What’s On

Dick Whittington

Thursday 26 November 2015 - Sunday 3 January 2016

The 2015/16 pantomime is on sale now. Book early to get the best seats!

Christmas Brass

Sunday 13 December

The Wakefield Metropolitan Band will once again be presenting Christmas Brass.


Saturday 16 January

Bringing you the music of hot balmy nights from the classic American rock multi-million selling songbook, with its awesome guitar sounds, smooth layered harmonies and soul-crunching rhythms and melodies.

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

Friday 22 January

Direct from its success in London’s West End, a sold-out UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon and Garfunkel Story is back with a brand new show for 2016.

Let's Hang On

Saturday 23 January

Following huge demand after their last performance here, Let’s Hang On returns to take you on a musical journey!

Henry V

Wednesday 27 January

The most talked-about new Shakespeare company in the UK, Merely Theatre has honed a style that strips the Bard back to basics – no gauche sets, frilly collars or fussy props: just the actors, the audience and the text.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Thursday 28 & Friday 29 January

The most talked-about new Shakespeare company in the UK, Merely Theatre has honed a style that strips the Bard back to basics – no gauche sets, frilly collars or fussy props: just the actors, the audience and the text.

Politically Incorrect

Saturday 30 January

Politically Incorrect is a celebration of the best-loved songs of master satirist Tom Lehrer. Written over 50 years ago, Lehrer’s songs and his irreverent attitude have survived the passage of time.


Wednesday 3 - Saturday 6 February

In 1985 the miners were defeated, their families were torn apart and the media circus went home. John Godber’s epic new play traces what happened to miner Harry and his wife Dot in the thirty years after the strike.

Peter Pan

Wednesday 10 - Saturday 13 February

Second on the right and straight on 'til morning!

The Bohemians

Wednesday 17 February

Internationally renowned Queen tribute band The Bohemians bring their latest show to Wakefield, celebrating the legendary rockers’ Greatest Hits compilations.

Sing! Dance! Act!

Friday 19 February

A chance to see some of the most talented young performers in West Yorkshire as Theatre Royal Wakefield’s Performance Academy Pontefract hit the stage for their annual showcase.

Swinging at the Cotton Club

Saturday 20 February

Take a step back into 1920s New York City and through the doors of Harlem’s hottest nightclub – The Cotton Club!

The Bee Gees Story

Tuesday 23 February

Nights on Broadway presents a tribute to the Bee Gees – a live concert experience blending the Brothers Gibb’s classic hits, acoustic medleys and dance floor fillers.

Chris Ramsey

Saturday 27 February

Critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, Celebrity Juice regular, star of BBC Two’s Hebburn and the man who once got pizza delivered to a moving train has extended his hit tour into Spring 2016!

Gala Variety Performance

Friday 26 February

Following the sell-out success of last year’s Anniversary Variety Performance, which celebrated 120 years of Theatre Royal Wakefield, we look forward to welcoming you back for another evening to remember.

Avenue Q

Monday 29 February - Saturday 5 March

Following five years in the West End, sell-out runs worldwide and a smash hit tour in 2014 (packed with mischief, bad behaviour and political incorrectness) this hugely entertaining show is hitting the road again in 2015/2016!

The Three Degrees

Tuesday 8 March

Join veteran American soul divas The Three Degrees – aka Helen Scott, Valerie Holiday and Freddie Pool – as they demonstrate why they’re still going strong over 40 years since they came onto the scene.

Once Upon a Fairytale

Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 March

When Princess Aurora wakes up to a forest of thorns surrounding her castle instead of true love’s kiss, she knows something is very wrong.

The Dolly Parton Story

Wednesday 16 March

Andrea Pattison and the Partoners perform in this tribute to one of the greatest icons of popular music, the irrepressible Dolly Parton.

Nathan Carter

Thursday 17 March 2016

Nathan has become the singing sensation of the new century. The Nathan Carter story is a remarkable one...and the story is still being written.

Masters of the House

Friday 18 March

Stars from West End smashes including Phantom of the Opera, Wicked! and The Producers present a two hour feast of musical theatre’s greatest hits.

A Night of Dirty Dancing

Saturday 19 March

No film has captured the hearts of a generation like Dirty Dancing. Relive the passion, indulge in the romance and celebrate the greatest movie soundtrack of all time.

Here Be Monsters

Tuesday 22 & Wednesday 23 March 2016

Ahoy there young sailors and all aboard to join the villainous Captain Cut-Throat and his fearsome crew!

Strictly Musicals

Wednesday 30 March - Saturday 2 April

Featuring extracts from six of the best West End musicals of all time, Strictly Musicals is a new show from Wakefield Youth Music Theatre, the team behind the smash hit Cats at Theatre Royal Wakefield in 2015.

The Illegal Eagles

Wednesday 6 April

The world’s official no.1 Eagles tribute continues to amaze crowds everywhere with their extremely tight harmonies and acute attention to detail.

Pasha Kovalev

Friday 8 April 2015

Following his successful UK tour Life Through Dance, Pasha Kovalev, the winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2014, welcomes you to his new and exciting dance spectacular - It's All About You.

Sing-a-long-a Grease

Saturday 9 April 2016

The producers of Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music and Sing-a-long-a Frozen bring this classic screening of the cult musical, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as troubled high school sweethearts Danny and Sandy.

Spirit of Ireland

Wednesday 13 April

One of the most exciting and popular shows to come out of Ireland features a cast of champion dancers and musicians celebrating Irish music, song and dance.

Omid Djalili

Thursday 14 April

Omid Djalili is an award-winning stand-up and an acclaimed actor. Intelligent, sometimes provocative, always entertaining, his stand-up is an energetic and captivating comedy masterclass.

Soul Legends

Friday 15 April 2016

Direct from the USA. . . it’s the music of Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Barry White, Earth Wind & Fire, Sam & Dave and scores more.

Liza Pulman Sings Hollywood

Saturday 16 April

Liza Pulman of Fascinating Aïda takes you on a journey through the world of movies in a cavalcade of all time classic Hollywood songs celebrating the golden age of Hollywood and beyond.

The Producers

Wednesday 27 - Saturday 30 April

Based on Mel Brooks’ much loved Academy Award-winning movie, The Producers is an outrageous, hilarious, teeny bit offensive, off the wall musical comedy that has taken Broadway and the West End by storm.

Tell Me on a Sunday

Friday 6 May 2016

Following her acclaimed performance in the Watermill’s 2014 production of Calamity Jane, Jodie Prenger now steps into Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s classic musical, Tell Me on a Sunday.

Jesus Christ Superstar

Wednesday 31 August 2016 - Saturday 10 September 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's smash hit west end show bursts onto the Wakefield stage!

The Mousetrap

Monday 3 October - Saturday 8 October

The legendary, record-breaking, box office smash hit thriller - Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. A classic. A landmark. A legend.

Peppa Pig's Surprise

Wednesday 26 & Thursday 27 October

Surprise! Peppa Pig, George and their friends come to Wakefield with a brand new live stage show!

Sleeping Beauty

Thursday 24 November - Saturday 31 December 2016

Wakefield’s very own panto returns for another year, with the team behind Dick Whittington and Beauty and the Beast bringing some festive magic to that timeless tale of the power of true love’s kiss – Sleeping Beauty.