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The Kirk Theatre - The slightly forbidding exterior of this building hints that it was once a Methodist Chapel, but hides the fact that it became home to the Pickering Musical Society in 1977.
From old posters and programmes seen in Museum Beck isle it is evident that the Society was established a long time before that.

Nowadays three productions a year are put on including a Pantomime in January and an annual War Weekend in Ocober.
We saw a very disappointed group of regular visitors to Pickering in the Tourist Office receiving the news that they had arrived one day too late to see the May 2009 production of the Wizard of Oz that had closed on May 16th.
Pickering railway played an important part in the transport of troops and POWs during the 1940s and The War Show - 16th 17th and 18th Oct. 2009, is part of the War Weekend which commemorates both wartime railway workers and veterans with marches, dances, parties and re-enactments throughout the town..

Address: Hungate, Pickering

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  • Updated Jun 15, 2009
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