Events Archive

Winter’s here!

Our winter opening times are now in operation.

The Museum is open Thursday – Sunday between 11am and 3pm.

The Old School Canteen coffee shop though is still open from 10am until 4pm on the same days (Thursday – Monday).

We will be closed for the Christmas break from Sunday 24th December, reopening on Thursday 4th January.

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We are immensely grateful to the Co-op Local Community Fund which has helped us launch our cushion sponsorship scheme, contributing over £900 to our £10,000 target. Private sponsors have added to this so we are well over 10% of the way to creating a unique and comfortable performance space to complement other venues in the town.


Businesses and private individuals are invited to sponsor cushions for £50 each or sections of cushions, which will be acknowledged with permanent labelling and in our publicity material for the Hall.

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Christmas Concert

The New County Choir return to the Joseph Wright Hall with their performance of The Infancy of Christ, a Christmas cantata, by Douglas Coombes.


Tickets (£6) can be bought on the door.

There will be refreshments on sale after the concert.

Please note: we only have stair access to the first floor auditorium – but there is also a stair lift if required.

Image: Westminster Window By Hystfield – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,



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The Snow Queen

After the ‘SOLD-OUT’ success of their last production A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Joseph Wright Hall, Friends At Barton return this December to enchant us with the magical Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale THE SNOW QUEEN. This promises to be a wonderful evening’s entertainment for the whole family.  Tickets on sale from October.  An extra performance added due to popular demand.
Performances Monday 4th to Thursday 7th December at 7.30pm
Watch this space for more info.
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Victorian Christmas

11am – 4pm

Indoor Christmas market and Victorian fair in the Infants Schoolroom, with Barton’s only authentic Victorian Father Christmas in his secret Grotto.  Enjoy mulled wine around a blazing fire or afternoon tea in the festive coffee shop – come inside away from the crowds.

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