Daneside Theatre

Whats on at Daneside

Please check individual show for ticket details.
Congleton Information Centre can be contacted on 01260 271095 or by email.

26th - 29th


26 Aug 19:30pm
27 Aug 19:30pm
28 Aug 14:30pm
29 Aug 19:30pm

Presented by Centre Stage Youth Theatre Company

(Extra performance added on 26th)

The international smash hit musical comedy Hairspray the Musical.

Baltimore, 1962. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream: to dance her way onto national TV, and into the heart of teen idol Link Larkin. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for integration. But can she win equality – and Link’s heart – without denting her ‘do'?

Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more.

Performances on Thursday 26th, Friday 27th August at 7.30pm and Saturday 28th August at 2.30pm and 7.30pm


Tickets are £12, available from Congleton Information Centre and Ticketsource

Sun 5th

Film: Off the Rails(15)

Film: Off the Rails(15)
5 Sep 19:00pm


Off the Rails [Cert 15, 94 mins]
A film by Bill Kenwright
Directed by Jules Williamson

Cast: Kelly Preston, Jenny Seagrove, Sally Phillips, Ben Miller, Franco Nero

A dying wish from their best friend, Anna (Andrea Corr), compels Cassie (Kelly Preston), Kate (Jenny Seagrove), and Liz (Sally Phillips), to put old feuds aside and take her 17-year-old daughter on an interrailing journey across Europe that they did not quite finish during their studies. Now in their fifties, they are older but not necessarily wiser. With some bad luck, train strikes and romantic entanglements thrown in their way, the trip promises as many laughs and tears and self-discovery as the first time around. The question is: will they reach their destination in time to honour their friend’s memory?

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

We are maintaining socially distanced seating, and ask that patrons wear face coverings unless eating or drinking.

Sun 12th

Film: The Last Letter from Your Lover (12A)

Film: The Last Letter from Your Lover (12A)
12 Sep 19:00pm

A pair of interwoven stories set in the present and past follows Ellie Haworth, an ambitious journalist who discovers a trove of secret love letters from 1965 and becomes determined to solve the mystery of the forbidden affair at their center. As she uncovers the story behind Jennifer Stirling, the wife of a wealthy industrialist, and Anthony O'Hare, the financial journalist assigned to cover him, Ellie's own love story unfolds with the assistance of an earnest, endearing archivist who helps her track down more letters.

All tickets £5, available from Congleton Information Centre 01260 271095

We are retaining social distancing in the auditorium for the time being.

Sat 18th

Film: The Courier(12)

Film: The Courier(12)
18 Sep 19:00pm

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

In the shadow of the Cold War a letter from Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) an agency of the Soviet Union received by MI6 stating the concern of Penkovsky about world safety and his anxiety about a nuclear war, So Emily Donovan (Rachel Brosnahan) a CIA Agent reached out to MI6 Agent Dickie Franks (Angus Wright) , who recruited British salesman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) to be their spy.

All tickets £5, available from Congleton Information Centre 01260 270350 option 1


Sun 19th

Film: The Last Bus(12)

Film: The Last Bus(12)
19 Sep 19:00pm

A heart-warming tale of Tom (Timothy Spall), a pensioner whose wife, Mary (Phyllis Logan), has just passed away, who travels from Britain's most Northerly point, John O'Groats, to his original home town at its most Southerly point, Land's End, using his free bus pass. He carries with him his wife's ashes in a small suitcase, travelling the length of the country to take her back home. Along the way, his adventures are recorded by the people he meets and helps, and by the end of his trip he has unwittingly become a social media celebrity.

All tickets £5, available from Congleton Information Centre 01260 270350 option 1


24th - 25th

Street Dance Academy Annual Showcase

Street Dance Academy Annual Showcase
24 Sep 19:00pm
25 Sep 13:00pm
25 Sep 19:00pm

Street Dance Academy presents

The talented dancers of Street Dance Academy perform an explosive show featuring great music, raw energy and astonishing moves! From flowing poetic solos to outstanding crew pieces, flips, tricks and pure magic on stage. The company will also showcase their international competition and hip hop theatre tour pieces. All performed to a timeless thumping soundtrack the whole family will enjoy. If your little one is dancing, boxing around the house this is the perfect showcase to inspire a lifelong hobby!

For more information, please contact Street Dance Academy

Sun 26th

Film: Jungle Cruise(12A)

Film: Jungle Cruise(12A)
26 Sep 18:00pm

Film: Jungle Cruise(12A)

Disney adventure meets Indiana Jones..

Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney's 'Jungle Cruise' is an adventure-filled, Amazon-jungle expedition starring Dwayne Johnson as the charismatic riverboat captain and Emily Blunt as a determined explorer on a research mission. Also starring in the film are Edgar Ramirez, Jack Whitehall, with Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti.

NB. This film starts earlier than our normal start time

All tickets £5, available from Congleton Information Centre 01260 270350 option 1

5th - 9th

Blue Remembered Hills

Blue Remembered Hills
5 Oct 19:30pm
6 Oct 19:30pm
7 Oct 19:30pm
8 Oct 19:30pm
9 Oct 19:30pm

Dennis Potter's acclaimed television play - though the most straight forward and realistic of his popular works - is both hilarious and an incredibly moving story. Through the simple act of using adults in the roles, Potter was able to emphasise the darker aspects of children's innocence and imagination, creating an altogether more complex and ambivalent picture of that "Land of lost content". On an idyllic summer afternoon in 1943, a group of children play in the West Country hills, fields and forests. With no adults around, they indulge in spontaneous games and horseplay - sometimes echoing the distant war, at other times revealing their own insecurities and petty vindictiveness. But as they tease, fantasise and fight the day away, their innocence is about to be destroyed forever.

Tickets £10 (£8 concessions). Early bird discount is available until 5th September 2021

Tickets from Congleton Information Centre 01260 270350 option 1 or Ticketsource

Sat 16th


16 Oct 19:30pm

Presented by Jenni Lee Performing Arts Foundation


For the last twenty years Wychcraft Big Band has enjoyed entertaining audiences all over the North West. We are a local group of twenty musicians who love playing Big Band arrangements from the 1930s to the present day. Our playlists feature classic numbers made famous by artists such as Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra and Micael Buble.

We'll get you "In the Mood" and "Fly you to the Moon" with our tunes! Our Musical Director, Simon Lodge, studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and leads us from the front on trombone and vocals.

You can follow us at www.wychcraft.org and www.facebook.com/WychcraftBigBand.

Wychcraft is proud to be associated with the Jenni Lee Performing Arts Foundation.

Tickets £10 from Congleton Information Centre on 01260 270350 option 1 or from Ticketsource.

16th - 20th

Pirates of Penzance (Australian version)

Pirates of Penzance (Australian version)
16 Nov 19:30pm
17 Nov 19:30pm
18 Nov 19:30pm
19 Nov 19:30pm
20 Nov 19:30pm

Presented by Congleton Amateur Youth Theatre

Lock up your daughters, the pirates are coming to town! Peppered with unforgettable melodies and tongue-twisting songs, Essgee's unique version of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance is one of the most popular operettas ever written. This fresh take on the comic operetta, first stormed across Australia in 1994, and is now being performed all over the world.
In spite of being apprenticed to a Pirate King as a child, Frederic has led a very sheltered life. So when he arrives in Pezance with his boisterous shipmates, there are a few surprises in store for him in this hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young livers and an eccentric Major-General. This bright and breezy production is guarnateed to have you laughing in your seat.


Tickets (£8-£10)are available from Sue Beech (details in image above), Congleton Information Centre 01260 270350 option 1 or Ticketsource . A booking fee applies to tickets bought online.

NB proof of covid status will be required for ebtry to this event. See the CATY website for more details.


Sat 27th

Phoenix Writes

Phoenix Writes
27 Nov 19:30pm

Presented by Phoenix Theatre Company

We are delighted to announce the finalists of our 2020 Playwriting Competition for 2020.

Our five plays are:

  • ?A Lady Among Lions
  • The Naked Truth

  • Waiting

  • Petals

  • Rumours, Bargains & Lies

?More detail to follow

Sat 4th

Blokes of a Feather

Blokes of a Feather
4 Dec 19:30pm

Congleton Lawn Tennis Club presents
Blokes of a Feather
in aid of Children's Mental Health Charity Visyon

NB You will be required to provide evidence of a full double covid vaccination, a negative covid test in the previous 48 hours, or a positive PCR test in the previous 6 months

An evening with award winning script writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.
Anecdotes - Indiscretions - Revelations - Insights
Forty years ago, Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran gave up their day jobs to become full-time comedy writers: their 40-year mission, to make millions laugh. The following decades took them from Borehamwood to Pinewood via Hollywood.
They created a hatful of hit TV shows, including Shine On Harvey Moon, The New Statesman, Love Hurts, Goodnight Sweetheart, and of course Birds of a Feather.

Along the way they won two BAFTAs and an Emmy, and founded Alomo Productions, one of the most successful TV production companies of the 1990s.
In the 21st century, Lo and Mo also found time to write for radio, theatre and the musical stage; Dreamboats and Petticoats, their first musical, was nominated for an Olivier Award. Currently they are working on several new musicals, and a memoir.
Despite all this, they’ve decided to go on the road to share their memories of a remarkable career, and of the famous and infamous personalities they’ve fought with along the way, including Frankie Howerd, Adam Faith, Zoe Wanamaker, Kate Winslet, Ray Winstone, Rik Mayall, Nick Lyndhurst, Warren Mitchell, Henry Winkler, Michael Winner, Michael Caine, Roger Moore, Cilla Black, and of course the birds of a feather, Linda, Pauline and Lesley.

Blokes of a Feather will provide a highly entertaining evening in the theatre…though we’re willing to do afternoons if the audience wants an early night. There will be anecdotes, revelations, indiscretions, insights and lots of laughter, and plenty of classic video clips from their enormous back catalogue (Oooh, missus, as Frankie Howerd would have said).

More Information: https://www.marksandgran.com

Tickets (£20) available from Congleton Lawn Tennis Club, and Congleton Information Centre 01260 270350 option 1


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