The Glasgow-born singer-songwriter performs acoustic versions of his back catalogue.
Tue 29 Oct
An irreverent show performed in period costume, borne from suggestions from the audience.
Thu 17 Oct
Relive the sights and sounds of the 60s with the most established Beatles tribute band.
Thu 4 Apr
Entertaining comedy show that wrestles the big questions in life.
Fri 20 Sep
The sextet fronted by the inimitable Alex Horne performs a medley of retro jazz-swing and big band music plus stand-up, performance and musical comedy.
Tue 14 May
Sir Ian McKellen celebrates his 80th birthday by touring the UK with a brand new solo show, with profits benefiting different causes at each location.
Fri 31 May
A concert of music from the Bond movies.
Sun 25 Aug
Saucy comedy from 'renowned homosexual' Julian Clary.
Sun 5 May
Perennial crusty favourites influenced by punk and traditional English music.
Wed 8 May
The urbane expatriate pop crooner performs material from his latest album alongside Commotions classics.
Wed 16 Oct
Milkshake Monkey can’t wait to put on a spectacular new musical for you all! But when stage fright hits, his favourite Milkshake friends come to help, creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen!
Be part of this fantastic production as you learn the amazing songs and dances with your favourite Milkshake friends, and watch as the music, the lights, the costumes and stage come together. With great Milkshake friends, anything is possible.
Starring Fireman Sam, Noddy, Shimmer & Shine, Digby Dragon, Wissper, Nella the Princess Knight and Floogals, alongside two Milkshake presenters, this brand-new show has plenty of laughter, audience interaction and great fun to get everyone up on their feet! It’s a family show not to be missed!
Mon 15 Apr
Based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist, the classic musical Oliver! is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece.
The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.
Following on from last year’s hugely successful production of West Side Story, this production of Oliver!once again features talented young local people alongside a professional choreographer, musical director and musicians, and directed by our very own Chief Executive, Paul Kerryson.
Fri 24 May
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Sun 9 Jun
Puss in Boots is no ordinary cat. Clever and charming, he takes life in his stride and befriends everyone he meets. The only thing is, he always seems to bring his master, Jack, bad luck.
Join Puss and Jack on their adventure as they meet a flurry of lovable characters, and even come face to face with royalty!
Bringing this much-loved children’s story to life, Puss in Boots is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre.
With sell-out performances and a string of hugely successful CBeebies TV adaptations, Northern Ballet’s productions for children are not to be missed.
Book now for this purr-fect family treat!
Fri 3 May
A unique brand of 'bag rock' (that's bagpipes plus rock, if you were wondering) with stirring tunes and energetic performances. Expect everything from 'Flower of Scotland' to Coldplay's 'Clocks', via AC/DC and Deep Purple.
Fri 17 May
Strictly dancers Aljaž Škorjanec and Janette Manrara pay tribute to the classic movies with a series of dance routines inspires by film.
Thu 2 May
Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert returns to comedy after a six year hiatus and discusses the unfortunate turns his life has taken since the last time he was on stage.
Wed 9 Oct
Fri 26 Apr
Got a goldfish that you flushed down the toilet that you need to say sorry to? Now's your chance to apologise through the medium Sally Morgan.
Thu 28 Mar
Relive the nostalgic sounds of 60s pop. The artists sing their greatest hits and celebrate the music of the famous decade.
Sat 13 Apr
Surreal and deadpan one-liners from the Canadian stand-up and TV regular, as seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.
Sun 14 Apr
US singer-songwriter who has been honoured with two Lifetime Achievement Awards – from the North American Folk Music Alliance and the Radio 2 Folk Awards.
Sat 20 Apr
A live orchestra accompanies newly created Wallace & Gromit animations and a special screening of Wallave & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers.
Thu 16 May
Join everyone’s favourite dynamic duo as Wallace prepares to perform his musical masterpiece My Concerto in Ee Lad with help from his faithful canine companion Gromit…what could possibly go wrong?!
This interactive experience features specially created animations as well as live orchestral accompaniment and escapades from the Picture House Orchestra and presenter Matthew Sharp.
Followed by a screening of the Academy Award®️ winning ‘Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers’ with the soundtrack performed by the orchestra live on stage, it’s set to be a grand day out for the whole family.
Thu 16 May
The Glasgow soul popsters tour their greatest hits, and some other people's greatest hits as well.
Sat 4 May
Home to both the Buxton Festival – one the largest opera festivals in the UK – and the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, Buxton Opera House has a bustling performing arts calendar year round, capped off with the obligatory pantomine at Christmas. Designed by British theatre architect Frank Matcham and opened in 1902, the opera house has been both a performance space and a cinema in its century-long career.
Buxton Opera House is reachable by train from Manchester Piccadilly Station and there is free parking after 6pm in the nearby Pavilion Gardens car park.
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