What’s On


Wednesday 26 August - Saturday 5 September 2015

Andrew Lloyd Webber's award winning feline musical is brought to life in spectacular style by Wakefield Youth Music Theatre.

Poles Apart

Thursday 10 - Saturday 19 September 2015

The Theatre Royal is an oasis of artistic calm, equality and sensitivity, but when the scaffolders from hell descend upon the thespians, the masks slip and the curtain comes down.

The Vicar of Dibley

Tuesday 22 - Saturday 26 September

A Hilarious two act play created by a mixture of scenes from the first and second series, filled with all your favourite characters from the hugely popular hit TV show.

An Evening with Murray Edwards and Friends

Sunday 27 September

Join Executive Director Murray Edwards for a night of entertainment as he bids farewell to Theatre Royal Wakefield. Join us in toasting his many achievements as he retires after 17 years at the helm.

Sing-a-long-a Dirty Dancing

Wednesday 30 September

This fully interactive screening of the classic film means you too can have ‘The Time of your Life’.


Thursday 1 October

Europe’s leading Abba tribute, ABBAMANIA, continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performance live on stage.

The Manfreds

Friday 2 October

The '60s group Manfred Mann is now considered, more than ever, one of the finest and most respected bands from that era.

Dave Spikey

Saturday 3 October

Punchlines derive their humour from being unexpected - “Punch” indicating that the “Line” should always come as a surprise or shock. The major school of thought suggests that few Punchlines are funny out of context. There is another school of thought (Actually Dave’s school of thought) that the opposite can be true.

Alice in Wonderland

Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 October

A magical production of Alice in Wonderland staged by the Victoria Stansfield School of Dance.

The Big Sleepover

Saturday 10 October

Theatre Royal Wakefield’s Learning and Participation team is touring a brand new show for 5-7 year olds to schools this Autumn.

Shakespeare Schools Festival 2015

Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 October

The Theatre Royal Wakefield is thrilled to welcome local talent to the stage as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival.

The Demon Barbers XL

Wednesday 14 October

Renowned for their no holds barred approach to their live shows, The Demon Barbers return to the concert stage with a new repertoire, extra band members, and a modern twist to their multi-award winning Roadshow.

Magic of Motown

Thursday 15 October

Britain’s biggest Motown spectacular returns with an all-new, all-star show.

Pam Ayres

Friday 16 October

40 years after she first appeared on TV’s Opportunity Knocks Pam Ayres brings her latest show to Theatre Royal Wakefield following the recent paperback release of her latest book of poetry, You Made Me Late Again!

Only One Direction

Saturday 17 October

Capturing the charisma, energy and enthusiasm of the famous five this show features songs from all four of One Direction's smash hit albums.

Sister Act

Tuesday 20 - Saturday 24 October

Sister Act is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash hit that both critics and audiences have fallen in love with!

Georgie Fame In Concert

Monday 26 October

In this, the 50th anniversary of his chart-topping hit Yeh, Yeh, Georgie Fame hits the road for a very limited number of UK tour dates.

The Basil Brush Show

Tuesday 27 October

Basil Brush is a star with an outstanding ability to entertain and make people of all ages laugh and smile.

Jim Davidson

Wednesday 28 October

The people’s favourite and one of Britain’s greatest ever comedians, Jim Davidson OBE takes to the road with his brand new show Charlton Nil.

Sing! Dance! Act!

Friday 30 and Saturday 31 October

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

Sing-a-long-a Frozen

Sunday 1 November

Introduced by a live host to guide you through this interactive screening showing you how to use your free prop bag, warm up your singing voices and teach you some dance moves with the help of the Singalonga Princesses.

Sherry Babys

Tuesday 3 November 2015

The Sherry Babys will take you on a musical journey through the sounds of one of the most successful bands of all time.

Foster & Allen

Wednesday 4 November

International Recording artists Foster & Allen are bringing their 40th Anniversary Tour to the U.K.

The Chicago Blues Brothers

Friday 6 November 2015

Complete with Pork Pie Hats & Sunglasses, the legendary Chicago Blues Brothers are back with a brand new action-packed show!

Father Christmas Needs a Wee

Saturday 7 November

At every house Father Christmas eats and drinks the tasty treats that have been left for him. But when he reaches number ten he realises that he’s forgotten to do something rather important and he really, really, really needs a WEE!

Brassed Off

Tuesday 10 - Saturday 14 November 2015

Following its sell-out productions in 2006 and 2008, Wakefield Little Theatre, in association with Horbury Victoria Band, brings this hugely successful play back to Theatre Royal Wakefield.

The Nutcracker

Tuesday 17 November 2015

The romance and verve with which Tchaikovsky infused classical dancing makes his scores unsurpassed to this day

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.

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!

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!