Live Shows @ The Glebe

The Glebe has been putting on fund-raising entertainment for several years.

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 28 Live & Local, and 3 other shows, at the Glebe since early 2013. We try to put on a wide variety to appeal to all age groups. Shows are always very well attended, with most selling out well in advance.

Nearly 3,000 people have seen a performance at the Glebe in the last 5 years, and have raised nearly £15k, with all profits going to the Glebe, which is a registered charity.

The Live & Local season runs from late September to the end of May each year, so book soon to avoid disappointment! Details of the 2018/19 season will be available from mid-July.


Future shows 

Sunday 29 April 2018 – 7:30 pm

Sheesham and Lotus & ‘Son in Concert (Live & Local)

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.


Wednesday 11 July 2018 – 10:30 am

Sharing Joy by Vamos Theatre Company

Vamos Theatre is the UK’s leading mime, full mask Theatre Company (they brought Finding Joy to Crich in 2014 – to great acclaim). Sharing Joy is an interactive theatre show designed specifically for those living with dementia, their carers, and families. Tickets only available from 01773 853 260.


Saturday 18 August – 11:00 am and 2:00 pm       

Wild Walk: The Golden Thief by Babbling Vagabonds

Explorers, wanderers and daring adventurers – we want you!

Join us in Crich, as Theatre Company Babbling Vagabonds take us on a Wild Walk theatre adventure to discover the rascal who has been stealing the King’s golden apples. Pit your wits against riddlers, puzzle makers, and a useless wolf, to see if you can discover who the Golden Thief is! Be warned – you may need to be brave, quick thinking and definitely ready for adventure!

This is a ‘for all the family’ event. It is an outside theatrical walk, so please come prepared with good walking shoes, a rain coat and other outdoorsy things.

The show will start and end at The Crich Glebe Field Centre, with performances on and around Crich Recreation Ground. The show lasts about an hour.


Saturday 8 December– 7:30 pm      

The Fishpond Choir Christmas Concert

The Fishpond Choir have very generously agreed to perform a fund-raising concert for DayCare at the Glebe. More details will follow soon.


Tickets for all shows can be booked now on-line, by email, or by calling 01773 853 260. 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 shows at the Glebe:


17 April 2018 – DaleDiva in Concert

This show had to be rescheduled as the original date was snowed off. Yet another full house enjoyed the fabulous a cappella singing of Derbyshire based DaleDiva. A hugely entertaining evening by a lovely chorus, who performed free of charge to help raise funds for DayCare at the Glebe.              

17 March 2018 – Here I Belong by Pentabus Theatre Company

Despite the blizzard conditions, Pentabus Theatre Company, and over half the ticket holders made it to the Glebe for this moving and relevant look at changing village life, over a 60 year period.

17 February 2018 – The Grahams in Concert  

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Another full house at the Glebe rocked to Nashville based band, The Grahams, and their unique take on Deep South Americana music, ranging from folk, blues and rock.



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” by Uchenna Dance. 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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