Blues / Americana / Country / Soul
As heard on BBC Radio 2 (Terry Wogan, Chris Evans, Bob Harris.)
Rotherham Civic Theatre opened to the public on 7th March 1960. The building as it stands today had a vibrant history long before the curtain was raised on that first night. Many of you will know that the building is a converted church and was purchased by the Council prior to being converted into a theatre in 1960.
We estimate that during 50 years the theatre has had approximately 4 million visitors, hosted thousands of performances and served over 750,000 cups of tea and coffee. Staff, customers and performers have come and gone over the last 50 years but, for those of you who have visited and worked at the Civic, I’m sure the theatre has provided many lasting memories. The fabric of the building seems to somehow retain all the fun, laughter and tears of all those visitors who have spent memorable evenings in this unique place.
There is a small car park on Percy Street adjacent to the Theatre entrance.
Alternatively there is a large car park situated on Drummond Street which is approximately a 5 minute walk away. On-street parking can also be found around the Theatre.
Access at the Civic Theatre:
– Ramp access.
– Foyer toilet.
– Usher assistance is available for people in wheelchairs (no lift at the theatre).
– Access dogs welcome.
The Civic Theatre offers an induction loop, please advise Box Office staff if you wish to use this system. We request a small deposit of £1 which will be refunded on return of the device.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.