Coming up at Artrix

Comedy, theatre and opera.

Barnstormers Comedy is back for a welcome return visit to Artrix this coming Bank Holiday Saturday.

The regular comedy slot sees top comedians from the London circuit take to the stage. The three acts this Saturday are:

Paul Pirie, who began his stand-up career after giving up acting, quickly establishing himself on the Scottish comedy circuit in 2004. Paul’s career has encompassed TV, film and radio alongside his burgeoning skill as a stand-up .

Nick Wilty, who has performed on every continent except Antarctica shows in all major festivals, including Edinburgh and Glastonbury. Nick has won several awards, including the Polo Mint Comedy Award, voted by fellow comedians and club owners in England, and Best International Act in San Francisco.

Born in Aberdeen into an army family, David Whitney grew up all over the world on various army camps. He went to a military college himself with a view to serving in the British Army but, just before going to Sandhurst, chickened out and went to drama school instead. Years later he was working in Los Angeles when, due to a string of lies , he found himself performing his first stand-up comedy gig at the Friars Club in Beverly Hills.

Barnstormers Comedy is at Artrix on Saturday 23rd May at 8.00 pm. Tickets cost £12.00 (£14.00 on the door)

With summer just around the corner, Artrix is looking forward to welcoming two professional theatre companies to its stage.

Reform Theatre, is bringing its production of April in Paris on 2nd June. Al and Bet’s relationship is on the rocks. He has recently lost his job, she works in a shoe shop and can only dream of a better life. Then one day Bet wins a romantic night in Paris and the story unfolds…

When an unexpected tragedy has everyone talking about funerals and finger food, Anna seeks escape by impersonating the character of the 1930s Hollywood bombshell, Madeleine Carroll. In Collidoscope, Hannah Graham from Freshold Theatre takes the audience from West Bromwich to West Virginia, meeting a handful of lively characters along the way, in a powerful and contemporary autobiographical story.

Reform Theatre presents April in Paris on Tuesday 2nd June at 8.00 pm. Tickets cost £14.00 (£12.00). Hannah Graham presents Collidoscope on Saturday 6th June at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £12.00 (£10.00)

Opera fans are in for a treat on Friday 12th June when the Royal Opera House screens La Boheme in one of their best loved stagings, now being seen for the last time in this format.

Several of today’s greatest opera stars return to the stage in this production, notably Anna Netrebko as Mimì, and Joseph Calleja as her lover, Rodolfo. Israeli conductor Dan Ettinger conducts one of Puccini’s most emotional and melodious scores, in a revival that promises to go down in Royal Opera history.

Tickets cost £15.00 (£12.00)

Tickets for all events are available from the box office on 01527 577330 or online at