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.

6th - 10th

Funny Money

Funny Money
6 Feb 19:30pm
7 Feb 19:30pm
8 Feb 19:30pm
9 Feb 19:30pm
10 Feb 19:30pm

Presented by Congleton Players Amateur Theatre Club

Funny Money by Ray Cooney

The second play of the Players 2023/24 season is to be the farce ’Funny Money’ by Ray Cooney.

Ray Cooney is generally known as todays ‘Master of Farce’, having written many successful plays of this genre. The Players have performed several of his plays.

Tickets £12 (£10 concessions) from usual sources


13th - 16th

Fame the Musical

13 Feb 19:30pm
14 Feb 19:30pm
15 Feb 19:30pm
16 Feb 19:30pm

Presented by Eaton Bank Academy

This new stage version of the film and TV series follows some students at New York's School of the Performing Arts through their four year course. We see them coming to terms with life and relationships; we see those who persevere, who are resilient - and those who are not. Above all, we see them perceiving the need to strive for excellence.

Tickets £10.00( £8.00 concessions)

Sun 18th

Film: The Miracle Club (12A)

Film: The Miracle Club (12A)
18 Feb 19:00pm

Set in 1967, THE MIRACLE CLUB follows the story of three generations of close friends, Lily (Maggie Smith), Eileen (Kathy Bates), and Dolly (Agnes O'Casey) of Ballygar, outside Dublin, who win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes, that place of miracles that draws millions of visitors each year.  Just before their trip, their old friend Chrissie (Laura Linney) arrives in Ballygar for her mother's funeral. The women set out on the journey that they hope will change their lives, with Chrissie, a skeptical traveler, joining in place of her mother. Along the way, old wounds are reopened, forcing the women to confront their pasts even as they travel in search of a miracle.

Directed by: Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Starring: Laura Linney, Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates

Tickets are £5, available from Congleton Information Centre, and Ticketsource

Sun 25th

Film: Napoleon (15)

Film: Napoleon (15)
25 Feb 19:00pm

Napoleon is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Oscar®-winner Joaquin Phoenix. Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, the film captures Bonaparte's relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine, showcasing his visionary military and political tactics against some of the most dynamic practical battle sequences ever filmed.

Directed by:Ridley Scott

Tickets are £5, available from Congleton Information Centre, and Ticketsource
This is a certificate 15 film. Under 15s will not be admitted. proof of age may be required.
See www.danesidetheatre.co.uk/wo_detail for the film trailer



Sat 2nd

Taste of Cairo workshop

2 Mar 13:00pm

A taste of Cairo are also running a 2 1/2 hour  workshop in the afternoon of their performance.

See the image for more details.

Tickets for the workshop are from the link on the image.

Sat 2nd

Taste of Cairo Presents

2 Mar 19:00pm

Taste of Cairo Presents… is a stunning and unique, two part professional production which showcases the diverse and vibrant range of dance that the Middle East and beyond has to offer. Dance is an art form enjoyed by all genders and ages, young and old alike, and it is an integral part of the Middle Eastern culture, our goal is to bring the vibrancy and vivaciousness of Arabic and Mediterranean dance and music in its many forms and styles to communities, theatres and educational settings across the UK. Who can tell the story better than the UK’s best Belly Dancers and people from the local community?

Tickets available from usual sources


Sun 3rd

Film: One Life (12A)

3 Mar 19:00pm


ONE LIFE tells the true story of Sir Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton, a young London broker who, in the months leading up to World War II, rescued 669 predominantly Jewish children from the Nazis. Nicky visited Prague in December 1938 and found families who had fled the rise of the Nazis in Germany and Austria, living in desperate conditions with little or no shelter and food, and under threat of Nazi invasion. He immediately realised it was a race against time. How many children could he and the team rescue before the borders closed? Fifty years later, it’s 1988 and Nicky lives haunted by the fate of the children he wasn’t able to bring to safety in England; always blaming himself for not doing more. It’s not until a live BBC television show, ‘That’s Life’, surprises him by introducing him to some surviving children – now adults – that he finally begins to come to terms with the guilt and grief he had carried for five decades.

Cast: Sir Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Flynn, Lena Olin, Jonathan Pryce, Romola Garai, Alex Sharp
Director: James Hawes
Tickets are £5, available from Congleton Information Centre, and Ticketsource


Fri 8th

The Queen Story

8 Mar 19:30pm

The Queen Story: A Tribute to Queen

The Queen Story live at The Daneside Theatre.
A one-of-a-kind Tribute to Queen.
A two-hour show telling the story of Queen through the eras from their early shows in the 1970's, right through to the stadium performances of the 1980's including a recreation of Queen's legendary Live Aid set. Featuring fantastic musicianship and authentic costumes, this show is not to be missed.
Playing all of Queen's Greatest Hits such as Killer Queen, Somebody to Love, Radio Gaga and of course, Bohemian Rhapsody, this superb tribute is "guaranteed to blow your mind!"

Tickets £20 (£18 concs. u18 and over 60) from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/daneside-theatre-trust-ltd/t-jzqpgze
  or in person from Congleton Information Centre 01260 270350 (option 1)

17th - 23rd

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
17 Mar 14:30pm
20 Mar 19:30pm
21 Mar 19:30pm
22 Mar 19:30pm
23 Mar 14:30pm
23 Mar 19:30pm

Presented by Centre Stage Youth Theatre Company


This talented and award-winning company of young people is excited to bring this popular and enduring musical to Daneside Theatre. It follows the biblical story, from the book of Genesis, of Joseph and his eleven brothers. Joseph was the favourite son and was given a coat of many colours by his father, Jacob. His brothers were jealous and sold him to the Egyptians as a slave. But Joseph can interpret dreams which foretell the future and comes to the notice of the Pharoah, with a rapid rise in status. The well-loved songs span various musical genres including country, pop, calypso and rock ‘n’ roll. Suitable for all ages.


Tickets £15.00 (Children £12.50 - matinees only)


5th - 7th

Rawle School of Dance and Performing Arts Showcase

5 Apr 19:00pm
6 Apr 14:00pm
7 Apr 14:00pm

The Rawle School of Dance & Performing Arts from Macclesfield are bringing their school to Daneside Theatre for their Showcase event.

Tickets £14.00

23rd - 27th

The Addams Family

The Addams Family
23 Apr 19:30pm
24 Apr 19:30pm
25 Apr 19:30pm
26 Apr 19:30pm
27 Apr 14:00pm
27 Apr 19:30pm

Presented by Trinity Operatic Society


Everyone’s favourite kooky family are taking to the stage in this spectacular musical comedy from the writers of multi award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, with music and lyrics by TONY AWARD nominated Andrew Lippa.

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows. She’s fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. With his cherished Morticia in the dark will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret until the two families meet for a fateful dinner with hilarious consequences?

Join them, plus Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley and more for a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship… with a twist!

Tickets £15 (Children £10 Saturday matinee ONLY) from usual sources.

15th - 18th

Frozen jr

Frozen jr
15 May 19:30pm
16 May 19:30pm
17 May 19:30pm
18 May 14:30pm
18 May 19:30pm

Presented by Congleton Amateur Youth Theatre


The enchanting modern classic from Disney is ready for your Broadway Junior stars! Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway and West End musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. 

The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway and West End production.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humour, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

This show is for audiences aged 5 years and over

Wednesday 15th May to Saturday 18th May 2024
Evening performance at 7.30pm
Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm

Tickets available soon

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.)

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.


16th - 17th

High School Musical

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

Presented by SOL Theatre School

More information to follow


Tickets available around May 2024

22nd - 26th

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde

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 available soon.

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