After remaining closed at the start of the pandemic, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, in Hexham, is set to open with a bang with exciting headline acts to welcome visitors back.

Artistic Director Katy Taylor said: “The staff team, trustees and volunteers are pleased to be able to

welcome back our community and audiences to the Queens Hall." She adds:"It has been a very long time

since the building has been filled with music and laughter and we are excited to be able to breathe

life back into the building at last."

The line up for the month includes award-winning adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s

best selling children’s book Stick Man (7-8 Sept), a new show from the creators of Dinosaur

World Live, Dragons and Mythical Beasts (1-3 Oct); some of the biggest names in stand-up including

Bridget Christie (12 Nov), Mark Thomas (29 Sept) and Jenny Eclair (5 Dec); work in progress from Jason Manford (3 Sept – sold out) and Chris Ramsay (23-25 Aug - sold out); live music including Thank ABBA for the Music (25 Sept) and Lindisfarne’s Billy Mitchell & Bob Fox (21 Nov); and local performers including Micky Cochrane in Carrying David (14 Sept).

The centre also wants visitors to know that safety is still a main priority as they welcome visitors back. This will be enforced by asking visitors to wear face coverings, using hand sanitizer stations and to use e-tickets to stop large ques at the ticket boxes.

"We have taken our time to carefully make plans that ensure everyone can enjoy events and exhibitions

safely whilst bringing a fantastic range of shows to our stage. There really is something for everyone,from comedy to family theatre, from groundbreaking exhibitions to live music."