What’s On


Monday 13 - Saturday 18 April 2015

In 1984 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.

He Had Hairy Hands

Monday 20 April 2015

The year is 1974, the sleepy town is Hemlock-Under-Lye and when werewolf attacks threaten teatime, there’s only one person you can call...

Polly Toynbee

Tuesday 21 April

Cameron's Coup , out in time for the run-up to the election, looks in detail at the government’s policies during the last 5 years...

Joe McElderry

Thursday 23 April 2015

X-FACTOR winner Joe McElderry is hitting the road with a brand new show after the sell-out success of last year’s nationwide tour. The Evolution Tour showcases Joe’s renowned versatility which has won him a unique fan base.

The Carpenters Story

Friday 24 April 2015

Widely regarded as the first ever tribute show back in its 1989 incarnation, The Carpenters Story brings the show bang up to date with Phil Aldridge’s lavish arrangements...

Tim Vine

Saturday 25 April 2015

First stand up tour in 4 years, the punslinger returns with lots of new jokes, silly songs and twitchy dancing.

The Mist in the Mirror

Tuesday 28 April - Saturday 2 May 2015

Adapted from the novel by Susan Hill author of The Woman in Black, this tense and atmospheric new production is an otherworldly mystery that leaves a terrifying eeriness suspended in the air.

Reduced Shakespeare Company®

Tuesday 5 May

They’ve skewered history, the Bible and the world’s most celebrated playwright, now the Reduced Shakespeare Company tackles the subject it was born to reduce.


Wednesday 6 & Thursday 7 May 2015

Follow our three characters in a carefully crafted story about lives and loves and the social systems they have come to depend upon.

A Night of Queen

Friday 8 May 2015

The Bohemians Live Queen 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.

Sounds of the Glenn Miller Era

Saturday 9 May 2015

Recapture the sounds of a bygone era...

Wizard of Oz

Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 May

Join Dorothy Gale in her whirlwind adventure over the rainbow with friends Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion.

Chas & Dave

Thursday 21 May 2015

Chas & Dave know how to give an audience a good time and due to public demand here they are once more!

Solid Gold 70s

Saturday 23 May 2015

Like 70s music? You’ll love this. Reviving the golden age of pop, it’s the latest live concert show from the creators of the Magic of Motown.

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.

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...

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”...

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.

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

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!