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Darwen Library Theatre

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Knott Street, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 3BU
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The Amy Winehouse Experience: Lioness


Tribute to the soulful jazz sounds of Amy Winehouse performed by Emma Wright and band.

Wed 25 Nov


Arthur Smith

Sun 14 Mar


Darwen Comedy Club

Monthly comedy night featuring UK and international comedians.

Sat 5 Sep

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 3 Oct

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Sat 7 Nov

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Sat 5 Dec

Prices to be confirmed

Exciting Science


This Brand New, Exciting & Educational show will amaze & astound all ages from 4 years & upwards, as we put the “Exciting” back into Science. So stand clear and prepare for action, as this show is full of* Wiz, bang, pop …. And splurt*

Exciting Science – Prepare to be amazed! "



Mon 15 Feb


Henry Normal - The Escape Plan

Edge Street Live Presents: Henry Normal - The Escape Plan, live at Waterside, Sale on Thursday 22nd October 2020

Fri 13 Nov


Hue & Cry

Hue and Cry

Soulful pop, jazzy influences and urban grooves from Scotrock veterans Pat and Greg Kane.

Fri 23 Apr


Ivo Graham: Motion Sickness

Ivo Graham - Motion Sickness

A feisty new hour about facing the future.

Sat 8 May


Kiki Dee

Fri 24 Sep


The Kilkennys

The Kilkennys

New to Viva for 2019!

* A traditional Irish folk and ballad band, The Kilkennys are noted for their dynamic arrangements, **energetic performances** and **charismatic rapport** with audiences across the globe.
* Picking up the mantle left by acts such as **The Dubliners** and **The Clancy Brothers**, the 4 piece group continue to conquer tour circuits in Europe and the U.S. In the past years The Kilkennys have shared the stage with renowned Irish artists such as **Shane McGowan**, **Sharron Shannon** and **Finbar Furey**.
* Continuing their hectic tour schedule 2016 saw the band perform on the main stage at **Milwaukee Irish Fest** – the largest Irish Festival in the world.
* Voted **Best International Folk Group of 2018**. The Kilkennys bring a world renowned performance to Blackpool!
Fri 30 Apr


Mark Radcliffe

An intimate evening with the Radio 2 Folk Show presenter

Radio 2 Folk Show, 6music and Glastonbury TV presenter Mark Radcliffe invites you to an intimate evening of his own songs and accompanying personal stories from his life and career.

Thu 29 Apr


Merry Hell

The impressive eight-piece collective was originally formed by three Kettle brothers - Andrew, Bob and John - who were previously members of folk-punk unit The Tansads. Their current ensemble will be performing rousing folk rock in support of the 2016 album, Bloodlines.

Fri 30 Oct


Mick Fleetwood & Friends

Mick Fleetwood & Friends
  • 2020
  • UK
  • 2h 20min
  • Cast: Mick Fleetwood, Neil Finn, Noel Gallagher, Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Kirk Hammett, Jonny Lang, John Mayall, Christine McVie, Pete Townshend, Steven Tyler, Bill Wyman

Stars of the music world come to pay tribute to Peter Green and the music of Fleetwood Mac, including the likes of Noel Gallagher, Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Christine McVie, Pete Townshend, Steven Tyler and more.

Sun 28 Feb


Mike Peters

Mike Peters

Rock musician.

Fri 16 Oct


The Paranormalist Returns: Clinton Baptiste

Clinton Baptiste

Character comedy centred around Baptiste, a clairvoyant, medium and psychic best known for his appearances on Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, played by Alex Lowe.

Sat 20 Feb


Sun 21 Feb


Pete Firman: Marvels

Pete Firman: Marvels

Comedy magic from The Next Great Magician star.

Sat 24 Oct


Pink Floydian

Pink Floydian

A tribute to Pink Floyd.

Sat 24 Apr


Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys Experience

Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys Tribute Show

Paul Hopkins steps into the Roy Orbison role with this tribute to the 80s supergroup.

Fri 23 Oct


The Ruts DC

The Ruts DC

A spin-off of the original Ruts, carrying on the tradition of reggae-influenced punk.

Fri 21 Aug


Simon Evans: The Work Of The Devil

Simon Evans: Genius

Veteran stand-up presents his most personal show to date.

Fri 12 Mar


Spear of Destiny

Spear of Destiny

Kirk Brandon's mob head out to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their album One Eyed Jacks. Muscles bulge, veins pop, fists are clenched, rabbles are roused.

Sat 26 Sep


Suzi Ruffell: Dance Like Everyone's Watching

Suzi Ruffell: Dance Like Everyone's Watching

The comedian discusses her currently happy state of being, and whether comedy can only arise out of misery.

Sat 27 Feb


The Word is Terry Christian

Terry Christian performs live at Darwen Library Theatre on Thursday 17th September 2020…

Thu 17 Sep


Darwen Library Theatre

Opened by Andrew Carnegie in 1908, Darwen Library Theatre was part of Darwen Library and Theatre and originally played host to all sorts of events, from literary salons to the Huntington Lectures. From 1974, the venues became more of a community-focused centre, but became a fully-fledged theatre in 2000.

Located in the heart of the town centre, DLT is easily accessible from car, rail and on foot.

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