COME AND SEE OUR NEXT SHOW!
The Gable End has an atmosphere all of its own and seeing a show in such an intimate setting is a special event - indeed, many performers cite us as their favourite venue. All our shows are advertised in local shops and post offices as well as in the passenger lounges of the ferry. See our listings and reviews below or visit us on Facebook
Regular previews of what is coming up can be found in the local press, and don't forget to listen to Radio Orkney's daily diary where we publicise each event.
Most music and drama events have a licensed bar ~ coffee and ice cream are available in the foyer before films.
The theatre seats seventy-five people, so although it is advisable to book for popular shows there are usually places available on the night. The Gable End Theatre is a company limited by guarantee, with charitable status. As such, we need good audience numbers to cover our costs, so do come and support us and have a great night out!
The theatre continues to attract top level performers from all over the world. It is impossible to itemise all our shows but the following list gives a flavour of the variety on offer.
Quimantu ~ internationally acclaimed South American Group.
National Theatre of Scotland ~ world premiere of 'Venus as a Boy'
Hohodza ~ fourteen piece music and dance group from Zimbabwe.
Splinters Productions ~ 'For the Islands I sing' (George Mackay-Brown)
Bajaly Suso (Gambia) Phamie Gow (Borders) ~ international double bill featuring the Kora of West Africa and the Celtic clarsach.
Frances M Lynch ~ 'She' an outrageous electronic voice performance.
Ivan Drever ~ former frontman of the legendary folk outfit Wolfstone goes solo.
Salt Fish Forty ~ Douglas Montgomery and Brian Cromarty, two of Orkney's finest musicians come together at last
The Spike Drivers ~ an Orkney Blues Festival event.
Zenwing Puppets ~ east european folk tales.
Tango Siempre ~ four piece orchestra with a wide repertoire of traditional and contemporary tango music.
Shoot the Piper ~ one of Orkney's premier dance bands.
The Stave Natives ~ Orkney's newest rock band making their debut on stage here on Hoy.
Theatre Modo ~ from Glasgow bring us award- winning professional theatre with Ubu.
Emily Smith Band ~ folk rock trio fronted by Scotland's 2002 Young Musician of the year.
Fish ~ Hoy And Walls Entertainment Group's surreal home grown playtomime
Xenos ~ Tasmania -based Balkan Gypsy band.
La Boum ~ nine piece jazz rock ensemble
Salsa Celtica ~ internationally renowned 12 piece musical experience.
Eric Bogle & John Munro ~ the legendary Australian singer/songwriter.
Hank Wangford and Reg Meuross ~ Country and Western from a laconic duo.
Club Tromolo ~ thirteen piece cabaret.
Two Ghost Stories by MR James ~ performed in suitably gothic style by Roger Lloyd-Parry
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