Saturday 23rd April 7.30pm / Main House


Formed in 1910 as the Craghead Colliery Band the Ever Ready battery company took over when the pit closed in 1969 and the band become internationally recognised, with concerts the length and breadth of the country and radio and television appearances. Currently supported by the Reg Vardy Foundation the band qualified for the 2019 National Finals for a remarkable 50th time since 1963. Consistently listed in the top 30 of the World Brass Band Rankings they are also renowned for giving high quality concerts in venues such as Sage Gateshead and Durham Cathedral, as well as church halls and schools.

Performance Dates and Times

Saturday 23rd April 7.30pm

Standard: £21.00 | Concession: £14.00 (premier seating available for an additional £2)


Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

Grab a bite to eat at McKenna’s or why not relax and enjoy a drink in our Playhouse Bar? The bar serves an extensive range of drinks including draught and local bottled beers, wines, a specialist gin list and cocktails.

Measures we are taking in regard to arrival times for performances/film and the availability of refreshments will be communicated nearer to the time of your booking in a pre-show email.

For more information on what to expect during your visit, including how we are keeping COVID secure click here.