Cumbernauld Theatre at Lanternhouse

Cumbernauld Theatre at Lanternhouse
South Kildrum Ring Road, Cumbernauld, G67 2UF
  • Box office 01236 732 8877
  • Opening times Tue–Sat 10am–8pm; closed Sun & Mon.
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  • Website lanternhousearts.org
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Lanternhouse

Lanternhouse is a new performing arts centre jointly managed by North Lanarkshire Council and Cumbernauld Theatre.

In October 2021, Cumbernauld Theatre Trust opened the doors of its new home, Lanternhouse with an Autumn Season of theatre, dance, music, comedy and an inclusive programme of creative learning activities.

Located in the heart of Cumbernauld, on the Cumbernauld Academy campus, Lanternhouse houses two performance spaces - a 300-seat auditorium and a studio theatre, a dance studio, an 84-seat cinema, a café/bistro and has a new website: www.lanternhousearts.org.

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Events at this venue

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Alice in Wonderland

Alice, a young, curious girl, follows a white rabbit down a rabbit hole and ends up in Wonderland! There, she begins on an adventure she will never forget. Come along and make some of the strangest and most peculiar friends, including the mysterious Cheshire Cat, the Wacky Mad Hatter and the foul-tempered Queen of Hearts!

Sat 30 Mar

£10 / 01236 732 8877

All Our Yesterdays

This slick, fast-moving and vibrant show, brings you some of the greatest songs ever written, performed by a cast of world-class singers and dancers. Re-live those ‘care free’ days through the fantastic sounds of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, plus a few of those party hits from the 80’s. These memorable decades are all…

Fri 12 Apr

£21 / 01236 732 8877

The Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. He is a favorite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he has enjoyed twelve years of sell-out success. Louis explores the breath-taking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with…

Sat 27 Jul

£14.50 / 01236 732 8877

And The Birds Did Sing

This is about living but it began with a death. This is about existing and not existing, and a child’s heart-bursting belief that there is something in between. This is about love. CURIOUS SEED presents And the Birds Did Sing. Blending contemporary dance and poetic storytelling, And the Birds Did Sing is an intimate solo…

Tue 26 Mar

£12 / 01236 732 8877

Barry Steele Presents The Roy Orbison Story

If you want the real deal, the name on the ticket is Barry Steele Experience the unforgettable sound of a generation with Barry Steele alongside an extraordinary ensemble of talented musicians and singers as together they pay homage to the timeless music of Roy Orbison, Chris Isaak, and The Traveling Wilburys.

Fri 26 Apr

£25 / 01236 732 8877

Big Band Bublé & Bubbles

Michael Hastie, Scotland’s number one Michael Bublé tribute, with the record-breaking Big Band Jon Ritchie and That Swing Sensation. With mesmerizing performances that capture the essence of Michael Bublé’s timeless music, Big Band Bublé guarantees an unforgettable experience. This fabulous show is the perfect way to…

Sun 10 Mar

£20 / 01236 732 8877

Cardboard Carnival

Trunk, Tail, Ears or Wings? Carnival creates itself from all sorts of things! This is “Carnival of the Animals” but not as we know it. Dissected for body part potential to create the “ultimate animal” we take inspiration from the music by Camille Saint-Saëns, a little help from Darwin and a whole lot of cardboard to mash…

Sat 11 May

£10 / 01236 732 8877

The City Sinners Play Music of Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris

The City Sinners features some of the top players on the Scottish country/americana scene, fronted by critically acclaimed singer songwriters John Hinshelwood and Louise Mcatee. Guitarist Iain Barbour and pedal steel player Malcolm McMaster are both in demand as session players, and can count Jason Ringenberg, Jim…

Sat 20 Apr

£15 / 01236 732 8877

The Collie’s Shed

Based in a local Men’s Shed in East Lothian, The Collie’s Shed follows four retired miners as they discover how a review into the policing of the mining strikes in the 80’s by the Scottish Government suddenly affects them, their friendships and their relationships. Journey with us between the past and present as we hear…

Sat 18 May

£15 / 01236 732 8877

Cumbernauld Folk Club Presents Alasdair Roberts

Come along and experience the fine mixture of traditional and folk music, storytelling and good company. Our monthly music night hosts a leading headliner with support from local musicians from in and around Cumbernauld. The theatre bar is also open throughout the night of joyously irresistible music. Glasgow-based singer…

Thu 21 Mar

£15 / 01236 732 8877

Cumbernauld Folk Club Presents Annie Dressner

Come along and experience the fine mixture of traditional and folk music, storytelling and good company. Our monthly music night hosts a leading headliner with support from local musicians from in and around Cumbernauld. The theatre bar is also open throughout the night of joyously irresistible music. Join us for an…

Wed 17 Apr

£15 / 01236 732 8877

Cumbernauld Folk Club Presents Rachel Newton

Come along and experience the fine mixture of traditional and folk music, storytelling and good company. Our monthly music night hosts a leading headliner with support from local musicians from in and around Cumbernauld. The theatre bar is also open throughout the night of joyously irresistible music. Singer, harpist and…

Wed 15 May

£15 / 01236 732 8877

Cumbernauld Folk Club Presents Robin Adams

Come along and experience the fine mixture of traditional and folk music, storytelling and good company. Our monthly music night hosts a leading headliner with support from local musicians from in and around Cumbernauld. The theatre bar is also open throughout the night of joyously irresistible music. Hailing from a rich…

Thu 20 Jun

£15 / 01236 732 8877

Cumbernauld Theatre Company presents Encore! A Musical Theatre Concert

Immerse yourself in the fun, romance, and drama through the heart of musical theatre in this unique, intimate concert, brought to life by Cumbernauld Theatre Company. Encore! celebrates the best in musical theatre with a sparkling evening of performances from talented singers across Scotland. Whether you’re a fan of…

Fri 22 Mar

£20 / 01236 732 8877

Sat 23 Mar

£20 / 01236 732 8877

Desperados

Celebrating the music and legacy of The Eagles One of These Nights Tour 2024 Take it Easy with Desperados and celebrate the music of six-time Grammy Award Winners, The Eagles. Expect to hear your favourite hits such as Desperado, Hotel California, Take it to the Limit and many more. You’re in good hands with this ensemble…

Sat 9 Mar

£20 / 01236 732 8877

Don’t. Make. Tea.

Bird of Paradise in association with Traverse Theatre If you are capable of killing and disposing of a body, can you really call yourself disabled? The near future. Chris never wanted to end up here. She’s a proud woman and hates asking for help but when her condition deteriorated she had no choice but to claim benefits.

Tue 16 Apr

£15 / 01236 732 8877

An Evening With Still Game’s Mark and Jane

A special event featuring Mark Cox and Jane McCarry, best known for their iconic roles as Tam and Isa in the hit comedy series Still Game. The evening promises to be filled with fun, laughter, and will be a unique opportunity for the audience to delve into the lives of their beloved TV characters. Having entertained…

Sat 30 Mar

£25 / 01236 732 8877

A Giant On The Bridge

Unflinching, spellbinding gig-theatre featuring Louis Abbott, Jo Mango, Jill O’Sullivan, Raveloe and Solareye. “Do you think cos I’ve been in the jail all I know is how to hurt people?” Every year in Scotland 10,000 people return home from prison to an uncertain future. A Giant on the Bridge reveals the intimate human…

Tue 5 Mar

£15 / 01236 732 8877

Grease Sing Along

  • 1978
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Randal Kleiser
  • Cast: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

Get dolled up as a T-bird or a Pink Lady for this fully interactive sing-along to the classic film, with dancing in the aisles.

Sat 9 Mar

£8.80 / 01236 732 8877

Hamlet

  • 2023
  • UK
  • 1h 26min
  • Directed by: Ken McMullen
  • Cast: Ian McKellen, Dominique Pinon, Gabriella Wright, John Shrapnel, Lex Shrapnel, Ben Turner

Two-time Academy Award nominee Ian McKellen stars in this thrilling and uniquely modern take on The Bard’s classic tragedy. A tale of revenge that has stood the test of time, Shakespeare’s classic tragedy is reimagined for the modern day as a gripping psychological thriller. Transcending the confines of the stage in a…

Tue 27 Feb

£8.80 / 01236 732 8877

I Hope Your Flowers Bloom

Flitting between romantic obsession and botanical description, Raymond Wilson’s semi-autobiographical show offers a raw, moving and genuinely funny exploration of healthy masculinity, self-worth and working-class access to nature. Through his friendship with Flo and her modern nomadic lifestyle, Raymond attempts to escape…

Thu 2 May

£15 / 01236 732 8877

Ireland The Show

‘Ireland The Show’ is back! Featuring an all-star Irish cast of the Emerald Isle’s most talented award-winning performers including Gary Gamble as Daniel O Double, Ritchie Remo, Elaine Boyle, Keltic Storm and the Gael Force Irish dancers with their high energy jigs and reels! This unmissable production will take you on a…

Wed 24 Jul

£25 / 01236 732 8877

JANEY: On Screen & On-Stage

Hot from Glasgow Film Festival, Cosmic Cat and Hopscotch Films present a night of film and live comedy with Janey Godley. Kicking off with JANEY, the acclaimed new feature film about Janey's life story and ending with a live stand-up show by Janey Godley in person, the On Screen & On-Stage tour is a one-off chance to…

Sun 14 Apr

£25 / 01236 732 8877

Lanternhouse Laughs Presents An Evening With Scott Agnew

Join Scott for an evening of salacious tales and shaggy dog stories. The death-defying comic is still spinning yarns having survived three cardiac arrests, bipolar disorder, hedonistic excess and living with HIV. Tales of Glasgow life, gay life and family life included. Not for the easily offended. Scott Agnew’s recent…

Fri 31 May

£15 / 01236 732 8877

Lanternhouse Laughs Presents Bruce Fummey: Stories of Scotland

Bruce Fummey has spent fifteen years performing stand-up and creating Scottish history-themed shows for festivals around the world. A former teacher, he has spent the last few years asking YouTube audiences to “Let me tell you a story” in a series of hugely popular videos, amassing an incredible 200k subscribers for his…

Sat 6 Apr

£15 / 01236 732 8877

Lanternhouse Laughs Presents Gary Little: Still Here

Gary Little is one of the most consistent and funny acts in Scottish comedy. He is recognised as a master storyteller, and is a regular headliner at many of the top comedy clubs in the UK, and abroad. A regular at the EdinburghFestival, his shows sell out every year. Despite his imposing physical presence – a 6’ 2…

Sat 27 Apr

£15 / 01236 732 8877

Lanternhouse Laughs Presents Jay Lafferty: Bahookie

Recently included in The List Magazines Hot 100 Jay Lafferty continues to cement her reputation as one of the hottest tickets in stand-up comedy. Regular panellist and sometimes host of the hit BBC Scotland show Breaking The News, Jay is sought after for her on-point satirical views. It was a performance on BBC’s Breaking…

Sat 24 Feb

£15 / 01236 732 8877

The Light House

Man overboard! Man overboard! Call control. Blow the whistle. Love is a complicated business. It gets even more complicated when the person you love doesn’t want to be alive. Tender, funny and defiantly hopeful, The Light House is a real-life story of falling in love and staying in love, even when the lights go out and…

Thu 14 Mar

£15 / 01236 732 8877

Maggie & Me

Written by Damian Barr and James Ley, adapted from the memoir by Damian Barr Directed by Suba Das A National Theatre of Scotland production “Don’t you worry. I’ll always love you. Love doesn’t run out. It’s not like the gas meter. I’ll find extra love.” It’s October 12, 1984 – the Brighton bombing. Maggie Thatcher emerges…

Thu 23 May

Autism-friendly

£15 / 01236 732 8877

Fri 24 May

£15 / 01236 732 8877

Sat 25 May

£15 / 01236 732 8877

Myths of the Vikings

Meet Odin, King of the Gods, Thor with his Magic Hammer and, Loki the Trickster. Viking stories are intriguing for children who love a good story from long ago, when Giants ruled the earth and myth and legends were being made…. Rod Puppets and Shadow Theatre bring these wonderful stories to life. The puppet-maker carves…

Sat 16 Mar

£10 / 01236 732 8877

National Theatre Live: Nye

  • 2024
  • UK
  • Directed by: Rufus Norris
  • Cast: Michael Sheen

Please note this is a live streamed production and is NOT performed live at the Auditorium. This event will be in our Friarage Theatre. Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the NHS. Confronted with…

Thu 9 May

£19.50 / 01236 732 8877

National Theatre Live: The Motive and the Cue

  • 2024
  • UK
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Johnny Flynn, Mark Gatiss, Tuppence Middleton

Please Note this is a Live Streamed Production and is NOT performed live at the Auditorium. This will be screened in our Friarage Theatre. Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play. 1964: Richard Burton, newly married to…

Thu 21 Mar

£19.50 / 01236 732 8877

National Theatre Live: Vanya

  • 2024
  • UK
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sam Yates
  • Cast: Andrew Scott

Adapted by Simon Stephens, after Anton Chekhov. Directed by Sam Yates. Designed by Rosanna Vize. Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp…

Sun 25 Feb

£12–£19.50 (£10) / 01628 788997

Royal Opera House: Andrea Chénier

  • 2024
  • UK

Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar's spectacular staging of Giordano's epic historical drama, conducted by long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano. Co-production with China National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing and San Francisco Opera.

Tue 11 Jun

£19.50 / 01236 732 8877

Royal Opera House: Carmen

  • 2024
  • UK

Aigul Akmetshina and Vasilisa Berzhanskaya share the title role in Damiano Michieletto's sizzling new production of Bizet’s ever-popular opera. Co-production with Teatro Real, Madrid and La Scala, Milan.

Wed 1 May

£19.50 / 01236 732 8877

Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly

  • 2024
  • UK

Puccini’s devastating tragedy about a young geisha who falls in love with an American naval officer.

Tue 26 Mar

£19.50 / 01236 732 8877

Royal Opera House: Message in a Bottle

  • 2024
  • UK
  • 12A

The iconic songs of Sting. The electrifying choreography of Kate Prince. This is a tale of hope.

Thu 30 May

£19.50 / 01236 732 8877

Royal Opera House: Swan Lake

  • 2024
  • UK

Classical ballet's most powerful tale of love, treachery and forgiveness returns to the Royal Opera House stage.

Wed 24 Apr

£19.50 / 01236 732 8877

Rule The World

Recognised as the Number One Take That tribute act in the world. Rule The World recently appeared alongside Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters and THE REAL TAKE THAT on BBC1’s ‘The Graham Norton Show’. The band has performed at many prestigious events around the world. They’ve performed at a private party for…

Sat 2 Mar

£20 / 01236 732 8877

Runrig: The Last Dance

  • 2018
  • UK
  • Directed by: Marcus Viner

Farewell Concert Film The film has captured the emotion of the farewell concert, immortalising the legacy of the most successful Celtic rock band of all time, and celebrating the end of an era together with their fans. Runrig devotees from over 20 countries arrived in Stirling to sing and dance the night away. Every note…

Sun 7 Apr

£19.50 / 01236 732 8877

Singin’ I’m No A Billy, He’s A Tim - 20th Anniversary Tour

A play exploring bigotry and ethnic identity, “Singin’ I’m No A Billy, He’s A Tim” is a phenomenon in Scotland where it has sold out countless nationwide tours, a sensation at the Edinburgh Festival and now touring Internationally. Written by Des Dillon and Directed by Stephen Cafferty. With Scott Kyle (Outlander, Angels…

Sat 22 Mar 2025

£25 / 01236 732 8877

The Sounds Of Simon

As seen on BBC The One Show! The Sounds of Simon is a tribute to the wonderful music of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, through the years as Simon and Garfunkel, to the successes of both their solo careers. Explore the friendship that led to songs such as Mrs Robinson, The Sounds of Silence and of course, Bridge Over…

Sat 11 May

£20 / 01236 732 8877

Special Delivery

Presented by Cumbernauld Theatre Company, Visible Fictions and Scottish Opera Music by Karen MacIver, Written by Clive King, Directed by Dougie Irvine Not all good things come in neatly wrapped packages. Sometimes they arrive as you least expect them… with a thud, down your chimney! Join Santa on his busiest night of the…

Sat 30 Nov

£5–£10 / 01236 732 8877

Sun 1 Dec

£5–£10 / 01236 732 8877

Tue 3 Dec

£5–£10 / 01236 732 8877

…and 23 more dates until 29 Dec

The Springsteen Sessions

From the time The Springsteen Sessions hit the stage, they take you on a musical journey down E Street that will leave you enthralled, excited and exhausted but more importantly wanting more. Covering over four decades of The Boss, this tight unit of accomplished musicians tear into such mighty classics as Born To Run…

Fri 19 Apr

£20 / 01236 732 8877

Supersonic Queen

Supersonic Queen have been touring the UK collectively for over 10 years performing a medical tribute to Queen. The band now has its strongest, most talented lineup yet. With a top-class set of musicians who care deeply about delivering the most authentic and entertaining performance, Supersonic Queen put on an…

Sat 4 May

£20 / 01236 732 8877

Up A Close

Up a Close is set in present-day Partick and 1976 Maryhill. Joanna is a loving and gentle woman. When her husband goes missing she panics between wanting him home and thinking of her freedom if he stays missing. She slowly realizes that life has passed her by and starts to relive scenes from her youth to when she was a…

Thu 18 Apr

£16 / 01236 732 8877

Sun 21 Apr

£16 / 01236 732 8877

You Choose

You Choose – Every show is unique! We are so excited to welcome back You Choose to Cumbernauld Theatre at Lanternhouse. Last year it sold out in our Studio Theatre so grab your tickets quick! Based on the brilliant book by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt Nonsense Room Productions (Shark in the Park and Hairy Maclary…

Sun 12 May

£10 / 01236 732 8877