History & Location

Opening Hours

Box Office Mon | 10am - 5.30pm

Tue-Sat | 10am - 7.30pm
(or until start of the last event)

Sun | Opens one hour before start of first event, closes after start of last event

“The Maltings is a hidden little gem of a place” 
- comedian and activiast Mark Thomas

The Maltings is a community venue in the centre of the historic walled market town of Berwick-upon-Tweed -  at the northernmost tip of North East England, just 3 miles from the Scottish border. Each year we present a diverse mix of over 500 live events, workshops and digital cinema screenings, selling over 50,000 tickets, and serving as a key cultural hub for North Northumberland and the eastern Scottish Borders. 

We celebrated our 25th birthday in 2015 with a series of special events programmed through the year, including a memorable visit by HRH the Duke of Wessex on 1 May.

The building stands on a hillside in the centre of Berwick-upon-Tweed with views across the 17th century old Berwick Bridge and the Tweed estuary. It was built in the ruins of an early 19th-century Maltings, which had been destroyed by fire in 1984. The new venue was designed by architects Law & Dunbar-Nasmith, and was opened on 4 April 1990 by Peter Palumbo, then chairman of Arts Council England. It is managed by The Maltings (Berwick) Trust, a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.

The venue comprises The Main House Theatre (the largest theatre space between Newcastle and Edinburgh), the Henry Travers Studio (named in honour of local boy and Clarence the guardian angel in It’s a Wonderful Life), workshop spaces, meetings rooms, offices, bar and café over 5 floors.

Read more about the history of theatre and cinema in Berwick HERE.

 
The Maltings Theatre & Cinema is operated by The Maltings (Berwick) Trust Registered Charity No: 701194