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 4th May to
Fri 1st Mar
Start 8.00pm
Windsor Suite
 
Family
Sarah and Duck

Sarah and Duck

The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life in a brand-new stage show, featuring the wonderful characters from the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies show.

Sat 5th May
Start 2.00pm
Concert Hall
 
Music
The Bluetones

The Bluetones

The Bluetones make a slight return with their 2018 Decade tour

Thu 10th May
Doors 7.30pm
Windsor Suite
 
Classical Music and Opera
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
 
Exhibitions and Fairs
The National Festival of Making

The National Festival of Making

The National Festival of Making returns to Blackburn this year for the second time. An opportunity to see, make and do as the festival takes over the streets with music, markets, street food, art, performance, tours, talks and making experiences for everyone.

Sat 12th May and
Sun 13th May
Doors 11.00am
Start 11.00am
Concert Hall
 
Music
James

James

James are proud to announce they will embark on a seven date UK tour in May. The tour will see the group re-visit venues across the country not played by the band for many years, giving fans the chance to see them in unique and intimate surroundings.

Sat 19th May
Doors 7.00pm
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
Jason Manford

Jason Manford

He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit

Thu 14th Jun
Start 7.30pm
Concert Hall
 
Community
Last Choir Singing Final

Last Choir Singing Final

Come and watch our Lancashire children sing their hearts out in the County Final of the ‘Last Choir Singing’ competition 2018!

Fri 15th Jun
Doors 5.15pm
Start 6.00pm
Concert Hall
 
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 and
Sun 17th Jun
Start 8.00pm
Concert Hall
 
Music
The Westenders

The Westenders

Delivered with style and panache, this exceptional cast accompanied on stage by their fantastic band, perform a huge selection of your favorite songs from the World’s Greatest Musicals.

Fri 22nd Jun
Doors 7.30pm
Windsor Suite
 
Music
Chas & Dave

Chas & Dave

The Rockney Legends return in 2018!

Sat 23rd Jun
Start 7.45pm
Concert Hall
 
Dance
Dance Talent Studio: Showtime 2018

Dance Talent Studio: Showtime 2018

Dance Talent Studio Presents: Showtime 2018 This is me!

Sun 8th Jul 2018: Start 1pm & 5.30pm 

Concert Hall
 
Music
Roy Orbison and the Travelling Wilburys

Roy Orbison and the Travelling Wilburys

This is a tribute show to 5 great legends, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynn, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty

Fri 13th Jul
Start 7.30pm
Windsor Suite
 
Music
Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

A welcome return for one of our personal 2017 highlight shows here at King George’s Hall. We are delighted to welcome back Jools and his Orchestra as part of his 2018 tour.

Sat 14th Jul
Doors 7.00pm
Concert Hall
 
Family
Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales

Four terrific tales – one superb show! Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colorful characters.

Thu 2nd Aug
Start 1.30pm
Concert Hall
 
Spoken Word
An Evening with Ant Middleton

An Evening with Ant Middleton

Come and join us for ‘An Evening with Ant Middleton’ where he will be sharing his life story and talking about his time in the British Forces.

Thu 6th Sep
Start 7.30pm
Concert Hall
 
Music
Russell Watson

Russell Watson

Following a series of sell-out performances in 2015-16, the UK’s best-selling classical crossover artist returns to the stage with his brand-new show Canzoni d’Amore.

Fri 21st Sep
Start 7.30pm
Concert Hall
 
Club Nights
Wigan Casino 45th – Soul All Nighter

Wigan Casino 45th – Soul All Nighter

Soul All Nighter – 2 room celebration

Sat 22nd Sep
Start 9.00pm
Concert Hall and Windsor Suite
 
Comedy
Kumarsutra

Kumarsutra

Kumar is hailed as one of South East Asia’s most iconic and respected performing artists and a brilliant stand-up comedian. In the past two decades, Kumar has proven to be a multi-talented performer, entertaining millions as a comedian, TV host, actor, dancer, director and author.

Thu 27th Sep
Start 8.00pm
Windsor Suite
 
Music
Michael Starring Ben

Michael Starring Ben

Take a journey back in time as we remember the man, the music, the magic, Michael.

Fri 12th Oct
Start 7.30pm
Windsor Suite
 
Music
The Proclaimers

The Proclaimers

The Proclaimers have carved out a niche for themselves in the netherworld where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide.

Sat 13th Oct
Doors 6.45pm
Start 7.30pm
Concert Hall
 
Music
ABBAMANIA

ABBAMANIA

Europe’s leading ABBA tribute, Abbamania, continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performance live on stage.

Sun 14th Oct
Doors 7.00pm
Windsor Suite
 
Music
The Three Degrees + Richie Sampson

The Three Degrees + Richie Sampson

The Three Degrees are well known for their soulful voices, beautiful gowns, and fabulous stage shows.

Thu 18th Oct
Doors 7.00pm
Concert Hall
 
Music
Fleetwood Bac

Fleetwood Bac

FLEETWOOD BAC are the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, the only Mac tribute to authentically replicate the classic ‘Rumours’ line-up.

Sat 20th Oct
Doors 7.30pm
Start 8.00pm
Windsor Suite
 
Comedy
Stewart Francis

Stewart Francis

The star of ‘Mock the Week’, ‘Live at the Apollo’ and ‘Crackerjack’ embarks on a brand-new show, in this, his last tour EVER! See him before he heads off… into the Punset.

Sun 21st Oct
Start 8.00pm
Windsor Suite
 
Family
Ministry of Science Live

Ministry of Science Live

WARNING!  WARNING100% Educational.  200% Entertaining.  300% Explosive400% Fun.

This is a public safety announcement…..Please keep your head firmly on your shoulders, and your arms, legs and feet inside the ride at all times – Ministry of Science Live is about to explode onto the stage!

Wed 24th Oct
Start 2.00pm
Concert Hall
 
Dance
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Thu 25th Oct
Doors 6.15pm
Start 7.00pm
Concert Hall
 
Music
From The Jam

From The Jam

From The Jam is comprised of legendary former ‘The Jam’ bassist Bruce Foxton, vocalist & guitarist Russell Hastings, drummer Mike Randon, and Andy Fairclough on Hammond and piano.

Sat 27th Oct
Doors 7.00pm
Windsor Suite
 
Comedy
Joe Lycett

Joe Lycett

Pop in and see Joe Lycett on his brand new stand-up tour, where he’ll be sharing jokes, paintings and some of the pathetic internet trolling he’s been up to recently.

Thu 1st Nov
Start 8.00pm
Concert Hall
 
Music
Fastlove – A Tribute To George Michael

Fastlove – A Tribute To George Michael

Get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in the all new production, Fastlove – A tribute to George Michael.

Sat 3rd Nov
Start 7.30pm
Concert Hall
 
Comedy
Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lumley

The legendary Joanna Lumley will embark on her first ever live tour, ‘It’s all about me’, in autumn 2018.

Wed 7th Nov
Start 7.30pm
Concert Hall
 
Music
You Win Again

You Win Again

Direct from London’s West End, You Win Again – Celebrating The Music of The Bee Gees.

Thu 8th Nov
Doors 6.30pm
Start 7.30pm
Windsor Suite
 
Music
The Mersey Beatles

The Mersey Beatles

The band’s Get Back Tour will play the same towns, cities and historic venues the original Fab Four rocked in the 1960s.

Fri 9th Nov
Doors 7.00pm
Start 7.30pm
Windsor Suite
 
Comedy
Dane Baptiste

Dane Baptiste

Fresh from hosting Live at the Apollo and another total sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Dane Baptiste brings his third smash hit show on national tour.

Fri 23rd Nov
Start 8.00pm
Windsor Suite
 
Family
Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

2018 will see Stageworks Worldwide Productions return with Sleeping Beauty

More information coming soon…

Concert Hall
 
Family
American Wrestling

American Wrestling

The world’s greatest family show returns to Britain’s best wrestling venue.

Sat 2nd Feb
Start 7.30pm
Concert Hall
 
Music
The Magic of Motown

The Magic of Motown

Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town!

Sat 9th Mar
Doors 7.00pm
Concert Hall