What’s On

Wakefield Drama Festival 2015

Sunday 24 - Saturday 31 May 2015

The 15th annual Wakefield Drama Festival takes place at Theatre Royal Wakefield with companies from across the North of England competing for a series of awards.

The Tiger Lillies

Wednesday 3 June 2015

The Grammy nominated Godfathers of alternative cabaret are back on tour with a show celebrating 25 years of dark and deviant theatrics.


Wednesday 3 - Saturday 6 June 2015

The year is 1980 and students are praying that they will be admitted to the prestigious New York High School of the Performing Arts.

Dance Your Heart Out

Friday 5 & Saturday 6 June 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls once again the time has come for the Melissa Radway School of Dance to share our love of dance with you...


Monday 8 - Tuesday 9 June 2015

HND Dancers explore their identities of being young and female: from social media, boys, make-up, clothes and the pressure they put on themselves.

Animal Farm

Tuesday 9 - Wednesday 10 June 2015

When the downtrodden beasts of Manor Farm oust the drunken farmer, all are awash in a collectivist zeal.


Thursday 11 - Friday 12 June 2015

A group of teenagers do something bad...really, really bad. The panic sets in and their normally quiet leader concocts a cruel plan which sees an innocent man framed.

Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Friday 12 - Saturday 13 June 2015

In the Central Criminal Court - the Old Bailey - Sir David Metcalfe, distinguished QC and Chairman of the Bar Council, is conducting the most important defence of his career - His Own.

Long Division

Saturday 13 June 2015

Long Division returns for its fifth year; the city centre music festival has been described as “a perfectly formed urban festival”...


Monday 15 - Tuesday 16 June 2015

During WWII four siblings are sent out of London. There they find a magical wardrobe that takes them to the mystical land of Narnia.

Cox & Box – Mrs Bouncer’s Legacy

Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 June 2015

Cox & Box 1866: Cox is an apprentice hatter who works by day and Box is a printer who works by night. The two unknowingly share the same rented room, hoodwinked by their thrifty landlady Mrs Bouncer.

Echo and Narcissis

Wednesday 17 - Thursday 18 June 2015

Echo loves Narcissus, Narcissus loves himself...what's a nymph to do?

Dr T.V & the T.V Zombies

Friday 19 - Saturday 20 June 2015

Set in the anything but magical 'bored town', the local kids are introduced to a controlling force as the mysterious Dr Terrorvision comes to town bringing with him TV...156 channels of it.

69 Shades of Black

Thursday 25 June 2015

Since landing his dream job at one of the country’s top advertising agencies, things have taken a nipple twisting turn for the shocking. Christina Black, the company director, has taken a shine to our William and attempts to seduce him with an indecent proposal.

Thank You For The Music

Friday 26 June

The world’s favourite ABBA and Bee Gees concert show comes to town with its all-new, sequin-spangled spectacular.


Saturday 27 June 2015

‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World' is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title as they recently celebrated their 40th anniversary.

The Billy Fury Years

Thursday 2 July 2015

The Billy Fury Years takes you on a musical journey through the musical career of Britain's best loved rock 'n roller.

The Ken Dodd Happiness Show

Saturday 4 July 2015

Come and enjoy Ken Dodd's famous ‘Happiness Show’ and you’ll be absolutely discumknockerated (that’s Knotty Ash for ‘over the moon’) by a truly tattifelarius (fun-filled) evening of laughter and songs.

Aliens Love Underpants

Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8 July2015

This zany and hilarious tale based on the best-selling children’s book is wonderfully brought to life on stage for the very first time.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Friday 10 & Saturday 11 July 2015

A laugh-out-loud comedy of misunderstandings, mischief, magic and moonlight! A modern take on Shakespeare’s classic tale.


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.

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.

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!

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!