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
 
Family
A Heart at Sea

A Heart at Sea

Be enthralled by this epic musical folktale told on a miniature scale. ‘A Heart at Sea’ uses haunting live music to tell the story of a young Boy who bottles up his heart and throws it into the sea.

Sun 22nd Oct
Start 4.00pm
 
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
Darwen School of Music Showcase

Darwen School of Music Showcase

Darwen School of Music Presents their 23rd Student Showcase

Sun 29th Oct
Doors 6.15pm
Start 7.00pm
 
Family
Little Frankenstein

Little Frankenstein

Puppeteer Frank Stein has had enough with his badly made puppets that keep falling apart! Inspired by Dr Frankenstein he creates a puppet that changes his life forever!

Tue 31st Oct
Doors 1.30pm
Start 2.00pm
 
Regular Events
Afternoon Variety Show  

Afternoon Variety Show  

The Famous Don Banks Afternoon Variety Show presented by Glen South

Wed 1st Nov and
Wed 6th Dec
Start 2.00pm
 
Music
Roachford + Paul Stuart Davies

Roachford + Paul Stuart Davies

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
 
Film
La La Land

La La Land

Two proper L.A. dreamers, a suavely charming soft-spoken jazz pianist and a brilliant vivacious playwright, while waiting for their big break, attempt to reconcile aspirations and relationship in a magical old-school romance.

Tue 7th Nov
Start 2.00pm
 
Music
Tommy Scott

Tommy Scott

Join us for another intimate acoustic performance, this time Tommy Scott front man of indie pop band Space

Fri 10th Nov
Doors 7.30pm
Start 8.00pm
 
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 11th Nov to
Sat 3rd Feb
Doors 7.00pm
Start 8.00pm
 
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
 
Drama
Follies

Follies

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Thu 16th Nov
Start 7.00pm
 
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
 
Film
It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Tue 28th Nov
Start 2.00pm
 
Music
Christmas Time and Space

Christmas Time and Space

Join local singing favourite, James Loynes and his choir, United Voice for a Christmas celebration with a difference!

Fri 1st Dec
Start 7.30pm
 
Drama
Young Marx

Young Marx

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.

Thu 11th Jan
Doors 6.00pm
Start 7.00pm
 
Other Events
Brian Blessed

Brian Blessed

Join Brian up close and personal for an audience with. Brian will talk about his life and career on and off stage/screen.

Fri 26th Jan and
Sat 27th Jan
Doors 7.30pm
 
Music
Merry Hell

Merry Hell

MERRY HELL is an eight-piece folk-rock group with a history, a pedigree and a bright future.

Fri 16th Feb
Doors 7.30pm
 
Drama
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

A thrilling revival of Tennessee William’s twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.  A searing, poetic story of a family’s fight for survival.

Thu 22nd Feb
Doors 6.00pm
Start 7.00pm
 
Music
Travelin’ Man – The Ricky Nelson Rock N Roll Show

Travelin’ Man – The Ricky Nelson Rock N Roll Show

The UKs first and only tribute to legend Ricky Nelson 2nd only in record sales to Elvis for 5 years straight.

Sat 24th Feb
Doors 7.30pm
 
Drama
Steptoe and Son

Steptoe and Son

Relive Steptoe and Sons finest misadventures in this brand new adaptation of original episodes from the long-running smash hit BBC sitcom.

Fri 16th Mar
Doors 6.30pm
Start 7.30pm
 
Drama
Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder plays Caesar and David Morrissey is Mark Antony.

Thu 22nd Mar
Doors 6.00pm
Start 7.00pm
 
Comedy
Bobby Mair

Bobby Mair

Over the past couple of years, Bobby has become an instantly recognisable face on British television and the UK comedy circuit.

Sat 24th Mar
Doors 7.00pm
Start 8.00pm
 
Comedy
Craig Campbell

Craig Campbell

The majestic mountain moose in a tiger striped onesie brings his thrilling new show ‘Easy Tiger’ out of the Fringe jungle and onto the world stage for his 3rd solo tour.

Sat 14th Apr
Doors 7.00pm
Start 8.00pm
 
Music
Chantel McGregor

Chantel McGregor

Chantel McGregor returns to Darwen with an exclusive solo acoustic tour.

Fri 20th Apr
Doors 7.00pm
 
Other Events
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 28th Apr
Start 7.30pm
 
Music
Pink Floydian

Pink Floydian

The UK’s most authentic independent Pink Floyd tribute. 2017 Tour – “Pink Floyd through the ages” with songs from 10 albums spanning 50 years.

Sat 12th May
Doors 7.00pm
 
Music
Steve Ellis and the Norman Beaker Band

Steve Ellis and the Norman Beaker Band

Original Voice of the Love Affair Steve Ellis with Blues Hall of Fame Legend Norman Beaker and The Norman Beaker Band

Sat 9th Jun
Start 8.00pm
 
Music
GAGA

GAGA

Performed by a multi-award winning band who have headlined the ‘International Guitar Festival’ on several occasions, this is a Queen show like no other.

Sat 17th Nov
Doors 7.30pm
Start 8.00pm