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19th March 2020

We regret to announce the immediate postponement of all theatrical performances and museum visits until further notice.The health and wellbeing of our customers, visiting companies and staff is our top priority, so in light of the government's latest advice, this was a tough but clear decision for us to make.  

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our audiences for their patience and understanding and to thank them for the many kind-hearted messages of support we have received over recent days.  I am also extremely grateful for the extraordinary level of commitment shown by our dedicated team of staff throughout this very challenging period.

Over the coming weeks we will continue to closely follow Public Health England and the government's recommendations, and hope to be able to welcome audiences back to both of our venues in the near future.

Des Kirkland,   Chairman, Old Nick Theatre & Museum 


When you order tickets for our performances why not take advantage of a special price pre-show dinner at the Clock House Bistro in Lord St.

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Once you have booked your tickets go to the Clock House website to reserve your table and enter "Pre-theatre meal"
in the Other Requests box.




 Membership of The friends of the Old Nick is only £10 per year
and you get a number of benefits including reduced price theatre tickets for GTC productions and free entry to the Police Museum.

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Mission Statement

We are a registered charity (No.1137513). The organisations objectives are to advance the education of the public in all aspects of dramatic art and the development of public  appreciation of such by the provision of a theatre and facilities for the presentation of public performances.

To this aim we present a minimum of three full productions of our own each year, two youth theatre productions and productions from visiting theatre companies. We train young people between the ages of seven and sixteen in all aspects of stagecraft, lighting,  costume and scenery.

We are a non-profit making organisation. The theatre is a former Police station and Magistrates Court, it is a listed building (Grade 2) and the main structure is over 160 years old. The income we receive from grants, donations, hires and ticket sales is all utilised in maintaining the theatre structure and improving the facilities. If you would like to make a donation to assist our work please click the button below.


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