The Midnight Gang Screening

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The Midnight Gang

Don’t miss your chance to walk the red carpet and to enjoy a free screening of BBC One’s The Midnight Gang before anyone else.

The Midnight Gang is adapted from the bestseller by popular children’s author David Walliams and isn’t broadcast until Christmas. It tells the story of a young boy called Tom who finds himself in hospital after being hit on the head by a cricket ball. On the children’s ward he discovers the Midnight Gang, a secret group of children who go on midnight adventures in the hospital making dreams come true.

David Walliams appears in The Midnight Gang as the headmaster. He is joined by Alan Davies as the scary porter, Haydn Gwynne as the kid-hating matron and Amit Shah as the slightly nervous Dr Luppers, while Tom is played by Oliver Zetterstrom. The Midnight Gang is made by King Bert Productions.

As well as a sneak peek of The Midnight Gang, families will also be able to walk the red carpet and pose for photos with famous props from some of the BBC’s biggest shows - so don’t forget your camera!

Advance screenings of The Midnight Gang are taking place in Newcastle, Sheffield, Bradford, Birmingham, Liverpool, Salford, Norwich, Lincoln and York

**Please note while all screenings are indoors (either in a building or our pop-up cinema) the red carpet is outdoors - so please wrap up warm!**

Tickets are free and will be allocated via random draw with 80% of tickets going to local postcodes* and 20% to the rest of the UK.

You can register for tickets at any time until 12 noon on Monday 3 December.

You can apply for a maximum of four tickets and should you be successful, you will only receive tickets for one screening.

Tickets are strictly non-transferable. Photographic proof of ID must be shown by all over 18s. If you cannot provide this proof you will be refused entry. If your photo ID does not match the name on the ticket you will not be admitted. 

Please take a look at our FAQ to see what type of photo ID is acceptable.

Admission to these screenings is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that as not everyone who asks for tickets uses them, to make sure we have a full house we send out more tickets than there are places. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people so please arrive early.


All information is correct at time of publication.

*see details below for each venue's local postcodes

Saturday15 December12.30pm
  • Central Station, Newcastle
  • Local postcodes: NE1, NE2, NE3, NE4, NE5, NE6, NE7, NE8, NE9, NE10, NE11, NE12, NE13, NE14, NE15, NE16, NE17, NE18, NE19, NE20, NE21, NE22, NE23, NE24, NE25, NE26, NE27, NE28, NE29, NE30, NE31, NE32, NE33, NE34, NE35,NE36, NE37, NE38, NE39, NE40, NE41, NE42, NE43, NE44, NE45, NE46, NE47, NE48, NE49, NE61, NE62, NE63, NE64, NE65, NE66, NE67, NE68, NE69, NE70, NE71, NE82, NE83, NE85, NE88, NE92, NE98, NE99

  • Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
  • No age restrictions
  • Maximum of 4 tickets per request
Sunday16 December3.30pm
  • Tudor Square, Sheffield
  • Local postcodes: S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8, S9, S10, S11 S12, S13, S14, S17, S18, S20, S21, S25, S26, S32, S33, S35, S36, S40, S41, S42, S43, S44, S45, S49, S60, S61, S62, S63, S64, S65, S66, S70, S71, S72, S73, S74, S75, S80, S81, S96, S97, S98

  • Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
  • No age restrictions
  • Maximum of 4 tickets per request
Monday17 December4.30pm
  • City Park, Bradford
  • Local postcodes: BD1, BD2, BD3, BD4, BD5, BD6, BD7, BD8, BD9, BD10, BD11, BD12, BD13, BD14, BD15, BD16, BD17, BD18, BD19, BD20, BD21, BD22, BD23, BD24, BD97, BD98, BD99

  • Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
  • No age restrictions
  • Maximum of 4 tickets per request
Tuesday18 December4.15pm
  • Birmingham Town Hall
  • Local postcodes: B1 - B21, B23 - B38, B40, B42 - B50, B60 - B80, B90 - B99, DE12, CV9, CV10, CV7, WR11, WR7, WR9, DY10, DY9, DY2, DY4, WS10, WS9, WS14, WS13

  • Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
  • No age restrictions
  • Maximum of 4 tickets per request
Wednesday19 December4.15pm
  • Williamson Square, Liverpool
  • Local postcodes: L1 - L40, L67 - L75, L80, PR8, PR4, PR26, PR7, WN8, WA11, WA10, WA9, WA8, CH45, CH44, CH42, CH62, CH65

  • Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
  • No age restrictions
  • Maximum of 4 tickets per request
Thursday20 December4.15pm
  • HD4, MediaCityUK, Salford
  • Local postcodes: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7, M8, M9, M10, M11, M12, M13, M14, M15, M16, M17, M18, M19, 20, M21, M22, M23, M24, M25, M26, M27, M28, M29, M30, M31, M32, M33, M34, M35, M38, M40, M41, M43, M44, M45, M46, M50, M60

  • Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
  • No age restrictions
  • Maximum of 4 tickets per request
Friday21 December3.45pm
  • Cinema City, Norwich
  • Local postcodes: NR1 - NR35, NR99, PE31, PE32, PE37, IP25, IP24, IP22, IP20, IP19, IP16

  • Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
  • No age restrictions
  • Maximum of 4 tickets per request
Saturday22 December1.30pm
  • Waterside Centre, Lincoln
  • Local postcodes: LN1 - LN13, DN23, DN37, DN38, DN20, DN21, DN22, NG23, NG24, NG32, NG34, PE20, PE22, PE23, PE24

  • Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
  • No age restrictions
  • Maximum of 4 tickets per request
Sunday23 December10.45am
  • City Screen, York
  • Local postcodes: YO1, YO7, YO8, YO10,YO11, Y012, YO13, YO14, YO15, YO16, YO17, YO18, YO19, YO21, YO22, YO23, YO24, YO25, YO26, YO30, YO31, YO32, YO41, YO42, YO43, YO51, YO60, YO61, YO62, YO90, YO91

  • Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
  • No age restrictions
  • Maximum of 4 tickets per request
Venue

Central Station, Newcastle

Nevil Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5DL

Tudor Square, Sheffield

Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 2LA

City Park, Bradford

Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1HY

View venue's website

Birmingham Town Hall

Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3DQ

Williamson Square, Liverpool

Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 1EL

HD4, MediaCityUK, Salford

Broadway, Salford, M50 2NT

Getting there

By Car

Unfortunately the BBC cannot offer parking facilities at this venue but audiences can find ample parking in the Lowry car park.

MediaCityUK can be found from the M60 ring road on to the M602 exiting at junction 3 sign posted Salford Quays/Trafford Park. From the roundabout follow signs for Salford Quays turning right onto Broadway at the first set of Traffic lights. 

By Bus

City Connect 50, 245

By Train

The closest train station to MediaCityUK is Salford Crescent train station, which is approximately a 10 minute journey by taxi.

By Tube

By Metrolink: There is a Metrolink Station within walking distance of the MediaCity Studios. Do check the operating times for MediaCityUK station. If it is running, MediaCityUK is the nearest station. If not, the nearest station is Broadway on the Piccadilly-Eccles line. From Broadway station, walk towards the Pie Factory, down Broadway, and the studio is next to the Holiday Inn.

Disabled Access

There is wheelchair access at this venue but no induction loop. Refreshments are available at various outlets on site. A short 10 minute walk away is the Lowry Outlet Mall where there are numerous shops and places to eat and drink. There isn't a cloakroom at this venue.

Cinema City, Norwich

27 St Andrews Street, Norwich, NR2 4AD

View venue's website

City Screen, York

13-17 Coney Street, York, YO1 9QL