Theatre & Outings
|Summary||Outings are open to all members.
Our aim is to provide one event per month with a mixture of days out, theatre and concerts
|Venue||Outings: coach pick up point is St Michael’s church car
park, St. Michael’s avenue, Bramhall
Theatre: see details of individual theatre trip for transport arrangements
|Contact||Outings: Dudley Newell
Theatre: Frances Bell
Telephone details are in the email/paper copy of the newsletter
|Schedule||The current programme and bookings forms can be found here|
Forthcoming events are publicised here, on the website, in the printed
newsletter and at the monthly meetings.
Outings in 2022
Surprising Stockport (A small tour - maximum 15 people) Thursday 21st July. Price per person £11.00
Stockport, often overlooked in the shadow of neighbouring Manchester, offers lots of surprises in the streets- both ancient and modern. New plans for the town have brought regeneration and some great artwork, not to mention the rise of our sports people and music!
It's not just restored cotton mills, but some great architecture throughout the centuries, sitting cheek by jowl with the odd magpie build, from the Old Underbanks through the town to the modern precinct area and the colourful murals along the way.
We'll meet at the Staircase House, in the market place at 10.30am. There are car parking spaces near the market, behind the church, as well as buses from the Bramhall area (378/379). The tour is expected to take 1.5 - 2 hours.
Our guide, Jean Bailo, is a Blue Badge tourist guide.
Theatre Booking Conditions
Bookings can be made via this website, by post or at the monthly meeting (both before and after the talk). Bookings are made on a “first come, first served” basis and once an event is full, your name can be added to a waiting list. For all bookings (including via the website) where payment has not been received, the booking will be deemed to be provisional. Full payment must then be received within 7 days. If payment is not received within this period, the booking will be cancelled.
Cancellation and Guest policies
December 2019 Report: View
Outings Organisers: Chris & Mike Hollingsworth & Val Graham
2019 has been a very busy year for Outings. 531 members have been on outings or the short holiday to Cambridge this year. Members have been able to book online (www.bramhallu3a.org.uk) or at the monthly meetings and details have been in the newsletter. We always hired our own coach, unless it was a local visit. Many of our outings included refreshments or lunch.
The program for 2019 was:
January Rochdale Town Hall
February Chetham’s Library
March BBC MediaCityUK
April Bakewell & Haddon Hall
May Hoghton Tower & Lytham St. Annes
June York, including Jorvic Centre
July Cambridge (3 days)
August Southport Flower Show
September National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield
October Inglewood Manor Hotel & National Waterways Museum
November Birmingham Jewellery Quarter
December Christmas Lunch & River Cruise
Outings are an excellent way to meet people and make new friends. All U3A members are eligible to go on our outings and the short holiday. Chris, Val and Mike would like to say farewell to all of you who have been on our Outings from 2010 until December 2019. We have enjoyed them as much as we are sure you have. We have met so many nice people over the years and we have appreciated your gratitude.
Theatre Group Organisers:- Frances Bell, Kay Witham, Chris Hartley, Maria Mant, Ann Lee
In 2019 the Theatre Group has supported the Players Theatre productions in Cheadle Hulme offering tickets for the Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening performances.
In late July we had an enjoyable trip to Buxton for a matinee performance of Pirates of Penzance but the weather curtailed any ‘walking around Buxton’!
We had two trips to the Plaza in Stockport, Oliver by Romily Operatic in March and Guys and Dolls by Stockport Operatic in October.
Following last years successful TWIXTMAS outing to Bridgewater Hall for an ABBA concert we went for a QUEEN concert this year.
Local trips like those to the Players and the Plaza are “own transport” but for further afield and into Manchester there will usually be a coach. Details and booking forms are available on line and at monthly meetings.
This document last modified Thursday June 16, 2022
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