Christmas gifts that theatre fans will applaud

Thursday, 14th December 2017

IF you’re stuck for a gift for friends and loved ones why not get Christmas all wrapped up with a theatre experience gift for a show in the New Year, as the Assembly Rooms continues on tour in Tamworth.

Touring Theatre has brought a variety of professional productions to community venues across the borough so far this year and is set to continue in February 2018, making a show ticket the perfect Christmas gift for any theatre lover.

Live & Local – the Midlands’ Rural and Community Touring Network – will continue to work with Tamworth community groups to provide volunteers with the tools they need to bring professional touring theatre companies to the town, including booking, promoting and selling the events.

Touring Theatre is part of the two-year Arts in Unusual Spaces project funded in partnership with Arts Council England, Tamworth Borough Council and the local community.

It includes a number of exciting initiatives for Tamworth, designed to bring the arts to all corners of the community. More information is available at

New Year Touring Theatre shows include:

Noble Jacks in Concert at St Francis Church on Thursday, February 8, starting at 7.30pm – This rip-roaring alt-folk band brings warm electro-acoustic interactions to its live shows, fused together with a mixture of lively, folky foot-stomping rhythms and engaging lyricism. The band encompasses heartfelt, yet upbeat songs, showcasing fiddle, blues harmonica and big anthem songs. Exhilarating and refreshing to hear, this band will be raising the roof in February. Tickets are priced at £7.50.


Tantz in Concert at Sacred Heart Church on Friday, February 9, starting at 7.30pm – A high spirited and original klezmer dance and gypsy style band. Offering a performance of great global music this remarkable six-piece band will bring joyous jazz-infused music with an infectious vibe.  Tickets are priced at £8 adults, £6 concessions and £26 for a group of 4 (standard tickets).

Tickets are available via the box office:  A transaction fee of £1 is payable on all online and telephone bookings.

Or you can book your tickets direct with the venues here:

St Francis Church Tickets: 01827 65926, available from St Francis Vicarage, Masefield Drive.

Sacred Heart Church Tickets: 01827 709618, available at the Hub in the Castle Grounds.

Cllr Joy Goodall, Tamworth Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Environment & Culture, said: “The Touring Theatre project has brought productions to venues in the community on a regular basis. As well as broadening the use of community venues, this has made it even easier for people to experience and enjoy theatre and the arts.

What a wonderful gift for a loved one this Christmas, guaranteed to bring cheer into the New Year.”