Lyceum Theatre

Lyceum Theatre
Heath Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2DA
  • Telephone 01270 368242
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  • Website www.crewelyceum.co.uk
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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.

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The Bowie Experience

Tribute to the late, great David Bowie.

Sat 2 Dec

£27.50 / 01270 368242

Bringing on Back the 1960s

The New Amen Corner perform hits from the 60s.

Fri 25 Aug

£22 / 01270 368242

  • 19:30

The Chicago Blues Brothers

Celebrating the music of The Blues Brothers with a packed revue of blues and soul.

Fri 15 Sep

£23.50–£27.50 (£21.50–£25.50) / 01270 368242

  • 19:30

David Baddiel: Fame: Not The Musical

It's been a whopping 15 years since David's last stand-up show, so tonight he's exploring the different ways he's perceived: whether it's token Jew, new lad or comedy rock'n'roller.

Thu 10 May 2018

£27.50 / 01270 368242

David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom

In his follow-up to Fame: Not The Musical, David Baddiel paints an irreverent portrait of family life, memory, ageing, infidelity and gay cats, with a loving focus on his late mother Sarah and dementia-ridden father, Colin. Contains explicit language.

Thu 10 May 2018

£30.56 / 01270 368242

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Wed 6 Dec

£25.50 / 01270 368242

The Gruffalo

  • Directed by: Olivia Jacobs
  • Written by: Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (book), Julia Donaldson (book)

A musical adaptation of the beloved picture book by Julia Donaldson.

Tue 11 Jul

£14.50 / 01270 368242

  • 13:30

Wed 12 Jul

£14.50 / 01270 368242

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Thu 13 Jul

£14.50 / 01270 368242

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Sat 22 Jul

£26.50 (£25.50) / 01270 368242

  • 19:30

Jason Manford: Work in Progress

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

Fri 1 Dec

£17 / 01270 368242

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.

Tue 29 Aug

£28.75 / 01270 368242

Tue 24 Oct

£29 / 01270 368242

Joe Pasquale: The Devil In Disguise

The high-pitched TV star and well-known stand-up presents his latest show.

Sun 13 Aug

£21 / 01270 368242

  • 19:30

Kast Off Kinks

Not quite a tribute band as the Kast off Kinks feature former members of the Kinks from through the years, including original drummer Mick Avory.

Thu 14 Sep

£22 (£20) / 01270 368242

  • 19:30

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Sat 21 Oct

£28.60 / 01270 368242

Milton Jones is Out There

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

Wed 18 Oct

£27.50 / 01270 368242

  • 19:30

A Night of Dirty Dancing

A song and dance show featuring a number of performers showcasing well-known tunes including 'Do You Love Me', 'Big Girls Don't Cry' and 'I've Had The Time Of My Life'.

Wed 11 Oct

£24.20 / 01270 368242

Our House

A fast-moving romantic comedy set in North London featuring the music of Madness.

Thu 10 Aug

£23.50–£27.50 / 01270 368242

  • 19:30

Fri 11 Aug

£23.50–£27.50 / 01270 368242

  • 19:30

Sat 12 Aug

£23.50–£27.50 / 01270 368242

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit

The Lafta funniest stand-up award winner of 2013 tackles more observational stuff in his latest show.

Sun 15 Oct

£24.08 / 01270 368242

Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

The ventriloquist, who won the 2015 series of America's Got Talent, performs with his three puppet characters, Sam, Albert and Baby, plus two new ones.

Tue 21 Nov

£19 / 01270 368242

Rhythm of the Dance

A celebration of Irish dancing in a variety of styles.

Fri 28 Jul

£26.50 (£25) / 01270 368242

  • 19:30

Rich Hall: 3:10 to Humour

The latest musings from the deadpan grouch, star of ridiculous amount of stuff on the tellybox and a favourite at the Fringe each year.

Wed 29 Nov

£18.50 / 01270 368242

The Roy Orbison Story

Roy Orbison tribute singer Barry Steele and his five-piece show band singing hits by the Big O plus a special tribute to the time Roy spent with The Traveling Wilburys, and Bono.

Thu 7 Sep

£23.50 / 01623 633133

  • 19:30

Russian National Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Russian National Ballet production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.

Sat 28 Oct

£28.50 / 01270 368242

  • 18:30

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.

Fri 2 Feb 2018

£29 / 01270 368242

Sean Kelly

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

Mon 9 Oct

£24.75 / 01270 368242

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'.

Sun 2 Jul

£24 (£22) / 01270 368242

  • 19:30

Strictly Murder

Brian Clemens's thriller stars Coronation Street's Brian Capron and Corrinne Wicks (Doctors, Emmerdale) as an English couple living an idyllic life in Provence in 1939. Their peace is shattered by an unfolding drama of secrets and lies, all in the shadow of the growing menace of Hitler's Third Reich. Directed by Samuel…

Mon 3 Jul

£22 (£20) / 01270 368242

  • 19:30

Tue 4 Jul

£22 (£20) / 01270 368242

  • 19:30

Wed 5 Jul

£22 (£20) / 01270 368242

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr about the tea-sipping tiger who appears at Sophie and her Mummy's door unexpectedly one evening. Expect chaos, sing-a-long songs and magic in this stunning stage adaptation.

Fri 18 Aug

£15 (£54 four people) / 01270 368242

  • 13:30

Sat 19 Aug

£15 (£54 four people) / 01270 368242

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Sun 20 Aug

£15 (£54 four people) / 01270 368242

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Tosca

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

Sun 1 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 01270 368242

  • 19:30 – 22:00

You Win Again: The Story of the Bee Gees

A tour through the Bee Gees' career, from the 60s through the 80s with all the best tunes and plenty of dancing.

Fri 27 Apr 2018

£26.25 / 01270 368242

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