The Mart Theatre
Skipton, South Dales

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Theatre in action
Cows enjoying being centre stage!

One of the most unique theatres in the world and the only theatre to share its building with an auction mart! Yes that's right, cows strut their stuff and take centre stage by day, while evening time sees the mart transformed into a venue for plays, musicals, opera, gigs & more! If you are visiting the Southern Dales The Mart Theatre is a must see, there are events on throughout the year so just check out what is on!

On the outskirts of Skipton you will find the Mart Theatre which is home to theatre productions, events and exhibitions so there will be something that you will want to come and see.

The Theatre can sit 300 people and a bar and refreshments can be provided in the intervals.  For Theatre company's looking for a venue to perform a play the Mart theatre provides, dressing rooms technical support, sound and lighting.

The Exhibition Hall can accommodate 100 people quite comfortably and can be hired separate to the Theatre for events such as meetings or celebrations. Catering for business meetings can be provided as can flip charts and pens etc.

There is one special feature about this theatre that no other theatre can claim, during the day, the theatre is actually used as a cattle auction, how bizarre but a very sensible idea in these days of economic stress.  It was opened in 2005 with funding from the EU and for a rural theatre it presents many a famous name.  They have had comedians like Alan Carr, Barry Cryer and Kevin Bridges to name but a few and then to the other end of entertainment Opera's like Cosi Fan Tutti have been performed.

Like many venues, they rely on the support of the locals and businesses, if you are a local business, why not support one of the plays that will be coming to the theatre, or on a more personal level, volunteer yourself as there is much work to do behind the  scenes.

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The Mart Theatre
Ling Fields
Gargrave Road
Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 1UD
01756 709666
 

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