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The Mersey Square, Stockport, England, SK1 1SP
  • Box office 0161 477 7779
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  • Website www.stockportplaza.co.uk
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AJ Pritchard's AJ Live 2020 UK Tour

AJ Pritchard's AJ Live 2020 UK Tour

Strictly favourite and serial semi-finalist AJ Pritchard is back out on the road in 2020 after his debut tour in 2019.

“I am so excited to be bringing ‘AJ Live 2020’ out to theatres around the UK. I have been planning this tour since I first began dancing aged 12, so you are in for a real treat and I cannot wait to share my vision with you. Earlier in 2019 I toured the UK on my own for the first time and each venue had everyone out of their seats dancing and standing ovations each night. ‘AJ Live 2020’ will be no different! I hope you can all join me for the night of your life’. AJ Pritchard.

‘AJ Live 2020’ will combine the best moments from Strictly you know and live, intertwined with new energy packed choreography for all the family, from AJ and his pick of the best new dance talent in the UK.

Mon 9 Mar

£25–£50

Andy Powell's Big Band

Sun 23 Feb

£14–£15

Andy Powell's Monday Matinee Cabaret

After the phenomenal success of his first Monday Matinee Cabaret in April, Andy returns with his very special guest, Soul singer Steve Charles, perfoming a set of Soul width: 400px; height: 205px;"/>Classics.

Marilyn Royle and keyboard extraordinaire Steve Ramsbottom will be back by popular demand also so why not come and join us as we bring you a good old fashioned variety show of Swing, Soul & Motown, 60's and singalong favourites. All for a fiver, plus we even throw in tea and biscuits!

Get your tickets early to avoid dissapointment!

 

Mon 13 Jan

£5

Ansell's Les Musicals

'ansell's Les Musicals' Live Concert Tour

A live musical concert tour.

Wed 6 May

£19.50–£62.50

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with a brand-new collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival!

The Banff Mountain Film Festival joins the world’s best adventure film-makers and explorers as they push themselves to the limits in the most remote and stunning corners of the globe. Witness epic human-powered feats, life-affirming challenges and mind-blowing cinematography – all on the big screen!

There are two shows, each with an entirely different selection of films - the red film programme (Friday 31 January) and the blue film programme (Wednesday 20 May). Double the adventure by coming to both with a two-show discount, available by calling the box office on 0161 477 7779 or online by clicking here.

An adrenaline-fuelled, not-to-be missed event with free prize giveaways that is guaranteed to ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel!

Photo Credit: Picture by Ben Tibbetts

Fri 31 Jan

£12.50–£14.50

Wed 20 May

£12.50–£14.50

Behind the Scenes Tours 2020

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Behind the Scenes Tours 2020

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Join us for our popular Behind the Scenes Tour for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport’s magnificent 1932 Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.

Many of the greatest stage and screen stars of yesteryear and the modern day have appeared in person or on the silver screen here at Stockport’s 1932 Super Cinema and Variety Theatre since its doors first opened. Here’s your chance to have a guided tour behind the scenes in this building of international significance.

Buy your tickets in advance, or simply turn up on the day.

 

Mon 27 Jan

£8

Mon 24 Feb

£8

Mon 30 Mar

£8

Mon 27 Apr

£8

Mon 25 May

£8

Mon 29 Jun

£8

Mon 27 Jul

£8

Mon 24 Aug

£8

The Billy Fury Years

Sun 19 Apr

£20–£22

Boyzlife

Boyzlife

Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy perform pop hits by their former bands.

Thu 20 Feb

£29.50–£80

By The Waters Of Liverpool

Tue 10 Mar

£20–£28

Wed 11 Mar

£20–£28

Thu 12 Mar

£20–£28

The Carpenters Story - Goodbye To Love Tour 2020

Fri 22 May

£25.50–£27.50

Chinese New Year

Mark the fresh beginning and welcome the Year of the Rat (the first in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac) at the Plaza this Chinese New Year as Jinlong Culture & Performing Arts brings a spectacular line-up of Chinese acrobatics, music and dance to Stockport!

With exciting programmes including skilled jugglers, mesmerising magic, illuminating Dragon Dance, live instruments and more, Chinese New Year Extravaganza showcases a dazzling array of performances full of colour, amazement and fun

Not forgetting the cheerful lions and the playful pandas, this family-firendly show is the perfect entertainment for all to enjoy

 

Sun 2 Feb

£14.50–£18.50

The Circus of Horrors

Mon 3 Feb

£18–£26

Circus of Horrors: The 25th Anniversary Tour

Circus Of Horrors: The 25th Anniversary Tour

Circus show featuring rock music, comedy, and more.

Mon 3 Feb

£22–£26

A Country Night in Nashville

A Country Night in Nashville

The ultimate celebration of country music.

Fri 21 Feb

£25

Crooners

Thu 5 Mar

£19.50–£20.50

The Current War

Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America: with AC current.

As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, establishing for future Titans of Industry the need to break all the rules.

Sat 25 Jan

£7–£8

Easter Pantomime: Mother Goose

Sun 12 Apr

£13–£18.50

Mon 13 Apr

£13–£18.50

Tue 14 Apr

£13–£18.50

Wed 15 Apr

£13–£18.50

Thu 16 Apr

£13–£18.50

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest …

The comic discusses whether he has any traits worthy of being inherited by his progeny.

Wed 13 May

£25

ELO AGAIN

Sat 26 Sep

£23

The Elvis Years

The Elvis Years is an outstanding musical production which brings to the stage the incredible and compelling story of the ‘king of rock and roll’ -Elvis Presley.

Join Mario Kombou (Jailhouse Rock, West End), our all-star band and our award-winning singers for an unforgettable journey through over 50 golden greats spanning over three decades –from the early Sun Records hits to the majestic Las Vegas performances, via The Jordanaires, the army years, authentic re-creations from the Hollywood movies and the stunning 68 TV special.

With nostalgic film footage, and over twelve costume changes, this glittering two-hour production features classic hits including That’s Alright Mama, Suspicious Minds, It’s Now or Never, Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, If I Can Dream and many more!

Fri 10 Jan

£22–£23

Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much

Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much

Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi discusses his 50 year career in rock'n'roll.

Tue 31 Mar

£30–£75

The Fureys

The Fureys

Irish folk legends perform timeless classics for a night of Irish music, songs and stories.

Sun 26 Apr

£22.50

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Sun 17 May

£24–£26

Gladys Knight: Midnight Train to Georgia

Gladys Knight: Midnight Train To Georgia

Tribute to Gladys Knight, featuring Hayley Ria Christian.

Sat 22 Feb

£23–£24

The Green Room: Vintage Pearls

Sun 1 Dec

£19.50

Wed 18 Dec

£19.50

Henning Wehn: Get On With It

Henning Wehn: Get On With It

Observations from the German comedian.

Fri 28 Feb

£22.50

Herman's Hermits

Herman Hermits

The Beatles may have led the British Invasion, but Herman's Hermits provided crucial covering fire. Although the only original member left is drummer Barry Whitwam, the band that gave us 'Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter' keeps up a fearsome touring schedule.

Sun 1 Mar

£24

Hits Out Of Hell

The World’s premier show in tribute to Meatloaf, featuring the Ultimate ‘Dead Ringer’ to Meatloaf Craig Halford as seen on ITV’s ‘Stars in  their eyes’ and Channel 4’s ‘The Last Leg’.   Experience all the hits from what is one of the best-selling artists of all time, culminating over 80 million album sales, a grammy award and the best rock and roll love anthems ever written.   I’D Do Anything for Love, Bat Out of Hell, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad, You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth, Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through, Paradise by the Dashboard Light, Dead Ringer for Love and many many more.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBaHtjxyEMk

 

Sat 18 Jan

£22.50

I Want That Hair

Fri 29 May

£10–£12

Ireland The Show

Sat 22 Aug

£25

Jack Dee

Jack Dee

Reportedly returning to touring after a six-year absence in order 'to spend less time with the family', expect more of the usual deliciously dry takes on life from TV rent-a-grump Dee.

Wed 27 May

£23

Jimmy Buckley

Jimmy Buckley

Classic country originals and covers by the singer from Birmingham and his band.

Thu 19 Mar

£22.50

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.

Wed 29 Apr

£29.50

Johnny McEvoy

Irish folk and country singer-songwriter.

Thu 21 May

£21

Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much …

Josh Widdicombe

The comedian and TV presenter returns.

Thu 27 Feb

£20

Judy

Judy
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 58min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rupert Goold
  • Cast: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell

A look at the later life of Judy Garland (Zellweger), as she marries her fifth husband (Wittrock) and performs a five-week run at a London nightclub. Zellweger is captivating as the deeply lonely star, struggling to keep her work commitments, adored but unhappy and wracked with guilt about being away from her children.

Fri 24 Jan

£6–£8

The Jungle Book

Mon 17 Feb

£10–£12

Lipstick On Your Collar

Fri 13 Mar

£20–£21

Living the Dream

Wed 22 Apr

£20–£27.50

Thu 23 Apr

£20–£27.50

Fri 24 Apr

£20–£27.50

Sat 25 Apr

£20–£27.50

Luther

The World’s premier show in celebration of ‘The Velvet Voice’ experience all the hits from his amazing career, culminating  over 40 million album sales and eight Grammy awards including many of the greatest dance anthems and love songs ever written, fronted by international Luther Vandross tribute Harry Cambridge and his 10 piece band   “Never Too Much”, “ Here and Now “, “Give Me the Reason”, ”I Really didn't mean it”, ” Stop to Love”, “So Amazing”, ”The Best Things in Life Are Free”, ” Always and Forever”, ” Endless Love”, ”Ain’t No stoppin’ Us Now”, “Your Secret Love”, “Shine”, “The Closer I Get To You”, “Love The One You’re With”, ”Any Love”, “Superstar”, “Until You Come Back to Me”, ”Dance with My Father” and many many more.   Luther Vandross the legend lives on. Touring All Major Theatres 2020

 

Sat 1 Feb

£23.50

The Magic of Michael Jackson

The Magic of Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson tribute.

Sat 8 Feb

£24

Metropolis

Metropolis, this iconic silent film released in 1927, and set in 2026 is a visionary look at the future of the industrial revolution. Metropolis is a beautiful and cultured utopian city ruled by an elite class and run for them by the workers who work in a bleak underground world operating the machines that keep the city above ‘alive’.

The story revolves around Maria, the voice of the workers whose dream is to find someone to mediate between the two classes, and Freder the son of the Master of Metropolis who becomes enchanted by the beautiful Maria.

Freder’s father, aware of the influence Maria has over the workers orders the scientist Rotwang to create a robot in Maria’s image so he can manipulate the workers, however the robot Maria is evil and incites the supressed masses to revolt and destroy Metropolis…

Sat 25 Jan

£7–£8

Milkshake Live: Milkshake Monkey's Musical

Milkshake Live: Milkshake Monkey's Musical

Milkshake Monkey enlists the help of his Milkshake friends to put on a dazzling show.

Sun 5 Apr

£5–£15

Neil Sands - Land Of Hope and Glory

Thu 23 Jul

£13.50–£14.50

No More Fiffing and Faffing

You’ve heard of the great double acts in history, Morecambe and Wise, Cannon and Ball, Holland and Barrett.
  Now meet Fiffin and Faffen.   Well you’ll have to be quick. They’ve decided to call it a day and they’re using the last night of their end of pier Summer Show in Clusters-on-Sea to do their farewell show after thirty-six years in show-business.   We see Joe and Jerry strut their stuff on stage, then follow them to the dressing room where they settle old scores! Luckily stage manager Archie Gibbons is on hand to sort things out, enabling the boys to perform all their best routines for their loyal fans at their swan song show! It will be an emotional and fun packed night!   This new show written by and starring comedy legend Jimmy Cricket promises a hilarious look at the end of an era of British comedy.

 

Sun 19 Jan

£5–£10

Northern Soul Live

Fri 3 Apr

£24.50

NT Encore Screening: A Midsummer Nights Dream

‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’ A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play.

As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious,but dark consequences.

Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar(NT Live 2018).

The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.

Thu 9 Jan

£13–£15

NT Encore Screening: Hansard

The official report of all parliamentary debates. See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.

Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.

Thu 30 Jan

£13–£15

On Screen: Andre Rieu - 70 Years Young

André Rieu - 70 Years Young celebrates André's 70th birthday, looking back at the most spectacular performances throughout his career from all over the word - remastered exclusively for cinema audiences.

This unique anniversary event will take audiences on an unbelievable journey around the world to André Rieu’s most amazing concert locations; such as Schönbrunn Vienna, Radio City Music Hall New York, Brazil, Mexico, the Coronation Concert in Amsterdam and Australia.  

Wed 8 Jan

£13–£15

Thu 16 Jan

£13–£15

Petty Criminals

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Petty Criminals bring you an evening of classic rock in the shape of an American icon and one of the greatest songwriters and greatest bands of our time: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

The “Criminals” dig deep into the life, the music and the incredible influence of the man. You will experience Tom Petty’s legendary career through stories, multimedia, authentic performances and a huge catalogue of his music spanning decades.

From deep cuts to greatest hits, you’ll journey through early hits like ‘American Girl’, ‘Breakdown’ and ‘Refugee’, through the ‘80s and early ‘90s with classics like ‘Freefallin”, ‘Runnin’ Down A Dream’, ‘I Won’t Back Down’ and ‘Learning To Fly’ with highlights from the seminal album Wildflowers and various musical outings including collaborations with Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac and The Traveling Wilburys.

This show is an unforgettable musical journey through the life and works of one of the greatest and much missed rock stars of our time.

Fri 8 May

£18.50

Plaza Cafe: Breakfast with Santa 1219 (SKP)

Sat 30 Nov
Cafe

£9–£11

Sat 7 Dec
Cafe

£9–£11

Sat 14 Dec
Cafe

£9–£11

Sat 21 Dec
Cafe

£9–£11

Pop Up Bowie

Pop Up Bowie

Paul Antony performs the greatest hits of David Bowie, from every era of his career.

Sat 30 May

£22.50

Respect: The Aretha Franklin Songbook

Respect to Aretha

A stunning live concert that pays tribute to Aretha Franklin featuring all her biggest hits. Enjoy the show with world class vocals, a live band and a gospel choir. Directed by Racky Plews.

Wed 4 Mar

£23.50

Rob Beckett: Wallop

Rob Beckett: Wallop

Observational and high-energy new material from the award-winning stand-up.

Thu 30 Apr

£23

Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic's Mixtape

Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic's Mixtape

Brutally honest comedy from the star of Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan, A League Of Their Own and Judge Romesh.

Thu 9 Apr

£23

Sarah McQuaid

Sarah McQuaid

The Spanish-born singer-songwriter and guitarist plays traditional tunes alongside contemporary songs.

Mon 25 Nov

£12

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Tue 24 Mar

£14–£18

Wed 25 Mar

£14–£18

Thu 26 Mar

£14–£18

Fri 27 Mar

£14–£18

Sat 28 Mar

£14–£18

Siobhan Phillips

Siobhan recently wowed audiences as the only female finalist in Britain’s Got Talent 2019. Described as “the love child of Peter Kay and Victoria Wood” her hilarious self-penned songs really struck a chord with the nation who could totally relate to a selection of her observational daft ditties. Covering subjects from becoming a first-time Mum at 40, tantrum throwing toddlers and the frustrations of mother daughter relationships, you will be treated to an insight of her life presented with exceptional candour and warmth. Join her for an evening of laughter, guaranteed to be LIVE and UNHINGED.

“You’re hilariously funny but more than that you have this tremendous warmth….we love you” DAVID WALLIAMS

“Very natural, very relatable, you’re a great writer and an absolute breath of fresh air” ALESHA DIXON

“You always get this massive crowd reaction…you light up the room and you’re very funny” SIMON COWELL

“I’d just love to go on a girls night out with you, you’re a riot!!” AMANDA HOLDEN

Wed 26 Feb

£18

Some Guys Have All The Luck: The Rod Stewart Story

Some Guys Have All The Luck: The Rod Stewart Story

The story of the legendary mullet-headed rocker, whose scratchy pipes lent a welcome note of sandpaper to such hits as 'Maggie May', 'I Don't Want To Talk About It' and 'Baby Jane', but who also wrote such enduring classics as 'You Wear It Well' and 'Every Picture Tells A Story'.

Sun 12 Jan

£23.50

Spirit of the Blitz

Spirit of the Blitz

A celebration of 1940s songs featuring all the biggest hits of the time.

Thu 7 May

£14–£15

Spirit Of The Dance

Spirit of the Dance

The International smash hit Spirit of the Dance celebrates 21 fabulous years as one of the most successful dance shows ever and now, their new spine tingling anniversary show is touring the world.

Seen by more than 20 million people worldwide, the blockbuster hit show is Irish in origin and bursting with raw energy. One of the most exciting dance shows ever, this high octane extravaganza takes dance to the next level, in an explosive fusion of heart pounding Irish Dance combined with dance styles from round the world.

Scottish, flamenco, Latin, salsa, street dance, hip hop, techno can can and American tap are all set to the same dynamic rhythms as the heart pounding thunder of Irish dance. This spectacular show takes you round the globe with the spellbinding world of dance.

The breathtaking Dancers in Spirit of the Dance sound like a runaway express train and their frenzied skill and military precision sends shivers down your spine. Not one Irish dance shoe steps out of line as their thunderous feet perform as one, with an excitement that leaves audiences screaming for more. This dance spectacular has brilliant lighting, dazzling costumes and breathtaking choreography. With thunderous applause, standing ovations and sold out crowds at every performance “Spirit of the Dance” is one of the greatest dance shows ever.

Tue 3 Mar

£27

Tanyalee Davis

Fri 20 Mar

£20

Tell It To The Bees

Dr. Jean Markham (Anna Parquin) returns to the town she left as a teenager to take over her late father's medical practice, When a school-yard scuffle lands Charlie (Gregor Selkirk) in her surgery, she invites him to visit the hives in her garden and tell his secrets to the bees, as she once did. The new friendship between the boy and the bee keeper brings his mother Lydia (Holliday Grainger) into Jean's world.

In the sanctuary of the doctor's house the two women find themselves drawn to one another in a way that Jean recognizes and fears, and Lydia could never have expected. But, in 1950's small-town Britain, their new secret can't stay hidden forever.  

Fri 17 Jan

£6–£8

The Thunder Girls

The Thunder Girls
  • Cast: Beverley Callard, Carol Harrison, Gary Webster, Coleen Nolan

Fame and greed tore their friendship apart, they haven’t spoken in decades…

Ever wondered what goes on behind closed doors when legendary bands meet up to discuss a reunion?  What’s really going on behind the hugs and kisses at those reunion press conferences?

The Thunder Girls were a successful ‘80s girl band until lead singer, Chrissie, sensationally quit the band to pursue a solo career taking with her, Rick, the Band’s manager.  Chrissie broke the Girl Code as Rick was also the boyfriend of band mate, Roxanne.

At the reunion dinner from hell, Chrissie tries to reunite the band to save herself from bankruptcy after being conned out of her fortune by her toyboy husband.

But is there a price which can heal the wounds?

Or maybe some friendships never die, even if you want them to.

30 years later, can lightning strike twice?

Starring Beverley Callard, Carol Harrison, Gary Webster and Coleen Nolan.

Tue 8 Sep

Prices to be confirmed

Wed 9 Sep

Prices to be confirmed

Thu 10 Sep

Prices to be confirmed

Fri 11 Sep

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 12 Sep

Prices to be confirmed

What's Love Got To Do With It?

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Cabaret as Australian actor/singer/songwriter Ruth Katerelos takes the audience on a musical journey through various states of love with Monique Kenny on guitar.

Fri 19 Jun

£25–£26

Whitney: Queen of the Night

Whitney: Queen of the Night

A celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston through three decades of classic hits.

Fri 15 May

£24–£25

The Wizard of Oz

80 years ago on Friday 26th January 1940 a film adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s treasured book series The Wizard of Oz was released as a feature film on silver screens in Cinemas across the United Kingdom, a film that would go on to touch each and every one of us with its cinematic beauty and excellence.

The Wizard of Oz which introduced us to the legendary Miss Judy Garland appearing on the giant silver screen where she truly belongs as Dorothy take us all to the incredible magical Land of Oz, a dream come true world of enchanted forests, a dancing scarecrow, loveable tin man and a singing lion all wrapped up in the magic of a fantastic journey over the rainbow, down the yellow brick road and eventually to the Emerald City.

Join us 80 years to the day of the original United Kingdom release to see this family classic on the giant silver screen for a once in a lifetime opportunity to see this feature film as it really should be seen.  

Sun 26 Jan

£6–£8

Wrestling

Sun 16 Feb

£8–£10

Primarily a live venue, with occasional showings of classic films. Home of a Compton Organ, and many of its original 1930s features.

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