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.

1st - 2nd

Our Gang 2017

Our Gang 2017

Presented by Scouts and Guides of Congleton

The Scouts & Guides of Congleton have, for over 40 years, been proud to present their ever-popular biennial Gang Show, “OUR GANG”.

This “must-see” musical extravaganza is two years in the making as the cast of 100 young people and their leaders bring to The Daneside a unique action packed production full of colour, music, singing, dancing and comedy with something sure to appeal to all ages.

Please book early as there is always a big demand for this popular revue-styled show of family entertainment.

Dates: Please note show times start at 7.15 or 2.15 pm
Monday 27 th November to Saturday 2 nd December at 7.15 pm
Saturday 2 nd December Matinee at 2.15 pm

Monday £9.00; OAP £8.00
Tuesday- Friday £9.00
Saturday matinee £9.00
Saturday evening £11.00
Discounts for groups of 10 or more

For ticket or other information please contact Ticket Secretary on 01260 299264
or Congleton TIC on 01260 271095
or visit: www.congletongangshow.co.uk

Sun 3rd

Goodbye Christopher Robin(PG)

Goodbye Christopher Robin(PG)

After leaving London for the English countryside, writer A.A. Milne starts to spin fanciful yarns about his son's growing collection of stuffed animals. These stories form the basis for "Winnie-the-Pooh" and "The House at Pooh Corner," published respectively in 1926 and 1928. Milne and his family soon become swept up in the instant success of the books, while the enchanting tales bring hope and comfort to the rest of postwar England.


Tickets £5.00 from Congleton TIC 01260 271095

Sat 9th

Silk Brass Band and Eaton Bank Choir

Silk Brass Band and Eaton Bank Choir

Presented by Congleton Rotary Club

Saturday 9 th December at 7.30pm

For tickets please contact Congleton Tourist Information Centre on 01260 271095
or purchase tickets on the door

13th - 20th

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

Presented by Congleton Pantomime


In January 2018 Congleton Pantomime will perform ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. This is set to be the most fun yet! A fabulous feast of character fuelled costumes, super sets, magical moments, a ditzy dame, slapstick and silliness.

Why not come along and follow Jack up the beanstalk and let the adventure begin! It’ll be one GIANT of a Panto!


Tickets available from Tourist Information Centre on 01260 271095

or online

Sun 21st

Film : Murder on the Orient Express (12A)

Film : Murder on the Orient Express (12A)

Film at Daneside
Hercule Poirot, the best detective in the world decides to leave on the Orient Express. The train accidentally gets stopped because of the strong snow. Little did he know that a murder was planned and that a person on this train was able of commiting such crime. Will he solve this murder before the train starts working again?

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Screenplay by: Michael Green , based upon the novel by Agatha Christie
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judy Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Josh Gadd, Daisy Ridley


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

6th - 10th

The Ghost Train

The Ghost Train

Presented by Congleton Players Amateur Theatre Club

by Arnold Ridley
Directed by Lee Makin
by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

Tuesday 6 th - Saturday 10 th February 2018 at 7.30 pm

TICKETS: £8 (£7- Concessions) - each night

Information and tickets contact Congleton TIC on 01260 271095
or visit: www.congletonplayers.com

A party of assorted railway travellers find themselves stranded in the waiting room of an isolated country station in the evening. The Station Master tries to get them to leave the site as he is closing the station for the night.

Given their reluctance to go, and after they’ve refused his order (citing the lack of alternative accommodation for them within several miles), he warns them of a threat, if they remain, from the supernatural danger of a spectral old railway carriage train, the ghost of one that fatally wrecked in the locality several years before, that sometimes haunts the particular line they are now on at night, which brings death upon all those who set eyes on it. Incredulous of his story they still refuse to leave, and he departs leaving them facing a fateful night on the station ...

Why not enjoy a superb two course dinner ahead of visiting the theatre to watch Congleton Players in action at Bojangles Brasserie in central Congleton?


13th - 15th

High School Musical

High School Musical

Presented by Eaton Bank Academy


Performances 13th, 14th, 15th February.

More details to follow

Sun 18th

Film: The Greatest Showman

Film: The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

The Greatest Showman is directed by exciting new filmmaker, Michael Gracey, with songs by Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land) and starring Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman. Jackman is joined by Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Zac Efron and Rebecca Ferguson.


Tickets: £5.

Available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, High Street, Congleton
Tel: 01260 271095

Sat 24th

Pinked Floyd

Pinked Floyd

Pinked Floyd

This seven-piece tribute band, based in Oldham, is happy to return to Daneside for another evening celebrating the magical music of Pink Floyd.

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.

“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)

website www.pinked-floyd.co.uk

Dates: Saturday 24th February 2018 - 7.30 pm


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

Advance Tickets:  £12,  Concessions £8 - from Congleton Tourist Information Centre
Tickets on the door:  £15,  Concessions £10

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

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 at Daneside

Film at Daneside

Date reserved for Film at Daneside

Sat 19th

Ga Ga. A Tribute to Queen

Ga Ga. A Tribute to Queen

Tribute Band.


More details to follow

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