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Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3LD
  • Telephone 01727 844488
  • Box office times Mon – Sat 10am–6pm, or until 8pm on performance days.
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  • Website www.alban-arena.co.uk
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10cc

10cc

The hits of one of the most successful and influential English pop bands of the 70s, revisited by original member Graham Gouldman and some new faces.

The original line-up of Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley, and Lol Creme assumed the name 10cc in 1972. Their first single 'Donna' peaked at number two in the UK charts. Their number one hits included 'Rubber Bullets' and 'I'm Not In Love' and the group signed a lucrative deal with Mercury Records in 1975. After they spilt band members worked on a variety of different projects, Gouldman produced tracks for the Ramones and Stewart worked with Paul McCartney, until 1991 when the original four members reunited to record …Meanwhile.

Wed 14 Nov

£33.50–£35

60s Gold

Saturday 6th October

Front Doors Open: 2pmAuditorium: 2.30pmShow Starts: 3pm

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £35*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

The Searchers, The Merseybeats, The Fortunes, PJ Proby, Love Affair’s - Steve Ellis & Vanity Fare

Following last years’ successful tour, Sixties Gold returns with an even stronger line-up of artists that, between them, scored over 50 UK Top 30 hits.

With a career spanning 6 decades, The Searchers now embark upon what will be their ‘Farewell 60s’ tour. It all began in Liverpool, where they were tipped to be as big as The Beatles, The Searchers spent 128 weeks in the charts, with sales of more than 50 million, including 3 massive UK No.1 hits.

The Merseybeats. Another success story from the Liverpool, Merseybeat boom years. Great memorable hit records including; Sorrow, I Think of You, and Wishin’ and Hopin’.

Following on in the wake of Merseybeat, The Fortunes added another dimension to the sound of the classic pop song. With hits including; ‘You’ve Got Your Troubles’ and ‘Here It Comes Again’, The Fortunes remain one of the UK’s premier harmony groups.

This will be ponytailed P.J. Proby’s final tour. His controversial trouser splitting shocked the nation and in 1964 and was the Melody Maker teen idol award winner. His hit records spent 91 weeks in the charts.

Steve Ellis, the original lead vocalist and founder of Love Affair who had five Top 20 singles, including their No. 1 Everlasting Love.

Finally, Vanity Fare, scored with three top 20 hits in the late sixties, including their catchy ‘Hitchin’ A Ride.

Re-live the magic of the 1960s with Six of the biggest chart acts of the decade.

Sat 6 Oct

£35

80's Mania

80's Mania

Currently taking the UK by storm, it’s Europe’s official Eighties Reunion concert show!

The show features the music of 25 chart-topping pop stars including: Duran Duran, The Human League, Culture Club, Wham!, Madness, Madonna, Spandau Ballet, Cyndi Lauper, Adam Ant, Bananarama, Erasure, Nena, Soft Cell, Toni Basil, Dead or Alive, Kim Wilde plus many, many more live on stage… An incredible 150 costume changes, custom-produced dual-screen video projection, more than 35 smash hits, the superb New Romantic Band and the amazing 80’s Mania Dancers… Broader in its range of music than your widest shoulder pads, stiletto-heels-like head and shoulders above the rest, a show bigger than the biggest hair the Eighties had to offer… catch 80’s Mania – it’s sweeping the nation!

“It’s like Live Aid meets Top of the Pops…” Mike Read, Radio 1 breakfast DJ during the 80s

Featuring 80’s anthems such as Don’t You Want Me Baby, Call Me, Relax, Tainted Love, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Karma Chameleon, Holiday, Kids in America, Stand and Deliver, Venus, Respect, I Think We’re Alone Now, Baggy Trousers, Rio, Electric Dreams, Mad World, Hey Mickey, and Turning Japanese. Plus many, many more!

Sat 6 Apr

£23

ABBA Forever

The successful tribute act perform the songs of Swedish pop band ABBA. The show is seen as a satirical parody of ABBA and has received cult status since the band was founded in 1988 by director and musician Rod Stephen in Melbourne, Australia. The show explores the music of ABBA and the flared fashion of the 70s. Stephen came up with the name Bjorn Again as a play on singer Bjorn Ulvaeus's name and as it sounds a lot like Born Again. The Bjorn Again cast stay faithful to the songs of the Swedish band and in between performs a parody of the band, performing in fake Swedish accents and with the fake names Agnetha Falstart, Benny Anderwear, Frida Longstokin and Bjorn Volvo-us. The band have performed for high profile pop stars throughout their career, including Kylie, Cher and Shania Twain. Abba songs and products continue to sell well, as can be seen by the hugely popular motion picture Mamma Mia, stage shows and Bjorn Again celebrating their 20th anniversary of the show in 2008/09.

Fri 18 Jan

£23.50

ADULTS ONLY** Snow White & The Seven **** ********!

Saturday 8 June 2019

Age Restriction: 18+ Adults Only!

Auditorium: 6:15pmShow Starts: 7pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £16**A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Dickey is a cheeky chappy, fancies getting in Snow White’s knickers! But she won’t let him have his way because he isn’t a prince! Join us for some rude, crude, fun and frolics, as Dickey enrols in Prince School in a bid to get his girl! Add some horrible dwarfs, an ugly old evil queen, and a couple of scantily dressed girls for no reason, as we provide the adult panto that everyone’s talking about!

Sat 8 Jun

£16

All Star Superslam Wrestling

Sunday 14 October

Front Doors Open: 2pmAuditorium: 2.30pmShow Starts: 3pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £15, £10. Family ticket: £45*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Superslam Live Wrestling return this October to the ALBAN ARENA with a huge all-star line up of top talent from all over the world taking on the very best of British. As well as bringing some regular favourite stars back to the action we have the latest title contenders competing from the WWE UK NETWORK TV show.

Come and enjoy the 2 hour action for all the families enjoyment. Box office now open for the hottest ticket in town, don’t delay book today.

Sun 14 Oct

£15

Sat 23 Feb

£15

An Evening with Brian Blessed

Distinguished actor and world-class raconteur Brian Blessed entertains.

Wed 3 Oct

£27.50

At Last: The Etta James Story

At Last: The Etta James Story

Theatre production telling the story of soul legend Etta James’ turbulent life, featuring some of her most beloved songs.

Thu 4 Oct

£31.35–£42.35

An Audience with Liverpool Legends

Tuesday 28 May 7.30pm

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £30 & £29 concessions*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

The Ultimate evening of Liverpool legends with John Aldridge, Ronnie Whelan and Steve McMahon on stage together hosted by Jed Stone.

The evening will be full of entertainment and banter as you can well expect, so sit back and enjoy!

This evening will give you a full insight into their careers, from previous clubs, to putting on the famous red jersey, to representing their national country.

There will be 55 limited opportunities for Meet and Greet pre show for photos and signatures. Don’t miss out on your chance to be one of those…

Tue 28 May

£30 (£29)

An Audience with Simon Reeve

An Audience with Simon Reeve

The journalist sets out on his first-ever tour to discuss the many fascinating adventures he has undertaken.

Sun 11 Nov

£25

Back To Bacharach

Back to Bacharach

A celebration of the music of Burt Bacharach, composer of 'Trains and Boats and Planes', 'Close to You', 'The Look of Love', 'Walk On By' and other classics.

Sat 12 Jan

£21.50–£23 (£20.50–£22)

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

A selection of exhilarating sports and adventure films.

Tue 19 Mar

£14 (£12)

Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Story

Beautiful Noise, performed by Fisher Stevens and his band, is Europe’s leading Neil Diamond show, charting the story of Neil’s career and telling the story of the man behind the songs.

Wed 24 Oct

£33.40

Ben Portsmouth Is Elvis

Ben Portsmouth -The World’s Number One Elvis Tribute Artist. Ben, a multi talented musician, singer and songwriter had Elvis's DNA in his blood from an early age. His father was an avid Elvis fan and Ben grew up on a diet of Elvis songs. He looks like Elvis, sings like Elvis and has an on-stage charisma that has audiences believing at times they are watching the King himself. In August 2012, Ben made history when he won the Elvis Presley Enterprises “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest which took place in Memphis, crowning Ben as the “Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist”, the first artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title. Internationally renowned as one, if not The Best Elvis Tribute in the world today, Ben Portsmouth will bring his unique style and charisma and will show audiences why he is regarded as the best in the business.

Thu 28 Feb

£28.50–£31.50

Beyond the Barricade

Beyond the Barricade

A selection of the best-loved songs from new and classic West End shows like The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, The Lion King and Les Miserables.

Fri 11 Jan

£23.50

The Big Band at Christmas

Swing into Christmas with the unique Five Star Swing Big Band show – As featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre and BBC “Children in Need” .Enjoy all your favourite Christmas songs with the dynamic Big Band treatment from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Nat King Cole - jazzing up those Jingle Bells! "Superb - they swing like crazy!” says Sheila Tracy, BBC. As seen at Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball & Blackpool Tower Ballroom. “Swing and Song of the highest order” – Telegraph. Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra, and Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band, Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother).

Wed 21 Nov

£17 (£15)

Big Girls Don't Cry

Big Girls Don't Cry: A Tribute To Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Oh what a night you'll have at this tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, with all the hits from 'Sherry' to 'Grease is the Word'.

Thu 4 Apr

£26 (£24)

The Bootleg Beatles

The Bootleg Beatles

Relive the sights and sounds of the 60s with the most established Beatles tribute band.

Fri 22 Mar

£36.25

Sat 23 Mar

£36.25

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers

On 3rd February 1959, Rock ’n’ Roll - and the world - lost its brightest star. The unparalleled catalogue of music that Buddy Holly left behind has entertained, inspired and moved every subsequent generation to laughter, tears and an irrepressible desire to dance! To commemorate Buddy’s anniversary and to celebrate the joy he has brought millions of people worldwide for over 60 years, the country’s first and best-loved Buddy Holly act, Buddy Holly and The Cricketers, plays a very special show in venues all over the UK.

Buddy Holly and The Cricketers has delighted audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden for the past 26 years. The show stars some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK and was endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act when the boys guested on BBC One's Saturday night live programme, The One and Only, hosted by Graham Norton.

Buddy Holly and The Cricketers has always presented Buddy in the style of show we feel he would perform today. Authentic arrangements, driving rhythms, energetic performances and wonderful musicianship, all deliv-ered with charm and humour.

Whatever the season, whatever the excuse to party, make your Heartbeat a little faster with the show that has thousands of fans the world over saying: “I can’t believe it’s not Buddy!”

Wed 27 Feb

£20

The Chicago Blues Brothers

The Chicago Blues Brothers

Celebrating the music of The Blues Brothers with a packed revue of blues and soul.

Fri 1 Feb

£23.50

The Children Act

The Children Act
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Richard Eyre
  • Cast: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead

Fiona (Thompson) is a High Court judge who finds herself becoming involved with a Jehovah’s Witness teenager (Whitehead) who refuses a blood transfusion for his leukaemia. Heavy-handed adaptation by McEwan of his own novel; not entirely convincing but Eyre brings out fine performances.

Tue 9 Oct

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

New stage production of the musical based on the film of the same name by St Albans Musical Theatre Company.

Tue 6 Nov

£12–£22.50 (£16.50–£17.50)

Wed 7 Nov

£12–£22.50 (£16.50–£17.50)

Thu 8 Nov

£12–£22.50 (£16.50–£17.50)

Fri 9 Nov

£12–£22.50 (£16.50–£17.50)

Sat 10 Nov

£12–£22.50 (£16.50–£17.50)

A Christmas Carol, as Told by Jacob Marley

Brother Wolf: A Christmas Carol – As Told by Jacob Marley
  • Written by: James Hyland

A one-man show of Robert Louis Stevenson's spooky tale. Ages 7+.

Wed 28 Nov

£15

Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 44min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Marc Forster
  • Cast: Hayley Atwell, Ewan McGregor, Jim Cummings

Christopher Robin (McGregor) is a workaholic who neglects his family, until he re-encounters his childhood toys. Whimsical and unoriginal back-to-childhood tale, not saved by McGregor’s dexterity or Cummings’s lovely voice work as Pooh.

Tue 9 Oct

£7 (£5)

Cinderella

Thursday 6 December 2018 - Sunday 6 January 2019

YOU SHALL GO TO THE BALL!

Don’t miss our hilarious, fun-packed family pantomime, Cinderella starring RACHEL STEVENS (S Club 7), children’s favourite, BEN FAULKS (CBeebies’ Mr Bloom) and local legend, (this time wearing the trousers!) BOB GOLDING.

The show also features St Albans' favourites IAN KIRKBY and JEMMA CARLISLE, plus a full supporting West End cast.

Once again, the show will be written by PAUL HENDY and produced by EVOLUTION, the same team behind last year’s Box Office smash hit, Aladdin.

Cinderella promises to be spectacular, top-quality entertainment with the emphasis on strong casting, high production values and a genuinely funny script.

Last year’s pantomime was seen by over 42,000 people… with some shows sold out and tickets selling fast, book early and you shall go to the ball!

Signed performances are;

Tuesday 18 December 1.30pm & 5pm

Wednesday 2 January 1.30pm & 5pm


Praise for last years production:

"St Albans audiences have high expectations for their pantos, and once again the Arena delivers in spades"

"Slick, stylish spectacular" - The Herts Advertiser

"An outstanding evening of pantomime family entertainment"

"This is pantomime as it should be" - PocketSizedTheatre.com

Thu 6 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Fri 7 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Sat 8 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Sun 9 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Tue 11 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Wed 12 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Thu 13 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Fri 14 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Sat 15 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Sun 16 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Tue 18 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Wed 19 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Thu 20 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Fri 21 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Sat 22 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Sun 23 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Mon 24 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Wed 26 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Thu 27 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Fri 28 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Sat 29 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Sun 30 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Mon 31 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Wed 2 Jan

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Thu 3 Jan

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Fri 4 Jan

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Sat 5 Jan

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Sun 6 Jan

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

The Classic Rock Show

The Classic Rock Show

Air guitars at the ready for this incredible musical journey through the best moments in rock featuring music by the likes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, Dire Straits and Meat Loaf.

Tue 22 Jan

£24.50–£34.50

Coleen Nolan

Coleen Nolan returns to the stage for a solo tour without her sisters.

Sun 17 Feb

£32.50

Conrad Anker

Friday 19 April

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £19*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Hold Fast: Yosemite to Everest to Meru

One of the greatest mountaineers of our time, Conrad Anker, is perhaps best known for locating Mallory’s body on Everest, searching for climbing partner Alex Lowe for two days straight after an avalanche gashed his head and cracked his ribs and for being leader of the The North Face climbing team – in this brand new show, 20 years on from finding Mallory, Conrad will talk all things mountaineering, including the 1924 Mallory & Irvine Everest expedition

Fri 19 Apr

£19

The Counterfeit Stones

Friday 5 April

Front Doors Open: 7pmAuditorium: 7.30pmShow Starts: 8pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £25*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Why pay a fortune to see ants in a stadium when for a fraction of the price you can get up close and smell the faking brilliance of the Counterfeit Stones – described as Rolling Stones’ hooky masterpiece.

Their latest fast shuffle, STREET FIGHTING SHAM promises yet another night of pure, unadulterated Copy-Rock. These prank-stars continue to deliver the best “mock ‘n’ roll” show on the circuit. Packed with big hits, retro fashion & vintage guitars

Fri 5 Apr

£25

Danny Baker: Good Time Charlie's Back!

Danny Baker: Good Time Charlie's Back!

Following the success of his Cradle To Grave tour, award-winning Radio 5 presenter, comedy writer and journalist Danny Baker takes to the stage for a live tour sharing his anecdotal back catalogue. He shares irreverent and touching stories from a life in the spotlight and offers a humorous insight to his day-to-day routine away from the microphone.

Mon 8 Oct

£22.50

Disco Inferno - Heatwave & Gwen Dickie

Saturday 2 March 2019

Front Doors Open: 7pmAuditorium: 7.30pmShow Starts: 8pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £27 & £26*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

The Definitive Boogie Night!

 

Return to the glory days of disco, funk and soul with real dance music legends and enjoy a sensational evening of non-stop, dancefloor anthems including Boogie Nights, Going Back to My Roots and Use It Up Wear It Out.

Live in concert, Heatwave present with spine-tingling falsettos on Mind Blowing Decisions, Always and Forever, Gangsters of the Groove, The Groove Line and Too Hot to Handle.

While direct from the Big Apple, special guests Odyssey take us back to our roots with Native New Yorker, Inside Out and If You're Looking for a Way Out.

Prepare to use up and wear out the dancefloor one last time in the definitive boogie night!

 

Heatwave - "delivered the hits, plus a few cover versions, with verve and style" Clair Woodward, SUNDAY EXPRESS

 

Odyssey - "a smooth greatest hits set" Clair Woodward, SUNDAY EXPRESS

Sat 2 Mar

£26–£27

The Dreamboys

The Dreamboys

The world famous male strippers strut their stuff.

Fri 17 May

£21.50–£37.50

The Estefan Experience

2019 is going to be an amazing year for GLORIA ESTEFAN followers in the UK, the Broadway smash hit musical ‘ON YOUR FEET’ will take a summer long residency in London’s West End, and the fantastic live concert experience ‘RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YOU’ will be performing in all major theatres across the UK. The World’s Premier show in live concert format, celebrating ‘The Queen Of Latin Pop’ experience all the hits from her amazing career culminating in over 100 Million album sales and 26 Grammy Awards, this show stopping Latin extravaganza includes a 12 piece band with Cuban themed singers and dancers and of course the most iconic Pop songs of the era ‘Get On Your Feet’,’Conga’,’1-2-3’, ‘Rhythm is Gonna Get You’, ’Anything For You’, ’Dr Beat’ ‘Here We Are’, ’Don’t Want To Lose You Now’, ’Turn The Beat Around’, Words Get In The Way’, ‘Can’t Stay Away From You’, ’Coming Out Of The Dark’ and many more.

Thu 17 Jan

£23.50

An Evening with Aggers

An evening of stories from BBC Test Match Special commentator Jonathan Agnew, with a chance to ask questions. Proceeds go to St Michael's Hospice in East Sussex.

Mon 8 Apr

£23

An Evening With Eric & Ern

with Jonty Stephens and Ian Ashpitel

Saturday 13 October

Front Doors Open: 2pm & 7pm

Auditorium: 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Show Starts: 3pm & 8pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £22*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

From the Olivier nominated duo behind the hugely celebrated & critically acclaimed West End hit Eric & Little Ern.

This is a brilliant homage crammed full of renditions of those famous comedy sketches, that hits all the right notes! From Greig's Piano concerto to Mr Memory, "Arsenal!" It’s a show full of Morecambe and Wise's most loved routines, songs and sketches and of course a musical guest. This wonderful show, evokes memories of times when whole families would huddle around the telly on Sunday evenings. You'll feel you've experienced the real thing and been taken back to a world of sunshine and laughter.

As seen on The One show BBC1 and The Alan Titchmarsh Show ITV

"You have the giddy out of time illusion that you are watching the legendary double-act live." - Independent

“I never thought i’d see Morecambe and Wise live - I think I just have!” - Ben Elton

“I laughed until I cried!” - Twiggy

Sat 13 Oct

£22

Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention

Veteran folk group whose current line-up features founding member Simon Nicol with Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Dave Pegg and Ric Sanders.

Fri 22 Feb

£26

Faith: The George Michael Legacy

Faith – The George Michael Legacy

Wayne Dilks and his eight-piece band pay tribute to the music of George Michael.

Sun 18 Nov

£22.50

Gaelforce Irish Dance Show

Gaelforce Dance the International phenomenal Irish Dance Show is delighted to be performing in the UK in 2019, to once again enchant audiences nationwide. Gaelforce Dance, the celebration of Irish dance, music and song, has dynamically tapped its way into the beating hearts of millions of audience members worldwide since its inception in 1999. This Dance spectacular has enjoyed tremendous success on a global scale performing in over 30 countries, across 4 continents and playing to over 2 million people. Gaelforce Dance is the story of two lovers, Lorcan and Aisling who, as our tale begins, are blissfully unaware of the passion that will erupt between them, leading the lovers into a maelstrom of forbidden love and their community into a cauldron of hate. As the story begins, a chance meeting sparks the ill-fated affair where broken loyalties and jealousy tear two brothers apart. Only after the ultimate tragedy are the brothers once more united. Produced by Michael Durkan and choreographed by Richard Griffin, Gaelforce Dance is a highly acclaimed show that expertly weaves intricate choreography, thundering rhythms, enchanting melodies and a compelling storyline into a stirring tale of Love, Passion and Tragedy. It is due to these incredibly innovative elements that in 2010 Gaelforce Dance was the winner of IQ Magazines ‘Limelight Award’ for Best Dance Spectacular beating all other Irish dance shows in its category

Mon 18 Feb

£25

Glenn Miller Orchestra

Monday 14 January

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £25, £23*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Directed by Ray McVay

“RAY’S IN THE MOOD” as the world’s GREATEST Big Band transports you back to the heady days and music of the 1940s - with the fabulous harmonies of the Moonlight Serenaders and the sublime vocals of Catherine Sykes and Mark Porter.

Come and hear the music that got us through the war with smiles on our faces and laid the foundations of pop right up to the present day – In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, American Patrol, Little Brown Jug, Tuxedo Junction and the song that became pop history’s first gold disc, Chattanooga Choo Choo!
Audiences of all ages will be thrilled by the sound of this amazing Big Band.

Mon 14 Jan

£25 (£23)

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

Hal Cruttenden: Straight Outta Cruttenden

The London-born TV regular and self-confessed middle-class luvvie shares his brand of upbeat observational humour.

Wed 21 Nov

£19.80

Hats Off to Led Zeppelin

Friday 14 June

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £25 & £23*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Hats Off to Led Zeppelin has received many accolades over the years, most recently winning BEST LED ZEPPELIN tribute for the third year running at the National Tribute Awards and BEST TRIBUTE BAND IN THE UK 2017 as voted for by the AGENTS ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN.

Having played with QUEEN, Ray Davies, Edwin Starr, Iron Maiden, Gerry & the Pacemakers, PJ Proby, Shaun Ryder & the Seahorses as well as appearing in some of the West End’s most enduring show including WE WILL ROCK YOU, Tommy, Thriller LIVE!, American Idiot, Jersey Boys, Dancing in the Streets & Buddy, these guys are a truly professional outfit guaranteed to give you a night that you won’t forget in a hurry!

Fri 14 Jun

£23–£25

Hazel O'Connor & Breaking Glass

Monday 12 November

Front Doors Open: 6pmAuditorium: 6.30pmShow Starts: 7pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £25.00*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

The Film, a Q&A and special Live Performance

A very special evening with award-winning singer songwriter Hazel O’Connor, featuring a rare screening of the digitally re-mastered uncut version of the film followed by an intimate Q&A and live performance of some of the films best loved songs.

Striding into thespotlight and catapluted into fame in 1980 in the iconic movie Breaking Glass, Hazel not only made ther lead role her own, but also wrote all the songs. The soundtrack album Breaking Glass went on to go double platinum during its 38 week chart run, defining Hazel O'onnor as a powerful passionate performer and a force to be reckoned with.

Joined here onstage by Clare Hirst (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax, Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards and Josh Blackmore (Troyka/Strobes ) on percussion, the superb blend of the three voices and stunning musicianship add a sweet touch of class to their vibrant performance.

Live onstage, her unforgettable songs from the film including Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother, Decadent Days, If Only and more seem even more relevant in our present times. With a special Meet & Greet immediately after the show you're in for a treat.

Unmissable, book early!

“They were absolutely fantastic, bringing the entire audience roaring to its feet.”Daily Telegraph

No support

www.hazeloconnor.com

Mon 12 Nov

£25

Henning Wehn: Get On With It

Henning Wehn: Get On With It

Observations from the German comedian.

Thu 15 Nov

£19.50

Thu 30 May

£19.50

Here Come The Girls

Sunday 17 March

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £29 & £28*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

An all new show ‘Here Come The Girls’ brings an exciting mix of individual performances and group numbers with their supporting dance partners.

The show will have a mix of Ballroom and Latin routines and has been choreographed by Patrick Helm, this show promises to be a fresh and innovative with amazing routines to dazzle and wow you.

Patrick will also perform on the show with Dianne!

Dianne Buswell and Amy Dowden have established themselves on the hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing and Chloe Hewitt also joins the cast of pro girls to make it the first Girls tour.

BBC Voice singer Leanne Jarvis will also join the show touring the country.

This is one show not to miss!

There is a meet and greet opportunity pre show to meet the Pro dancers, so don’t miss the limited opportunity for one these.

Full tour dates www.herecomethegirlstour.co.uk

Meet and greet 6pm limited to 40 people at an additional £30

Dianne Buswell @dbuzz6589

Amy Dowden @dowden_amy

Chloe Hewitt @HewittChloe

Sun 17 Mar

£29 (£28)

Horne Section

Thursday 7 February

Front Doors Open 7pmAuditorium Doors Open 7.30pmShow Starts 8pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £16*

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Following their hit BBC Radio 4 series, and many years of sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London’s West End, don’t miss everyone’s favourite Dictionary Corner regulars on 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the first band to ever host Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two)!

Expect a heady mix of spontaneous stand-up, spectacular performance and outlandish musical talent led by the brilliant comedian Alex Horne, the creator and co-host of Taskmaster which was Bafta and Emmy nominated in 2017, and won Best Entertainment Show at this year’s Broadcast Awards.

'We can’t recommend The Horne Section highly enough' -Time Out

'An absolute blast' - Metro

Thu 7 Feb

£16

The Illegal Eagles

The World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute returns in 2018 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship. This phenomenal group of musicians have been touring for over two decades and remain true Eagles fanatics! Their longevity and continued international acclaim are due in no small part to their extraordinary mastery of the Eagles’ distinctive sound. Featuring the very best from the Eagles’ repertoire including Hotel California, Take it to the Limit, Life in the Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Desperado and plenty more! ‘Amazing Musicianship & Vocals’ – NME

Thu 25 Apr

£23.50–£25.50

Jackson Live

Jackson Live

Michael Jackson tribute show featuring CJ.

Fri 26 Oct

£18.50–£23.50

Jamie Raven: Making Magic

Jamie Raven

Jamie Raven, the man who made Simon Cowell say "I now actually believe in magic", is back doing what he does best as he tours his brand new show Making Magic. Jamie will take you on a journey through the magical world in which he operates. He will explain how magic works, why magic works, and what it means to different people. However, as with everything this man does, everything is not always as it seems.

Mon 15 Oct

£17.25–£25.30 (£20.70)

Jason Donovan and his Amazing Midlife Crisis

Jason Donovan & His Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour 2018

Jason Donovan tours in celebration of his 50th birthday.

Tue 23 Oct

£27.50

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats – returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.

Thu 21 Mar

£27.50

Joan Armatrading

The three-time Grammy Award-nominee and widely acclaimed singer and musician from Saint Kitts performs blues songs, old and new.

Wed 10 Oct

£32.50

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Sunday 13 January

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £24, £22.50*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

The only show to be endorsed by the Cash family is back on top form with a brand new production for 2019. Award winning front man Clive John dedicates this year to a 50th anniversary tour of the legendary San Quentin State Prison recordings which was televised on Granada Television on February 24th 1969, and later released on June 4 of that same year. Alongside Clive is his iconic wife June Carter played by Emily Heighway, a world class band (Spirit band), the JCR horns, and the ‘Carter Sisters’ all supported with full video projection. This show is simply the biggest and best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world today. Songs from the San Quentin live album will be performed mixed with all the hits and favourite songs that we all know and love. This show is only coming round once so don’t miss out!

‘His Resemblance is uncanny’ – Rosanne Cash, first daughter

"Clive captures my Grandfather JUST as he was … Absolutely authentic to the point where it felt as if it wasn't a tribute"

Caitlin Crowell - Granddaughter of Johnny Cash

"Clive sings moves and acts just like the 'Man in Black.' The Johnny Cash legend will continue"

Lasse Lindfors - Author and lifelong friend of Johnny Cash

‘A voice better than the original’ (John Wheatcroft, York Mix)

‘Extraordinary concert’ (Daily Record and Sunday Mail)

‘the closest we will get to attending a Johnny Cash concert. We should be grateful for this opportunity’ (The Edge, Bournemouth)

‘What an amazing show, you could have sworn that Johnny Cash was there with you’ (The Ironworks, Inverness)

‘Clive John was mesmerizing as the Man in Black’ (John Carter, New Theatre, Oxford)

‘Energetic and entertaining 5 Star show’ What’s on stage

Sun 13 Jan

£22.50–£24

Joni’s Soul

Thursday 28 March 2019

Front Doors Open: 6.30pm

Auditorium: 7pm

Show Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £20*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Joni's Soul offers a unique opportunity to hear many of her great songs sung and played by some of UK's finest. Joni's Soul look beyond merely the faithful reproduction of the Joni Mitchell songbook and shine a light on the most soulful aspects of her words and music.

Coyote, Hejira, Edith and the Kingpin, A Case of You, The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Trouble Child, Help Me and Gina Foster’s gorgeous version of Both Sides Now - it’s through songs like these that the band explore the unique songwriting, harmonic concept and gift of performance Joni Mitchell enduringly revealed in her celebrated albums Blue, Court and Spark, Hejira, The Hissing of Summer Lawns and beyond…

The band is -

Gina Foster - vocals (Eric Clapton, Sinead O’Connor)

Ronnie Johnson – guitar (Van Morrison, Bob Dylan) and additional guitars Patrick Johnson

Graham Harvey – keyboards (Incognito, George Benson)

Steve Pearce – bass (Randy Crawford, Anything But The Girl)

Richard Bailey – drums (Stevie Winwood, Jeff Beck)

Thu 28 Mar

£20

Julian Clary: Born to Mince Tour

Julian Clary: Born to Mince Tour

Saucy comedy from 'renowned homosexual' Julian Clary.

Wed 3 Apr

£25

Little Baby Bum

Little Baby Bum

A live performance based on the YouTube show for wee ones.

Thu 1 Nov

£14

Fri 2 Nov

£14

Sat 3 Nov

£14

Live At The Alban Arena!

Friday 16 November

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £25*

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The biggest names in stand-up, live in St Albans.

Join us for our hilarious celebration of the biggest and best comedians on the UK circuit.

Live at the Alban Arena is your chance to see TV comedy stars you know and love, alongside discovering some new favourites destined to become stars of the future.

Book your seats today for our brand new night of fantastically funny stand-up.

May contain adult themes and language.

Fri 16 Nov

£25

A Luther Vandross Celebration

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 2018/19

Sat 26 Jan

£17.50–£22.50

Fri 8 Mar

£17.50–£22.50

Madama Butterfly

Friday 12 October

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £33 & £30**A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Russian State Opera Presents…

Madama Butterfly – One of the most colourful & exotic operas

Music by G. Puccini. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles

“Russian State Opera enjoyed a well-deserved standing ovation” Daily Post

Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live Orchestra numbering over 30 musicians

After its successful season last year, Russian State Opera is back to delight you with an exquisite production of Madama Butterfly boasting beautiful sets and costumes which form the perfect setting for this emotional and heart-breaking story.

No opera can match the tragedy and sorrow of Puccini's Madama Butterfly.

Set in Japan at the turn of the last century, it is the story of a doomed love affair between an American naval officer and his young Japanese bride whose self-sacrifice and defiance of her family leads to tragedy.

Though infinitely sad and tragic, the compelling tale of Madama Butterfly remained Puccini’s favourite opera – his supreme theatrical achievements also gave the world its most sublime and beautiful arias in history - One Fine Day and Love Duet, as well as the Humming Chorus which has been popular with opera-goers for over a century.

This touching tale of innocent love crushed between two utterly different cultures resonates as strongly as ever in today’s world.

For more information, please go to

Fri 12 Oct

£33 (£30)

The Magic of Motown

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Fri 5 Oct

£28.62

The Manfreds

The Manfreds

Rock and blues with a twist of jazz.

Sat 17 Nov

£36.38

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Jokes and rants in a show about empathy, from one of Britain's thinnest comedians.

Fri 7 Jun

£20.90

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Haifaa Al-Mansour
  • Cast: Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Douglas Booth, Ben Hardy

Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Fanning) meets her soulmate in poet Percy Shelley (Booth), skips off to the continent with he and her sister (Powley) and goes about writing her first novel, Frankenstein. Unassuming period drama, solidly crafted and absorbing but a little too respectful and tasteful to really come alive.

Thu 11 Oct

£7 (£5)

The Matt Monro Story

The Matt Monro Story

Tribute to Matt Monro's life and music performed by his son, Matt Monro Jnr.

Tue 20 Nov

£22.50

Meet & Greet Liverpool Legends

Tuesday 28 May 6pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £35*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

The Ultimate evening of Liverpool legends with John Aldridge, Ronnie Whelan and Steve McMahon on stage together hosted by Jed Stone.

The evening will be full of entertainment and banter as you can well expect, so sit back and enjoy!

This evening will give you a full insight into their careers, from previous clubs, to putting on the famous red jersey, to representing their national country.

There will be 55 limited opportunities for Meet and Greet pre show for photos and signatures. Don’t miss out on your chance to be one of those…

Tue 28 May

£35

Menopause The Musical

Thursday 13 June

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £30*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) and Hilary O’Neil (ITV’s Copy Cats).

Menopause the Musical is heading out on another UK wide tour. This hysterical show packed full of one-liners about night sweats, hot flushes and memory loss is backed by an instantly recognisable soundtrack of innuendo-laden versions of 60s, 70s and 80s pop classics.

An all-singing, all-dancing comedy set in a department store, where four women with seemingly nothing in common, meet by chance and make fun of their woeful lives experiencing “The Change”. They soon bond as they realise that the menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage”, but an unavoidable stage in every woman’s life.

The hysterical and uplifting Menopause The Musical will have you laughing, and singing, all the way home.

The show has played sold out-out tours across the world so call your girlfriends and book now for the ultimate girls night out.

Join us on Facebook at “Menopause The Musical UK Tour”

Age advisory +16

Thu 13 Jun

£30

Miami Pro Universe Championships

Miami Pro is back with our annual and very popular Miami Pro UNIVERSE Championships event, so mark your calendars and get ready for another spectacular fitness extravaganza. Come and win your MP Pro card and Pro status at this event.

Competitors from all over the world are invited to compete at this prestigious event. Come and rub shoulders with the fitness stars and top fitness models and see who will be crowned the next Miami Pro UNIVERSE Championships. If fitness and hard bodies is your thing, then this show is for you!

There will be plenty of media coverage and magazine coverage from Muscle & Fitness and FLEX magazine plus more .If you want to be discovered and be the next BIG name in the fitness industry, come and compete at this show. This event is open to all levels, and you don’t have to qualify to enter, simply enter here http://www.miamiproevents.co.uk/events.php?page=2

Sun 28 Oct

£19

Milkshake!

Milkshake!

Embark on an all-singing, all-dancing journey through Milkshake's magical bookcase and explore classic fairy tales.

Sat 20 Oct

£15

Mnozil Brass

“Cirque” is the name of the latest string of the seven brass instruments by Mnozil Brass, who, as always exploring the limits of their instruments, enter the arena to counteract the monkey circus of everyday life with music and humour, transforming it into a small, fine flea circus even if only for a few hours …

Come! Listen! Amaze!

They are staunch supporters of the thesis that the world is round. And they made another discovery over the course of their 24 years, especially in their legendary performances in the Rocky Mountains, Shibuya and Ühlingen-Birkendorf: Again and again – even with the most intimate cantilenas – there were completely unexpected salmon blasts in the audience.

The troubled musicians immediately became self-conscious, but even they could not explain the reactions of those lost souls among the spectators. Undaunted, Mnozil Brass went their way, the seven men have a mission that they steadfastly bring under the people:

Come on, people indulge in our Elysian game. But Zapperlott! The laughter did not get any less – it got stronger, louder! Almost you could no longer hear your own tuba, so much did people howl outside in the country. And there slowly matured with the seven friends the realisation that man then but occasionally tends to happiness and it must simply burst out of it. For almost a quarter of a century. At least at Mnozil Brass.

In summary: The world is round. Man laughs. In short, the world is a circus. Just Cirque. Sounds better.

www.mnozilbrass.at

Sat 9 Mar

£25–£30

Motown's How Sweet It Is

Now in its 17th successive year, this stunning 100% live show combines first class music with the slickest choreography and an amazing band, to deliver truly outstanding performances for the best Motown experience you will ever have!

This show will have you Dancing On The Ceiling, with songs from legendary artistes such as Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers, Edwin Starr and many, many more.

“outstanding, with some thrilling dance routines, amusing patter and a brilliant backing band which would not have shamed the original Motown session guys’’ Lancashire Telegraph, Alan Simpson

“They had the moves, the looks, the voices and every Motown Classic you could ask for” Jersey Evening News, Sarah Harding

The ULTIMATE celebration of the sweet sound of Motown Let’s Get Ready… to Go Loco, Down in Acapulco

Sat 30 Mar

£25

Nat King Cole Story

Featuring world-class live music, alongside narration and projected archive images and footage, this is the unique concert celebrating the centenary of the birth of one the greatest vocalists of the Twentieth Century: Nat King Cole.

Featuring acclaimed vocalist, Atila, alongside a world-class group of musicians, this thoughtful and entertaining new show takes a fresh look at the life and work of the timeless Nat King Cole - whose vocal styling in songs such as Nature Boy, Unforgettable and When I Fall in Love defined a golden era of music and earned him a place in the history of American music as one of the most iconic vocalists of all time.

Following sell out shows at London’s Hippodrome and Ronnie Scott’s, and featuring many of Nat King Cole’s most celebrated songs, stylish reworkings of his lesser-known gems, as well as rare archive images and footage, this is a unique evening of music celebrating one of music’s all-time greats!

Thu 28 Nov

£21.50

Neil Oliver

The Story of The British Isles in 100 placesMonday 22 October

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets £22.50, Children £15 & Family ticket (2 adults 2 children) £60*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Neil was born to love Great Britain. During his 20 years travelling to every corner, and whilst filming BBC2’s ‘Coast’, he’s fallen in love all over again. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty. The human story here is a million years old, and counting. The tolerant, easy-going peace we enjoy has been hard won and the places Neil’s seen have given him a unique view and understanding of British history.

Hear in his amusing and entertaining way what it all means to him, and why we need to cherish and celebrate our wonderful countries.

‘The History of Britain in 100 Places’

Mon 22 Oct

£22.50

Nish Kumar

It’s In Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves

Wednesday 20 March

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £22.50*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Nish Kumar is taking his brand new show on a national tour of the UK! The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction, and if this will lead to the end of days. GOOD FUN STUFF. He's the host of the Mash Report, which you might have seen on BBC 2 or on a Facebook video posted by someone you went to school with but haven't spoken to in a while.

As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), Taskmaster (Dave), Live From the BBC (Netflix), QI (BBC2) Have I Got News For You (BBC1) and Joel & Nish Vs The World (Netflix/Comedy Central).

“One of the best young comedians we have” The Times

“A masterclass by a no-frills stand-up at the height of his powers” The Guardian

“Intelligent, inventive, thought-provoking and delivered with a passion, urgency and enthusiasm that makes an hour feel like a fantastic ten minutes” Time Out

Rose d’Or winner – Best Radio Comedy

“A very clever boy” Nish Kumar

Age Guide: 16+

Wed 20 Mar

£22.50

Nish Kumar: It's In Your Nature To Destroy Yourself

Nish Kumar: It's In Your Nature To Destroy Yourself

Nish Kumar / Phil McIntyre / Heroes

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and host of The Mash Report trials new material for a national tour. The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction and some jokes that simply don’t work. Come watch someone build something. As seen on Live at the Apollo, Taskmaster, QI and Have I Got News For You. 'One of the best young comedians we have' (Times). 'A masterclass by a no-frills standup at the height of his powers' (Guardian).

Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue.

Age category: 12+

Wed 20 Mar

£22.50

One Man Stranger Things

Thursday 1 November

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £22*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

‘One Man’ legend Charles Ross’s hilarious brand new show parodies both seasons of the Eighties-based Netflix horror/sci-fi phenomenon that has intrigued, engrossed and spooked millions of viewers worldwide. As you watch him flail about the stage using just his voice and his frenetic physicality to recreate the much loved characters and entire storyline, prepare to have your Upside Down turned right side up.

When Charles Ross debuted his hilarious show One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy on the Fringe in 2006, its sell-out, critically acclaimed performances quickly established him as a popular favourite and was subsequently performed over 1200 times in more than 180 cities across four continents. On repeat visits to the Fringe and on UK tours, One-Man Lord of the Rings™ was added to his repertoire and got the official seal of approval from Sir Ian McKellen. 

One-Man Stranger Things will appeal to anyone who has marvelled at the kooky 1980’s setting, the mythology and the weirdness – all of the factors which made the TV show shine. You’ll laugh till you bleed from your nose – just like Eleven!

Age guidance: 10+

Show duration: approx. 1 hour 20mins plus interval

Tour website: http://onemanstrangerthings.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onemanstrangerthings

Instagram: @onemanstrangerthings

Thu 1 Nov

£22

One Night of Queen

One Night of Queen

Tribute to Freddie Mercury et al, starring Gary Mullen – winner of ITV's Stars in Their Eyes – and his band the Works, bringing you all the Queen hits. The band have performed across the globe, including two shows at BBC Proms in the Park.

Sat 27 Oct

£22

Only Fools And Boycie

Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.

Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay.

Mon 14 Oct

£18

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

TV comedy favourite Merton and his talented group of 'impro chums' (read: show offs) magically weave laughs from audience suggestions.

Mon 10 Jun

£23

Quadrophenia The Album Live

Quadrophenia The Album Live

Concept Concerts presents The Who's classic album as performed by The Goldhawks.

Fri 1 Mar

£22

The Real Thing

Thursday 18 July

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £25, £23.50*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

FEEL THE FORCE TOUR 2018

Chris Amoo with Dave Smith - still looking and sounding great! Featuring million-selling hits including three No. 1 singles in the 70’s & 80’s   ‘You to me are Everything’ ‘Can’t get by without you’ & ‘Feel the Force’  Hear all the hits plus some fantastic covers such as ‘Ladies Night’ ‘Celebration’ ‘Good Times’ & ‘Ain’t no stopping us now’ in an action packed show

 

The Real Thing - Britain’s Top Soul & R ‘n’ B group had three million selling hit singles in the 70s “You To Me Are Everything” “Can’t Get By Without You” and “Feel The Force”.  In the 80s they were all remixed and became huge hits again, thanks to the band’s massive following.

 

Original vocalists, Chris Amoo and Dave Smith, perform these hits and many more live on stage with their own fantastic 5-piece band. Enjoy tracks like “You’ll Never Know What You’re Missing”  “Whenever You Want My Love”

Multi-million selling soul band The Real Thing are ready to give their much loved disco inspired hits a new lease of life with an extensive UK tour. Featuring the group’s two original vocalists Chris Amoo and Dave Smith, along with their 5-piece band, the trio deliver a funky ‘in your face’ show with a strong ‘retro flavour’ with the band’s classic songs mixed with contemporary grooves.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of their debut hit single ‘You to Me Are Everything’, the Liverpool based trio boast three million selling hit singles including, ‘Can’t Get by Without You’, ‘Whenever You Want My Love’ and ‘Can You Feel the Force’, making them the UK’s best-selling black group of the late 70s.

In 1986 ‘You to Me Are Everything’, ‘Can’t Get by Without You’ and ‘Can You Feel the Force’ were all remixed and became huge hits once again, thanks to their huge club following.

In 2005, ‘Love's Such a Wonderful Thing’ was sampled by French dance outfit Daft Punk and re-titled ‘So Much Love to Give’. The same year the Freeloaders had a UK Top 10 single with ‘So Much Love to Give’ which featured The Real Thing resulting in the band charting across 3 decades.

The Real Thing recently released ‘The Real Thing Live’ DVD and CD recorded at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool and celebrates 40 years on the road and includes the concert in full, new material and a cover of The Beatles song ‘Eleanor Rigby’.

The band continue to tour up and down the country selling out venues and regularly perform at 70’s & 80’s festivals alongside such artists as Rick Astley, Boy George, Belinda Carlisle, Kool and the Gang and Chic.

Commenting on The Real Thing’s success, singer Chris Amoo said, ‘There’s always going to be a sense of nostalgia about our music. It’s the sound track to so many people’s lives and that will never die.’

Thu 18 Jul

£23.50–£25

Remembering the Movies

Strictly’s very own Aljaz and Janette are back on tour with their brand new show Remembering the Movies. If you loved Remembering Fred then get ready for a remarkable, unique and star-studded rollercoaster ride through some of the most successful, Oscar winning and most memorable films of all time.

From the Golden Age of Hollywood through to the modern mega musical. Enjoy tributes to Audrey Hepburn, Saturday Night Fever, Gene Kelly, The Greatest Showman, Marilyn Monroe, La La Land, James Bond, Cabaret and many more….

Strap in, hold tight and allow yourself to fall in love all over again with the classic movie songs and dance routines, as Strictly Come Dancing’s favourite couple celebrate the history of the movies with dazzling choreography, imaginative sets, spectacular backdrops, huge multimedia LED screen and supported by an incredible cast of live singers and dancers it will guarantee to have you…remembering the movies.

Wed 8 May

£25–£42.50

Remembering the Movies Meet & Greet

MEET AND GREETS limited to just 30 per show - Can ONLY be purchased with a TOP price ticket

Venue: St Albans Arena Date: Wednesday 8th May 2019 Ticket Prices: £42.50 / £37.50 / £28.50 / £25.00 M&G's at an additional £57.50 x 30 prior to performance (12.30 Matinees and 5.30pm Evening performances)

Proposed on sale

Announcement: Monday 3rd September 2018

Ticketmaster Pre Sale/Priority bookers/Friends: Wednesday 5th September 2018

General Sale: Friday 7th September 2018

Wed 8 May

£57.50

Rhythm of the Dance - 20th Anniversary Tour

Like a sheet of lightning, the pulsating rhythms, pure energy and melodic music, in the Rhythm of the Dance show, has hit 50 countries around the world with audience figures of over 7 million fans during the past 20 years. Now in 2018 this global toe-tapping success continues from China to South America and from sunny Spain to snowy Siberia.

Fans everywhere are enjoying 2,000 years, and more, of dance, music, songs and culture from pre-Celtic times to modern day sounds all compacted into a 2 hour concert. It’s full of flailing feet and fiddles, futuristic dances, eye catching costumes, sensational sound effects and is now one of the top 3 Irish step dance shows in the world.

Apart from having World and Irish champion dancers; this show also has some of the finest Traditional musicians plus singers who are a big hit everywhere. Perhaps it’s the combination of having the crème de la crème of live performers, intertwined with the latest technology, that takes the audiences on an exhilarating and exciting, energy packed 2 hour trip through the ages and makes it so successful.

Fri 28 Jun

£25 (£23.50)

Rip It Up

Rip It Up The 60s

Dance showcase set to a soundtrack from the 1960s by Strictly Come Dancing champions Harry Judd and Louis Smith, backed by a live band.

Fri 19 Oct

Sold out

Rock & Roll Revolution

Award-winning band The Bluejays (featuring stars of Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, Dreamboats & Petticoats and Million Dollar Quartet) take you on a jiving journey through the fabulous fifties.

Packed with over 40 classic hits including Rock Around The Clock, That’ll Be The Day, Jailhouse Rock, Johnny B. Goode, Tutti Frutti, C’mon Everybody, Stupid Cupid, Great Balls of Fire and La Bamba, all performed live on stage, Rock and Roll Revolution will transport you back to the era when music changed the world forever!

From the early days of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis at Sun Studio, via the brief but brilliant careers of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Eddie Cochran, right through to Rock ‘n’ Roll’s heyday with artists such as Cliff Richard, Connie Francis, Bill Haley and his Comets, Dion and the Belmonts and Little Richard – Rock and Roll Revolution is a whistle-stop tour through music’s most defining decade!

“The audience couldn’t wait to get up and start jitterbugging and jiving!” Southend Theatre Scene

“Fantastic!” The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation

“The Bluejays had the room jiving their socks off!” Howard Goodall, Composer

www.rockandrollrevolution.co.uk

Sun 7 Apr

£20

Ross Noble: El Hablador

Ross Noble: Brain Dump

The wild-haired Geordie, prone to wondrous tangents and surreal interludes, wanders back out on tour with a brand new show.

Tue 30 Oct

£25

Wed 31 Oct

£25

Roy Hemming's Motown Show

Sunday 24 February

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £22*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Both critics and fans agree that Roy G Hemmings 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 10 years.

He has entertained audiences around the world with his easy, relaxed style and fabulous voice in a career that spans four decades and includes appearances in several Royal Variety shows and twice at The White House for the then president Bill Clinton.

As a highly respected artiste and singer he has a distinguished track record of fine stagecraft. Roy enjoyed major success when he signed a recording deal with Magnet Records in the mid- seventies with the J.A.L.N. Band, one of the first bands to storm the British charts with the dance record, ‘Disco Music, I Like It’ produced by Pete Waterman.

 Roy’s second solo album, ‘All Talked Out’ which includes a fine version of 'The Drifters' classic, ‘Like Sister and Brother’.

Roy is currently touring with his “Hits Of Motown Show” and 'The Dictionary Of Soul' show’. Both shows feature “The Love Supremes” with they smooth harmonies and slick dance routines, add a stunning dimension to the shows.

'Roy G Hemmings Motown Show also feature songs by the DRIFTERS.

This Show feature some of the classic hits Motown, by The Supremes, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Lionel Ritchie to name but a few. This electrifying show features such classic hits as ‘Stop In The Name Of Love’ 'Dancing In The Street', 'I Can't Help Myself', 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine','My Girl 'Reach Out I'll Be There' and more.

Sun 24 Feb

£22

Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys Experience

Saturday 26 October

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £24.50 & £22.50*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

The Big O & the Wilburys show is back - bigger and better than ever!

Come and celebrate with the band as they commemorate 30 YEARS since the Wilburys original album release and pay a special tribute to The Big O, who died later the same year.

Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Experience will take you on a journey through the story of the Wilburys. With expert narrative and BIG SCREEN ACTION, this 30th Anniversary Special is unmissable. With tributes to, Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan. All the Traveling Wilbury hits and classics are included in the show including Handle with Care, End of the Line, Wilbury Twist, Heading for the Light, Tweeter and the Monkey Man, Nobody’s Child, Last Night and many more.

Totally unique to this production are five authentic Lookalike-Sound-alike’s to the famous Traveling Wilburys, enabling the show to explore the Solo Hits of the Famous Five. Mr Blue Sky, Pretty Woman, Blowin in the Wind, Here Comes The Sun, Runnin Down a Dream, Sweet Talkin Woman, Only the Lonely, the Mighty Quinn and I Got My Mind Set on You are just a few of the Million-Selling hits you’ll hear throughout the show. This joyous, up-tempo feel-good celebration of classic pop music is guaranteed to have you singing and dancing in the aisles.

Web Site www.travelingwilburystribute.co.uk

Sat 26 Oct

£22.50–£24.50

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

The Mick Fleetwood-approved tribute act who cover the gamut of Mac material from the Peter Green era to the Buckingham/Nicks days.

Fri 29 Mar

£24.50–£34.50

Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age

Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age

Russell Kane discusses why it's perfectly okay to be 20 but feel 40 (or vice versa) and explains why nobody really feels their age.

Tue 14 May

£20

The Sensational 60's Experience

Without doubt the most explosive 60’s show touring the UK, returns to St Albans for one night only. With a brand new production for 2019, The Sensational 60’s Experience brings you a three hour extravaganza of pure 1960’s nostalgia. Six legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten where you’ll find it impossible to remain in your seat. With the definite feel good factor this is must see 60’s show for 2019.

Starring Mike Pender (Original voice of The Searchers) Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Swinging Blue Jeans, New Amen Corner and The Fourmost. Hits include Needles and Pins, Out Of Time, I’m Into Something Good, Hippy Hippy Shake, Bend Me Shape Me, A Little Lovin, plus many more. Step back in time to when pop music was at its very best.

Fri 26 Apr

£28.50

Sentimental Journey

Join Neil Sands and his sensational cast for a Sentimental Journey back through The fabulous 40’s, The Rocking 50’s, The Swinging 60’s and The Sensational 70’s. This brand new production for 2019 is guaranteed to have you singing along from start to finish with over 60 all time favourite songs that have been the time lines of our lives, bringing back so many happy memories of golden days past, and celebrates the 75th anniversary of D-Day in a flag waving finale paying tribute to the veterans of the armed forces. This feel good afternoon is mixed with stunning voices, dazzling costumes, tons of good old fashioned fun, and a truly unique atmosphere that will brighten any day.

Mon 1 Jul

£13

Show Of Hands

In April 2017, award-winning folk band Show Of Hands headed by Steve Knightley and Phil Beer celebrated their 25th anniversary at the Royal Albert Hall. Their fan base is huge but their DIY ethic means that success has mostly happened beneath the music industry's radar. The surprises keep coming with a tour of the nation's great churches and chapels. Perfect.

Fri 23 Nov

£27.50

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

With a backdrop of projected photos and original film footage a full live band perform Simon & Garfunkel hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. The story takes you through the stories that shaped their music, the dramatic split, their solo careers and a recreation of the 1982 Central Park reunion concert.

Fri 19 Jul

£23.50

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

Surreal and deadpan one-liners from the Canadian stand-up and TV regular, as seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.

Thu 22 Nov

£18.50

The Stylistics

The Stylistics are known instantly for their many recognisable hits such as the Grammy nominated ‘You Make Me Feel Brand New’ plus numerous classics including ‘Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love), ‘Let’s Put it All together’, ‘Stop Look Listen’, ‘You are Everything’, ‘Betcha by Golly Wow’, ‘Sing Baby Sing’ and more.

The Stylistics remain the real deal, fabulously entertaining and musically breathtaking, plying audiences with the hits that made them a household name.

Don’t’ miss this very special 50th Anniversary show!

Thu 29 Nov

£26–£28.50

Swinging at the Cotton Club

Swinging at the Cotton Club Featuring The Lindy Hop Dance Company &The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra

Take a step back into 1920s & ’30s New York City and through the doors of Harlem's hottest nightclub, 'The Cotton Club'! ‘Swinging at The Cotton Club’ is the action-packed show celebrating the music and dance of the Cotton Club – New York’s most celebrated nightclub of the 1920s and ‘30s.
Performances by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Fats Waller would have had the club swinging - whilst dancers such as Bojangles Robinson and the Nicholas Brothers lit-up the stage with their breathtaking routines. In this show, the exhilarating dance and music of the Cotton Club is recreated by the fabulous Lindy Hop Dance Company, alongside The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra, featuring American vocalist Marlene Hill and compere/vocalist Megs Etherington.

Thu 24 Jan

£22.50

That'll Be the Day

That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Tue 27 Nov

£24.50–£26.50

Think Floyd

Think Floyd

The tribute band pays homage to the legendary rock outfit.

Thu 31 Jan

£24.50

Trust Fast Health

Wednesday 6 February

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £23.50*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

With Dr Michael Mosley

Dr Michael Mosley has changed tens out thousands of lives with his award-winning programmes and international bestselling books.

In this informative and entertaining live show, MICHAEL MOSLEY, the man behind the iconic 5:2 Diet, will explode common health myths and offer fascinating insights into the workings of the human body. He will take you on the unconventional journey that he himself has travelled, from swallowing tape worm to uncovering revolutionary new ways to lose weight, get fit and reduce stress.

'Dr Mosley is a brilliant Mr Motivator' - The Times

'Dr Mosley is lucid, informed, clever' - Daily Telegraph

Wed 6 Feb

£23.50 (£21.50)

Wedding Fair

The Hertfordshire Wedding Fair

Over 70 wedding suppliers from around Hertfordshire.

Sun 21 Oct

Prices to be confirmed

Whitney Queen of the Night

A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artistes, and together with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney, deliver a show that exceeds expectation on every level.

Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hit’s that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love, I will Always Love You, and many more, this show beautifully remembers the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever!

Whitney’s one true legacy was her music which touched most of us at some time in our lives. Share her life and get ready for the greatest love of all in Queen of the Night!

“Spellbinding, the company delivered a flawless performance and captured the hearts of the sold out His Majesty’s Theatre” – Rita Brown. The PRESS & JOURNAL. Aberdeen. 15/4/16

“Hearts were pounding, feet tapping, people were feeling so good. It was a great performance and night; a must-see for Whitney fans.” – Danielle Travis. The NEWS (Portsmouth & Southsea) 16/6/16

“Mightily impressive… this top notch show is a celebration of Whitney’s music and a fine and fitting way to ensure it lives on” – Simon Duke. 2/12/16 CHRONICLE LIVE / The Sage – Gateshead.

“Masterly recreated for the stage. A fantastic show with a tightness than can only be achieved after long hard sessions in the rehearsal room”. – Owen J Lewis. 3/2/17 www.loveshrewsbury.com

Thu 25 Oct

£24

Wilko Johnson

The redoubtable Dr Feelgood guitarist and band rock it up Canvey Island-style; after undergoing radical surgery to treat his hitherto-believed-to-be terminal cancer, the indomitable Johnson is back, minus one pancreas but with added vim and vigour.

Sun 10 Mar

£30

You Win Again

Thursday 12 September 2019

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £27*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Direct from London’s West End, You Win Again – Celebrating The Music of The Bee Gees. Prepare to experience the distinct sound of one the greatest bands to have ever graced the stage in this unforgettable concert spectacular. Immerse yourself in the brothers’ music through the sixties, seventies and eighties.

Join us for this breath-taking concert spectacular, taking you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Night Fever, Stayin’ Alive, How Deep is Your Love?

Thu 12 Sep

£27

Alban Arena

The former St Albans City Hall has been the centre of culture in St Albans since the 1970s and has hosted concerts by Dire Straits and Jethro Tull.

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