Unlock the Season

This year we’re offering schools and groups exclusive early access to the new HOME theatre season. As well as your usual group discount, we’re giving you a massive 20% off your booking for a limited period of four weeks.

For information on the amount of money saved and how to confirm your discounted booking, scroll to the bottom.

This limited offer applies to group bookings made for the following shows:

Red Dust Road

HOME and The National Theatre of Scotland presents
Red Dust Road
Written by Jackie Kay
Theatre 1

Wed 11 – Sat 21 Sep

Growing up in 70s’ Scotland as the adopted mixed raced child of a Communist couple, young Jackie blossomed into an outspoken, talented poet. Then she decided to find her birth parents…

From Nairn to Lagos, Red Dust Road takes you on a journey full of heart, humour and deep emotions. Discover how we are shaped by the folk songs we hear as much as by the cells in our bodies.

Based on the soul-searching memoir by Scots Makar Jackie Kay, adapted by Tanika Gupta (winner of the 2018 James Tait Black Prize for Drama), and directed by Dawn Walton (Founder and Artistic Director of Eclipse Theatre).


Reasons To Stay Alive

English Touring Theatre & Sheffield Theatres presents
Reasons to Stay Alive
By Matt Haig
Theatre 1

Tue 29 Oct – Sat 2 Nov

At 24 Matt’s world collapsed under the weight of depression. This is the true story of his journey out of crisis; a profoundly uplifting exploration of living and loving better.

The first theatrical adaptation of Matt Haig’s frank and funny bestseller. This play with music and movement, imagined for the stage by Jonathan Watkins, celebrates what it means to be alive.


Out of Order

Forced Entertainment presents
Out of Order
Theatre 1
Wed 13 – Fri 15 Nov

There are red suits and smeared make up, locked smiles and glum faces.

On a bare stage under bright light a troupe of hapless clowns do their unlevel best to get along and pass the time. Carefully unbalanced between funny and not funny Out Of Order is the ruins of a show in the ruins of a world. Violence and posturing, high jinx and clown on clown comical capers give way to bickering, exhaustion, hunger, melancholy and silence. The clock ticks. The music swells to repeated climax.


The Shadow

Company Chameleon
Co-commissioned by HOME
The Shadow
Theatre 1

Fri 22 & Sat 23 Nov

Tomorrow isn’t coming.

As this knowledge bites, unpredictability grips the air and rationality disappears. Social conventions, conformity and the rules by which we live are stripped away.
Six characters and their shadow counterparts are swept into different stories and places, revealing inner worlds, hidden personalities, desires and motivations. The unevolved, primitive, inferior and awkward parts step into the light.

In his first full-length work since Beauty of The Beast (★★★★ The Guardian), choreographer Anthony Missen, uses an end of the world hypothesis and Carl Jung’s model of the psyche to delve into the theme of unconscious desires.



1927, Edinburgh International Festival, HOME, Spoleto Venue USA and Theatre de la Ville co-production
Theatre 1

Wed 11 – Mon 30 Dec

This Christmas join HOME favourites 1927 (Golem, The Animals and Children Took to the Streets) for a celebration of other cultures, told through their famed blending of theatre, animation and storytelling.

1927 have unearthed a series of rarely told folktales that offer a glimpse into imaginations from a pre-industrialized age. Tyrannical ogres, magical birds, and very, very fat cats are brought to life with the company’s signature fusion of handcrafted animation and storytelling, with a live score involving Peruvian prayer boxes, donkey jaws, violins, and musical saws. This world premiere considers the narratives of our forefathers and how they might shape the stories of our future.


A Little Space

Gecko and Mind the Gap present
A Little Space
Theatre 1

Wed 12 – Sat 15 Feb

A space where we can escape the world and be ourselves. Where we can say whatever we want, do whatever we feel and where no-one will ever bother us.

But it can be an unpredictable space too, where voices are funneled away, fears leak through the floorboards, songs light up the room and you never know who’s listening behind the door. A place where whispers come to life and one kind gesture could change everything.

This intricately crafted performance combines Gecko’s unique blend of theatre, choreography and stunning imagery with incredible performers from Mind the Gap.


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Northern Lines and HOME present
Extraordinary Wall of Silence
Theatre 2

Thu 13 – Sat 22 Feb

Helen, Alan, and Graham are told they are impaired and need fixing. As they begin to question the world around them, three powerful coming-of-age stories unfold, uniting in a struggle against violence, ignorance and oppression.

Connecting through a shared past they are transported to one pivotal moment in 1880 when a dangerous ideology was born: one that would impair the way the world views Deaf people for over a century.

Ad Infinitum combine the company’s signature style of physical storytelling with the beauty of British Sign Language in an unmissable feast for the senses.


Poet in da Corner

Royal Court presents
Poet in da Corner
Theatre 1

Tue 24 – Sat 28 Mar

A coming of age story inspired by Dizzee Rascal’s seminal album.

In a strict Mormon household somewhere in the seam between East London and Essex, a girl is given Dizzee Rascal’s ground-breaking grime album Boy in da Corner by her best friend SS Vyper.

Precisely 57 minutes and 21 seconds later, her life begins to change – from feeling muted by dyslexia to spitting the power of her words; from being conflicted about her sexuality to finding the freedom to explore; from feeling alone to being given the greatest gift by her closest friend.

In this semi-autobiographical piece, step into a technicolour world where music, dance and spoken word collide, and discover how grime allowed Debris Stevenson to redefine herself.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “One of the most exciting things I’ve seen all year and marks out writer/performer/lyricist/dancer Debris Stevenson as one of the brightest emerging talents around. It is, in short, the real deal” – Evening Standard


Theatre 1 = £8.80 per child (usually £11) plus 1 free teacher per 10 children
Theatre 2 = £7.20 per child (usually £9) plus 1 free teacher per 10 children

Theatre 1 = 20% off tickets at all price levels (up to £7.60 off)
Theatre 2 = 20% off tickets at all price levels (up to £3.25 off)

Book for any of these shows by emailing groups@homemcr.org or calling our Box Office on 0161 200 1500.

The 20% off group bookings offer ends on Wed 5 Jun 2019.