From pantomimes to poetry, there’s lots of live entertainment lined up in South Kesteven to kick off 2022. The Guildhall Arts Centre and Meres Live auditorium in Grantham, along with Stamford Arts Centre, have launched their new seasons for January, February, and March. The Programme is packed full of entertainment events for the entire family over the winter months. It highlights the Council’s commitment to ensure that everyone who lives, works and visits the district is offered as many opportunities as possible to engage with arts and culture.
Well-known names will be visiting including Paul Jones & Dave Kelly (Grantham, 29 January), Jacqui Dankworth (Stamford, 25 February), Kiki Dee (Grantham, 11 March) and Marty Wilde (Grantham, 18 March). The Groove SEN Disco offers a popular and fun-filled night for adults with disabilities (16+ years), their families and support workers and is in both Stamford and Grantham on various dates.
National Theatre Live events include Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece Leopoldstadt (Stamford, 27 January) and Phillip Pullman’s La Belle Sauvage (Stamford, 17 February) being beamed directly to Stamford Theatre.
National Theatre Live offers audiences the excitement and spectacle of huge theatre productions without having to leave the district – it’s a fantastic way to experience these wonderful shows at a fraction of the cost. There’s also classical music from the Doric String Quartet (Stamford, 5 February), the Stamford Chamber Orchestra (Stamford, 22 January) and London Serenata (Stamford, 5 March).
The three centres are running at full capacity with no reduced seating, however Covid-19 protocols remain in place, including enhanced cleaning, ongoing provision of hand-sanitiser stations, and the use of face-coverings still recommended. NHS Covid Passes are not required.
STAMFORD ARTS CENTRE
FRI 21 JAN | 18 FEB | 25 MAR | 22 APR 7PM
STAMFORD GROOVE – SEN DISCO
An exciting, fun-filled night for adults with disabilities aged 16+, their families and support workers. £3.50 / Support Worker free.
SAT 22 JAN 7.30PM
STAMFORD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
A String Serenade – including Elgar’s sublime Serenade and Grieg’s joyful Holberg Suite. An evening to be treasured. £12.50 (£10.50) £5 under 26s
THU 27 JAN 7PM
LEOPOLDSTADT – NT LIVE 12A
Filmed live on stage in London’s West End, ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece is magnificent’ (Independent) and should not be missed. £15 (£13) £10 for under 26s
THU 17 FEB 7PM
THE BOOK OF DUST – LA BELLE SAUVAGE NT LIVE
Screened live from London’s Bridge Theatre to Stamford, by Philip Pullman, adapted by Bryony Lavery directed by Nicholas Hytner. £15 (£13) £10 for under 26s
FRI 25 FEB 7.30PM JACQUI DANKWORTH & CHARLIE WOOD – JUST YOU, JUST ME
Multi award winning vocalist, Jacqui Dankworth, is joined by acclaimed American pianist-vocalist, Charlie Wood for a unique concert of duets celebrating a century of song. £25 (£23)
SAT 5 MAR 7.30PM
LONDON SERENATA – POT POURRI EUROPA
Music by Mozart, Ibert, Rossini, Ligeti and Arnold from Stamford favourites London Serenata. Hear them live in the superb acoustic of the Ballroom. £20 (£18)
Full listings here: https://www.stamfordartscentre.com/
GUILDHALL ARTS CENTRE, GRANTHAM
THURS 27 JAN 7:30PM
PAUL JONES & DAVE KELLY
A live acoustic set by this dynamic duo is an occasion you’ll remember. If you’re a true Blues fan, everything you need is here. £26
FRI 11 MARCH 7:30PM
KIKI DEE AND CARMELO LUGGERI – THE LONG ROAD HOME TOUR
Join Kiki and Carmelo for an acoustic journey of stories and song which include unique covers of songs by artists such as Kate Bush and Frank Sinatra and of course Kiki’s own hits. £24 (£23)
FRI 18 MARCH 7:30PM
MARTY WILDE AND THE WILDCATS
Marty Wilde and the Wildcats bring you a much-acclaimed show – a show that has been rocking the audiences around the country. A show not to be missed! £23.50
Full listings here: https://www.guildhallartscentre.com/