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.

Sun 22nd

Film: A Street Cat Named Bob

Film: A Street Cat Named Bob

Film at Daneside - A Street Cat Named Bob (12A)


Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.


Tickets £5 - Available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre 01260 271095

7th - 11th

Habeas Corpus

Habeas Corpus

Presented by Congleton Players Amateur Theatre Club

Congleton Players Present

Habeas Corpus is a riotous romp concerning a family (the Wicksteeds) and their friends and acquaintances for whom the determination to put sex and the satisfaction of the body before everything else is the ruling passion of their lives.

To say the play is a farcical comedy is an understatement, as time and time again in typical Bennett style he takes us through maze of mistaken identity, adding layer upon layer of comedy genius.

Fast, funny, relentless laughter from beginning to end , as Arthur Wicksteed says at the close “He who lusts last lasts longest”

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French


Tuesday - £6
Wed to Sat - £8
Concessions on Wed/Thurs - £7

Tickets available from
Congleton Information Centre.
Tel. 01260 271095

You could enjoy a  superb two course dinner ahead of visiting the theatre to watch Congleton Players in action for the price of only £11.00 per person at Bojangles Brasserie in Central Congleton.( http://www.bojanglesbrasserie.co.uk/)

Pre-theatre dinner tickets to be purchased alongside the standard theatre ticket from the Tourist Information Centre.

14th - 16th

Fame the Musical

Fame the Musical

Eaton Bank Academy is proud to present, 'Fame, The Musical'. 


Set during the last years of New York City's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts in the early 1980s, 'Fame', is the bittersweet, but ultimately inspiring, story of a diverse group for students who commit to four years of gruelling artistic and academic work. With candour, humour and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today. This is the musical that inspired new generations to don leg warmers and leotards, leap on top of taxis and light up the sky like a flame. 

Tuesday 14  to Thursday 16 February 2017
Starts at 7:30PM
Ticket Price: £5.00 - £8.00

Box Office: 01260271095

 or Online: TicketSource

Sun 19th

Film at Daneside : United Kingdom (12A)

Film at Daneside : United Kingdom (12A)

Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s.


Director: Amma Asante            
Writer: Guy Hibbert (screenplay)            
Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike,  Jack Davenport       


Tickets ONLY at Congleton TIC - 01260 271095

All tickets: £5.00

Sat 4th

Pinked Floyd

Pinked Floyd

This seven-piece tribute band, based in Oldham, has been thrilling  audiences all over the northwest with their engaging and energetic  performance celebrating the magical music of Pink Floyd. 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. Lead by  front-man Russell’s “incredibly accurate” vocal, supported by Andrea’s  astonishing vocals especially on Great Gig, attention to detail is the  bye-word for Luke (keyboards and effects), drummer Lee, Jack on bass,  and Harry (guitar and sax), while Alan was described as “blowing the  crowd away with his jaw-dropping solo that the audience were still  gasping and chattering about as they left the theatre” (QuaysNews)
 website www.pinked-floyd.co.uk

Tickets £12 (£8 concessions) [ On the night  £15 and £10.]

Available from Congleton TIC and ONLINE: TicketSource

NB. there is an additional booking fee for both TIC and online tickets for this show

13th - 18th

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages

Presented by Trinity Operatic Society

Trinity Amateur Operatic Society’s next production is the award-winning hit musical ‘Rock of Ages’.

a seriously silly, absurdly enjoyable arena-rock musical

Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of
big bands, big egos, big guitar solos & even bigger hair! This
multi Tony Award – nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands
including Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister,
Starship & many others…

It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party
has been raging hard. Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the
Sunset Strips last legendary venues, The Bourbon Room. Amidst the
madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to
take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl
Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes). But the
rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep
into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another
capitalist strip mall.

Can Drew, Sherri and the gang save the strip – and themselves –
before it’s too late? Only the music of hit rock bands Styx, Whitesnake,
Foreigner, Poison, and more hold the answer.

For anyone whose youth coincided with the time period in
question, the siren call of those screaming guitars and singalong
choruses may be impossible to resist

Show dates: 13th – 18th March 2017 at the Daneside Theatre, Congleton. 

Lonny – Simon Matthews
Drew – Luke Clayton
Sherrie – Nickie Simms
Dennis – Alex Bingle
Stacey – Simeon Green
Regina – Sarah Hawley
Justice – Sarah Francis
Hertz – Simon Hoffman
Franz – Andy Jones
The Mayor – Laura Matthews
Waitress #1 – Sarah Bailey
Constance – Lauren Frost
Mother - Jayne Holford
Father/Joey Primo - Sid Smith
Ja Keith/Candi - Paolo Pinto
Sleazy Producer – Jack Thompson
Production Team
Director – Liz Cardall
Musical Director – Mike Richardson


Congleton Information Centre 01260 271095 or in person

Online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/trinityaos


28th - 1st Apr

Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera

Presented by Centre Stage Youth Theatre Company

Phantom of the Opera Youth Group Production.

Tuesday 28th March to Saturday 1st April at 7.30pm

Tickets £10 from:

Congleton TIC 01260 221095

Society Booking Number: 08786637426

Online via TicketSource

Sun 9th

Film at Daneside: April 2017

Film at Daneside: April 2017

Film at Daneside

La La Land

The story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. With modern day Los Angeles as the backdrop, this musical about everyday life explores what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight.


Director: Damien Chazelle            

Writer: Damien Chazelle            

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt

Certificate 12A

showtime: 19.00

Tickets £5 from Congleton TIC - 01260 271095



25th - 29th

Congleton Players - The Weekend

Congleton Players - The Weekend

Presented by Congleton Players Amateur Theatre Club

The Weekend

Faced with a family gathering, world weary Stephen Febble does his best to be difficult. When his daughter, her dreary husband Alan, their precocious child and their incontinent dog come to stay for the weekend, it’s enough to make him reach for the whisky, and the sarcasm.

The climax arrives on Saturday night when his patient wife Virginia has organised a dinner party for not only the family, but neighbour Duff & his wife Bridget who also invites her ‘Society Chiropodist’, the smooth-talking Hugh Bedales.

Described as “comedy with teeth”, Michael Palin has given much to laugh at but it’s also a play with an element of black humour as well as surprising revelations of emotion. It provides straight comedic entertainment but also has a poignancy that gives the script some depth.


Tuesday - £6
Wed to Sat - £8
Concessions on Wed/Thurs - £7

Tickets available from
Congleton Information Centre
Tel. 01260 271095
You could enjoy a  superb two course dinner ahead of visiting the theatre to watch Congleton Players in action for the price of only £11.00 per person at Bojangles Brasserie in Central Congleton.( http://www.bojanglesbrasserie.co.uk/)

Pre-theatre dinner tickets to be purchased alongside the standard theatre ticket from the Tourist Information Centre.

11th - 13th

The Witches

The Witches

Presented by Congleton Amateur Youth Theatre

The Witches

By Roald Dahl

Adapted by David Wood

From Thursday 11TH – Saturday 13TH May 2017
Saturday matinee 13TH May
Evening performances 7.30PM – Saturday matinee 2.30PM

This is a faithful adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic story in which Boy and his Grandmother defeat the Grand High Witch and her followers, who are holding a Conference in an English seaside hotel. During the struggle, Boy gets turned into a mouse.

The Witches are nothing like the ones who wear pointed hats and fly on broomsticks – they look very much like ordinary women, which helps their deception. Humour is provided by the vulgar Jenkins family, whose son, Bruno, also becomes a mouse.


Tickets available by calling 01260 277502 OR
Or visit www.congletonyouththeatre.com or www.ticketsource.co.uk/thewitches

Sun 14th

Film: Viceroy's House (12A)

Film: Viceroy's House (12A)

It’s the final days of Britain’s colonial involvement in India and Lord Mountbatten is about to step down as Viceroy. But is the country ready to govern itself?

It’s 1947 and colonial Britain is coming to an end – particularly in India – where the last Viceroy is about to step down…

Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville) and his wife Edwina (Gillian Anderson) are to hand the ruling of India back to its people, but is the country ready to rule itself once again?

Traditionally living upstairs at the home of the former English rulers of India, some 500 servants worked downstairs. Inviting people of Eastern heritage around the dinner table, Edwina is determined to change the very culture of how the English and Indians bond with one another.

However, such a smooth transition doesn’t echo throughout the nation, with people of all different religions and backgrounds beginning to clash.

Will the good intentions of the Mountbattens shine through the emerging chaos and provide India with a foundation to govern itself? Or will the country tear herself apart?

Starring the familiar faces of Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson (The X Files: I Want to Believe) as Lord and Edwina Mountbatten, Viceroy’s House also features Michael Gambon (The Harry Potter series) as General Hastings Ismay.

showtime: 19.00

Tickets £5 from Congleton TIC - 01260 271095



Sun 21st

Cheshire Aerial Championships

Cheshire Aerial Championships

Cheshire Aerial Championships (2nd year running)
 Sunday 21st May 2017 12 noon till late

 This event will be to raise money for Annie's trust fund and the Mind Charity;

 Annie is the daughter of a student from Body Couture who sadly took his own life. I want to show people what he loved and why he loved it and at the same time raise money for his beautiful daughter who, at the age of 2 watched him at class and admired him. His amazing sisters Angel and selby are taking lessons in his honour to guest performs at the competition. Please support Craig, mind charity and Body Couture and be a part of this amazing event.
 The event will see over 80 competitors on stage , performing on aerial hoop and pole , contestants range from 7 years to 55 years age. We have guest performance from ITV NIJA warrior 2x semi finalist ; Danny Charge ; he will be doing his famous spider man act which has been featured on ITV and newspapers, we also have a guest performance from a very talented 9 year old on the aerial silks.
 This is a must see event

Sat 10th

Beautiful Monster

Beautiful Monster




Unfortunately, due to poor advance ticket sales, this performance has been cancelled.

On-line ticket sales will be automatically refunded. Other ticket-holders should contact Congleton TIC for a refund.

After a five year hiatus, Manchester theatre company Skint productions are re-ignited, refreshed and reformed, now presenting a new play by Skint's creative director Karlton Parris, set upon the very eve of Mary Shelley's death, the iconic author of Frankenstein.

In the final hours of this extraordinary woman's life, she is in the grip of madness with visitations from the dead, husband Percy Shelley, their lover, Lord Byron poet John Keats and arch literary rival John William Polidori, author of the first know vampire fiction, whilst  recalling  her warm affection for step sister Claire Clairmont. Most heartbreaking of all, she sees herself as the young girl who penned the world's most read gothic horror novel and, in a truly scary twist, the monster she created. Expect tension galore in this darkly brooding, delightfully twisted,  surprisingly funny, Victorian penny dreadful.

Beautiful Monster image

Beautiful Monster arrives at the Daneside Theatre for one night only en-route to opening in New York in September.

 More information from http://www.skinttheatre.co.uk/

 Recommended 14+

Concessions: over 60 /student/group booking of 6 and over

Tickets from Congleton TIC 01260 271095
£10 (£8 concessions)

Also available online from www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/359999
A booking fee of £0.45 + 6% per ticket will be added to on-line bookings

Sun 18th

Film: Their Finest

Film: Their Finest

Starring: Gemma Arterton, Tom Buckley, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.

Catrin Cole (Arterton) is summoned to an interview at the Ministry of Information, where she is taken on to write script for short information films. Her husband Ellis Cole (Jack Huston) is a war artist, unable to get an exhibition and exempted from the call-up due to a Spanish Civil War leg wound - he is initially accepting of her job but when she becomes the only wage earner he begins to feel threatened and plans to send her back home to Wales, on the pretence of keeping her safe from the London Blitz.


showtime: 19.00

Tickets £5 from Congleton TIC - 01260 271095



7th - 8th

The Magic Attic

The Magic Attic

Presented by Louise Carter School of Dance

A whole school of modern ballet and tap dance.


For tickets, contact Louise Carter on 01260 290050.

NO tickets on the door on the day unless pre-booked,

18th - 19th

Happy Days

Happy Days

Presented by SOL Theatre School

Goodbye grey skies, hello blue!. Happy Days are here again with Richie, Potsie, Ralph Malph and the inforgettable "king of cool" Arthur "the Fonze" Fonzarelli. Based on the hit Paramount Pictures television series, Happy Days, a new Musical reintroduces one of America's best loved families, the Cunninghams -- yes Howard, Marion and Joanie are here too -- to a whole new generation of kids and parents.

The famed drive-in malt shop and number one hangout, Arnold's,  is in danger of demolition. So the gang teams up to save it with a dance contest and a TV-worthy wrestling match. Even Pinky Tuscadero, Fonzie's childhood swaetheart, returns to help and -- lo and behold! -- they rekindle their old flame.

For Tickets, contact Congleton Tourist Information Centre on 01260 271095 or Louise Carter on 01260 290050.


Sun 3rd

Film: Dunkirk

Film: Dunkirk


Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Harry Styles

Tickets wil be available for sale from 17th July.


15th - 16th

Stage and Screen Spectacular

Stage and Screen Spectacular

Presented by Centre Stage Youth Theatre Company



Tickets £8.00

Available from Congleton TIC (01260) 271095

and online

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