What’s On

Sing! Dance! Act! - Fairytales & Fables

Friday 1 & Saturday 2 July

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.

Bat Boy The Musical

Wednesday 6 - Saturday 9 July

Off-Broadway smash hit musical comedy-horror show Bat Boy The Musical comes to Theatre Royal Wakefield.

Dance Dynamics

Monday 11 & Tuesday 12 July

G-Force Dance Academy’s cast of talented dancers aged 5 to 18 are proud to present their summer show 2016.

Bringing on Back the 60s

Wednesday 13 July

Europe’s leading 60s revivalists The New Amen Corner perform the million-selling hits that made the 1960s the most prolific decade in musical history.

The Laramie Project

Friday 15 & Saturday 16 July

“...let’s show the world that Laramie is not this kind of town. If it wasn’t this kind of town, then why did this happen here?”

Part I - The Fall & Rise

Thursday 11 - Saturday 20 August

In this striking new production by Theatre Royal Wakefield, The Wakefield Mysteries – a series of plays written by the city’s guilds in the middle ages to tell the story of the bible – are given a 21st century kick.

Part II - The Price of Love

Thursday 11 - Saturday 20 August

In this striking new production by Theatre Royal Wakefield, The Wakefield Mysteries – a series of plays written by the city’s guilds in the middle ages to tell the story of the bible – are given a 21st century kick.

Wellbeing Workshop

Wednesday 17 August

Theatre Royal Wakefield and Samaritans host a one-off workshop to discover more about our emotional health and wellbeing.

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!

This Might Hurt

Wednesday 14 - Saturday 17 September

When tough actor Jack Skipton returns from filming to care for his ageing aunt, he has no idea what he is letting himself in for.

The Stones

Thursday 22 September

The Stones bring to the stage all the energy and excitement of a live Rolling Stones concert.

On Tour With Elvis

Saturday 24 September

Michael King's On Tour With Elvis is without doubt the UK's authoritative touring Elvis show

Bedroom Farce

Tuesday 27 September - Saturday 1 October

Three bedrooms and four couples make for one chaotic night!

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.

Tony Christie

Sunday 9 October

UK chart topper and much loved musician Tony Christie brings his Golden Anniversary Tour to Wakefield.

Rich Hall

Tuesday 11 October

Rich Hall, BBC Four documentary star and regular on Live at the Apollo and Have I Got News For You, comes to Wakefield with his latest hilarious stand-up show.

Russell Kane

Wednesday 12 October

In this brand new show, Russell Kane unleashes another blisteringly funny, award-winning stand-up performance about growing up and growing down.

The Magic of Motown

Thursday 13 October

Join the party as this scintillating show celebrates its 10th birthday.

Joe McElderry

Friday 14 October

Joe McElderry embarks on his own Northern Light Tour, a stripped back acoustic show incorporating some of Joe's own penned songs and audience favourites too.

The Magic of The Beatles

Saturday 15 October

Join the authoritative Beatles live concert show, celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' Yesterday!

Music for an Autumn Evening

Saturday 15 October

The Carr Recorder Consort together with the Be Sharp Madrigal singers present a selection of Music for an Autumn Evening at Chantry Chapel.

The King & I

Tuesday 18 - Saturday 22 October

Set against a dazzling and exotic backdrop with spectacular orchestration and stunning costumes, The King & I is the moving story of Anna, an American governess, who tries to help an Eastern king to come to terms with the modern world.

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!

Big Girls Don't Cry

Friday 28 October

Oh what a night awaits for all music fans...

The Life and Music of Jim Reeves

Saturday 29 October

Al Grant presents a unique insight into the life and music of the legendary singer Jim Reeves.

The Unique Komedy Ukulele Orchestra

Tuesday 1 November

After three hugely successful European tours, The Unique Komedy Ukulele Orchestra return home to the UK with their totally unique vocal harmony blend.

Seriously Dead

Wednesday 2 & Thursday 3 November

Billy Pearce, Crissy Rock and Frazer Hines star in this brand new comedy play that will have you dying with laughter!

Ultimate Bowie

Friday 4 November

Ultimate Bowie pays tribute to the work of global superstar David Bowie in a show that is visually stunning and vocally impressive.

Dad's Army

Tuesday 8 - Saturday 12 November

Join Captain Mainwaring and his plucky platoon of geriatrics, as they defend Walmington-on-Sea against the perils of German U-boats and women recruits, whilst demonstrating the dangers of Morris Dancing!

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.

Christmas Brass

Sunday 11 December

Start your Christmas season off with this festive favourite, returning to Theatre Royal Wakefield for another year.

The Empty Nesters' Club

Wednesday 25 January - Saturday 4 February 2017

John Godber invites you to join Vicky Barret for the inaugural meeting of The Empty Nesters' Club. If your children have left home and the nest is empty, this is the group for you!

Rock Icons

Wednesday 15 February 2017

Rock Icons is an all new energetic live music show that will take you on a journey through the eras and evolution of rock and classic rock.

The Jungle Book

Friday 17 February, 2017

Calling Wolf-cubs everywhere, Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book is getting the Oddsocks treatment!