Daneside Theatre

Whats on at Daneside

Please check individual show for ticket details.
Congleton Information Centre can be contacted on 01260 270350 (option 1) or by email.

22nd - 25th

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train
22 May 19:30pm
23 May 19:30pm
24 May 19:30pm
25 May 19:30pm

Presented by Phoenix Theatre Company


A new stage adaptation based on Paula Hawkins' international bestseller and the blockbuster DreamWorks film, Adapted by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel, The Girl on the Train is a gripping mystery/suspense thriller.

Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she’s been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated.

“Heart-thumping... Don’t miss the hurtling ride of The Girl on the Train.” – London Theatre Direct

Tickets £10 from usual sources

11th - 15th


11 Jun 19:30pm
12 Jun 19:30pm
13 Jun 19:30pm
14 Jun 19:30pm
15 Jun 19:30pm

Presented by Congleton Players Amateur Theatre Club

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Ticket £15 (£12 concessions Tue - Thu). Early bird tickets available until 16th March (£12/£10 conc.)

22nd - 23rd

LB Dance Showcase

22 Jun 14:00pm
23 Jun 14:00pm

Presented by LB Dance


Join us for the LB Dance Show 2024. A celebration of our students' hard work over the last year. Over 100 children and adults will perform from across Congleton and surrounding areas. We are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to our students and this year we will be performing 2 shows. Dance styles include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Street Dance, Contemporary, Lyrical, Acrobatic Arts, Musical Theatre, and Adult classes.

Saturday 22nd June 2024 2pm.
Sunday 23rd June 2024 2pm

Tickets £12 (Children £10)

Sat 29th

Echo Performing Arts Summer Showcase

29 Jun 18:00pm

Presented by Echo Academy

Echo Performing Arts Summer Showcase

Join us for an evening of celebration performances with Echo Performing Arts Academy on the 29th June. The children at Echo will be sharing what they have been working on in their classes from musicals, street dance, contemporary dance and vocal performances. We cannot wait to showcase their performances. Sit back, relax and we hope you enjoy the show!

Tickets £14 (£10 conc.)


Sun 30th

Film: Freud's Last Session (12A)

Film: Freud's Last Session (12A)
30 Jun 19:00pm

On the eve of the Second World War and the end of his life, Sigmund Freud invites iconic author C.S. Lewis for a debate over the existence of God. Innovatively, the film explores Freud’s unique relationship with his lesbian daughter Anna, and Lewis’ unconventional romance with his best friend’s mother. The movie interweaves past, present and fantasy, bursting from the confines of Freud’s study on a dynamic journey.

Starring Anthony Hopkins as Sigmund Freud
and Matthew Goode as C.S.Lewis

Tickets: £5

Sat 6th

Soul Train

6 Jul 19:30pm

SOUL TRAIN will soon again steam into Congleton with their amazing 6 lead vocalists featuring 3 boys & 3 girls plus a truly fine feast of your favourite soulful gems.

Harking back to the wonderful days when the dance floor was king, performers deliver a fun presentation of 60s and 70s soul classics. From early soul days of Tamla Motown, Stax and Atlantic records though to disco and beyond as the show brings on the good times.

Featured in a fun feel good production are classic hit songs by - Stevie Wonder, Isley Brothers, Supremes, Gladys Knight, O'Jays, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, Donna Summer, Candi Staton, Whitney Houston, Billy Ocean, Lionel Richie, Tavares and many more great artists that still keep us singing and dancing.

Great atmosphere - wonderful memories and always a fun night out!

Show producer and performer Wayne Kennedy goes back to his roots having sold well over one million concert tickets for his theatre shows.
The Stage - Superb - Remarkable - Tremendously Entertaining!

For more information on how to get on board please visit www.SoulTrain.org.uk
Join thousands of friends on our facebook page www.facebook.com/soultrainshowuk

Tickets £22 from Ticketsource (plus 8% booking fee) and from 0333 666 3366. Online tickets incur an 8% booking fee. Telephone bookings incur a further £2.00 fee which includes postage.
Tickets for this show are NOT available at the Information Centre.


Sat 13th

First Dance

13 Jul 14:00pm

Presented by Scane Dance

Join us for our first Scane Dance Showcase, 'First Dance'. A celebration of our student's hard work over the last year in and out of the studio. We are so excited to be taking the stage as a whole dance school for the first time and are incredibly grateful to be able to offer this opportunity to our students. All students have been learning their show pieces in their weekly classes and pieces will include: Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Freestyle, Disco, Street, Musical Theatre and Acro.
We can't wait for you to watch our incredible students perform this Summer!
Tickets: £14 (£12 u16s)

20th - 20th

BE End of Year Showcase

20 Jul 14:00pm
20 Jul 18:00pm

Presented by BE Performing Arts

Join us for a spectacular celebration of talent and creativity at the 'End of Year Showcase - spotlighting all BE Students'.
As we bid farewell to another incredible academic year, immerse yourself in the magic of group dancing, soulful singing, and captivating musical theatre performances. Our showcase will also feature a couple of numbers from this year's musicals, Chicago and Sister Act! 
Mark your calendars for Saturday 20th July and experience the magic unfold at the Daneside Theatre in Congleton. With two shows at 2:00pm and 6:00pm, there's ample opportunity to witness the brilliance of our BE students. Tickets are only £10 each, ensuring an affordable and unforgettable experience for all. Don't miss out on this extraordinary showcase of talent and passion!

16th - 17th

High School Musical

High School Musical
16 Aug 19:30pm
17 Aug 14:30pm
17 Aug 19:30pm

Presented by SOL Theatre School

Join us in August when SOL will be performing High School Musical.
The now familiar story of Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan and others will be on the Daneside stage.
Featuring numbers such as 
 "Get'cha Head in the Game",
"Stick to the Status Quo"
"We're All in This Together"
Its sure to be a memorable show, With a cast of more than 50 seven to eighteen year olds, all working hard over two weeks to present the best possible performance that they can.
Performances will be on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th August at 7.30pm and on Saturday at 2.30pm.  Tickets priced £11.00 each.
Come and join us for what promises to be a memorable show!

12th - 14th


12 Sep 19:30pm
13 Sep 19:30pm
14 Sep 19:30pm

Presented by Trinity Operatic Society

A collection of epic songs to get you through the “end times”.

With the Earth's imminent destruction only hours away, what better way to spend the final moments of humanity than collating a playlist of awesome tunes as an enduring memorial to mankind's existence.

Join us for an unforgettable evening – it might be your last!

Tickets: £10 (Early bird: £8 until 1/6/24)

20th - 21st

A Spotlight on Centre Stage

A Spotlight on Centre Stage
20 Sep 19:30pm
21 Sep 19:30pm

Presented by Centre Stage Youth Theatre Company

Centre Stage Youth Theatre Company presents a selection of songs from favourite musicals with lots of high energy dance routines. Come along for an enjoyable and uplifting evening with this extremely talented, award winning group of young people.

Tickets £12.50

1st - 5th

Calendar Girls

1 Oct 19:30pm
2 Oct 19:30pm
3 Oct 19:30pm
4 Oct 19:30pm
5 Oct 19:30pm

Presented by Congleton Players Amateur Theatre Club

The true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund. The story of the Calendar Girls swept the whole world up in 1999-2000, when their ‘nude’ photos appeared in what was then known as ‘the 2000 Alternative WI Calendar’.
Released on 12th April 1999 & became a runaway success, selling out in the first week. Calendar Girls was inspired by the death of Angela Baker’s husband John, who died from
non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 54 in 1998. During his illness, John’s friends began to raise money, initially with the aim of purchasing a sofa for the visitors’ lounge in
the hospital where John was treated.
Nothing could have prepared them for the way their original calendar took off.


Sat 12th

Live Music: Pinked Floyd

12 Oct 19:30pm

    This exciting Pink Floyd tribute band return for what has now become an annual appearance following their highly acclaimed shows at Daneside Theatre in the last five 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)
    “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

Tickets priced £23 (£19.70 concessions - Under 18s, Over 60's ; wheelchair users).

22nd - 26th

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde
22 Oct 19:30pm
23 Oct 19:30pm
24 Oct 19:30pm
25 Oct 19:30pm
26 Oct 19:30pm

Presented by Congleton Musical Theatre

Based on the novel and the hit-movie of the same name, Legally Blonde: the Musical, chronicles the journey of the famously perky Elle Woods, a fashion-savvy, UCLA sorority girl who finds her life turned upside down when she is dumped by her boyfriend Warner. In an effort to prove to Warner that she is more than just some blonde sorority girl, she follows him to Harvard Law, where she struggles to fit in and do well. Ultimately, she defies expectations and manages to stay true to her delightfully pink personality.

Tickets £16. Early bird tickets available at £12.80

Fri 1st

STAX of Soul

1 Nov 19:30pm

Following on from their sold-out 40th Anniversary Tour last year, Manchester soul legends STAX of SOUL are back on the road again with The Legacy Tour 2024, marking 41 years of pure musical brilliance and the onset of their fifth decade.

This powerhouse promises an extraordinary evening, paying homage to devoted fans whose support has fuelled their journey. Renowned for their vibrant brass section and electrifying performances, this legendary nine-piece band established in 1983 bring soul-stirring hits from Stax, Atlantic, Motown, and Northern Soul, paying tribute to luminaries like James Brown and The Blues Brothers.
Don't miss this iconic event! Join us at The Daneside Theatre for the STAX of SOUL Legacy Tour 2024 as we celebrate the emergence of this enduring legacy! Tickets will vanish quickly, secure your spot early!

Features over 30 iconic and unforgettable soul classics such as ~ Get Ready ~ Higher and Higher ~ Tenderness ~ My Girl ~ Stand By Me ~ (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction ~ Give Me Just A Little More Time ~ The Snake ~ Gimme Some Lovin’ ~ Minnie The Moocher ~ Shake a Tail Feather ~ Hold On, I’m Comin’ ~ Soul Man ~ I Got You (I Feel Good) ~ Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag ~ In the Midnight Hour ~ It’s The Same Old Song ~ Stop Her On Sight ~ and many more.

Tickets £18 (limited concs £16)

13th - 16th

Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone
13 Nov 19:30pm
14 Nov 19:30pm
15 Nov 19:30pm
16 Nov 19:30pm

Presented by Congleton Amateur Youth Theatre

Information to follow

20th - 23rd

The Vicar of Dibley - The Second Coming

The Vicar of Dibley - The Second Coming
20 Nov 19:30pm
21 Nov 19:30pm
22 Nov 19:30pm
23 Nov 19:30pm

Presented by Phoenix Theatre Company

......The story continues when Hugo and Alice return from their honeymoon and Alice finds she is putting on weight; she turns to Geraldine for advice…… After coping with the village quiz and organising the week of Radio Dibley, Geraldine is stunned when Alice actually has a good idea – why not put on a Nativity play? Why not indeed, what can possibly go wrong?

A stage play by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter adapted from TV episodes by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer.

30th - 9th Dec

Our Gang 2024

Our Gang 2024
30 Nov 19:15pm
3 Dec 19:15pm
4 Dec 19:15pm
5 Dec 19:15pm
6 Dec 19:15pm
7 Dec 19:15pm
9 Dec 14:15pm

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

For ticket or other information please contact Ticket Secretary on 01260 277502
or visit: www.congletongangshow.co.uk

Wheelchair spaces are available by contacting Congleton Information Centre (01260 270350 - option 1), or the Ticket Secretary.

Tickets available from 1st October 2024

Fri 13th

Beatles Complete - A tribute to the Fab Four

13 Dec 19:30pm

Presented by Beatles Complete


Beatles Complete present a night of Beatlemania packed with massive hits from the most influential band of all time.
This Liverpool based ‘beat combo’ were the youngest ever Beatles band to gain a residency at the Cavern Club in Liverpool where they still perform every Thursday and Saturday, packing the club out and creating a unique Beatles vibe. All four members are accomplished multi-instrumentalists allowing them to span right across The Beatles’
recording history, from "Please Please Me" right through to  "Let It Be".
Having performed at International Beatle Week for the last 2 years running, the lads have been invited to return again for 2023 and are also taking their show to theatres across the UK for the first time.
This is a night not to be missed for all Beatles fans performed by a band who are quickly making a name for themselves due to their musical prowess, boundless energy and easy Liverpool wit. The Beatles were a phenomena in musical history, Beatles Complete remind you why.
one of the most exciting Beatles tributes around’ – Cavern Club, Liverpool
Tickets available soon

Sun 16th

Divas of Las Vegas


Presented by Divas of Las Vegas

The Divas of Las Vegas is an energetic show that showcases the talents of some of the greatest stars to have ever graced the Las Vegas stages. From Tina Turner and Celine Dion to Christina and Katie Perry, this show will bring generations together through great music. The powerhouse vocals and internationally acclaimed musicians will have you dancing in the aisles and singing along with some great well known hits. Its a must see if you want a great night out.

Tickets on sale soon.

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