In Events

Bradford Theatres are delighted to announce the Spring 2023 season which is packed with musicals, dance, music and top names in comedy and entertainment.

Adam Renton, General Manager Bradford Theatres says: “I hope you are looking forward to our spring 2023 season, with an array of entertaining and exciting shows taking place at our venues. If you haven’t booked already, there is still time to get your tickets for this year’s spectacular pantomime, Jack & The Beanstalk which is a highlight of the festive season. Featuring a talented cast and incredible special effects, it is sure to be great fun for all.

It’s very exciting to see so much world-class dance coming to our venues in spring, including: Rambert’s Peaky Blinders, Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, Dada Masilo’s The Sacrifice (a UK premiere) presented by Dance Consortium, Tap Factory, Giovanni Pernice, Johannes Radebe, and Northern Ballet’s Ugly Duckling for younger audiences.

Plus, you can choose from a range of new and traditional musicals, opera and classical music, high quality drama, as well as the best in music, comedy and family/children’s shows. It’s been wonderful to see so many of you continuing to visit our venues over the last year and I look forward to extending our usual warm welcome when you visit Bradford Theatres.


December

Jack and The Beanstalk - Saturday 10 December 2022 - Sunday 22 January 2023, Alhambra Theatre Signed: Thu 15 Dec 2pm & Sun 15 Jan 5pm, Audio Described: Thu 5 Jan 2pm & 7.15pm, Captioned: Sun 8 Jan 5pm, Relaxed: Tue 10 Jan 6pm.

Fe-fi-fo-fum, a giant of a panto your way comes! Starring Bradford panto legend Billy Pearce as Farmer Billy, Emmerdale star and King of the Jungle Danny Miller as Jack and Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK runner-up Divina De Campo as The Spirit of the Beans, this magical adventure follows our hero Jack, who along with his family, fights to outwit the evil giant and win riches beyond his wildest dreams.


January

Hallé New Year Viennese Celebration - Sunday 8 January 3pm, St George’s Hall.

Hey Duggee - The Live Theatre Show - Thursday 12 - Sunday 15 January, St George’s Hall. Thu/Fri 10:30am, Sat/Sun 10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm

The Best of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Thursday 19 January 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Rob Newman Live on Stage - Friday 20 January 7.30pm, King's Hall Ilkley. Recommended age 14+

Steve Steinman’s Vampire’s Rock Ghost Train - Friday 20 January 7:30pm, St George’s Hall.

Buttershaw St Paul’s AODS presents Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - Wednesday 25 - Saturday 28 January Eves 7:15pm & Sat matinee 2.15pm, St George’s Hall.

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Rambert Dance in Peaky Blinders The Redemption of Thomas Shelby - Wednesday 25 - Saturday 28 January, Alhambra Theatre. Audio Described: Thu 26 Jan 7:30pm. Recommended age 15+

This new dance theatre event, firmly rooted in the world of Peaky Blinders, is written by the creator of the global hit television series. The performance features dazzling, athletic dance and stunning dramatisation, with an iconic eclectic Peaky soundtrack, and a live on-stage band.


February

Spirit of the Dance 21st Anniversary Tour - Wednesday 1 February 7:30pm, St George’s Hall.

Come What May - Starring Robin Windsor - Thursday 2 February 7:30pm, St George’s Hall.

Lost in Music: One Night at the Disco - Friday 3 February 7:30pm, St George’s Hall. Sing-a-long-a-Encanto - Saturday 4 February 1pm, St George’s Hall.

The Bodyguard - Tuesday 7 - Saturday 11 February, Alhambra Theatre. Signed: Thu 9 Feb 7:30pm, Captioned: Fri 10 Feb 7:30pm, Audio Described: Sat 11 Feb 2:30pm

The international, award-winning smash-hit musical The Bodyguard is back! Starring Pussycat Doll, and multi-platinum Grammy nominated Melody Thornton* as Rachel Marron. Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don't expect is to fall in love. * Melody Thornton will perform the role of ‘Rachel Marron’ at all evening performances only. Cast and performance schedule subject to change without notice.

Fastlove: The George Michael Tribute - Friday 10 February 7:30pm, St George’s Hall. Circus Spectacular! - Monday 13 February 3pm, St George’s Hall.

Queen Extravaganza - Wednesday 15 February 7:30pm, St George’s Hall.

Tom Houghton: Absolute Shambles - Wednesday 15 February 7:30pm, The Studio. Recommended age 14+. Latecomers not admitted.

Lucy Porter: Wake Up Call - Thursday 16 February 8pm, King’s Hall Ilkley. Recommended age 16+

My Dear Old Things, An Evening with Henry Blofeld - Friday 17 February 7:30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley.

Calling Planet Earth - Saturday 18 February 7:30pm, St George’s Hall.

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty - Tuesday 21 - Saturday 25 February, Alhambra Theatre. Audio Described: Sat 25 Feb 2:30pm. Recommended age 8+

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty reawakens, Celebrating 10 years since its premiere at Sadler's Wells. Now established as a firm favourite in the New Adventures repertoire, the award-winning Sleeping Beauty has enchanted international audiences throughout the UK and across the globe. With an unforgettable score, sumptuous sets and costumes, evocative lighting and masterly storytelling, the beloved fairy tale is brought to life by the uniquely talented New Adventures company. Get ready to be transported in time from the halcyon days of the late Edwardian era through to the modern day in this dazzling gothic romance.

Tap Factory: 10th Anniversary Tour - Tuesday 21 February 7:30pm, St George’s Hall.

Luther - Friday 24 February 7:30pm, St George’s Hall.

The Chicago Blues Brothers - Saturday 25 February 7:30pm, St George’s Hall.

The Story of Guitar Heroes - Saturday 25 February 7:30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley.


March

Hallé - Friday 3 March 7:30pm, St George’s Hall.

The Little Mermaid Drag Panto - Saturday 4 March 8pm, St George’s Hall. Recommended age 13+

Looking For Me Friend - Saturday 4 March 7:30pm, The Studio. The music of Victoria Wood

Frankie Boyle Lap of Shame - Tuesday 7 March 7:00pm, St George’s Hall. Age restriction 16+

Rock of Ages - Tuesday 7 - Saturday 11 March, Alhambra Theatre. Signed: Thu 9 March 7:30pm, Captioned: Fri 10 March 7:30pm, Audio Described: 2:30pm. Recommended age 12+

The West End and Broadway smash hit musical is back! Rock of Ages is the hilarious musical comedy starring Coronation Street’s Kevin Kennedy as Bourbon Room owner Dennis Dupree. Lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems, including Don’t Stop Believin’, We Built This City, The Final Countdown, Wanted Dead or Alive, Here I Go Again, Can’t Fight This Feeling and I Want To Know What Love Is all played loud and proud by an awesome live band.

Psychic Sally - Wednesday 8 March 7:30pm, St George’s Hall. The show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment.

Troy Hawke: Sigmund Troy’d - Friday 10 March 8pm, King’s Hall Ilkley. Recommended age 18+

Eshaan Akbar: The Pretender - Friday 10 March 8pm, The Studio. Recommended 14+. Latecomers not admitted.

The Comedy Store - Saturday 11 March 8pm, King’s Hall Ilkley. Recommended age 18+

The Classic Rock Show - Saturday 11 March 7:30pm, St George’s Hall.

Dada Masilo’s The Sacrifice - Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 March, The Alhambra Theatre. Recommended age 12+ (contains partial nudity)

South Africa’s award-winning Dada Masilo wowed critics and audiences with her stunning re-imagining of Giselle in 2019. Now back by popular demand, Masilo and her company of incredible dancers return with the UK premiere of The Sacrifice. Featuring live music on stage, The Sacrifice is inspired by Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, combining the European heritage of this monumental piece of music with the uniquely rhythmic and expressive movements of ‘Tswana’, the traditional dance of Botswana. Rooted in story-telling and healing ritual, Masilo and her dancers deliver an exhilarating performance that will transport you through a journey of emotions.

Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Com 1 - Wednesday 15 March 7:30pm, The Studio. Recommended age 14+. Latecomers not admitted

La Bohème, Madama Butterfly & Aida - Thursday 16 - Saturday 18 March, Alhambra Theatre.

Senbla presents Opera International's award-winning Ellen Kent Production of Puccini's La Bohème, Puccini's Madama Butterfly and Verdi's Aida featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv, with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra. All operas will be sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Danny Baker: At Last…The Sausage Sandwich Tour - Friday 17 March 7:30pm, St George’s Hall. Recommended age 14+

The Shawshank Redemption - Monday 20 - Saturday 25 March, Alhambra Theatre. Recommended age 12+ Signed: Thu 23 Mar 7:30pm, Captioned: Fri 24 Mar 7:30pm, Audio Described: Sat 25 Mar 2:30pm Despite protests of his innocence, Andy Dufresne is handed a double life sentence for the brutal murder of his wife and her lover. Based on Stephen King’s 1982 novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, this thrilling stage production examines desperation, injustice, friendship and hope behind the claustrophobic bars of a maximum security facility.

Simon Brodkin: Screwed Up - Thursday 23 March 8pm, King’s Hall Ilkley. Recommended age 14+

Black Dyke Band - Friday 24 March 7:30pm, St George’s Hall. Recommended age 14+

Showaddywaddy 50th Anniversary Tour - Saturday 25 March 7:30pm, St George’s Hall.

Strictly Ballroom The Musical - Monday 27 March - Saturday 1 April, Alhambra Theatre. Recommended age 12+. Signed: Thu 30 Mar 7:30pm, Captioned: Fri 31 Mar 7:30pm, Audio Described: Sat 1 Apr 2:30pm

Strictly Ballroom The Musical, based on the award-winning world-wide film phenomenon, will be foxtrotting into the Alhambra Theatre starring Strictly Come Dancing’s Kevin Clifton! Directed by dancer, choreographer, theatre director and Britain’s favourite TV Judge, Craig Revel Horwood.

Dick & Dom in da Bungalow Live! 20th Anniversary Tour - Thursday 30 March 7:30pm, St George’s Hall.


April

Paul Young: Behind the Lens - Saturday 1 April 7:30pm, St George’s Hall.

Giovanni Pernice: Made in Italy - Monday 3 April, 7:30pm, St George’s Hall. Recommended age 8+

National Theatre’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Tuesday 4 - Saturday 8 April, Alhambra Theatre Signed: Thu 6 Apr 7:30pm, Captioned: Fri 7 Apr 7:30pm, Audio Described: Sat 8 Apr 2:30pm. Recommended age: 12+

Returning to his childhood home, a man finds himself standing beside the pond of the old Sussex farmhouse where he used to play. He’s transported back to his 12th birthday, when his remarkable friend Lettie claimed it wasn't a pond, but an ocean – a place where everything is possible. Plunged into a magical world, the friends must reckon with ancient and destructive forces threatening their very survival. A gripping tale of friendship, fantasy and imagination – don’t miss your chance to see this thrilling five-star adaptation.

Thank You For The Music - Thursday 6 April 7:45pm, King’s Hall Ilkley

Northern Ballet presents Ugly Duckling - Saturday 8 April 2pm & 4pm, St George’s Hall. Suitable for children aged 3+.

Judy & Liza - Saturday 8 April 7:30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley.

The King and I - Tuesday 11 - Saturday 15 April, Alhambra Theatre. Signed: Thu 13 Apr 7:30pm, Captioned: Fri 14 Apr 7:30pm, Audio Described: Sat 15 Apr 2:30pm

The multi-award-winning Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I comes to Bradford, following its critically-acclaimed sold out season at the London Palladium. The greatest musical from the golden age of musicals features a company of over 50 world-class performers and a full-scale orchestra. A celebration of the lavish heritage and the very best in romantic musical theatre from an unparalleled multi-award-winning creative team.

DMA’s How Many Dreams Tour - Thursday 13 April 8pm, St George’s Hall. No under 14s, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Dinosaur Adventure Live - Friday 14 April 2pm & 4:30pm, St George’s Hall.

The Simon & Garfunkel Story - Friday 14 April 7:30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley.

Babatunde Aléshé: Babahood - Friday 14 April 8pm, The Studio. Recommended age 14+. Latecomers not admitted.

The Magic of Motown - Saturday 15 April 7:30pm, St George’s Hall.

Gordon Buchanan: 30 Years in the Wild The Anniversary Tour - Saturday 15 April 7:30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley

Suzi Ruffell - Snappy - Saturday 15 April 8pm - The Studio

The SpongeBob Musical - Tuesday 18 - Saturday 22 April, Alhambra Theatre. Signed: Thu 20 Apr 7pm, Captioned: Fri 21 Apr 7pm, Audio Described: Sat 22 April 2:30pm

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea and became the hottest star on Broadway? Why, it's SpongeBob and now he’s getting ready to entertain and delight audiences all over the UK, in this brilliant, bright, hilarious and brand-new musical production. Prepare to plunge into this stunning all-singing, all-dancing, dynamic stage show as SpongeBob and his friends in Bikini Bottom face the total destruction of their undersea world.

Tim Vine: Breeeep! - Thursday 20 April 7:30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley.

Johannes Radabe: Freedom Unleashed - Thursday 20 April 7:30pm, St George’s Hall.

The Magical Music of Harry Potter - Friday 21 April 7:30pm, St George’s Hall.

Seven Drunken Nights - Tuesday 25 April 7:30pm, St George’s Hall.

Test Match Live Special: The Ashes - Wednesday 26 April 7:30pm, St George’s Hall.

Paul Smith: Joker - Friday 28 April 7:30pm, St George’s Hall. Age restriction 16+

Emmanuel Sonubi: Emancipated – Friday 28 April 7:30pm, The Studio. Recommended age 14+

Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra with Bradford Festival Choral Society - Saturday 29 April 7:30pm, St George’s Hall.

Hal Cruttenden: It’s Best You Hear it from Me - Saturday 29 April 7:30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley. Recommended age 14+


To book for all of these shows please contact the Box Office on 01274 432000 or visit our website: bradford-theatres.co.uk (Booking fees apply)

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