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OPERA AUSTRALIA: Madama Butterfly

Tuesday 28th October at 7.00pm 7.00pm

One of the world’s most spectacular events, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, is returning to cinema screens with a modern retelling of Puccini’s tale of love and honour, Madama Butterfly. This is the third consecutive year an opera has been staged on the magnificent water stage, suspended over the harbour against a backdrop of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.


Thursday 30th October at 8.00pm 8.00pm

A legend in Ireland, TOMMY outsells any other Irish comic. His recent International touring schedule has included the UK, USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand – including two sell out performances in one night at The Sydney Opera House and a run at The Soho Theatre in London’s West End. TIERNAN’S mastery of stand-up allows him to take risks other comedians dare not. Through hilarious story telling and a high energy, non-apologetic delivery he is continually challenging his audience who can be confident they are in safe hands.

"Has a comic ferocity resembling that of Billy Connolly” The Times

Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide Ltd
Suitable 15+

Hansel and Gretel By Horse + Bamboo Theatre

Friday 31st October at 2.30pm 2.30pm

Hunger. Gnaws at the stomach like a dog on a bone. If only… if only there were a cake… a cake as big as a house! Sometimes, if you want something badly enough, it might just happen.

Mary Gauthier (with special guest Ben Glover)

Saturday 1st November at 8.00pm 8.00pm

A Louisiana-native turned Nashville-resident, Mary Gauthier (it’s French - pronounced Go-SHAY) has received countless accolades for her six studio albums., 2005’s Mercy Now earned her the Americana Music Association’s New/Emerging Artist of the Year title and 2011’s The Foundling was named as one of the Records of the Year by the LA Times.

Studio Night

Sunday 2nd November at 7.00pm 7.00pm

Young talented musicians perform in the informal atmosphere of the Studio. Relax at the bar whilst listening to and encouraging emerging talent. Low cost but high aspirations!

Presented by the Friends of Pocklington Arts Centre

Not About Heroes By Blackeyed Theatre

Tuesday 4th November at 7.30pm 7.30pm

The extraordinary story of two of the Great War poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, their friendship, their interdependency, their poetry.


Pocklington Arts Centre has gained a nation-wide reputation for its live-event and film programmes, in only a short period of time. The venue, which has a 200-seat auditorium and 70-seat studio/exhibition space, has provided film screenings, live music, theatre performances, comedy clubs, art exhibitions and conference facilities to ten of thousands of people since opening in 2000.

"It's a small venue with a big reputation… Pocklington Arts Centre is succeeding in putting a small East Yorkshire town on the map"
The Journal

"Pocklington was a surprise package. 200 people, full to capacity, and the knowledge that it could have sold out twice over gave me a good feeling. I cannot remember having more fun in a performance in my whole career. Laugh? I nearly bought the place a round... Two, maybe even three shows next time at that very special venue. "
Steve Harley - Musician & BBC Radio Two presenter

"One of the region's most thriving arts centres…"
Hull Daily Mail

"The region's best medium concert venue... Pocklington Arts Centre has a reputation for punching above its weight, attracting internationally renowned acts..."
The Talk

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