King George's Hall

King George's Hall
Northgate, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 1AA
  • Box office 0844 847 1664
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King George's Hall

King George's Hall was planned in the early years of the 20th century as part of a general effort to redevelop the less reputable parts of Blackburn. The impressive neo-classical Victorian building was one of the first in Blackburn to have air-conditioning and was fully renovated in 1994. It now hosts classical and popular music concerts, stand-up comedy, opera and dance performances and club nights.

There is car parking available at nearby Feilden Street and The Mall, Blackburn railway station is a few minutes walk away and the hall is served by the 6B, 7B and 152 bus routes.

  • Open since: 1914

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Absolute Bowie

'Europe's premier Bowie tribute band', endorsed by Bowie drummer Woody Woodmansey.

Fri 24 Nov

£15 / 0844 847 1664

Absolute Heroes

The band covers a range of 1970s and 1980s punk, ska, new wave and Mod songs covers in this performance in aid of Nightsafe. Fish Are Friends support.

Fri 5 May

Free / 0844 847 1664

Wed 17 May

£4.50 / 0844 847 1664

Performances by the comic Doug Parker, plus JD & Strings and Pete Lindup.

Wed 21 Jun

£4.50 / 0844 847 1664

Performances by Austin Knight, Jeff Stewart and Emma James.

An Audience with Martin Kemp

Martin Kemp, star of Eastenders and Spandau Ballet, talks about his life and work.

Fri 9 Jun

The Bay City Rollers

Les McKeown take audiences back to the heady days when the Rollers dominated the charts and tartan bellbottoms were considered an acceptable choice of attire. Featuring all the best-known songs including 'Bye Bye Baby', 'Shang A Lang' and 'Summer Love Sensation'.

Sun 1 Oct

Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus

Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.

The Darkness

The classic rock revivalists return from the wilderness.

Sat 25 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 847 1664

Dave Spikey: Juggling On A Motorbike

The comedian takes a look back at his comedy career which has spanned 30 years.

Thu 26 Oct

Dave Spikey: Words Don't Come Easy

Stand-up from that one off of Phoenix Nights, talking about the ways in which the English language can leave us tongue-tied.

Thu 26 Oct

George's Comedy Club

Regular guest acts take to the stage.

Fri 5 May

£12 / 0844 847 1664

Stand-up comedy routines by Jonny Pelham, Amy Howerska and Allyson June Smith, hosted by Jim Smallman.

Fri 2 Jun

£12 / 0844 847 1664

Ray Bradshaw hosts stand-up performances by Paul McCaffrey, Lost Voice Guy and Russell Hicks.

£12 / 0844 847 1664

Fri 7 Jul

…and 5 more dates until 1 Dec

The Halle

James Feddeck conducts Smetana's Ma Vlast: Vltava, Chopin's Piano Concerto No 2 and Dvorak's Symphony No 6, with pianist Andrew Tyson.

Fri 19 May

£17–£35 (£15–£32.50; £3) / 0844 847 1664

History Of House 2017

DJs from Retro S2S and others supply house all night at this large event.

Sat 29 Apr

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats –returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.

Fri 26 Jan 2018

Thu 14 Jun 2018

Jason Manford: Work in Progress

Jason Manford returns to stand-up with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018.  

Tue 21 Nov

Jimmy Carr: The Best of Tour

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr. The 8 Out of 10 Cats presenter has gathered some of his very best jokes, along with some new material and headed out on a mammoth UK tour.

Fri 22 Sep

Joel Dommett: LIVE

  • 4 stars

The young comedy star with a cupboard full of accolades and dreadfully modern hair.

Thu 19 Oct

£18.50 / 0844 847 1664

Jon Richardson: Old Man

Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.

Fri 12 May

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools and his band play classic boogie woogie and rock'n'roll tunes for your merriment. Featuring guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall.


DJs play techno and house.

Sun 30 Apr

£22–£24.75 / 0844 847 1664

The Lancashire Hotpots

Comedy folk band from St Helens on their 50 Shades of Gravy tour.

Sat 11 Nov

Last Choir Singing County Final

School children from Lancashire perform.

Live American Wrestling

An evening of energetic and athletic in-ring action.

Sat 3 Feb 2018


An interactive musical spectacular featuring children's television presenters.

Thu 1 Jun

£15 / 0844 847 1664

Mini Sing

Student choirs' performance.

Tue 27 Jun

£4 / 0844 847 1664

A performance by local primary school choirs.

£4 (Children £3; £12) / 0844 847 1664

A performance by local primary school choirs.

Wed 28 Jun

£4 (Children £3; £12) / 0844 847 1664

A performance by local school choirs.

Omid Djalili: Schmuck for a Night

The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.

Rick Wakeman's Journey to the Centre of the Earth

The most affable man in prog celebrates the 40th anniversary of his solo concept opus based on the Jules Verne novel, for which he will be joined by the Jules Verne Symphony Orchestra, the English Rock Ensemble and lashings of state-of-the-art effects.

Russell Brand: Re:Birth

The controversial stand-up embarks on his latest tour, inspired by the birth of daughter.

Thu 5 Apr 2018

Thu 13 Sep 2018

Fri 14 Sep 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0844 847 1664

Sean Kelly

The auctioneering star of the hit TV show, Storage Hunters, return to his stand-up roots.

Sat 7 Oct

£23.10 / 0844 847 1664

Sean Kelly And The Stars Of Storage Hunters

A night of stand-up comedy and charity auction from the US-based star of Storage Hunters, joined by his co-stars T-Money and Green Mile.

Shed Seven

York indie rockers on a Greatest Hits Live tour.

Mon 4 Dec

£26.40 / 0844 847 1664

With Cast.


The Blackpool natives play a mix of Jamaican ska, roots, rock and reggae covers.

Sat 27 May

£8.80 / 0844 847 1664

The Stylistics

One of the most accomplished soul bands to grace the R&B scene, The Stylistics bring with them the sweet, soulful memories of years past.

Mon 13 Nov

£30.50–£32.50 / 0844 847 1664

Tinchy Stryder

One of the more promising grime artists to arise from the Bow area of East London, Tinchy Stryder made his full-length album debut in 2007 and also performed as a member of the group Ruff Sqwad. Stryder initially established himself with a 2003 appearance on Wiley's Ice Rink EP, followed in 2004 by appearances on Next…

Sat 10 Jun

£22; £18 adv / 0844 847 1664

Tom Stade

Canadian comedian Tom Stade presents his show I Swear: comedy which shows you how to swear properly.

Sat 30 Sep

£17 / 0844 847 1664

Tony Hadley

The lead singer of Spandau Ballet performs classic hits including ‘Only When You Leave’, ‘Through the Barricades’ and ‘True’, with the accompaniment of a full orchestra.

Fri 29 Sep

£38.50–£49.50 / 0844 847 1664


Russian State Opera presents Puccini's Tosca, a dramatic masterpiece where love and politics collide, and murder takes place at the highest level.

Sat 30 Sep

£26–£29 / 0844 847 1664


The multi-coloured coiffured actress/songstress.

Sat 17 Jun

£17.50 / 0844 847 1664


Veteran heavy rock and metal quartet.

Fri 28 Jul

£24.75 / 0844 847 1664

Vienna Festival Ballet: The Nutcracker

  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky's classic, Christmas-time ballet in a production mounted by Vienna Festival Ballet.

Wed 25 Oct

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