What's on in Theatres in the Chester Area
Manchester Opera House
M3 3HP www.palaceandoperahouse.org.uk
The New Theatre, as it was named, opened on Boxing Day 1912. Struggling to compete with other establishments, it was sold to United Theatre Ltd in 1915 and was renamed the New Queens Theatre.
Between the years of 1916 and 1920, Sir Thomas Beecham chose to perform there on several occasions and it was in honour of this great man that, in August of that year, the theatre was renamed The Opera House.
Over the years this building has ‘seen’ life change around her. Surviving the Second World War, it operated as a cinema for a time and later became a bingo hall.
In 1984 the Opera House became a theatre once more and over the years, has staged the most magnificent shows such as Barnum, Phantom of the Opera, Oliver and many more.
After major refurbishment in 2003 the Opera House continues to attract the best in entertainment, standing proud on Quay Street as a part of Manchester History.
The Lowry Art and Entertainment
The Lowry is a spectacular waterside building housing theatres, galleries, restaurant, café/bars, gift shop and Tourist Information Centre
Box Office 0843 208 6000
Small theatre located in Port Sunlight Village.
Floral Pavilion Theatre
CH45 2JS www.floralpavilion.com
The iconic Floral Pavilion Theatre and Conference Centre has harnessed the heart and soul of one of Wirral’s best loved and oldest entertainment venues and transformed it into a stunning, state of the art, Theatre and Conference Centre.
With some of the best access routes in the country, the Wirral’s largest and most flexible multi-purpose venue provides a broad based programme of cultural and business events and activities designed to appeal to a wide cross section of the local community and visitors to the area.
To complement the enhanced 800 plus seat Theatre with its spacious foyer, bars and lounge, the new Conference Centre includes 765m2 of multi-purpose conference, meetings and events space.
From panto to wedding ceremonies, classical music to awards dinners, musical theatre to product launches, family fun days to national conferences, drama and dance to seminars and exhibitions, The Floral Pavilion Theatre and Conference Centre offers a unique and welcoming space for all.
The Grange Theatre
01606 723570 Ext:245
The Grange Theatre offers a truly inspiring and enormously adaptable setting for all types of drama, music and presentations.
0844 871 3017
Groups 0844 871 3037 (Group hotline Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm Book now pay later)
Royal Court Theatre
Royal Court Theatre
0870 787 1866
The Royal Court Theatre has always been a landmark building in Liverpool and has seen truly legendary names perform over the last one hundred years.
0844 873 2888
unitytheatre is dedicated to enhancing the quality of the performing arts on Merseyside by encouraging creativity, participation, innovation and diversity.
Box Office 0151 907 8360
Halton in Cheshires multi-award winning theatre & arts centre for comedy, live music, cinema, theatre, exhibitions, arts, drama, dance, pantomime.
Pyramid & Parr Hall
01925 442 345
Box Office Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm Saturday 10am-2pm
01270 686 777
Celebrating more than a century of Theatre
Free Car Park available after 6pm in the Market Square at the front of the Lyceum.
01270 624 556
Tickets available from Nantwich Tourist Office in the Civic Hall or ring
Clonter Opera Theatre
Box Office 01260 224514
Monday to Friday
(Closed Bank Holidays)
24 hour answer phone
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, the 'Clonter Experience' offers you the opportunity to entertain friends and clients in the convivial atmosphere of an intimate theatre whilst enjoying Operatic productions as well as Jazz and other musical events.
Ellesmere Port Civic Hall
0151 356 6890
Ellesmere Port Civic Hall is an impressive building situated in the heart of Ellesmere Port town centre and is surrounded by ample pay and display car parking. Built in 1955 and refurbished in 2002, this multi-purpose venue has a number of rooms available for hire, providing a prestigious venue for social, theatrical, and business events.
Venue Cymru is a large arts venue in Llandudno located on the sea front a little way down from the pier.
Pavilion Theatre Rhyl
ACC Liverpool Arena
The Limelight Club
01270 251 929
Real Institute is a multidisciplinary arts organisation founded in 2000 to do the great art things north Wales deserves. It initiates contemporary art events unconfined to any particular art form, tradition or fashion.
Real Institute is an entirely voluntary not-for-profit group - we do stuff because it seems like a good idea, never because there is a ‘gap’ in the schedule to fill or an external body’s criteria to match.
Real Institute is not owned by accountants, motivated by commerce or controlled by people with hidden agendas.