Old Stagers Present ‘ART’

7.30pm Tuesday 30th July – Saturday 3rd August 2024 (2.45pm matinee Wednesday 31st July 2024)

Marc feels shocked, upset and betrayed when he discovers that his good friend, Serge, has spent an absurd amount of money buying a large painting that is completely white. Caught in the crossfire, their friend Yvan (already on edge ahead of his impending marriage) tries to restore calm and order as the longstanding friendship between the three is severely put to the test.  

Art is a brilliantly observed and hilarious comedy about art and the nature and fragility of friendship. It was the winner of best new comedy at the Olivier Awards and the Evening Standard Awards and best play at the Tony Awards and the Molière Awards. Originally written in French by Yasmina Reza, this cracking translation by Christopher Hampton is considered a modern classic.

The Old Stagers return to the Malthouse for their 171st season in Canterbury.  This amateur production of “Art” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

*Please note on Friday & Saturday evening there will be a 15-20 minute break between the end of the play & the Epilogue (which will last approx. 40 mins).

Event Type: Theatre
Running Time: 90 minutes
Company: Old Stagers

Additional Information


Please call the box office – 01227 287234 to book a wheelchair and companion seat.

For blue badge holders parking will be made available.


Concessions include children, students in full time education and people over the age of 65.


The Theatre campus has very limited onsite parking available, parking any available spaces will be allocated on a first arrival basis.  We recommend you use local car parks such as St Radigund’s (5-7 minute walk), Pound Lane (10 minute walk) Canterbury West (10-12 minute walk) or public transport.

Mask Wearing & Covid-19

Mask wearing is no longer mandatory but we support an individuals choice to wear a mask throughout the building.

The theatre has a fresh air flow system which pumps fresh air from outside into the auditorium – this can mean if the outside air temperature is low the theatre can feel cool.

Refunds & Exchanges

The production company is not offering refunds unless the show is cancelled.  Tickets can be changed for an alternative performance of the same show (subject to availability).  We can endeavour to resell your ticket, if the show is old out.  if your ticket is sold, we will refund the ticket value to the original payment method.

Dates & Times

Date: 7.30pm Tuesday 30th July – Saturday 3rd August 2024 (2.45pm matinee Wednesday 31st July 2024)
Price: Tuesday – Thursday: Adults £16.50, Students £13.50, Parties of 10 and over £13.50 per ticket. Friday & Saturday (inc the Epilogue): £21.50, Parties of 10 and over £19 per ticket

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