Sands Centre

Sands Centre
The Sands, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 1JQ
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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 37 events at this location

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The Australian Pink Floyd Show

Probably the best known and certainly one of the longest running Floyd tributes, supposedly counting members of the real band among its fans.

Tue 4 Dec

£32.45–£43.45 / 01228 633766

Beauty & The Beast

A fun-filled Easter pantomime, telling the story of a young woman imprisoned in a magical castle with a fearsome beast who is hiding a secret. Featuring Bobby Davro and Dani Harmer.

Sun 8 Apr

£20 / 01228 633766

  • 14:00
  • 18:00

Big Girls Don't Cry

Oh what a night you'll have at this tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, with all the hits from 'Sherry' to 'Grease is the Word'.

Sat 3 Mar

£19.50 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Blood Brothers

  • Written by: Willy Russell

Willy Russell's moving tale about two brothers whose lives are worlds apart.

Mon 26 Mar

£28.50–£47.50 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Tue 27 Mar

£28.50–£47.50 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Wed 28 Mar

£28.50–£47.50 / 01228 633766

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 31 Mar

Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey?

Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations from Ramsey.

Fri 13 Jul

£22.40 / 01228 633766

Chris Ramsey: Just Happy To Get Out Of The House

Upbeat anecdotes, feel-good humour and witty observations from the Geordie stand-up, actor and Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, instantly recognisable from his own television show, which kicked off on Comedy Central in January, and his role as Jack in BBC2's Hebburn.

Fri 13 Jul

£20 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

A Country Night in Nashville

The ultimate celebration of country music.

Sat 19 May

£25 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Daniel O'Donnell

The man with a thousand jumpers performs a selection of classic hits from his astonishingly successful easy listening records.

Sat 5 May

£42.50–£45 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Dave Gorman

Tickets on sale Friday 17 November at 9am **Dave Gorman: *****With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint*** Dave Gorman, the man behind Dave TV’s hit show Modern Life Is Goodish as well as Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure, is back on the road with a brand new live show, ***With Great…

Sun 21 Oct

£30.80 / 01228 633766

Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point (The Powerpoint)

The comedian/writer/general brainbox's new tour is centred around on his trademark powerpoint presentations, with wit and hilarity in shedloads.

Sun 21 Oct

£27.50 / 01228 633766

Dave Gorman: With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint

The Stafford-born stand-up who worked as a writer on TV comedies The Fast Show and The Mrs Merton Show presents his latest tour featuring Powerpoint presentations.

Sun 21 Oct

£27.50 / 01228 633766

  • 20:00

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

  • 2 stars

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Thu 22 Mar

£24 / 01228 633766


An affectionate celebration of the life and music of George Michael including his early days with Wham!.

Fri 26 Oct

£28.60 / 01228 633766


  • 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

£40.82 / 01228 633766

Tue 22 May

£40.82 / 01228 633766

Wed 23 May

£40.82 / 01228 633766

…and 3 more dates until 26 May

Jake Bugg

Singer-songwriter peddling a folky country indie sound.

Wed 21 Feb

£24.75 / 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

£27.50 / 01228 633766

Thu 15 Nov

£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

£75.90–£108.90 / 01228 633766

Jonathan Pie: Back To The Studio

A humorous and satirical look at the news.

Fri 23 Mar

£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

£22.50 / 01228 633766

Money for Nothing

A Dire Straits tribute band.

Sun 22 Apr

£25.85 / 01228 633766

One Night of Elvis: Lee 'Memphis' King

An evening in the company of top Elvis impersonator Lee 'Memphis' King, performing a selection of Presley's hip-shaking greatest hits.

Sun 4 Mar

£25 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Peppa Pig's Surprise

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis

Fun family show following the adventures of little Peppa Pig, who's having fun playing outside, but Mum and Dad have a surprise …

Sat 16 Jun

£17 / 01228 633766

Sun 17 Jun

£17 / 01228 633766

Re Take That: Take That Tribute

The group performs the hits of the re-formed 1990s boy band.

Sat 10 Mar

£22.50 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

The Real Thing

1970s soul band celebrating 40 years in the business perform their classic hits including 'You To Me Are Everything', 'Can't Get By Without You' and 'Can You Feel The Force?'.

Sat 7 Apr

£20–£22.50 / 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

£43.20–£49 / 01228 633766

Ross Noble: El Hablador

The wild-haired Geordie, prone to wondrous tangents and surreal interludes, wanders back out on tour with a brand new show.

Fri 2 Nov

£25 / 01228 633766

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Sound Around

Classical masterpieces, well-known TV and film themes, sing-alongs and interactive games in this relaxed concert for children and adults with autism, sensory and communication impairments or learning disabilities.

Sat 24 Feb

£0–£10 / 01228 633766

Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra

Valery Polyansky conducts Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty and Fourth Symphony, plus Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No 2, featuring the pianist Tatiana Polyanskaya.

Fri 9 Mar

£30.50–£32.50 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

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

Sold out / 01228 633766

Thu 2 Aug

Sold out / 01228 633766

Sarah Millican: Outsider

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

£27.50 / 01228 633766

The Sensational 60s Experience

Music show featuring Mike Pender (original voice of the Searchers), Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Fortunes, the New Amen Corner. Hits include 'Needles and Pins', 'Out of Time', 'I’m Into Something Good', 'Storm in a Tea Cup', 'Bend Me Shape Me' plus many more.

Sat 28 Apr

£28 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Seven Drunken Nights

Following its sold out smash hit debut tour, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners returns to theatres in 2018 with an even bigger production. The show brings to life the music of Ireland's favorite sons 'The Dubliners’. Telling the story of a career spanning 50 years and evoking the spirit of Ronnie Drew…

Fri 6 Apr

£24.72 / 01228 633766

Seven Drunken Nights: The Story Of The Dubliners

The spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Jim McCann, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan comes to life on stage through timeless Irish classics including The Wild Rover, The Black Velvet Band, The Irish Rover, Molly Malone, Finnegan's Wake, McAlpines Fusileer and Raglan Road.

Fri 6 Apr

£21.50 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

The Shires

New country duo comprising of Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes.

Wed 30 May

£25.85–£36.85 / 01228 633766

Soul Legends

A night of soul classics.

Sat 9 Jun

£28.60 / 01228 633766

Fri 20 Jul

£28.60 / 01228 633766

That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Fri 13 Apr

£22.50–£24.50 / 01228 633766

  • 19:30

Walk Right Back

A concert-based musical telling the story of The Everly Brothers.

Sat 2 Jun

£24.72 / 01228 633766

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