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Find further details about what’s on at Bakewell Town Hall by clicking the coloured bars. A drop-down box will then open to reveal  more information. BTCT received funding in 2019 for Bakewell Live!, a project to install at large motorised cinema screen, projector,  satellite receiver and 7:2 sound system to allow us to offer live streaming from the National Theatre, along with musical events and film. This was generously supported by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Devonshire Fund.

Film Friday: The Duke, 1 July

Film Friday: The DukeThe Duke

Jim Broadbent stars as Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver, who stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. He sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. An uplifting true story about a good man who set out to change the world and managed to save his marriage. Also starring Helen Mirren. Read Roger Ebert’s review here.

1 July, 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

£6 (Certificate 12A)

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Dales Craft Fair, 9-10 July

Dales Craft FairsDales Craft Fair

Our friends return to the Town Hall with their first event of the spring, 14-15 May. Back in their Court Room Gallery home, our favourite makers bring a gorgeous selection of handmade and handcrafted products that would make perfect gifts. From tweed handbags to hand poured candles, there’s something for everyone.

Free entry.

9-10 July, 10am- 4.30pm

Court Room Gallery

Safer Neighbourhoods Outreach Session: 12 July

Safer Neighbourhoods Outreach Sessions

Talk with police and emergency services in these regular outreach sessions at the  town hall. If you have worries or concerns drop in and speak to a PCSO or other representative of the emergency services. 

Council Chamber, 10-11 am

12 July

 12th July
9th August, 6th September, 4th October
8th November, 20th December

Town Hall Chamber Series: La France, 17 July

Town Hall Chamber Series

La France

A beautiful programme of French and Canadian composers sees the return of our favourite musicians from the Hallé.

Claude Debussy – Premier Rhapsody for clarinet and ensemble
Jaques Ibert – Two Interludes for flute, violin and harp
Caroline Lizotte – Suite Galactique for solo harp
Claude Debussy –Epigraphes Antiques for flute and string trio
Maurice Ravel – Introduction and Allegro

The Players:

Peter Liang and Ed Pether -violins
Alex Mitchell – viola
Jonathan Pether – cello
Sarah Bennett – flute
Rosa Campos -Fernandez – clarinet
Marie Leenhardt – harp

17 July, 7.30pm


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NT Live: Prima Facie, 21 July

NT Live: Jodie Comer stars in Prima FacieNT Live: Prima Facie

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play.

Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge. Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game. Justin Martin directs this solo tour de force, captured live from the intimate Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End.

A production from Empire Street Productions. Visit the Empire Street Productions website to find out more.

21 July, 7pm

Assembly Room  Theatre


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NT Live: Much Ado About Nothing, 8 September

National Theatre Live: Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare, directed by Simon Godwin

Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula) lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity. The legendary Hotel Messina on the Italian Riveria has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashing young soldier, not all guests are in the mood for love. A string of scandalous deceptions soon surround not only the young couple, but also the adamantly single Beatrice and Benedick.

Following the award-winning success of National Theatre Live’s Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night and Antony and Cleopatra, director Simon Godwin returns with this irresistible comedy, broadcast live from the National Theatre stage.

8 September, 7pm


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Seann Walsh: Back From the Bed, 24 September

Seann WalshSeann Walsh: Back from the Bed

Hello, Seann here. Did you know that comedians have to write their own blurb? I find that absolutely insane. What am I meant to say? “I’m fantastic, come and look at me talk”? I don’t know. It’s me. I do stand-up.

I guess I can start with the fact I renamed the tour. Sticking with ‘Same Again?’ felt a bit triggering after the year we’ve had. So it is now called Back from the Bed. Some of the material will be the same as I had always planned and some of it will be new because it will be difficult to avoid mentioning the last year in which millions of decent people tragically lost their lives to TikTok.

The previous leg of this tour got a lot of standing ovations, which was pleasing. Either that or they were leaving early. Come along if you like me. I’d be confident enough to say come along if you’re on the fence. Cheers. Here are some things I’ve been on…

Seann has starred in series 1-3 of The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Netflix’s Flinch, Live At The Apollo (BBC2), Tonight at The London Palladium (ITV), Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Play To The Whistle (ITV), a team captain for Virtually Famous (C4), 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4), Alan Carr’s Chatty Man (C4), Hey Tracey! (ITV2), Comedians Solve World Problems (Comedy Central) and has made regular appearances on The Jonathan Ross Show. He appeared in Dave Channel’s Campaign Against Living Miserably and is an ambassador for the CALM charity. He also hosts podcast What’s Upset You Now? alongside Paul McAffrey.

‘Unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation’ – The Guardian

24 September

8pm. £15 (14+ only. Swearing and adult content)

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Suzi Ruffell: Snappy, 1 October

Suzi RuffellSuzi Ruffell: Snappy

Suzi Ruffell likes things snappy: her stand up, her decisions and her suits. Suzi’s brand new show is all about settling down (but not settling), becoming a mother (without becoming mumsy) and still worrying about everything – of course she is – have you seen the news?

Multi-award nominated comedian Suzi Ruffell’s last tour, ‘Dance Like Everyone Is Watching’ received critical acclaim and was recorded as an Amazon special. Suzi has also appeared on numerous shows such as Live At The Apollo, The Jonathan Ross Show, QI, The Last Leg, and Womanhood to name but a few. Suzi is also best known for her hugely popular podcasts ‘Like Minded Friends’ and ‘Out’.

“instinctively, exquisitely funny from the moment she sashays onto the stage… a crowd-pleasing show packed with punchlines.” Evening Standard

“a very likable presiding spirit, combining daft physical comedy… with disarming emotional candour” The Guardian

1 October, 8pm (Doors 7.15pm)


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NT Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again, 6 October

National Theatre Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again

by Richard Bean and Oliver Chris, based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals

A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night). After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms.

Emily Burns directs this spectacularly entertaining new version of Sheridan’s The Rivals. Featuring a cast including Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson and Kelvin Fletcher.

‘One of the funniest productions in the National’s history.’ Guardian on One Man, Two Guvnors

6 October

7pm, £15

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Mark Thomas: Black and White, 8 October

Mark Thomas: Black and WhiteMark Thomas

Black and White

Expect creative fun from one of our oldest surviving alternative comics. Taking down politicians. Mucking about. New ideas and finding HOPE. This award-winning comedian (is there any other type?) asks how did we get here? What are we going to do about it? Who’s up for a sing song? After lockdowns and isolation this show is about the simple act of being in a room together and toppling international capitalism.

“You’ll leave recommitted to the fight against this appalling authoritarian government, to keep that tradition alive.” Guardian 2021

8 October, 8pm (doors 7.15pm)


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Ivo Graham: My Future My Clutter, 18 November

Ivo GrahamIvo Graham: My Future My Clutter

Bumbling wordsmith and tripe factory returns to discuss three years of heavy-duty pranking/parenting/procrastinating since Dave’s 2019 nominations for Best Comedy Show and Joke of the Fringe (“I’ve got an Eton College advent calendar, where all the doors are opened by my father’s contacts”). As seen/heard on Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, British As Folk, and fondue-set winner on Richard Osman’s House of Games.

“A hugely enjoyable hour of stand-up comedy”
(The Times)

“Suddenly has star-in-the-making coming off him like steam”
(The Telegraph)

18 November, 8pm (doors 7.15pm)


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Falls Clinic

Falls Clinic Thursday 1.30pmFalls Clinic

Falls Clinic will return in its regular spot, on a Thursday at 1.30pm as soon as fitness classes are permitted. Michele is running her classes in a socially-distanced way. Please use the hand sanitiser, keep your distance and wear a mask if you can.

Thursday, 1.30pm

Court Room Gallery from 6 January



Theresa will return with her regular Tuesday evening pilates class as soon as restrictions permit. Please follow the guidelines and wear a mask if you are able to.

Tuesday 7pm

Court Room Gallery from 4 January

Yoga with Liz Bortoli

vinyasa yoga with Liz BortoliVinyasa Flow Yoga

We welcome back Liz Bortoli with her vinyasa flow yoga sessions on a new night, every Wednesday from 6.15pm.

Court Room Gallery

from 5 January


Pay-It-Forward Film Friday Ticket

Pay-it-Forward Film Friday TicketsPay-it-Forward

Exchange your pay-it-forward tickets, which can be used, without restriction on future Film Friday events. The cinema will resume in the late autumn so keep an eye out for future films. Simply bring them along to a Film Friday screening.

Your support is much appreciated and has helped us to keep going.


BTCT received funding in 2019 for Bakewell Live!, a project to install at large motorised cinema screen, projector,  satellite receiver and 7:1 sound system to allow us to offer live streaming from the National Theatre, along with musical events and film. This was generously supported by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Devonshire Fund.

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