We're spreading a little festive joy amongst the people of the Highlands this December…
Even though our beloved panto will be sorely missed, we will be presenting a litany of reasons to be cheerful this winter. From a jaw-dropping Christmas tree and cutting-edge light projection, to a new interactive show for primary school children from our engagement team and a fine selection of Christmas film classics (chosen by you!) - we will be fully embracing the festive season in every way we can.
Eden Court’s building will be looking its festive best this winter, primarily thanks to the spectacle of a stunning 30-foot Norwegian spruce that will grace the front of our iconic building. Find out more about the tree, designed by Inverness-born leading Theatre Designer Kenneth MacLeod.
Backing up this show-stopping centrepiece, the 1878 Bishop’s Palace building will be brought to life with a cutting-edge light projection display, adding to the unique festive ambience of our ground. Award-winning visual artist Graeme Roger (who also serves on our Engagement Team) creates site specific art projects using film and projection. These projections and our tree will be in situ from Thu 03 Dec - Tues 05 Jan, with the lights on daily from 10am - 11pm - so there’s plenty of opportunity for you to visit.
Visual artist Graeme Roger creates site specific art works using film and projection
In an alternative 2020, our fabulous pantomime stars would be preparing to take to the stage pretty soon. Although things haven’t panned out that way for us, we couldn’t let the season pass without sight of them - so look out for Steven Wren, Ross Allan and Claire Darcy in a short film about the magic of theatre.
Panto star Steven Wren
Our cinema screens will be gleaming with the best Christmas films around – thanks to you. We asked our social media followers to tell us exactly what movies they wanted to see this year. As a result, we’ll be dancing to the tunes of The Muppet Christmas Carol, decking the corridors of the Nakatomi Plaza with bloodied footprints in Die Hard, spending the holidays Home Alone and declaring MERRY CHRISTMAS MOVIE HOUSE! alongside James Stewart in It’s A Wonderful Life.
James Stewart and Donna Reed in It's A Wonderful Life
The OneTouch Theatre has sprung back into life this week with our Stage On Screen season comprising a wide-ranging selection of eye-popping productions including theatre, opera, music, ballet and exhibition. The line-up includes NT Live’s War Horse, FleabagandNo Man’s Land, Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes, Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace and much more.
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in NT Live's No Man's Land
Our Engagement team invites Highland schools to join them for festive frolics and fun by the bucket load in our fast and frantic performance-come-workshop
Beaming live into schools, via Google MEET, this interactive experience will bring 40 minutes of rocking stockings, mince spies and some jolly holly! Schools can book by calling the box office. Find out more
You’ll need sustenance whilst enjoying our Christmas offering – our café bar is open and offering a fine range of festive treats. Book a table or take a drink into the cinema. Check out our new Festive Menu
This winter season is shaping up to be very different for all of us but our building is as Covid-secure as we can make it. Whichever way you choose to engage with us this Christmas, we can’t wait to give you a warm winter welcome.