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Sister theatre to Manchester Opera House, the Palace Theatre has been around since 1891 – when it was known as The Grand Old Lady of Oxford Street – and has, over the years, seen the likes of Gracey Fields, Noel Coward and Laurel & Hardy grace its stage. In more recent years it has played host to musicals, theatre, comedy and live music.
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Afternoon Tea at the Stage Door Bar
£15. What better way to indulge then with an afternoon tea alongside your theatre trip? Set within the Stage Door you can sit back, relax and allow our staff to direct you to your seats in time for the show. Supplied by the award winning Slattery Patisserie and Chocolatier, each tea includes a selection of delicate…
Wed 26 Oct
Thu 27 Oct
Billy Elliot: The Musical
- Directed by: Stephen Daldry
- Written by: lyrics)
Adaptation of the film about a miner's son, who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer.
Thu 1 Dec
Brendan Cole: All Night Long
A brand new show for 2017, Brendan Cole hosts another spectacular production featuring his guest dancers, a new leading lady and a 14 piece band and singers live on stage. Stunning lighting, amazing special effects and superb choreography. It’s going be a party! Don’t miss it. ‘At the centre of it all is the generous…
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
- Directed by: Rob Bettinson
- Written by: Alan Janes
Celebrate the man and the music as the popular touring production of the rock musical rolls into town again.
Thu 1 Jun 2017
The Carpenters Story
- Directed by: Phil Aldridge
Theatre show telling the tale of the brother/sister duo, featuring all the songs that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of music.
- Directed by: Jamie Lloyd
- Written by: book)
The soundtrack to the smash-hit movie The Commitments played live; expect all the classics from 'Mustang Sally' to 'Take me to the River'.
Wed 29 Mar 2017
- Directed by: Sarah Tipple
- Written by: Eleanor Bergstein
See Baby not put in the corner in the musical based on the late Patrick Swayze's popular film.
Wed 19 Jul 2017
Dennis Locorriere brings his incarnation of Dr Hook to town.
Dreamboats and Petticoats
Performance of the jukebox musical, which is based on popular songs from the 50s and 60s.
Wed 1 Mar 2017
The world famous male strippers strut their stuff.
Ellen Kent: Aida
Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra VERDI AIDA FEATURING A MAGNIFICENT BLACK STALLION! With a new spectacular interpretation of the classic opera ‘Aida’ Starring Olga Perrier, the international French Soprano, as…
Ellen Kent's La Bohème
Puccini's romantic opera is staged traditionally, directed by Ellen Kent and starring international soloists.
Ellen Kent's Nabucco
Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra VERDI NABUCCO WITH THE FAMOUS CHORUS OF THE HEBREW SLAVES FEATURING A MAGNIFICENT BLACK WAR HORSE! Starring Olga Perrier*, the international French Soprano, as Abigail. Ellen…
Frank Wildhorn & Friends
The UK concert debut for the multi-award-nominated Broadway composer, known for his scores to big productions such as Jekyll & Hyde, Dracula, Wonderland, Bonnie & Clyde and The Scarlet Pimpernel.
- Directed by: Michael Mayer
- Written by: Isobel Lennart
A major revival of the hit musical, directed by Michael Mayer.
- Directed by: Arlene Phillips (choreographer)
- Written by: Jim Jacobs
The classic romantic musical, set in an American high school in the '50s.
Grease The Musical
The Wanted's Tom Parker takes on the role of T-Birds heartthrob, Danny Zuko, in this ever-popular musical. Follow the highs and lows of friendships, enemies and romance in this 1950s-era tale, told through unforgettable classic numbers such as You're The One That I Want, Grease Lightin', We Go Together and Sandy. Directed…
Sat 11 Mar 2017
Halfway To Paradise: The Billy Fury Story
Colin Gold and Fury's original backing band, Fury's Tornados, tell his story through words and music.
Iconic The Show
Steve Steinman's all new hit show delivers the best of the best sound tracks from some of the coolest and Iconic movies of all time. A full cast of incredible singers, dancers, and formidable band blast their way through some of the most recognisable music ever! David Bowie, Tina Turner, AC/DC, Prince, Elvis and Paul…
Psychic Medium John Edward has captivated audiences world-wide on his TV shows Crossing Over and Cross Country. See him connect with the other side as he returns to visit the UK! There will be question and answer sessions and messages from loved ones on the other side! John Edward live seeing is believing.
The superstar psychic medium reaches out from the land of the living.
The Johnny Cash Roadshow
Cash tribute from singer-songwriter Clive John.
Kevin Bloody Wilson
Australia's cult comedy king performs his too-crude-for-TV songs.
Little Shop of Horrors
Musical adaption of the cult film about a carnivorous plant. Presented by Sell a Door Theatre Company.
Lord of the Dance
- Directed by: Michael Flatley
- Written by: Gerard Fahy
The Irish dance phenomenon created by Michael Flatley returns.
Maximum Rhythm & Blues
Rock and blues with a twist of jazz by the Paul Jones-fronted combo, together with PP Arnold and Zoot Money.
Million Dollar Quartet
Musical based on a recording session that saw Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins working together for the first and only time.
Motown's Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is
Celebrating over 50 years of Motown music with tributes to The Four Tops and The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5 and many more.
Mr Bloom's Nursery
Join Mr Bloom and the Veggies on their first ever live tour as they try to get the allotment ready for a royal visit.
Nancy & Beth
Harmonic pop and folk two piece, consisting of Stephanie Hunt and Emmy Award-winning actress from Will & Grace, Megan Mullally.
Psychic Sally: Call Me Psychic
New show from Sally Morgan.
Romeo and Juliet & Swan Lake
Moscow City Ballet present Romeo and Juliet and Swan Lake.
Roy Wood & His Band Xmas Show Special
Roy Wood shows that, although there is more to him than a Christmas hit, he's nevertheless more than willing to play his Christmas hit.
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
The Mick Fleetwood-approved tribute act who cover the gamut of Mac material from the Peter Green era to the Buckingham/Nicks days.
Got a goldfish that you flushed down the toilet that you need to say sorry to? Now's your chance to apologise through the medium of Sally Morgan.
Sensational 60's Experience
The Marmalade, Herman’s Hermits, Chris Farlowe and Steve Ellis’ Love Affair perform their evergreen hits.
Doo wop nostalgia merchants, big in the 70s, with thinning quiffs these days, tour in celebration of their 40th year together.
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
The story of one of music's most compelling duos.
Sister Act: BLOC
X Factor winner Alexandra Burke plays sassy diva Deloris Van Cartier, who hides out in a convent after witnessing a crime and gets back into some righteous habits, in Alan Menken's feel good and funky musical. Curve Leicester's production is directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood.
Wed 26 Jul 2017
Stand By Me: The Ben-E King & Drifters Revue
The story of Ben E King and the Drifters. Featuring 'Under the Boardwalk', 'Saturday Night at the Movies', 'Up on the Roof', 'On Broadway' and more.
Sun 9 Apr 2017
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Based on the 1967 film of the same name, Thoroughly Modern Millie is the tale of a young girl's quest to become a modern woman in the bustling city of New York.
Wed 24 May 2017
A Vision of Elvis
2008 European Elvis Tribute Artist Champion Rob Kingsley presents the total Elvis package, from custom-made costumes to that curl of the lip.
Whitney: Queen Of The Night
A celebration of the music and life of Whitney Houston. This award-winning production features a stellar line up with rising West End star Rebecca Freckleton.
- Directed by: Javier de Frutos
- Written by: Moira Buffini (lyrics)
A new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland which takes the action into the modern world. Young Aly becomes Alice in online happy place wonder.land, but the real world and cyber space begin to collide in ways she didn't expect. Presented by Damon Albarn and Moira Buffini.
Wed 26 Apr 2017
You Win Again - the Story of the Bee Gees
This incredible production features the story of one of the greatest bands of our time, from their early triumphs to their devastating decline and on to their meteoric climb back to the top… to become the multi-million selling Bee Gees – the supergroup we know and love today. The Gibb Brothers were not only masters of the…