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The Witham are delighted to be part of this year's Co-op Local Community Fund which helps to support local projects that Co-op members care about. Since its launch in 2017, Co-op members have raised £39 million pounds for over 12,000 local causes. 

With your help, The Witham will now be able to access this funding opportunity.

Our goal is to subsidise tickets for live theatre, dance and music for young people (aged 12-20) in Barnard Castle, Teesdale and Weardale. We will reach out to community groups, schools, The Hub and the YMCA to encourage young people to access performances. The workshops and masterclasses will help to form new social networks for young people. We will recruit young people to be ambassadors for the project and young volunteers to steward events and run the Box Office. Q and A sessions will provide a space to discuss issues.

You can see this on the Co-op website here 

How the fund works 

Every time members shop at the Co-op, you can choose to give 1% of what you spend on Co-op branded products and services helps fund community projects. Members can shop at any Co-op Group stores across the UK to raise money for our cause.

Members can choose which causes to support by signing into their membership account or by calling the membership helpline on 0800 023 4708. The Witham will be available for members to select until November 2019.

As part of a series of events organised by The Witham for our Fundraising Campaign Teesdale’s TV antique expert, David Harper will be presenting a show on Sunday the 9th December at7.30pm. 

The show will feature funny behind the scenes anecdotes from TV, exciting antique finds, huge profits, even bigger losses, disaster stories from celebrity TV appearances and historical journeys through time are all part of what makes this show like no other.

David Harper is a BBC TV presenter. Bargain Hunt, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Flog It, For What It’s Worth and The Antiques Road Trip are all shows he presents. These hugely popular BBC programmes are shown in over 50 countries worldwide. David has appeared on many other BBC TV programmes too from The One Show to Celebrity Masterchef, Through The Keyhole to Countryfile, Celebrity Eggheads to The Heaven & Earth Show!

The show is unscripted and very much audience led with involvement in the form of questions from the audience or questions and challenges from David throughout, as the talk develops.  Audience members are even invited to bring items along (small antiques or collectibles) which will be used, discussed and valued during the evening.

Talking about the show David Harper said, “I loved hosting the Fundraising Showcase of Local Talent in September and was delighted to be asked by the Witham team to present a solo evening to help this vital community asset continue to develop.

The audience does not need to have a particular interest in antiques to enjoy this show, as subjects ranging from how to build the confidence to appear on TV, money making schemes, meeting of famous characters and humorous real life experiences from TV and the world of art and antiques are shared…and sometimes fabulous stories are unexpectedly shared by an audience members too!”

Sarah Gent, The Witham’s Marketing Manager said, “We are absolutely delighted that David is supporting The Witham with for this brilliant evening of entertainment. Sunday night at The Witham was a very popular evening and we anticipate this selling quick so please book your ticket to avoid disappointment. Thank you, David for your ongoing support.

Tickets priced £10.00 (£5.00 for concessions) are available here:  


Wednesday, 31 July 2019 00:00

RSC: Measure For Measure

"To whom should I complain?"

DateWednesday 31 July 2019
Time: 7.00 pm
Price: £12 | £10 for 16 years and under


Two hour long Edinburgh Preview shows from two of top performers at next summer’s festival.

Date: Thursday 18 July 2019

Time: 7.30 pm
Price: £12


Tuesday, 11 June 2019 00:00

ROH: Romeo And Juliet

Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan’s 20th-century ballet masterpiece.

DateTuesday 11 June 2019
Time: 7.15 pm
Price: £15 | £13 for 16 years and under | £10 for 11 years and under


Wednesday, 05 June 2019 00:00

RSC: The Taming Of The Shrew

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story.

DateWednesday 5 June 2019
Time: 7.00 pm
Price: £12 | £10 for 16 years and under


Tuesday, 04 June 2019 00:00

EoS: Van Gogh & Japan

"I envy the Japanese" Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo.  In the exhibition on which this film is based - VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam - one can see why. 

Date:  Tuesday 4 June 2019 

Time: 7.00 pm
Price: £12 | £10 for 16 years and under


Two work in progress shows ahead of the Edinburgh Festival with award winning TV star Jayde Adams and international comic Rich Wilson.

Date: Friday 26 April 2019

Time: 8.00 pm
Price: £12


Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:00

RSC: As You Like It

Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind. 

DateWednesday 17 April 2019
Time: 7.00 pm
Price: £12 | £10 for 16 years and under


The whole thing's a mess and only one person can sort it out. Sadly, we have no idea who. Join Britain's leading political comedian, Matt Forde, for his last show as an EU citizen. 

Date: Wednesday 20 February 2019

Time: 8.00 pm
Price: £15


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