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 41 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

Alun Cochrane: Alunish Cochranish

No-nonsense comedy. Ages 16+.

Thu 1 Feb 2018

£14 / 01257 264362

Barbara Nice

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 some concessions / 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

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

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 25 Nov

£8.80 some concessions / 01257 264362

Coriolanus (rsc Live)

The acclaimed RSC production broadcast to Chorley's cinema screen. A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome. Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to…

Wed 11 Oct

£13.20 some concessions / 01257 264362

Craig Campbell

EASY TIGER - 2017/2018 WORLD TOUR “Loud, beautifully crafted tales of outsider adventure” * Independent * The 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 3 rd solo tour. Queens and Toms…

Fri 18 May 2018

£15 / 01257 264362

Craig Campbell: Easy Tiger

Loud, beautifully crafted tales of outsider adventure Independent The 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 and howl the night…

Fri 18 May 2018

£16.50 / 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

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

Sat 10 Mar 2018

£13.20 / 01257 264362

James Acaster: Classic Scrapes Preview

Self-deprecating anecdotes from the comedian who will release his first ever book this year.

Fri 10 Nov

£16 / 01257 264362

  • 20:00

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

Sold out / 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

Kerry Godliman

The stand-up and actress muses on (mis)communication in a modern age.

Wed 1 Nov

£15 (£12) / 01257 264362

  • 20:00

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 www.manfordscomedyclub.com 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: Follies

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, Imelda Staunton

Stephen Sondheim’s musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Sun 19 Nov

£10 / 01257 264362

National Theatre Live: Hamlet

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge…

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: 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

Sun 17 Sep

£12 / 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

£10 / 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

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

Sold out / 01257 264362

Rich Hall's Hoedown

Rich Hall and friends host a mash-up of music and stand-up featuring the Hoedown's regular band.

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

£8.80–£11 / 01257 264362

Tue 12 Sep

£8.80–£11 / 01257 264362

Wed 13 Sep

£8.80–£11 / 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

£8.80–£11 / 01257 264362

Tue 24 Oct

£8.80–£11 / 01257 264362

Wed 25 Oct

£8.80–£11 / 01257 264362

…and 3 more dates until 28 Oct

Steve Royle

Comedian, juggler, star of Phoenix Nights, former Camelot jester and arguably Chorley's lithest man, Steve Royle joins forces with his anarchic award-winning sketch team, Slaughterhouse Live, for a night of high octane/low carbon hilarity. Witness a carnival of characters including the obsessive-compulsive rock tribute…

Sat 7 Oct

£11 / 01257 264362

Steve Royle's Comedy Carnival Featuring Slaughterhouse Live

Comedian, juggler, star of Phoenix Nights, former Camelot jester and arguably Chorley’s lithest man, Steve Royle joins forces with his anarchic award-winning sketch team, * Slaughterhouse Live *, for a night of high octane/low carbon hilarity. Witness a carnival of characters including the obsessive-compulsive rock…

Sat 7 Oct

£11 / 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

£12.10 / 01257 264362

The Swing Commanders

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

Sun 5 Nov

£12.10 / 01257 264362

Tom Allen: Absolutely

  • 4 stars

Sharp of both tongue and suit, Tom Allen (you'll have seen him on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo and Channel 4's Comedy Gala) presents a brand new show. Ages 14+.

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

£9–£12 / 01257 264362

Sat 9 Dec

£9–£12 / 01257 264362

Sun 10 Dec

£9–£12 / 01257 264362

…and 5 more dates until 16 Dec

Whittington! the Pantomime

Traditional panto fun.

Fri 8 Dec

£13.20 (Children £11; Family £42.12) / 01257 264362

Sat 9 Dec

£13.20 (Children £11; Family £42.12) / 01257 264362

Sun 10 Dec

£13.20 (Children £11; Family £42.12) / 01257 264362

…and 5 more dates until 16 Dec

Yerma

A production from London's National Theatre beamed directly to Chorley's cinema screen. The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Doctor Who) 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…

Sun 17 Sep

£13.20 some concessions / 01257 264362

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