Chorley Little Theatre

Chorley Little Theatre
Dole Lane, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 2RL
  • Telephone 01257 264362
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  • Website www.chorleylittletheatre.com
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Chorley Little Theatre

The theatre originally opened as Chorley's first electric cinema, back in 1910. However, since 1960, the venue has been owned and operated by am dram society CADOS, who present at least six productions per season.

As well as shows by CADOS and the award-winning Chorley Youth Theatre, Chorley Little Theatre has been host to comedy, theatre and musicals over the years.

The theatre seats 236 and boasts a state-of-the-art sound system. There's also the Empire Bar inhouse to quench pre-show thirst.

Events at this venue

There are 49 events at this location

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42nd Street

  • 1933
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • U
  • Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
  • Cast: Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers

‘Come and meet those dancing feet, on the avenue I’m taking you to – 42nd Street.’ One of the brightest, toe-tapping backstage musical triumphs from Depression era Hollywood, 42nd Street provided a major stepping stone in the career of twenty-two-year-old Ginger Rogers. Ruby Keeler is the chorus girl who steps in to…

Thu 20 Sep

£3 / 0141 332 6535

André Rieu's Maastricht Concert

Legendary annual Maastricht concert which features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests.

Sat 28 Jul

£18 / 01257 264362

Sun 29 Jul

£18 / 01257 264362

Andrew Maxwell

  • 4 stars

Irish scamp Maxwell shows why his reputation for moments of comedy genius is so well-founded.

Fri 17 May 2019

£15.40 / 01257 264362

Andrew Maxwell: Showtime (Stand-Up Comedy)

Andrew Maxwell: ShowtimeWith SHOWTIME Andrew continued his long run of domination of the Edinburgh Fringe. A memorable cocktail of personal stories, astute political observations and the odd surprise foray into character cameos, it won yet another barrage of five-star reviews for one of the festivals most universally…

Fri 17 May 2019

£14 / 01257 264362

Antony & Cleopatra (Nt Live) (Shakespeare Tragedy On The Big Screen)

An as live broadcast from the National Theatre to our cinema screen.Antony Cleopatraby William ShakespeareBroadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeares famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark…

Sun 30 Dec

£10 / 01257 264362

Beauty And The Beast - The Pantomime

Written by Tony Bradford and Tina WebsterDirected by Zoe JonesThe classic fairytale gets a Panto twist, as a beautiful young maiden is thrown into a world of talking teapots, comic cutlery and dancing dishes. Under an evil enchantment, a spoilt Prince must learn to love the girl or his castle - and everything in it - will…

Fri 14 Dec

£9–£39 / 01257 264362

Sat 15 Dec

£9–£39 / 01257 264362

Sun 16 Dec

£9–£39 / 01257 264362

…and 5 more dates until 22 Dec

Buzz Hawkins - The Man Behind "the Bradshaws" (Comedy, Songs And Story-Telling)

Celebrating 35 years on road and radio, twice nominated for the Sony Radio Award for Best Use Of Comedy, writer-voicer-producer Buzz Hawkins brings radios longest running favourite funny family The Bradshaws to life on stage before your very eyes (with some help from little Billy Bradshaw). Armed with the new comedy song…

Fri 29 Mar 2019

£16.50 / 01257 264362

Carl Hutchinson

He's supported fellow Geordie Chris Ramsay in the past and now Carl presents his own show about his (self-confessed) stubborn nature.

Sat 16 Mar 2019

£13.20 / 01257 264362

Carl Hutchinson (Stand-Up Comedy)

Carl Hutchinson: I Know I Shouldnt Behave Like This…As seen on Comedy Centrals Stand Up Central and The Chris Ramsey Show following a sold-out 2017 tour. Geordie comedian Carl Hutchinson is back with a brand new show I Know I Shouldnt Behave Like This.From buying a house to having kids, Carl takes his unique adolescent…

Sat 16 Mar 2019

£12 / 01257 264362

Chris Ramsey: Just Happy to Get Out of the House

The genial Geordie brings his Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated show to the masses.

Sun 23 Sep

£22.40 / 01257 264362

Comedysportz - 2018 (Family-Friendly Improvised Comedy)

A welcome return for the North West's top improvised comedy troupeComedySportz return to where it all began to celebrate 17 years of all action, all improvised competitive comedy. Two teams battle it out for your laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by your suggestions. Theres a referee on…

Sat 24 Nov

£8 / 01257 264362

ComedySportz

Improvisational comedy from two teams who are battling it out for laughs by creating sketches, songs and all kinds of scenes from audience suggestions.

Sat 24 Nov

£8.80 / 01257 264362

For The Love Of The Game

Written by Terry WynnDirected by Steve UnsworthThe premiere of this play based on true life events as depicted in the book by David Hinchcliffe.Set in the world of rugby and covering a period from 1980 to 1995, it is a story about class and discrimination and how people can fight for what they love, and ultimately win…

Mon 15 Oct

£8 / 01257 264362

Tue 16 Oct

£8 / 01257 264362

Wed 17 Oct

£8 / 01257 264362

…and 3 more dates until 20 Oct

Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

Comedy from Mock the Week regular.

Sun 30 Sep

Sold out / 01257 264362

The Houghton Weavers At Christmas 2018

Join the wonderful Weavers for a Christmas-themed show full of their trademark songs and stories that keep folk smiling. The band are the UKs leading entertainers weaving together popular folk songs, humour and audience participation.

Fri 28 Dec

£13 / 01257 264362

The Houghton Weavers

Folk music suffused with comedy.

Fri 28 Dec

£14.30 / 01257 264362

I'm Not Running (Nt Live) (Political Drama On The Big Screen)

A live broadcast from the National Theatre to our cinema screen.Im Not Runningby David HareIm Not Runningis an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses…

Thu 31 Jan 2019

£10 / 01257 264362

Jeremy Hardy

Mr Hardy is a stalwart of BBC Radio 4 comedy including The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Now's your chance to see Jeremy out on his own, peddling his intelligent satire and gentle musings across the country.

Sat 10 Nov

£15.40 / 01257 264362

Jeremy Hardy (Stand-Up Comedy)

JEREMY HARDY LIVE 2018Jeremy Hardy is in his 4th decade as a stand-up this year. Thats a more dramatic way of saying he started 34 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has at least another 34 years to go. In 2014, the tenth series of Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nationwas broadcast on Radio 4 and more recently his…

Sat 10 Nov

£14 / 01257 264362

Jon Culshaw: The Great British Take-Off (Stand-Up Comedy And Impressions)

The Great British Take OffStarring Jon Culshaw Bill Dare from Radio 4s Dead RingersComedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw and legendary comedy producer Bill Dare come to Chorley Little Theatre for the first time following their sell-out tour last year.Join us for an evening of unscripted, unrehearsed, spontaneous comedy…

Sat 15 Sep

£22 / 01257 264362

Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker

These days Justins not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and thats before we begin to worry about whats happening in America..closer to home hes starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesnt need…

Sat 8 Jun 2019

£15.40 (£5.50) / 01257 264362

Sun 9 Jun 2019

£15.40 (£5.50) / 01257 264362

Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker (Stand-Up Comedy)

Justin Moorhouse: Northern JokerThese days Justins not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty - Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and thats before we begin to worry about whats happening in America..closer to home hes starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog…

Sat 8 Jun 2019

£5–£14 / 01257 264362

Sun 9 Jun 2019

£5–£14 / 01257 264362

Last Tango In Whitby

Written by Mike HardingDirected by Kath AshworthA funny and poignant play from Mike Harding,whos last two shows have sold out here. On the annual pensioners coach tripto Whitby, things are stirring. The recently-widowed Pat discovers a hidden attraction to hotel entertainer Phil, who is trapped in a moribund marriage to…

Mon 3 Sep

£8.80–£11 / 01257 264362

Tue 4 Sep

£8.80–£11 / 01257 264362

Wed 5 Sep

£8.80–£11 / 01257 264362

…and 3 more dates until 8 Sep

Lost Voice Guy

Fresh off the back of his Britain’s Got Talent 2018 win, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) sets out on a tour of the UK for 2019.

Sun 3 Mar 2019

£17.60 (£15.40) / 01257 264362

Manford's Comedy Club

Comdey club curated by, but not actually featuring, Jason Manford.

Sat 29 Sep

£12.50 / 01257 264362

Sat 3 Nov

£12.50 / 01257 264362

Sat 1 Dec

£12.50 / 01257 264362

Manfords Comedy Club - December 2018

A regular event in which Jason selects some of his favourite circuit comedians and sends them to Chorley Little Theatre for a great night of comedy.Check www.manfordscomedyclub.com for line-up details. Please note Jason will not be part of the line-up.Unreserved Seating

Sat 1 Dec

£13.75 / 01257 264362

Manfords Comedy Club - November 2018

A regular event in which Jason selects some of his favourite circuit comedians and sends them to Chorley Little Theatre for a great night of comedy.Check www.manfordscomedyclub.com for line-up details. Please note Jason will not be part of the line-up.Unreserved Seating

Sat 3 Nov

£13.75 / 01257 264362

Manfords Comedy Club - September 2018

A regular event in which Jason selects some of his favourite circuit comedians and sends them to Chorley Little Theatre for a great night of comedy.Check www.manfordscomedyclub.com for line-up details. Please note Jason will not be part of the line-up.Unreserved Seating

Sat 29 Sep

£13.75 / 01257 264362

Mark Watson (Stand-Up Comedy)

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on 'Taskmaster', half-killed on 'Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island', Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors.Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in, and a genuine, urgent desire to do something about it, this show is about empathy. 99 percent of…

Thu 12 Sep 2019

£19 / 01257 264362

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Jokes and rants in a show about empathy, from one of Britain's thinnest comedians.

Thu 12 Sep 2019

£20.90 / 01257 264362

National Theatre Live: Julie

New version of August Strinberg’s play, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

Sun 9 Sep

£10 / 01257 264362

National Theatre Live: King Lear

  • 2018

Ian McKellen leads the cast of the five-star Chichester Festival Theatre production.

Thu 27 Sep

£10 / 01257 264362

National Theatre Live: The Madness Of George III

  • 2018

Alan Bennett's multi-award-winning drama is broadcast live from Nottingham Playhouse.

Tue 20 Nov

£10 / 01257 264362

Pete Firman: Marvels

Middlesbrough-born comedy magician Pete Firman prepares to smack gobs and drop jaws with another expertly crafted show full of teleportation illusions, devilish tricks and death-defying feats. His first national tour, Flim Flam, sold out from Inverness to Dartmouth so tickets for this date should perform their own…

Sat 27 Oct

£15.40–£17.60 / 01257 264362

Peter Rabbit [Family Film]

Family film screening for the summer holidaysDirector Will Gluck. Certificate PG. 93 minsStarring James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose ByrneIn Peter Rabbit(tm), the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers now takes on the starring role of his own contemporary comedy. In the film, Peters…

Tue 31 Jul

£3 / 01257 264362

Rob Newman (Philosophical Comedy)

Rob Newmans Total Eclipse of DescartesIn a world gone crazy, can philosophy help? This sparklingly brilliant new show tries to give you the answer.He is the funniest comedian I have ever seenA passionate, chaotically brilliant comedian.Sunday TimesRob Newman (stand up legend, best-selling novelist, Radio 4 Sony Award…

Thu 25 Oct

£12–£15 / 01257 264362

Rob Newman: Total Eclipse of Descartes

The comedian and novelist, author of the book and Radio Four show Neuropolis, wonders whether – in a world gone crazy – philosophy can help.

Thu 25 Oct

£13.20–£16.50 / 01257 264362

Robert Newman's New Theory Of Evolution

  • 3 stars

Chaotic stand-up based around the development of the human race.

Thu 25 Oct

£15 / 01257 264362

Royal Shakespeare Company: Troilus & Cressida

  • 2018
  • Directed by: Gregory Doran

Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle.

Wed 14 Nov

£10 / 01257 264362

RSC Live: The Merry Wives Of Windsor

  • 2018

A live screening of The Merry Wives of Windsor from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon.

Wed 12 Sep

£10 / 01257 264362

Seann Walsh: After This One, I'm Going Home

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, observational comic and self-dubbed 'Lie-In King' tours the UK.

Sun 28 Oct

£15 / 01257 264362

  • 20:00

Seann Walsh (Stand-Up Comedy)

SEANN WALSH - After this one, Im going home.Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and the self-dubbed Lie-In King, Seann Walsh is unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation (The Guardian).Returning from his run in America, where he made his USA television debut appearance on Conan, Seann Walsh is back on tour…

Sun 28 Oct

£15 / 01257 264362

Sherlock Gnomes [Family Film]

Family film screening for the summer holidaysDirector John Stevenson. Certificate U. 86minsStarring Emily Blunt, James McAvoy, Johnny DeppAnimated adventure set among the world of garden gnomes in London. When Gnomeo and Juliet discover that their friends have gone missing theres only one gnome to call - Sherlock Gnomes.

Tue 14 Aug

£3 / 01257 264362

Stage On Screen: The Importance Of Being Earnest

Classic Spring Theatre production of the Oscar Wilde comedic classic The Importance of Being Earnest.

Thu 27 Dec

£12.50 / 01257 264362

Steve Royle & Friends Family Comedy Show - October 2018 (Family-Friendly Stand-Up Comedy)

STEVE ROYLE FRIENDS FAMILY COMEDY SHOWJuggler, jester and arguably Chorley lithest man, Steve Royle, teams up with fellow comedians Jamie Sutherland and Tam Ryan for a comedy show for the whole family.

Sun 7 Oct

£6–£24 / 01257 264362

The Swing Commanders

Let the multi-talented Swing Commanders take you back in time for a special evening of Swing classics with a champagne sparkle at Chorley Little Theatre. They really are the cats with the cream of Thirties, Forties and Fifties classics, so just sit back and sample the sweet swing sensation that is - The Swing Commanders!

Sun 4 Nov

£12.10 / 01257 264362

Thu 1 Nov

£3 / 01257 264362

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

The stand-up comic and Mock the Week regular discusses not really knowing what she's doing in life.

Sat 17 Nov

£16.50 / 01257 264362

Zoe Lyons (Stand-Up Comedy)

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level HumanShe's a regular on 'Mock The Week' and a much-loved figure on 'Live At The Apollo', as well as being all over Radio 4 - for whom she's making her very own series in 2018, after extensive stints on 'The News Quiz', 'Just A Minute', 'The Now Show' and plenty more. All this makes it sound like Zoe…

Sat 17 Nov

£15 / 01257 264362

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