Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre

Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre
Lancaster Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 1HT
  • Telephone 01772 80 44 44
  • Opening times Mon–Sun 8am–late.
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Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre

Opened in 1973 to replace the town's public hall, this complex has two performance venues: the Grand Hall (capacity 2,034) and the Charter Theatre (780).

Past performers include Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, the Jackson 5 and Thin Lizzy.

  • Provides: Free wi-fi

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Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus

Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.

Dave Spikey: Juggling On A Motorbike

The comedian takes a look back at his comedy career which has spanned 30 years.

Elio Pace: The Billy Joel Songbook

Pace plays the songs of the Piano Man.

Fri 28 Apr


Former X Factor runners up perform pop-opera covers of well-known songs.

Mon 25 Sep

£27.50 / 01772 80 44 44

Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast

The enormously tall and slightly manic-eyed comedian you'll know from many a telly panel show and from his terrifying turn as the head of sixth form in The Inbetweeners, Davies returns with a new show of stand-up to follow the likes of Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog and The Back of my Mum's Head.

Guns 2 Roses

Welcome to the botanic garden, baby; it's a Guns N' Roses tribute.

Fri 1 Dec

Happy Mondays

Watch out, the gang's all back together. Madchester nostalgia reigns as the original line-up of The Happy Mondays returns.

Tue 28 Nov

Joel Dommett: LIVE

  • 4 stars

The young comedy star with a cupboard full of accolades and dreadfully modern hair.

Jon Richardson: Old Man

Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

  • Directed by: Bill Kenwright
  • Written by: Tim Rice (lyrics)

Bill Kenwright's production of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical returns, with X Factor winner Joe McElderry starring as the boy with the troublesome coat.

Tue 18 Apr

…and 2 more dates until 22 Apr

Kate Rusby

One of the British folk scene's best-loved artists and the voice of contemporary English folk music.

Wed 10 May

£18.50–£24 / 01772 80 44 44

Lloyd Cole

The urbane expatriate pop crooner performs material from his latest album alongside Commotions classics.

Mon 3 Apr


Pop icon, Bond singer and 1969 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest whose singing career spans six decades.

Thu 26 Oct

Milton Jones is Out There

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

Thu 16 Nov

Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit

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

Paul Chowdhry: PC's World

The Lafta funniest stand-up award winner of 2013 tackles the human psyche's borderline tendencies.

Preston Opera: The Merry Widow

Franz Lehar's famous operetta, performed in English with full chorus and orchestra.

Thu 18 May

£17.50 (£15.50; £7.70; Children £7.70 under 16s) / 01772 80 44 44

Fri 19 May

£17.50 (£15.50; £7.70; Children £7.70 under 16s) / 01772 80 44 44

Sat 20 May

£17.50 (£15.50; £7.70; Children £7.70 under 16s) / 01772 80 44 44

Rick Astley

The white soul boy who was a key player in the Stock, Aitken & Waterman stable in the late 80s and is now enjoying a comeback.

Mon 27 Mar

£24.75–£38.50 / 01772 80 44 44

Ultimate Earth, Wind And Fire

The tribute act recreate the sounds from the 1970s and 1980s funk band, expect to hear classics including Boogie Wonderland, September, and After The Love Has Gone.


Whiny American fratrock combo who scored a massive hit with 'Teenage Dirtbag' in 2000 and are still touring on the back of it.

Fri 5 May


£17.50 / 01772 80 44 44

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