Stevenage Festival

STEVENAGE FESTIVAL - What was on -June 2017


The Stevenage Festival provides a showcase for the wealth of local artistic and performing talent to be found within the Stevenage area.

In 2017 we held our normal two-yearly festival with a number of events over a total of 12 days with a programme of fringe events. The heart of the Festival is at the Gordon Craig Theatre, enabling local people, particularly our talented youngsters, to realise a dream by performing on stage in their community's own theatre.

The Gordon Craig programme of events is listed below, but there were a number of vibrant Festival fringe of community arts events around Stevenage.

Wednesday 14th of June to Sunday the 24th of June 2017

28th June date was a reschedule of the 20th June concert which had to be called off for technical reasons.
Click on links below to jump lower down the page for more details on the event.

 

Wed 14
June
7:00 pm

Primary Schools
 

GCT
Concert
Hall

Primary Schools on stage

Our youngest participants from primary schools across the Stevenage area take to the stage to share their musical talent.
Stevenage Festival is always pleased to give this opportunity to young people to enjoy the experience of performing on a big stage, supporting their first steps in musical performance.

Tickets: £9, No Concessions

 

 

Fri 16
June
7:45 pm

Rock Choir
presents: THE CHOIR THAT ROCKS

Gordon
Craig
Theatre

Picture of ROck CHoir members

Enjoy an uplifting and exhilarating performance by the UK's favourite contemporary choir. Over 100 local members led by Choir Leader Pippa Gearing will be performing a selection of fun, upbeat, feel-good songs from the Rock Choir repertoire.
Book at the Gordon Craig by clicking here
Tickets: £9, No Concessions

 

Sat 17
June
7:45 pm

Stevenage Choral Society and
Stevenage Symphony Orchestra present:

MOZART REQUIEM

Gordon
Craig
Theatre

Candles symbolising remembrance

Stevenage Choral Society and Stevenage Symphony Orchestra are excited to be performing Süssmayr's adaptation of the Mozart Requiem for the 2017 Festival. Intriguing and mysterious, this famous piece provides a fascinating and emotionally stirring auditory experience. We hope you'll come and enjoy this truly moving performance.

The other half of our programme will be provided by Stevenage Symphony Orchestra and is titled "Prelude, Intermezzo and Waltz". These pieces are a wide variety of orchestral melodies from the world of opera and ballet and includes the Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni, music from Puccini, and the Scene and Waltz from Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky and more.

You can book tickets via GCT website
Tickets: £9, No concessions

Sun 18
June
7:00 pm

Organisation present:
Let's Dance!

Gordon
Craig
Theatre

Dancing and aerial ballet on stage

'Let's Dance' presents another spectacular evening of dance and performing arts from the amazing talent of Stevenage and the surrounding area.
Performers of all ages come together to bring you a wonderful night of variety, ranging from classical ballet and feel-good jazz, to daring gymnastics and breathtaking aerial and circus skills! This promises to be a night not to be missed

Tickets: £ 9, No Concessions

 

Mon 19
June
7:00 pm

Secondary Schools present:
Look who's got Talent

Gordon
Craig
Theatre

Dancing and aerial ballet on stage

Stevenage Secondary Schools come together to present an evening of music, dance and theatre.

You'll be amazed and inspired by the talent shown by these young people.

 
Tickets: £9, No Concessions

 

Tue 20
June
7:00 pm

Stevenage Dance Schools present:
Dance Extravaganza

Gordon
Craig
Theatre

Dancing on stage

Our Dance Extravaganza performance brings together pupils of all ages from Stevenage dance schools for an exciting and colourful evening featuring all styles and forms of dance.

Tickets: £9, No Concessions

 

Wed 21
June
7:00 pm

Stevenage Music Centre and
Herts Music Service
presents:
THE BIG, BIG, BIG BAND SOUND

Gordon
Craig
Theatre

Trumpets symbolising a Brass Band

HMS Jamboree!
Hertfordshire Music Srevice (HMS) Wind Bands from Baldock, Hitchin, Letchworth and Stevenage join forces for an unforgettable evening of film music and other popular tunes.
GCT Booking icon
Tickets: £9, No Concessions

 

Thu 22/Fri 23
June
7:45 pm

Knebworth Players presents:
Are You being Served?

Gordon
Craig
Theatre


Image symbolising Mrs. Slocum's pink pussy cat

To the delight of double entendre fans everywhere, Knebworth Players are delighted to be performing the stage version of this popular British seventies television comedy.

Thursday 22 June


Friday 23 June

Tickets: £9 Adults, No Concessions

 

Fri 23
June
8:00 pm

Parnassus Poetry presents:
SHH! NOT A WORD

Ellen
Terry
Suite

Graphic of someone shushing


Parnassus Poetry presents: Not a word...Not a word about politics, not a word about love, nothing controversial in fact none of the above!
Having participated in every single Stevenage Arts Festival since its inception Parnassus Performance will once again present an evening of poetry and music featuring Wordsworth's out-takes and other tales. Bar available.


Tickets: £5, No concessions

 

Sat 24
June
7:45 pm

Stevenage Festival presents:
A Variety Finale Night

Gordon
Craig
Theatre

Party hats etc symbolising celebration

To conclude the 2017 Stevenage Festival we present a variety concert showcasing a range of local talent. Choirs, dencers and musicians come together, with a few surprises, to celebrate the artistic and cultural life of our town.

Tickets: £9, No Concessions

 

Wed 28
June
7:00 pm

Stevenage Dance Schools present:
Dance Extravaganza

Gordon
Craig
Theatre

Dancing on stage

Our Dance Extravaganza performance brings together pupils of all ages from Stevenage dance schools for an exciting and colourful evening featuring all styles and forms of dance.

Tickets: £9, No Concessions

For information about other events that are taking place during this mini Festival please see the following list of Fringe Events.