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 43 events at this location

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Andre Rieu In Concert - Summer 2019 (Classical Music On The Big Screen)

Andr Rieus annual hometown Maastricht concerts attract fans from all corners of the globe. The medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable concerts fi lled with humour, fun and emotion for all ages - and, of course, magnificent music.This year Andr Rieu invites you to put on your…

Sat 27 Jul

£18 / 01257 264362

Sun 28 Jul

£18 / 01257 264362

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 27 Jul

01257 264362

  • 19:00

Sun 28 Jul

01257 264362

  • 15:00

Arabella Weir: Does My Mum Loom Big in This?

Arabella Weir delves into true stories from her dysfunctional childhood and her life as a single working mum.

Sun 8 Mar 2020

£19.80 / 01257 264362

Cinderella - The 2019 Pantomime (Traditional Family Pantomime)

the December 2019 Pantomime written and directed by Steven Catterall Andy BurkePrince Charming is having a party, and everyone in the land is going - except for Cinders, who has to stay home and scrub the floor while her ugly stepsisters dance the night away. But a Fairy Godmother takes pity and soon Cinders is in a…

Fri 13 Dec

£9–£39 / 01257 264362

Sat 14 Dec

£9–£39 / 01257 264362

Sun 15 Dec

£9–£39 / 01257 264362

…and 5 more dates until 21 Dec

Clinton Baptiste (As Seen On Phoenix Nights - The World - Renowned Clairvoyant, Medium And Psychic Is Back!)

CLINTON BAPTISTE in The Paranormalist Returns!As seen on PETER KAYS PHOENIX NIGHTS…The world- renowned clairvoyant, medium and psychic is back!Join paranormal sensation Clinton Baptiste as he takes you on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the Celestial Curtains.Clinton…

Sun 2 Feb 2020

£18 / 01257 264362

Comedysportz - 2019 (Family-Friendly Improvised Comedy)

A welcome return for the North Wests top improvised comedy troupeComedySportz return to where it all began to celebrate 18 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 hand…

Sat 16 Nov

£8 / 01257 264362

ComedySportz UK

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 16 Nov

£8.80 / 0161 912 5616

Daliso Chaponda: Blah Blah Blacklist

Stand-up from the Britain's Got Talent star, who explores blacklisted celebrities and historical figures we're ashamed we once admired.

Sun 9 Feb 2020

£15 / 01257 264362

Daliso Chaponda: What the African Said

Having been born in Canada, raised in South Africa and then moving to the UK, Chaponda is able to blend a world of cultural influences and observations in to his stand-up material, which saw him achieve third place on Britain's Got Talent in 2017.

Sun 9 Feb 2020

£16.50 / 01257 264362

Dave Spikey (Stand-Up Comedy (Work In Progress)

Dave Spikey: A Funny Thing Happened… (work in progress)Funny things happen all the time. At home, at work, out shopping, at the Vets, Hong Kong - obviously. Daves comedy radar instinctively draws him to these small out-of-the-ordinary events and conversations that wash over most of us and pass us by.Once identified, he…

Thu 23 Jan 2020

Sold out / 01257 264362

Fri 24 Jan 2020

Sold out / 01257 264362

First Man

  • 5 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 18min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Corey Stoll, Claire Foy
  • UK release: 12 October 2018

Biopic of the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong (Gosling), with subtle and unshowy performances from Gosling and from Foy as his no-BS wife Jan. An intimate and moving character drama with raw and visceral space-peril thrills and a hero whose fame rests on modesty, curiosity and problem-solving purposefulness.

Sun 21 Jul

01257 264362

  • 19:30

First Man (How One Man Got To The Moon)

Chorley Empire Community Cinema present a film on the big screen. With HD digital projection and surround sound.USA 2018. 141m. 12ADirected by Damien ChazelleStarring Ryan Gosling, Claire FoyThe life of the legendary American Astronaut Neil Armstrong between 1961 and 1969, on his journey to becoming the first human to…

Sun 21 Jul

£4–£5 / 01257 264362

Five Seasons (How One Man Got To The Moon)

Chorley Empire Community Cinema present a brand-new documentary about one of the worlds most acclaimed garden designersFIVE SEASONSUSA 2019. 75m. UDirected by Thomas PiperFor me, garden design isnt just about plants, it is about emotion, atmosphere, a sense of contemplation. You try to move people with what you do. You…

Sat 20 Jul

£4–£5 / 01257 264362

Five Seasons (Poetic Documentary About A Garden Designer)

Chorley Empire Community Cinema present a brand-new documentary about one of the world's most acclaimed garden designersFIVE SEASONSUSA 2019. 75m. UDirected by Thomas PiperFor me, garden design isnt just about plants, it is about emotion, atmosphere, a sense of contemplation. You try to move people with what you do. You…

Sat 20 Jul

£4–£5 / 01257 264362

Fringe Previews: James Meehan And The Delightful Sausage (Stand-Up And Sketch Comedy)

Edinburgh Previews: James Meehan and The Delightful SausageTwo new hours of comedy from upcoming award-winning acts before they head to the Edinburgh Fringe.James Meehan - Never BetterHow am I doing? Never Better. A spanking new hour from multiple comedy award winner and laidback Lancastrian (and Leyland/Chorley native…

Tue 23 Jul

£5.50 / 01257 264362

Fringe Previews: Mark Simmons And Jack Gleadow (Stand-Up Comedy)

Edinburgh Previews: Mark Simmons Jack GleadowTwo rising stars of comedy preview their material for the upcoming Edinburgh Festival, with an hour-long set each.Mark SimmonsAs heard on BBC Radio 4, Mark Simmons is a one-liner comedian. In fact, a master of one liners one4review. It won him a place in Daves prestigious Best…

Fri 19 Jul

£11 / 01257 264362

Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

Comedy from Mock the Week regular.

Sun 29 Sep

£18.70 / 01257 264362

Glenn Moore (Stand-Up Comedy)

Glenn Moore: Love Dont Live Here Glenny MooreGlenn Moore follows up last years Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination with a new show full of brilliantly original (Chortle.co.uk), blissfully silly (Guardian) jokes. He used to have a very different job to this, and now hes finally brave enough to spill the beans about it. ★★★…

Sat 21 Sep

£13.20 / 01257 264362

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

  • 3 stars

Observational humour from the TV regular.

Sat 9 Nov

£19.80 / 01257 264362

Harry and Chris Save The World

Harry Baker and Chris Read bring their unique mix of comedy, melody and poetry.

Thu 24 Oct

£16.50 / 01257 264362

The Houghton Weavers

Folk music suffused with comedy.

Fri 27 Dec

£14.30 / 01257 264362

Sat 18 Jan 2020

£11 / 01257 264362

John-Luke Roberts (Stand-Up Comedy And Surreal Sketches)

John-Luke Roberts: After Me Comes the Flood (But in French) drip splosh splash drip BLUBBP BLUBBP BLUBBPBLUBBPBLUBBP!!The critically acclaimed idiotJohn-Luke Roberts returns to the road with another ridiculously long titled show this autumn.In a brand-new hour of extraordinary daft-hearted comedy, expect to not know why…

Sat 18 Jan 2020

£10 / 01257 264362

Laurence Clark (Comedy)

An Irresponsible Fathers Guide to Parenting by Laurence ClarkComedian Laurence Clark starred in BBC1s documentary We Wont Drop the Baby, following his familys journey as they welcomed their second child. The response it received worldwide was at times inspirational and uplifting - at others, derogatory and incredibly…

Thu 21 Nov

£11 (£8.80) / 01257 264362

Luke Kempner: House of Faces

Comedian and impressionist Luke Kempner and his multiple personalities host a reality show replete with celebrities, politicians and even royalty.

Fri 8 Nov

£16.50 / 01257 264362

Manford's Comedy Club

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

Sat 28 Sep

£13.75 / 01257 264362

Sat 26 Oct

£13.75 / 01257 264362

Sat 30 Nov

£13.75 / 01257 264362

Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us

Storytelling and stand-up about the British identity and the 'divided wasteland that some of us call the United Kingdom' from comedian Mark Thomas.

Wed 13 Nov

£13.20 (£11) / 01257 264362

Work-in-progress

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

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

Thu 12 Sep

£20.90 / 01257 264362

A Midsummer's Nights Dream [Nt Live] (Shakespeare's Romantic Comedy On The Big Screen)

Chorley Empire Community Cinema present Shakespeares romantic fantasy on our big screen, as live from London.The course of true love never did run smooth.A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical…

Sun 20 Oct

£12 / 01257 264362

Mitch Benn (Stand-Up Comedy & Music)

MITCH BENN: TEN SONGS TO SAVE THE WORLDOne broken world and ten funny songs to fix it. From BBC Radio 4s Now Show to his column in the New European, award-winning Mitch Benn, spreads insight and laughs in equal measure. Join the countrys leading musical satirist (The Times) as, with six string in hand and a head full of…

Sat 23 Nov

£14 / 01257 264362

National Theatre Live: Hansard

Hansard; noun The official report of all parliamentary debates. See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London. "…the familiar rhythms of marital…

Thu 7 Nov

£12 / 01257 264362

National Theatre Live: Present Laughter

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter,  filmed live in front of an audience. "A giddy and surprisingly modern reflection…" As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling…

Thu 28 Nov

£12 / 01257 264362

National Theatre Live: The Lehman Trilogy

Live broadcast of National Theatre's play about the rise and fall of the Lehman Brothers and their role in the 2008 financial crisis, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles.

Thu 25 Jul

01257 264362

  • 19:00

£13.20 (£11) / 01257 264362

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors

  • 2011
  • UK
  • E
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Cast: David Benson, Oliver Chris, James Corden

English version of Goldoni's classic Italian comedy.

Thu 26 Sep

£13.20 (£11) / 01257 264362

The Paranormalist Returns: Clinton Baptiste

Character comedy centred around Baptiste, a clairvoyant, medium and psychic best known for his appearances on Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, played by Alex Lowe.

Sun 2 Feb 2020

£18 / 01257 264362

Pete Firman And The Amazing TBC (Award-Winning Magician/comedian)

Come and witness the first and possibly final performance of The Worlds Greatest Magical Double Act!Award-winning magician/comedian Pete Firman returns with a magic show like youve never seen before. As seen on Tonight at the London Palladium, The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme. Every night…

Fri 8 May 2020

£17.60 / 01257 264362

RSC Live: Measure for Measure

RSC's Artistic Director Gregory Doran's new production of Shakespeare's play set in Vienna. Live to the big screen.

Wed 31 Jul

01257 264362

  • 19:00

£12 / 01257 264362

Spooktaztic - Family Show (Adapation Of Roald Dahl's Beloved Novel)

SPOOKTAZTICAfter 3 sell-out years across the North West, SpookTAZtic comes to Chorley Little Theatre for the first time.A fun packed family show filled with comedy, magic, music and games and lots of gunge.Bringing the silliness are Taz and Marv. Taz was a finalist in last years UK Family Entertainer of the Year and has…

Fri 25 Oct

£11 (Children £10.45–£38.88) / 01257 264362

Stepping Out (Toe-Tapping Comedy)

Written by Richard HarrisDirected by Rebecca DickinsonEight very different people join a weekly tap dance class at the local church hall, and find their lives changed forever. Led by Mavis and with tetchy Mrs Fraser on piano the weeks pass and dance skills develop, with the seven women and one man going from stumbling…

Mon 2 Sep

£8 / 01257 264362

Tue 3 Sep

£8 / 01257 264362

Wed 4 Sep

£8 / 01257 264362

…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep

Suzi Ruffell: Dance Like Everyone's Watching

The comedian discusses her currently happy state of being, and whether comedy can only arise out of misery.

Wed 2 Oct

£15.40 (£13.20) / 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 3 Nov

£12.10 / 01257 264362

Tom Binns (Stand-Up Comedy Psychic Night)

Ivan Brackenbury supports Tom Binns: The Psychic Comedium8/10 Cats Do Countdown dictionary corner favourite Ivan Brackenbury, the hospital radio DJ supports Tom Binns: The Psychic Comedium. Multi award-winning comedian Tom Binns has performed his Psychic Character Ian D Montfort to 5-star reviews around The World. Hes…

Sat 14 Mar 2020

£13.20 / 01257 264362

Woman In Mind (Touching Alan Ayckbourn Comedy Drama)

Written by Alan AyckbournDirected by Dave ReidA funny, deep and insightful look at modern middle class life from the popular playwright.Susan is an increasingly unhappy and neglected woman, trapped in a loveless marriage to a smug vicar, and estranged from her son. Escaping from this life she daydreams of a rich, handsome…

Mon 14 Oct

£8 / 01257 264362

Tue 15 Oct

£8 / 01257 264362

Wed 16 Oct

£8 / 01257 264362

…and 3 more dates until 19 Oct

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