Lyceum Theatre

Lyceum Theatre
Heath Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2DA
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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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All the Bens

A look at loneliness, desire and sexuality by Ian Townsend.

Thu 18 Jul

£6 / 01270 368242

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Count Arthur Strong: Is There Anybody Out There?

Entertaining comedy show that wrestles the big questions in life.

Sun 22 Sep

£21 / 01270 368242

David Baddiel - Trolls: Not the Dolls

The follow-up to his acclaimed shows Fame: Not the Musical and My Family: Not the Sitcom. David Baddiel comes back to the stage with a brand new one-man show, Trolls: Not the Dolls. Trolls – the terrible people who spend all day insulting and abusing strangers for no other reason than to fill the huge gaps in their…

Thu 27 Feb 2020

£31.74 / 01270 368242

Dear Santa

Santa is determined to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to Sarah. But he doesn't get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something ‘perfect', just in time for Christmas Eve. Rod Campbell's 'Dear Santa' is an ideal introduction to theatre for those aged 2 to 7 years…

Sun 1 Dec

£14.50–£50 / 01270 368242

Dear Zoo

The classic and timeless children’s book Dear Zoo returns to the stage this autumn! The best-selling book by Rod Campbell has delighted generations of young readers since it was was first published in 1982 and engages and encourages young children to learn to read across the globe. Perfect for children aged 2+ and…

Thu 26 Sep

£15–£54 / 01270 368242

Fri 27 Sep

£15–£54 / 01270 368242

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest…

The comic discusses whether he has any traits worthy of being inherited by his progeny.

Tue 19 Nov

£26.50 / 01270 368242

Frank Skinner: Showbiz

Frank Skinner embarks on his first stand-up tour in four years.

Thu 31 Oct

£29.50 / 01270 368242

Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

Comedy from Mock the Week regular.

Sun 24 Nov

£20.20 / 01270 368242

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.

Thu 20 Jun

£31 / 01270 368242

Fri 2 Aug

£31 / 01270 368242

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club - Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Four top professional comedians, Enjoy brilliant comedy, A great night out!

Sat 13 Jul

£18.55 / 01270 368242

Money for Nothing

A Dire Straits tribute band.

Fri 21 Jun

£25.70 / 01270 368242

Neil Oliver

***‘The Story of The British Isles in 100 places’***   Neil was born to love Great Britain. During his 20 years travelling to every corner, and whilst filming BBC2 ’s ‘ Coast ’, he’s fallen in love all over again. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty. The human story here is a million…

Sun 10 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01270 368242

The Paranormalist Returns: Clinton Baptiste

Character comedy centred around Baptiste, a clairvoyant, medium and psychic best known for his appearances on Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, played by Alex Lowe.

Fri 18 Oct

£19.50 / 01270 368242

Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John

Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert returns to comedy after a six year hiatus and discusses the unfortunate turns his life has taken since the last time he was on stage.

Thu 10 Oct

£29 / 01270 368242

Ross Noble: Humournoid

Ross Noble's newest hour.

Fri 8 May 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 01270 368242

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

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream

A lovely winter tale, set in the middle of summer, told by Magnificent Bastard Productions. Yes, this is an entirely serious Shakespeare play, but yes, one cast member is entirely shit-faced.

Sun 6 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 01270 368242

Sindhu Vee: Sandhog

  • 3 stars

Debut show from the host of BBC Radio 4's Comedy of the Week podcast.

Tue 10 Sep

£19 / 01270 368242

Summer Holiday Club

Lyceum Theatre’s resident performing company brings you a jam-packed week of creative activity! Join us for the chance to work with members of Crewe’s premier hip hop Theatre Company and create your own performance by the end of the week. Get involved in a wide range of activities including: * **Dance** learn a range…

Mon 5 Aug

Times vary / £100 / 01270 368242

Tue 6 Aug

Times vary / £100 / 01270 368242

Wed 7 Aug

Times vary / £100 / 01270 368242

…and 2 more dates until 9 Aug

Tabby TcTat

Freckle Productions present Tabby McTat From the book by Julia Donaldson *and * Axel Scheffler “Me, you and the old guitar,How perfectly, perfectly happy we are.MEEE-EW and the old guitar.How PURRRR-fectly happy we are!” Tabby McTat is a cat with the loudest of meee-ews and a best friend with a guitar. Together they…

Tue 13 Aug

£15.50 / 01270 368242

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

A musical play adapted and directed by DAVID WOOD, based on the book by JUDITH KERR Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour, celebrating over 10 years on stage! The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could…

Sat 3 Aug

£14 / 01270 368242

Sun 4 Aug

£14 / 01270 368242

Mon 5 Aug

£14 / 01270 368242

Tommy - The Album Live

2019 sees the 50th anniversary of The Who’s most universally-known and much-lauded concept album, Tommy. To mark this anniversary, international 8-piece band, The Goldhawk’s, will be touring to perform the original album in full detail and accuracy across the theatre stages of UK and Europe. This world-class…

Sun 15 Sep

£25.70 / 01270 368242

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