Artistic Programmes

Queer Arts Commission – Spring 2024

27 Feb - 21 Mar

Stanley Arts is delighted to announce the four LGBTQIA+ artists and companies that have commissioned to create new work, which will be performed in Spring 2024 at Stanley Arts and Kings Head Theatre.

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Image taken from COMMONS dance festival 2023. Image of BirdEggz Curtain Opening performance. Nine dances on the stage amongst a red, hazy light with green spotlight shining down and revealing performers.

New Beginnings

1 Jan - 29 Feb

A new year brings New Beginnings to Stanley Arts. Immerse yourself in dance, theatre and live music to kickstart your year, why not try something new?

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Family Programming

1 Jan - 31 May

Join us at Stanley Arts for an incredible family programme filled with love, variety, and enchantment.

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Autumn Season 2023

1 Oct - 30 Nov

This Autumn, we’re setting the scene for a season of theatre and dance!

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Christmas Season at Stanley Arts

26 Nov - 27 Dec

Join us for festive fun for all the family this Christmas season.

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Jack Boal as his drag alter ego, Grace Fool. She has short blonde hair, a bright white face and a red clown nose. She is waving with her right hand and has a small smile. She is wearing a pearl necklace and purple dress.

A Bit of A Do

18 Oct - 28 Oct

Join us for A Bit Of A Do, Drunken Chorus’s inclusive festival of theatre, dance and cabaret by disabled and non-disabled artists!

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Autumn Season 2023 for Families

1 Aug - 30 Nov

Our Family Sundays continue through our autumnal programme, bringing performances filled with wonderful storytelling adventures including a mini circus and a carnival!

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Stanley Arts Queer Season 2023

Queer Season

1 Jul - 31 Jul

Things are getting queer Stanley style, and we can’t wait to share all the events with you!

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COMMONS Festival 2023 at Stanley Arts, artistic programme

COMMONS Festival 2023

15 May - 28 May

COMMONS returns for 2023. A curated dance festival of performances, workshops and exhibitions.

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COMMONS Festival 2023: Workshops

15 May - 28 May

As part of COMMONS Festival 2023, we’re offering 10, open-to-all workshops that will be led by our key partners and some specials guests. 

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Hip HIp Strand at COMMONS Festival 2023

COMMONS Festival 2023: Hip Hop Strand

15 May - 28 May

The 50th anniversary of Hip Hop is being celebrated across the world this summer and we’ve tied in our COMMONS Festival to bring you events, workshops and battles for the whole Hip Hop community! 

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COMMONS Festival 2023 Contemporary

COMMONS Festival 2023: Contemporary Dance

15 May - 28 May

We are very excited to have Contemporary dance represented and featured in our COMMONS Festival 2023; a curated dance festival of performances, workshops and exhibitions that blurs the lines between audiences and performers.

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COMMONS Festival 2023: South Asian Strand

15 May - 28 May

Stanley Arts supports our South Asian Community, from hosting our Holi event in March and celebrating Diwali last winter, we are very excited to have South Asian representation featured in our COMMONS Festival 2023

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