtaking show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles.
Thursday 7th December at 7.30pm
Albert and Harold; father and son One proclaims he’s “a poor old man” while the other protests that actually he’s “a dirty old man!” In actual fact, both are telling the truth. These two warring rag-and-bone-men, in their Shepherd’s Bush scrapyard home, became household favourites for entire generations throughout the 60s and 70s and still they continue to entertain audiences today.
Saturday 9th December at 2.30pm
Father Christmas is back, and this time he’s had three helping of sprouts! As he tries to deliver the presents, his tummy rumbles, gurgles and groans, but Father Christmas knows he must keep it in – he doesn’t want to wake anyone up!
Wednesday 13th December at 7.30pm
John Godber started his working life as a drama teacher and has become one of the most-performed English playwrights in the world. He was for 26 years the creative genius behind Hull Truck and in 2010 became Creative Director of Wakefield Theatre, forming his own company.
Friday 15th December at 8.00pm
It has sold-out for eleven years in a row, has a fantastic line-up featuring some of the best names on the national circuit (plus some very special guests) and will sell out very quickly. Advance booking advised. Line-up announced soon.
Wednesday 17th January at 7.30pm
The talk will discuss the material culture associated with the graves located at the Iron Age Cemetery on Burnby Lane, Pocklington. Many of the finds have no other known parallels making the site of International importance and one which will change our perceptions of Iron Age Yorkshire.
Presented in association with Pocklington Local History Group
Friday 19th January at 8.00pm
The tribute band that keeps the sound of Johnny Cash alive
The most accurate sounding tribute show to Johnny Cash on the planet ... That is what they say about Keep it Cash.
Thursday 25th January at 8.00pm
The Searchers remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry.
Thursday 1st February at 8.00pm
In his highly anticipated 2018 solo tour ‘Songs & Stories’, multi-award-winning songwriter Steve Knightley invites his audience on a musical journey, charting the winding roads of his unrivalled career.
Thursday 8th February at 7.30pm
Adrian Berry’s acclaimed sell-out production tells the tale of a young David Bowie obsessive.
Martin is a boy with problems - an illness no-one understands and a head full of sound and vision. So when an unexpected gift arrives on his birthday, Martin embarks on a thrilling journey in the footsteps of his obsession, leading him to discover some long-hidden truths about himself.
Sunday 18th February at 7.30pm
Following the success of Vonda’s 2015 / 2016 tours which saw her sell-out venues across the UK, Vonda will be returning to play with her full band.
Thursday 12th April at 8.00pm
The '60s group Manfred Mann is now considered, more than ever, one of the finest and most respected bands from that era. Their numerous hits were R&B based with an undercurrent of jazz - a very unusual but winning combination of playing style and substance.