What’s on

What’s on

Scarth Hall hosts a wide range of events, open to everyone, and organised by Scarth Hall volunteers or other organisations. Just add your name to our mailing list (via contact us) to keep up-to-date with all upcoming events.

See also Scarth Hall Film Shows and our Facebook page Staindrop Scarth Hall Live for reviews and photos!

See Regular events for weekly and monthly classes and activities.

And if there is anything you would like to see happen at Scarth Hall then get in touch and get involved.

Every Monday morning: Community Café, open  9.00 am – 12.00 noon

The Monday morning Café sessions are about giving people a chance to get out of the house and have a chat, cuppa and homemade cakes & bakes. Or you may just want to have some time to yourself and read the papers or a magazine (these are provided).  Everyone’s very welcome, including children. Please spread the word and join us if you can! Email Joanne if you have any questions or if you’d like more information.


Couch to 5K – put your New Year Resolution into practice with like-minded folk in Staindrop. This is an NHS-backed initiative to get us doing some gentle exercise each week – sessions will be 3 times per week on Sunday mornings at 10.30, then Wednesdays and Fridays at 6pm. Do drop us a line on scarthhall@gmail.com if you are remotely interested.

Come in comfortable clothes with comfortable footwear for an introductory session of walking and jogging up the coach road past the cemetery. So all on tarmac, no hills, and good company. If you download the app to your phone you will be told that you need to be able to talk while you are exercising – so it is not too strenuous, just enough to raise the heart rate.

Sunday 24 FebruaryWhere there’s Muck there’s Bras  (Highlights production)

A playful, provocative hilarious and inspiring stand-up show exploring the way women are represented (or under represented) in ideas of Northerness. This thought provoking show is performed by R4 regular and standup poet Kate Fox, and actress Joey Holden, and is a chance to explore the true stories of amazing northern women – the ones you’ve heard of and the ones you haven’t.

Kate Fox mainly works as a stand up poet. She has made 2 comedy series for BBC  R4 and has been poet in residence for the Great North Run, Glastonbury and Radio 4 Saturday Live.

tickets £10, from Staindrop post office or ticketsource.com

Saturday 9 March I Malvolio: bar and doors open 7 pm, performance at 8 pm. Q&A at 9 pm. Tickets £8.

Sunday 10 March Scarth Hall Angling Club: 3pm – new members and anyone interested welcome

Wednesday 13 March:Conservative Assn. AGM”  – 7.00 pm 
Open to non members

Saturday 16 March: St Patrick’s evening –    musical celebration with live music from the Old Age Travellers. You may even be inclined to get up and dance! Doors and bar from 7 30.

Tickets £8 from scarth hall bar, community cafe or ticketsource.com 

Saturday March 30: Craft and produce market

10 – 2 with refreshments available

Sunday 14 April: Family Wordship  A Rural Highlights Touring Scheme production, written and performed by John Hegley.
One of the country’s most innovative comic poets, John invites audiences into a wonderful world of words. Join him in a show full of stories, japes and verses with silly drawings, quirky poems and clever wordplay. A show with cross generational appeal that will bring laughter to everyone aged 6 and over

tickets £10 (£5 children), from post office or ticketsource.com

Saturday 4 MaySpirit Festival, celebrating gin, rum and whisky

Saturday 25 MayMama Mia singalong film show

Saturday 22 JuneHot Club du Nord – back by popular demand, and sure to be another sell out. Check out the wonderful gypsy jazz fusion of virtuoso violinist Emma Fisk and her immensely talented band. Tickets £13 to include food.

Saturday 29 JuneGlastonbury on the big screen – live streamed with no mud guaranteed, indoor toilets and a friendly bar

Saturday 6 JulyAmericana night celebrating the best in U.S. music from the 20th century with live music all evening, and hot food available.

Friday 19 JulyChildren’s film night

Friday 27, Saturday 28 September: Beer and Music festival

Beer only £3.30 per pint and sold in third and half pints too. Ciders, cocktails and wines also on offer, and food served too.

Open Friday evening at 7. Closing Friday night will be ‘Somebodies Cat’. Saturday afternoon from 4pm with live music throughout, including the ‘house’ ukulele ensemble the D’ukes of Scarth, finishing with the ever popular FABS.

Admission £10 per day or £15 for 2 days.

Please no children after 9.