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.

6th - 10th



Presented by Trinity Operatic Society

Based on Puccini’s opera La Boheme, RENT follows a year in the lives of a group of young artists living a Bohemian lifestyle in New York City’s East Village in the late 20th century. Life is tough: in addition to being too poor to pay rent on their apartments, several are HIV positive and struggling with the AIDS epidemic, drugs and the constant threat of homelessness.

RENT is seen by some as somewhat autobiographical in nature because at the time Larson wrote it, he himself was struggling to make ends meet, and homelessness and squatting was rife. In 1995, police force was in fact used to evict squatters from the East Village. The AIDS epidemic was also at its height in America and the leading cause of death for all Americans aged 25-44, and Larson lost several close friends through it. He was therefore seeking a medium to raise awareness and honour his lost friends.

The musical claims: there is ‘no day but today’, and whilst it deals with themes of loss, love, sex, life and death, the relationship of Angel and Collins delivers a message of hope and how to live life to the fullest without fear.

Director: Kalini Kent
Musical Director: Mike Richardson
Choreographer: Alison Jones



6th – 10th March 2018



£8 - £14

Available online from www.trinityaos.co.uk

or call 01260 271095 (Congleton TIC)



20th - 24th

Les Miserables School Edition

Les Miserables School Edition

Presented by Centre Stage Youth Theatre Company

A musical by Alain Boubul and Jean-Michel Schonberg. School Edition special adaptation licensed by MUSIC  THEATRE INTERNATIONAL and CAMERON MACKINTOSH (OVERSEAS) LIMITED

Following on from the incredible success of ‘Phantom of the Opera’, Centre Stage is excited and proud to present ‘Les Misérables’, one of the most iconic musicals ever written.

This epic story recounts the struggle against adversity in 19th century France. Imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, Jean Valjean is released from his 19-year term and, not only becomes an honest man, but the mayor of a prosperous town and a loving father to his adopted daughter, Cosette. However, he has violated his parole in the process. The relentless Inspector Javert, who makes a decent life for Valjean impossible, consequently pursues him.

Only years later, after Valjean proves his mettle during a bloody student uprising and saves the life of a young man hopelessly in love with Cosette, does the ex-convict finally feel fully redeemed.

Tuesday 20th March to Saturday 24th March at 7.30pm.

Tickets £12 available from centrestageytc.co.uk or the TIC on 01260 271095

Sun 1st

Film: Darkest Hour (PG)

Film: Darkest Hour (PG)

Film at Daneside

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

Tickets: £5.00 available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre - 01260 271095

24th - 28th



Presented by Congleton Players Amateur Theatre Club

Constellations by Nick Payne

Directed by Beckie Morley
Assisted by Joe Stevenson

By special arrangement with Curtis Brown

Constellations tells the story of two people, Roland and Marianne and explores the deepest depths of their relationship and what could have happened if they had done things differently in another universe. A heart-warming comedy that manages to touch every emotion, the play follows the ups and downs of their relationship from the beginning to the end.

Constellations premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in January 2012 and the play received strong reviews from critics and subsequently transferred to the Duke of York’s Theatre in the West End in November 2012. Constellations was named as the winner of the best play category at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards making the 29 year Nick Payne the youngest ever winner of the award.


Tuesday 24th – Saturday 28th April 2018 at 7.30 pm

£8 (£7 Concessions) each night

For information and tickets contact Congleton TIC on 01260 271095 or visit

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.

10th - 12th

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Presented by Congleton Amateur Youth Theatre

Wind in the Willows , by Kenneth Grahame, specially adapted for the stage by Gill Morrell. The rural tranquillity of life on the river bank and its inhabitants - Mole, Ratty, Badger et al. - is shattered by the eccentric behaviour of Mr Toad of Toad Hall. Following an incident with a motor car, Toad is arrested by his arch enemies the weasels and sentenced to life in prison. But he escapes, and after a series of adventures returns to Toad Hall, to find that it has been occupied by the Weasels. An exciting conclusion is assured as his friends rally round in his hour of need.

A rollicking adventure story, suitable for all the family

Production Team:
Director:  Darren Brown
Assisted by: Louise Carter

Thursday 10th May – Saturday12th May 2018
Saturday Matinee 12th May 2018

Tickets available from
Sue Beech - 01260 280417
Congleton Tourist Information Centre - 01260 271095
www.congletonyouththeatre.com and follow the link.

Ticket Prices
Thurs 10th May - £6; Fri 11th May - £7;
Sat 12th May -  Matinee - £6; Sat 12th May - £7.


Sun 13th

Film: Finding Your Feet (12A)

Film: Finding Your Feet (12A)

'Finding Your Feet’ follows ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott as she tries to rebuild her life after discovering that her husband of forty years is having an affair.

Moving in with her estranged sister Bif, she reluctantly allows herself to be dragged along to the local community dance class, where a new lease on life, new friends, and – possibly – new romance await her.

A brilliant British cast

In the UK, we’re lucky to have a strong tradition of “actoors” rather than stars – theatrically trained to enjoy a longevity in their careers that isn’t necessarily the norm elsewhere.

Far from throwing a few hot young things at a poster and hoping for the best, the most successful British rom-coms have one thing in common, and that’s an impressive cast of homegrown talent.

In the vein of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Calendar Girls and Bridget Jones’s Diary, the cast of Finding Your Feet reads like a who’s who of British greats, including Imelda Staunton, Joanna Lumley, Celia Imrie and Timothy Spall, all giving fantastic performances that prove they’re still very much at the top of their game, darling...

Tickets: £5.00 available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre - 01260 271095


Sat 19th

Ga Ga. A Tribute to Queen

Ga Ga. A Tribute to Queen

Performed by a multi-award winning band who have headlined the 'International Guitar Festival' on several occasions, this is a Queen show like no other.

From numerous Queen conventions to TV appearances, Ga Ga have consistently proved why they are so highly rated by critics and audiences alike. There are no wigs, no make-up, no false moustaches but instead a host of massive Queen songs played like they were meant to be.

Stunning - Official Queen fan club

Superb - Brian May


Tickets: £15 in advace.
Please contact Congleton Tourist Information Centre on 01260 271095, go online to https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/venue/EIDIIJ

Tickets on the door on the day - £17.

Sat 26th

West Coast Eagles

West Coast Eagles
West Coast Eagles
The music of the Eagles is timeless and has influenced many artists over the past 45 years.  The band have always encapsulated pop, rock, country and a style all of their own layered with superb harmonies and blistering musicianship.
To contemplate a tribute show to a band of this calibre, and with such a legacy of songs, is a daunting task indeed, yet this is exactly what 'West Coast Eagles' have done.
Each member of the band has been working in the music industry for over 30 years with many top name cabaret show band and tribute acts.
Their love of the Eagles music and their own accomplished careers in music has brought this band together in one package. West Coast Eagles.



So sit back. 'take it easy' feel the warmth of a 'Tequila Sunrise' and the cool wind in your hair.


Tickets £15 are available on-line and through Congleton Tourist Information Centre 01260 271095


Sat 2nd

Alsager Community Choir

Alsager Community Choir

Join the Alsager Community Choir in their first concert under new Conductor Daniel Keen to raise money for Shine. The choir will also be joined by special guest singer Lucy Cross.
The programme will feature a wide variety of music making this concert suitable for all ages.
The Alsager Community Choir was formed in May 2012 and was created to allow people of all singing abilities to get together, make new friends and sing their favourite songs in 4 part harmony. Music Director Matthew Thomason initially came up with the idea whilst he was teaching in China, where he had to use the choir singing as a way to relax students who were under enormous pressure at school. The benefits of singing for your body and mind are great but also being part of a choir is a fantastic way of winding down, meeting new people and sharing new experiences.

The choir now boasts around 60 members and performed it's first concert on December 2012 and has since gone on to perform concerts for the Alzheimer's Society, Alsager Rotary Club, Shine Learning Disability Programme and the Alsager Music & Arts Society.
In 2015 The Alsager Community Choir was asked to perform with the Brit award-winning harmony trio Blake at the Crewe Lyceum and the Buxton Arts Centre, with both shows being a huge success. The choir has since gone on to perform with Blake again in 2016 and 2017. During 2016-2017 the choir was under the excellent tutelage of Kate Cubley an experienced choir leader and vocal coach.
Following Kates departure we are delighted to welcome Daniel Keen as our interim Choral Leader. Daniel has a wealth of experience as Music Director for Biddulph Male Voice Choir and the Bunbury Singers. Dan will be working closely with Music Director Matthew on the choirs future repertoire.
Tickets are available online here.  Online bookers please be aware that this is a different on-line system to our normal one, and that the stage is at the TOP of the seating plan, not the bottom.

7th - 9th

The Show 2018

The Show 2018

Presented by Trinity Operatic Society

Trinity Amateur Operatic Society presents 'The Show 2018', the first in an annual series of fundraising charity concerts. This year's production includes songs from Queen, Dear Evan Hansen, the Greatest Showman, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hair and Bat out of Hell.

This really will be a show you do not want to miss! Performed by some of the very best talent in the North West, delivering stunning vocals, energetic dance routines and incredible ensemble numbers.

Not only are we raising funds for TAOS, but also for 'The Samaritans U.K.'
Without your support these shows are not possible and we really need your help. So please, come down, support local theatre and an amazing charity.

Directors – Sara Hawley & Simon Matthews
Musical Directors – Mike Richardson & Richard Tadman
Choreographer – Liv Riseley

Tickets £10 from Congleton TIC or online at www.trinityaos.co.uk


Sun 17th

Film: The Guernsey & Literary Potato Peel Pie Society (12A)

Film: The Guernsey & Literary Potato Peel Pie Society (12A)

Directed by: Mike Newell

Cast: Lily James, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Katherine Parkinson, Glen Powell, Penelope Wilton, Tom Courtenay

A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II, when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

A correspondence begins between Juliet Ashton(James) and members of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, with them sharing their experiences of Nazi Occupied Guernsey. When an idea for a book catches Juliet she goes to visit the island, making lifelong friends and taking life changing steps along the way. This book is told by way of letters and as the reader, you become enchanted by the writers of them and the love Juliet comes to feel for each of the Islanders; Dawsey, Amelia, Isola, Eben, Kit and Elizabeth. A beautiful story of love, friendship and the sadness of friends lost.

Tickets: £5.00 available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre - 01260 271095

Sat 30th

L B Dance Show 2018

L B Dance Show 2018

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.


Sat 7th

One Act Playwriting Festival

One Act Playwriting Festival

Presented by Congleton Players Amateur Theatre Club

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



Sun 22nd

Film : Edie

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.

17th - 18th



Presented by SOL Theatre School



SOL was founded in 2007, with the aim of putting on a show in 2 weeks over August in Congleton at the Daneside Theatre with children between 7-18 years old.

Ths years production will be Spamalot, with two performances on 17th and 18th August at 7.30.


More details to follow.

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