Welcome to the Net Curtains Variety Show web page

Net Curtains was devised and introduced by Mal Scott and John Oliphant to help combat loneliness and isolation in adults in Hull and the surrounding area, by providing regular free variety shows in locations that provide comfortable and accessible surroundings.


Now well into our second year as a charitable community enterprise, we are now casting the Net Curtains Variety Show further afield, after a very welcome injection of funding from Councillor Stephen Brady, Hull City Council leader.


We bring the BEST of regional stage talent to performances near you - Music, Film, Comedy, Theatre, Chat, Spoken Word etc. etc..


Here are a few of our regular artists: Elvis G, Casey Adam and Les Nicol.



Bring a companion who you think will enjoy some cracking alternative entertainment, bring a group of friends or just bring yourself for a break and a personal welcome - it's entirely up to you. Food and drink are available at all of our venues.



Following on from a meeting with local councillors in the Guildhall and a generous offer of help from Steve Brady, Net Curtains is pleased to announce that we are now able to continue our good work, adding new venues for our shows each week. In March, we visited the Endike Community Centre, Cecil Gardens and Thornton Village Hall, Walker Street for the first time. The reception that our artists got at all the venues was very encouraging, so we will be back!


In May, we returned to Redwood Glades and Endike Community Centre and we also added two new venues: Bean & Nothingness in Whitefriargate and Plug In Hull, the community hub in Story Street. Please see below for addresses, times and dates.


All enquiries: please email info@netcurtains.org.uk




An appreciative audience at Plug-in on Thursday 30th May welcomed Net Curtains regulars John Cox, Richard Harries, Ali Bullivent and Norah Hanson.  Many thanks to them for their fine perfomances and to the Plug-in team for their hospitality.

Our shows


Here's our timetable of events coming to a location near you in May - August 2019. Please contact us if you need help with transport.

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