Cumbernauld Theatre Trust launches new venue, new website and Autumn Season 2021

Cumbernauld Theatre Trust is delighted to announce that it will open the doors of its new home Lanternhouse, in October, with a season of theatre, dance, music, comedy & creative learning activities!

Cumbernauld Theatre Trust launches new venue, new website and Autumn Season 2021

Article Source: Cumbernauld Theatre Trust
First Published: 14 August 2021 16:43
Updated: 17 August 2021 9:59

Located in the heart of Cumbernauld, on the Cumbernauld Academy campus, this state-of-the-art venue houses two performance spaces - a 300-seat auditorium and a studio theatre, a dance studio, an 84-seat cinema, a café/bistro and has a new website: www.lanternhousearts.org.

Announcing the launch of the new venue and Cumbernauld Theatre’s opening season at Lanternhouse, Karen Moore, Chair of Cumbernauld Theatre Trust, said: “Everyone at Cumbernauld Theatre Trust recognises the significance of this new chapter for the company and the opportunities Lanternhouse will provide as part of the Scottish network of producing theatre venues. We are proud to be at the heart of access to culture in Cumbernauld and of our position within the infrastructure of the performing arts in Scotland.

Since the closure of Cumbernauld’s Cottage Theatre venue in December 2019, the team and Board have worked tirelessly to protect the interests of the company, its staff and audiences towards opening this new performing arts venue in Cumbernauld. As a producing theatre company, we can’t wait to be creating our own in-house theatre productions and co-productions again, presenting the very best drama, music, comedy and dance from visiting artists and welcoming audiences to be part of our exciting future at Lanternhouse.”


Highlights from the 2021 Autumn season include three Cumbernauld Theatre Company productions: Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet directed by Kate Nelson and two brand new and exciting festive productions: Robin Hood, written by Eve Nicol and directed by Fiona Mackinnon, and for the under 5’s, Hibernate from Cumbernauld Theatre Company and Tortoise in a Nutshell.

The opening season at Lanternhouse will also welcome performances from Craig Hill, Rapture Theatre Company, James Grant, Breabach and The Homebird Sessions; conversation and concerts with Elaine Lennon and guests, Yvonne Lyon and Boo Hewerdine plus many more diverse and exciting shows to suit all tastes and ages.

Sarah Price, Chief Executive of Cumbernauld Theatre Trust, said: “Working at the heart of our community we are invested in defining our creativity and culture together, in delivering an arts programme that enhances our life, broadens our perspective and nurtures performance arts skills for a creative, innovative, fairer Scotland.

At Lanternhouse we will offer increased opportunities for artists and creative practitioners, for diverse audiences and activity participants to engage in an inclusive, socially engaged programme of creativity that brings value and makes a lasting impact in improving the lives of people in our community.”


On 2 October, the company will have great pleasure in welcoming invited members of the community through the doors for a one-day celebration and exploration of its new home!

Let The Light In will be a day of exploration, performances and conversations, reintroducing the company and sharing the new venue with our familiar and new audiences. There will be tours and insights around the building, activities for families and little ones, taster sessions from our creative learning programme and a sing-sational performance, co-created and made with incredible local talent!

Laura Mackenzie-Stuart, Creative Scotland’s Head of Theatre, said: “It is with eager anticipation that we reach the opening of this brand-new venue and one which is sure to be a celebratory occasion for Cumbernauld – for the many skilled jobs we hope it will support both on and off stage, and for the varied opportunities we expect it will offer to audiences and creative participants throughout the year.”

Our Take Part programme of creative learning activities will begin in October, led by leading theatre, dance and arts practitioners. There is something for everyone including Youth Theatre and Dance programmes, an Inclusive Drama Studio, Intergenerational Dance Company and Arts and Sensory Play activities.

The Theatre’s programme includes a number of socially engaged arts projects, some already underway and many planned to increase access to a variety of artistic activities including photography, contemporary dance and creative writing, led by professional artists.

Lanternhouse is jointly operated by North Lanarkshire Council and Cumbernauld Theatre Trust.

Tickets for the full programme of live performance and creative learning activities go on sale online at www.lanternhousearts.org and by telephone booking by Box Office: 01236 732887.

Latest Lanarkshire News

Final push for Beat the Street Cambuslang and Rutherglen!

Final push for Beat the Street Cambuslang and Rutherglen!

The Beat the Street activity game taking place across Cambuslang and Rutherglen is entering its final week, and to make things interesting, each Beat Box will be giving out double points!

First Published: 21st October 2021
The Glencairn Glass launches its first ever crime short story competition

The Glencairn Glass launches its first ever crime short story competition

The Glencairn Glass launches its first ever crime short story competition with the theme: “A Crystal Clear Crime”.

First Published: 21st October 2021
Final push for Beat the Street North Lanarkshire

Final push for Beat the Street North Lanarkshire

The final push for points has started as Beat the Street, the giant game taking place across Motherwell, Belshill, Wishaw and Shotts, comes to an end.

First Published: 21st October 2021
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo ready to deliver Performance in a New Light

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo ready to deliver Performance in a New Light

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has unveiled a bold and exciting new brand proposition as it prepares to return bigger and better than ever before.

First Published: 20th October 2021
BT Murrayfield hosts biggest Halloween Party in Scotland at Tonga fixture

BT Murrayfield hosts biggest Halloween Party in Scotland at Tonga fixture

Quid Game - Young rugby supporters invited to dress up at BT Murrayfield for Scotland's biggest ever Hallowe'en Party!

First Published: 20th October 2021
Calling all amateur photographers

Calling all amateur photographers

Loch Lomond Shores' nature-inspired photography competition returns this autumn!

First Published: 31st October 2020
Praise for Cumbernauld Theatre staff on successful opening weekend

Praise for Cumbernauld Theatre staff on successful opening weekend

Provost Jean Jones has congratulated staff at Cumbernauld Theatre on a successful opening production of Romeo and Juliet in their new home, Lanternhouse.

First Published: 19th October 2021
Four days until winner of the Scottish Album of the Year Award revealed

Four days until winner of the Scottish Album of the Year Award revealed

Four days to go until the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award reveals the winner of ultimate title and stunning trophy.

First Published: 19th October 2021
New woodlands to be planted

New woodlands to be planted

Two new woodlands will be created at Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell and Palacerigg Country Park, Cumbernauld by North Lanarkshire Council.

First Published: 19th October 2021
Ron Lawson announces Solo Exhibition Surf to Summit at The Strathearn Gallery

Ron Lawson announces Solo Exhibition Surf to Summit at The Strathearn Gallery

Ron Lawson, Scotland's most original and in demand artist opens his largest Solo Exhibition in 3 years at The Strathearn Gallery in Crieff on Saturday 30th October.

First Published: 15th October 2021
Beatson Cancer Charity launches Beatson Rewards for supporters shopping and socialising across Scotland

Beatson Cancer Charity launches Beatson Rewards for supporters shopping and socialising across Scotland

Beatson Cancer Charity is launching a rewards card which will offer fantastic discounts in a variety of businesses situated around Scotland.

First Published: 14th October 2021
Scottish charity offers a chance to change a life of a young person

Scottish charity offers a chance to change a life of a young person

Specialist child and youth care provider Kibble is encouraging those looking to move into a more meaningful career to sign up to its Child and Youth Care Worker Staff-in-Training programme.

First Published: 14th October 2021
Book Week Scotland Programme Launch

Book Week Scotland Programme Launch

2021 marks ten years of Book Week Scotland, and Scottish Book Trust has today (12 October) launched a programme of events around the theme of ‘Celebration’.

First Published: 11th October 2021
Taking Big Steps To Enjoy Top Up Taps Network in Scotland

Taking Big Steps To Enjoy Top Up Taps Network in Scotland

Scotland’s expanding network of distinctive water refill stations is set to inspire people to enjoy and protect the nation’s great outdoors this Autumn.

First Published: 11th October 2021
The Say Award announce the 2021 shortlist

The Say Award announce the 2021 shortlist

The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award is today delighted to reveal 2021’s Shortlist, plus the winner of the inaugural Modern Scottish Classic Award, as voted by 2021’s Longlist.

First Published: 7th October 2021
Emily Williamson Statue Campaign national tour visits RSPB Loch Leven

Emily Williamson Statue Campaign national tour visits RSPB Loch Leven

The campaign to create a statue of RSPB founder and eco pioneer Emily Williamson (1855-1936) is touring RSPB reserves around the country including a visit to RSPB Loch Leven in Kinross.

First Published: 7th October 2021
Members of the public asked to help tell climate story in Scotland

Members of the public asked to help tell climate story in Scotland

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is asking the public to submit photographs or artwork showcasing the impact of climate change on Scotland.

First Published: 5th October 2021
Kiltwalk raises record breaking amount for Scottish charities in 2021

Kiltwalk raises record breaking amount for Scottish charities in 2021

Scotland’s legendary Kiltwalk Kindness has raised a remarkable £8.4 million for more than 1,200 charities across the country this year.

First Published: 5th October 2021
Miller Homes returns with Home Safe campaign

Miller Homes returns with Home Safe campaign

Leading UK housebuilder Miller Homes returns this autumn with its Home Safe campaign, keeping children safe on their walk, cycle, or scoot, to and from school!

First Published: 1st October 2021
Flip Out announces 10,000 Free School Hours

Flip Out announces 10,000 Free School Hours

Scotland's biggest indoor trampoline and adventure park is giving Glasgow Schools and surrounding areas the chance to 'Flip Out' and enjoy free trampoline sessions!

First Published: 29th September 2021
Beat the Street Cambuslang and Rutherglen enters its Go Travel week with nearly 8,000 people walking, cycling and wheeling around the towns in a free game

Beat the Street Cambuslang and Rutherglen enters its Go Travel week with nearly 8,000 people walking, cycling and wheeling around the towns in a free game

Players in the Beat the Street Cambuslang and Rutherglen game can clock up double points on Beat Boxes around traditional commuting hours.

First Published: 29th September 2021
Beat the Street North Lanarkshire enters its Go Travel week with more than 11,500 people playing!

Beat the Street North Lanarkshire enters its Go Travel week with more than 11,500 people playing!

Players in the Beat the Street game taking place across Motherwell, Wishaw, Bellshill and Shotts can clock up double points on Beat Boxes around traditional commuting hours this week.

First Published: 29th September 2021
The Say Award 72 hour public vote is now open

The Say Award 72 hour public vote is now open

From today until midnight on Wednesday 29th September, music fans can vote for their favourite Scottish album on this year’s Longlist at The SAY Award.

First Published: 27th September 2021
Edinburgh volunteer clocks up the miles on fundraising tour of iconic Scottish locations

Edinburgh volunteer clocks up the miles on fundraising tour of iconic Scottish locations

Rosemary Laird is in the midst of a personal grand tour of Scotland, with the aim of visiting 61 iconic Scottish landmarks and locations on an epic fundraiser for the National Trust for Scotland.

First Published: 23rd September 2021
Watch Scotland come to light with new film for Scotland Year of Coasts and Waters

Watch Scotland come to light with new film for Scotland Year of Coasts and Waters

Light Waves is a multilingual short film by Historic Environment Scotland which showcases Scotland’s coasts and waters and its links to Gaelic and Scots culture.

First Published: 22nd September 2021
The IRN BRU Carnival returns to Glasgow

The IRN BRU Carnival returns to Glasgow

One of Scotland's best loved festive institutions is back for 2021 as the IRN BRU Carnival returns to Glasgow's SEC!

First Published: 23rd September 2021
Go explore with Beat The Street in Motherwell, Wishaw, Bellshill and Shotts

Go explore with Beat The Street in Motherwell, Wishaw, Bellshill and Shotts

The Beat the Street game taking place across several North Lanarkshire towns is set to enter its Go Explore week to encourage participants to find the area's best heritage and culture.

First Published: 22nd September 2021
Go explore with Beat The Street Cambuslang and Rutherglen

Go explore with Beat The Street Cambuslang and Rutherglen

Beat the Street Cambuslang and Rutherglen enters its Go Explore week with more than 7,100 people taking part!

First Published: 22nd September 2021
Dinosaurs will roam free once more, when Jurassic Encounter comes to Cuningar Loop

Dinosaurs will roam free once more, when Jurassic Encounter comes to Cuningar Loop

Cuningar Loop is set to become Jurassic Park when the unmissable, family-friendly event, Jurassic Encounter, lands this half term!

First Published: 19th September 2021
Time to Go Play Beat the Street as it arrives in Cambuslang and Rutherglen

Time to Go Play Beat the Street as it arrives in Cambuslang and Rutherglen

The Beat the Street Cambuslang and Rutherglen game is off on the right foot after launching this week with more than 5,860 participants signing up on its first day.

First Published: 17th September 2021

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

M&Ds Halloween Drive In Movies
M&D’s is getting into the spooky spirit and is celebrating Halloween with the return of their ever popular Drive in Movies!
Christmas at New Lanark
Enjoy a magical family day out this Christmas at New Lanark, take a magical journey on The Spirit of Christmas Ride, visit Santa's Grotto or catch 'Freezin' this year's festive panto!
Bonfire Night Celebration
Looking for a safe and fun way to enjoy bonfire night? Join Hamilton Accies for their annual firework display on Friday 5th November!
Clyde Valley Family Park Pumpkin Festival
From the 15th until the 31st of October ALL children visiting Clyde Valley Family Park will get to choose their own FREE pumpkin as part of their ticket and the park's Pumpkin Festival!
Anarchy Maze and Darktober
Don't miss Anarchy, a terrifyingly unforgettable experience where terror rules and your fate can change with every turn, at M&Ds Scotland's Theme Park!

Popular Venues

Airdrie Town Hall East Kilbride Arts Centre East Kilbride Village Theatre Lanark Memorial Hall Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre Rutherglen Town Hall The Town House Hamilton