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.

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.


Sorry, we dont have any more information about this performace. Please contact the school directly for more information https://www.lbdance.co.uk/


Performance at 2.00pm.


you can book tickets online via the schools website Tickets £8/£5


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.


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 preset "Two"

Set over the course of one evening in a typical Northern pub, Jim Cartwright's 'Two' features fourteen diverse characters all played by just two actors; as various members of the local community pull up a stool and let us into their lives.

Written by the celebrated Lancastrian author of 'Little Voice', this play waltzes the audience through the spectrun of human emotion, eaving a rich tapestry of life in a working class town through intimate insights into the lives of the colourful owners and their regulars.

The banter and bickering of the Landlord and Landlady are the backdrop as the pair's painful story unfolds throughout the evening as a series of regulars visit the pub - all played by the two actors.  From the old man who takes quiet comfort in the memory of his late wife, to the fat bobble-hatted couple who come to the pub to eat crisps and watch TV, to the drinken 'other' woman arriving to confront her lover, and many more, we are allowed to catch snapshots of the community through these self-contained nuggests of live.

Sometimes humerous, sometimes poignant, yet always incredibley human, each character or couple are like a fragment of shattered glass reflecting back at us as the play mines the depths of the human experience.

The success of the characterisations depends on the abilities of the two actors to convey them, as they must switch from bawdy humour to heart-wrenching tradegy in the change of a jacket or a ruffle of the hair, plunging in and out of their various lives, inhabitinh each one completely before (seemingly) effortlessley gliding into the next.

Absorbing, warm, touching and often outrageously funny, this is a play performed in the studio area, and NOT the main stage of the Daneside Theatre, where you will see the acting at very close quarters as though you are actually a fly on the wall ion the pub itself.

Be prepared to be moved, amused and entertained in equal measure by this truly heart-warming production.


This performance will be held in the intimate space of our 2nd floor rehearsal room.

Dont worry if you dont like stairs, there is also a lift ro take you to the top of the building without having to climb a single stair.


Tickets: £10 from Congleton TIC or on the door.

Please note that total seats per performance are very limited.



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 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 at Daneside

Film at Daneside

Date reserved for a Film at Daneside.


More information to follow.

30th - 1st Dec

A Christmas Concert

A Christmas Concert

Presented by Jenni Lee Performing Arts Foundation

Come and jin us for a musical Extravaganza to celebrate our local performers. We will be showcasing amazing amateur talent from our own area and around the North West.

There s=will also be performances y several ex-West End artists, and the audience wont be left out!

Please come and support us to enable us to continue making grants to local yound people to help them persue their training in drama, music and dance.

Mince pies are supplied!

Tickets £10 from Congleton TIC 01260 271095 or online from Ticketsource and via www.danesidetheatre.co.uk.

6th - 8th

Louise Carter School of Dance

Louise Carter School of Dance

More information to follow


Sat 15th

Congleton Rotary Club

Congleton Rotary Club

Presented by Congleton Rotary Club

More information to follow


Sun 16th

Film at Daneside

Film at Daneside

Date reserved for a Film at Daneside

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