Hazel Findlay Lecture Tour - 'The Walls Within' - Sept 2023

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‘Rock-Star’ Climber Hazel Findlay Tours The Walls Within Stage Talk

One of the world’s finest climbers in second UK theatre talk tour

Hazel Findlay is, quite simply, one of the world’s best climbers. Six-time British Junior Champion, Hazel left competitive climbing, at the age of just 16, to focus on rock climbing. Hazel went on to become the first British woman to climb one of the hardest grades in climbing, as well as free-climb Yosemite’s El Capitan four times.

In a follow up to her 2019 theatre tour, The Climb Within, Hazel is now set to undertake her second theatre tour, The Walls Within, heading to 12 theatres across the country this September, presented by Speakers from the Edge.

Fascinated by the mental challenges of climbing, every bit as much as the physical challenges, Hazel often focuses on the psychology of what drives her through the internal battles she’s faced in her career and how she’s overcome them; fear of failure, imposter syndrome, distraction and motivation. In The Walls Within, Hazel delves into these universal commonalities we all face in our lives, using stories from her most difficult ascents and wild expeditions, such as her recent climbing adventures in Greenland with, arguably the most famous climber on the planet, Alex Honnold, to talk about the psychological ‘walls within’

The Walls Within is touring 12 theatres in September 2023 - for further details, visit


  • Sat 2 Sept SALE Waterside Arts Centre 0161 912 5616
  • Sun 3 Sept BUXTON Pavilion Arts Centre 01298 72190
  • Mon 4 Sept LEEDS Carriageworks Theatre 0113 376 0318
  • Thurs 7 Sept NEWCASTLE Gosforth Civic Theatre 0191 284 3700
  • Fri 8 Sept PENRITH Rheged Centre 01768 868000
  • Sat 9 Sept SHREWSBURY Theatre Severn 01743 281281
  • Mon 18 Sept EXETER Barnfield Theatre 01392 726363
  • Tues 19 Sept BRECON Theatr Brycheiniog 01874 611622
  • Wed 20 Sept BRISTOL Redgrave Theatre 0117 315 7602
  • Fri 22 Sept ANDOVER The Lights 01264 368368
  • Sat 23 Sept GUILDFORD Electric Theatre 01483 501200
  • Wed 27 Sept CAERNARFON Galeri Caernarfon 01268 685222

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In reply to Speakers from the Edge:

Interesting that there is no scottish venue... The organisers (Speakers from the edge) usually use Stirling as a location? 

In reply to Garethza:

Hi, we did try for Scottish venues but, unfortunately, Hazel was working to a very tight timescale (even the week between dates was due to other plans) and the only dates our partner venues there could do, didn't fit the timescale. Sorry about that, we love bringing our shows up to Scotland... gives us a great excuse to be there!

 Iamgregp 17 Aug 2023
In reply to Speakers from the Edge:

Any plans for a date in London?  I know venues are pricy here, but I'm sure that lots of us Londoners would love to go!

In reply to Iamgregp:

No, sorry... we have tried London venues before and they just don't work for us, unfortunately. The nearest we usually get now is Guildford, Radlett, Horsham or Tunbridge Wells, all of which are a short fast train out of London

 Iamgregp 18 Aug 2023
In reply to Speakers from the Edge:

No worries, that’s a shame but I appreciate you taking the time to reply.

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