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May 2019

The New Jersey Boys

Fri 24th May 7:30 pm

The New Jersey Boys – a musical tribute to the West End stage show. If you are a fan of the West End show The Jersey Boys then don’t miss the chance to see where it all began with the…

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Cher – Turn Back Time

Sat 25th May 7:30 pm

A stunning tribute to the music of one of the greatest performers and singers of our time.Featuring highly acclaimed vocalist Micki Consiglio who delivers a powerhouse and uncanny performance as Cher. Backed by world-class musicians, backing singers and plenty of theatrics,…

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One Man, Two Guvnors – Postponed

Wed 29th May 7:30 pm ~ Sat 1st June 7:30 pm

This show has been postponed to Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th September 2019. All tickets booked are still valid for the new dates. For refunds or to change your tickets to the replacement show, please contact the Booking…

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Wed 29th May 7:30 pm ~ Sat 1st June 7:30 pm

Mistaken identity, scandal, romance and a handbag! Oscar Wilde’s sensational and lavish tale of witty comedy is brought to life at Blackburn Empire Theatre. Bachelors and best friends Jack and Algernon create alter egos to escape their tiresome lives. However…

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June 2019

Diva Mix

Sun 2nd June 2:00 pm

Using music of the most influential girl band in the world, Diva Mix brings a show like no other. This family show takes their audience on a journey through some of the greatest Little Mix hits from Wings, to Black…

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June Monday Club Variety

Mon 3rd June 2:00 pm

The ever popular Monday Club Variety Matinee Show - Great entertainment at an affordable price. Michael Berry – Compère and vocalistColin Hilton – Musical DirectorJim Scaife – DrumsMadeleine and Kyle – Male and female harmony duoJoyce Kearton – Lovely local singerWill Barrow –…

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Rock & Roll Dreams Come True – Meat Loaf the Show

Fri 7th June 7:30 pm

“Rock’n’Roll Dreams came True" is a powerhouse performance about the life of the iconic legend Meat Loaf and the music of the maestro Jim Steinman, the man behind the musical masterpieces. Lee Brady dominates the stage with all of Meat…

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Shades of Orbison & Guests

Sat 8th June 7:30 pm

Shades Of Orbison are a live music trio celebrating the life and music of the iconic rock-balladeer... 'The Big O' Roy Orbison. Taking you on a journey through the decades of a true one-off. Featuring all the hits... Oh Pretty Woman, Crying,…

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The Drowsy Chaperone

Wed 12th June 7:30 pm ~ Sat 15th June 7:30 pm

Blackburn Gilbert and Sullivan Society proudly presents: The Drowsy Chaperone When wealthy widow Mrs. Tottendale hosts the wedding of the year, she gets a lot more than a write-up in the society pages: Janet Van de Graaff, glittering starlet of…

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Dance Fusion 2019 – Bernese

Fri 21st June 7:00 pm ~ Sat 22nd June 7:00 pm

Bringing you a variety of showstopping performances, the pupils from Bernese Theatre Dance & Drama present Dance Fusion 2019. Guaranteed to entertain everyone of all ages, you will not be disappointed by the talent displayed. 

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Katrina’s Dance Academy presents KDA Rewind

Fri 28th June 7:00 pm ~ Sat 29th June 7:00 pm

Katrina’s Dance Academy presents KDA Rewind!  Join us to celebrate 15 years of Katrina’s Dance Academy, as dance & drama pupils rewind time and journey through the best of KDA. Highlights from all time favourite shows including, Chicago, Wicked, Annie,…

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Pure Bassey

Sun 30th June 7:30 pm

Pure Bassey is a smash hit theatre production that is widely accepted as the foremost tribute show in the world to Dame Shirley Bassey. The award winning Miss Julia Martin, who was recently voted by the Agents Association as the UK’s No1 Shirley…

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July 2019

July Monday Club Variety

Mon 1st July 2:00 pm

The ever popular Monday Club Variety Matinee Show - Great entertainment at an affordable price. Forces celebration show. Michael Berry – Compère and vocalistColin Hilton – Musical DirectorJim Scaife – DrumsPoppy Holiday – Super vocalistBilly Bedlam – Welcome return to this amazing…

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AGE UK present ‘Singing in the Rain’

Thu 4th July 2:00 pm

DDA Blackburn with Darwen Dementia Action Alliance is delighted to invite you to a FREE Dementia Friendly Film Screening of Singing in the Rain. These relaxed screenings are open to all but are particularly suitable for people living with dementia and their…

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Fri 5th July 7:30 pm ~ Sat 6th July 7:30 pm

The Dance Factory presents their annual Showcase - Raising funds for The Bureau Centre of the Arts With excerpts from The Musical ‘OLIVER’ and ‘CHICAGO’- An evening of entertainment for all with stunning performances delivered by exceptionally talented students from…

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BCHS Presents Into the Woods

Wed 10th July 1:30 pm ~ 7:00 pm

Blackburn Central High School Presents Into The Woods Jr.  Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sonheim.  Book by James Lapine.   School bookings only for the Matinee performance. Please contact 01254 68550 Monday - Saturday 10am - 12:30pm.

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The Killaz UK

Sat 13th July 7:30 pm

Bringing a completely new way to experience the Killers, The Killaz UK are the ultimate tribute to the live shows of the Killers. By using absolutely no pre-recorded backing tracks, The Killaz UK can interact with crowds in a completely…

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Martin Daniels Comedy & Magic Show

Fri 19th July 7:30 pm

GIZGIG are proud to present THE MARTIN DANIELS COMEDY & MAGIC SHOW starring Comedian and Magician MARTIN DANIELS. Martin is a spectacular stage and screen performer, captivating audiences with his uproarious sense of humour, charming personality and consummate magical skill.…

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PQA Presents High School Musical Jr.

Sun 21st July 7:30 pm

The Pauline Quirke Academy Preston is proud to present High School Musical Jr.  It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes all find their cliques. Basketball team captain and resident jock,…

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Summer Academy – Musicals Week

Mon 29th July 9:30 am

The Musical Theatre Week 29 July – 2 August 2019. West End And Broadway Musical.  With a heavy emphasis on teaching musical theatre skills and performance from the musical theatre world. This workshop is also for those who would like to work…

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August 2019

Summer Academy – Movie Week

Mon 5th August 9:30 am

Film School and Movie Making Week 5 – 9 August 2019. Film premiere on Friday night (15 Minutes).  Whether behind the camera as a director, writer and camera person or in front of the camera as an actor, dancer and singer you will…

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August Monday Club Variety

Mon 5th August 2:00 pm

The ever popular Monday Club Variety Matinee Show - Great entertainment at an affordable price. Michael Berry – Compère and vocalistColin Hilton – Musical DirectorJim Scaife – DrumsBob Lawrence. Very funny manJeff Lee – Great vocalistPeter Kaziura – The man with the accordionHafren Jones – Lovely…

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Elvis Remembered

Sat 10th August 7:30 pm

Elvis remembered takes you through the career of the King of Rock n Roll, Elvis Presley from the hits of the 50s n 60s to the concert shows of the 70s. Paul Molloy and The Memphis band bringing you a…

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Summer Academy – Panto Week

Mon 12th August 9:30 am

Summer Pantomime 12 – 16 August 2019. Dick Whittington.  Your opportunity to star in a fully produced pantomime (Performance) on the Friday night. Scripted by Pendle Productions own Artistic Director you will be taught all the skills you require to take part…

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The Wagon Wheels & Support

Sat 17th August 7:30 pm

The Wagon Wheels are six-piece band from the North of England with a steady loyal fan base. Their mature sound lies somewhere between a hint of Nashville blues with upbeat present-day swirling guitars and electronic samples that creates a foot…

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Summer Academy – Dance Week

Mon 19th August 9:30 am

Dance Week 19 – 24 August 2019. The Youth Dance Company’s Dance Week.  This exciting new company aims to create and perform innovative and influential youth dance, and hopes to draw together some of the brightest young talent from across the region…

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Steamy Windows

Sat 31st August 7:30 pm

Julia Martin presents  ‘Steamy Windows’ a tribute to the undisputed Queen of Rock’ Miss Tina Turner. This high energy production is one of Julia’s longest running tribute shows, performed around the world, with standing ovations and repeat bookings on every occasion. From its…

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September 2019

September Monday Club Variety

Mon 2nd September 2:00 pm

The ever popular Monday Club Variety Matinee Show - Great entertainment at an affordable price. With our very special guest - Jimmy Cricket – The one and only! "Come closer!" Michael Berry - Compère and vocalistColin Hilton - Musical DirectorJim Scaife -…

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Opera Boys

Fri 6th September 7:30 pm

The boys are back with a brand new show full of opera, classical, west end and crossover as well as their unique, unrivalled on-stage banter. Combining 4 big voices with 4 big personalities The Opera Boys deliver a fabulous show…

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The History Of Queen starring Magic

Sat 7th September 7:30 pm

From “Seven Seas of Rhye” to “Made in Heaven” Magic will take you on a musical journey through the History of Queen. Freddie Mercury and Queen produced many hit records throughout their career and Magic give you a show covering…

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An Evening of Mediumship

Thu 12th September 7:30 pm

An Evening of Mediumship with Craig Morris & Gareth Lewis Come along and join together & be in the company of family, friends and loved ones from the spirit world as they not only share their presence but their messages…

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Simply Westlife

Fri 13th September 7:30 pm

Get ready for a ‘Bop Bop Baby’ with the sounds of a global boyband, as we enter a ‘World Of Our Own’ with the all new production, SIMPLY WESTLIFE - The U.K’s number 1 tribute to Westlife. The show is…

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We’ll Meet Again

Mon 16th September 2:00 pm

SPECIAL GROUP OFFER - BOOK 10 TICKETS GET ONE FREE!! DUGGIE CHAPMAN ASSOCIATES LTD PROUDLY PRESENTS WE’LL MEET AGAIN. A celebration of War Time entertainment A tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces Past, Present and Future This popular…

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AGE UK present ‘(Film TBC)’

Thu 19th September 2:00 pm

These relaxed screenings are open to all but are particularly suitable for people living with dementia and their carers. There will be an interval in the middle of the film. For more information please ring 01254 266620. Pick up your…

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Hits of Motown

Fri 20th September 7:30 pm

Both critics and fans agree that Roy G Hemming’s is a great showman and dynamic singer. Understood as the longest serving former member of legendary group, The Drifters, Roy had worked alongside founder Johnny Moore for more than 20 years.…

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BPSC – Champion of Champions

Sat 21st September 6:00 pm

BPSC is a national Pole Competition which has been running for the last 7 years and now we are back to see who will be crowned Champion Of Champions!!!! A jam packed night full of fun and talent!! A Night…

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Michael the Legacy – Cancelled

Sat 21st September 7:30 pm

This show has now been cancelled. Ticket holders will be contacted by the Booking Office, if you haven't been contacted, please call us on 01254 685500 Monday - Saturday 10am - 12:30pm or email boxoffice@blackburnempire.com 

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One Man, Two Guvnors

Wed 25th September 7:30 pm ~ Sat 28th September 7:30 pm

One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from the dad of his fiancée. But Roscoe is really…

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October 2019

The Latest Show

Fri 4th October 7:30 pm

A GIZGIG PRODUCTION - THE VARIETY SHOW WITH A DIFFERENCE GIZGIG are proud to present their latest production of THE LATEST SHOW Starring MARTIN DANIELS Comedian and Magician from TV, Theatre and Radio plus five: appearances on The Royal Variety Show.…

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Limehouse Lizzy

Sat 5th October 7:30 pm

Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. The band have also added a tribute into their show to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist (and world…

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October Monday Club Variety

Mon 7th October 2:00 pm

The ever popular Monday Club Variety Matinee Show - Great entertainment at an affordable price. Michael Berry – Compère and vocalist Colin Hilton – Musical Director Jim Scaife – DrumsBrian Sefton – Well it’s magicGeoff Hilton – Great music manDusty Young – Really top comedy man – First…

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Whitesnake UK + Total Thunder

Fri 11th October 7:30 pm

Whitesnake UK play tribute to the very best of David Coverdale's Whitesnake. From the early classic Moody/Marsden line-up to the present day USA incarnation; faithfully reproducing classic hit songs such as "Fool For Your Loving", "Is This Love" and "Here…

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Pinked Floyd

Sat 12th October 7:30 pm

A unique tribute to Pink Floyd based in North West England, Pinked Floyd have been entertaining audiences since January 2014 with an engaging audio and visual performance. An energetic show faithful to the studio and live albums of Pink Floyd.…

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Mark Anthony as Prince

Fri 18th October 7:30 pm

Mark Anthony as PRINCE Live Show hits the UK Theatre circuit in 2019 starring Mark Anthony as Prince. The Look, The Sound, you would think that Mark Anthony and his band were actually Prince and The Revolution! The show celebrates the life and…

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Right Place! Wrong Time!

Sat 19th October 7:30 pm

This play has had audiences in hysterics from the very beginning to the very surprising end.One member of the audience said “If that’s what it’s like when you get to the Pearly Gates – I can’t wait to go!!!“Right Place!…

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The Circus of Horrors

Thu 24th October 7:30 pm

The new Circus of Horrors show will be an immersive celebration of it's astounding 25 years. It will include an amazing amalgamation of acts, driven by a rock n roll sound scape, a show that will have you sat on…

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The Story of Guitar Heroes

Fri 25th October 7:30 pm

“If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show!” We all love a bit of guitar wielding in a song, it’s iconic, soulful and – oh what a beautiful instrument! The Story of Guitar Heroes is an awe-inspiring,…

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Sat 26th October 7:30 pm

‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement, but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title as they recently celebrated their 40th anniversary. Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold…

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Mick Miller – Back from Vegas

Sun 27th October 7:30 pm

In 2017, Mick Miller was offered the chance of a lifetime to perform at a major showroom in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas. The offer came from ITV and meant that he would be part of a…

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Joe Brown

Wed 30th October 7:30 pm

Rock 'n' Roll legend Joe Brown is to perform at the Blackburn Empire Theatre as part of big 60th Anniversary Tour with His Band. Truly one of the UK's best loved, enduring and most acclaimed musicians, Joe and his Bruvvers…

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November 2019

From Gold to Rio

Fri 1st November 7:30 pm

FROM GOLD TO RIO The newest and most exciting show to hit theatre land in many years. Celebrating the music of Spandau Ballet & Duran Duran, From Gold to Rio will take you on a nostalgic journey back to the…

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The Wizard of Oz

Sat 2nd November 1:00 pm

Click your heels and join Dorothy and her friends as they take a stroll down the yellow brick road in search of The Emerald City in the November half term. Will Dorothy manage to defeat the Wicked Witch of the…

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November Monday Club Variety

Mon 4th November 2:00 pm

The ever popular Monday Club Variety Matinee Show - Great entertainment at an affordable price. Line-up to be confirmed

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Roy Chubby Brown

Fri 8th November 7:30 pm

Roy Chubby Brown is back and he’s as naughty as ever. His choice of language and his politically incorrect jokes are all delivered with a cheeky grin and perfect comedy timing. His trademark flying helmet and goggles, coupled with his…

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Bon Jovi Forever

Sat 9th November 7:30 pm

BON JOVI FOREVER ‘One wild night tour 2018/19’ The only Bon Jovi tribute show you need to see!A high energy, electric packed show guaranteed to raise your hands. BJF are committed to reviving the 80/90s style show, receiving rave reviews…

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AGE UK present ‘(Film TBC)’

Wed 13th November 2:00 pm

These relaxed screenings are open to all but are particularly suitable for people living with dementia and their carers. There will be an interval in the middle of the film. For more information please ring 01254 266620. Pick up your…

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The Rod Stewart Songbook

Fri 15th November 7:30 pm

100% LIVE SHOW FEATURING PETE McCALL AS ROD STEWART WITH A 5 PIECE BAND. Pete McCall is The Rod Stewart Songbook at all venues across the UK.  The consummate professional whose vocal ability and attention to detail shine through in every…

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Sat 16th November 7:30 pm

Formed by Coldplay fans, for Coldplay fans, Coldplace are a tribute band whose quality and experience on the tribute scene are second to none. In 12 years the band have over 600 gigs under their belts across the length and…

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Aladdin – The Pantomime

Sat 30th November 2:00 pm ~ Tue 31st December 1:00 pm

Climb aboard the high-flying Magic Carpet for the Ride of a Lifetime! Fly with us this Christmas on a magical journey beyond your dreams for the Family adventure of Aladdin. Close your eyes and make a wish! Follow Aladdin, his…

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January 2020

The Bob Dylan Story

Sat 18th January 2020 7:30 pm

A stunning and definitive live concert celebration of rock music’s greatest icon. A nostalgic review of hits including Like A Rolling Stone, Mr Tambourine Man, Blowin’ In The Wind, Knocking On Heaven’s Door, All Along The Watchtower, The Times They Are…

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Celine Dion’s Vegas Years

Sun 26th January 2020 7:30 pm

Celine Dion's Vegas Years is a smash hit theatre production that is widely accepted as the foremost tribute show to Celine Dion. The award winning Miss Julia Martin, who was recently voted by the Agents Association as the UK’s No1 Celine Dion tribute,…

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Thank Abba for the Music

Fri 31st January 2020 7:30 pm

Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves! Thank ABBA For The Music is a two-hour theatre spectacular that captures all of the magic and excitement of…

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February 2020

Barry Steele & Friends – The Roy Orbison Story

Sat 1st February 2020 7:30 pm

Roy Orbison, the man with the sunglasses, who delivered some of the world’s darkest and most emotional ballads remains one of the most distinctive performers in modern music.Barry Steele has been stunning audiences with his uncanny ability to recreate the…

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The George Michael Story

Sat 22nd February 2020 7:30 pm

Welcome to The George Michael Story with live shows at venues across the UK. The only truly accurate George Michael Show. The only touring show to perform George Michael’s hits in chronological order. The George Michael Story tells in detail,…

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March 2020

Re-Take That in Concert

Fri 6th March 2020 7:30 pm

Join the UK’s favourite tribute act Re-Take That for the ultimate Take That party night with a live and fully interactive sing-a-long experience. Created by Take That fans, for Take That fans! This is the first show of its kind…

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Jimi: Are You Experienced

Sat 7th March 2020 7:30 pm

Are You Experienced? are the world’s number one tribute to legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Could anyone measure up to him? Well, when you listen to singer and guitarist John Campbell, you realise it can be done! The guitar work…

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The Counterfeit Sixties

Fri 27th March 2020 7:30 pm

Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain's No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties, with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period, from the…

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April 2020

The UK Monsters of Rock Show

Fri 24th April 2020 7:30 pm

The UK Monsters of Rock show will transport you back to the 80s heyday of classic rock, combining the feel of a rock festival with the atmosphere of a top end rock arena tour. Expect fireworks, amazing lighting and exacting…

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May 2020

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddy

Fri 29th May 2020 7:30 pm

Buddy Holly & The Crickets are brought back to life, as they looked and sounded in 1958 when they first toured the UK, by talented musicians Spencer J, JJ King, Gerry Slattery and Spencer Lingwood. Not a stage play, Spencer…

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September 2020

Adele – The Journey So Far

Sat 5th September 2020 7:30 pm

Hand picked by Adele to star in Adele At The BBC, Stacey Lee’s uncannily similar vocal timbre leaves the star Gobsmacked. Coupled with a beautifully relaxed and honest rapport with audiences worldwide, Stacey captures Adele like nobody else. Not surprising, as both were raised yards from each…

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Leather & Lace

Fri 11th September 2020 7:30 pm

“Leather & Lace” is a dynamic new live show bringing all those ‘Classic Rock Anthems’ & ‘Power Ballads’ you know and love to the stage. Presented by a 7-piece rock band featuring some of the finest musicians & singers on…

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Carpenters Experience

Sat 19th September 2020 7:30 pm

When we were young we’d listen to the radio, waiting for our favourite songs. Now they’re back again, like a long-lost friend, all the song we loved so well... The UK's leading Carpenters show, featuring the amazing voice of Maggie…

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October 2020

The Counterfeit Seventies

Sat 10th October 2020 7:30 pm

Having toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties show they now bring you their unique Seventies show from a decade of glam rock through to new wave music, and everything in between. Featuring the music of Slade, Sweet, T.Rex, The Bay…

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