The Criterion Theatre


In the Bar
3rd November from 10:30 to 12:00
In the Bar
21st November from 20:00 to 21:00
In the Bar
1st December from 10:30 to 12:00
Talk by Chris Arnot about his latest book 'Larkin About in Coventry' which details the local associations of the poet Philip Larkin.
In the Bar and Foyer
25th October from 19:30 to 22:30



I Am Shakespeare

'The Big Secret Live - I Am Shakespeare - Webcam Daytime Chatroom Show!'

Oct 13th to 20th 2018

A play by Mark Rylance

'I am Shakespeare' is the first play written by acclaimed actor and director Sir Mark Rylance. It’s an exuberant and comic exploration of the Shakespeare authorship debate. The action takes place on one night in the garage of geeky teacher Frank Charlton, from where he runs an internet chat-room show called ‘Who’s There?’. On the night in question he asks his international audience “Who really wrote the plays of William Shakespeare?”. By the power of stormy weather and the internet, various individuals who claim authorship turn up from the past, with hilarious consequences.


Press Comment

“Witty, gloriously funny and wonderfully well-written . . . .the best thing I have seen in years”  The Stage


Coming Soon

by Alan Bennett ( adapted from the novel by Kenneth Grahame )
Main House
Dec 1st to 8th
Lucy Kirkwood
Main House
Jan 26th to Feb 2nd
By Florian Zeller. Translated by Christopher Hampton.
Main House
Mar 16th to 23rd

Just Finished

Moira Buffini
Main House
Sep 1st to 8th