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.

14th - 15th

Musical Marvels

Musical Marvels

Presented by Centre Stage Youth Theatre Company

Musical Marvels. An evening of musical excellence from Centre Stage Youth Theatre.

Presented for just two evenings.

online tickets from here


16th - 16th

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! Sophie learns about her mother's past while pregnant herself.


Due to incredible demand, there are now TWO showings of this film: A matinee at 14:00 and an evening showing at 19:00.


Tickets available from Congleton TIC, priced £5,00

Sat 22nd

Lars Tharp: The Antiques Roadshow story.

Lars Tharp: The Antiques Roadshow story.

Congleton Heritage and Antiques Festival & The Art Society Dane Valley present…

Man and Boy - My 30 years with the Antiques Road Show and Beyond... .
Behind the scenes with ceramics and Hogarth expert Lars Tharp.

Part of the Congleton Heritage Festival

Lars has been a regular expert on the show for eighteen years and will lift the lid a little tonight on his time with the Roadshow, and the behind the scenes events that go into making such a hugely popular program.

Born in Copenhagen, Lars read Archaeology at Cambridge, was at Sotheby’s for sixteen years, and is today London's Foundling Museum's 'Hogarth Ambassador'. He comes to the Festival thanks to collaboration with The Arts Society Dane Valley.

Tickets are just £5 in advance (£6 on the night), and can be booked either online from Daneside Theatre or from Congleton Tourist Information Centre tel 01260 271095


2nd - 6th

The Titfield Thunderbolt

The Titfield Thunderbolt

Presented by Congleton Players Amateur Theatre Club

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

11th - 13th



Presented by Nomads Theatre Company

Nomads present "Two"

We are sorry to have to inform you that this performance has been postponed until early 2019.

If you have booked tickets for this performance please contact you ticket seller for more information.



26th - 27th

Strictly Musicals

Strictly Musicals

Presented by Congleton Musical Theatre

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


Sun 28th

Film:The Children Act(12A)

Film:The Children Act(12A)

As her marriage to Jack flounders, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye has a life-changing decision to make at work - should she force a teenage boy, Adam, to have the blood transfusion that will save his life? Her unorthodox visit to his hospital bedside has a profound impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.

Richard Eyre

Ian McEwan (screenplay by), Ian McEwan (based on the novel by)

Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin

Fri 2nd

West Coast Eagles

West Coast Eagles

Following their appearance earlier in the year the West Coast Eagles are back for  a second visit.

If you saw them last time, tell your friends. If you weren't there, make sure you dont miss this excellent band a second time.


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 from Congleton TIC - 01260 271095 or online


14th - 17th



Presented by Congleton Amateur Youth Theatre

Bringing Charles Dickens' beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart's Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London's underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family and - most importantly - for love.

When Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the coniving, but charismatic, Fagin/ When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn't commit, he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin's violent sidekick, Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill's thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results.

With sipirited, timeless songs like "As long as he needs me", "Food, Gloroius food" and "Where is love", Oliver! is a musical classic.


Tickets £8 (Wed/ Thur/ Sat Matinee); £10 (Fri/Sat Evening)

All tickets are restricted to children 5 years an over.

For ticket or other information please contact Sue Beech on 01260 280417 or Congleton TIC on 10260 271095 or visit: www.congletonyouththeatre.com



Tue 20th

South Cheshire Floral Society

South Cheshire Floral Society

A demonstration of Seasonal Floral Art by Mark Entwistle.

Mark is an acclaimed and popular Chelsea Gold Medal winner and former U.K. Florist of the year. He is an accredited Member of the prestigious American Institute of Floral Designers. He enjoyed a successful teaching career at Reaseheath College, Nantwich, Cheshire, before becoming Creative Director at the Black Rose and Cheshire school of flowers in Knutsford.

He is now a frelance floral designer and demonstrator. Mark has gained the respect and admiration of colleagues in the floristry field in the U.K., Europe and America for his innovative floral designs. He teaches regularly to professionals and amateurs in both groups and one-to-one sessions.


Tickets £12 (£10 SCFS members) from Congleton TIC or Suzanne Conibere 01260 279142 or Anne Jackson 01260 281696.


Sun 25th

Film: King of Thieves

Film: King of Thieves

King of thieves


A true crime film about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in London's jewelry district. What starts off as their last criminal hurrah quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed. Based on infamous true events.

A famous thief in his younger years, 77 year old widower Brian Reader pulls together a band of misfit criminals to plot an unprecedented burglary at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit. The thieves, all in their 60s and 70s except for one, employ their old-school thieving skills to plan the heist over the Easter holiday weekend. Posing as servicemen, they enter the deposit, neutralise the alarms, and proceed to drill a hole into the wall of the safe. Two days later, they manage to escape with allegedly over £200 million worth of stolen jewels and money. When police are called to the scene and the investigation starts, the cracks between the misfit gang members begin to show as they row over how to share the goods and become increasingly distrustful of each other.

Meanwhile, the crime has become public knowledge, and a frenzy of speculations begin. As details about the crime come to light, both the British public and the media are captivated, and the investigation is followed with bated breath around the world until the criminals are eventually captured

Michael Caine as Brian Reader
Jim Broadbent as Terry Perkins
Tom Courtenay as John Kenny Collins
Charlie Cox as Basil
Paul Whitehouse as Carl Wood
Michael Gambon as Billy "The Fish" Lincoln
Ray Winstone as Danny Jones


Sat 8th

Louise Carter School of Dance

Louise Carter School of Dance

A Celebration of Christmas

The fisrt ha;lf will be a shortened version of the ballet Coppelia, whilst the second half will be modern and tap routines performed to popular Christmas music.

Please note that the show is open only to pareents, realtives and friends of the performers due to limited ticket availability.

Tickets available from Louise Carter 01260 290050



Sat 15th

Congleton Rotary Club

Congleton Rotary Club

Presented by Congleton Rotary Club

Silk Brass abd Eaton Bank Academy Choir


Join us for another evening of musical and choral fun.


Tickets available from Congleton TIC 01260 271095


Sun 16th

Film: A Star is Born (15)

Film: A Star is Born (15)

A failing country musician starts a love affair with a woman whose undiscovered talent could destroy his career. Based on the classic film of the same name, A Star is Born is a beautiful reimagining of a beloved story, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, who makes her first leading role debut.


Starring                                    Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper                                 

12th - 19th

Congleton Pantomime

Congleton Pantomime

Presented by Congleton Pantomime

Snow White and the seven dwarfs

More details to follow



Sun 20th

Film: Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

Film: Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

We will rock you! A biopic of Freddie Mercury of Queen was maybe a biopic you didn't know you wanted. That is until you get into the cinema for a foot-stamping, heart-beating, joy-rousing film that captures the birth of the original super-group and their flamboyant larger than life stage presence, here played by Rami Malek.                         


Bryan Singer
Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee

-- Sold Out --

Tickets for films are sold exclusively though Congleton Tourist information Centre, in the front of the Town Hall, High Street, Congleton. Please apply in person, or over the phone on 01260 270195.

5th - 9th

One Man Two Governors

One Man Two Governors

Presented by Congleton Players Amateur Theatre Club

Director Louise Colohan

Written by by Carlo Goldoni, Grant Olding and Richard Bean the play is set in 1963 in Brighton. Out-of-work skiffle player Francis Henshall becomes separately employed by two men – Roscoe Crabbe, a gangster, and Stanley Stubbers, an upper class twit.

Francis tries to keep the two from meeting, in order to avoid each of them learning that Francis is also working for someone else. Complicating events, Roscoe is really Rachel Crabbe in disguise, her twin brother Roscoe having been killed by her boyfriend, who is none other than Stanley. Complicating events still further is local mobster Charlie the Duck, who has arranged his daughter Pauline's engagement to Roscoe despite her preference for over-the-top amateur actor Alan Dangle. Even further complications are prompted by several letters, a very heavy trunk, an extremely elderly waiter and Francis' pursuit of his twin passions: Dolly, Charlie's feminist bookkeeper, and food.

Tickets available on-line and from Congleton TIC


12th - 14th



Eaton Bank Academy Performimg Arts Faculty present 


High School Edition


The adaptation has been developed specifically for high school performers.

Set during the Roaring Twenties, Chicago is based on a 1926 play of the same name by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins. The story is a sharp-edged satire on corruption and celebrity, featuring a dazzling score and the destinctive choreography of Bob Fosse.

It has introduced generations to the characters of Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly and Billy Flynn.

Dates: Tuesday 12th to Thursday 14th February 2019 at 7.30pm

Tickets from Congleton Tourist Information Centre or online

Sat 16th

Pinked Floyd

Pinked Floyd

This exciting Pink Floyd tribute band return for what has now become an annual appearance following their highly acclaimed shos at Daneside Theatre in the last three years.

Offering an engaging and energetic show, they have been especially praised for the accuracy of their performance based on the studio versions of music spanning the entire output of the Floyd from early days, with firm favourites Dark Side, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall particularly featured. The music is enhanced by a fabulous light-show including Floyd's distinctive circular screen. All your favourites are featured, and maybe a couple of less familiar tracks for the real afficionado.


“Unbelievably awesome! Music buzzing in our heads on our walk home and still singing today” (M&T)

“What a brilliant performance, the band was faultless. A brilliant set of tracks. Can’t wait to see them again” (P Abbott)

“Stunning rendition of Echoes and Andrea’s Great gig in the sky was the best I have heard since the release of DSOTM. Can’t wait for the next show” (Brian Parker)

“Finishing with Comfortably Numb, Alan Tarpey blew the crowd away with his jaw-dropping solo that the audience were still gasping and chattering about as they left the room” (Seren Hughes-Jones, QuaysNews)

“My heroes will never be forgotten as long as you are on the stage and that’s from a 68 year-old roadie of the original PF! You are another brick in the wall!" (David Larkin, former PF roadie)

Pinked Floyd website www.pinked-floyd.co.uk

Dates: Saturday 16th February 2019 - 7.30 pm


NB Ticket prices now confirmed - no increase since last year!

Advance Tickets:  £12,  Concessions £8
Available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre or Online

Book now

Tickets on the door:  £15,  Concessions £10

All tickets from TIC and On-line incur a booking fee


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