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

The Titfield Thunderbolt

Written by Philip Goulding from the original Ealing comedy screenplay by T E
B Clarke

Directed by David McCaddon

This delightfully funny play is based on the original Ealing comedy film of the same name brought to the stage by Philip Goulding and is set in the 1950s. When British Railways announce the closure of the Titfield to Mallingford branch line, a group of local village residents make a bid to run it themselves, backed by a monied member of the community who is attracted by the fact that the train will be hosting a bar service.

The focus is on the Titfield branch line that is threatened with closure much to the delight of the local bus owner Vernon Crump. But that is not going to happen if the formidable Lady Edna Chesterford has anything to do with it.

Dates: Tuesday 2nd October to Saturday 6th October 2018 at 7.30 pm.


Tickets available online or from Congleton TIC 01260 271095

Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat £8
Concessions (Each night) £7

Early bird concessions available until 31/8/18

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11th Oct: Two

Nomads preset "Two"

Set over the course of one evening in a typical Northern pub, Jim Cartwright's 'Two' features fourteen diverse characters all played by just two actors; as various members of the local community pull up a stool and let us into their lives.

Written by the celebrated Lancastrian author of 'Little Voice', this play waltzes the audience through the spectrun of human emotion, eaving a rich tapestry of life in a working class town through intimate insights into the lives of the colourful owners and their regulars.

The banter and bickering of the Landlord and Landlady are the backdrop as the pair's painful story unfolds throughout the evening as a series of regulars visit the pub - all played by the two actors.  From the old man who takes quiet comfort in the memory of his late wife, to the fat bobble-hatted couple who come to the pub to eat crisps and watch TV, to the drinken 'other' woman arriving to confront her lover, and many more, we are allowed to catch snapshots of the community through these self-contained nuggests of live.

Sometimes humerous, sometimes poignant, yet always incredibley human, each character or couple are like a fragment of shattered glass reflecting back at us as the play mines the depths of the human experience.

The success of the characterisations depends on the abilities of the two actors to convey them, as they must switch from bawdy humour to heart-wrenching tradegy in the change of a jacket or a ruffle of the hair, plunging in and out of their various lives, inhabitinh each one completely before (seemingly) effortlessley gliding into the next.

Absorbing, warm, touching and often outrageously funny, this is a play performed in the studio area, and NOT the main stage of the Daneside Theatre, where you will see the acting at very close quarters as though you are actually a fly on the wall ion the pub itself.

Be prepared to be moved, amused and entertained in equal measure by this truly heart-warming production.


This performance will be held in the intimate space of our 2nd floor rehearsal room.

Dont worry if you dont like stairs, there is also a lift ro take you to the top of the building without having to climb a single stair.


Tickets: £10 from Congleton TIC or on the door.

Please note that total seats per performance are very limited.



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Presented by Congleton Musical Theatre in association with Centre Stage Youth Theatre.

A great evening of superb music from memorable shows such as Carousel, The King and I, Whistle Down the Wind, Phantom of the Opera, Lis Miserables, Starlight EXpress nad many many More.

Strictly Musicals poster

Just two performancwes on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October at 7.30.

Tickets are £8 (no concessions) and are available from Congleton TIC on 01260 271095 or online at


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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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