TEC deliver an eclectic year-round theatre programme in The Continental’s multifunctional black box space, from timeless classics and family fun to the edgiest and best New Writing.

As part of our ongoing relationship with FUEL we brought the amazing Ring and Inua Ellams’ The 13th Tale to Preston, with further shows to come this year.  We also continue to work with Horse + Bamboo, who have so far brought Deep Time Cabaret, Angus: Weaver of Grass and children’s shows Storm in a Teacup and The Nightingale to the venue.

TEC are known to be champions of New Writing, bringing Preston audiences Hooligan Theatre’s Remember Me by Jason Crouch, Burn and Thrasher by Conor McKee, Metal’s Look at Us Now, Rob Johnson’s Einstein’s Daughter, Under My Skin, and Rid the World, the Box of Tricks Theatre shows My Arms, Word:Play and In Doggerland by Tom Morton-Smith, and the Polis Loizou plays Peaceful and The Sexes. We’ve hosted show’s from Lancaster’s Improv Express and The Continental was the first venue to host the phenomenally successful How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse.

We love the classics too: Macbeth has been seen here twice, from Bingo Dragon Theatre and physical theatre ensemble Troop, Othello from local group Theatre by Numbers, Hamlet and Of Mice and Men from Liverpool’s Black Box Theatre Company,  and Iphigenia from Lancashire all-female troupe The Rose Company.

The space has also played host to the best in family theatre, with the aforementioned Horse + Bamboo shows, DNA Puppetry’s Cloud Child, Ball Pond Bobby and The Frog Prince, and crossing over into literature with The Dragon who Hates Poetry and Spark, the Goblin Wizard from CBeebies’ featured New York Poetry Slam winner Dommy B.

This represents a mere cross-section of the myriad theatre events we’ve programmed at the venue.

“Very emotive – for someone like me that is usually so distracted I was gripped – thought provoking stuff! “
Anonymous- Lady in Red- Certain Curtain Theatre Company – March 2014

For current programme please visit http://theyeatculture.org/current/whats-on-at-the-continental/