The Point and The Berry Theatre are ready to help you make the most of the summer months with a packed programme of vibrant creative experiences and activities, that will spill out of their buildings and into Eastleigh Borough.
The Point’s Anywhere programme brings back the much-loved Unwrapped Festival, offering a weekend of free, live, pop-up performances. Taking place on Saturday 10th June at Leigh Road Recreation Ground in Eastleigh and on Sunday 11th June at Greta Park in Hedge End, this free family festival features an exciting line-up of outdoor theatre, music and dance, as well as a feast of market and food stalls, creative activities and festival fun.
Summer Social promises the usual mix of live music, performance and family activities to be enjoyed with friends, family, and colleagues. Highlights include Sounds of Summer, live music every Friday evening; the Family Drag Show, a fabulous evening of drag, music and a touch of LGBTQ+ magic; and a mischievous and hilarious re-telling of the much-loved Pippi Longstocking. Audiences are encouraged to grab a drink from the outdoor pop-up bar, pull up a deckchair at the Garden Stage and enjoy the sun-soaked entertainment!
If you’re looking to get out of the sun and cool off, there is plenty to be enjoyed indoors at both The Point and The Berry Theatre. At the Hedge End venue, The Comedy Network is back this summer with more laughs from the newbies on the stand-up scene. And the jokes don’t end there, as the theatre hosts a line-up of comics trying out fresh new material ahead of their summer trip North in Edinburgh Comedy Warm-ups.
Woman Like Me – The Little Mix Show will guarantee to have kids, tweens, teens and adults alike, singing along and dancing in the aisles, as if the real girl band were on stage! And over in Eastleigh see The Point’s main stage come alive with the next generation of dance talent with showcases from Rambert School and resident company Hampshire Youth Dance Company.
As always the venues are proud to host performances and events from their valued theatre hirers – showcasing a broad range of styles and talents from the local area. Performances will come from Studio Unique, Centrestage Productions Youth Company, and Platform School of Dance.
The popular Live at the Park is also set to return for summer and this year visits Hedge End for the first time. This outdoor programme takes creative events out across the Borough to Itchen Valley Country Park, Leigh Road Recreation Ground and Norman Rodaway Sports Ground for outdoor theatre family shows Bad Dad, Peter Pan, and The Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense; and older audiences are invited to a summer matchmaker ball in Sense and Sensibility.