Welcome to The Sands’ autumn & winter What’s On Guide. At this time of year I often find myself saying ‘where has the time gone?’ It only seems a very short time ago that we were welcoming in 2017, and here we are presenting our autumn and winter season of entertainment. It is a particular pleasure to have more big West End shows visiting Carlisle for the first time. ‘Hairspray’ and ‘Flashdance’ are both proving to be hugely popular, with tickets selling like the proverbial ‘hot cakes’. We also welcome back the muti-award winning ‘musical for all time’ ‘Blood Brothers’, which, if you have never seen it, is an absolute must! Whether it’s a symphony orchestra, rock, pop, opera, ballet, comedy or one of our great family shows… This season really is bursting with a huge number of world class shows - something for everyone! On behalf of the entire ‘Better Venues’ team I would like to thank you for supporting The Sands Centre and look forward to welcoming you to a show (or two) very soon. Jonathan Higgins, Arts & Events Manager Best of Friends Join our loyalty scheme for only £20 per year and save money throughout the year. • Discount of 15% on tickets for shows* • Save 10% on all drinks purchased in our bar • Receive our E-Newsletter with information when forthcoming productions go on sale (email address required) • Priority booking for certain shows (email address required) Look out for the icon in this guide which indicates that a show has a 'Best of Friends' discount. *Not every show is included in the scheme. Contact the Box Office on 01228 633766 to apply or call in person (not available online). Essential Companion Access Scheme Our Essential Companion Access Scheme exists to enable all patrons to equally participate in events at The Sands Centre. The purpose of the scheme is to ensure the safety of patrons and is available to those who require a companion to assist them in accessing the facilities. To join customers are required to complete and submit the registration form along with supporting material. Once an application is approved tickets can be purchased for the customer and companion under the scheme. Membership lasts for 18 months but will be revoked if false information is supplied or use of the scheme is abused. Further details are available online or from our box office. 3 thesandscentre.co.uk Search - 'Sands Centre'