The Story of Theatres - An Evening with Political Writer in Residence Amber Massie-Blomfield

15th October - 15th October 2019


Amber Massie-Blomfield travelled from the tip of Cornwall to the Isle of Mull to discover Britain’s most astonishing theatres. In rural communities and the inner-city, Amber found haunted halls, stages hewn from granite cliffs, and squeezed into a former public loo. A Gladstone’s Library Political Writer in Residence, Amber’s event makes the case for buildings and the arts, and the important contribution they have made – and continue to make – to Britain’s political and cultural life.

Amber Massie-Blomfield is an arts producer, occasional journalist and writer of literary non-fiction. A Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and an Honorary Fellow of Birkbeck University, Amber spends much of her time immersed in theatrical worlds. Her first book-length piece, 2018’s Twenty Theatres to See Before You Die, is a love-letter to Britain’s theatres.

Tickets are priced at £15 or £25.95 with dinner (a copy of Twenty Theatres to See Before You Die included).  Book online, call Reception on 01244 532350 or email

Please note that tickets for this event are e-tickets. Book online and have your tickets emailed directly to you – then save the environment by bringing along your e-ticket on your phone or tablet and have it scanned as you enter the event. If you would prefer to print your ticket, black and white is fine.

A print and collect service is available to those without access to email facilities for a small charge to cover our admin costs. Call 01244 532350 or email for more information. Printed tickets will be available to collect from Reception before the event.

Your book will be available to collect from Reception at or before the event.