Open day and upcoming events at Shaftesbury Theatre


Shaftesbury Theatre, Dawlish announces its Open Day and upcoming events of theatre and cinema showings.

This Saturday, the Shaftesbury Theatre, Dawlish, will fling open its doors to the public and welcome them to ALL areas of the building with a huge Open Day!

Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes to make all your favourite productions happen? Now you can find out! From 10am-2pm on Saturday 2nd October, there will be a series of workshops, technical demonstrations, backstage tours and you can also find out more about how YOU can get involved.

Tickets will also go on sale on Saturday for this years GIANT of a pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, which will play at the theatre from Friday 7th to Saturday 15th January 2022.

Meanwhile, tickets are selling fast for next week’s production of the thriller The Edge of Darkness, by Brian Clemens.

After her disappearance several years ago, Emma finds that her memory is damaged; there is much she does not recognise or understand. Why does she appear familiar with certain Russian phrases; why has she such a horror of a harmless silver bell, of a portrait on the wall, of knives? Is she, in fact, Emma Cranwell? The Edge of Darkness plays from Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th October, Nightly at 7:30pm. Wednesday 6th October will be performed to a socially-distanced audience.

Completing the programme in October will be a screening of the drama The Father starring Olivia Coleman and Antony Hopkins. The Father is a 2020 drama film co-written and directed by Florian Zeller, in his directorial debut; he co-wrote it with fellow playwright Christopher Hampton based on Zeller’s 2012 play Le Père.

A French-British co-production, the film also stars Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, and Olivia Williams, and follows an aging man who must deal with his progressing dementia. It is the second adaptation of the play after the 2015 film Floride. The film will be shown at 7:30pm on Saturday 16th October and tickets are on sale now.

You can book online and keep up with all the latest news via the theatre’s website at, and on their Facebook and Instagram pages @ShaftesburyTheatre.
Alternatively, call 01626 863061 to book your tickets and for more info.

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