Trinity has a whole host of festive treats in store…


With Christmas less than two months away, the panic may be beginning to settle in before the inevitable rush of preparations, meaning the stress doesn’t seem to stop throughout the entire season. With so much pressure surrounding the holidays, it is often easy to forget to stop and enjoy the build-up to Christmas. This winter, Trinity Theatre has an array of events to help you have a night off from the chaos. From side-splitting comedy, to our heart-warming family Christmas show, there’s something at Trinity to get you into the spirit of things.

“The success was most wonderful and prodigious — perfectly overwhelming and astounding altogether!” were Charles Dickens’ words after his first performance of A Christmas Carol in 1853. The only public performance Dickens gave of his own work was when he performed his most beloved story, and this December, the European Arts Company faithfully recreates his one-man enactment in A Christmas Carol Read By Mr Charles Dickens (Sat Dec 3). Come along to enjoy a Christmas classic going back to its classical roots.

In mid-December, another quintessential Christmas experience comes to Trinity. The Royal Ballet’s dancers perform exquisitely in a recorded live transmission of The Nutcracker (Tue Dec 15) that bounces off the screen. Tchaikovsky’s magical score weaves in amongst a dazzling centre-stage Christmas tree, snowflakes, toy soldiers and sweets, making this performance utterly enchanting. Also in the music scene this winter, Trinity has two Christmas shows that are a treat for
the ears. André Rieu allows you to celebrate with him in André Rieu: Christmas with André (Sat Nov 19), he’ll show you around his hometown of Maastricht as it prepares for Christmas, and participates in a live interactive Q&A.

For something more intimate, come along to Richard Durrant: Candlelit Christmas Concert (Tue Dec 20) for a cosy, charming show in the wintry weather. Along with his guests, Amy Kakoura and Nick Pynn, Richard Durrant will complete your Christmas season with his charming and gentle music.

If you prefer laughter as your form of therapy for Christmas chaos, Christmas Comedy Café (Thu 8, Fri 9 and Sat Dec 10) is perfect for you. Whether it’s your choice of entertainment for the office Christmas party, or a get-together with friends, our comedians will have your belly aching with laughter.

And now for the star of the show! This Christmas, Trinity Productions brings you a magical musical version of Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Thu Dec 15 2016 – Mon Jan 2 2017). This alternative to a traditional pantomime will feature pumpkins and princesses, songs and slippers, all with a live orchestra, dancers and glitter. So let us grant your wish and invite you to the ball – bring the whole family and be dazzled by this joyful fairy tale.

Christmas at Trinity really is special and an unmissable treat for everyone. Whether you’re a fan of the festive classics, or want to watch something new, there is truly an event for you.

For full listings and prices, please visit or call the Trinity Theatre Box Office on 01892 678 678.