About

The Abbey Theatre.

About
The Abbey Theatre.

The Abbey Theatre is a volunteer-run community theatre, converted from a drill hall in 1969 by a group of local Arts enthusiasts. Over the years the programming we offer has expanded and now includes amateur and professional theatre, musical theatre, comedy, music, spoken word and film. The auditorium seats 250 plus 4 wheelchair and carer spaces, and we have a comfortable bar area. Our upstairs rooms are used for rehearsals, meetings and occasionally performances. During 2021 we added an outdoor performance space, The Courtyard, which seats 40 in a café-style environment. Over 35,000 people visit the theatre each year

The Abbey Theatre is run by a charity, Nuneaton Arts CIO, Charity No 1193774

Why support the Nuneaton Arts CIO?

Whilst many people know that the Abbey Theatre is Nuneaton’s only local theatre fewer realise that the theatre is operated by a Registered Charity, Nuneaton Arts CIO, whose trustees are all volunteers. Without the support of the local community there would be no opportunity to watch live theatre in the town.

Our income comes from grants, donations, hire charges, bar sales and ticket sales for the events we buy in. Being able to meet our costs whilst trying to achieve all our ambitions is a real challenge. Currently this is only made possible through support from individuals, trusts, foundations and corporate sponsorship. If you do wish to donate please contact us at admin@abbeytheatre.co.uk

Nuneaton Arts CIO aims to provide the local community access to arts and entertainment, whilst providing opportunities for learning and improving awareness of the arts. We offer audiences excellent local talent and national touring events.

We also want to provide a deeper understanding of the arts and theatre through various workshops and tours all of which contribute to ensuring that the youth of today realise and enjoy what the arts have to offer. We encourage the public to experience and enjoy the skills of performing, and participate in behind the scenes action by becoming volunteers at The Abbey Theatre.

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Abbey Players present “An Evening Of Variety”
June 22, 2024 7:30 pm
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Kayleigh Hill Dance Presents ‘The Revival’
June 24, 2024 7:00 pm
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Beginner’s Guitar
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June 26, 2024 11:00 am
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Guitar Jam Session
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June 26, 2024 11:30 am
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Well Songs
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June 27, 2024 10:00 am
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Yoga
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Chair Yoga
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Calligraphy
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Little Shop of Horrors (Haddon Charity for Performing Arts)
July 2, 2024 7:30 pm
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What’s the Crime Mr Wolf – St. Nicolas CofE Academy
July 8, 2024 7:00 pm
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Film – Oppenheimer (15)
July 11, 2024 7:30 pm
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Funhouse Comedy Club, with Thomas Green, Brendan Dempsey, Annette Fagon and Compere Barry Dodds
July 12, 2024 8:15 pm
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Funhouse Comedy Club, with Thomas Green, Annette Fagon, Brendan Dempsey and Compere Barry Dodds
July 12, 2024 8:15 pm
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Sessions, by Sam Bates
July 19, 2024 7:30 pm
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Abbey Players present “Dracula: A Comedy Of Terrors” by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen
September 18, 2024 7:30 pm
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A Wicked’ly Twisted Variety Show
September 28, 2024 7:00 pm
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Funhouse Comedy Club, with Carl Jones, Graeme Mathews and Dan Tiernan
October 4, 2024 8:15 pm
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Elf – The musical
October 16, 2024 7:30 pm
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Masqueraders present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella the Musical
November 5, 2024 7:30 pm
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Funhouse Comedy Club, with Ryan Gough, Matt Stellingwerf and Paul McCaffrey
November 15, 2024 8:15 pm
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Lesley Smith as Anne Hathaway
November 20, 2024 7:30 pm
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A MERRY MIDWIVES CHRISTMAS DELIVERY
November 28, 2024 7:30 pm
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School of Rock
December 5, 2024 7:30 pm
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Rabble Youth Theatre – School of Rock
December 5, 2024 7:30 pm
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Abbey Players present “Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs”
December 11, 2024 7:30 pm
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Robinson Crusoe
January 9, 2025 7:30 pm
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Lesley Smith as Florence Nightingale
March 25, 2025 7:30 pm
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Shrek- The Musical
April 2, 2025 7:30 pm
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Masqueraders present Sunset Boulevard by Andrew Lloyd Webber
June 4, 2025 7:30 pm
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