About

A grand Victorian building on the Horsemarket, The Witham has, for more than 150 years, been at the heart of Barnard Castle and Teesdale’s cultural life.

A registered charity and company limited by guarantee, The Witham is a community venue for theatre, music, art and social events, reliant on your support. Governed by a board of trustees, our facilities range from the architecturally award-winning café bar to a fully-renovated Victorian music hall and a renovated Georgian Building which was formerly a Dispensary and a Mechanics’ Institute. We have a gallery and a box office. Our gift shop doubles as a Visitor Information Point for the area. Fast, free wifi is available throughout. Parking is plentiful.

For private hire, there’s a variety of rooms suitable for business meetings and classes, and from time to time, some charming studios for micro businesses to rent.

The fully-accessible rear of the building is enhanced by a meadow, a shepherdess caravan for children to play whilst you relax, and an outside seating area – perfect for enjoying food and drink before a show.