About the Hoard Festival

This Summer the New Vic Theatre in Staffordshire will present a five week festival of new theatre shows, inspired by the Staffordshire Hoard, including 19 new commissions.

The Staffordshire Hoard is the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork ever found, anywhere in the world. It was discovered in a field near Lichfield, in Staffordshire, England on 5 July 2009.

It consists of more than 3,500 items that are nearly all martial or warlike in character. The artefacts date to the time of the Kingdom of Mercia. Since the find, a research and conservation programme, headed up by leading experts in the field, has been launched, and will be underway for many years.

The New Vic’s Hoard Festival will be a large-scale event which will tell many stories about the Hoard – different versions of how it ended up in that field; of whose lives it touched; of the objects it comprises; of the world it comes from, and what that says about the world we now inhabit.  Some of the pieces will be works of imagination; some of history and fact; some will be provocations.

The Festival is supported by an Exceptional Award from the Arts Council of England and developed in partnership with the National Theatre Studio.

What's On?

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June 2015
Fri 19 The Hoard at Night 7.00
Sat 20 Zoom=Orph
Sat 20 Table Plays 6.30
Sat 20 Unearthed / The Gift 7.30
Sat 20 A thing worth keeping All Day
Mon 22 Zoom=Orph
Mon 22 Table Plays 6.30
Mon 22 Unearthed / The Gift 7.30
Mon 22 A thing worth keeping All Day
Tue 23 The New Vic Dig 10-12.30 & 1.30-4.30
Tue 23 Tranklements 7.45
Wed 24 Zoom=Orph
Wed 24 Zoom=Orph
Wed 24 The New Vic Dig 10-12.30 & 1.30-4.30
Wed 24 Table Plays 6.30
Wed 24 Unearthed / The Gift 7.30
Wed 24 Tranklements 7.45
Wed 24 A thing worth keeping All Day
Thu 25 Zoom=Orph
Thu 25 Tea with a trowel 11.00-3.00
Thu 25 Tranklements 6.00
Thu 25 Table Plays 6.30
Thu 25 Unearthed / The Gift 7.30
Thu 25 A thing worth keeping All Day
Fri 26 Zoom=Orph
Fri 26 Table Plays 6.30
Fri 26 Unearthed / The Gift 7.30
Fri 26 Tranklements 7.45
Fri 26 A thing worth keeping All Day
Sat 27 Zoom=Orph
Sat 27 Table Plays 1.15
Sat 27 Unearthed / The Gift 2.15
Sat 27 Tranklements 6.00
Sat 27 Table Plays 6.30
Sat 27 Unearthed / The Gift 7.30
Sat 27 A thing worth keeping All Day
Tue 30 The New Vic Dig 10-12.30 & 1.30-4.30
Tue 30 Tranklements 7.45
July 2015
Wed 01 The New Vic Dig 10-12.30 & 1.30-4.30
Wed 01 Tranklements 7.45
Thu 02 Tea with a trowel 11.00-3.00
Thu 02 Tranklements 7.45
Fri 03 Zoom=Orph
Fri 03 Table Plays 6.30
Fri 03 The Throne / Larksong 7.30
Fri 03 Tranklements 7.45
Fri 03 A thing worth keeping All Day
Sat 04 Zoom=Orph
Sat 04 Tranklements 6.00
Sat 04 Table Plays 6.30
Sat 04 The Throne / Larksong 7.30
Sat 04 A thing worth keeping All Day
Mon 06 Zoom=Orph
Mon 06 Table Plays 6.30
Mon 06 The Throne / Larksong 7.30
Mon 06 A thing worth keeping All Day
Tue 07 Zoom=Orph
Tue 07 The New Vic Dig 10-12.30 & 1.30-4.30
Tue 07 Table Plays 6.30
Tue 07 The Throne / Larksong 7.30
Tue 07 A thing worth keeping All Day
Wed 08 The New Vic Dig 10-12.30 & 1.30-4.30
Thu 09 Zoom=Orph
Thu 09 Tea with a trowel 11.00-3.00
Thu 09 Table Plays 6.30
Thu 09 Unearthed / The Gift 7.30
Thu 09 A thing worth keeping All Day
Fri 10 Zoom=Orph
Fri 10 Table Plays 6.30
Fri 10 Unearthed / The Gift 7.30
Fri 10 A thing worth keeping All Day
Sat 11 Zoom=Orph
Sat 11 Table Plays 1.15
Sat 11 Family Day 10.00-5.00
Sat 11 The Throne / Larksong 2.15
Sat 11 Table Plays 6.30
Sat 11 The Throne / Larksong 7.30
Sat 11 A thing worth keeping All Day
Tue 14 Zoom=Orph
Tue 14 The New Vic Dig 10-12.30 & 1.30-4.30
Tue 14 Table Plays 6.30
Tue 14 The Throne / Larksong 7.30
Tue 14 A thing worth keeping All Day
Wed 15 Zoom=Orph
Wed 15 The New Vic Dig 10-12.30 & 1.30-4.30
Wed 15 Table Plays 6.30
Wed 15 The Throne / Larksong 7.30
Wed 15 Gold 7.45
Wed 15 A thing worth keeping All Day
Thu 16 Zoom=Orph
Thu 16 Unearthed / The Gift 7.30
Thu 16 Gold 7.45
Thu 16 A thing worth keeping All Day
Fri 17 Zoom=Orph
Fri 17 Table Plays 6.30
Fri 17 Unearthed / The Gift 7.30
Fri 17 Gold 7.45
Fri 17 A thing worth keeping All Day
Sat 18 Zoom=Orph
Sat 18 Table Plays 1.15
Sat 18 Tea with a trowel 11.00-3.00
Sat 18 Unearthed / The Gift 2.15
Sat 18 Gold 6.00
Sat 18 Table Plays 6.30
Sat 18 The Throne / Larksong 7.30
Sat 18 A thing worth keeping All Day
Mon 20 Zoom=Orph
Mon 20 Table Plays 6.30
Mon 20 The Throne / Larksong 7.30
Mon 20 Gold 7.45
Mon 20 A thing worth keeping All Day
Tue 21 Zoom=Orph
Tue 21 The New Vic Dig 10-12.30 & 1.30-4.30
Tue 21 Table Plays 6.30
Tue 21 The Throne / Larksong 7.30
Tue 21 Gold 7.45
Tue 21 A thing worth keeping All Day
Wed 22 Zoom=Orph
Wed 22 The New Vic Dig 10-12.30 & 1.30-4.30
Wed 22 Table Plays 6.30
Wed 22 The Throne / Larksong 7.30
Wed 22 Gold 7.45
Wed 22 A thing worth keeping All Day
Thu 23 Zoom=Orph
Thu 23 Table Plays 6.30
Thu 23 Unearthed / The Gift 7.30
Thu 23 Gold 7.45
Thu 23 A thing worth keeping All Day
Fri 24 Zoom=Orph
Fri 24 New Vic Family day 12.00
Fri 24 Michael Wood 6.00
Fri 24 Table Plays 6.30
Fri 24 Unearthed / The Gift 7.30
Fri 24 Gold 7.45
Fri 24 A thing worth keeping All Day
Sat 25 Zoom=Orph
Sat 25 Table Plays 1.15
Sat 25 Tea with a trowel 11.00-3.00
Sat 25 Unearthed / The Gift 2.15
Sat 25 Gold 6.00
Sat 25 Table Plays 6.30
Sat 25 The Throne / Larksong 7.30
Sat 25 A thing worth keeping All Day