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Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00

Design your own Mad Hat!

The Castle Players and The Witham are inviting 4 -11 year olds to enter a competition by designing a mad hat – the winning hat will be created by The Castle Players to your design and worn by the Mad Hatter in the upcoming summer production of Alice in Wonderland in the grounds of the Bowes Museum.

The lucky winner will also get covered seating tickets for a family of 4 for the opening night on Wednesday 10th July 2019.

Entries will be judged by Teesdale Mercury editor Trevor Brookes, local Hatter Ann Gill, and the Mad Hatter himself, Ben Pearson.

To enter, design your own Mad Hat on a plain A4 sheet of paper and please remember to write your name and age on the back of your design. Hand it into The Witham along with a completed entry form by 4pm on Saturday 8th June. The Witham address is 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle DL12 8LY.

Download your Entry Form here and good luck!

The deadline for entries is 4pm on Saturday 8 June 2019. The winner will be announced on Saturday 15 June 2019.

Read the Terms and Conditions here.

Two one hour work in progress shows from top comedians heading to the Edinburgh Festival.

Date: Wednesday 10 July 2019

Time: 7.30 pm
Price: £12


Part of The Meet Weekend and #DementiaActionWeek, The Witham and Dementia Friendly Community Group have joined forces to run a traditional games session.

DateSaturday 25 May 2019

Time: 10.30 - 12.30 pm
Price: £2 per person, £5 for a family (admits 4). All money raised goes to support The Alzheimer's Society

Free entry

Saturday, 28 September 2019 00:00

Acoustic Cafe

Come to enjoy the third acoustic café session of the summer!

Date: Saturday 28 September 2019

Time: 2.30pm - 4pm
Price: Free though donations are most welcome


Saturday, 20 July 2019 00:00

Story busking sessions

Town crier Ian Kirkbride reads stories at The Witham, either in the cafe or outside in the meadow depending on the weather.

Dates: Sat 20 Jul, Sat 27 July, Sat 3 Aug, Sat 10 Aug, Sat 17 Aug, Sat 24 Aug  2019
Time: 10am 
Price: FREE 

Saturday, 27 July 2019 00:00

Jack and the Beanstalk

Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come!  Lyngo Theatre  presents JACK AND THE BEANSTALK By Marcello Chiarenza Adapted and performed by Patrick Lynch Music by Carlo 'Cialdo' Capelli Design assistant Elena Marini Ages 3+

Date:  Saturday 27 July 2019

Time: 1.30 pm
Price: £8 adult / £6 child / £22 family ticket


In song and poetry, gardens have been celebrated through the ages as places for love, romance and reflection.

Date:  Saturday 20 July 2019

Time: 7.30 pm
Price: £14 / £10 16 years and under


Saturday, 06 July 2019 00:00

Grace Notes

Grace Notes musicians are delighted to present an afternoon of music on Saturday July 6th in the Witham Room, 2-4pm.  With all local musicians (old and young) there will be a variety of styles and instruments, ensuring an element of interest to all.

Date:  Saturday 6 July 2019

Time: 2 pm
Price: £3


Thursday, 04 July 2019 00:00

Arabian Nights

Turrets present: Arabian Nights

Date:  Thursday 4 July 2019

Time: 7 pm
Price: £7 adult / £4 child / £20 family ticket


Sixth formers from Barnard Castle School share their A Level art in the Witham Gallery

Dates: Wed 3 July - Sat 27 July 2019
Time: 10am to 4pm

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