Lights come on at the Lanternhouse

Published: 17 August 2021
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Cumbernauld Theatre's new home

Tickets go on sale today at 10AM for events at North Lanarkshire's new venue Lanternhouse, which opens its doors on 2 October, after some delay.

Cumbernauld Theatre's first season in the space offers theatre, dance, music and comedy with creative learning activities running alongside.

Lanternhouse has a 300-seat auditorium as well as a studio theatre, which will both host the award-winning theatre company's in-house productions, co-productions and visiting artists.

Amongst the theatre productions are Romeo and Juliet, Waves, the story of Olympic swimmer Elizabeth Moncello growing up in Australia in the 1930s, Hibernate for 2- to 5-year-olds, and family Christmas show Robin Hood.

The other facilitates at the venue are a dance studio and a cinema, with audiences and the public also being able to take advantage of a café / bistro.

Cumbernauld Theatre was founded in 1960 and is one of Scotland’s oldest professional producing theatres.