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 42 events at this location

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Alun Cochrane: A Show with a Man in It

  • 4 stars

The laconic Yorkshireman returns with gentle observations.

Thu 1 Feb 2018

£12.50 / 01257 264362

Thu 1 Feb 2018

£14 / 01257 264362

Andy Zaltzman

Andy Zaltzman delivers his clued-up political comedy with surreal similes and often punchlines of pure silliness and has become an Edinburgh Festival staple. He writes a regular cricket blog for Cricinfo and co-presents The Bugle, a weekly satirical podcast with guest co-hosts including Al Murray and Nish Kumar. Brand…

Tue 27 Feb 2018

£13.20 / 01257 264362

Be My Baby

Written by Amanda WhittingtonDirected by Rebecca DickinsonThe year is 1964 and unmarried 19-year-old Maryis seven months pregnant. Sent to a home for mothers and babies, Mary findssolace with new friends Queenie, Norma and Delores. Although all from differentbackgrounds they bond over their shared love of the music of The…

Mon 11 Jun 2018

£8 / 01257 264362

Tue 12 Jun 2018

£8 / 01257 264362

Wed 13 Jun 2018

£8 / 01257 264362

…and 3 more dates until 16 Jun 2018

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 2018

£9–£39 / 01257 264362

Sat 15 Dec 2018

£9–£39 / 01257 264362

Sun 16 Dec 2018

£9–£39 / 01257 264362

…and 5 more dates until 22 Dec 2018

Craig Campbell

EASY TIGER - 2017/2018 WORLD TOURLoud, beautifully crafted tales of outsider adventureIndependentThe 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.Queens and Toms pack some nip and prowl on down to screech…

Fri 18 May 2018

£15 / 01257 264362

Craig Campbell: Easy Tiger

Observational humour from the charismatic Canadian stand-up.

Fri 18 May 2018

£16.50 / 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 2018

£8 / 01257 264362

Tue 16 Oct 2018

£8 / 01257 264362

Wed 17 Oct 2018

£8 / 01257 264362

…and 3 more dates until 20 Oct 2018

Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

Razor-sharp gags and intelligent one-liners from the double Sony Award-winning radio and TV writer.

Sun 30 Sep 2018

£17 / 01257 264362

Gary Delaney: There's Something About Gary

The something about Gary is that he has a lot of opinions on jokes and is going to let you hear them (and hopefully some jokes) on his latest tour.

Sun 30 Sep 2018

£18.70 / 01257 264362

The Houghton Weavers

Folk music suffused with comedy.

Thu 28 Dec

£13 / 01257 264362

Iain Stirling: U OK Hun? X

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

Sat 10 Mar 2018

Sold out / 01257 264362

James And The Giant Peach (Chorley Youth Theatre)

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACHAdapted by DAVID WOODDirected by Alice Charnley Lucas BurnsWhen a giant peach washes up in New York City it quickly becomes a popular tourist attraction, and the creatures that live in it become instant celebrities.James Henry Trotter is a boy from Dover, in England and his insect companions Miss…

Fri 12 Jan 2018

£22 / 01257 264362

Sat 13 Jan 2018

£22 / 01257 264362

£5–£22 / 01257 264362

Jess Robinson: Here Come The Girls

The award-winning vocal gymnast, who has appeared on ITV's Newzoids and Rory Bremner, performs more musical and celebrity impressions.

Thu 8 Mar 2018

£19.80 (Children £11) / 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 2018

£8 / 01257 264362

Tue 4 Sep 2018

£8 / 01257 264362

Wed 5 Sep 2018

£8 / 01257 264362

…and 3 more dates until 8 Sep 2018

Look Up and Laugh

  • 1935
  • 1h 14min
  • Directed by: Basil Dean
  • Cast: Gracie Fields, Alfred Drayton, Douglas Wakefield, Vivien Leigh

Thu 10 May 2018

£3 / 01257 264362

Manfords Comedy Club - April 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 7 Apr 2018

£12.50 / 01257 264362

Manfords Comedy Club - June 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 2 Jun 2018

£12.50 / 01257 264362

Manfords Comedy Club - March 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 Mar 2018

£12.50 / 01257 264362

Manfords Comedy Club - May 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 5 May 2018

£12.50 / 01257 264362

Mark Steel

Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright This time last year, it seemed highly unlikely the UK would vote to leave the EU; we had a reasonable opposition to the Tory Government; Donald Trump was a buffoon who surely wasn’t going to beat Hilary Clinton and Mark was living the married suburban ideal, a year later it’s…

Wed 21 Mar 2018

£16.50 / 01257 264362

National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

A bold reimagining of Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

Sun 11 Mar 2018

£10 / 01257 264362

National Theatre Live: Hamlet

  • 2015
  • 4h
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Lyndsey Turner
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Wed 27 Dec

£10 / 01257 264362

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar

  • 2018
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley

Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius in Nicholas Hytner’s production of Shakespeare's political drama.

Thu 22 Mar 2018

£10 / 01257 264362

National Theatre Live: Macbeth

Live from the National Theatre to our cinema screen.MacbethBy William ShakespeareDirected by Rufus NorrisThe ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.Shakespeares most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by…

Thu 10 May 2018

£10 / 01257 264362

National Theatre Live: Young Marx

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Written by: Richard Bean, Clive Coleman.
  • Cast: Rory Kinnear, Oliver Chris

Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.

Thu 21 Dec

01257 264362

  • 19:00
  • 22:30

£11 / 01257 264362

Popstars The 90S Musical (Chorley Youth Theatre)

POPSTARS THE 90s MUSICALWritten by Neil Gooding Nicholas CristoDirected by Lucy Aspinall Eleanor AndertonIts a musical battle of the sexes in this feelgood show packed full of hit songs from the 1990s. Set in a 90s High School, Mark is head over heels in love with girlfriend Shannon. But when Shannon learns that pop-band…

Wed 11 Jul 2018

£30 / 01257 264362

Thu 12 Jul 2018

£30 / 01257 264362

Fri 13 Jul 2018

£8–£30 / 01257 264362

Sat 14 Jul 2018

£8–£30 / 01257 264362

The Return Of Sherlock Holmes

Written and Directed by Mark JonesIn 2013 - our Sherlock first appeared in and solved The Hound of the Baskervilles; in 2015 he was back again in The Final Problem - plunging to his death over the reichenbach falls with his arch enemy Moriarity. Did he die? February 2018 - The Return of Sherlock Holmes - hes back! How did…

Mon 19 Feb 2018

£8 / 01257 264362

Tue 20 Feb 2018

£8 / 01257 264362

Wed 21 Feb 2018

£8 / 01257 264362

…and 3 more dates until 24 Feb 2018

Richard Herring: Oh Frig, I'm 50!

  • 4 stars

Richard Herring's pontificating over what it's like reaching a half century on this earth.

Thu 8 Feb 2018

£19.25 / 01257 264362

Richard Herring: The Best

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

Thu 8 Feb 2018

£17.50 / 01257 264362

Royal Shakespeare Company: Macbeth

Delayed screening (from 11th April) of a live theatre show from the Royal Shakespeare Company on to our cinema screen.Something wicked this way comesReturning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.Our contemporary…

Sun 29 Apr 2018

£10 / 01257 264362

Royal Shakespeare Company: Romeo And Juliet

A live broadcast from the Royal Shakespeare Company on to our cinema screen.What if your first true love was someone youd been told you must hate?Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.The…

Wed 18 Jul 2018

£10 / 01257 264362

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Merry Wives Of Windsor

  • 2018

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and…

Wed 12 Sep 2018

£10 / 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

£10 / 01257 264362

Safety Last!

  • 5 stars
  • 1923
  • US
  • 1h 13min
  • U
  • Directed by: Sam Taylor/Fred C Newmeyer
  • Cast: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strothers

Thrill comedy featuring Lloyd's famous vertigo-inducing slapstick stunt work.

Thu 12 Apr 2018

£3 / 01257 264362

Simon Evans

Ever since he was a small boy, all Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius. He has, until now, remained thwarted. The world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind, let alone Evans. Endlessly distracted by the trivial, we allow the classical tools of grammar, logic and…

Fri 4 May 2018

£14 / 01257 264362

Simon Evans: Genius

Sardonic and supercilious humour brought to the stage by the Radio 4 regular and writer.

Fri 4 May 2018

£15.40 / 01257 264362

Terry Pratchett's Guards Guards

Adapted by Stephen BriggsDirected by Ceire Edge and Paul CarrSet in a fantasy world of dragons and witches,this is the tale of the under-valued Night Watch, defenders of Ankh-Morpork (the capital city). New recruit Constable Carrot is law-abiding and keen to fight for truth, justice and the Ankh-Morporkian Way.The city is…

Mon 23 Apr 2018

£8 / 01257 264362

Tue 24 Apr 2018

£8 / 01257 264362

Wed 25 Apr 2018

£8 / 01257 264362

…and 3 more dates until 28 Apr 2018

Thu 1 Mar 2018

£3 / 01257 264362

20000 Leagues Under the Sea

  • 3 stars
  • 1954
  • US
  • 2h 7min
  • U
  • Directed by: Richard Fleischer
  • Cast: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

Jules Verne goes Disney in this lavish and exciting underwater adventure. Mason is great as the anguished Captain Nemo, but Douglas is a bit too American goodie-goodie.

Thu 25 Jan 2018

£3 / 01257 264362

Whiskey In The Jar And Bluewater Folk Reunion Concert

Ian Grimes was one of Chorleys best loved folk musicians in the 1970s and 80s with Chorley legends Blue Water Folk and laterally with Irish band Whiskey in the Jar. This concert brings members of Blue Water Folks together for the first time in 20 years for a repeat performance of the Whiskey and Water concerts which…

Fri 2 Mar 2018

£10 / 01257 264362

Whittington! the Pantomime

Traditional panto fun.

Fri 15 Dec

Sold out / 01257 264362

Sat 16 Dec

Sold out / 01257 264362

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