Other Events at The Venture Theatre

From time to time the theatre plays host to visiting companies and other events. When known, details of these will be posted here.


An Evening of One Act Plays

Friday 26th and Monday 29th May 2017 at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £5 from Ashby Tourist Information Centre

This will be Ashby Dramatic Society's contribution to Ashby Arts Festival.

Full details of the proposed programme on our WHAT'S ON page here.



Quick Flicks

Saturday 27th May 7.30pm

As part of Ashby Arts Festival 2017 another set of entertaining short films from
award winning Heritage Group of the Year PUDDING BAG PRODUCTIONS

This showing is now fully booked but all the films will be shown again on

Thursday 22nd June
at the Lyric Rooms,

Lower Church Street, Ashby de la Zouch.

FREE TICKETS available now at

Ashby Tourist Information Centre (01530 411767) and on the door.
Doors and bar open 7pm, films from 7.30pm

The Furnaceman, a mysterious ghost story based around Moira Furnace, by Steve Scotney and Wendy Freer

Come Retire With Me, a delightful comedy by Kate Mallinder

Ann Ayre Hely the true story of a Crimean War nurse from Ravenstone, by Wendy Freer

Rosie's Choice a drama about life on the canals in the 1930s and 40s, by Wendy Freer

Leave! a light-hearted comedy by Mark Taylor

Murder on the Maplewell Express a spoof silent movie by students of Maplewell Hall School.
This will be followed by a short Behind the Scenes film about the making of Murder on the Maplewell Express by Bill Newslinger.



Thursday 22nd June

Tickets £13 from Ashby Tourist Information Centre

Widely considered to be one of the best ever Abba Tribute Acts,
they play to packed theatres and festivals throughout Europe.
A stunning stage show, which combines costume changes,
lighting effects and a faithful reproduction of the Abba sound.

A great evening's entertainment is guaranteed for all age ranges.

The band are making their first ever appearance in Ashby De La Zouch,
so please book your tickets early, in order not to miss out on what promises to be a great night out,



The Venture Theatre is owned and run by Ashby Dramatic Society (ADS). Both the theatre and the Society are self-funding and receive no grants or subsidies although a capital grant from the National Lottery in 1995 helped to refurbish the building. How we use cookies

The auditorium has an intimate atmosphere with tiered seating for 112 people or 90 when seated cabaret style. The bar offers a substantial range of drinks including wines, spirits, soft drinks, beers, lagers and cask-conditioned ales. Prices are comparable to local pubs.