At more than 100 years old, Crewe's Lyceum Theatre is the oldest Edwardian theatre in Cheshire East. The original theatre was built in 1881 – with the first show being A Wonderful Woman (followed by Aladdin) – before the theatre's second incarnation came about in 1885; the New Lyceum Theatre opened in 1887. The theatre attracted the attention of some soon-to-be well-known stars, including Charlie Chaplin who appeared in Sherlock Holmes in 1906 and Stan Laurel, who performed in Sleeping Beauty in 1907.
In 1910 a fire gutted the theatre, but by 1911 there was a brand new venue once again and the theatre began to flourish. Over the years there has been appearances from the circus (in the 1930s–50s) and record-breaking attempts (including Syncopating Sandy, who played the piano for 194 hours, non-stop.
These days, the theatre welcomes a whole host of acts, including theatre, comedy, dance, music and more.
Free car parking is available after 6pm at the front of the theatre in Lyceum Square, plus there's more a short walk away at the Civic Centre. The main bus station is two minutes away by foot and is served by all local buses, while the train station is a 15 minute walk away.
Events at this venue
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Chris Ramsey: Just Happy to Get Out of the House
The genial Geordie brings his Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated show to the masses.
Sat 9 May 2020
£26.14 / 01270 368242
David Baddiel – Trolls: Not the Dolls
One-man show from David Baddiel about his interactions with internet trolls.
Thu 27 Feb 2020
£31.74 / 01270 368242
Santa is determined to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to Sarah, but he'll need help from his cheeky Elf before he can settle on the perfect gift. Ideal for children aged 2–7. Based on Rod Campbell's children's book.
Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise
Comedy from Mock the Week regular.
Sun 24 Nov
£20.20 / 01270 368242
Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg
Actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP and government whip tours his new one man show about all things theatrical.
Sun 31 May 2020
£21.50 / 01270 368242
Iain Stirling: U OK HUN? X
Avalon Promotions Ltd Edinburgh's BAFTA-winning comedian returns to the Fringe after a summer narrating ITV2's Love Island and five consecutive sell-out runs. As seen on Drunk History (Comedy Central) and The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC). A show about how this new world of instant gratification has affected our ability…
Sun 3 May 2020
£22.22 / 01270 368242
Reportedly returning to touring after a six-year absence in order 'to spend less time with the family', expect more of the usual deliciously dry takes on life from TV rent-a-grump Dee.
Fri 6 Mar 2020
£23 / 01270 368242
Joel Dommett: Unapologetic (If That's OK?)
New stand-up hour from the English comedian, who is co-host of the new ITV2 show Singleton.
Wed 27 May 2020
£19.50 / 01270 368242
Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much …
The comedian and TV presenter returns.
Thu 14 May 2020
£21.50 / 01270 368242
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club - Crewe Lyceum Theatre
Four top professional comedians, Enjoy brilliant comedy, A great night out!
Sat 14 Dec
£18.55 / 01270 368242
Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever
Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig - it’s going to be her best day ever!
Ruby Wax: Frazzled 'A Guide To Mindfulness'
Drop dead gorgeous, sassy and smart, Ruby Wax brings her new one-woman show to the stage. Based on her number one best seller, “A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled.” She’s been honoured with the title of poster girl for mental illness; once crazy now less so, she gives a tour of the mind – how to use it, not lose…
Fri 22 Nov
£26 / 01270 368242
The world-famous tenor, originally from Salford in Lancashire, who has won four Brit Classical Awards and is still the only artist to top the UK and US classical charts at the same time, performs songs from his True Stories album interspersed with a selection of greatest hits.
Thu 7 May 2020
£40.50–£45.50 / 01270 368242
Siobhan recently wowed audiences as the only female finalist in Britain’s Got Talent 2019. Described as “the love child of Peter Kay and Victoria Wood” her hilarious self-penned songs really struck a chord with the nation who could totally relate to a selection of her observational daft ditties. Covering subjects from…
Thu 5 Mar 2020
£18 / 01270 368242