The Baths Hall
A former public bath house, the original Baths Hall building dates from 1931. Serving as an entertainment venue since the 1970s, it underwent a major renovation, re-opening in 2005.
Closing again to undergo further development, the building in its current form was relaunched on the 11 November 2011, with comedian Bill Bailey and guests performing on the opening evening. Since 2011, the likes of Florence + The Machine, Paul Weller, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Courteeners, The Hairy Bikers, Arcade Fire, UB40, Enter Shikari and Jason Manford have all performed at the venue.
A flexible space, the main auditorium can cater for up to 1,000 people seated, or 1,800 with a mixture of seating and standing, and our bars and ancillary spaces play host to smaller live performances, as well as our workshop and community programme of dance, drama and music.
Located in the heart of Scunthorpe, the venue hosts a multi-genre programme of the very best touring comedy, music and entertainment, as well as a hugely popular annual pantomime.
The Plowright Theatre
Originally known as Scunthorpe Civic Theatre, the Plowright Theatre was built in 1958. A traditional proscenium-style theatre with a 330 seat auditorium, it was re-named in the 1990s in recognition of the achievements of local actress Joan Plowright.
Founded by her father, Bill Plowright, the Scunthorpe Little Theatre Club staged the theatre's first performance (Peer Gynt) in 1958. Since those early beginnings, the basic auditorium's shell has changed very little. Apart from technological improvements to enhance the sightlines and acoustics, the main structure is still the same as the original designs.
The theatre stages a mix of professional music, drama and comedy; alongside productions by the many amateur societies who make the venue their home. A number of hugely famous acts have performed at the theatre over the years, including comedian Lee Evans who, as part of the theatre's 50th anniversary in 2008, performed a low-key warm-up show for his arena tour.