Hull Independent Cinema: STUDIO 54

Studio 54 was the epicentre of 70s hedonism – a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolise an entire era. Its co-owners, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, two friends from Brooklyn, seemed to come out of nowhere to suddenly preside over a new kind of New York society. Now, 39 years after the velvet rope was first slung across the club’s hallowed threshold, a feature documentary tells the real story behind the greatest club of all time.

PLEASE NOTE: This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Starring Steve Rubell andIan Schrager.

“For those of us who never went (and probably couldn’t have gotten in if we tried), “Studio 54″ lets you taste a bit of the ecstasy.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety.

“An enjoyable ride that captures both the excitement of the party and the shameful details of its aftermath.” – John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter.

Hull Schools Gotta Dance

Over 250 young people from all over the East Riding and Hull descend upon the Stage for the 2018 Schools Gotta Dance shows.

The young people will be participating in a night of ballet cheer-leading, contemporary, jazz, and much more. The schools will be supported by local, young, talented singers.

Hessle Ceilidh Band

Come along for a vibrant and fun evening with one of Hull and East Yorkshire’s Best Ceilidh Bands in the historic Indoor Riding School.

The Hessle Ceilidh Band are a four piece band with a dance caller, who will guide you through the dances.



Hull Theatres welcomes back the incredible Kingston Swing to Hull City Hall for a weekend of breathtaking dance as Hullzapoppin returns to the city from 18-20 May.

From Lindy Hop and Jazz to Shag dance workshops, there’s something for all abilities in this exciting, high-energy celebration that also features three social dances, guest DJs and the return of the ever popular Gordon Webster Band.

Hullzapoppin’ Swing Ball

Saturday night’s glamorous evening do, featuring two of the best live swing dance acts in the world; Pete Long’s ‘Echoes Of Ellington’ (16 piece London Big Band) and the Gordon Webster Octet, plus the best DJs in the country and beyond and our teachers cabaret performances.

Hullzapoppin’ City Hall Stomp Off

Kingston Swing Presents the Grand Swing Ball, which sees the return of Pete Long with his 14 piece Big Band faithfully recreating some of the most classic moments in swing music history.

Also on the lineup are Gordon Webster, arguably the most in-demand Lindy Hop dance band in the world, alongside the best in swing music DJs, plus live performance and competitions.

Butterfly Hi-lites

The talented local dancers of Butterfly Dance Studios present their annual production, which will have you up on your feet and wanting to boogie!

Every style of dance will be featured from ballet to street dance and everything in between, as dancers of all ages create magic on stage.

Northern Ballet: Ugly Duckling

Ugly Duckling

Ugly Duckling is lonely and fed-up, ignored by those around her who think she is too ugly to fit in. She tries to make friends with fellow ducklings as well as with frogs, cats and even a fox, but realising she is not like any of these animals, she is left sad and alone.

Follow the duckling on her journey as she overcomes her troubles and realises that she was beautiful all along. Retelling the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, Ugly Duckling is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre for the first time.

As seen on CBeebies, Northern Ballet’s sell-out productions for children are not to be missed.


balletLORENT ‘s award-winning team are back with an original adaptation of this beloved tale Rumpelstiltskin, directed by Liv Lorent and retold by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

Rumpelstiltskin is the story of the outsider shunned for being different. He is the original super mutant, and fairytale X-man.

A story of love, obsession, grief and reconciliation, in a show made as much for adults as it is for children.


VERVE presents an exhilarating programme of bold new dance work by internationally-acclaimed choreographers Hannes Langolf and Sita Ostheimer.

A reworking of the award-winning ‘Riders’ by Lenka Vagnerova and a new work by VERVE Artistic Director Matthew Robinson.

VERVE is the postgraduate performance company of Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

The Nutcracker

This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve.

As snowflakes fall outside, the warm glow of the open fire sends flickering shadows across the boughs of the Christmas tree and all the presents beneath.

When midnight strikes we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems, toy dolls spring to life literally off the set, the Mouse-king and his mouse-army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins…


The world’s favourite rags to riches fairy-tale where dreams can come true is a magical mix of Prokofiev’s energetic score, lively choreography and colourful costumes.

Whilst her stepmother and her ill-mannered daughters prepare for the Royal Ball, graceful Cinderella can only dream of dancing with the dashing Prince. Later that evening, her rags become a glittering gown and she is swept magically to the Ball.

From that very moment the Prince is smitten, midnight strikes and one lost crystal slipper later, he must now embark on a journey to find his lost love…. This magical modern classic will delight the whole family.

The Snow Maiden

Protected from the outside world by Father Frost, the exquisite Snow Maiden plays innocently amongst the dancing snowflakes in the enchanted Land of Frost.

Based on a traditional folk-tale, set in the snow covered landscape of the Russian countryside, this seasonal sparkler follows Snow Maiden as she dances into the human world.

Captivated by the colourful village and the people who live there, she ventures too far and is swept up by feelings of love, temptation and betrayal. When finally she surrenders herself completely and warms to love, her heart melts in a tragic embrace.

Moving Moments

Ready to move, express yourself through your body, share your experiences of 2017?

Moving Moments is part of the event series ‘The Conversation Continues,’ which derives from the research project ‘Gendering Cities of Culture’ situated within the GRACE Project.

Remembering Fred

We are thrilled to announce that the hit show Remembering Fred will be heading to our venue in 2018!

Next year Aljaz and Janette are bringing the show to us with new songs, new dances and a new look!

Come and see this great tribute show to Fred Astaire.

The Feel Good Fest

Feel Good Fest promotes well being and diversionary activities, offering new ways of thinking and tasters of new activities not considered before as an alternative to socialising with alcohol and improve mental health.

The event will host a wide range of activities including yoga, street art, meditation, dance massage and even a family FAVE (family rave), and is completely free to attend.