Simon Yates
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    27 Nov

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    The Old Courts
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    Doors open

On the remote Siula Grande in Peru in June 1985, mountaineer Simon Yates found himself in a desperatelyunenviable position. He was slowly being pulled off the mountain face by his injured partner, Joe Simpson,dangling on the rope 50 metres below. His decision to cut the rope saved both their lives in the epic of survivalthat followed and with the publication of the book ‘Touching The Void’, later film and stage play, both climbersbecame household names.

It was an experience that could have put many off the sport of mountaineering – but not Simon. Over 35 yearslater, he is still a very active exploratory climber and guide, making several expeditions to the mountains eachyear. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, Alaska to Central Asia there is hardly a significant range that he has notvisited.

Come along and witness Simon’s tireless journey from that mountain in Peru to some of the remotest on theplanet and share with him the drama, excitement and beauty of modern, lightweight alpinism. Told with wit, dryhumour and lavishly illustrated with images and film collected on his great climbs.“Simon is a totally engaging speaker, who both entertains and inspires.”

Doors 19:00
Performance Starts 19:30

Reserved  Seating – Seats are selected at the time of booking and reserved for you at the event.


  • The Theatre is accessible from street level via a flight of stairs.
  • Wheelchair users can access our Theatre using our Supertrak wheelchair stair lift.
  • There is an accessible toilet on this level.
  • The Theatre bar area is accessible for wheelchair users.
  • There is no lift in our building.
  • Blue badge holders are entitled to park on the single yellow line on Crawford Street during its times of operation for up to 3 hours without charge.
  • Performance Time: 7:30pm

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