What Was On - June 2017 - Stevenage Festival

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 are a number of vibrant Festival fringe of community arts events around Stevenage.

From Wednesday 14th of June to Saturday the 24th of June - Click on links below to jump lower down the page for more details on the event.

Primary Schools14 June
The Choir that Rocks16 June
Mozart Requiem17 June
Let's Dance18 June
Look who's got Talent19 June
Dance Extravaganza20 June
The Big, Big, Big Band Sound14 June
Are you being Served?22/23 June
Parnassus - Shh! - Not a word23 June
Festival Variety Finale24 June
Dance Extravaganza28 June

Wed 14 June at 7:00 pm

Primary Schools on stage

Primary Schools

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 at 7:45 pm

Picture of Rock Choir members

Rock Choirpresents:
THE CHOIR THAT ROCKS

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.

Tickets: £9, No Concessions


Sat 17 June at 7:45 pm

Angel sculpture

Stevenage Choral Society and
Stevenage Symphony Orchestra present:
MOZART REQUIEM

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.

Tickets: £9, No Concessions


Sun 18 June at 7:00 pm

Dancing and aerial ballet on stage

Let's Dance!

'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 at 7:00 pm

Dancing and aerial ballet on stage

Secondary Schools present:
Look who's got Talent

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 at 7:00 pm

Dancing on Stage

Stevenage Dance Schools present:
Dance Extravaganza

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 at 7:00 pm

Trumpets symbolising a Brass Band

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

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.

Tickets: £9, No Concessions


Thu 22 June at 7:45 pm

Fri 23 June at 7:45 pm

Image symbolising Mrs. Slocum's pink pussy cat

Knebworth Players presents:
Are You being Served?

Knebworth Players are delighted to be performing the stage version of this popular British seventies television comedy.

Tickets: £9, No Concessions


Fri 23 June at 8:00 pm

Graphic of someone shushing

Parnassus Poetry presents:
SHH! NOT A WORD

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 at 7:45 pm

Party hats etc symbolising celebration

Stevenage Festival presents:
A Variety Finale Night

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 at 7:00 pm

Dancing on stage

Stevenage Dance Schools present:
Dance Extravaganza

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 were taking place during this Festival please see the following page of Fringe Events.

Stevenage Festival

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