TWO Eastleigh theatres are due to welcome back audiences for a new season following the pandemic.

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, The Point theatre in Eastleigh says it has been adapting its work for outdoor, restricted and socially distanced performances.

Now though, following the temporary closure of its sister theatre due to the pandemic, The Berry Theatre in Hedge End, both are set to welcome back audiences for what is being billed as a "vibrant and inspiring" autumn season.

Tickets are now on sale for the events at the theatres which include comedy, dance, family events, workshops and classes to theatre, music and film.

Dance and theatre highlights at The Point include an exciting preview of Theatre Re’s Bluebelle on October 21, and Frozen Light presents 2065 on October 6 and 7.

Meanwhile, for those looking for laugh, stand-up Mark Thomas will visit on September 24, Ed Byrne will attend on October 22 and Jess Robinson will be at the theatre on December 9.

The New Scummy Mummies Show will take place on September 30 and the two leading ladies of Desert Island Flicks will make an appearance on November 11.

Children's events include a visit from CBeebies’ star Nick Cope November 13 and a WILD! day of fun on October 9 including aerial adventure Tarzanna; and Christmas ballet The Nutcracker.

Meanwhile, The Berry Theatre is said to have the "perfect family festive treat" in the form of Slot Machine Theatre and Norden Farm’s stage adaptation of Nick Butterworth's Percy the Park Keeper book One Snowy Night from December 10 to December 30.

As well as this, other events include Not Lady Chatterley’s Lover on October2, a laughter-filled parody of the classic D.H. Lawrence novel and Crimes in Egypt on October 23, a romp inspired by Christie, Coward and Wodehouse.

Charlotte Hall, Creative Director at the venues, said: “This Autumn is such a feast of much needed fun and excitement following all of the challenge of recent times. Our team cannot wait to welcome our audiences back to our buildings and continue to do everything possible to keep our visitors feeling relaxed and safe during their visit.

“We have no doubt that our audiences will spring back in action to support us once more and we cannot wait to share some fantastic experiences with everyone again.”