Archive Events

Museum of the Moon Late Night Opening

🗓 16th October – 2nd November
📍 Gloucester Cathedral, GL1 2LX

Suitable for all ages

Last entry at 9.00pm

A magical opportunity for late night viewing to experience the wonder of the Museum of the Moon under the cover of darkness and the spectacle of the Cathedral Nave bathed in moonlight.

The accompanying atmospheric soundtrack created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello winning composer Dan Jones can also be enjoyed during these special evening openings.

There will be no access to East Cloister Walk on Saturday 2 November due to a Guitar Concert in Chapter House

Presented by Strike A Light, Gloucester Culture Trust and Gloucester Cathedral

Archive Events

Museum of the Moon

🗓 16th October – 4th November
📍 Gloucester Cathedral, GL1 2LX

Suitable for all ages

Please note that last entry is 30mins before each closing time on the calendar Facebook Calendar.

Museum of the Moon takes up residence at Gloucester Cathedral

In the year that marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, wonder at Luke Jerram’s internally lit replica of the moon as it floats in the Nave.

Experience the exquisite detail of the lunar surface and accompanying atmospheric soundscapes.

Check online for a full programme of special
events, late night openings and quiet times

Presented by Strike A Light and Gloucester Cathedral

Archive Events

Louder Is Not Always Clearer

🗓 Thursday, November 14th, 7:30 – 9 :00
📍 Gloucester Guildhall, GL1 1NS
🎟 Tickets £12/£7

By Mr & Mrs Clark

Jonny is a teacher, a workshop leader and an avid football fan. He’s an artist, a campaigner and he’s just become a father. He is also deaf. He loves to dance, but he can’t hear the music unless the bass is turned right up.

Jonny was born deaf and grew up in a hearing family, surrounded by hearing friends who did not use the word deaf. In fact, some of those people didn’t know Jonny was deaf until they saw this show.

Louder is Not Alway Clearer is about the importance of connecting with others and how hard it can be to do so. It’s the story of one man, who despite appearing to be sociable and confident is also vulnerable and at times isolated. It’s the very human story of trying to fit into a world when you don’t quite match the mould. In a hearing world, Jonny is different and Louder Is Not Always Clearer highlights those differences in a warm and humorous way.

Using projection and mime, dance and drawing along with Johnny’s natural charm and humour this show brings the audience together, gets them on their feet and has them singing and sign-ing along in no time.

The show is accessible to D/deaf, hard of hearing and hearing audiences through the use of spoken English, British Sign Language and creative captions.

Presented by Strike A Light and Gloucester Guildhall

Mr and Mrs Clark LTD

Archive Events

The Money

🗓 Thursday 21st November
📍 The Chapter House Room, Gloucester Cathedral, GL1 2LX
🎟 Tickets – Player: £10 (limited to 15 players)
Silent Witness: £12/£7

A Kaleider Production
Conceived and Directed by Seth Honnor

How To Play

Become a Player by donating to the pot. Work with other Players to decide what to spend the group’s money on. You have 1 hour to come to a decision. If you decide unanimously in the allotted time you get to take the money away and spend it. But if you don’t agree with your fellow players you relinquish your privilege to spend the money and the money rolls over to the next show.

If you’re the quiet observing type you can become a Silent Witness and watch as the group of Players attempt to decide how to spend the money they’ve donated. And if you want to voice your opinion you can always become a Player by buying your way in.

Spend the money on whatever you want. Be as creative as you like. Just keep within the law.

Brilliant’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian ★★★★

“This is a clever, thought provoking experience unlike any I’ve witnessed before” Total Theatre

Presented by Strike A Light and Gloucester Cathedraloucester
A Kaleider Production
Conceived and Directed by Seth Honnor


Jolt-ed Vol 5 x Strike A Light: Digital Marketing

🗓 Monday, December 2, 2019 at 10 AM – 3 PM
📍 St Mary De Crypt, GL1 1TP
🎟 Tickets – FREE

Vol: 5 is all about Digital Marketing. This is one of the most powerful tools available to creative businesses and perfect for artists working on a tight budget. Having a strong online presence enables you to expand your business or raise your profile from the comfort of your own home. There is a hell of a lot of competition when it comes to online presence and digital marketing so join us to find out how you can stand out in the Digital Age. We’re here to help you master:

• Understanding Digital Marketing: the similarities and
differences with other forms of marketing
• Identifying and building your audience
• Your online presence and brand
• Making the most of social media platforms
• Creating content
• Online tools, tips and tricks
• More details and booking info can be found here –

Presented by Strike A Light and JOLT Gloucester

Archive Events


🗓 6th December – 4th January
📍 Gloucester Guildhall, GL1 1NS
🎟 Tickets: Standard Dates – £12 Adult/ £8 Child
Premium Dates – £15 Adult/£10 Child

This Christmas Gloucester Guildhall presents a magical adaptation of the classic tale, Pinocchio.

A festive adventure for the family, complete with live music, singing and puppetry.

Pinnochio is a wooden puppet who just wants to be a real boy.

On a quest to make this happen, he falls into a wild adventure with dodgy foxes, a fun factory, a nosy cricket, a blue fairy and a whale at the bottom of the ocean.

With an ever growing nose and a scent for adventure, will Pinocchio ever become a real boy?

Join us for an evening of family friendly fun.

Run Time: 105 mins (incl interval)
Recommended for ages 6+
Child tickets valid for U14’s
Performances start at advertised times. Please arrive in plenty of time before the event begins. Late admittance cannot be guaranteed. No refunds are available for late arrivals.

For special arrangements or carer tickets for disabled customers, please book tickets directly with our box office by calling 01452 503050

Relaxed Performances

Relaxed Performances are perfect for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment – including those with an autism spectrum condition or learning disability.

What’s different?

– there will be a designated Access Staff member to welcome you on arrival

– the lights in the auditorium will be up slightly so that it’s not too dark

– the sound levels of the show will be reduced slightly, to make the performance more accessible to those who have sensory sensitivities

– the strobe light effect and pyro effect (very loud bang) will be removed from these performances

We are also offering an Access Tour prior to Relaxed Performances. These are for any audience members who feel they would benefit from coming to the theatre space in advance of the performance. Starting 1 hour prior to the performance start time, and lasting approximately 20 minutes, Access Tours are a facilitated tour of the space plus introduction to the set, costumes & props used in the show. Audience will also be able to ask any questions they may have about the performance and venue facilities in advance. (Spaces on Access Tour are limited to 20 people and bookable by calling Box Office.)

Relaxed Performances & Access Tours offered on:

Saturday 28th December, 12pm (Access Tour at 11am)

Friday 3rd January, 12pm (Access Tour at 11am)

Please note that this is a family friendly show, and therefore all performances have a relaxed atmosphere, where audiences can move about, make noise and leave for the loo when they need to! In addition, a Quiet Space is available at all performances for anyone needing to exit the performance at any time.

A full Access Pack is available on our website here:

Presented by Strike A Light and Gloucester Guildhall

Archive Events

The Little Prince comes to Matson

🗓 Saturday 1 February, 2.30pm
📍 Robinswood Primary School, GL4 6HE
🎟 Pay what you like

A GL4 event, in partnership with Strike A Light


Sneak peeks

Gorgeous costumes, funny characters, inspiring ideas

What to expect

Bring the whole family on a MASSIVE, INCREDIBLE journey across the entire universe of stars, ideas and dreams – somehow magically crammed into the school hall at Robinswood Primary!

Suitable for ages 5-105 – babies welcome, too! 👶

Find out how the Little Prince leaves behind his own tiny asteroid and comes face to face with the baffling world of grown-ups…

Once on planet Earth, the Little Prince is welcomed by a mysterious snake and a wise and friendly fox before encountering the lone pilot. Together, they discover the power and beauty of friendship and the complexity of love.


“St-Exupéry’s enigmatic tale delivered with quirky charm. Prendergast is touchingly excellent in the title role”
The Observer

“Charming, imaginative and playful”
The Stage

Awesome people who are making this event possible 🎉🙏


Made by Protein Dance
Directed by Luca Silvestrini

Archive Events

Australia Is Burning.

🗓 Thursday 6 February, 6pm
📍 Gloucester Guildhall, GL1 1NS
🎟 Tickets £5 or pay what you like

🌏 Fundraiser for Australia 🌏

As the Australian wildfire fires destroy lives and homes every day, the climate emergency has never been more evident.

This is your chance to make an impact.

Join us for live music, performances and poetry as we present our creative response to the climate crisis.

All proceeds will go towards the school strike for climate movement and the wildfire relief fund.

Strike A Light are proud to be supporting young people from UKSCN Gloucester to produce this fundraiser.

For audiences of all ages
6pm – 8pm

Presented by Strike A Light and UKSCN Gloucester
Performers: Drifted – Issy Winstanley – DHRUV & more!

Archive Events

Artists 4 Artists hip-hop showcase

🗓 Tuesday 17 March, 7.30pm
📍 Gloucester Guildhall, GL1 1NS
Tickets: £12/£7 – discounted floor seats: £5!


The Guildhall’s music hall, usually used for gigs and bands, will be transformed into a hip-hop dance floor

A masterful evening demonstrating the wealth that hip-hop has to offer from three UK rising talents. A triple bill of energy, passion and grit that’s not to be missed.

Happy Father’s Day by Dani Harris-Walters is a solo work and a reflective coming-of-age piece with a comedic edge.

Fig Leaf by Joshua ‘Vendetta’ Nash explores toxic masculinity in British people, opening the debate around where true masculinity and strength lies.

Man Up by Kloe Dean explores the stark realities of male suicide and the parallel emotional journeys for those left behind.

For audiences of all ages
75 minutes (including 15 minute interval)

“captivating in performance – craft, intelligence and no shortage of integrity”
Ian Abott, Writing About Dance

“Happy Father’s Day is a fully-fledged theatrical triumph…It was all performed with the engaging and uninhibited charm of a seasoned professional”
Graham Watts, Chairman of the Critics’ Circle: Dance Section

“Nash’s fiercely intelligent FIG LEAF harnessed the heightened aggression of krumping to grapple with toxic masculinity”
Donald Hutera, Breakin Convention 2019

Presented by Strike A Light and Artists 4 Artists
Choreographers: Dani Harris-Walters, Kloe Dean, Joshua ‘Vendetta’ Nash
Photos by Sophie Bradbury, Carmen Klammer and Camila Greenwell

Autumn 2020 distanced Coming up Events

Jonny Fluffypunk’s ‘The End of the Pier Show’

🗓 Date and time TBC
📍 Gloucester Library, GL1 1HT


Sneak peeks

Is the library ready for Jonny’s unique storytelling style?!

What to expect

Renowned stand-up poet and lo-fi theatremaker Jonny Fluffypunk presents a brand spanking new little show for families, with story, song, poetry, puppetry, and a healthy dose of anarchy.

At the end of a soon-to-be-closed-down pier in a forgotten seaside town, Pierre the pier handyman spends the last weeks as he always does: catching fish for his old bedridden mother and making strange and wonderful things from the rubbish he finds on the beach.

Then who should wash into his life but a homeless mermaid with a spiky attitude and a story to tell! And things aren’t going to be the same again… Can kindness lead to great things? Can a bit less litter make a difference? Can the world’s first human/mermaid rock ‘n’ roll band make big waves?

Age Recommendation: 7+
Duration: 45 minutes

“Acute social observation, intricate humour, surreal fantasy, sharp irony and wit… and England’s most pretentious moustache”
The Independent on Jonny Fluffypunk

Awesome people who are making this event possible 🎉🙏