Film
The Children Act

The Children Act

Based on the much-loved novel by Ian McEwan (Atonement) and brought to the big screen by director Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris)

Wed 23rd Jan
Doors 1.30pm
Start 2.00pm
 
Drama
I’m Not Running

I’m Not Running

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Thu 31st Jan
Start 7.00pm
 
Comedy
Comedy @ Darwen Library Theatre

Comedy @ Darwen Library Theatre

Fans of live stand up comedy in Darwen are in for a treat in when we start delivering the cream of the UK and international comedy circuit to their doorstep at our new Monthly Comedy Club!

Sat 2nd Feb to
Sat 1st Jun
Doors 7.00pm
Start 8.00pm
 
Music
The Churchfitters

The Churchfitters

The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A double bass made out of a saucepan and foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms.

Sun 3rd Feb
Start 7.30pm
 
Variety
Afternoon Variety Show  

Afternoon Variety Show  

The Famous Don Banks Afternoon Variety Show presented by Glen South

Wed 6th Feb to
Wed 3rd Apr
Start 2.00pm
 
Drama
Murder She Didn’t Write

Murder She Didn’t Write

A classic murder mystery is created on the spot in this ingenious and hilarious show from Bristol Improv Theatre’s resident company.

Sat 9th Feb
Doors 6.30pm
Start 7.30pm
 
Comedy
Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas uses his own demise to explore what’s going wrong in our NHS, how it can go right and what the future might hold for all of us.

Fri 15th Feb
Doors 6.30pm
Start 7.30pm
 
Drama
The Tragedy Of King Richard II

The Tragedy Of King Richard II

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas.

Sat 16th Feb
Start 7.00pm
 
Family
The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant

Exploring an unusual friendship, and how even the grumpiest giant’s heart can melt when Spring finally comes. Inspired by the touching children’s story ‘The Selfish Giant’ by Oscar Wilde.

Mon 18th Feb
Start 2.00pm
 
Film
Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2

Join us this half term for an Incredible adventure!

Thu 21st Feb
Doors 1.30pm
Start 2.00pm
 
Variety
DNA

DNA

Following their astounding appearances on the eleventh series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2017, mind reading duo DNA are taking their brand new show called We Know What You’re Thinking out on a UK tour

Fri 22nd Feb
Doors 7.30pm
Start 8.00pm
 
Music
The Joni Mitchell Songbook

The Joni Mitchell Songbook

Singer, songwriter, painter, poet, activist and voice of a generation, Joni Mitchell is an essential part of the soundtrack to the twentieth-century.

Fri 1st Mar
Start 7.30pm
 
Comedy
Justin Moorhouse

Justin Moorhouse

These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America…

Fri 8th Mar
Start 7.30pm
 
Spoken Word
An Evening With Dennis Taylor

An Evening With Dennis Taylor

One of the most instantly recognised faces on TV Dennis Taylor is one of snookers real entertainers, currently starring in BBC TV’s The Real Marigold Hotel.

Thu 14th Mar
Doors 7.00pm
 
Music
Martin Turner (Ex-Wishbone Ash)

Martin Turner (Ex-Wishbone Ash)

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the formation of the original Wishbone Ash.

Fri 15th Mar
Doors 7.30pm
 
Music
The New Grass Cutters

The New Grass Cutters

Pete Brown (son of ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ veteran Joe) together with internationally renowned band, The Newgrass Cutters perform a rip-roaring performance of music at its finest.

Sat 16th Mar
Doors 7.00pm
Start 7.30pm
 
Film
A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

“A Star is Born,” stars four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper,” “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga

Wed 20th Mar
Doors 1.30pm
Start 2.00pm
 
Comedy
Seann Walsh

Seann Walsh

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and the self-dubbed “Lie-In King”, Seann Walsh is “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation (The Guardian)

Wed 20th Mar
Start 8.00pm
 
Music
Hue and Cry

Hue and Cry

Join us for an up close and intimate show  – Just the brothers, a piano and amazing vocals

Sat 23rd Mar
Doors 7.30pm
Start 8.00pm
 
Music
Jack Lukeman

Jack Lukeman

The most magnificent and enigmatic of performers.” Edinburgh Spotlight Magazine – Scotland

Fri 29th Mar
Start 8.00pm
 
Spoken Word
David Holt

David Holt

Join David Holt one of the UK’s leading spirit mediums and author of best seller “Are you ready to believe?” for a very different kind of evening.

Sat 30th Mar
Doors 6.45pm
Start 7.30pm
 
Music
You’re My World: Celebrate Cilla Black & The Beatles

You’re My World: Celebrate Cilla Black & The Beatles

A celebration of Cilla Black and The Beatles from The Cavern to The London Palladium.

Thu 4th Apr
Doors 7.30pm
 
Family
Mischief and Mystery in Moominvalley

Mischief and Mystery in Moominvalley

Be sure to pack your imagination and join us on an unforgettable journey to Moominvalley where everyone is welcome, nature thrives and adventures are plentiful.

Thursday 11th April 2019

11am, 2pm and 4pm shows

 
Music
Limehouse Lizzy

Limehouse Lizzy

Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive

Fri 12th Apr
Doors 7.30pm
Start 8.00pm
 
Comedy
Julian Dutton

Julian Dutton

In this affectionate tribute to one of Britain’s best-loved comedy stars, leading impressionist Julian Dutton brings to life John Le Mesurier – Dad’s Army’s Sergeant Wilson

Sat 13th Apr
Start 7.30pm
 
Film
First Man

First Man

Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man

Wed 17th Apr
Doors 1.30pm
Start 2.00pm
 
Comedy
An Audience With Cannon & Ball

An Audience With Cannon & Ball

If it is the wonderful tonic of laughter that you are looking for, then you have come to the right place!
Cannon and Ball bring their own magical and unique brand of humour to your theatre in 2019.

Wed 17th Apr and
Thu 18th Apr
Start 7.30pm
 
Drama
t’Other

t’Other

A jaggedy, hopeful piece of theatre about otherness by Guy Hargreaves, Marjan Wouda and Nicky McRoy

Wed 24th Apr
Doors 6.30pm
Start 7.30pm
 
Music
Nick Heyward

Nick Heyward

Join us for an intimate evening with singer, songwriter Nick Heyward playing tracks from his 35 year career

Thu 25th Apr
Doors 7.00pm
 
Music
Bootleg Blondie

Bootleg Blondie

Debbie Harris, lead vocalist of Bootleg Blondie, has the looks, the voice and the attitude of the original Blondie bombshell and like her heroine is typically outrageous on stage.

Fri 26th Apr
Doors 7.30pm
 
Music
The Christians

The Christians

Currently embarking on a huge UK Tour playing their well known back catalogue and one or two favourites selected from newer albums.

Sat 27th Apr
Doors 7.30pm
Start 8.00pm
 
Music
Excalibow

Excalibow

Bowjangles are a string quartet who can really play. They dance whilst they play. They sing whilst they play. They leap, tumble, juggle and joke whilst they play.

Fri 10th May
Doors 7.00pm
Start 7.30pm
 
Music
The Shaduows

The Shaduows

All the hits- Move It, Summer Holiday, Wonderful Land, The Young Ones, We Say Yeah, Apache, Please Don’t Tease and many more.

Sat 11th May
Doors 6.45pm
 
Drama
NT Live: All My Sons

NT Live: All My Sons

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

Tue 14th May
Doors 6.00pm
Start 7.00pm
 
Comedy
Suzi Ruffell

Suzi Ruffell

Star of Live At The Apollo, Live From The BBC, Mock The Week, Roast Battle and Live From The Comedy Store Suzi Ruffell takes her sell-out and critically acclaimed show Nocturnal on tour this Spring.

Fri 17th May
Start 8.00pm
 
Music
Pink Floydian

Pink Floydian

Pink Floydian – The UK’s most authentic independent Pink Floyd tribute. 2019 Tour – “A brief history of Time” with songs from 10 albums spanning 50 years.

Sat 18th May
Doors 7.00pm
Start 7.30pm
 
Music
David Ford

David Ford

Award-winning songwriter David Ford returns to tour new album Animal Spirits, his most ambitious record to date.

Fri 7th Jun
Doors 7.00pm
Start 7.30pm
 
Comedy
Gary Delaney

Gary Delaney

Due to exceptional demand and an array of sold out dates all over the UK, Britain’s leading one-liner comic extends his brand new 2018 tour with even more dates for 2019, returning to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery.

Sun 9th Jun
Start 7.30pm
 
Music
Julie Felix

Julie Felix

Singer Songwriter – Humanitarian – Environmentalist

Thu 13th Jun
Doors 7.00pm
 
Music
Whole Lotta Led

Whole Lotta Led

2019 sees the 50th anniversary of the release of one of the greatest albums of all time – Led Zeppelin II.

Sat 21st Sep
Doors 7.30pm
Start 8.00pm