Live & Local @ The Glebe

Live & Local – bringing the community together to enjoy high-quality, entertaining, and affordable professional live theatre, music, dance, and family shows.

The Glebe has hosted 25 Live & Local shows at the Glebe since early 2013. We try to put on a wide variety to appeal to all age groups, and shows are always very well attended, with most selling out well in advance.

Over 2,600 people have seen a show so far, and have raised over £12k for the Glebe.


The season lasts from late September to the end of May, so book soon to avoid disappointment!

All profits go to the Glebe, which is a registered charity.


We have an exciting programme of 3 Live & Local, and 1 other show during the Spring 2018 season.

17 February 2018 – 7:30 pm

The Grahams in Concert (Tickets almost all sold – ring 01773 853260 to book)

Highly rated, Nashville based Americana band, The Grahams, blend deeply personal, emotive, and powerful lyrics, with powerful harmonies from the Deep South; a show to thrill and delight! Drawing on influences like Lead Belly and Woody Guthrie, the Grahams are a treat for all fans of American roots folk music. Introducing their songs with explanations and banter makes the gig so intimate that, by the end, you will feel as though you have known them all your life!


3 March 2018

DaleDiva in Concert (Tickets on sale at The Glebe now)

This Derbyshire based a cappella female chorus has a mixed repertoire, an infectious joy of singing, and a real sense of fun. From pop to classical, folk to rock, and anything in between, DaleDiva are renowned for sharing their love of singing anytime, any place, anywhere.

The chorus, comprising a mixture of ages, occupations and singing experience, rehearses every week to ensure a polished and professional performance. Sharing their common joy of singing and entertaining is something that makes DaleDiva very special. The choir is very generously performing at a reduced fee to help us raise funds for DayCare at the Glebe.

We will be serving a Ploughman’s Supper in the interval (must be pre-booked), and we would like to thank the Loaf for their contribution.


17 March 2018 – 7:30 pm (Bookings being taken now – 01773 853260)

Here I Belong by Pentabus Theatre Company

Focusing on the life of one woman, Here I Belong explores the changing nature of English village life over a 60 year period. Elsie has lived in the village most of her life, it’s where her daughters grew up, her husband died, and it’s where she’s going to stay, come what may. As she gets older, the question arises of how long she can stay in the village. As the younger generation is priced out, there are fewer local jobs, and even the bus service is cut, who will look after her?

Everyone knows someone like Elsie, and this sensitive, honest and intimate show provokes compassion, and much discussion.


29 April 2018 – 7:30 pm (Bookings being taken now – 01773 853260)

Sheesham and Lotus & ‘Son in Concert

Sheesham & Lotus & ‘Son is one of North America’s foremost and popular authentic old-time Roots bands. Using a host of vintage instruments, this Canadian trio serves up wondrous, high stepping, sepia-tinted old-timey string-band music with roots in the vaudeville and juke joints of the American South. Oozing authenticity and dynamism this is hugely entertaining, and all in all a lovely, must-see treat.


You can see more detail about each show by browsing the home page . Sign up here to be among the first to know what’s coming!


Tickets for all shows can be booked now on-line, by email, or by calling 01773 853260.


They will also be available to buy from the Glebe’s reception from 1 month before the performance date if we have not sold out.


Previous Live & Local shows at the Glebe:



18 November 2017 – Ring of Fire by JKB Productions

The audience rocked to the music of Johnny Cash in a performance which told his life story with over 2 dozen songs – some well known, others less so. “Ring of Fire” was performed by local company JKB Productions who all performed for free to help raise funds for DayCare.

11 November 2017 – The Head Wrap Diaries by Uchenna Dance

Another full house at the Glebe were captivated by the hugely entertaining dance/theatre production “Head Wrap Diaries”. Many learnt to tie a head wrap after the show, helped by the performers.

13 May 2017 – Tayo Aluko & Friends – Call Mr Robeson. A Life, with Songs  Tayo Aluko brought his compelling and emotionally charged award-winning show “Call Mr Robeson. A Life, with Songs.” to Crich.

Tayo received a standing ovation from the capacity audience at the Glebe for his extraordinary performance.

22 April – Katherine Swynford by Lesley Smith
The capacity audience was spell-bound by Lesley Smith’s presence and story-telling. History brought to life in a most entertaining way.

Photos © David Lane

9 April – Remi Harris Trio – gypsy jazz trio
Another full house at the Glebe thoroughly enjoyed the virtuoso guitar playing of Remi Harris, supported by Caley Groves on guitar and Mike Green on double bass. 

Photos © David Lane

11 March – I Wish Her Well – contemporary dance from Panta Rei Danseteater
Another full house at the Glebe enthusiastically enjoyed this wonderful performance by one of Norway’s leading dance theatre companies.

Photos ©davidjedge 

Their skill, athleticism, and story-telling was hugely appreciated.

11 March – Dance Workshop
10 young ladies from Crich Junior, Fritchley, and Wirksworth Junior Schools worked with the 4 professional dancers during the afternoon

 to create a scratch performance, which they gave as a curtain-raiser  to the main event in the evening. The “Galaxy Girls” went down a storm! Photos ©davidjedge

28 January – Blast from the Past with Spiltmilk Dance
A full house enjoyed this riotously funny romp through seven decades of British pop culture. Energetic, funny and downright enjoyable, the three dancers fully deserved the reception from the happy audience.






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