- Telephone 01270 368242
- Website www.crewelyceum.co.uk
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 Addams Family Dining Invitation
The restaurant is transformed into the Addams Family Mansion Dining room for an interactive dining event. Sketches are partly scripted and require audience participation.
Al Murray: Let's Go Backwards Together
A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.
Follow Aladdin, his brother Wishee Washee and, of course, Widow Twankey on a spectacular adventure full of flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp-full of laughs. Starring Cannon & Ball and Sid Sloane from CBeebies.
An Audience with Lesley Garrett
An evening of song, reminiscences and chat with the British soprano. Garrett discusses her time on stage in musicals and performing with the English and Welsh National Operas, as well as her TV appearances on shows such as Strictly Come Dancing.
Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom
- Directed by: Richard Lewis
- Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)
Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.
Tue 4 Apr 2017
Wed 5 Apr 2017
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
- Directed by: Rob Bettinson
- Written by: Alan Janes
Celebrate the man and the music as the popular touring production of the rock musical rolls into town again.
Wed 16 Nov
Cheryl, Jay & Mike: Formerly Of Bucks Fizz
Relive Eurovision glory and chart success with the singing-and-dancing pop foursome, composed of three original members of the group.
Chinese State Circus: Dynasty
30 Chinese acrobats, aerial artists, and jugglers present a new circus show for 2016, Dynasty.
Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey?
Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations from Ramsey.
Christmas Crooners: A Romantic Christmas Special
A cast of West End singers, and the talented swing band, the Jazz All-Stars, perform over 30 best-loved Christmas hits of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and ol' Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra.
Thu 24 Nov
The Classic Rock Show
Air guitars at the ready for this incredible musical journey through the best moments in rock featuring music by the likes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, Dire Straits and Meat Loaf.
Count Arthur Strong
Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.
Relive the sounds of Elo including classics 'All Over The World', 'Evil Woman', 'Hold On Tight' and 'Roll Over Beethoven'.
An Evening with Gervase Phinn
The Yorkshire writer and radio personality talks about his life and work.
Foster & Allen
Popular Irish folk duo whose career spans over 40 years and 30 albums.
Gerry And The Pacemakers
Sixties Merseybeat songs from the veteran outfit, led by singer-songwriter Gerry Marsden, best known for its trio of successive number one hits How Do You Do It?, I Like It and You'll Never Walk Alone.
The Greatest Love Of All: The Whitney Houston Show
Belinda Davids performs classic R&B and pop covers in tribute to the late star.
Sun 30 Oct
£30.25 (£28.25) / 01270 368242
Griff Rhys Jones: Jones & Smith
The comedian recalls his old partner Mel Smith a show containing stories, anecdotes, reminiscences and half-remembered events.
Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option
New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.
Jimeoin: Renonsense Man
Refining a lost art of the commonplace, Jimeoin is a comic with a delightful sense of the absurd and a uniquely low-key style.
Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour
Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.
Tue 29 Aug 2017
£28.75 / 01270 368242
Jon Richardson: Old Man
Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.
Julian Clary: The Joy of Mincing
Innuendo galore and a dash of the fabulous that made him famous, from Julian Clary.
The Lady Boys of Bangkok
The colourful and light-hearted cabaret featuring the showgirls of Thailand's capital.
Lyceum Ghost Hunt
Experience a serious ghost hunt at the historic - and haunted - Lyceum Theatre. Join the Haunted Houses team as they investigate five reported ghosts who are said to dwell in the Lyceum Theatre. Will Charlie, the deceased stagehand, play some tricks on us? Will we meet the lonely ballerina, who is said to have ended…
Miss Caroline's School Of Dance: Showcase 2016
The talented students present a dance extravaganza featuring ballet, tap, modern, pointe and street and the last chance to see street dance crews, XCELL and XCITE, performing their World Championship routines.
Miss Jolene's School Of Dance: Shall We Dance
The talented students present a showcase of ballet, tap, modern, musical theatre and street dance to well known songs from the movies.
Sat 5 Nov
The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.
Reginald D Hunter: The Man Who Attempted To Do As Much and Such
The self-proclaimed 'comedian, swashbuckler and scientist' takes his latest and no doubt controversial show on the road.
Thu 25 May 2017
£24.50 / 01270 368242
Romesh Ranganathan: Irrational
In this brand new show, Ranganathan explores the rationality of his worldview and explains why it's everyone else who is wrong.
Ross Noble: Brain Dump
The wild-haired Geordie, prone to wondrous tangents and surreal interludes, wanders back out on tour with a brand new show.
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.
Got a goldfish that you flushed down the toilet that you need to say sorry to? Now's your chance to apologise through the medium of Sally Morgan.
Shakespeare Schools Festival
Abridged versions of Shakespeare's works performed by school pupils with four different schools participating each night.
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
The story of one of music's most compelling duos.
Longstanding, respected T-Rex tribute act. Glam rockers brace yourselves.
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.
World On Stage: Magical Mozart By Candlelight
A sumptuous fully costumed performance of classical baroque music by Mozart, featuring Symphony No. 40, Lacrimosa Requiem D Minor and Eine Kleine Nacht Musik.