Co-produced by 24:7 Theatre Arts (@247theatre)
Lantern Theatre Liverpool is a fringe venue whose main purpose is to promote and support exciting new work in theatre, music and comedy, acting as a springboard for emerging artists in the industry.
27th July - 2nd August
27th & 28th July
Co-produced by 24:7 Theatre Arts (@247theatre)
Co-produced by 24:7 Theatre Arts (@247theatre)
Shiny New Festival returns for 2015 with another impressive lineup of theatre, comedy and more.
An extraordinary man in ordinary times? Or a very ordinary man in extraordinarily absurd times? The self-proclaimed “greatest all-round entertainer the world has ever known!”, Farucchio Peru is an enigma wrapped in an ego and surrounded by an unpronounceable name.
Man with a Porpoise invite you on a bizarre trip into their imagination. An energetic and anarchic sketch trio loosely inspired by reinterpreting Shakespeare’s works to unrecognisable ends.
Follow Mary and Jesus flying with a low cost airline
Two original dramas with Liverpool Connections
Produced by Dingle Community Theatre
Heart’s Desire By Caryl Churchill
Multi-Award winning play ‘comes’ to The Lantern! Toby & Jess are unable to have children until they are offered an old friend’s frozen “stuff”.
Stripped Down Theatre present ‘Our Kylie’s Gettin’ Wed’
Often regarded as the workers ‘Bible’. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, where the rich are commended fro amassing considerable fortunes and the poor are condemned to living the abject poverty.
A one man show written and performed by Rasfan Haval.
This play is about a lost and sullied ethnic background embodied by physicality, spoken word and extreme emotions.
A cunning plan to save a theatre from closure spirals out of control… Can four Brits pull off an illegal impersonation of the Marx Brothers?
Tir na nOg – This legendary progessive Irish duo return to the Lantern Theatre with their eclectic mix of new and old songs.
One man, three hilarious comedy acts. Award-winning Ivan Brackenbury (Hospital Radio DJ) and Ian D Montfort (psychic) are joined by Tom’s equally inventive and skilful new act Uncle Jim for some lunchtime laughs.
Rob Falsini also known as Rob Covent Garden, shot to prominence after a video shot of him singing Snow Patrols ‘Chasing Cars’ went viral, Come and see what the fuss is about
In a Comedy Festival special edition, Matchbox Comedy Club have cherry picked a selection of the best acts that the festival has to offer. A night of mini-previews, little tasters of shows you can see throughout the festival, every single one of the acts on our bill comes with our personal recommendation. Like an overexcited […]
Rob promises to have a damn good rummage around inside himself for your entertainment.
Hurricane Hill and the worst storm in years….
At the isolated house of a famous recluse a stranger arrives and the past will finally be faced. Which life is more valuable; that of a child or a brother-in-arms?
‘Teechers’ is about one year in one school as seen through the eyes of 3 school leavers – a tribute to their drama teacher – Godbers play is both funny and thought provoking.
Red Dragonfly Productions presents a tale of courtesan, warlords, and conspiracy set in the ancient Chinese era of the Three Kingdoms. The play is performed in English with a British East-Asian and East-Asian cast in full Chinese traditional costume.
Two Nights. Four Plays. All with David Bowie’s words, music and work at their epicenter. stories of love, life, death and disco.
All new stand-up tour from Joe Lycett, following appearances on Live at the Apollo and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
Irish singer/songwriter celebrating 25 years in the music industry. From touring around the world, platinum number one selling albums in Ireland, come to celebrate that voice!
The play is set in a disused warehouse. A young man is tied to a chair, a hood over his head. A Father and Daughter interrogate him.
Calaita Flamenco Son (UK Tour). Bringing traditional and contemporary flamenco to Liverpool.
Part of the centenary events commemorating Joe Hill, Trade Union activist and song-writer, executed by firing squad in 1915
The festive season is upon us and ‘Tis The Season…’ offers the perfect antidote to Bing’s ‘White Christmas’. You will be shocked, challenged and in some cases thrilled!
The term ‘Dickensian’ was coined to describe anything that reflects the dark, squalid times in which Charles Dickens lived and wrote about. He drew inspiration from his many visits to Liverpool where he held his famous ‘penny readings’. He was a committed campaigner for the abolition of the dreaded workhouses, including the notorious Birkenhead institution. In the present day, […]
“It’s absolutely brilliant…..he’s found his voice!” Bob Harris, BBC
We get by with a little help from our friends
Dedicated to the development and delivery of new talent, here at Lantern Theatre Liverpool. We are committed to bringing fresh ideas to our stage and to your attention.
Lantern Theatre Liverpool is an intimate, family run venue, nestled in the heart of Liverpool’s creative playground – The Baltic Triangle. A converted warehouse on the edge of Liverpool One, Lantern Theatre Liverpool emanates a bohemian contemporaneity that makes it the perfect location for unique, ground-breaking theatre.
Founded in 2009 by ‘tiny Giants Productions’, the theatre changed hands in September 2011 when mother and daughter combination, Margaret Connell and Siobhan Noble, stepped in to take the reins. With a vision centred upon the support of local artists – especially those looking for their first professional platform – a new era for Lantern Theatre Liverpool began.
Since then we have received fantastic feedback from both artists and public alike and are quickly becoming an established member of the Liverpool theatre scene. In partnership with Lantern Theatre Liverpool, in-house technician Peter Mitchelson, launched Shiny New Theatre Festival in July 2012, showcasing pre Edinburgh Fringe performances. Resident theatre company, New Leaf Theatre Ensemble, offer weekly acting training for adults of all ages and ability and we are currently developing a young writers programme. Watch this space
Siobhan Noble is co-owner and Marketing Manager at Lantern Theatre Liverpool. Siobhan’s entrepreneurial flair began in 2008 with the launch of vintage boutique, Tatties Vintage. With over 6,000 likes on Tatties Vintage business page, it was clear that Siobhan had found her niche in marketing. Combine this with having spent the majority of her childhood in rehearsal rooms with mum, Margaret, it is no surprise that Siobhan felt ready for the challenge that is Lantern Theatre Liverpool.
Margaret Connell, co-owner and Artistic Director at Lantern Theatre Liverpool, began her career in theatre as a member of The Liverpool Playhouse Youth Arts Team. Margaret, who has a Masters in Applied Drama, has extensive experience both in higher education and in the industry. Margaret most enjoys the variety of performance and the opportunity to meet so many interesting and talented people working at a fringe venue affords.
Through our Education/Outreach programme Lantern Theatre Liverpool (LTL) aims to; create opportunities for people to engage in participatory arts projects, engage and empower people and communities, create professional development opportunities for local artists, promote the value of diversity and inclusion and to maximize the value of project legacies.
LTL provides drama based workshops for schools, pupils and teachers, delivered here or in your school at very competitive prices. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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New Leaf Theatre Ensemble
Always wanted to act? Weekly acting training for adults, all ages and levels of experience welcome. Led by Esther Dix, Actor/Director and LIPA graduate. Contact email@example.com for details.
LTL aims to provide a base for young and aspiring writers, local to and studying in Liverpool. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Front of House Volunteers
We are always looking for friendly committed volunteers to support our front of house team. Contact email@example.com for details.
Running since 2012, Lantern Theatre Ambassador Scheme gives those who are wishing to gain industry experience, just that. Successful ambassador candidates must commit to a three month scheme, offering 10 hours each week, with roles including Box Office, front of house, marketing and promotion, administration and venue preparation. In return for the commitment shown ambassadors will benefit from; free entry to performances, when performing box-office duties, discounted tickets to all performances. networking opportunities, skill development, CV enhancement and references for future jobs, plus, 10% off drinks at Lantern Theatre Bar. Ambassadors will also be given the opportunity to shadow a range of industry jobs including, writers, producers, directors, marketing, fundraising, arts admin, event organisation and administration. This will build a strong portfolio for successful ambassadors and set them on the path to professional employment.
Become an Ambassador
Potential Ambassador’s must supply, a current CV as well as a proposal in no more than 400 words outlining what they anticipate the role to be, what they would like to gain from the role, ways in which they would promote The Lantern and any additional skills that they may have. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
I Get by with a Little Help from my Friends…
Become a friend of Lantern Theatre Liverpool today. LTL is dedicated to the delivery and development of ground breaking theatre; committed to bringing fresh talent to our stage and to your attention. However, with no public subsidy, we rely heavily on the support of our Friends and for as little as £4 a month, you too can get involved and begin to play your part…
Just like any true friendship, we promise our relationship will be mutually beneficial!
‘You know how it is with venues: most make you happy to be there; a rare few make you feel there is nowhere else you would rather spend the evening. So it is at the small but perfectly set-up Lantern’ The Observer
The Lantern Theatre is an open plan, modular space that can be used for a variety of different events, theatre, music and comedy. It’s current configuration is for theatre but can easily be changed to suit the needs of your event. The size and shape of the venue gives a level of intimacy that audience members will love.
The performance space is roughly 6.5 x 6.5 meter with two sets of curtains at the rear of the space to enable crossovers. The lighting facilities in the theatre are limited due to the size of the space and are rigged at the front and sides only. Our technicians will also be on hand to make any slight adjustments, dependent on your needs. The space does have some height restriction and cannot support sets in excess of 2.45 meters, we therefore strongly advise that you view the venue before making a booking.
The back stage and dressing room area is relatively compact but can easily accommodate a cast of 10 – 15. The Lantern Theatre has a fully licensed bar serving drinks, snacks and ice cream before, during the interval and after the performances. The bar will be staffed at all times and also serves as the box office for members of the public who wish to purchase their tickets on the day of the performance. Audience members are advised to arrive 15 – 30 minutes before the event begins. The venue has a capacity 100 maximum. Staff and cast members are included in this and should, therefore, be factored in.
The configuration of seating that you currently see in the plan has the capacity for an audience of 73. An extra row of seats at the front would give a capacity of 85. For special events like music or comedy nights the seating can be moved to allow for tables and chairs and a small stage. There is also a goods lift which can be used to transport set/costumes, however it must be supervised by our staff at all times.
The recently renovated Lantern Theatre Bar is an inviting candlelit hub of creativity, where theatregoers can mingle with cast and creatives for post performance chats in an intimate setting. Reasonably priced drinks in a unique space only add to the character of this fringe venue. Turn off your Instagram filter; Lantern Theatre Bar has a natural glow of its own.
As well as for post theatre drinks LTL Bar is available to hire for private functions and lends itself to a variety of occasions. Be it birthday party, baby shower or a simple friendly get together, it is the perfect venue. Catering facilities are available as well as a range entertainment. Call today to discuss party packages.
01517 030 000