Family

Alice In Wonderland

A fun-filled family show for Christmas 2017.  Adapted by George Critchley and Arnie Breen from the original book by Lewis Carroll.

Fri 8th Dec
Start 10.00am
 
Music
Chris Difford + Support

Chris Difford + Support

Chris Difford is a rare breed. As a member of one of london’s best-loved bands, the Squeeze co-founder has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits such as ‘cool for cats’, ‘up the junction’, ‘lablled with love’, ‘hourglass’ and ‘tempted’.

Fri 24th Mar
Doors 7.00pm
 
Other Events
Rhythmtime

Rhythmtime

A fun music course created to enhance every child’s development.  Discover the magic of music.

Wed 29th Mar to
Wed 5th Jul
Start 10.00am
 
Music
Talon The acoustic collection

Talon The acoustic collection

Sat on bar stools and armed with no more than their trademark four part vocal harmony, acoustic instruments and laid back banter, Talon will leave you spellbound. Come and experience the other side of Talon as they perform a wide and varied selection of their own arrangements of contemporary acoustic classics.

Fri 31st Mar
Start 7.30pm
 
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 1st Apr to
Sat 8th Jul
Doors 7.00pm
Start 8.00pm
 
Regular Events
Afternoon Variety Show  

Afternoon Variety Show  

The Famous Don Banks Afternoon Variety Show presented by Glen South

Wed 5th Apr to
Wed 7th Jun
Start 2.00pm
 
Drama
Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

Box Tale Soup’s award-winning adaptation will transport you into a world of beautiful paper puppets and gothic romance.

Fri 7th Apr
Start 7.30pm
 
Other Events
David Holt

David Holt

Your loved ones are only a thought away.

Are you ready to believe?

Sat 8th Apr
Start 7.30pm
 
Film
Fantastic Beasts

Fantastic Beasts

1920’s New York and a peculiar wizard by the name of Newt Scamander has just arrived to meet with an important official at the Magical Congress of the USA, carrying with him a suitcase filled with magical creatures.

Wed 12th Apr
Doors 1.00pm
Start 2.00pm
 
Film
The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.

Tue 18th Apr
Doors 1.00pm
Start 2.00pm
 
Family
The Tinderbox

The Tinderbox

Norwich Puppet Theatre breathes new life into Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale of magic, bravery and love with puppetry, animation and music.

 

Wed 19th Apr 2017
1.30pm Start

4pm Start

 
Drama
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London.

Thu 20th Apr
Start 7.00pm
 
Music
Chantel McGregor

Chantel McGregor

Fresh from her 2016 UK and European tour, Chantel McGregor is embarking in something a little different, an exclusive solo acoustic tour. Chantel will be debuting  new songs, reworking tracks from her previous two albums and performing some rare cover versions. This is a one off tour not to be missed.

Fri 21st Apr
Doors 7.00pm
 
Drama
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

Sat 29th Apr
Start 7.00pm
 
Film
A Street Cat Named Bob

A Street Cat Named Bob

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.

Tue 2nd May
Doors 1.00pm
Start 2.00pm
 
Music
Scott Matthews + Fly Yeti Fly

Scott Matthews + Fly Yeti Fly

Scott Matthews, is a singer/songwriter from Wolverhampton, England.

Fri 5th May
Doors 7.00pm
 
Drama
NT Live: Obsession

NT Live: Obsession

Jude Law stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London.

Thu 11th May
Start 7.00pm
 
Drama
The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery

A madcap heist-movie adventure that flips history on its head.

Sat 20th May
Start 7.30pm
 
Music
BwD Big Band

BwD Big Band

BwD Big Band are back in their home town and kicking off the bank holiday weekend! The band are opening Darwen live and celebrating their first studio album launch.

Fri 26th May
Doors 7.00pm
 
Music
Darwen Live 2017

Darwen Live 2017

Darwen Library Theatre is proud to showcase 22 acts across two stages throughout the weekend

Sun 28th May and
Mon 29th May
Doors 12.00pm
Start 1.00pm
 
Other Events
Germaine Greer

Germaine Greer

Women for life on earth: the inevitability of ecofeminism.

Thu 8th Jun
Start 7.30pm
 
Comedy
Croft & Pearce – Are Not Themselves

Croft & Pearce – Are Not Themselves

The stars of BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Croft & Pearce Show’ (2016), Spirit of the Edinburgh Fringe award-winners and receivers of the official Edinburgh Fringe (2016) TOTAL SELL OUT SHOW laurel, present their brand new sketch show!

Fri 9th Jun
Start 8.00pm
 
Drama
Peter Pan

Peter Pan

All children, except one, grow up…   Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas this summer.

Sat 10th Jun
Start 1.30pm
 
Film
Sully, Miracle on the Hudson

Sully, Miracle on the Hudson

Captain ‘Sully’ Sullenberger was the pilot of a plane with 155 people on board. Shortly after takeoff, both the engines were disabled, forcing him to land on the Hudson River.

Tue 13th Jun
Doors 1.00pm
Start 2.00pm
 
Drama
Salomé

Salomé

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike.  A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution

Thu 22nd Jun
Start 7.00pm
 
Music
The Strawbs – Acoustic

The Strawbs – Acoustic

Acoustic performance demands a level of seasoned harmonic craftsmanship and the band’s unplugged versatility and energy, gained over decades  have earned the Strawbs the kind of accolades most acoustic groups can only dream of.

Fri 23rd Jun
Doors 7.30pm
 
Comedy
Dave Johns and Jo Caulfield

Dave Johns and Jo Caulfield

Dave Johns & Jo Caulfield test out new material in a double-headline preview show!

Sat 1st Jul
Start 8.00pm
 
Comedy
Paul Sinha & Tom Wrigglesworth

Paul Sinha & Tom Wrigglesworth

Paul Sinha & Tom Wrigglesworth test out their latest material in a double-headline preview show!

 

Sat 8th Jul
Start 8.00pm
 
Film
A Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King

A man travels to Saudi Arabia hoping to sell his invention to the king, but instead he is the one who gains something new.
Sometimes, you have to go to the middle of nowhere in order to find yourself.

Tue 11th Jul
Doors 1.00pm
Start 2.00pm
 
Music
Martin Stephenson

Martin Stephenson

The great thing about Martin Stephenson — hang on, let’s start that again — ONE of the great things about Martin Stephenson is that you never quite know what he’s going to say next.

Thu 13th Jul
Doors 7.30pm
 
Drama
Millennium Approaches

Millennium Approaches

Part 1 of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, broadcast live

Thu 20th Jul
Start 7.00pm
 
Drama
Perestroika

Perestroika

Part 2 of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, broadcast live.

Thu 27th Jul
Start 7.00pm
 
Film
Lego – Batman Movie

Lego – Batman Movie

Batman is a lone vigilante, spending his life beating up bad guys, and attending glamorous parties. But if he wants to defeat his greatest enemy yet, he needs to learn how to play with others…

Tue 1st Aug
Doors 1.00pm
Start 2.00pm
 
Film
Finding Dory

Finding Dory

Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them.

Tue 15th Aug
Doors 1.00pm
Start 2.00pm
 
Drama
Yerma

Yerma

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role.

Thu 31st Aug
Start 7.00pm
 
Music
And Finally… Phil Collins

And Finally… Phil Collins

Talon Music Ltd presents The ‘Official UK No. 1’ tribute to Phil Collins – 10th Anniversary Tour 2017.

Fri 8th Sep
Start 8.00pm
 
Music
ABBA Dancing Queen

ABBA Dancing Queen

Dancing Queen is a spectacular tribute to one of the greatest pop bands the world has ever known – ABBA.

Sat 9th Sep
Start 7.30pm
 
Music
Wet Wet Wet’s Graeme Clark

Wet Wet Wet’s Graeme Clark

Next year will be the 30th Anniversary of Wet Wet Wet’s first ever album release, and to coincide with that, one of the Wet’s chief songwriters and bassist, Graeme Clark, is going on tour.

Fri 15th Sep
Doors 7.30pm
 
Music
Andy Fairweather Low

Andy Fairweather Low

Andy Fairweather Low and The Low Riders continue their annual appearance at Darwen Library Theatre. Be quick – it’s always a sell out!

Sun 15th Oct
Start 7.30pm
 
Comedy
Paul Foot

Paul Foot

In Paul’s first new show in two years, Professor Ketchup and his camembert piglet join forces as he tackles the big issues such as terrorism.  Plus Ant ‘n Dec, Immigration X-Factor and breakfast

Sat 28th Oct
Start 8.00pm
 
Music
Roachford

Roachford

Ever since bulldozing his way onto the scene with unforgettable tracks like ‘Cuddly Toy and ‘Family Man in the late 80s, Andrew Roachford’s maverick take on music has spread far and wide.

 

Fri 3rd Nov
Doors 7.00pm
 
Music
Said the Maiden

Said the Maiden

‘Of Maids and Mariners’ is the new EP by Said The Maiden.  The new release is a showcase of how Said The Maiden has developed and grown over the last year or so, displaying more than ever the distinctive sound that defines them.

Fri 24th Nov
Doors 7.30pm