Category Archives: News

Planning Permission for new Studio Space

Malvern Theatres has been awarded a landmark planning decision to build a workshop and rehearsal studio space on Grange Road. The Studio will allow Malvern Theatres to improve and expand its education and community ‘Take Part’ programme, providing life changing participation opportunities for people of all ages and abilities in its community. The build will… Read more


Malvern Theatres Young Company In Edinburgh 2019

The Edinburgh Guide awarded Malvern Theatres Young Company a five star review for its ‘exquisite’ production of Under Milk Wood at this year’s Fringe – the world’s biggest arts festival. Theatre chief executive Nic Lloyd’s skilful direction of the Dylan Thomas classic was given special mention in the glowing review, which said the show ‘should… Read more


Subtitled Film Screenings

MALVERN INTRODUCES SUBTITLED CINEMA   Malvern Theatres is introducing subtitled screenings of new cinema releases, thanks to a generous donation in a will. The showings will usually be scheduled for 4.30pm on Thursdays, though visitors should check the website for details each week.   As well as now offering subtitled films, the theatre also does… Read more


This Month’s Relaxed Screening

We extend a warm welcome to people who feel overwhelmed by the ordinary cinema environment. These relaxed screenings are open to ANYONE who would benefit from a relaxed, non-judgemental atmosphere including (but not limited to) people living with dementia; people with an Autism Spectrum Condition; people with learning difficulties; people with sensory or communication difficulties;… Read more


Tea Time Talks | Soundcloud

  Stand by for Tea Time Talks with Malvern Theatres Soundcloud.  Tune in at 4pm every Thursday to hear theatre staff discussing upcoming productions and events. In the first of our Tea Time Talks, Theatre Manager, Mike talks with Creative Learning Trainee, Toby and Box Office Assistant, Laura all about Six the Musical and how very… Read more


Multi-sensory theatre production

Malvern Theatres hosts ‘incredible’ theatre experience for young people with severe learning difficulties   Malvern Theatres hosted a multi-sensory theatre production for young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties on Thursday, May 9. The piece, Isle of Brimsker, had interactive sensory elements to explore in each part of the show, including water, scented air,… Read more


Celebrating Age

Celebrating Age through the arts and across the generations   Malvern Theatres ‘celebrated age’ this week, hosting a day’s showcase of the different activities they offer regularly for people of all ages. The Theatre Foyer was full with existing participants doing demonstrations, as well as new visitors trying activities for the first time. Children also… Read more


Sing Dance Create

Sing Dance Create celebrate Chinese New Year!   Chinese New Year approaches…look how what an exciting time Sophie Jo’s group have as they sing, dance and create in their Thursday session here.     Sing Dance & Create is a weekly workshop for ages 5-7 years. These theatrical sessions will encourage young people to build… Read more


Panto Colouring Competition

Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s panto colouring competition. The winners are Annabel (7), Jack (9) and Lexi (3).                        


Audio Described Cinema

HELP US PROVIDE AUDIO DESCRIBED CINEMA Malvern Theatres is appealing for donations towards an audio description system to aid customers with sight problems.   The theatre has already made several applications to trusts for funding for the equipment needed for audio description and is awaiting responses. To make the cinema suitable for audio description costs… Read more


MTYC Christmas Readings

Malvern Theatres Young Company An Evening of Christmas Readings 18th December 2018     Christmas Readings   Journey of the Magi by T.S Eliot Lexi Henry and Imogen Priscott Christmas Day 1914 by Ian McMillan Alex McDonald-Smith Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy Sean Merrick and Charlotte Neville (Violin) A Hard Frost by Cecil… Read more


The Big Draw 2018

The Big Draw makes a big difference Malvern Theatres hosted annual Big Draw once again, attracting dozens of people of all ages and abilities for the hands-on art session. Participants could also enter their works into a competition to win theatre tickets, which was won by Chris Chandler with his portrait of panto star Su… Read more


Free Cinema for Primary Schools

Free Cinema for Primary Schools – November 2017 Malvern Theatres gave nearly 600 free cinema tickets to local primary schools this Autumn as part of an initiative to better engage children with film. Pupils from The Grove, Great Malvern, Colwall, Hanley Swan, Claines and Withington primary schools took part and for some it was the… Read more


Malvern Theatres Young Company in Edinburgh 2018

Malvern Theatres Young Company in Edinburgh 2018   Malvern Theatres Young Company took part in Edinburgh Fringe for the first time this year, experiencing everything the world famous arts festival has to offer. The talented young actors completed several shows of Antigone in Malvern Theatres to excellent reviews, before transferring to the Scottish capital for… Read more


Malvern Theatres – Capital Development

Malvern Theatres is presenting detailed plans for a capital project to create a new dedicated education and rehearsal space. This addition to the existing building will provide a much needed area for the venue’s continually expanding programme of learning and participatory events, including a range of classes, art workshops, fitness activities and talks. The area will provide… Read more


Sound as a pound!

Malvern Theatres Secures Funding for Singing Workshops Malvern Theatres’ has received £1,355 from The Ashley Family Foundation to help fund a series of singing workshops in the Autumn. The singing sessions will be open to all and will be an opportunity for local people to come together to socialise and sing. Bridget Lloyd, head of… Read more


Forum Theatre Redevelopment Appeal

We’re excited to launch our next major fundraising campaign; a £250,000 redevelopment of the Forum Theatre. This ambitious project will make the venue more accessible and changes will be made in the auditorium to help foster a more intimate atmosphere for smaller productions. Please help us reach our target Click Here to donate to the… Read more


Touch Tours at Malvern Theatres

Touch Tours at Malvern Theatres Malvern Theatres welcomed a group of GCSE students from New College Worcester to experience a touch tour of the set of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The students, who were all blind or visually impaired, were given a guided tour of the set by the company manager and theatre staff…. Read more


Festival Theatre Refurbishment

Festival Theatre Refurbishment                         Malvern Theatres has successfully refurbished the Festival Theatre, including replacing all 848 seats, thanks to a well-supported fundraising campaign. We successfully ‘rehomed’ all of the old seats, ensuring that nothing went to landfill and raising £15,000 towards the cost of… Read more


Open Theatre Workshop

Free Drama Workshop for Adults and Young People with Learning Disabilities Malvern Theatres hosted a free drama-based workshop for adults and young people with learning disabilities this month. The fun workshop offered an interactive session with Richard Hayhow of Open Theatre. Open Theatre is a UK leading company that works with adults and young people… Read more