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.

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There are 38 events at this location

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Amadeus (ntlive)

Live from the National Theatre on to our cinema screen. Music. Power. Jealousy. Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer's iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. Wolfgang…

Thu 2 Feb 2017

£13.20 some concessions / 01257 264362

André Rieu: Christmas With André

André Rieu: Christmas with André - a festive celebration, featuring a never before seen 90 minute recorded Christmas concert, packed with all the favourites including Hallelujah, Jingle Bells, White Christmas & many more performed by André and his famous Johann Strauss Orchestra along with his sopranos and tenors.

Sun 20 Nov

£19.80 some concessions / 01257 264362

Andy Zaltzman

PLAN Z In a show encompassing national identity, hope, fear and live action democracy, satirical comedian Andy Zaltzman will address diverse issues such as the past, the present, and the future - body-surfing the unending volcano of confused fury that is modern global politics. Andy is the marginally less successful…

Wed 17 May 2017

£13.20 some concessions / 01257 264362

The Boy with Tape on his Face is TAPE FACE

It's comedy but without the chat. A chance to see the phenomenon of BWTOHF, in a show which is kinda cabaret, kinda theatre and kinda beautiful. Stand-up to make you spit out your drink then break your heart.

Wed 2 Nov

Carl Hutchinson: The Fixer

The Manchester-based stand-up, who has supported Chris Ramsey on tour, looks at life's petty annoyances, from social media to unwanted advice.

Fri 3 Feb 2017

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Cleopatra: CADOS Panto

A traditional fun-filled Pantomime for the whole family! Featuring slapstick, jokes, songs, silliness, adventure, excitement and traditional panto characters this show is a great night out for everyone.

Fri 9 Dec

£10; £35 family; £9 groups 20+ / 01257 264362

Sat 10 Dec

£10; £35 family; £9 groups 20+ / 01257 264362

Sun 11 Dec

£10; £35 family; £9 groups 20+ / 01257 264362

…and 5 more dates until 17 Dec

Cleopatra The Pantomime (cados)

A traditional fun-filled Pantomime for the whole family! Featuring slapstick, jokes, songs, silliness, adventure, excitement and traditional panto characters this show is a great night out for everyone. The teenage Princess Cleopatra is living a happy life in Ancient Egypt, preparing for when she will take over as…

…and 6 more dates until 17 Dec


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

Sun 20 Nov

£7.70 some concessions / 01257 264362

The Complete Works Of Shakespeare (abridged)

All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays. Join three madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. Warning! This show is a…

Mon 24 Apr 2017

Tue 25 Apr 2017

Wed 26 Apr 2017

…and 3 more dates until 29 Apr 2017

The Entertainer

  • Directed by: Rob Ashford
  • Written by: John Osborne

Rob Ashford directs John Osborne's coruscating drama about the trials and tribulations of failing music-hall performer Archie Rice and his family, set against the backdrop of post-war Britain. Kenneth Branagh takes the title role of the emotionally tormented showman.

Sun 30 Oct

£10; £6 season ticket holders / 01257 264362

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Finding Dory

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 103 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Andrew Stanton
  • Written by: Victoria Strouse
  • Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Ty Burrell, Willem Dafoe
  • UK release: 29 July 2016

In the sequel to the much-loved Finding Nemo, annoyingly forgetful Dory goes on an adventure to find her family, crossing three oceans to get to them with Marlon and Nemo just a swish behind her.

Tue 1 Nov

£3.30 / 01257 264362

Hal Cruttenden: Straight Outta Cruttenden

  • 3 stars

The star of BBC Radio 4's Hal and regular TV panelist rants about modern life in his ever so slightly camp voice.

Hedda Gabler (ntlive)

Live from the National Theatre on to our cinema screen. I've no talent for life. Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free… Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see…

Thu 9 Mar 2017

£13.20 some concessions / 01257 264362

The Houghton Weavers

Folk music suffused with comedy.

Wed 28 Dec

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 Riding…

Wed 12 Jul 2017

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Fri 14 Jul 2017

Sat 15 Jul 2017

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James Acaster: Reset

  • 4 stars

Deadpan stand-up from the comically downbeat performer.

Wed 9 Nov

£16.50 some concessions / 01257 264362

Jon Richardson

Wry observations and pessimistic humour.

Thu 24 Nov

Phone for availability / 01257 264362

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live: The Entertainer

  • 2016
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rob Ashford
  • Cast: Kenneth Branagh, John Hurt, Sophie McShera

Set in post-war Britain John Osbourne's play The Entertainer follows failing music hall performer Archie Rice, played here by Rob Ashford.

Kindertransport (cados)

Written by Diane Samuels Directed by David Reid Set during World War II, this play is based on real-life stories of Jewish children given safe passge to the UK from Germany and Austria. It focuses on Eva, daughter of Helga and Earnest, who arrives in Manchester to live with Lil, an unemployed mother-of-one. Faced…

Mon 27 Feb 2017

£6.60–£8.80 / 01257 264362

Tue 28 Feb 2017

£6.60–£8.80 / 01257 264362

Wed 1 Mar 2017

£6.60–£8.80 / 01257 264362

…and 3 more dates until 4 Mar 2017

Lee Hurst: Comedy Show No 9

Stand-up comedy show from the veteran Londoner.

Thu 23 Mar 2017

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Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted

Lee Nelson, the creation of comedian Simon Brodkin, is the chavvy catch-phrase monger whose Well Good Show has become a BBC3 hit. Now the South London geeza takes his banter to the live stage where it all works best. Brodkin has appeared as Nelson in a host of TV programmes including Al Murray's sketch show Al Murray's…

Sat 11 Feb 2017

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 4 Feb 2017

Sat 11 Mar 2017

…and 4 more dates until 1 Jul 2017

Manford's Comedy Club - November

Manfords Comedy Club bring the best comedians on the circuit to Chorley Little Theatre for a night of brilliant comedy in a friendly atmosphere. Each show is hand-picked by Jason and his team, and presents three top comedians as well as an experience compere to get you through the night. Tonight's line-up includes…

No Man's Land (ntlive)

Live from the National Theatre on to our cinema screen. Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham's Theatre, London. One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a…

Sun 18 Dec

£13.20 some concessions / 01257 264362

One Man, Two Guvnors (cados)

Written by Richard Bean, based on a play by Carlo Goldoni Directed by Sean Duxbury One of the funniest plays to emerge in recent years, this is set in 1960s Brighton where socially naive Francis Henshall ends up being employed by two men: a local gangster, and an upper-class criminal. While he tries to keep these…

Mon 24 Apr 2017

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Wed 26 Apr 2017

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Our House (cados)

Written by Tim Firth and Madness Winner of the 2003 Olivier Award for Best New Musical this show from Tim Firth (writer of Calendar Girls and Neville's Island) is packed full of favourite tunes by the band Madness. Opening on the 16th birthday of Joe Casey, we see the two paths his life could take on that fateful…

Mon 12 Jun 2017

Tue 13 Jun 2017

Wed 14 Jun 2017

…and 3 more dates until 17 Jun 2017

The Railway Children (cados)

By E. Nesbit. Adapted by David Simpson Directed by Zoe Jones Set at the start of the 20th Century, a family move from London to Yorkshire, after the father is accused of spying. Living near a railway station the children befriend several of the passengers and Albert Perks, the station porter. The trains bring many…

Mon 24 Oct

Tue 25 Oct

Wed 26 Oct

…and 3 more dates until 29 Oct

Richard Herring: The Best

Richard Herring, King of the Edinburgh Fringe, Metro columnist and the UK's Podfather (RHLSTP, AIOTM) picks his favourite routines from his 12 one-man shows and crams them into 90 minutes for your delectation. From his deconstruction of the genealogy of Christ to him proving that racists are less racist than liberals…

Sun 5 Feb 2017

Richard Herring: The Best

A 'best of' compilation from the comedian as he picks the best jokes from his last 12 shows.

Sun 5 Feb 2017

Rob Rouse

He's married, has two kids, a dog and an eye-watering mortgage, (is in debt) in these times of austerity and uncertainty, but remains resolute that a career in unpredictable world of comedy was absolutely the right way to go. (It's far too late to try something else now.) Rob takes this trademark comedic storytelling…

Fri 31 Mar 2017

£13.20 / 01257 264362

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Rob Rouse: Are You Sitting Comfortably?

The stand-up contemplates his adult life, which chiefly involves becoming a father and owning uncontrollable pets.

Fri 31 Mar 2017

Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age

Russell Kane discusses why it's perfectly okay to be 20 but feel 40 (or vice versa) and explains why nobody really feels their age.

Saint Joan (ntlive)

Live from the National Theatre on to our cinema screen. Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse. Bernard Shaw's classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and…

Thu 16 Feb 2017

£13.20 some concessions / 01257 264362

Seann Walsh: One for the Road

Sharp and energetic observational humour from this fast-riser.

Sat 26 Nov

The Swing Commanders

Vibrant and versatile group performing an exciting mix of 1940s classics, boogie-woogie, western swing, 50s jump jive and more.

Sun 6 Nov

The Tempest (rsc Live)

Live theatre from Stratford-Upon-Avon beamed directly to Chorley's cinema screen. Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in this groundbreaking production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran. On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his…

Wed 11 Jan 2017

£13.20 some concessions / 01257 264362

Whiskey In The Jar

The evergreen Irish folk band Whiskey in the Jar return to play Chorley Little Theatre once more with another night of popular folk tunes to celebrate St Patrick's Day. As ever, proceeds from the show will go towards local hospices.

Fri 17 Mar 2017

The Witches (chorley Youth Theatre)

Written by Dave Wood A faithful adaptation of Roald Dah's classic story. While staying at a seaside hotel with his Grandma, young Luke accidentally stumbles across a convention of witches also taking place there. When he overhears plans by the Grand High Witch to turn all children in mice Luke vows to stop them…

Fri 20 Jan 2017

Sat 21 Jan 2017

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