Chorley Little Theatre

Chorley Little Theatre
Dole Lane, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 2RL
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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 33 events at this location

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Andre Rieu's 2017 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 22 Jul

£20 / 01257 264362

Sun 23 Jul

£20 / 01257 264362

Barbara Nice: Raffle!

Join the Edinburgh Fringe’s favourite housewife Barbara Nice for an evening of proper good fun. Entrance price includes a complimentary raffle ticket! Barbara Nice was all-conquering in her four-part BBC Radio 2 sitcom broadcast in March 2017. Experience this critically acclaimed tip-top character comedy live - from…

Fri 29 Sep

£13.20–£22 / 01257 264362

Beauty and the Beast

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 129 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bill Condon
  • Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Emma Thompson, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Josh Gad
  • UK release: 17 March 2017

Belle (Watson) is forced to live with a Beast (Stevens) in this live-action retelling of the 1991 blockbuster. Watson is winsome but feisty, Evans as Gaston is splendid of voice and hilariously odious, McGregor brings much joie de vivre to ‘Be Our Guest’, and it’s an enchantingly realised delight.

Sun 2 Jul

£5 / 01257 264362

Comedysportz - 2017

A welcome return for the North West's top improvised comedy troupe ComedySportz is a fast-paced improv comedy show where two teams battle it out for the biggest laughs. The players create quick witted sketches, scenes and songs from whatever suggestions are thrown at them by the audience to create a show that’s…

Sat 25 Nov

£8 / 01257 264362

The Houghton Weavers At Christmas

The Houghton Weavers are an English folk music band formed in 1975 in Westhoughton, Bolton, Greater Manchester. Their experience in the business together with their style and professionalism guarantees a wonderful evening of song and humour, which as their motto says, will always "KEEP FOLK SMILING"

Thu 28 Dec

£13 / 01257 264362

Iain Stirling

*Iain Stirling - U OK HUN? X * BAFTA-winning comedian Iain Stirling is back after a summer narrating smash hit Love Island (ITV2) and now you can see his actual face on his brand new tour! Join the ‘star of comedy’ (The i) as he explores dinner party etiquette, feminism and the pressures on a generation brought up…

Sat 10 Mar 2018

£12 / 01257 264362

Iain Stirling

Upbeat wit and gags from Edinburgh-born stand-up and BAFTA-nominated children's TV presenter.

Sat 10 Mar 2018

£13.20 / 01257 264362

Into The Woods (Chorley Youth Theatre)

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James Lapine A Tony Award winning musical in which characters from classic fairytales meet up and embark on journeys together, all tied together by a childless baker, his wife and a wicked witch. Cinderella goes to the ball, Jack climbs the beanstalk, Little Red…

Wed 12 Jul

£8.80 (Children £6.60; Family £27.50) / 01257 264362

Thu 13 Jul

£8.80 (Children £6.60; Family £27.50) / 01257 264362

Fri 14 Jul

£8.80 (Children £6.60; Family £27.50) / 01257 264362

Sat 15 Jul

£8.80 (Children £6.60; Family £27.50) / 01257 264362

James Acaster: The Trelogy

Stand up from the 2015 Chortle Best Show winner, as he presents Recognise, Represent and Reset on tour.

Fri 10 Nov

£17.60 / 01257 264362

Jason Manford: Work in Progress

Jason Manford returns to stand-up with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018.  

Fri 22 Sep

Sold out / 01257 264362

Sat 23 Sep

Sold out / 01257 264362

Kerry Godliman

Kerry Godliman: Stick or Twist *‘Intelligent, silly and – at all the right moments – laced with righteous ire.’ * The Guardian Kerry Godliman is back on tour. Her straight talking brand of quick wit and bewilderment will be covering more of life’s anomalies. Why is there a Buddha at the garden center? Why collect…

Wed 1 Nov

£16.50 (£11) / 01257 264362

Manford's Comedy Club

Jason Manford's comedy clubs, which can be found all across the country, were devised by the stand-up himself after realising that, for some reason, comedy was further down on the 'to do' list for a night out then ten-pin bowling. Aimed at showcasing truly good comedian who are working the circuit, it's all about…

Sat 1 Jul

£13.75 / 01257 264362

Manfords Comedy Club - November 2017

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 for line-up details

Sat 4 Nov

£12.50 / 01257 264362

Matt Forde

Star of Unspun with Matt Forde dolls out political comedy and satire.

Sat 11 Nov

£16.50 / 01257 264362

Matt Richardson

A lot has happened to Matt Richardson since his last tour in 2013. A lot of it is quite strange. Most comedians hope to win accolades and make people laugh, very few end up with Heat Magazine’s Weird Crush trophy. From interviewing millionaire dogs in LA, ghost hunting with Craig Revel Horwood and having his phone…

Sun 24 Sep

£13.75 / 01257 264362

National Theatre Live: Angels In America, Part 1 Millennium Approaches

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse).

Thu 20 Jul

£12 / 01257 264362

National Theatre Live: Angels In America, Part 2 Perestroika

The second part of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning play.

Thu 27 Jul

£12 / 01257 264362

National Theatre Live: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig star in Tom Stoppard's situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux's new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard's name overnight.

Thu 27 Jul

£12 / 01257 264362

National Theatre Live: Yerma

Billie Piper returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s masterpiece.

Thu 31 Aug

£12 / 01257 264362

Phil Wang

Winner of the 2010 Chortle Student Comedian Of The Year Award and Comedy Central Live Funniest Student Award 2011. Phil has appeared on The Rob Brydon Show (BBC2) and was featured on BBC Three At The Fringe in 2011. He's a regular on Matt Forde Unspun (Dave), Jack Dee's Help Desk (BBC2) and Have I Got News…

Fri 3 Nov

£13.20 / 01257 264362

Phill Jupitus

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for a night 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. Adult themes and situations, but delivered…

Thu 2 Nov

£16.50 / 01257 264362

Red Moon Joe

Chorley-based band Red Moon Joe launch their latest album with a special show at Chorley Little Theatre. The band will be playing their new album 'Time and Life' in its entirety, plus some favourites from their live shows. The launch show will feature the band plus some guest musicians. These include Jon…

Sat 24 Jun

Sold out / 01257 264362

Rich Hall: 3:10 to Humour

The latest musings from the deadpan grouch, star of ridiculous amount of stuff on the tellybox and a favourite at the Fringe each year.

Sat 14 Oct

£18.70 / 01257 264362

Rich Hall's Hoedown

Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed new show begins its second leg of touring. There has never been a better time to be an American comedian in the UK. Hall’s precision dismantling of the tenuous relationship between two countries is as freewheeling and deadly accurate as ever. His BBC Four documentaries, most recently Rich…

Sat 14 Oct

£17 / 01257 264362

The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice

CADOS present the touching story of Laura, a girl who locks herself in her bedroom listening to her late father’s record collection. Soon, she is able to mimic the famous divas Judy Garland, Shirley Bassey, Dusty Springfield and more. Her domineering mother sees Laura as a way of escaping their small Northern town…

Mon 11 Sep

£8 / 01257 264362

Tue 12 Sep

£8 / 01257 264362

Wed 13 Sep

£8 / 01257 264362

…and 3 more dates until 16 Sep

Royal Shakespeare Company: Coriolanus

  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Angus Jackson
  • UK release: 11 October 2017

Shakespeare's classic tragedy.

Wed 11 Oct

£12 / 01257 264362

Royal Shakespeare Company: Titus Andronicus

  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Blanche McIntyre
  • Cast: Patrick Drury, Nia Gwynne, Stefan Adegbola, David Burnett
  • UK release: 9 August 2017

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).

Sun 3 Sep

£12 / 01257 264362

Royal Shakespeare Company: Twelfth Night

  • 2018
  • UK
  • Directed by: Christopher Luscombe
  • UK release: 14 February 2018

Shakespeare's greatest comedy tells a tale of unrequited love in this production directed by Christopher Luscombe.

Sun 25 Feb 2018

£8–£12 / 01257 264362

Seasons Greetings

by Alan Ayckbourn Set over 4 days atChristmas, Alan Ayckbourn’s play is a classic black comedy ofmisunderstandings, misplaced passion and mistaken identity. It’s Christmas atBelinda and Neville’s house and family and friends are due over for atraditional celebration. From Bernard, with his traditional puppet shows…

Mon 23 Oct

£8 / 01257 264362

Tue 24 Oct

£8 / 01257 264362

Wed 25 Oct

£8 / 01257 264362

…and 3 more dates until 28 Oct

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

Chorley Empire Community Cinema USA 1954 102m Cert U Directed by Stanley Donen Starring Howard Keel, Russ Tamblyn MGM’s classic movie musical in which a group of farmers decide they want a wife

Thu 29 Jun

£3 / 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 5 Nov

£11 / 01257 264362

Tom Allen

*'Catch him now and you'll be able to tell people how you saw him before he was famous' * The Telegraph The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working class Bromley, Tom Allen embarks on his debut solo tour this autumn. As seen on * 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown ***, Live at the…

Tue 19 Sep

£13.20 / 01257 264362

Whittington! - The Panto!

CADOS present a traditional Pantomime fun for the whole family! * * We meet our hero, Dick, as he journeys to London – where the streets are paved with gold, and a life of fame and fortune awaits! But he makes an enemy of King Rat and soon seeking riches on the high seas, where he hopes to make enough money so that the…

Fri 8 Dec

£10–£12 / 01257 264362

Sat 9 Dec

£10–£12 / 01257 264362

Sun 10 Dec

£10–£12 / 01257 264362

…and 5 more dates until 16 Dec

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