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Events at the Theatre

Happenings in the bar, the auditorium and elsewhere

Coffee Morning - Criterion Coffee Morning

In the Bar and Foyer

In the Bar and Foyer

6th January from 10:30 to 12:30

Play Reading - Online Zoom Reading Of Medea By Rachel Cusk

We are really pleased to be starting up our monthly online play reading group again from January 2024 on the second Tuesday of the month, so stick these dates in your diary. There is no need to attend each session, have lots of acting experience or buy the play in advance. You will need a laptop or tablet to read the play on the screen. The group simply read the play and have a brief discussion afterwards. Previously the online play reading group has influenced the Criterion season with shows like The Gift and The Welkin. The readings are free to attend (although of course we pay for the rights). So, as the nights draw in, why not come and escape from it all? You can read a part, stage directions or just sit back and listen -  it’s totally up to you.  If you would like to read please email lucyhayton@hotmail.com and include your name, approximate age and ethnicity so we can allocate parts as appropriately as possible (although be prepared to read anything!). Hope to see you then. And please do spread the word, all are welcome. JANUARY PLAY READING  The first play reading will be of Rachel Cusk's modern version of Medea on 9TH JANUARY 2024 at 8pm. _Medea's marriage is breaking up. And so is everything else. Testing the limits of revenge and liberty, Euripides' seminal play cuts to the heart of gender politics and asks what it means to be a woman and a wife._ To register for the read please follow this link [http://email.criteriontheatre.co.uk/c/eJwUzc1OxCAQAOCnoTcbGGZpe-BgjMTLJsafg94oM9vilmIoxOjTm32Cj6xBVh1bNUgJeBqM7lYrUclZI-FIpMlMIfDsCQ2jGuFymrtoQYJWSg1qhAl0742WaiDyU2AZBhIoQ4mVS8x7XdnXwn3Ifbt2m11r_T6EvhfgBLh2SPjhuf_LOfXtEOASc437IsAVXuJRuQhw9fPjSs2U8nWuj9PDueVJvexvv-3p2ePru1spX7pifVoEyiVum093S2Heb276DwAA__-WXUiQ]. For any questions about the readings please email Lucy on lucyhayton@hotmail.com.

In the Comfort Of Your Home

In the Comfort Of Your Home

9th January from 20:00 to 22:00
In the Bar

In the Bar

19th January from 20:00 to 21:00
In the Auditorium

In the Auditorium

26th January from 19:30 to 22:00
In the Auditorium and Bar

In the Auditorium and Bar

30th January from 19:30 to 22:00

Coffee Morning - Criterion Coffee Morning

In the Bar and Foyer

In the Bar and Foyer

3rd February from 10:30 to 12:30

Touring Production - City Of Burning Spires Performed By Phoenix From The Ashes

The City of Burning Spires show combines a full live rock band and audio visual EFFECTS to create an immersive theatrical experience.  The Phoenix From the Ashes band is made up of a talented group of Coventry based musicians and singers lead by Simon Gibbons.   The piece is based on Simon's family history and the stories of the Coventry blitz of 1940. It combines events from both sets of grandparents into a surreal rock opera.  The story is told through 30 original songs in a range of different styles from folk and blues to rock and reggae.   

In the Auditorium

In the Auditorium

3rd February from 19:30 to 22:00
In the Bar

In the Bar

4th February from 19:30 to 22:00

Touring Production - City Of Burning Spires Performed By Phoenix From The Ashes

The City of Burning Spires show combines a full live rock band and audio visual EFFECTS to create an immersive theatrical experience.  The Phoenix From the Ashes band is made up of a talented group of Coventry based musicians and singers lead by Simon Gibbons.   The piece is based on Simon's family history and the stories of the Coventry blitz of 1940. It combines events from both sets of grandparents into a surreal rock opera.  The story is told through 30 original songs in a range of different styles from folk and blues to rock and reggae. 

In the Auditorium

In the Auditorium

5th February from 19:30 to 22:00
In the Bar

In the Bar

6th February from 19:30 to 22:00
In the Bar

In the Bar

9th February from 19:30 to 20:30
In the Bar

In the Bar

11th February from 18:00 to 19:30
In the Bar

In the Bar

11th February from 19:30 to 22:00

The Cri - Oscars

In the Bar

In the Bar

23rd February from 20:00 to 23:00

Coffee Morning - Criterion Coffee Morning

In the Bar and Foyer

In the Bar and Foyer

2nd March from 10:30 to 12:30
In the Bar

In the Bar

8th March from 20:00 to 21:00

Criterion Craft Evening - Bring Your Knitting, Sewing, Card Crafts, Crocheting Or Anything You’ve Been Working On. It Will Be Great To Catch Up And Craft Together!

Come and join us at our first members social - a Crafty Cri Event. Bring along your current craft project and share tips, hints and techniques with fellow crafters and new learners. Whether you’re a knitter, a sketcher, a sewer, a happy hooker or a complete beginner who’d like to have a go, we’d love to see you, and your creativity, in the bar from 8pm. Nothing like a Knit and a Natter over a G and T or a pint or two! And bring friends along - they don’t have to be members. And if you don’t do any of the above do come along for a chat and a drink anyway! 

In the Bar and Foyer

In the Bar and Foyer

8th March from 20:00 to 22:30

Coffee Morning - Criterion Coffee Morning

In the Bar and Foyer

In the Bar and Foyer

6th April from 10:30 to 12:30

Book Launch - Crcb Book Launch

In the Auditorium and Bar

In the Auditorium and Bar

6th April from 19:30 to 22:00
In the Bar

In the Bar

24th April from 20:00 to 21:00

Coffee Morning - Criterion Coffee Morning

In the Bar and Foyer

In the Bar and Foyer

4th May from 10:30 to 12:30

Earlsdon Festival

In the Auditorium and Bar

In the Auditorium and Bar

6th May from 10:00 to 16:00

Coffee Morning - Criterion Coffee Morning

In the Bar and Foyer

In the Bar and Foyer

1st June from 10:30 to 12:30
In the Bar

In the Bar

12th June from 20:00 to 21:00

Coffee Morning - Criterion Coffee Morning

In the Bar and Foyer

In the Bar and Foyer

6th July from 10:30 to 12:30

Coffee Morning - Criterion Coffee Morning

In the Bar and Foyer

In the Bar and Foyer

3rd August from 10:30 to 12:30
In the Bar

In the Bar

9th October from 20:00 to 21:00
In the Bar

In the Bar

27th November from 20:00 to 21:00
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