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

Events at this venue

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Dave Spikey: Juggling On A Motorbike

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

Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards: Try Hard

The Olympic ski jumper talks about his life and career.

Elio Pace: The Billy Joel Songbook

Pace plays the songs of the Piano Man.

Fri 28 Apr

An Evening With Boycott & Aggers

Following in the footsteps of Phil Tuffnell, Sunil Gavaskar and Graeme Swann, Geoff teams up with his TMS colleague for an evening of banter and cricket anecdotes. Aggers challenges the forthright views of the 'greatest living Yorkshireman' as he shares unseen footage from the BBC archives and rare photographs from his…

Thu 27 Apr


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

Mon 25 Sep

£27.50 / 01772 80 44 44

The Grand Masters of Darts 2017

The largest gathering of darts legendary players hits the Preston Guild Hall on Friday 23rd June.

Fri 23 Jun

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 - 30th Anniversary Tour.

Preston Guild Hall & VMS Live Present HAPPY MONDAYS 30th Anniversary Twenty Four Hour Party People – Greatest Hits Tour

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

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats –returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.

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.

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

King Of Pop - The Legend Continues UK Tour 2017

Introducing Navi, the man that has been chosen by Hollywood to portray Michael Jackson in an upcoming Lifetime TV movie about the star, is bringing his incredible tribute show 'King Of Pop' (featuring Jackson's very own guitarist) to the UK this Spring. The tour takes in an initial 18 dates and starts on 4th May at…

The Lady Boys of Bangkok

The colourful and light-hearted cabaret featuring the showgirls of Thailand's capital.

Thu 29 Jun

Charter Theatre

£24.50 (£22.50) / 0871 705 0705

Let's Hang On

A tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Tight falsetto vocals and doo-wop harmonies, featuring all those insanely catchy hits such as 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' and 'December '63 (Oh What A Night)'.

Thu 21 Sep

£24.50 / 01772 80 44 44


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

Thu 26 Oct

Madama Butterfly

The Russian State Opera presents one of the most colourful and exotic operas – Puccini's Madama Butterfly.

Sun 24 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 01772 80 44 44

Madame Butterfly

A production of Puccini's tale of doomed love between an American naval lieutenant and his young Japanese bride.

Sun 24 Sep

Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

Motown diva whips up a soul party with such classic hits as 'Dancing in the Streets' and 'Heatwave'.

Milton Jones is Out There

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

Thu 16 Nov

Paul Carrack

The voice behind hits such as Ace's 'How Long', Squeeze's 'Tempted' and Mike and the Mechanics' 'The Living Years'.

Fri 16 Mar 2018

£37.25–£45 / 01772 80 44 44

Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit

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

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

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

With a backdrop of projected photos and original film footage a full live band perform Simon & Garfunkel hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Homeward Bound' and many more.

Tom Stade

Canadian comedian Tom Stade presents his show I Swear: comedy which shows you how to swear properly.

Sat 16 Sep

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 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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