ERT Launch Time Travellers Theatre Trail App

ert Time Travellers Theatre Trail

East Riding Theatre has launched its Time Travellers Theatre Trail app. Users can enjoy a free outdoor walking theatre trail travelling back into Beverley’s past. They’ll also meet local characters, discovering what the town’s theatrical life really looked like in times gone by.

Simple to use through most smartphones, the app offers a fun and exciting day out for the whole family.


Twelve historic sites in the market town of Beverley are included in the tour. They take you on an expedition through time, with actors Annie, Richard, Evie, and Gordon. And a host of historical figures also feature, such as Henry V and artist Mary Elwell. At each site you’ll also find yourself immersed in a thrilling audio drama performance bringing to life stories which took place on that very spot.

The app has been made possible thanks to funding received from Arts Council England,Beverley Town Council and Hull and East Riding Charitable Trust.

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An accompanying ‘Time Travellers’ Theatre Trail’ booklet is also available. Filled with questions to answer along the way, it can be picked up from ERT or downloaded here.

Producer Sue Kirkman said: “The app is the result of a community project undertaken by the theatre when the doors were closed due to the pandemic. Inspired by the theatre’s aims to bring high quality performing arts to the local community, the project engaged a number of local professional actors, artists and creatives.”

“Commitment and creativity”

A community art project, The Beverley Heard also ran alongside the audio trail. A perfect play on words, led by ERT’s artist-in-residence Emma Garness. The Beverley Heard saw ten local artists paint by hand a collection of cow statues inspired by their own personal artwork, shared on the Art & Ert facebook group which was created during lockdown. The finished designs were then installed in locations around Beverley including cafes, shop windows, and at ERT. Listeners of the audio trail can try to spot all 10 cows as they follow the map around Beverley. And the painted cows will be auctioned on 15th May after the evening show of The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Emma Garness said: ‘“I really appreciate the commitment and creativity of the artists in painting a beautiful ‘Herd of Art’. A special thank you goes to the shops that gave up their valuable window space for these unique cows. The imagination, talent and humour from all the creatives involved within the trail will not disappoint.”

For more information on the Time Travellers’ Theatre Trail and how to download it, visit:


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