Daneside Theatre

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We were shortlisted for a public vote in Tesco’s #BagsofHelp initiative!

During March and April this year, we were participating in the Tesco Bags of Help Competition in the two Congleton Stores. A BIG Thank you for everyone who put the blue token in our container. We are awaiting the result, and will let you know when we know when the outcome is announced.
More details at the Bags of Help webite

Coming up next

LB Dance are one of the groups who regularly use our rehearsal rooms for lessons.


This performance will show off what they have achieved with their pupils this year.


More details to follow


Performance at 2.00pm.


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A Festival of One-Act Plays

One-Act Plays Co-Ordinator – David McCaddon
Assisted by David Burt

Festival Background

Held every two years the Players first ever Playwriting Competition was launched in September 1998 and its founder and organiser (and now Chairman) Annabelle Hull was thrilled to receive nine entries!

The second competition in 2000 produced some 21 entries and from then on the number of entries increased as has the standard of play. With the launch in 2012 of the Player’s website (www.congletonplayers.com) some 121 plays were received for the competition.

Altogether the Players have now showcased some forty-eight plays – all written especially for The Players since 1998. This means of course that the writers have had the privilege and joy of seeing their words and ideas come to life on stage.

This year will be no exception with a record total of some 440 entries received!

The audience on the night will each cast their vote for the winning  play with a prize of £150 to the successful author!

An evening at the theatre not to be missed

Why not enjoy a superb two course dinner at a cost of £11 per person ahead of visiting the theatre to watch Congleton Players in action at Bojangles Brasserie in central Congleton? PRE-THEATRE DINNER TICKETS TO BE PURCHASED ALONGSIDE THE STANDARD THEATRE TICKET.

Saturday 7th July 2018 at 7.30pm

£8 (Concessions £7)
Information and tickets contact Congleton TIC on 01260 271095 or visit www.congletonplayers.com



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22nd Jul: Film : Edie

83 year old Edie believes that it is never too late - packing an old camping bag, leaving her life behind and embarking on an adventure she never got to have - climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland.

Director: Simon Hunter

Stars: Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie, Paul Brannigan |


Tickets are £5, available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, 01260 271095.

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Daneside Theatre

The Daneside Theatre

Daneside Theatre is an independent theatre with a charitable status that aims to provide a venue for the community that all ages can benefit from.

The 300-seat theatre is located just on the edge of the town centre near the leisure centre. It is the home of various amateur groups as well as being available to hire for shows. The original theatre built in the 1980s has been extended. The extension has rehearsal rooms, scenery store and provides better access and facilities for all theatre users.

These facilities enable shows of all types to be staged, from plays to musicals, films to dance shows. pantomimes to concerts. So we aim to have during our season something to all tastes.

For further details of our shows this current season see the What’s On section.

Online tickets

For online tickets, click on the big ticket:
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Theatre Improvements

Over the next two years we will be embarking on an exciting project to improve the foyer area of the theatre, and small improvements to the auditorium and back stage areas.

There are two new ways that you can help us to raise the funds that we need to make this project a reality; by JustTextGiving and by Amazon purchases using our link.

Please visit the Support Us section for more details.

Getting tickets

Option 1

Congleton Information Centre

Inside Congleton Town Hall, High Street, Congleton. CW12 1BN

Call in personal or ring 01260 271095

Option 2


Follow the links on the "whats on" page, or click below to buy tickets on line

Daneside Theatre TicketSource page
Option 3

Society Contacts

Other society contacts are on the societies page, or in the links - or call someone you know!


Please support the theatre in our goal to maintain and improve the theatre. We have no central funding and are supported by the societies that use the theatre, and by you, our audiences.

You can support us by:

Just make a small donation, by text. 100% of your donation will go directly to our work.

JustTextGiving to the Daneside Theatre Trust Limited
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