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Covid-19 Appeal Update

Malvern Theatres is delighted to announce that its Covid-19 fundraising appeal has so far raised more than £50,000 in donations from its audiences, friends, and supporters. It hopes to hit the £100,000 mark soon, with every penny being used to cover unavoidable monthly costs, as well as bolster the theatre’s diminishing reserves. The theatre’s skeleton… Read more

Malvern Theatres Covid-19 appeal receives vital boost

Malvern Theatres’ Covid-19 emergency fundraising campaign has received a vital boost with a £35,000 contribution from the Arts Council. The public has also been giving incredibly generously, with a public acknowledgement page to be announced shortly. The Harding Trust, The Hawthorne Charitable Trust, and Malvern Theatres Association, have also made significant contributions. Nic Lloyd, Chief… Read more


Covid-19 Emergency Appeal – Protect Malvern Theatres Covid-19 is having a devastating impact on Malvern Theatres. When we closed our doors our income disappeared overnight. We have worked hard over the years to build emergency reserves, but with social distancing measures set to continue and theatres likely being one of the last places to reopen,… Read more

Update on Coronavirus

  Following government advice and restrictions, Malvern Theatres Box Office is now closed until further notice. At present, all shows and events until the end of June have been cancelled or rescheduled. If you purchased tickets online, you should have been issued an automatic refund to your original method of payment. However, if you purchased… 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

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

Borderlines Film Festival 2020

  Borderlines is one of the most prestigious and lively film festivals. 2020 will be its fourth year in Malvern and each year has seen the programme and audiences build. The festival runs from 28th February to 15th March and promises 80 screenings of over 30 different films, including 11 previews prior to general release… Read more

Panto Colouring Competition 2020

Thank you to everyone who entered the Aladdin pantomime colouring competition at the Scene Bistro. The winners are Maddie (12), Amber (7) and Archie (5). You have each won 2 complimentary tickets to Malvern Cinema.                       Tickets are now on sale for the next pantomime,… Read more

Fundraising Lunch with star guest Robert Lindsay

Guests enjoyed a sumptuous three-course fundraising lunch at Corporate member Audley Ellerslie’s Aldwyn’s restaurant last week, which included a star appearance from double Olivier Award-winning actor Robert Lindsay; who enjoyed a well-earned break from his portrayal of the great cinematographer Jack Cardiff in the play Prism. The occasion raised money for the Malvern Theatres Tomorrow… Read more

Pre-Performance Workshop with Ballet Cymru

Aspiring dancers aged 11-16 years joined the professional dancers of Ballet Cymru on stage in a short and creative ballet class, followed by learning the repertoire from the production of Romeo a Juliet and creative tasks developed from their repertoire. 22/11/19

New donation box at Malvern Theatres

Malvern Theatres has a new mechanical money box in its foyer, inspired by the landscape of the surrounding Priory Park. Created by artist-engineer Dan Morrison of Blott Works and funded by long-term theatre supporters Nic and Sue Peeling, the new ‘Tree Penny Falls’ collection box will raise money for the Malvern Theatres Tomorrow Fund.  … Read more

Fundraising Lunch with Robert Lindsay

                                    We are delighted to invite you to an intimate three-course lunch with special guest, the double Olivier award-winning actor, Robert Lindsay, at Aldwyn’s Restaurant on Friday 29th November. Robert will take part in a Q&A, sharing details of his… Read more

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

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 2019

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