The Lights

The Lights
The Lights
West Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1AH
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The Lights is the hub for creative activity in north-west Hampshire, with a 242-seat auditorium, an arena hall, a conference room, a dance studio, function rooms and a café bar. It has a programme of theatre, live music, comedy, dance and kids' events, as well as hosting special events such as a record/CD fair and food & drink events. It also gives regular art, craft and drama workshops for kids.

Andover station is ten minutes' walk away and the venue is served by the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8 bus routes.

The Lights is the hub for creativity in north-west Hampshire, with a 242 seat auditorium, an arena open space, dance studio, function rooms and a conference room and board room for business meetings. The Arena Cafe bar is open for coffee, cake and food during the day and when shows are playing.

The theatre boasts a packed programme of live music, comedy, dance, serious theatre and children's events and workshops, designed to appeal to the whole community. There are also special events during the year including record and cd fairs and food and drink events.

The venue has level access.

Free parking is available after 4pm within a short walk of the venue. Andover Railway station is a ten minute walk away and the bus station is within two minutes.

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9 To 5: Andover Musical Theatre Company

  • Directed by: Joseph Hodges
  • Written by: Dolly Parton (music & lyrics), Patricia Resnick

Three enraged female co-workers join forces to wreak revenge on their sexist and egotistical boss in the feel good musical with a book by Patricia Resnick and music and lyrics by Dolly Parton.

Tue 14 Nov

£15 (£13) / 01264 368368

  • 19:30

Wed 15 Nov

£15 (£13) / 01264 368368

  • 19:30

Thu 16 Nov

£15 (£13) / 01264 368368

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 18 Nov

AnimAlphabet the Musical

  • 1 star

Hit the Mark Theatre present a tale of musical animals on a quest.

Sat 23 Sep

£10 (Children £9) / 01264 368368

The Blues Band

The Blues Band line-up of Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Rob Townsend, Gary Fletcher and Tom McGuiness continues to pay tribute to the blues and R&B boom which inspired them to pick up their instruments in the first place.

Thu 19 Oct

£23–£24 / 01264 368368

Bon Giovi

Tribute to the New Jersey-based stadium rockers.

Sat 21 Oct

£14.50 / 01264 368368

Fri 16 Mar 2018

£14.50 / 01264 368368

The Cavern Beatles

The Cavern Beatles is the only Beatles band fully endorsed and licensed by the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool. They bring to the stage the music that has now influenced 3 generations. Be prepared to enjoy all the hits of the Fab Four in a 2 hour show that is completely live with breath-taking attention to detail, even…

Fri 6 Oct

£20–£21 / 01264 368368

The Cavern Beatles

Tribute to the classic sound of the Fab Four by another group of musicians from Liverpool.

Fri 6 Oct

£20–£21 / 01264 368368

  • 19:45

Chantry Dance Company: The Sandman

The Sandman brings sleep by dropping sand into the eyes of humans and uses a magical rainbow umbrella to impart good dreams, or a dark umbrella to send nightmares. This contemporary ballet is inspired by Hans Christian Anderson's tale of Ole Lukoje and features an original score by composer Tim Mountain.

Sat 7 Oct

£12–£13 / 01264 368368

  • 19:30

Crafty's Creepy Castle

A spooky adventure story created by Martin Parsons and Kate Ashmead featuring Crafty the Crow and Sally the Scarecrow. Go in your scariest costume and meet Crafty afterwards to receive a special Trick or Treat present. Ages 2–7.

Fri 27 Oct

£10 (Children £9) / 01264 368368

Craig Ogden

Australian-born classical guitarist and Head of Guitar Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Thu 28 Sep

£14 / 01264 368368

The Dan Sowerby Band

The three-piece outfit from Salisbury featuring the vocalist and guitarist, double bassist Matt Paull and drummer Ben Coley play electric blues and soul.

Fri 27 Oct

£6 / 01264 368368

  • 20:00

An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Thu 8 Feb 2018

£25 / 01264 368368

  • 19:30

FB Pocket Orchestra

Early jazz and blues combo.

Sat 11 Nov

£10 / 01264 368368

Holy Moly & The Crackers

Gypsy folk-rock sextet from Newcastle.

Fri 24 Nov

£12.50 / 01264 368368

Jason Manford: Work in Progress

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

Wed 4 Oct

£15 / 01264 368368

  • 19:30

Jeremy Hardy

Mr Hardy is a stalwart of BBC Radio 4 comedy including The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Now's your chance to see Jeremy out on his own, peddling his intelligent satire and gentle musings across the country.

Wed 25 Oct

£14–£15 (£5) / 01264 368368


Risqué humour from the West Country comic.

Thu 30 Nov

£20–£21 / 01264 368368

Kerry Godliman

The stand-up and actress muses on (mis)communication in a modern age.

Fri 20 Oct

£15 (£12) / 01264 368368

  • 20:00

Luke Jermay: Sixth Sense

An expert display of telepathy developed to amazing razor sharp accuracy directed by Michael Weber.

Tue 24 Oct

£13–£14 (£12; Children £12) / 01264 368368

Michael Portillo's Life: A Game Of Two Halves

It took Michael Portillo little more than 10 years to get a seat in the Commons and then rise in power and esteem to a point where he was a favoured leader of his party and possible future PM. A track record like that suggests to many a privileged friend of the rich and famous. But since leaving the house a decade ago…

Sat 4 Nov

£18 / 01264 368368

  • 19:30

Nazan Fikret

The soprano presents a programme of German lieder, English song, operatic arias and lighter items from the musicals.

Thu 26 Oct

£14 / 01264 368368


Tribute to Mancunian swaggerers Oasis.

Fri 3 Nov

£10 / 01264 368368

Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit

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

Wed 8 Nov

£20–£21 / 01264 368368

Professor Robert Winston: Modifying Humans: Where Does Genetics Stop?

Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London, Lord Robert Winston discusses the current state of gene technology and its potential for the future.

Mon 16 Oct

£17.50 / 01264 368368

  • 19:15

The Rat Pack With Kenny Lynch

The entertainer joins David Alacey, Des Coleman and Paul Drakeley in their roles of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin, in a show recreating the style and excitement of the Las Vegas heyday.

Fri 10 Nov

£20–£21 (£18; Children £18) / 01264 368368

Rich Hall's Hoedown

Rich Hall and friends host a mash-up of music and stand-up featuring the Hoedown's regular band.

Sat 25 Nov

£17–£18 / 01264 368368

The Roving Crows

Celtic folk-rock and tribal rhythms by the Welland-based band, who will perform traditional tunes and original songs.

Sat 23 Sep

£10 / 01264 368368

Roy Chubby Brown

Controversial stand-up from the Yorkshire-born veteran.

Thu 5 Oct

£20–£21 / 01264 368368

Sherlock Holmes And The Crimson Cobbles

Kirstie Davis directs Toby Hulse's comedy that takes the detective into a case involving the Whitechapel murders.

Tue 3 Oct

£15–£16 (£14; Children £14) / 01264 368368

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. The story takes you through the stories that shaped their music, the dramatic split, their solo careers and a recreation of the 1982 Central…

Sat 13 Jan 2018

£20–£21 (£19; Children £19) / 01264 368368

Stephen K Amos: Bread and Circuses

The stand-up comedian delivers his original material – based on current affairs including Trump and Brexit – with honesty and exuberance.

Fri 2 Feb 2018

£17.50–£18.50 / 01264 368368

Storyteller, Storyteller: Storypocket Theatre (Over 3s)

The company presents a head-to-head that leads to a feast of clowning, physical silliness and some magical non-verbal storytelling when two children's storytellers arrive at the same place at the same time.

Sat 21 Oct

£6.50 / 01264 368368

The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

Blackeyed Theatre presents Nick Lane's adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic bogey tale.

Tue 7 Nov

£14–£15 (£13; Children £13) / 01264 368368

The Summer of Love

Tribute to the classic 60s hits of the original summer of love.

Thu 9 Nov

£20 / 01264 368368

  • 19:45

SuperSonic 70s Show

Six piece 'totally live' 70s tribute show.

Sat 28 Oct

£18–£19 / 01264 368368

Supreme Queen

Tribute to Freddie Mercury et al.

Fri 1 Dec

£20.50–£21.50 (£19.50; Children £19.50) / 01264 368368

The Take That Experience

Performs the hits of the re-formed 1990s boy band.

Sat 14 Oct

£18.50–£19.50 / 01264 368368

Think Floyd

The tribute band pays homage to the legendary rock outfit.

Sat 30 Sep

£19 / 01264 368368

Ugly Duckling

An inventive production which plays with the importance of identity, self-worth and takes us on a journey to discover inner beauty.

Sat 25 Nov

£7 (£12 2-for-1) / 01264 368368

  • 13:30

A Vision of Elvis

2008 European Elvis Tribute Artist Champion Rob Kingsley presents the total Elvis package, from custom-made costumes to that curl of the lip.

Sat 14 Apr 2018

£19.50–£20.50 / 01264 368368

Whole Lotta Shakin: The Shakin Stevens Story

Tribute show to Shakin' Stevens, starring Rebel Dean and a full live band.

Sat 17 Mar 2018

£18.50–£19.50 / 01264 368368

Wuthering Heights

Hotbuckle Theatre Company presents Emily Bronte's classic love story, set on the North Yorkshire Moors.

Wed 1 Nov

£10–£11 / 01264 368368

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