Family

Beauty and the Beast

Stageworks Worldwide Productions will return to King George’s Hall for their take on the classic tale – Beauty and the Beast.

Sun 10th Dec to
Sun 31st Dec
Start 1.00pm
Concert Hall
 
Club Nights
Soul Night + Live Band: The Marvelettes

Soul Night + Live Band: The Marvelettes

The North West’s longest running Soul Night Out – Now in it’s 23rd Year! Two rooms of magnificent soul presented by the UK’s top DJs

Sat 23rd Sep
Start 9.00pm
Concert Hall & Blakeys
 
Music
Tony Hadley + The Rainband

Tony Hadley + The Rainband

This year Tony is back doing what he loves best…being a solo artist and will be performing extensively throughout the year.  Performing the hits you know plus a few surprises along the way – Backed by full band.

Fri 29th Sep
Doors 7.30pm
Concert Hall
 
Opera and Dance
Tosca

Tosca

Russian State Opera Presents Tosca –  The world’s best loved opera.

Sat 30th Sep
Start 7.30pm
Concert Hall
 
Comedy
Tom Stade

Tom Stade

After a hiatus from the touring scene, get ready for another epic blast of Tom Stade! Direct from the Edinburgh Festival, the Canadian tour-de-force is back with a brand-new show for 2017.

Sat 30th Sep
Doors 7.30pm
Start 8.00pm
Windsor Suite
 
Music
Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers

Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers

Les is back on tour promising a unique voyage back to the 1970s, when The Bay City Rollers’ music became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers.

Sun 1st Oct
Start 7.30pm
Windsor Suite
 
Family
Stick Man

Stick Man

Touching, funny and utterly original, Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man is coming to King George’s Hall!

Fri 6th Oct
Start 1.30pm
Concert Hall
 
Comedy
George’s Comedy Club

George’s Comedy Club

George’s Comedy Club runs on the first Friday of every month! Book early – it always sells out!!!

Fri 6th Oct to
Fri 1st Dec
Start 8.00pm
Windsor Suite
 
Comedy
Sean Kelly and the Stars of Storage Hunters

Sean Kelly and the Stars of Storage Hunters

See the stars of Storage Hunters on stage in the UK together for the first time ever!
A night of stand-up and auction from Sean, T-Money and Green Mile.

Sat 7th Oct
Start 8.00pm
Windsor Suite
 
Comedy
Katherine Ryan

Katherine Ryan

What does Canada’s first woman to have a worldwide Netflix special have in common with Britain’s first woman to have a worldwide Netflix special?  They are both single mothers with too many pets.  And they are both Katherine Ryan.

Fri 13th Oct
Start 8.00pm
Concert Hall
 
Comedy
Rob Brydon

Rob Brydon

Rob Brydon is perhaps best known for the television shows Gavin and Stacey, Would I Lie To You? and The Trip as well as Marion and Geoff, Human Remains, Little Britain, The Rob Brydon Show, Best of Men, Gangster Granny and Q.I.

Sat 14th Oct
Start 8.00pm
Concert Hall
 
Regular Events
Afternoon Variety Show

Afternoon Variety Show

FREE tea/coffee & biscuits at interval included in ticket price!

Wed 18th Oct to
Wed 20th Dec
Start 2.00pm
Windsor Suite
 
Comedy
Joel Dommett

Joel Dommett

One of the UK’s most energetic and exciting comedians returns to the road with his solo show, Joel Dommett: LIVE.

 

Thu 19th Oct
Start 8.00pm
Concert Hall
 
Comedy
Jimeoin – Ridiculous

Jimeoin – Ridiculous

Notorious for being Ridiculous, Jimeoin is internationally acclaimed as one of live comedy’s masters. His brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious stand-up has also made him the undisputed award-winning star of TV shows including ‘Live at the Apollo’ and ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’.

Fri 20th Oct
Start 7.30pm
Windsor Suite
 
Music
That Manchester Night

That Manchester Night

feat..The Clone Roses, Oaces, The Smiths Ltd & Clint Boon

Sat 21st Oct
Doors 7.00pm
Windsor Suite
 
Opera and Dance
Vienna Festival Ballet – Sleeping Beauty

Vienna Festival Ballet – Sleeping Beauty

A classic fairytale set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning choreography, beautiful costumes all combine to portray the struggle between good and evil.

Wed 25th Oct
Doors 6.00pm
Start 7.00pm
Concert Hall
 
Comedy
Dave Spikey

Dave Spikey

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of his comedy career, Dave looks back on his journey from working class kid to Chief Biomedical Scientist to comedy performer.

Thu 26th Oct
Start 7.30pm
Windsor Suite
 
Other Events
Gala Concert Freemasons

Gala Concert Freemasons

An eclectic evening of choral, orchestral and solo music celebrating 300 years of Freemasonry. A gala event with musical favourites for everyone

Sat 28th Oct
Start 7.00pm
Concert Hall
 
Music
The Strawbs

The Strawbs

After their successful acoustic show in Darwen, Dave now brings the full Strawbs experience to Blackburn.

Sat 28th Oct
Start 8.15pm
Windsor Suite
 
Music
Rick Wakeman

Rick Wakeman

Currently celebrating his 50th year as a professional musician, keyboard player, songwriter and broadcaster.

Thu 2nd Nov
Doors 7.00pm
Concert Hall
 
Classical
The Hallé

The Hallé

Mozart and Mahler is a combination made in heaven. Ryan Wigglesworth begins his return to Blackburn at the keyboard, before stepping once more onto the podium.

Fri 10th Nov
Start 7.30pm
Concert Hall
 
Music
The Lancashire Hotpots

The Lancashire Hotpots

Musical comedy maestros The Lancashire Hotpots are ten years old and to celebrate they’re  playing their debut album “Never Mind The Hotpots” in its entirety.

Sat 11th Nov
Doors 7.00pm
Windsor Suite
 
Music
The Stylistics

The Stylistics

The Stylistics remain the real deal, fabulously entertaining and musically breathtaking, plying everyone with the hits that made them a household name.   It’s a show not to be missed!

Mon 13th Nov
Start 7.30pm
Concert Hall
 
Family
Sister Act Live Choir

Sister Act Live Choir

See the brilliant film ‘Sister Act’ on a huge screen whilst a live 35-piece gospel choir and band accompany the on-screen nuns sing hit songs from the film!

Sat 18th Nov
Start 7.30pm
Concert Hall
 
Comedy
Jason Manford – Work in Progress

Jason Manford – Work in Progress

Jason Manford, is back with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018, which promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit.

Tue 21st Nov
Start 7.30pm
Concert Hall
 
Music
Absolute Bowie

Absolute Bowie

Absolute Bowie deliver an energetic performance, celebrating the life and music of the legendary David Bowie.

Fri 24th Nov
Doors 7.00pm
Windsor Suite
 
Music
The Darkness

The Darkness

The Darkness will once again be showcasing their trademark mix of relentless rifferama, effortless haute couture, ridiculously loud noises and bright things that flash on and off when they play their first Blackburn show this Autumn.

Sat 25th Nov
Doors 7.00pm
Concert Hall
 
Comedy
Justin Moorhouse

Justin Moorhouse

A little slimmer but still as “belly laugh funny” (Manchester Evening News), everyone’s favourite northern charmer Justin Moorhouse is back on the road and better than ever

Sun 26th Nov
Start 7.30pm
Windsor Suite
 
Music
Shed Seven

Shed Seven

Shed Seven have announced news of their first studio album in 16 years alongside their biggest ever UK tour.

Mon 4th Dec
Doors 7.00pm
Concert Hall
 
Music
Atomic Blondie

Atomic Blondie

Cardiff based Atomic Blondie, formed in 2006 are the UK’s leading Blondie tribute band.

Fri 8th Dec
Doors 7.30pm
Windsor Suite
 
Music
Electro 80’s

Electro 80’s

Electro 80’s (Also Known As: E80) are a 1980’s Electronica Tribute band from the North West of England.

Fri 15th Dec
Doors 7.30pm
Windsor Suite
 
Music
George Michael Legacy

George Michael Legacy

Featuring international George Michael tribute Wayne Dilks and his 8 piece band. A musical journey of 35 years of hit records, from Wham to his solo career

Sat 16th Dec
Start 7.30pm
Windsor Suite
 
Music
The Soul Convicts

The Soul Convicts

Fresh from their support slot with Madness, come and party with the slickest Soul and funk band around and party into Christmas.

Fri 22nd Dec
Doors 7.30pm
Windsor Suite
 
Music
Slade UK

Slade UK

Since arriving on the tribute scene Slade UK have left fans open mouthed with the accuracy of their show.

Sat 23rd Dec
Doors 7.30pm
Windsor Suite
 
Classical
The Hallé

The Hallé

For the Hallé, early January means it’s time to visit Vienna, or rather to bring Viennese favourites to England’s North-West!

Fri 12th Jan
Start 7.30pm
Concert Hall
 
Comedy
Jason Manford – Muddle Class

Jason Manford – Muddle Class

‘Muddle Class’ promises to feature a wealth of new material about Jason growing up ‘working class’ then finding, over the years, that part of him has become ‘middle class’ – causing much confusion!

Fri 26th Jan and
Thu 14th Jun
Start 7.30pm
Concert Hall
 
Family
American Wrestling

American Wrestling

A Great family night out.

Sat 3rd Feb
Start 7.30pm
Concert Hall
 
Classical
Manchester Camerata

Manchester Camerata

Manchester Camerata return to the series with Mendelssohn’s impression of Scotland and Tine Thing Helseth plays two favourites of the trumpet repertoire: by Hummel and Haydn.

Fri 2nd Mar
Start 7.30pm
Concert Hall
 
Music
Anarchy Night

Anarchy Night

Relive the famous 1976 Anarchy Tour that very nearly didn’t happen!

Sat 17th Mar
Doors 7.30pm
Windsor Suite
 
Comedy
Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey

Larks in Transit is a compendium of travelers’ tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bill Bailey tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness.

Mon 19th Mar
Start 8.00pm
Concert Hall
 
Comedy
Russell Brand * 2018 Show*

Russell Brand * 2018 Show*

Following a series of sold-out preview shows in November and December 2016, Russell Brand announces a new stand-up tour of UK and Ireland.

Thu 5th Apr
Start 8.00pm
Concert Hall
 
Comedy
Milton Jones

Milton Jones

Milton Jones is Out There. No, really out there and this time he hasn’t just forgotten his keys. He’s holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it, which means its probably just a window.

Sat 14th Apr
Start 8.00pm
Concert Hall
 
Classical
The Hallé

The Hallé

Jonathon Heyward, winner of the prestigious Besançon Competition in 2015, and Assistant Conductor at the Hallé, makes his Blackburn debut with three cornerstones of the classical repertoire.

Fri 11th May
Start 7.30pm
Concert Hall
 
Comedy
Daliso Chaponda

Daliso Chaponda

Britain’s Got Talent and Amanda Holden’s golden buzzer act comedian Daliso Chaponda has announced his debut stand up tour for 2018 entitled ‘What The African Said…’.

Thu 7th Jun
Start 8.00pm
Windsor Suite
 
Comedy
Sarah Millican – Control Enthusiast

Sarah Millican – Control Enthusiast

Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she’s a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see?
Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday? Then so are you!

Sat 16th Jun
Start 8.00pm
Concert Hall