End Theatre, Lyness
community of Hoy has its own theatre which hosts concert performances,
dramatic presentations (including the island's own annual
pantomime) and also doubles as a cinema on a couple
of occasions each month.
the left can be seen a photograph of the auditorium and some of
our Hoy neighbours who on that occasions were the performers rather
than the audience and were participating in an inter-island song-share
the building had been the North Hoy School. When the Hoy
schools were amalgamated the
building was taken over by the community and
converted - by their own efforts and ingenuity - into an entertainment
"incomers" from a big city we found it quite strange to actually be
speaking to other members of the audience before
the performance began. But then, why not? After all
a foyer should be much more than a place to pay for your seats (and
sweets with the noisy wrappings) and here on Hoy it is. Here
you can pull up a chair, have a chat and a cup of tea or
coffee before the proceedings begin. (You can also buy an
ice-cream for later on as there are no usherettes and, indeed, for film
performances no interval either!
Please feel most welcome to check with us about what's on while you're
here at Cantick Head. Or, for a list of forthcoming
films and live entertainment just click on this link.
Everyone is always welcome to attend.