Whether you're a huge theatre fan or just fancy trying something new and a bit different, our amazing lineup of performances has got you covered!

From kids' theatre to bold dance, along with National Theatre Live screenings and fantastic local productions, there's something for everyone.

Don't miss out on these amazing events, secure your tickets now and get ready to be caught up by the magic of the theatre.

Touring Theatre

Shō and the Demons of the Deep
Wed 24 Apr, 6.30pm, Mareel

Don't miss your chance to catch this fantastic touring children's theatre show where dance and drama tell an inspiring story, resonating with audiences both young and old. Shō and the Demons of the Deep is a visual adventure story about overcoming fear, climate crisis and how the actions of one generation can affect the next. More info...

Pain & I
Fri 10 May, 7.30pm, Mareel

Pain and I is a bold exploration into chronic pain experience by Sarah Hopfinger, which unashamedly celebrates the rich complexities of living with pain. Layering playful choreography, experimental dance, intimate autobiographical text and original classical music, Hopfinger asks: ‘what can pain teach us?’ More info...

National Theatre Live

The Motive & the Cue - Thu 21 Mar, 6.00pm, Mareel Screen 1

Sam Mendes directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.

1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel. More info...

Nye - Thu 9 May, 6.00pm, Mareel Screen 1

A new play by Tim Price and directed by Rufus Norris. Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the NHS. Confronted with death, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill. More info...

Local Theatre

72nd Shetland County Drama Festival
Mon 11 - Fri 15 Mar, 7.30pm, Garrison Theatre

Come and enjoy a whole week of drama. For this season we have had to extend over an extra night so the festival runs from Monday to Friday. Several of the plays are original works written by local playwrights in our one-act play festival so each night you will a range of plays from tragedy, serious drama, to comedy and the downright silly. More info...

The Thrill of Love
Tue 26 - Thu 28 Mar, 7.30pm, Garrison Theatre

A two act play by Amanda Whittington, first performed in 2013 at the New Vic Theatre. The play tells a gripping drama about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain. She was convicted of the cold blooded killing of her unfaithful lover. It takes a new look at the real woman behind the headlines and at the events that drove her to murder. More info...

This is just a snippet of the drama and dance we have coming up soon, to see all our programming for the year so far - take a look at our listings.

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