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  • Snooker - China Open 2017 Qualifiers

    Date: Tue 24 — Fri 27 Jan
    Venue: GUILD HALL

    Preston Guild Hall are proud to welcome World Snooker back to Preston for the China Open Qualifiers. Come and watch the players battle it out in the qualifiers to place in the final 64. These final 64 players will then head to the main tournament, staged in Beijing, to compete for the iconic golden trophy. Tickets to these qualifiers are just £5 per session. Please visit www.worldsnooker.com for the...

  • Forbidden Nights

    Date: Wed 25 Jan
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    A classy new all male variety show with full theatre production and explosive choreography as seen on Britain’s Got Talent and TOWIE. FORBIDDEN are skilled and professionally trained performers, hand-picked from around the UK with charisma, undeniable talent, sparkling personalities and honed physiques in equal measure. They can sing, they can dance and they are VERY easy on the eye! Featuring a vocalist,...

  • Brass at the Guild 2017 & British Open Youth at the Guild

    Date: Sun 29 Jan
    Venue: GENERAL

    The competitions will include five sections plus The British Open Youth at the Guild Festival and will take place together with Brass at the Guild 2016 in the Guild Hall and Charter Theatre. In addition to the prizes in the Championship Section bands will have the opportunity to qualify for the Spring Festival Senior Trophy competition, although this does not apply to bands who have pre-qualified. A total of...

  • Tea Dance 31.01.17

    Date: Tue 31 Jan
    Venue: GENERAL

    Join us for a wonderful afternoon with live music provided by our organist Chris Hopkins (Direct from the Blackpool Tower Ballroom). Featuring mixed ballroom and sequence dancing. Refreshments...

  • Blaze Lounge

    Date: Wed 1 Feb
    Venue: The Harris

    Come and hear music created and performed by some of the North West's best up-and-coming musicians. Doors Open 7pm. Performances commence at 7.30pm A Bottle Bar will be available on the evening where you can purchase both hot and cold...

  • Broadway Bonanza

    Date: Sat 4 Feb
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    A cabaret of acts from a variety of Broadway musicals. Kidz 4 Kidz is a voluntary run community group, who give all their ticket sale profits to local children's charities or a local child in need. 2017 will be their 16th year performing at the Charter Theatre and this year they are raising awareness of childhood cancer and honouring a special 5 year old girl, named Kiera, who has been bravely fighting this...

  • Introducing Fest

    Date: Sat 4 Feb
    Venue: LiVe

    The Capital, Satyr Play, 1.21 Gigawatts, The Lost Chord & many more! “Come see what we’re all about!” Saturday 4th February 2017 – Only £4.00 per ticket! We’ve been busy booking up acts and announcing shows, so we thought you would like a treat! INTRODUCING FEST! Introducing you to our brand new music venue, showcasing the best of North West Talent, and showing you exactly what our venue can...

  • 2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Monday

    Date: Mon 6 Feb
    Venue: GUILD HALL

    2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Monday Evening session. (opening session) The tournament will feature 32 players from a unique ranking list which runs from the start of the current season until the German Masters. The top 32 on that list will be eligible to compete in Preston for the £100,000 top prize. Neil Robertson, Sean Murphy, Stuart Bingham, John Higgins and Judd Trump are currently among the top...

  • 2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Tuesday Aft

    Date: Tue 7 Feb
    Venue: GUILD HALL

    2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Tuesday Afternoon session. The tournament will feature 32 players from a unique ranking list which runs from the start of the current season until the German Masters. The top 32 on that list will be eligible to compete in Preston for the £100,000 top prize. Neil Robertson, Sean Murphy, Stuart Bingham, John Higgins and Judd Trump are currently among the top names inside that...

  • 2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Tuesday Eve

    Date: Tue 7 Feb
    Venue: GUILD HALL

    2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Tuesday Evening session. The tournament will feature 32 players from a unique ranking list which runs from the start of the current season until the German Masters. The top 32 on that list will be eligible to compete in Preston for the £100,000 top prize. Neil Robertson, Sean Murphy, Stuart Bingham, John Higgins and Judd Trump are currently among the top names inside that...

  • Reduced Shakespeare Company Presents

    Date: Tue 7 Feb
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Reduced Shakespeare Company and Seabright Productions present William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) By Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor Acclaimed stars of the West End stage, the Reduced Shakespeare Company, are back with another barnstormingly irreverent and breathtakingly hilarious celebration of our cultural heritage – as seen through the eyes of three Americans wearing trainers. In a...

  • 2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Wednesday Aft

    Date: Wed 8 Feb
    Venue: GUILD HALL

    2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Wednesday Afternoon session. The tournament will feature 32 players from a unique ranking list which runs from the start of the current season until the German Masters. The top 32 on that list will be eligible to compete in Preston for the £100,000 top prize. Neil Robertson, Sean Murphy, Stuart Bingham, John Higgins and Judd Trump are currently among the top names inside...

  • 2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Wednesday Eve

    Date: Wed 8 Feb
    Venue: GUILD HALL

    2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Wednesday Evening session. The tournament will feature 32 players from a unique ranking list which runs from the start of the current season until the German Masters. The top 32 on that list will be eligible to compete in Preston for the £100,000 top prize. Neil Robertson, Sean Murphy, Stuart Bingham, John Higgins and Judd Trump are currently among the top names inside that...

  • Mike Smith's Ginger Tunes Quartet

    Date: Wed 8 Feb
    Venue: The Harris

    A contemporary soul/jazz group from the North West, comprising of Mike Smith (sax/keys), JJ Rio (bass), Tom Stichbury (guitar) and Jake Woodward (drums). They will be playing tunes from their latest album ‘Mersey, Mersey, Mersey’, that celebrates the city that has given them and so many others a life in music, and captures the defiant humour and artistic mischief distinctive of Merseyside. Doors Open 7pm....

  • 2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Thursday Aft

    Date: Thu 9 Feb
    Venue: GUILD HALL

    2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Thursday Aftternoon session. The tournament will feature 32 players from a unique ranking list which runs from the start of the current season until the German Masters. The top 32 on that list will be eligible to compete in Preston for the £100,000 top prize. Neil Robertson, Sean Murphy, Stuart Bingham, John Higgins and Judd Trump are currently among the top names inside...

  • Highfield Priory School present Wizard of Oz

    Date: Thu 9 Feb
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Highfield Priory School is proud to present L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz, adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller. Children from the age of four to eleven join together to tell the story of Dorothy and friends through drama, song and dance as they go on a magical journey in the Land of Oz. This promises to be a wonderful evening of entertainment as Highfield’s talented young children show their hearts,...

  • 2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Thursday Eve

    Date: Thu 9 Feb
    Venue: GUILD HALL

    2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Thursday Evening session. The tournament will feature 32 players from a unique ranking list which runs from the start of the current season until the German Masters. The top 32 on that list will be eligible to compete in Preston for the £100,000 top prize. Neil Robertson, Sean Murphy, Stuart Bingham, John Higgins and Judd Trump are currently among the top names inside that...

  • 2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Friday Aft

    Date: Fri 10 Feb
    Venue: Grand Hall

    2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Friday Afternoon session. The tournament will feature 32 players from a unique ranking list which runs from the start of the current season until the German Masters. The top 32 on that list will be eligible to compete in Preston for the £100,000 top prize. Neil Robertson, Sean Murphy, Stuart Bingham, John Higgins and Judd Trump are currently among the top names inside that...

  • 2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Friday Eve

    Date: Fri 10 Feb
    Venue: Grand Hall

    2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Friday Evening session. The tournament will feature 32 players from a unique ranking list which runs from the start of the current season until the German Masters. The top 32 on that list will be eligible to compete in Preston for the £100,000 top prize. Neil Robertson, Sean Murphy, Stuart Bingham, John Higgins and Judd Trump are currently among the top names inside that top...

  • 2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Saturday Eve

    Date: Sat 11 Feb
    Venue: Grand Hall

    2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Saturday Evening session. The tournament will feature 32 players from a unique ranking list which runs from the start of the current season until the German Masters. The top 32 on that list will be eligible to compete in Preston for the £100,000 top prize. Neil Robertson, Sean Murphy, Stuart Bingham, John Higgins and Judd Trump are currently among the top names inside that...

  • Bye Bye Baby

    Date: Sat 11 Feb
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Bye Bye Baby The story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Back by popular demand, following a fantastic performance in 2016, Bye Bye Baby takes you back in time on a musical journey through the career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, whose songs graced such films as The Deer Hunter, Dirty Dancing and Grease. From their early beginning in the 1950s, when Frankie first joined the group, this show...

  • 2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Sunday Afternoon

    Date: Sun 12 Feb
    Venue: Grand Hall

    2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Sunday Afternoon session. (Final, part 1) The tournament will feature 32 players from a unique ranking list which runs from the start of the current season until the German Masters. The top 32 on that list will be eligible to compete in Preston for the £100,000 top prize. Neil Robertson, Sean Murphy, Stuart Bingham, John Higgins and Judd Trump are currently among the top...

  • 2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Sunday Evening

    Date: Sun 12 Feb
    Venue: Grand Hall

    2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Sunday Evening session. (FINAL) The tournament will feature 32 players from a unique ranking list which runs from the start of the current season until the German Masters. The top 32 on that list will be eligible to compete in Preston for the £100,000 top prize. Neil Robertson, Sean Murphy, Stuart Bingham, John Higgins and Judd Trump are currently among the top names inside...

  • Wacky World

    Date: Tue 14 — Thu 16 Feb
    Venue: GUILD HALL

    Here at Wacky World we are all about FUN. Being the UK's biggest indoor inflatable activity event is a hard task. It's all about going over the top, every inch of space is used to create a whole host of inflatable madness. From wipe-outs to assault courses, bouncy castles to arcade dance machines. Over 3000 sqft at Preston Guild Hall will be jam packed with over 20 fantastic activities + the UK's leading...

  • Price of My Pig

    Date: Wed 15 Feb
    Venue: The Harris

    A “high octane ceilidh band” performing Irish, English and European folk tunes in an exciting blend with rhythms from disco, reggae, funk, afrobeat, ska and more, played by some of the North West’s finest. ‘POMP’ is destined to make people smile with its driving beats and memorable melodies. Doors Open 7pm. Performances commence at 7.30pm A Bottle Bar will be available on the evening where you can...

  • Tempest Tossed

    Date: Wed 15 — Thu 16 Feb
    Venue: Lancaster Suite

    TEMPEST TOSSED is a sixty-minute, mostly modern language, radical reimagining of what is generally regarded as Shakespeare’s last solo-scripted play. It is the farcical story of Francis Fortune who, with an accomplice, has made a synthetic replica of his daughter. As a storm rages, Fortune’s biological daughter arrives at his lighthouse home. Meanwhile, her replica ensnares the business partner who betrayed...

  • Chris & Pui

    Date: Thu 16 Feb
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    CBeebies’ favourite double act is coming to Preston! See Chris & Pui from ‘Show Me Show Me’ in their very own stage how with the toys & characters from their hit TV programme. Incy Wincy, Twinkle, Old MacDonald, Humpty, Granny Humpty and many more of your favourite Chris & Pui characters will be dropping in along with the toys – Tom, Momo, Teddington, Stuffy and Miss Mouse. Bring your character...

  • Viennese Strauss Gala

    Date: Fri 17 Feb
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Now in its 15th year, and back in the UK by popular demand, with a sparkling new anniversary production. World on Stage bring you A Viennese Strauss Gala but now a new production of this ever popular Show. Recreating the romance of the Viennese Festive season, reminding you of a bygone age of glamorous soirees and Strauss waltzes. The Show features highlights from some of the great Operettas of the Strauss...

  • Comedy at the Guild 17.02.17

    Date: Fri 17 Feb
    Venue: Lancaster Suite

    Our monthly comedy nights are now established as a great way to see the hottest new stars without paying the big price tags! Featuring three different comedians and an MC each month, you’re in for plenty of laughs and a great night out! This month's line up: MC: Barry Dodds Self-confessed comedy geek, Barry took to the comedy stage at the tender age of 21 and soon had audiences eating out of the palm of his...

  • Low Steppa & DJ Zinc

    Date: Fri 17 Feb
    Venue: LiVe

    LiVe - Venue.are proud to announce one of THE pioneers of the D&B scene and now so much more DJ Zinc & Low Steppa. Full Lineup: DJ Zinc Low Steppa - CITY SESSIONS DJ's....

  • Al Murray

    Date: Sat 18 Feb
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Publican. Politician. Other thing beginning with P. Philosopher, yeah, that. The nation’s critically acclaimed bar-based-braveheart, Al Murray - The Pub Landlord embarks on a common sense campaign to re-Great Britain in his brand new show. We live in troubling times. Europe. The NHS. Whatever the hell is going on in the Middle East. The gathering storm of fortnightly bin collections? Who knows where it will all...

  • Brendan Cole 2017

    Date: Sat 18 Feb
    Venue: Grand Hall

    “Lavish costume changes and superb choreography performed with panache” Catherine Françoise Onstage A brand new show for 2017, Brendan hosts another spectacular production featuring his guest dancers, a new leading lady and a 14 piece band and singers live on stage. Stunning lighting, amazing special effects and superb choreography. It’s going be a party! Don’t miss it. “At the centre of it all is...

  • Rory Bremner - Partly Political

    Date: Mon 20 Feb
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Britain’s best-known satirical impressionist is back! With Trump, Boris and Brexit fresh in the memory, Rory’s on a mission to make sense (and nonsense) of it all. (Good luck with THAT.) He will be joined by special surprise guests: some politicians, some comedians. Come and work out which is which! Best known for the political satire show Bremner, Bird and Fortune which was, for nearly twenty years a...

  • Tea Dance 21.02.17

    Date: Tue 21 Feb
    Venue: GENERAL

    Join us for a wonderful afternoon with live music provided by our organist Chris Hopkins (Direct from the Blackpool Tower Ballroom). Featuring mixed ballroom and sequence dancing. Refreshments...

  • Professor Robert Winston - Modifying Humans: Where Does Genetics Stop

    Date: Tue 21 Feb
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    History shows that humans are obsessed with their genes. Does the sequencing of the human genome really herald a new opportunity for medicine or is there a darker side that we ignore? IVF treatments now mean we can treat apparently hopeless sterility, help 65 year-olds to conceive, store eggs and embryos in the deep freeze for several hundred years, and screen embryos for serious genetic disorders before a...

  • Dance Diva 2017

    Date: Wed 22 Feb
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Our Lady's Catholic High School presents Dance Diva 2017 . "Dance through the Decades". The pupils will be tracking the major events in history from the beginning of the twentieth century and showing their influence on dance styles. From the Charleston to the latest dance crazes of 2017, this will be an excellent evening of entertainment....

  • One Voice Community Choir

    Date: Wed 22 Feb
    Venue: The Harris

    One Voice Community Choir takes contemporary Gospel music to another level with its unique blend of voices and harmonies in the beautiful setting of the Grade 1 listed Harris. Doors Open 7pm. Performances commence at 7.30pm A Bottle Bar will be available on the evening where you can purchase both hot and cold...

  • Jamie Raven

    Date: Fri 24 Feb
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Jamie Raven burst onto an unsuspecting world during the 2015 series of Britain’s Got Talent. His magic amazed audiences and even made Simon Cowell exclaim, “I now finally believe in magic!” Jamie has been perfecting his craft over the past 11 years working as a magician around the world and his ambition was always to take it to a wider audience and BGT finally gave him that chance. His online videos from...

  • An Audience with Allan Beswick

    Date: Fri 24 Feb
    Venue: Lancaster Suite

    BBC north-west’s late night phone in presenter [formerly of RED ROSE RADIO] brings his one-man show to the Preston Guild Hall for the first time. Witty, acerbic, argumentative and occasionally just down right rude, he’ll chat about life, the Universe and the world of wireless. After more than thirty years of ‘beating his gums’ for money every day, he has one or two things to say. With a reputation for...

  • Rule The World

    Date: Sat 25 Feb
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Rule The World has been recognised as the number one Take That tribute act in the world and they are bringing their show to Preston. Just like the real deal the band will be performing as a three piece on . Over the years they have received rave reviews from many people including TV personality Ricky Tomlinson, Denise Van Outen... and even Jason Orange's mum and Gary Barlow himself who tweeted the band to say he...

  • INHEAVEN

    Date: Sat 25 Feb
    Venue: LiVe

    Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. We cannot issue refunds to under 16s who are not accompanied by an...

  • Seriously Dead

    Date: Sun 26 Feb
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    A BRAND NEW MUSICAL COMEDY PLAY SERIOUSLY DEAD STARRING CRISSY ROCK (Benidorm and I’m A Celebrity) FRAZER HINES (Emmerdale and Doctor Who) BILLY PEARCE – LEAH BELL - PAUL DUNN One ordinary day in the quiet little town of Olwinskirk a chain of extraordinary events began to take place bringing the lives of Betty, Albert, Billy and the local undertaker, Tristan de Winter to an uncomfortable...

  • North West Songwriters (1)

    Date: Wed 1 Mar
    Venue: The Harris

    LIVE AT THE HARRIS MUSEUM LIC presents: North West Songwriter Showcase (Part One): Headline Act: SWEET DEALS ON SURGERY (Acoustic Set) Manchester-based noise-pop scuzz punks, with a sour family history and an underground dislike for Elvis Costello. They don't take themselves too seriously. Make no mistake tough, their songs are well crafted, melodic, instantly catchy noise pop, with structures that veer a little...

  • Someone Like You

    Date: Thu 2 Mar
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Touring UK theatres for the very first time, Someone Like You is an immaculate celebration of one of our generation’s finest singer-songwriters. Hand-picked by Adele herself on Graham Norton’s BBC ADELE Special, the outstanding Katie Markham has the show-stopping voice and captivating charisma to deliver all your favourite Adele hits in an enthralling concert performance. The show faithfully recreates the...

  • Stand By Me

    Date: Fri 3 Mar
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    STAND BY ME - A CELEBRATION OF BEN E KING & THE DRIFTERS Stand By Me is the phenomenal musical history of one of the biggest selling bands of all time. The icons, challenges, controversy and conflicts, told through anecdotes of former members on screen, sit alongside the vast succession of more than 50 hits over the last six decades, including Under the Boardwalk, Saturday Night at the Movies, Up on the Roof, On...

  • Ultimate Earth Wind & Fire

    Date: Fri 3 Mar
    Venue: Grand Hall

    This 12 piece band based in London have collectively recorded or performed with some of the biggest names in the music world. from Queen, Lionel Ritchie and Robbie Williams to Cliff Richard, The Bee Gees, Chaka Khan and Kyle Minouge. They have created the ultimate tribute to EW&F with a line up of Bass, Drums ,Guitar, two Keyboards, Percussion, a four piece Horn section and two incredible Singers to recreate the...

  • Arrival: The Hits of ABBA

    Date: Sun 5 Mar
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Over four decades after Swedish pop legends ABBA swept to stardom, their music remains as popular as ever and the magic of the era is being brought to stages across the country courtesy of ARRIVAL – the international, multi award-winning show that has sold out in over 20 different countries worldwide since 1995. This high energy show features the vast catalogue of hits loved by many generations including...

  • Big Country

    Date: Sun 5 Mar
    Venue: LiVe

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  • Ruby Wax - Frazzled

    Date: Mon 6 Mar
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Lakin McCarthy presents A GUIDE TO MINDFULNESS A forum for discussion Ruby Wax is a much loved US born comedian, actor and writer, along with being the ‘it girl’ of mental health campaigning. She has a Master’s degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University. This event is a follow up to her sell out touring show, and best-selling book, ‘Sane New World’, which helps us...

  • White Lies

    Date: Mon 6 Mar
    Venue: LiVe

    Due to overwhelming public demand, White Lies have announced a headline UK tour next year. PRAISE FOR NEW ALBUM ‘FRIENDS’ 'UNAPOLOGETIC GRANDIOSITY!' **** Q Magazine 'White Lies are back with brilliant new record Friends.' Daily Mirror “Frontman Harry McVeigh seems to have found a new lease of life.” Independent 'The buoyant tunes prove that White Lies can still challenge the Killers for massive...

  • "Gangsta Granny"

    Date: Wed 8 — Sun 12 Mar
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own...

  • Tipitina

    Date: Wed 8 Mar
    Venue: The Harris

    LIVE AT THE HARRIS MUSEUM New Orleans good-time blues, barrelhouse, gospel and rhythm & blues, the voice of Debbie Jones and the piano of Justin Randall. ‘Where did this suddenly come from?’ you ask. The prosaic reply is Preston, Lancs, but the real answer is New Orleans and a few other hot spots along the way; from juke joints and dance halls, warm nights and windy streets, good times remembered and a few...

  • Lee Scratch Perry

    Date: Mon 13 Mar
    Venue: LiVe

    LiVe_PGH by arangemnet with Primary Talent International welcomes the maestro of dub reggae - Lee "Scratch" Perry! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8cXSqB5j0M Regarded with awe throughout the music world, Perry holds status as one of the most enduring and original reggae producers. From his early days in the 1960s as a singer and engineer for Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One in Kingston, through his...

  • Tea With Oscar Wilde

    Date: Wed 15 Mar
    Venue: Lancaster Suite

    A chat show with a difference! Join ‘Oscar Wilde’ as he interviews leading celebrities of the Victorian era, recounts a story or two and invites his audience to get "Caught in the Act"! Brought to you by Don't Go Into The Cellar! Theatre Company - the British Empire's finest practitioners of top-notch Victorian...

  • The Swing Commanders

    Date: Wed 15 Mar
    Venue: The Harris

    LIVE AT THE HARRIS MUSEUM The Swing Commanders are a stunningly vibrant and versatile group that performs an exciting mix of 1940s classics, boogie-woogie, western swing, 50’s jump jazz and more! "If it swings, they can, and will play it! Doors Open 7pm. Performances commence at 7.30pm A Bottle Bar will be available on the evening where you can purchase both hot and cold...

  • You Win Again

    Date: Thu 16 Mar
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Following its West End Debut at the Leicester Square Theatre, You Win Again – The Story of The Bee Gees will be embarking on its first ever nationwide tour. Immerse yourself into the brother’s hits through the Sixties, Seventies & Eighties, topped off with a glittering array of iconic artists they wrote for, such as Diana Ross, Celine Dion & Dionne Warwick. This spectacular production tells the incredible...

  • Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers

    Date: Fri 17 Mar
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Bay City Rollers icon Les McKeown is at it again! What’s that you say?? Les is back on tour, bringing his fantastic show to Preston!! The tour promises to be a unique voyage back to the 1970s, when Les and his Legendary band ruled the world’s pop charts and The Bay City Rollers’ music became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers. Les brings back the all the thrill and excitement of Rollermania,...

  • Comedy at the Guild 17.03.17

    Date: Fri 17 Mar
    Venue: Lancaster Suite

    Our monthly comedy nights are now established as a great way to see the hottest new stars without paying the big price tags! Featuring three different comedians and an MC each month, you’re in for plenty of laughs and a great night out! This month's line up: MC: Bryan Lacey Although still a relatively new to the world of comedy, Bryan is a strong act and an excellent MC for any gig. He’s firmly...

  • Back To Broadway

    Date: Sun 19 Mar
    Venue: Charter Theatre

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  • David Starkey - Henry VIII

    Date: Mon 20 Mar
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Henry VIII is the only king whose shape you remember. He bestrides our history like a colossus and the decisions he took still reverberate today. The Reformation is the first Brexit; his ministers devised the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty and his tumultuous personal life pitted religion against politics as brutally as in our own age of Isis. In this lecture David Starkey draws on his unique knowledge of...

  • Halfway to Paradise

    Date: Tue 21 Mar
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Billy & his original Furys' Tornados play together once again during this electric & emotional 20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR [thanks to new technology]. 29 hits - "Last Night Was Made For Love", "Wondrous Place", Jealousy", "Halfway To Paradise"...& many more. With the sensational Colin Gold as Fury."A voice blessed by heaven" - Brian Matthew Introduced onscreen by Lisa Voice [Billy's long time partner]. "Rock 'n'...

  • North West Songwriters (2)

    Date: Wed 22 Mar
    Venue: The Harris

    LIC Presents: Ric Birtill offers a fun, quirky and alternative acoustic pop set which is guaranteed to get your feet tapping. Supported by Gideon Conn musician, songwriter, visual artist who originates from...

  • Omid Djalili:

    Date: Thu 23 Mar
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili known for his legendary stand-up performances is back on a nationwide tour! Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, his stand-up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood to television and live on the West End stage. Earning praise across the world for his performances Omid recently starred in...

  • The Circus of Horrors - The Never Ending Nightmare

    Date: Fri 24 Mar
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    The Circus of Horrors celebrates its 21st anniversary as it takes to the road with its latest incarnation “The Never-ending Nightmare”. The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre, brave & beautiful acts all woven into a Alice in Horrorland type story driven by a mainly original soundscape & performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek! Celebrity Quotes:- ‘I loved it ‘. Simon...

  • The P.A.s Part Two

    Date: Sat 25 Mar
    Venue: Guild Hall

    Following last November's runaway success, Dance Decade in association with Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre return promising, as always, bigger and better: THE P.A's PART 2. Same huge venue, with a bigger show; this time with a completely different (but just as insane) line up which promises to knock the socks off dance music enthusiasts everywhere. There will also be some special sets and...

  • Rick Astley

    Date: Mon 27 Mar
    Venue: Grand Hall

    ***SOLD OUT*** PERFORMING CLASSIC TRACKS & SONGS FROM HIS NEW ALBUM ‘50’ #RickAstleyTour Pop Icon and multi-million selling artist Rick Astley has today announced a brand new 17 date tour for March and April 2017, including Preston Guild Hall on Monday 27th March 2017. This follows what’s already been a whirlwind for year for Rick Astley; from an original run of shows in April that all sold out...

  • Tea Dance 28.03.17

    Date: Tue 28 Mar
    Venue: GENERAL

    Join us for a wonderful afternoon with live music provided by our organist Chris Hopkins (Direct from the Blackpool Tower Ballroom). Featuring mixed ballroom and sequence dancing. Refreshments...

  • Preston Musical Comedy Society

    Date: Wed 29 Mar
    Venue: The Harris

    Preston Musical Comedy Society continues to be one of the most highly regarded companies in the North West. In recent years they have won more NODA awards than any other group in the region and continue to present top quality music for the people of Preston. Doors Open 7pm. Performances commence at 7.30pm A Bottle Bar will be available on the evening where you can purchase both hot and cold...

  • Fylde Under C

    Date: Wed 29 — Thu 30 Mar
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Blackpool, 1966. The height of the cold war - and local amateur spy Kenny Cole is convinced there is a Soviet spy in his hometown. In his search to find the spy Kenny encounters mods, rockers, factory girls, Communists and Conservatives. But just who is the real Soviet spy? A brand new musical featuring songs from the...

  • The Future Stars Tour

    Date: Sat 1 Apr
    Venue: Charter Theatre

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  • Evil Blizzard & special guests

    Date: Sat 1 Apr
    Venue: LiVe

    “Are you evil ?” 6 MASKS, A SINGING DRUMMER AND 4 BASSISTS.... THE END!!! Evil Blizzard are truly an enigma. Four Bass players, a singing drummer, and an array of rubber masks that will give both children and adults sleepless nights for days on end. They are the most ingenious and charis-matic live experience on the music scene today! With both Public Image LTD, and Killing Joke both personally asking...

  • Showtime

    Date: Sun 2 Apr
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Come and enjoy Carlova Dance Studios’ dance extravaganza, featuring an array of styles from Ballet to Bhangra and Tap to Tango. Our dancers are aged from 2 years and up, including adults and even a few dads! They will show you their talents and techniques with a performance to get your toes tapping. With a splash of musical theatre, a few chart toppers and more blasts from the past than you can shake your tail...

  • You've Got A Friend

    Date: Mon 3 Apr
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Maple Tree Entertainment presents a brand new theatre concert experience celebrating two of the World’s greatest songwriters of all time - James Taylor and Carole King. A powerful musical journey intertwining all the hits including ‘I Feel The Earth Move’, ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’, ‘How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)’, ‘Fire & Rain’, ‘You Make Me Feel (Like A Natural Woman)’ and...

  • Lloyd Cole

    Date: Mon 3 Apr
    Venue: LiVe

    Lloyd Cole (born 31 January 1961) is an English singer and songwriter, known for his role as lead singer of Lloyd Cole and the Commotions from 1984 to 1989, and for his subsequent solo work. Cole is on tour frequently, and now brings his high energy Duo set to PRESTON for an all seated evening of Lloyd Cole songbooks. Playing and presenting rock songs from his past career remodeled as simple folk songs. He...

  • Hysteria

    Date: Wed 5 — Thu 6 Apr
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    London Classic Theatre presents THE OLIVIER AWARD WINNING COMEDY HYSTERIA BY TERRY JOHNSON Directed by Michael Cabot Designed by James Perkins Lighting by Andy Grange “A custard pie of comic brilliance” Time Out 1938. Hampstead, London. Sigmund Freud has fled Nazi-occupied Austria and settled in leafy Swiss Cottage. The ageing Freud intends to spend his last days in peaceful contemplation...

  • The ELO Experience

    Date: Fri 7 Apr
    Venue: Grand Hall

    Back Into The Blue Tour - 2017 Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Out Of The Blue Album Release in 1977 The legacy left by Jeff Lynne & The Electric Light Orchestra barely needs any introduction – suffice to say that between 1972 and 1986 they achieved more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet! '10538 Overture', 'Evil Woman', 'Living Thing', 'Diary of Horace Wimp', Don't Bring me...

  • Count Arthur Strong brings you… ‘The Sound of Mucus’

    Date: Fri 7 Apr
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Count Arthur Strong brings you… ‘The Sound of Mucus’ Using stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember. Uniquely recreating the salient and poignant moments for your enjoyment. Plus something else. Don’t miss this amazing event. ‘Just get’s funnier and funnier’ - The Guardian ‘…left me light...

  • The Amazing Bubble Man

    Date: Sat 8 Apr
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he has sold out there for the last ten years. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised. From square bubbles, fog and...

  • Hot 8 Brass Band

    Date: Sun 9 Apr
    Venue: LiVe

    After their sell out tour last year, HOT 8 BRASS BAND are now touring larger venues! We are over the moon we are able to bring them to Preston! Transcending genres and trends, Hot 8 have performed and collaborated with a wide range of artists, from Lauryn Hill to Mos Def to the Blind Boys of Alabama, and were nominated for a Grammy in 2013 for their second album ‘The Life and Times Of…’. 2015’s acclaimed...

  • Seven Drunken Nights

    Date: Thu 13 Apr
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Seven Drunken Nights brings to life the music of Ireland's favorite sons - 'The Dubliners'. Telling the story of a career spanning 50 years and evoking the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Jim McCann, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan, this hugely talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group to life. A show that will have you singing and clapping along to such...

  • Alice in Wonderland

    Date: Sat 15 Apr
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Be prepared to take a whirlwind trip around Wonderland and let your mind wander on this wonderful voyage of mayhem and madness. Gaze in amazement as Alice has tea with the Mad Hatter and avoids losing her head to the Queen of Hearts. A fast-paced, highly entertaining Easter pantomime featuring pop songs, magic, puppets and your favourite wonderland...

  • Back To the 80's Live

    Date: Sat 15 Apr
    Venue: Grand Hall

    A night of 80’s pop hits! Katrina (from Katrina and the Waves), Paul Young, Sonia, Tight Fit, Nathan More (from Brother Beyond), Hazell Dean and Kelly Wilde – all live on...

  • Joseph 2017

    Date: Tue 18 — Sat 22 Apr
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    LYRICS BY TIM RICE MUSIC BY ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER ‘THE BEST OF TIM RICE AND ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S MUSICALS’ THE EVENING NEWS BRILLIANT! IT EXPLODES LIKE GLITTERING FIREWORKS! SUNDAY TIMES Starring X Factor winner, Joe McElderry. Bill Kenwright’s ‘Amazing’, ’Superb’, ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family...

  • The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes

    Date: Wed 19 Apr
    Venue: Lancaster Suite

    Acclaimed actor Jonathan Goodwin plays the great sleuth in The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes. The show features the great detective recounting highlights of his crime-busting career. It also includes autobiographical snippets concerning his life and times, the adversaries he has faced and mysteries he has solved. The show is an affectionate one-man homage to the world’s greatest detective that...

  • Comedy at the Guild 21.04.17

    Date: Fri 21 Apr
    Venue: Lancaster Suite

    Our monthly comedy nights are now established as a great way to see the hottest new stars without paying the big price tags! Featuring three different comedians and an MC each month, you’re in for plenty of laughs and a great night out! This month's line up: MC: David Ward Much loved regular on BBC3’s We Are Klang, and finalist on ITV4 FHM Stand Up Hero, David is loved for his intelligent wit and sharp...

  • Tea Dance 25.04.17

    Date: Tue 25 Apr
    Venue: GENERAL

    Join us for a wonderful afternoon with live music provided by our organist Chris Hopkins (Direct from the Blackpool Tower Ballroom). Featuring mixed ballroom and sequence dancing. Refreshments...

  • Encore Dance Tour 2017

    Date: Tue 25 Apr
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Encore Dance Company is a diverse, touring, UK-based company, showcasing a variety of genres of dance including classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, commercial dance and more. It specializes in presenting skilful, well-rounded, young dancers, performing in a multitude of versatile styles. Encore Dance Company under the direction of Antony Dowson (former Royal Ballet Principal), has been created to allow young...

  • R.L.P.O. series 16-17 (Apr)

    Date: Wed 26 Apr
    Venue: Grand Hall

    Beethoven Overture, Coriolan Berlioz Harold in Italy Mendelssohn Symphony No.4 ‘Italian’ Rossini Overture, William Tell Andrew Manze conductor Lawrence Power viola Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Lord Byron’s narrative poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage is about a maverick, an outcast, a revolutionary. But bring him together with Hector Berlioz, and the result is the...

  • Boycott & Aggers

    Date: Thu 27 Apr
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    “The Lennon & McCartney of cricket broadcasting” Wisden Following their first run of hugely popular events, the extraordinary odd couple return again in 2017 by popular demand to enthrall, dazzle and entertain. The show will be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of ‘Sir’ Geoffrey’s hundredth 100 with their brand new show. Geoffrey will be sharing some unseen footage from the BBC archives and some rare...

  • Billy Joel Songbook

    Date: Fri 28 Apr
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Following on from his highly-acclaimed reunion concerts in the USA with Billy Joel’s original touring band, Elio Pace delivers this sensational tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel. Featuring the massive hits, Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life as well as fan favourites such as Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to...

  • Priscilla Queen of the Desert

    Date: Wed 3 — Sat 6 May
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heart-warming Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Based on the Oscar® award-winning film, Priscilla tells the story of Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up...

  • King of Pop 2017

    Date: Thu 4 May
    Venue: Grand Hall

    This incredible production stars the world’s leading MJ tribute artist Navi who is joined by Michael Jackson’s iconic guitarist – Jennifer Batten. Jennifer was Michael’s "right-hand woman" on three sell-out world tours. She was initially hand-picked to play on the Bad Tour but Michael was so impressed that she joined him on the road for the next 10 years, playing on his Dangerous and History tours...

  • Bowie Experience

    Date: Sat 6 May
    Venue: Grand Hall

    “Utterly, Utterly Brilliant” - Newcastle Chronicle “An Absolute Delight. Superb” - The Western Gazette Bowie Experience is a spectacular concert featuring all of David Bowie’s hits - celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon. An unforgettable journey of sound and vision through David Bowie’s golden years from Space Oddity through to Let's Dance.. Bowie Experience is the world’s...

  • The Scarecrows' Wedding

    Date: Tue 9 May
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo DIRECT FROM THE WEST END Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay invite you to . . . The best wedding ever, the best wedding yet, The wedding that no one will ever forget. Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay are excellent scarecrows (they scare a lot of crows). Harry loves Betty, and Betty loves Harry, so they decide to get...

  • Kate Rusby

    Date: Wed 10 May
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    ‘Everybody loves and respects Kate Rusby, not just for her lovely voice, but for the way she has moved folk forward while remaining true to tradition…’ Sunday Times “ …. exquisite interpretations of traditional material from the pocket sized folk singer with the heartbreakingly tremulous voice and bawdy Yorkshire wit” Daily Telegraph Of all the stars in Folk Music’s wondrous firmament...

  • Bringing On Back The 60's

    Date: Fri 12 May
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    The hottest ticket in town has just arrived at your theatre. BRINGING ON BACK THE 60’S STARRING THE NEW AMEN CORNER with very special guest’s 60’s icon’s MIKE PENDER ORIGINAL VOICE OF THE SEARCHERS who’s hit include,Needles and Pins, When You Walk In The Room,Sweets For My Sweet, Sugar And Spice. MIKE d’ABO FORMER LEAD SINGER WITH MANFRED MANN performing such classics as, Ragamuffin Man, Ha Ha Said The...

  • The Magic of Dance

    Date: Sat 13 — Sun 14 May
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Mavis Berry and Helen Allen School of Dance presents The Magic of Dance Mavis Berry and Helen Allen School of Dance is based in Leyland Lancashire. Children and adults will be performing from age three to twenty three, many of the student teachers will also be performing alongside the children. Numbers include Cinderella from the latest Disney film, songs from Matilda the Musical, The Sound of Music,...

  • The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar with Preston Opera Orchestra

    Date: Thu 18 — Sat 20 May
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Packed full with glorious tunes!! Plus lots of Romance! Plus lots of Comedy! The Merry Widow has inherited a vast amount of wealth—most of the wealth of her strange country, Pontevedro. Her Ambassador in Paris hits on the idea of an arranged marriage with the most eligible bachelor in her country. The difficult journey to the altar gives Lehar the opportunity to compose some of the finest melodies in the...

  • Tea Dance 23.05.17

    Date: Tue 23 May
    Venue: GENERAL

    Join us for a wonderful afternoon with live music provided by our organist Chris Hopkins (Direct from the Blackpool Tower Ballroom). Featuring mixed ballroom and sequence dancing. Refreshments...

  • Snakecharmer

    Date: Wed 24 May
    Venue: LiVe

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  • Murder By Gas Light

    Date: Thu 25 May
    Venue: Lancaster Suite

    Murder by Gaslight is a ghoulish audience with two of most infamous poisoners in British history - William Palmer and Harvey Crippen. We invite you to encounter these murderous men of medicine as the diabolical doctors regale you with their case histories, and invite you to judge for yourselves whether they were in fact, guilty as charged! Brought to you by Don't Go Into The Cellar! Theatre - the British...

  • The Cavern Beatles

    Date: Fri 26 May
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    The Cavern Beatles is the only Beatles band fully endorsed and licensed by the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool. They bring to the stage the music that has now influenced 3 generations. Be prepared to enjoy all the hits of the Fab Four in a 2 hour show that is completely live with breath-taking attention to detail, even extending to the use of exact reproduction of 1960’s instruments. All of the equipment seen on...

  • Comedy at the Guild 26.05.17

    Date: Fri 26 May
    Venue: Lancaster Suite

    Our monthly comedy nights are now established as a great way to see the hottest new stars without paying the big price tags! Featuring three different comedians and an MC each month, you’re in for plenty of laughs and a great night out! Line up to be...

  • R.L.P.O. series 16-17 (May)

    Date: Sat 27 May
    Venue: Grand Hall

    Tchaikovsky The Seasons: April, May, June, July, August (orchestrated by Sergei Abir) Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.3 Smetana Má Vlast: Vltava, Šárka, Blaník Vasily Petrenko conductor Simon Trpčeski piano Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra They’ve been called the “dream team” and when Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra come together with Macedonian...

  • First Hippo on the Moon

    Date: Tue 30 May
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    From Number One bestselling children’s author David Walliams comes an explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3 ...2 ...1 ...BLAST OFF! David Walliams has taken the literary world by storm and his brilliantly funny stories are adored by children the world over! He has achieved unprecedented critical acclaim and...

  • YolanDa Brown: Reggae Love Songs

    Date: Wed 31 May
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Double MOBO Award Winning Saxophonist YolanDa Brown is back on the road with her own show after her second tour with Billy Ocean. Widely regarded as the emerging “voice” of mainstream Jazz in the UK. She is one of the most exciting, in-demand live performers. Yamaha artist YolanDa Brown’s Debut Album, “April Showers May Flowers” peaked at No1 on the iTunes and Amazon Jazz Charts. She has toured...

  • The Searchers

    Date: Thu 8 Jun
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    John McNally Frank Allen Spencer James Scott Ottaway The Searchers remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry. There is no doubt that the decade that gave us The Beatles...

  • Dave Spikey

    Date: Fri 9 Jun
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Dave had been working in the NHS for 19 years as a Biomedical Scientist when in 1987 someone uttered the immortal words, “You’re really funny, you should be a comedian” and for some reason, he took them seriously!! Only a few short months later he was crowned the winner of the national talent show “Stairway to the Stars”. Larry Grayson, one of the judges, told him that it was a close run thing on the...

  • Phil Rudd (former AC/DC)

    Date: Sun 18 Jun
    Venue: LiVe

    PHIL RUDD ‘ THE VERY DEFINITION OF ROCK DRUMMING’ Modern Drummer Malcolm Young co-founder of AC/DC describes Phil Rudd as “ the real deal” Drumming peers from Kenny Aronoff (drummer for John Mellencamp) describes him as “the rock drummer” to Eric Singer of Kiss singing Phil Rudd’s praises “ the heart and soul of AC/DC.” The Australian drummer played in several Melbourne bands,...

  • Women for Life on Earth

    Date: Thu 22 Jun
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Women for life on earth: the inevitability of ecofeminism. When Welsh women turned up at the RAF base at Greenham Common in 1981, they were carrying a banner that read ‘Women for Life on Earth’. Theirs was direct action, born of gut reaction, virtually innocent of theoretical framework. Feminists can be found wherever the planet and our fellow earthlings are in trouble. They shepherd stranded cetaceans back...

  • The Grand Masters of Darts 2017

    Date: Fri 23 Jun
    Venue: Grand Hall Darts

    The largest gathering of darts legendary players hits the Preston Guild Hall on Friday 23rd June. Holding 17 World Championship titles between them and having featured in over 30 World Finals these Grand Masters of Darts will battle it out for the coveted title. To add some additional glamour to the evening our legends will be joined by Sky walk-on-girls Daniella & Charlotte. The backbone of any successful...

  • Comedy at the Guild 23.06.17

    Date: Fri 23 Jun
    Venue: Lancaster Suite

    Our monthly comedy nights are now established as a great way to see the hottest new stars without paying the big price tags! Featuring three different comedians and an MC each month, you’re in for plenty of laughs and a great night out! Line up to be...

  • The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Who Runs The World!

    Date: Thu 29 Jun
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    It just couldn’t be more fabulous! It’s the show everyone talks about. Hotter....sexier....funnier than ever – the country’s number one touring cabaret show – The Lady Boys of Bangkok return to the UK with a lavish new production - WHO RUNS THE WORLD! Elections and referendums may come and go, but in the stakes for the best party night out in town, there’s no doubt where the popular vote goes. WHO...

  • Sir Ranulph Fiennes

    Date: Tue 11 Jul
    Venue: Charter Theatre

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  • Rhythm of the Dance

    Date: Thu 3 Aug
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    This incredible live show creates a new era in Irish entertainment! Featuring world champion dancers, a traditional Irish band, and the handsome Young Irish Tenors, an array of the most talented, gifted cast who keep audiences wowed all over the world. The show continues to evolve thanks to the constant striving for perfection by its producer, “Rhythm of the Dance” celebrates a renewed vigour in Irish...

  • Dick & Dom Live

    Date: Fri 18 Aug
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    The legends of Children’s TV, Dick and Dom are about to be unleashed on a theatre near you! Touring the UK in a show that promises to get the whole family on their feet, the performance will be full of madcap challenges and audience participation games that will guarantee to have you in stitches. This is a show you won’t want to miss! The BAFTA winning stars of such memorable shows as Diddy TV,...

  • From The Jam

    Date: Fri 18 Aug
    Venue: LiVe

    LiVe venue & Preston Guild Hall proudly present: FROM THE JAM With original members Bruce Foxton & Russel Hastings! Featuring original Members of THE JAM, Bruce Foxton & Russel Hastings, From The Jam are a tour de force not to be missed. Russel Hastings has been working with Bruce Foxton since 2006 when Russell and Rick Buckler were touring with The Gift which was formed in 2004. Russell has been the only...

  • The Dreamboys

    Date: Wed 30 Aug
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    The Dreamboys are back and hotter than ever with a brand new Show and UK Tour for 2017. The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK's top Male Strip Show, perfect for a girls night out with all your friends. Their showcase is unquestionably the most famous Male Stripper act the UK has ever produced. With special guest appearances on some of the UK's biggest TV shows such as The X Factor, Britain's Got...

  • Let's Hang On

    Date: Thu 21 Sep
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    This award-winning production, endorsed by Frankie Valli himself, celebrates the music of one of popular music’s most successful bands of all time. Featuring an anthology of classic hits including Grease, December 1963 (Oh What a Night!), Sherry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Beggin’, Walk Like A Man, Big Girls Don’t Cry, and many more, climaxing with a spectacular finale of, of course, Let’s Hang...

  • Madama Butterfly

    Date: Sun 24 Sep
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    The Russian State Opera Presents Madame Butterfly – one of the most colourful & exotic operas Music by Giacomo Puccini Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles “Russian State Opera enjoyed a well-deserved standing ovation”  Daily Post Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians No opera can match the tragedy and sorrow of...

  • G4 - Live In Concert

    Date: Mon 25 Sep
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Featuring exciting new songs from their brand-new album - G4 Love Songs released on 3rd February 2017! Due to the overwhelming demand for G4, the multi-platinum selling vocal harmony group will be back on the road in 2017 with special guests and their trademark harmonies that wow audiences wherever they go. Having reformed in 2014 they have continued to transport their loyal following right back to the moment...

  • The Illegal Eagles 2017

    Date: Thu 19 Oct
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Often acclaimed as the World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute, The Illegal Eagles return to the stage in 2017, this time celebrating their own incredible 20 years of UK & international touring! This seasoned group of talented musicians are true Eagles fans at heart. Their impressive mastery of the Eagles distinctive sound has made them one of the most sought after shows of their kind in the world. For their...

  • Greg Davies - You Magnificent Beast

    Date: Fri 10 — Sat 11 Nov
    Venue: Grand Hall

    Greg Davies, BAFTA nominated star of Cuckoo, Man Down, The Inbetweeners and Taskmaster, is back with his first stand up show in four years. Join “undoubtedly one of the kingpins of British comedy” (Evening Standard) on his biggest ever tour. Come witness the magnificent beast that is Greg Davies. “One of this country’s best comedians” The...

  • The Nutcracker

    Date: Mon 13 Nov
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    The Russian State Ballet and Opera House Presents The Nutcracker –A timeless classic of festive season. Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians ‘Visually it was stunning and a feast for the eyes. Thoroughly enjoyable.’ ★★★★ Michael Hasted – Stage Talk Magazine Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back with the vibrant, breath-taking and enchanting...

  • Milton Jones is Out There

    Date: Thu 16 Nov
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Milton Jones is Out There. No, really out there and this time he hasn't just forgotten his keys. He's holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it, which means its probably just a window. In his brand new show he'll be putting his foot down and lifting the lid on the pedal bin of lies of the media (which doesn't include this press release obviously). He will also be scaling the heights...

  • Jon Richardson: Old Man

    Date: Sat 18 Nov
    Venue: Grand Hall

    The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions. Since his last show he has become a husband and father, seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of Donald Trump, all of which leaves him asking one question, why does it seem that no one else alive can correctly load...

  • Aladdin

    Date: Thu 7 Dec — Wed 3 Jan
    Venue: Charter Theatre

    Phil Walker returns for our 2017 Pantomime Aladdin. FULL CAST soon to be announced!...

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