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BBC Radio 3 takes up residence at Hull Truck Theatre for a three-day festival of ground-breaking world music.

Reflecting on the city’s rich folk and roots heritage, the festival will feature a series of live concerts that highlight the musicianship of both hull-based and international artists.

Featuring Eliza Carthy & Friends, the evening will be inspired by Hull’s Waterson Family, celebrating the legacy of Waterson:Carthy through contemporary alternative folk music.

Eliza Carthy leads the band in contemporary alternative folk music inspired by the legacy of Hull’s Waterson family, and featuring some of the finest young singers on the English folk scene, plus percussion and electronics, introduced by Kathryn Tickell.

In addition, there will be a chance to be part of the Radio 3 family as some of the station’s best known programmes come to the city.

Book 3 shows and get the cheapest one free. Offer is not bookable online – please contact the Hull Truck Box Office on 01482 323638 or visit Hull Truck Theatre.


Free Thinking (Recorded at Hull Truck Theatre Thursday 6th April 18:00, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Thursday 6th April 22:00 – 22:45)

Island city mentality or gateway to the world? Hull-based crime writer and former journalist David Mark and playwright Esther Wilson join Matthew Sweet for a discussion recorded in front of an audience at Hull Truck Theatre, debating Hull’s links with the wider world, and what residents can learn from another port city which has been City of Culture – Liverpool.

Tickets to the recording are available free from BBC Studio Audiences: www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours


Hull Truck Theatre
50 Ferensway
01482 323638


If you have purchased a ticket for an event/activity at this venue through hull2017.co.uk, please do not contact the venue direct with enquiries for that purchase as they will be unable to help.

Venue Access

  • Accessible Toilets
  • Baby Changing
  • Blue-Badge Parking
  • Hearing Loop
  • Level Access
  • Wheelchair Access

Opening times

Monday 10am - 5.30pm (or 30 mins prior to show time)
Tuesday 10am - 5.30pm (or 30 mins prior to show time)
Wednesday 10am - 5.30pm (or 30 mins prior to show time)
Thursday 10am - 5.30pm (or 30 mins prior to show time)
Friday 10am - 5.30pm (or 30 mins prior to show time)
Saturday 10am - 5.30pm (or 30 mins prior to show time)
Sunday Closed (or from 1 hour prior to show time)