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
 
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 Jul to
Sat 2nd Dec
Doors 7.00pm
Start 8.00pm
 
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
 
Other Events
Rhythmtime

Rhythmtime

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

Wed 5th Jul
Start 10.00am
 
Regular Events
Afternoon Variety Show  

Afternoon Variety Show  

The Famous Don Banks Afternoon Variety Show presented by Glen South

Wed 5th Jul to
Wed 6th Sep
Start 2.00pm
 
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
Richard Digance

Richard Digance

Join Richard for a celebration of his 50 years of songs and stories that led to a BAFTA Nomination and The British Academy of Composers Gold Award

Sat 16th Sep
Doors 7.00pm
 
Comedy
Phill Jupitus: Juplicity

Phill Jupitus: Juplicity

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it.

Sat 23rd Sep
Doors 7.00pm
Start 8.00pm
 
Other Events
An Evening of Clairvoyance

An Evening of Clairvoyance

The three gifted mediums come with glowing reviews with their mind blowing evidence of the spirit world.

Sat 30th Sep
Start 7.00pm
 
Comedy
Jeremy Hardy

Jeremy Hardy

Jeremy Hardy is in his 4th decade as a stand-up this year. That’s a more dramatic way of saying he started 33 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has at least another 33 years to go

Fri 13th Oct
Doors 7.00pm
Start 8.00pm
 
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
 
Music
Blancmange

Blancmange

Blancmange’s new album “Unfurnished Rooms” due out on 22 September, 2017. Song-based but with experimental twists in the arrangements, it’s their most forward looking work so far.

Wed 25th Oct
Doors 7.00pm
 
Music
Miles and Erica + Will Hunt

Miles and Erica + Will Hunt

Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls of The Wonder Stuff  2017 UK Tour

Fri 27th Oct
Doors 7.00pm
 
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
 
Drama
Jane Eyre – An Autobiography by Dyad Productions

Jane Eyre – An Autobiography by Dyad Productions

English literature’s most celebrated autobiographical novel – told through Jane’s eyes.

Wed 15th Nov
Doors 6.30pm
Start 7.30pm
 
Comedy
Tom Allen

Tom Allen

The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working class Bromley, Tom Allen embarks on his debut solo tour this autumn.

Fri 17th Nov
Doors 7.00pm
Start 8.00pm
 
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
 
Music
The Houghton Weavers

The Houghton Weavers

The Houghton Weavers return to Darwen for their annual visit with popular folk music, humour and audience participation.

Sat 25th Nov
Start 7.30pm