Sands Centre

Sands Centre
The Sands, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 1JQ
  • Box office 01228 633766
  • General enquiries 01228 633766
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  • Website www.thesandscentre.co.uk
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Sands Centre

The Sands Centre hosts a full programme of music, comedy and theatre alongside a diverse range of sports and fitness in the LifeStyle Centre. Also available for conferences and exhibitions.

Within easy walking distance of both the Carlisle bus and train stations.

  • Provides: Free wi-fi

Events at this venue

There are 38 events at this location

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Beyond Faith: George Michael Tribute

Paul Grant-Reason and his backing band perform songs from throughout the iconic singer's career.

Sun 8 Oct

£20–£22.50 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit

The master of surreality tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness in his latest show. His musical interludes include fashioning a symphony from a ringtone and re-imagining the Stars and Stripes.

Fri 16 Feb 2018

£27.50 / 01228 633766

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.

Fri 10 Nov

£22–£24 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Collabro

Britain's Got Talent 2014 classical bros who've knocked out a tour and an album faster than you can say 'ka ching'.

Thu 23 Nov

£23–£45 / 01228 633766

Dirty Dusting

Three senior cleaning ladies embark on a brand new business venture together – a telephone sex line. Starring Crissy Rock (Benidorm and I'm a Celebrity).

Sun 22 Oct

£21 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Dr Hook

Dennis Locorriere brings his incarnation of Dr Hook to town.

Fri 20 Oct

£35.20–£38.50 / 01228 633766

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

  • 2 stars

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Thu 22 Mar 2018

£24 / 01228 633766

The ELO Experience

This tribute band recreates 'Mr Blue Sky' et al, probably with a more stable line-up than the real ELO.

Fri 13 Oct

£22 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Flashdance

  • Directed by: Nikolai Foster, Phil Edwards (musical supervision), Arlene Phillips (choreography)
  • Written by: Tom Hedley (book), Robert Cary (book & lyrics), Robbie Roth (music)

A story of a young girl named Alex who is a welder by day and a 'flashdancer' by night. She dreams of becoming a professional dancer at the Shipley Dance Academy, but when a romance surfaces will it threaten her ambitions?

Mon 21 May 2018

£23.50–£39.50; £23.50–£33.50; £34.50–£41.50 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Tue 22 May 2018

£23.50–£39.50; £23.50–£33.50; £34.50–£41.50 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Wed 23 May 2018

£23.50–£39.50; £23.50–£33.50; £34.50–£41.50 / 01228 633766

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 26 May 2018

Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast

The enormously tall and slightly manic-eyed comedian you'll know from many a telly panel show and from his terrifying turn as the head of sixth form in The Inbetweeners, Davies returns with a new show of stand-up to follow the likes of Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog and The Back of my Mum's Head.

Wed 8 Nov

£30.80 / 01228 633766

Hairspray

A story of big hair and big heart, set in 1960s Baltimore and performed by Limelight Productions. And no, you can't stop the beat.

Mon 13 Nov

£34.50–£49.50 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Tue 14 Nov

£34.50–£49.50 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Wed 15 Nov

£34.50–£49.50 / 01228 633766

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 18 Nov

Happy Mondays

Watch out, the gang's all back together. Madchester nostalgia reigns as the original line-up of The Happy Mondays returns.

Thu 30 Nov

£33.04 / 01228 633766

Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option

New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.

Sat 21 Oct

£18 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Irish Country Stars

Country music performances by Mick Flavin, Louise Morrisey, Stephen Smyth and Frank McCaffrey plus Irish country band Keltic Storm.

Fri 29 Sep

£21.50 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Islands in the Stream

Musical celebrating the queen and king of country: Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

Fri 12 Jan 2018

£25.85 / 01228 633766

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 4 May 2018

£27.50 / 01228 633766

Thu 15 Nov 2018

£27.50 / 01228 633766

Joe Bonamassa

Virtuoso of blues rock guitar, discovered by BB King when he was 12 and much loved by readers of guitar magazines.

Sun 11 Mar 2018

£75.90–£108.90 / 01228 633766

Joel Dommett: LIVE

  • 4 stars

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

Sat 2 Dec

£18.50 / 01228 633766

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Cash tribute from singer-songwriter Clive John.

Sun 29 Oct

£21 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Jonathan Pie: Back To The Studio

A humorous and satirical look at the news.

Fri 23 Mar 2018

£22.50 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Jonathan Pie: Live

  • 3 stars

The comic reveals the truth behind recent news events both home and abroad.

Fri 23 Mar 2018

£22.50 / 01228 633766

Madama Butterfly

The Russian State Opera presents one of the most colourful and exotic operas – Puccini's Madama Butterfly.

Sat 7 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 01228 633766

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Madame Butterfly

A production of Puccini's tale of doomed love between an American naval lieutenant and his young Japanese bride.

Sat 7 Oct

£33 / 01228 633766

  • 18:30

Money for Nothing

A Dire Straits tribute band.

Sun 22 Apr 2018

£25.85 / 01228 633766

Ray Mears: Born To Go Wild

The wildlife adventurer and TV presenter talks about his career and passion for exploring the wilderness.

Fri 3 Nov

£25 (£17.50) / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Remembering Fred

Strictly Come Dancing ’s Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara star in this all-singing, all-dancing tribute to Hollywood legend Fred Astaire. Remembering Fred features classic songs including 'Cheek To Cheek, 'Puttin’ On The Ritz'* and 'The Way You Look Tonight'.

Thu 3 May 2018

£43.20–£49 / 01228 633766

Royal Marines Christmas Spectacular 2017

A festive performance of Christmas music, military marches, big band hits and popular showstoppers.

Sun 19 Nov

£19 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Written by: Russian State Ballet

Tchaikovsky's magical score accompanies this tale of mystery and romance with spellbinding ballet dancing from the Russian State Ballet.

Sat 11 Nov

01228 633766

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage.

Wed 1 Aug 2018

£29 / 01228 633766

Thu 2 Aug 2018

£29 / 01228 633766

The Sensational 60's Experience

Relive the soundtrack to the swinging sixties, when pop music was at its finest! Herman's Hermits, Chris Farlowe, The Merseybeats, The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Fortunes, The Ivy League and New Amen Corner perform classic hits such as Hippy Hippy Shake, Out Of Time and I'm Into Something Good. Hosted by Alan Mosca from…

Sat 28 Apr 2018

£28 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Shane Filan

The Westlife member heads out on tour, performing tracks from his solo albums You and Me, Right Here and Love Always.

Sun 24 Sep

£33.50–£50 / 01228 633766

Sleeping Beauty

Christmas pantomime starring Kerry Katona.

Wed 20 Dec

£16.50–£21.45 (£11.82–£14.57) / 01228 633766

Thu 21 Dec

£16.50–£21.45 (£11.82–£14.57) / 01228 633766

Fri 22 Dec

£16.50–£21.45 (£11.82–£14.57) / 01228 633766

…and 8 more dates until 31 Dec

Some Guys Have All The Luck: The Rod Stewart Story

The story of the legendary mullet-headed rocker, whose scratchy pipes lent a welcome note of sandpaper to such hits as 'Maggie May', 'I Don't Want To Talk About It' and 'Baby Jane', but who also wrote such enduring classics as 'You Wear It Well' and 'Every Picture Tells A Story'.

Fri 22 Sep

£21.50 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Soul Legends

A night of soul classics.

Sat 9 Jun 2018

£28.60 / 01228 633766

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

Vladimir Altschuler conducts the orchestra, with pianist Peter Donohoe, for Prokofiev's Classical Symphony, Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 4 and Rimsky Korsakov's Scheherazade.

Fri 27 Oct

£30.50–£32.50 ( £28.50–£30.50; £10; £15.25–£16.25; Children £10 under 16s) / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Teletubbies

Everyone’s favourite colourful characters, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po, take to the stage for their first live show in celebration of their 20th anniversary.

Sat 25 Nov

£17 / 01228 633766

Sun 26 Nov

£17 / 01228 633766

Teletubbies: Big Hugs

Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po bring their live show to the stage for the first time.

Sat 25 Nov

£14–£17 ( £27–£56) / 01228 633766

  • 10:00
  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Sun 26 Nov

£14–£17 ( £27–£56) / 01228 633766

  • 10:00
  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Thank ABBA for the Music

Big ABBA tribute night.

Sat 30 Sep

£20 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

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