WELCOME TO BRADFORD THEATRES AND A BLOOMING GOOD SUMMER SEASON OF LIVE ENTERTAINMENT!

Adam Renton, General Manager Bradford Theatres says:

“I’m really delighted to introduce our summer 2022 season, filled with an array of exciting and entertaining shows taking place at all four of our venues.

It’s been wonderful to see so many of you, our audiences, visiting us over the last few months – we’re very grateful for your support. We’re delighted to be back stronger and more entertaining than ever, and looking ahead to our summer season. There really is something for everybody to enjoy over the summer months: from feel-good musicals to entertaining classics, top comedy, exceptional drag, intimate evening talks and excellent shows made for our younger audiences.

I can’t resist mentioning that there’s still time to grab a ticket for Disney’s The Lion King. It will have been 8 years since the global phenomenon appeared at the Alhambra Theatre and I am thrilled that it is with us until the end of May as part of its 9-week residency in Bradford.”

 

March

The Lion King - Thursday 24 March – Saturday 28 May, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thu 7 Apr 7.30pm, Audio Described: Thu 5 May 7.30pm, Captioned: Thu 12 May 7.30pm, Relaxed: Tue 24 May 5pm
Disney’s award-winning musical The Lion King is the powerful and moving story of Simba - the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.

 

April

English Youth Ballet Coppélia – Friday 22 & Saturday 23 April, St George's Hall

Claudia Winkleman Behind the Fringe - Thursday 28 April 7.30pm, St George's Hall. Age recommendation: 14+

 

May

Rob Brydon – A Night of Songs & Laughter - Wednesday 4 May 7.30pm, St George’s Hall. Age guidance 10+ with parental discretion.

The Opera Boys - A Night at The Musicals - Wednesday 4 May 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley

Jack Dee - Off The Telly - Thursday 5 May 8pm, St George's Hall. Age guidance 14+

John Shuttleworth’s Back Again! - Friday 6 May 7.30pm, King's Hall, Ilkley. Age guidance 14+

Stewart Lee - Snowflake/Tornado - Friday 6 May 7.30pm, St George's Hall. Age guidance 14+. SOLD OUT

Northern Live - Do I Love You - Saturday 7 May 7.30pm, St George's Hall

The Hallé – Sunday 8 May 3pm, St George's Hall. Part of the 153rd Orchestral Music Season

The Matt Monro Story - Tuesday 10 May 7.30pm, King's Hall Ilkley

Europhoria - A Celebration of Eurovision! - Wednesday 11 May 7.30pm, St George's Hall

Tony Christie - Avenues & Alleyways - Thursday 12 May 7.30pm, King's Hall Ilkley

Sandi Toksvig Live! Next Slide Please... - Thursday 12 May, St George's Hall. Age guidance 14+

Paul Chowdhry: Family Friendly Comedian - Friday 13 May 8pm, St George's Hall. Age guidance 14+

Pro-Dance Academy presents What Dreams Are Made Of - Saturday 14 May 7pm, St George's Hall

The Illegal Eagles - Wednesday 18 May 7.30pm, St George's Hall 

An Evening with Simon and Oscar - Thursday 19 May 7.30pm, King's Hall Ilkley
Simon and Oscar from Ocean Colour Scene bring their amazing acoustic performance to Ilkley.

The Barricade Boys - Bring Him Home Tour - Thursday 19 May 7.30pm, King's Hall Ilkley

The Take That Experience - Friday 20 May 7.30pm, St George's Hall

Dominic Kirwan - Through The Eyes of An Irishman - Wednesday 25 May 7.30pm, King's Hall Ilkley

An Evening with Snooker Greats, Including a Q&A - Wednesday 25 May 7.30pm, St George's Hall

In The Name of Love - The Diana Ross Story - Thursday 26 May 7.30pm, St George's Hall

Ed Byrne - If I’m Honest - Friday 27 May 8pm, St George's Hall. Age guidance 16+

Zog and the Flying Doctors - Tuesday 31 May - Wednesday 1 June 2022, St George's Hall.

 

June

NABBA Britain Finals 2022 - Organised by the National Amateur Bodybuilding Association - Saturday 4 June 10am – 7.30pm, St George's Hall

Juliette Burton - No Brainer - Saturday 4 June 8pm, The Studio. Age guidance 14+

Sajjad Ali UK Tour 2022 - Along with Aima Baig and the Leo Twins - Sunday 5 June 6.30pm

Bat Out of Hell - Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 June, Alhambra Theatre
Captioned: Fri 10 Jun 8pm, Audio Described: Sat 11 Jun 2.30pm
Bringing to life the legendary anthems of Jim Steinman & Meat Loaf, this critically-acclaimed production uniquely combines the magic and excitement of a musical with the immense energy of rock ‘n’ roll.

An Evening with Dame Sheila Hancock - Monday 6 June 7.30pm, King's Hall Ilkley

Patrick Monahan - Started At The Bottom, Now I’m Here - Friday 10 June 8pm, The Studio. Age guidance 14+

The Comedy Store - Friday 10 June 8pm, King's Hall Ilkley. Age guidance 18+

Chris McCausland - Speaky Blinder - Saturday 11 June 5pm & 8pm, The Studio. Age guidance 16+

The Who Story with The Goldhawks - Saturday 11 June 7.30pm, St George's Hall

The James Bond Concert Spectacular - Sunday 12 June 7.30pm, St George's Hall

The Greatest Hits of Foster and Allen - Wednesday 15 June 7.30pm, King's Hall Ilkley
Featuring Tony Allen and special guests.

The Johnny Cash Roadshow - Friday 17 June 7.30pm, King's Hall Ilkley

Henning Wehn - It'll All Come Out in the Wash - Saturday 18 June 8pm, St George's Hall. Age guidance 14+

Footloose - Monday 20 – Saturday 25 June, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Fri 24 Jun 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 25 Jun 2.30pm
Footloose is back and better than ever with the incredible Jake Quickenden as loveable cowboy Willard and the legendary Darren Day as Reverend Moore.  With cutting edge modern choreography, you’ll enjoy classic 80s hits including Holding Out For A Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear It For The Boy and of course the unforgettable title track, Footloose. Recommended age 8+ Some mild swearing – children over 8 can attend at parents’ discretion

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac Live in Concert 2022 - Monday 20 June 7.30pm, St George's Hall

Go Now! The Music of The Moody Blues - Thursday 23 June 7.30pm, King's Hall Ilkley

Here Come The Boys - Thursday 23 June 7.30pm, St George's Hall

Join Graziano, Nadiya, Pasha, Karim and Nikita, alongside a cutting-edge soundtrack of dance-floor anthems, club classics and guilty pleasures, in this show-stopping dance extravaganza, which promises to be the biggest party of the year!

The Real Thing - Friday 24 June 7.30pm, King's Hall Ilkley

Dreamboats & Petticoats Bringing On Back the Good Times! - Monday 27 June – Saturday 2 July, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Fri 1 Jul 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 2 Jul 2.30pm
Special guest star Mark Wynter joins the cast in this feel-good show inspired by the latest release in the series of smash-hit, multi-million selling Dreamboats & Petticoats albums.

Bradford Literature Festival - Friday 24 June – Sunday 3 July, Various locations including St George's Hall & The Studio
Bradford Literature Festival is an annual arts event and year-round cultural outreach programme that hosts respected authors, poets, speakers, musicians and artists from Bradford, the UK and around the world.

July 

One Night of Queen with Gary Mullen and The Works - Friday 8 July 7.30pm, St George's Hall

Something About George - The George Harrison Story - Friday 8 July 7.30pm, King's Hall Ilkley

A Brass Band Spectacular - Saturday 9 July 7.30pm, St George's Hall

Join the world-famous Brighouse & Rastrick Band alongside local favourites, City of Bradford Band in a spectacular evening of brass entertainment.

Race Chaser Live featuring Alaska 5000 and Willam - Tuesday 12 July 7pm, St George's Hall
Race Chaser Live with Alaska and Willam brings the hit drag podcast to the stage, live and in person. Pull off those headphones and grab a ticket for this amazing show. It’s way more than just a podcast recording. Only Yorkshire date! Age guidance 14+ Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Singin’ in the Rain - Monday 11 – Saturday 16 July, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thu 14 Jul 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 15 Jul 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 16 Jul 2.30pm A smash-hit at Chichester Festival Theatre and in the West End, Jonathan Church’s critically acclaimed production of Singin’ in the Rain is back to make a splash in 2022!

Billionaire Boy - Wednesday 20 – Saturday 23 July, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Sat 23 Jul 2.30pm
From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie comes this amazing new production of David Walliams’ best-selling story! Suitable for children aged 5 to 13 years.

Story of Soul 2022 - Saturday 16 July 7.30pm, St George's Hall

Footsteps Theatre School presents Wonderland - Friday 22 & Saturday 23 July, St George’ Hall

Burn the Floor The Reunion - Wednesday 20 July 7.30pm, St George's Hall

The Reunion features some of the most celebrated alumni of Burn The Floor including Strictly Come Dancing’s Aljaz Skorjanec, Kevin Clifton, Janette Manrara, Karen Hauer, Dianne Buswell, Joanne Clifton, Luba Mushtuk, Kai Widdrington and Robin Windsor. Age guidance 8+

Waitress - Monday 25 – Saturday 30 July, Alhambra Theatre

Signed: Thu 28 Jul 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 29 Jul 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 30 Jul 2.30pm

‘Treat yourself to a slice of five-star musical pie’ (The Times) as Chelsea Halfpenny (9 to 5, BBC’s Casualty, ITV’s Emmerdale) stars as Jenna in the hit musical comedy Waitress.

Hasbro Stars Live on Stage! - Wednesday 27 July 12 noon & 3.30pm, St George's Hall

For the first time together, we will see amazing music performances from your favourite TV Heroes! Ben and Holly, PJ Masks, My Little Pony and hosts Mr & Mrs Potato Head.

Housewives On Holiday - Thursday 28 July 7.30pm, St George's Hall

Ministry of Science Live! - Friday 29 July 3pm, St George's Hall

A Country Night in Nashville with Dominic Halpin & The Hurricanes - Saturday 30 July 7.30pm, St George's Hall

The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Series Three Tour - Wednesday 31 August 8pm, St George's Hall

Coming Soon

My Fair Lady - Friday 9 September – Saturday 1 October, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Wed 14 Sep 7pm, Captioned: Wed 21 Sep 7pm, Audio Described: Thu 29 Sep 2pm
This sumptuous production, featuring over 30 members of cast on stage and a full orchestra, is the first major revival of Lerner & Loewe’s much-loved musical on tour for over 15 years and a truly loverly way to celebrate the theatre scene back in bloom! Age guidance 6+

Friendsical - Friday 16 – Sunday 18 September, St George’s Hall
Friendsical is an original and unique new parody musical inspired by the gang in Friends, the iconic TV show.

Jack and The Beanstalk - Saturday 10 December 2022 - Sunday 22 January 2023, Alhambra Theatre
Signed: Thu 15 Dec 2pm & Sun 15 Jan 5pm, Audio Described: Thu 5 Jan 2pm & 7.15pm, Captioned: Sun 8 Jan 5pm, Relaxed: Tue 10 Jan 6pm
Fe-fi-fo-fum, a giant of a panto your way comes! Join Bradford’s best-loved comic, Billy Pearce, as he helps Jack on his quest to climb a beanstalk of gigantic proportions to cloudland in the spectacular family pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk.

 

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