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Theatre at The Mill

Our Box Office is located in the theatre behind Mossley Mill By phone: 028 9034 0202 Online: Facebook: Theatre at The Mill & The Courtyard Theatre @TheatreAtMill

Allstars Annual Extravaganza Sat 17 June


Tickets: £9 & £5 (Concession) Time: 7pm This is the annual show for Allstars Dance Academy, Allstars Whitehead Danceworx and Newtownabbey Allstars Cheerleading Squad. It will showcase the dancers and cheerleaders achievements over the last year.

Debut Dance presents

The Motown Showdown Fri 23 June


Tickets: £10 & £7 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm The Motown Showdown is a funk filled, disco inspired, Motown packed show produced by Debut Dance Company. Creating an evening full of dance and fun brought to you by all of our dancers aged 3 to 25.With a collective mix of music designed to get you clapping, dancing and singing along, come enjoy, and support your local young talent.


‘Summer Spectacular!’ Sat 24 June


Tickets: £14 & £10 (Concession) Time: 7pm Join the senior students of Jennifer Milligan Dance Academy for their end of year Summer Spectacular! If it’s a high energy, jam-packed dance show you’re after, then this is the show for you! From toe-tapping musical theatre numbers to beautiful lyrical pieces and everything in between, there is sure to be something to entertain!

Peter Pan – Outdoor Theatre Thurs 29 June


Tickets: £15 & £10 (Concession)

Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children): £44 Time: 6pm Written by J M Barrie. Adapted by Laura Turner Presented by special arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Samuel French Ltd. Chapterhouse Theatre Company are delighted to present an all new production of Peter Pan. Join Wendy, Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter, far away on the magical island of Neverland. There they encounter the enchanting mermaids, magical fairies and the cruellest pirate of them all, Captain Hook. J.M.Barrie’s timeless classic is brought to life in a brand new adaptation by award winning writer Laura Turner, with beautifully designed costumes, music and songs. * Please note this performance takes place outside in the Civic Square at Mossley Mill and will go ahead in all weather. Bring along your picnic rugs or low backed seating. Gates open at 5pm. Show begins 6pm.

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WORKSHOPS A Beastly Tale Mon 3 – Sat 8 July


Tickets: £120 (includes 7 tickets to the show on Saturday 8 July at 2pm) Time: 10am- 4.30pm Age: Age: 5-11 yrs

Join Mr Hullabaloo for our week long summer theatre school for young people aged 5 - 11yrs as we proudly present A Beastly Tale. Based on the children’s classic story of Beauty and the Beast, young children will be invited to discover a world of enchantment where teacups dance and sing. Children will be treated to classes in acting, singing and dancing before performing live on stage for their family and friends at the end of the week.

Show Boat Mon 17 July – Sat 5 August


Tickets: £275 Time: Various Age: 11-23 yrs Following the spectacular success of Phantom of the Opera, Theatre at The Mill is delighted to be staging a special Youth Theatre Production of Show Boat with the return of director Anna McNamara, and Music Director Conor Mitchell. This three-week workshop for talented young artists aged 11- 23 starts on Monday 17 July and runs through to Saturday 5 August 2017, with six fully staged performances. Show Boat’s Broadway Premiere in 1927 changed musical theatre forever and includes outstanding musical numbers from Jerome Kern with Lyrics and Book by Oscar Hammerstein including: Old Man River, Bill, Make Believe and Can’t Help Lovin Dat Man.


Children’s Creative Writing Workshop Mon 7 – Fri 11 Aug


Tickets: £25 Time: 10am – 12noon Age: Age: 8-12 yrs Venue: Hospitality Suite, Theatre at The Mill Do you love making up stories? Unleash your inner author this summer with Marginal Arts creative writing course for children aged 8-12 yrs. Come along and create a new story with storyteller Vicky McFarland, from idea to print in just five days. Children will learn the skills of plotting, character and setting development, drafting, editing and redrafting before having their stories published and presenting them at an end of course book launch.

Mary Poppins: Ballet and Modern Jazz Dance

Mon 14 – Fri 18 Aug


Tickets: £120 (includes 7 free tickets to the performance on Fri 18 Aug at 7pm) Time: 9.45am – 4.30pm Age: 7yrs+

Following the success of Coppelia last year, directors Laura Walker and Jennifer Milligan create a fusion of ballet and jazz using the timeless tale of Mary Poppins as their theme. The workshop will allow dancers of all ages to build skills and confidence in movement whilst learning choreographed routines in both dance styles. There will be a performance for family and friends at the end of the week’s training. Dynamic, demanding and fun, some dance experience is required and auditions will be held for those dancers that have not taken exams or are unsure about whether this is the course for them. Contact the Box Office on 028 9034 0202 or email boxoffice@ with details of your dance experience if you would like to audition.

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Andre Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert Sat 22 & Sun 23 July


Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: Sat 22 at 7pm & Sun 23 at 3pm Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more. For a truly unforgettable experience, please join André and his Orchestra in their hometown of Maastricht for 2 days only on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July at the 2017 Maastricht Concert to Celebrate 30 years of André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra.

Show Boat Tues 1 Sat 5 Aug


Tickets: £15 & £13

(Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7pm Sat Matinee 2.30pm Following the success of Phantom of the Opera, this ground breaking classic musical sails into Newtownabbey this summer in Theatre at The Mill’s special annual summer Youth Production, under the direction of Anna McNamara, director at the leading conservatoire for musical theatre GSA. This summer treat will feature some of the most talented artists and musicians in Northern Ireland in a fully staged production and includes outstanding musical numbers from Jerome Kern with Lyrics and Book by Oscar Hammerstein including: Old Man River, Bill, Make Believe and Can’t Help Lovin Dat Man. This show’s Broadway Premiere in 1927 changed musical theatre forever and this special summer youth production will prove that its timeless themes and outstanding music remain as vital, passionate and moving as ever.


Royal Shakespeare Company presents

Titus Andronicus Wed 9 Aug


Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 7pm This is a live screening from Royal Shakespeare Company

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016). Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society.

Craft Fair & Farmer’s Market Sat 12 Aug


Tickets: Free Admission Time: 10am – 4pm Venue: Civic Square, Mossley Mill Held in the grounds of Mossley Mill in the beautiful Civic Square, this summer Craft and Farmers’ Market will feature stalls including homemade food, bespoke textiles, giftware, and handmade jewellery; there is sure to be something to tempt everyone. Ample free parking is available.

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JH Academy of Theatre Arts

Mon 21 – Sat 26 August MUSIC Tickets: £15 & £13 (Concession) Time: 7pm

Peggy Sawyer may be from a small town, but she has big dreams. Fresh off the bus in New York, the young, hard-working Peggy lands herself a spot in the chorus line of a new Broadway show. At first she is just one dancer among many, but when the show’s leading lady is injured it seems that Peggy may get her shot at the limelight after all. An American fable that never fails to sweep audiences off their feet, the JH Academy of Theatre Arts production of 42nd Street is a vivacious, technicolour masterpiece that features a cast of more than 50 performing favourites such as We’re In The Money, Lullaby Of Broadway, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Dames, I Only Have Eyes For You and 42nd Street. Starring students of the JH Academy of Theatre Arts.

Peter Corry presents

Red Velvet Cabaret - Magnifique! Sat 9 Sept MUSIC

Tickets: £23 Time: 7.45pm Peter Corry’s Red Velvet Cabaret returns with and brand new show. This fun, intimate and evocative production will be hosted by Peter with his cast and will feature classics by the likes of Queen, Sting, David Bowie, Cole Porter and Van Morrison as well as music from the world of opera and songs from the iconic film Moulin Rouge. All delivered in Red Velvet’s unique and risqué style. A night for those of you who like to see performers do what they do best up close and personal.


Ocean Film Festival World Tour Wed 13 Sept


Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession)

Early Bird Offer – all tickets £12 until 10 June 2017 Group Discount: Groups of 6+ £12 per person Time: 7.45pm Age: Age Guidance: 12A (TBC) Calling all ocean lovers! The annual Ocean Film Festival is sweeping towards Newtownabbey with a brand new selection of the world’s most amazing ocean films, from both above and below the surface. Brought to you by the team behind the Banff Film Festival UK Tour, this collection of short films celebrates divers, paddlers, surfers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray. Be wowed at the mind blowing marine life; exhilarated by the power of the waves, and inspired by the characters who dedicate their lives to answering the call of the ocean.

The Jersey Rollers Fri 22 Sept


Tickets: £23 Time: 7.45pm The Jersey Rollers will take you through an evening of all the biggest hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. With a few other hits from other notable bands thrown in. All done in a way that will get you off your seats and dancing the night away. Group member Michael played Frankie Valli in the West End and the other guys are all seasoned veterans. We pride ourselves on a slick polished show with only the best talent. We will give you and your friends a night that you will talk about for years to come.

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Donna Taggart – Jealous of The Angels Sat 23 Sept


Tickets: £18 Time: 7.45pm

The Omagh-born viral sensation began singing when she was 22. It started by accident when a friend asked her to sing at a funeral. She has been singing and recording songs ever since. Donna first came to prominence in 2011 when her acclaimed debut album Celtic Lady Vol. 1 was picked up by highly respected BBC Radio Ulster presenter Gerry Anderson. A second album followed in 2013 (Celtic Lady Vol.2). This led to TV appearances on Ireland West Music TV Christmas show alongside the cream of musical talent in Ireland including Nathan Carter. Donna’s debut concert tour in February led to sell out shows in Galway, Derry, Armagh, Omagh & 2 sold out nights in the Waterfront Studio, Belfast.

A Night With The Stars Wed 27 Sept


Tickets: £19.50 Time: 7.45pm Back by popular demand A Night With The Stars featuring 6 of our top Country Music stars all on one super show with John Hogan, Frank McCaffrey , Shawn Cuddy, Joe Moore, Box Car Brian and Tracey McAuley who each will showcase their best known Country hits in the company of a super live band that Nashville would be proud of. If it’s Country Music you like then this is the show for you!

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The Old Courthouse

Our Box Office is located in the Theatre in Market Square By phone: 028 9442 8331 Online: Facebook: The Old Courthouse, Antrim

Community Tea Dance Wed 14 June & Wed 9 Aug


Tickets: ÂŁ3 Time: 2-4pm Our tea dances are a great opportunity to dust off those dancing shoes and let your toes twinkle and step out in style! Join Double Trouble for some great tunes from all eras. Enjoy a cup of tea and whether you dance or not, these relaxed, friendly and entertaining afternoons are sure to delight!

Jam Club End of Year Show Fri 16 June


Tickets: ÂŁ3 Time: 7.30pm Join musician Tommy McMeekin and the stars of Jam Club Antrim for their year-end showcase. Come along and support our local talented musicians playing new tunes and restyling popular classics.

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There and Back Again – An Odyssey Sat 17 June


Tickets: £8 & £6 (Concession) Time: 2pm Age: Recommended Age: 6 – 11yrs First written down 3000 years ago the Odyssey is the mother of all stories, the ultimate source of myths and legends full of epic battles, floating islands, one-eyed giants, angry Gods and powerful magic. Follow BBC CBeebies Patrick Lynch as he launches Ulysses and his companions on a fantastic 20 year long voyage to get back home. Miniature worlds come to life on our big screen as we create them out of sand, stones, fire and water. The use of multiple cameras magnifies our table-top puppetry down to the smallest detail and turns a storm-in-a-teacup into an Aegean tempest. We have adapted this epic narration to bring out the fundamental fable that everyone can follow – a thrilling ride across the magical world of ancient Greece to show you that no matter how far you roam, there’s no place like Homer.

Both Sides Wed 6 Sept


Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm Strong language & adult themes Cabaret Style

Two interlocking monologues: Me Here, Me & Before Before by Jane Coyle. In the first, a young woman sits alone in a Paris cafe, watching the life of the street unfold. Everyone seems to have a story. Is hers about to be revealed? In the second, a middle-aged woman views the world from a bar in Nice, looking back on a turbulent life and a loss too painful to bear. The production of Both Sides is supported by National Lottery funding through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Small Grants.


WORKSHOPS A Neverland Adventure Mon 17 – Sat 22 July


Tickets: £120 Time: 10am – 4.30pm

Performance Sat 22 July 2pm Age: Age: 5-10 yrs The Old Courthouse Home Spun Youth Theatre is delighted to present A Neverland Adventure. The start of summer will fly by for little ones on this never ending theatre school adventure! In partnership with Mr Hullabaloo this unique workshop is especially designed for primary school aged children so that they too can take part in a fun and structured theatre school environment. Entering into a world of fun and fantasy where they will never want to grow up, in just one week the lost boys and girls will be performing their own show to family and friends live on stage.

Beauty and The Beast Fun Week Mon 24 - Fri 28 July


Tickets: £55 Time: 10am – 1pm Venue: Eyre Studio,

Antrim Castle Gardens Age: 4 – 11yrs

Debutot’s Beauty and The Beast themed Fun Week will provide an exciting, challenging, rewarding and fun way for children aged 4-11 yrs to spend their summer holidays. It’s a place to have a fantastic time, in a safe, friendly and dynamic atmosphere. Making new friends, building confidence, singing, dancing, music, drama, games, nature walks and crafts. We look forward to welcoming your little ones this summer. Limited spaces available so please book early to avoid disappointment. Please email; see DebutotsNI on Facebook or go to www., to find out more












Home Spun Youth Theatre Groups Calling all budding Carey Mulligans, Kristen Stewarts, David Tennants and Tobey Maguires. . . Our Home Spun Youth Drama Schools are open for enrolment! Join us for our educational and entertaining drama courses which will run every Saturday for 30 weeks during the school semester.

LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE Sat 10am – 12pm Theatre at The Mill (by audition) Sat 12.30 – 2.30pm Theatre at The Mill (by audition) Sat 9.30am – 11.30am The Old Courthouse (by audition) Sat 11.45am – 1.45pm The Old Courthouse (by audition) Semester 1: 9 Sep 17 – 18 Nov 17 Semester 2: 13 Jan 18 – 24 Mar 18 Semester 3: 14 April 18 – 16 Jun 18

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Owen O’Neill – Red Noise 23 September 2017


Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm Age: 16+

Owen O’Neill has toured the world with his one-man shows accumulating a string of awards including three Fringe Firsts at the Edinburgh Fringe. Red Noise is a hybrid of stand-up comedy, theatrical monologue and poetry which O’Neill blends to perfection. True stories from his life include being struck by lightening at nine years old and being told he had the cure for cancer. Being interrogated by an IRA man with a stammer (The longest two hours of his life). How his feature film debut with Liam Neeson went horribly wrong. Being brought up in a family of sixteen siblings and having to queue for breakfast. All this and more in his 90 minute show.

Buster Keaton is 100 - with live score and sound effects! Fri 29 Sept


Tickets: £10 & £8 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm 2017 is the centenary of Buster Keaton’s first appearance on the Silver Screen. He would go on to star in over 100 films, all of which are inventive, graceful, and hilarious. As part of the global celebrations, composer and multiinstrumentalist, Colin Reid (The Third Policeman with Stephen Rea; Icarus) and foley artist, Reggie Chamberlain-King (BBC Radio Ulster, Radio 3, Radio 4) present a selection of Buster films with a playful new score for multiple instruments, zany sound effects, and audience participation. Silent films that are laugh-out-loud funny.

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The Courtyard Theatre

By phone: 028 9034 0202 Online: Facebook: Theatre at The Mill & The Courtyard Theatre @TheatreAtMill

The Lamplight Sessions featuring Eilidh Patterson and Cup O’Joe Fri 9 June


Tickets: £10 & £8 (Concession) Time: 8pm We kick off this intimate series of concerts with a unique new folk/ bluegrass pairing. The acclaimed Derry-based songwriter Eilidh (pronounced ‘I-Lee’) Patterson is joined onstage by Cup O’Joe, rising stars of the bluegrass and roots scene in Northern Ireland. Eilidh has performed in the United States, the UK and in Europe, winning new audiences wherever she goes with her voice and songs. Cup O’Joe are BBC Young Folk Award nominees. Expect some ravishing songs with soul-stirring harmonies and picking.

The Clare Chorale Fri 16 June


Tickets: £10 Time: 8pm The Clare Chorale is delighted to be sharing this concert with Steeton Male Voice Choir from Yorkshire on their first visit to Northern Ireland. All proceeds to be donated to Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.


Box Tale Soup presents

The Wind in The Willows Sat 1 July


Tickets: £6 Time: 1.30pm & 3pm

Age: 5yrs+ Duration: 60mins From the peaceful pleasures of Ratty’s beloved river bank to the fearful frights and wicked weasels of the Wild Wood, join Mole and Ratty on their marvellous adventures, along with gruff old Badger and magnificent Mr.Toad. A beautiful new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s much loved classic. The Wind in the Willows features handmade puppets, props and costume, and a charming original score.

The Lamplight Sessions Gareth Dunlop Solo Gig Fri 7 July


Tickets: £10 & £8 (Concession) Time: 8pm A writer of gorgeous, soaring songs, Gareth is also a skilled guitar player and is possessed of one of the most beautiful singing voices to emerge from Northern Ireland. Signed to a Nashville publisher, his songs have been featured over the last five years in US television shows and films, including One Tree Hill, Cougar Town, Nashville and many more. He has shared the stage with artists as diverse as Jeff Beck, Imelda May, Snow Patrol, Jools Holland and many more. This concert offers a rare treat.

Fri 28 & Sat 29 July


Tickets: £10 & £9 (Concession) Time: 8pm

Age: 16yrs+

Stop it Nurse is a hilarious Ulster comedy by Sam Cree, set in a Belfast hospital during the 60’s the Ward Sister rules the roost! We follow the fortunes and misfortunes of the patients in the male surgical ward. When Sammy, a Linfield supporter is admitted followed by Felix who supports Glentoran we can be sure mayhem follows!

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Bart Players presents

Fri 4 & Sat 5 Aug


Tickets: £10 & £9 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 8pm

Secondary Cause of Death by Peter Gordon, is an uproariously funny spoof murder mystery. The setting is the familiar country mansion from all your favourite Agatha Christie novels, with a cast of suspects that would tax even her most famous creation’s “little grey cells”. Colonel Charles Craddock has arranged a murder mystery evening with just one problem, one of his guests isn’t playing!

Holywood Players presents

Fri 11 & Sat 12 Aug


Tickets: £10 & £9 (Concession) Time: 8pm A thunderstorm. A windswept country house. A family of failures - a detective who has never solved a case; a writer who has never completed a book; an artist who has never sold a painting; a composer whose work has never had a public performance and a dysfunctional teenager; all wrangling over a bequest. This thriller is by Alan Ackbourn and contains many twists and turns, leavened by his characteristic humour and slyly ironic comment.

The Lamplight Sessions The 4 of Us Sat 19 Aug


Tickets: £10 & £8 (Concession) Time: 8pm The 4 Of Us have been a steadfast part of Irish music history for over a quarter of a century. Formed and fronted by Newry-born brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy, they have developed a unique musical identity, which has produced original and award-winning recordings, as well as a large and loyal fan base. Sugar Island, their latest album, explores the brothers’ early years growing up in Northern Ireland; musically, it focuses on the trademark interplay of their acoustic guitars. This concert will see the brothers in an up-tempo acoustic setting.

Theatre 3 Newtownabbey presents

Murdered to Death Fri 25 & Sat 26 Aug


Tickets: £10 & £9

(Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 8pm Recorded gun shots are used in this production This hilarious spoof is in the best Agatha Christie traditions, with an assembled cast of characters guaranteed to delight: Bunting the butler, an English Colonel with the prerequisite stiff upper lip, a shady French art dealer and his moll, a bumbling local inspector and a well-meaning local sleuth who seems to attract murder - they’re all here, and all caught up in the side-splitting antics which follow the mysterious death of the owner of a country manor house. But will the murderer be unmasked before everyone else has met their doom, or will audiences die laughing first? Amateur production by arrangement with Josef/Weinberger Plays Ltd.

Ad Hoc Theatre Group presents

The Importance of Being Earnest Fri 1 & Sat 2 Sept


Tickets: £10 & £9 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 8pm

Two young couples hope to find true happiness, Jack with Gwendolyn and Algernon with Cecily. The name ‘Ernest’, Lady Bracknell and Miss Prism’s unfortunate loss of a handbag are formidable obstacles that Oscar Wilde has set in their path. This well-loved classic comedy is great fun for all the family.


Clarence Players presents

First Things First Fri 8 & Sat 9 Sept


Tickets: £10 & £9 (Concession) Time: 8pm A devastating revelation leads to a series of hilarious situations as best friends, Pete and George, try to find a way out of their desperate plight without upsetting either of Pete’s wives or his second wife’s powerful mother.

Rosemary Drama Group presents

Separate Beds Fri 22 & Sat 23 Sept Tickets: £10 & £9 (Concession) Time: 8pm SUMMER THEATRE One of Sam Cree’s best known Irish comedies full of colourful characters and chaos. Arthur and Claire Marshall are separated; but for their daughter and blushing bride to be they agree to act like a happily married couple to impress the strict, old fashioned and soon to be Mother-in-law. A task which isn’t easy when also dealing with a forgetful, old Reverend and a maid and painter who can’t keep their hands off the drinks tray. Not to mention a lusty neighbour after Arthur’s affections

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