A Night of Queen with The Bohemians was established in 1996, and re-enacts the glory days of Queen, including the Craziness of the 70's and the Magic of the 80's.
After the roaring success of One Night Only we couldn't resist treating you to another evening of drama and dance from West Yorkshire Dance Centre and Yew Tree Youth Theatre.
Powerful, provocative, painfully funny and true, Tom Green's astonishing play finds both the brilliance in Britain's most famous comic and explores the pressures and loneliness of fame.
Don and Sam are bin men with dreams. Big dreams! They want to save the world and they want to have fun doing it!
Once upon a time in a rehearsal room, not so very far, far away, a troupe of tale tellers gathered together. With mischief on their mind and magic in their hearts, they delved into the dark and dazzling world of the Brothers Grimm.
After the stunning production of Guys and Dolls, Outwood Grange Academy returns to Theatre Royal Wakefield with a production that will literally leave you asking for MORE...
Last Summer jazz singer and resident Queen of Swing Clare Teal along with musical director Grant Windsor teamed up with BBC Radio Leeds to audition and create a brand new big band within the Yorkshire Community.
After last years' acclaimed show at the Theatre Royal, Stuart Stage School return with an even more spectacular colourful production, featuring talented youngsters of all ages. A must see for all the family!!
From the team that brought you Flashdance, Les Miserables, West Side Story and Footloose...
A biting, witty modern comedy from the writer of Bouncers,
Perfect Pitch and The Debt Collectors.
Join Gail, Hobby and Salty, three fifth form students who, through their end of term play, tell the hilarious story of an idealistic new teacher in his perilous first days inside a local comprehensive school.
Britain's best-loved classical
touring ensemble, the
Locrian, present a musical
tribute to the greatest of all
Performing in lavish period costume, presented in front of a stunning classical set, these charismatic musicians perform many of Mozart's most celebrated melodies.
Voulez Vous are continuing to captivate audiences across the country with their Mad About ABBA Concert tour. Now in their 21st year touring, Voulez Vous still capture the sheer brilliance of Mad About ABBA!
There’s a beast on the moors,
a crime to be solved, and
with the Ha Ha team on the
case – what can go right?!
You’d be absolutely barking mad to miss this pipesmoking new show from theatre’s funniest parodists as Holmes and Watson embark on their most dangerous adventure yet ... hunting down The Hound of The Baskervilles.
A unique music event at the theatre welcomes the highly respected Wakefield Cathedral Choir, alongside sensational new female singing group, Celeste.
It's 1963 and a new band is taking the country by storm, playing a heady mixture of Blues, Motown and Rock 'n' Roll.
Wakefield Little Theatre
proudly presents the
world premiere of a
new play by Louise
Directed by Sheila Priest and interspersed with songs from the 1970s, 80s and 90s, this hilarious, fast paced comedy drama follows singing trio, The Diamonds.
John Cooper Clarke is the UK's leading performance poet who has collaborated with sterling music legends such as Joy Division, Arctic Monkeys and the Sex Pistols. Expect to hear plenty of brand new material from JCC as well as some of his classic 'punk poetry', including Evidently ChickenTown and Beasley Street.
Eve Ensler’s hilarious Broadway and West End smash hit is back with an all new all star cast! Featuring the feisty Hollie-Jay Bowes (Hollyoaks), TV favourite Terri Dwyer (Hollyoaks, Grange Hill, LooseWomen) and national treasure Diane Keen (Doctors, Ruth Rendell Mysteries).
The South Elmsall Village Brass Band can be traced back to humble beginnings in 1884. In 1905, the band was adopted by the local Frickley Colliery and renamed. In 1999 they became Yorkshire Champions and represented Yorkshire at the National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
FUSION is just that! This show is a fusion of styles from JP Baker School of Dance's talented performers, featuring the amazing skills of Normanton Sports Acro.
Comedian, journalist, novelist and activist Rob Newman makes a hotly anticipated return to comedy with his first complete show in 7 years.
Gervase Phinn has been touring theatres across the
country for over 9 years now with his hilarious sellout
shows. The award winning author, Radio and TV
personality will have you rolling in the aisles, as he
shares his hilarious and sometimes poignant tales of life
as a school inspector in the Yorkshire Dales.
All proceeds from this evening will go directly to Wakefield Theatre Trust.
The UK's number one Buddy, Marc Robinson, arrives with the fabulous Buddy Holly - A Legend Reborn concert show.
Having performed with some of the UK's leading dance companies, including Rambert and Phoenix Dance, Anthony Missen and Kevin Edward Turner formed Company Chameleon and have become a highly sought after contemporary dance duo.
The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title as they celebrate their 40th anniversary this year.
Cissie and Ada, the immortal comic characters created by the late, great Les Dawson aided and abetted by Roy Barraclough, grace the theatre stage for the first time in this hilarious new play.
Fifty One Shades of Maggie is the Number 1 best selling spoof play of 50 Shades of Grey and tells the story of loveable Maggie and her search for love.
Theatre Royal Wakefield is
delighted to welcome the
UK's largest Youth Drama
Festival to our stage.
The Shakespeare Schools Festival works with 1000 secondary, primary and special schools all over the UK, making it possible for them to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in their local professional theatre.
Celebrity Cook-Off Live is the UK's best live cooking show! Cheryl Baker and another well known TV celebrity chef will go head to head in a live competition to win the day’s best dish.
Robert Louis Stephenson's classic tale, retold by Mike Kenny...with a twist! Hawkins is bored. A long night stretches ahead. Almost as long as the endless shelves that need stacking...
A Vision of Elvis is now accepted as one of the world's leading touring Elvis productions; celebrating all the music of Elvis Presley in a respectful and enjoyable way, from Sun Studio's through to 68 Comeback with the finale being the Concert Years, and engaging audiences with an uplifting and authentic experience
After its successful performance in 2011, the State Ballet Academy of Minsk is back this Autumn with a production suitable for the whole family. Join us for this magical and unforgettable journey.
Victoria Stansfield School of
Dance proudly present their
production of 'Hansel and
Hansel and Gretel is a classic tale of two children who are cruelly treated by their parents and left in a forest to fend for themselves.
The Wakefield AOS Chorus is joined by international singing star Deborah Norman for an evening of wonderful music featuring a rich variety of styles from Opera to Gilbert and Sullivan, Musical Theatre to classic love songs and many more songs all chosen to entertain.
Our performance academy showcase will involve some of the greatest young talent from West Yorkshire in a selection of thrilling theatrical moments at their home venue, Theatre Royal Wakefield. There is something for every age group and every taste, from beautiful choral arrangements such as Seussical the Musical and True Colours, Dance tributes to Michael Jackson and Cirque Du Soleil.
Winner of Edinburgh Fringe First awards in 2010 and 2011, Rashdash are rising stars of comedy theatre. In The Ugly Sisters they join forces with 3 piece band Not Now Bernard to tell the story of Cinderella as a sinister cabaret.
In this remarkable production, Let's Hang On takes you on a musical journey through the prolific career of one of the most successful bands of all time 'Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons'. You will hear the story of these blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote their own songs, invented their own sound and took the world by storm, all before the age of 30
Following last year's stunning production of Mozart's masterpiece Don Giovanni, Mid Wales Opera returns in 2013 to celebrate the centenary of the birth of one of the country's greatest composers - Benjamin Britten.
Following a sold-out 2012 tour, three Olivier Award nominations and over 10 million YouTube hits for Cheap Flights (their infamous anthem to budget air travel), Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liza Pulman celebrate 30 years of Fascinating Aïda with a brand new show.
Set in 1908 in Clecklewyke, the heart of Northern England, three well-to-do couples are married on the same day, at the same church, and by the same vicar. Disaster strikes when the three couples join to celebrate 25 years of blissful matrimony, with the shocking revelation that the vicar who married them wasn't actually licensed.
In this American musical adaptation of the 1997 British cult classic film of the same name, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers, low on both cash and prospects, create a 'Chippendales' style act to make a quick buck. How hard can it be?
Fee Fi Fo Fum! The time for panto has finally come!
Join us at Theatre Royal Wakefield this festive season for a brand new, raucous re-telling of this traditional tale; bursting at the seams with music, spectacle, laughter and love.
The only way to start
For the 23rd year the Wakefield Metropolitan Band, under the baton of Musical Director Michael Howley, will perform a variety of traditional and contemporary Christmas music to please all tastes.
Theatre Royal Wakefield, Drury Lane,
Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2TE
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