NVT Heritage Open Weekend
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September 2016
The New Venture Theatre is an amateur theatre which specializes in presenting high quality theatre productions with a particular focus
on new dramatic writing. The NVT was founded in 1947 as the Brighton and Hove Repertory Company and, for many years, led a nomadic existence until it took a lease on the first floor of Christchurch Schoolrooms in Bedford Place in 1956. As a result of numerous refurbishments over seven decades, the building now houses a 75 seater proscenium arch theatre upstairs, and a 60 seat Studio space and bar area downstairs. NVT has approximately 250 volunteer members who work all year round to produce one production a month, provide regular acting classes, and nurture our flourishing youth theatre.
Over the weekend, NVT will be offering free tours of the building, fun activities exploring all aspects of life at NVT, and the chance to delve into the archives of our theatrical history. There will also be an opportunity to find out about and enrol in the behind-the –scenes work at NVT, from production management to press and publicity. The Studio Theatre and South Hall will be open throughout the day so that you can peruse our archive displays, and there will be free tea and coffee available from the bar.
Saturday 10th September 10.30am – 5pm
Sunday 11th September: 10.30am – 5pm
Guided Tours at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2.30pm on both days - tours last approx. 30 minutes
Please note you must pre-book tours before noon on the 8th September - Book Here
Please note that our Main House upstairs, and therefore our tours, are not wheelchair accessible. However, the downstairs Studio space, bar area and archive displays are fully accessible.
Hamlet; The Greatest Theatre Tour on Earth
Saturday 1 October at 7:45pm
The Shakespeare's Globe "HAMLET" Company travelled over 300,000 kilometres and played 293 performances in 197 countries over a two year period. Surely the Greatest Theatre Tour on Earth.
They performed at the United Nations, and to the good and the great all over the world including President Obama. Venues ranged from prestigious theatres to makeshift spaces in small Pacific Islands, throughout Africa,the Middle East and beyond.
Acclaimed RSC and National Theatre actor Keith Bartlett, one of the actors who played Polonius and Claudius, will give an illustrated talk telling some of the incredible stories from the tour.
Come hear about the madness and the magic.
Keith was greatly impressed with the work of the charity 'Mary's Meals' when they performed in Malawi.This charity provides meals that feed over a million deprived children per day in local schools throughout Africa.
Tickets available now - All the ticket income will go to Mary's Meals to support their work.
by Tom Basden
directed by Nicholas Richards
Friday 7 to Saturday 15 October
Three ill-matched colleagues en route to a work conference in Australia find themselves dumped in the tropics with teenager Erin, whose parents died in the crash. But there’s no time to mourn Erin’s loss when there’s sunbathing to be done and other passengers’ suitcases to loot for goodies. A mysterious plane crash, office politics and the fate of mankind are just some of the themes that the marooned bunch of misfits explore on the deserted island. As they wait to be rescued. A series of unfortunate events threaten their view of the world, and eventually, each other. But, while it begins as a comedy, it soon gives way to something much more sinister.
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