Box Office: 01665 510 785


Alnwick Choral Society

Alnwick Choral Society was founded in the 1930's and currently has about 80 members who perform mainly classical works. Fees are £75pa.

contact: Elaine Bowden, Hon Sec, tel.01665 830373 (email: )


Alnwick International Music Festival

An annual celebration of traditional music and dance from around the world. Running for a week during July/August, entertainment includes free performances every day in the Market Place and more formal concerts and dances in the evenings.

contact: Don Watson (email: )


Alnwick Music Society

The Society organizes six classical concerts a year from the touring professional circuit, Membership gives discounted rates for concerts.

In addition to the concerts which take place at The Playhouse, other concerts are also held in the Guest Hall at Alnwick Castle. Tickets can be purchased on the night at the appropriate venue.

contact: Joan Littler, 49 Woodstead, Embleton, Alnwick NE66 3XY

Alnwick Northumbrian Gathering

Alnwick's annual celebration of the traditional music and dance of Northumberland and the Borders.

Held every November, the Gathering has been extended to two days of concerts, barn dances and competitions held in The Playhouse and the Northumberland Hall, Alnwick.

contact: Lorna McKenzie (email: )


Alnwick Playhouse Community Choir

The emphasis is very much on fun and informality as the choir is deliberately designed for singers of all ages, shapes and experience. Everyone is made very welcome - whether you are an experienced singer or have never sung in public before.

Led by Peter Brown, the choir rehearses every Monday night in the ground floor studio space. The choir's repertoire is deliberately very broad - taking in traditional ballads, gospel, show tunes and classical pieces.

The choir was launched in April 2004 and quickly attracted fifty regular members. There's still plenty of space for new recruits and the only requirement is enthusiasm and an enjoyment of singing. The group performs at various venues throughout the District.

Alnwick Playhouse Concert Band

The Band is a mix of young people and adults who come from throughout Northumberland.

Band membership fluctuates annually but maintains a level of around 40 members. Rehearsals are held in the Playhouse every Monday evening during school term times from 7.30 p.m. until 9.30 p.m. playing from a broad musical repertoire. If you play a brass, reed/woodwind or percussion instrument and are interested in joining, or would like more information, please contact us.

contact: Lorena Field-Boden, Secretary (email: )


Alnwick Playhouse Youth Theatre

Alnwick Playhouse Youth Theatre


The Alnwick Playhouse Youth Theatre is for children aged between 7 and 19 years old who want to sing dance and act. No previous experience is necessary – just bags of enthusiasm, commitment and a sense of humour.

MINIS (7-9 years)


The Minis have now finished for this term following their successful production of The Little Piper in April. They will resume rehearsals for their next show in September 2014.


JUNIORS (10-13 years)

Over The Edge:

This term the Juniors will be working on a dramatic adaptation of a novel.The group will also work with professional writers, directors and facilitators to stage their own work and to develop as performers. They will have a chance to explore such skills as improvisation, mask work and physical theatre.



SUN 23RD MARCH 8:30AM - 10:30AM

SENIORS (13-19 years)

Sweeney Todd

Following on from their successful participation in the National Theatre Connections Festival, our Seniors will be back treading the boards in Stephen Sondheim’s dark and gruesome Tony Award winning musical. Based on a play by Christopher Bond, Sweeney Todd tells the tale of Benjamin Barker, who returns to London and teams up with pie maker Mrs Lovett to exact his revenge following the death of his wife.






Juniors - Sun 22nd June 6pm

Seniors - Wed 9th, Thurs 10th & Fri 11th July 7:30pm

Applications (and deadlines)    

To apply, please submit a completed application/consent form together with the appropriate cheque payment and return to the Box Office or at the Meet & Greet sessions. Applications must be received on or before the first rehearsal date, otherwise your child may not be permitted to attend. 

Please click here to download a copy of the application form.


Places are limited, and if over subscribed will be allocated by way of a draw. Applicants who have been unsuccessful will be notified within 24 hours thereafter and any cheques will be returned to unsuccessful applicants. Applicants are to consider themselves having been granted a place if they have not heard otherwise to the contrary within 24 hours of close of application date and therefore simply report to the Stage Door on the first rehearsal date at the appointed time - see above.
Refunds cannot be given once a place on the group has been granted.

Please ensure that you return an application/consent form to The Alnwick Playhouse, Bondgate Without, Alnwick NE66 1PQ by the closing date, together with your cheque for the correct amount (Junior Group £30; Middle Group £40; Senior Group £30) payable to Alnwick Playhouse. Please use one form per child, and ensure that all details are correct.



Alnwick Stage Musical Society

Established in 1986, this large amateur company present a major musical in March each year. They also give other concerts and performances throughout the year. New members are welcome, whether wanting to perform or to get involved backstage.

contact: Angela Fuller, 8 The Dunterns, Alnwick NE66 1AL


Alnwick Theatre Club

The town's longest running amateur dramatic group. Their programme includes the town's major pantomime every January and a variety of other plays throughout the year. New members welcome.

contact: via group's website or Alnwick Playhouse


Bobbin Lace-Makers

A friendly group of Bobbin Lace-makers meet informally to carry out work on their individual lacemaking project.

1st Wednesday of the month from 10am

Mat Makers Group

An informal gathering of mat makers who meet in The Playhouse. New members are always welcome - or just pop in for a chat and to see what's going on.

1st & 3rd Tues of the month from 10.30am

Northumberland Creative & Performing Arts

A variety of concerts are held at the Playhouse during the year with performances from pupils at schools throughout Northumberland.

The purpose of NC&PA is to enhance the quality of life in Northumberland by increasing the quantity, range and quality of creative and performing arts available to all young people.The organisation was established as a Music Service over 60 years ago, providing instrumental tuition, youth orchestras, education concerts / workshops and ensemble opportunities for the children of Northumberland. Over recent years, the service has expanded into several related areas detailed on the associated website.



A theatre and dance group for young adults with a learning disability. The group meets weekly in the Playhouse under the direction of Joanne Burn, and perform regularly throughout the district and further afield.

contact: Joanne Burn, Alnwick Playhouse

Stitching Together

A friendly group for everyone who is interested in sewing and embroidery. Bring your own work to share ideas and knowledge.

Every Thursday from 10am until noon

The Playhouse Writers Group

An informal group that aims to provide a meeting place for people to share their writing.

1st & 3rd Tues of the month at 1.30pm