What's on at Waterside

What's on?
One Year On

One Year On

SAT 22 APR - SAT 29 JUL

In 2016, The Open exhibition prize winners were Peter Davis, Effie Jessop, Sarah Malone, Sandra Robinson and Steph Shipley. Part ...

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Noel & Gertie

Noel & Gertie

WED 26 APR

“I love criticism just so long as it’s unqualified praise,” Noel Coward once said.

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Airport '77 (1977)

Airport '77 (1977)

THU 27 APR

Northern Noir : A brand new series of cultural events celebrating people, places and stories. The Jubilee Show Reel : ...

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Absolute Bowie

Absolute Bowie

FRI 28 APR

Absolute Bowie, Europe’s Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular ...

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Much Ado About Puffin

Much Ado About Puffin

SAT 29 APR

Join Open Attic as they traverse stormy seas and reckless tides to bring you this funny tale about a man ...

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Shapeshifter

Shapeshifter

SUN 30 APR

The town is up in arms! Local resident Kilroy Quinn accuses Ursula Foot of being a shapeshifter - What will ...

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Martin Simpson

Martin Simpson

THURS 4 MAY

The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength - every gig is a masterclass. He travels ...

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The Doors Alive

The Doors Alive

FRI 5 MAY

The Doors Alive re-create the sound, look, and magic of a 1960's Doors concert, effortlessly transporting the audience back in ...

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Stand Up Stand Up

Stand Up Stand Up

WED 10 MAY

A struggling comedian meets a bailiff, sounds like the start of a gag, but heralds an unlikely alliance that leads ...

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The First Hippo on the Moon

The First Hippo on the Moon

THU 11- FRI 12 MAY

From Number One bestselling children’s author David Walliams comes an explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up. ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

SAT 20 MAY

ComedySportz is an all ages, all improvised show where two teams battle it out for laughs as players create quick-witted ...

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The Scarecrows' Wedding

The Scarecrows' Wedding

FRI 26 MAY - SUN 28 MAY

This truly heart-warming adaptation of Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler’s bestselling book is bursting at the seams with Scamp Theatre’s ...

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Seyes - CANCELLED

Seyes - CANCELLED

SAT 27 MAY

CANCELLED Seyes are the only five-man Yes tribute in the UK. Founded 10 years ago, Seyes cover the 'Classic' Yes ...

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Moana (2016)

Moana (2016)

TUE 30 MAY

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers ...

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Trolls (2016)

Trolls (2016)

THU 1 JUN

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a ...

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Eddie The Eagle (2016)

Eddie The Eagle (2016)

THU 1 JUN

The story of Eddie Edwards- the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter ...

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The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

FRI 2 JUNE

The seventeenth century has never been so silly! Chaos, mayhem and stupidity reign supreme as children’s comedy trio the Three ...

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

SAT 10 JUN

This funny and heart-warming adaptation features vibrant classical choreography danced by some of the finest dancers around. Mendelssohn's joyous music ...

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Ben Hall's Moments in Nature

Ben Hall's Moments in Nature

TUE 13 JUN

Ben Hall has gained worldwide recognition as one of Britain's foremost Professional Wildlife Photographers. He is immensely experienced, and is ...

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The Gelatos

The Gelatos

TUE 13 JUN

The Gelatos are a high energy all live (piano, double bass, sax/clarinet), all singing jazz trio playing songs from the ...

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Mike Hall Jazz Quartet

Mike Hall Jazz Quartet

THU 15 JUN

Jazz music has been steadily evolving for the last 100 years. Tonight, Mike and his quartet will be illustrating the ...

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Meet the Beatles

Meet the Beatles

FRI 16 JUN

Meet the Beatles are one of the UK's finest tributes to The Beatles. From the costumes they wear, to the ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

SAT 17 JUN

ComedySportz is an all ages, all improvised show where two teams battle it out for laughs as players create quick-witted ...

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The Magic of Motown

The Magic of Motown

SAT 17 JUN

Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into ...

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Billionaire Boy

Billionaire Boy

SUN 18 JUN

Heartbreak Productions, together with Mr Spud and his son, Joe, would like to invite you to a garage sale (they ...

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The Swing Commanders

The Swing Commanders

FRI 7 JULY

The Swing Commanders are a vibrant Lancashire quintet whose mission is to promote sophisticated harmonies, hot solos and pretty dresses.

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A Strange New Space

A Strange New Space

SUN 9 JUL

A completely original one woman show without words, A Strange New Space melds physical theatre with stunning puppetry and original ...

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Arrival (2016)

Arrival (2016)

THU 20 JUL

When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the ...

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Flit Flap & Fly

Flit Flap & Fly

SAT 22 JUL

Flit, Flap & Fly is a squawking adventure for young children, bursting with live music. Step inside the nest and ...

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John Hegley

John Hegley

SAT 22 JUL

John Hegley has performed on the streets of London, has sung and spoken his performances across the BBC radio network, ...

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Ren Harvieu

Ren Harvieu

SAT 22 JUL

Salford-born singer Ren Harvieu is an incredible talent, blending vintage soulful tones with sumptuous swing touches. Compared to the likes ...

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Aleena's Garden

Aleena's Garden

SUN 23 JUL

Aleena’s Garden is a perfect first theatre experience for very young children. Join Aleena in her beautiful garden, help bring ...

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Under Milk Wood

Under Milk Wood

SUN 23 JUL

Celebrating a day in the life of 'Llareggub' - a small seatown somewhere in Wales - all 69 ebullient inhabitants ...

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The Eduardo Niebla Experience

The Eduardo Niebla Experience

MON 24 JUL

The virtuoso Spanish guitarist makes music that transcends genres and crosses barriers; brilliant flamenco jazz fusion, exquisitely performed, full of ...

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STUFF

STUFF

TUES 25 JUL

STUFF is a love story but not one you’ve seen a million times before, this is another kind of love ...

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The Shee

The Shee

TUE 25 JUL

An exceptional all-female band, showcasing powerful and emotional vocal performances and instrumental prowess. Instrumentation is Accordion, two Fiddles, Flute, Mandolin, ...

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Anyday

Anyday

WED 26 JUL

A circus show like no other and a day in the life like no other! Max lives on a trampoline, ...

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WiFi Wars

WiFi Wars

FRI 28 JUL

WiFi Wars is the World Record-Breaking live comedy game show where the entire audience play along! Login with your smartphone ...

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Melancholy

Melancholy

FRI 28 JUL

Spiral down the stairs to the world of the inventor. Consumed by grief, he undertakes work on his biggest creation ...

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Mobile

Mobile

SAT 29 JUL - SUN 30 JUL

We are taught from a young age to aim high, reach for the stars, climb the social ladder. But surging ...

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Goblin's Peter & The Wolf

Goblin's Peter & The Wolf

SAT 29 JUL

Join Peter on a hilarious adventure through the fields and forest as he discovers new sounds and noises. Featuring animal ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

SAT 29 JUL

ComedySportz is an all ages, all improvised show where two teams battle it out for laughs as players create quick-witted ...

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Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice

TUE 1 AUG

Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austen's most loveable heroine. When ...

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A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line

THU 3- SAT 5 AUG

Based on true stories, A Chorus Line revolutionised Broadway, becoming the longest running musical in New York theatre history, breaking ...

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ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz 4 Tots

SAT 26 AUG

ComedySportz are bringing a brand new show packed with silly games and songs for even younger audiences. Highly interactive, this ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

SAT 26 AUG

ComedySportz is an all ages, all improvised show where two teams battle it out for laughs as players create quick-witted ...

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Dotty the Dragon

Dotty the Dragon

SAT 2 SEPT

Dotty is a baby Fire Dragon. She lives in a dusty old castle with her grumpy dad, Mr Dragon. She ...

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The Sandman

The Sandman

THURS 28 SEPT

The Sandman brings sleep by dropping sand into the eyes of humans and uses a magical rainbow umbrella to impart ...

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The Hunting of the Snark

The Hunting of the Snark

WEDS 18 OCT

The impossible voyage of an improbable crew to hunt an imaginary creature is brought magically to life in this sparkling ...

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Michelle McManus: Reloaded

Michelle McManus: Reloaded

FRI 10 NOV

Singer, presenter and columnist Michelle brings her second one woman show to the Waterside Arts Centre, following the sell-out 'Michelle ...

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Pinked Floyd Tribute Show

Pinked Floyd Tribute Show

SAT 11 NOV

This seven-piece tribute band presents an engaging and energetic performance celebrating the magical music of Pink Floyd. They have been ...

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