In Events

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

Adam Renton, General Manager Bradford Theatres says: “With the lighter nights on the way, we’re really looking forward to ushering in our summer 2023 season at the four venues under the Bradford Theatres umbrella.

There’s an array of entertaining and exciting shows taking place this summer but we’re especially proud to be hosting the very best in drama at the Alhambra Theatre. This includes the Royal Shakespeare Company with Julius Caesar and the National Theatre production of An Inspector Calls.

In addition to this inspiring and gripping drama, you can also enjoy a range of new and traditional musicals, family/children’s shows, classical music and stand-up comedy.


Royal Shakespeare Company Julius Caesar - Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 May, Alhambra Theatre. Captioned: Thu 4 May 7.30pm, Signed: Fri 5 May 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 6 May 2pm. The Royal Shakespeare Company returns to Bradford with a fast-paced political thriller, directed by Atri Banerjee. Atri was listed in The Stage 25 as one to watch in 2022 and previously won Best Director at The Stage Debut Awards in 2019. His fresh interpretation of Shakespeare’s timeless story forces us all to consider how far we would go for our political principles.

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac - Wednesday 3 May 7.30pm, St George's Hall.

Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band Coronation Concert - Saturday 6 May 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder - Tuesday 9 May 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley. Recommended age 16+.

Image by Mark Douet

An Inspector Calls - Tuesday 9 - Saturday 13 May, Alhambra Theatre. Signed: Thu 11 May 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 13 May 2.30pm.

Winner of 19 major awards and hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, An Inspector Calls has thrilled more than 5 million theatregoers worldwide.When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences. More relevant now than ever, this is a must-see for a whole new generation.

Midge Ure: The Voice and Visions Tour with Band Electronica - Thursday 11 May 8pm, St George’s Hall.

Betty Legs Diamond UK Tour - Friday 12 May 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Ben Portsmouth: This is Elvis - Saturday 13 May 7.30pm, St George’s Hall. Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult.

The Comedy Store - Saturday 13 May 8pm, King’s Hall Ilkley. Recommended age 18+.

The Bootleg Rock Show - Tuesday 16 May 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley.

Carrie Hope Fletcher: An Open Book - Thursday 18 May 7.30pm, St George’s Hall. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18+).

Walter Trout - Thursday 18 May 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley.

Legends of Variety - Thursday 18 May 2pm, Alhambra Theatre. Starring* Anita Harris, Bernie Clifton, The Grumbleweeds, Freddie Davies, Jon Courtenay and Dan Stapleton. Hosted by, special guest star Tommy Cannon. Legends of Variety aims to put good old-school star performers back on the boards and bring you the best of those popular star names we all recall and revere. They are all of a certain vintage but their experience and knowledge gained by years of honing their craft is still a joy to behold. This is a show that is sure to bring back memories of the good old days of the variety circuit and live entertainment. *line-up subject to change.

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra - Friday 19 May 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny 2.0 - Saturday 20 May 8pm, St George’s Hall. Recommended age 16+. SELLING FAST!

An Audience with Liverpool Legends - Thursday 25 May 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

An Evening of Adult Comedy with Billy Pearce - Friday 26 May 7.30pm, St George’s Hall. Recommended age 18+.

Lulu: For The Record - Saturday 27 May 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Dreamcoat Stars - Wednesday 31 May 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

In the Night Garden Live - Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 May, Alhambra Theatre. Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends are back in their fun-filled live show, Igglepiggle’s Busy Day! Join Igglepiggle as he looks for his friends in the Night Garden by following their funny sounds until he finds them all! You’ll see all your favourite characters beautifully brought to life with full-size costumes, magical puppets, and enchanting music. This show lasts just under an hour and your little ones will be amazed when they see a very special visit from the amazing flying Pinky Ponk.


Islands in the Stream - Thursday 1 June 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Northern Live: Do I Love You - Friday 2 June 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

An Audience with Manchester United Legends - Thursday 8 June 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Demon Dentist - Thursday 8 - Sunday 11 June, Alhambra Theatre. Signed: Thu 8 Jun 1.30pm.

Join Alfie and Gabz on this fabulous adventure, as they investigate the strange events happening in their home town! Children are leaving their teeth for the tooth fairy and waking up to find odd things under their pillows! Alfie and Gabz are determined to get to the bottom of the mystery – but no-one could have dreamed what they’ll discover when they come face to face with the demon dentist herself, in this hilarious and thrilling story! Don’t miss this terrific tale from the West End producers of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny and Billionaire Boy, which were both nominated for an Olivier Award! It’s the funniest and most exciting show yet!

Marti Pellow: Pellow Talk - Friday 9 June 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley. SELLING FAST!

The Muslims are Coming - Friday 9 June 7.30pm, The Studio. Recommended age 16+.

Darkside The Pink Floyd Show - Saturday 10 June 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley.

Orchestra of Opera North: Shaken and Stirred The Music of Bond - Saturday 10 June 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Buddy–The Buddy Holly Story - Tuesday 13 - Saturday 17 June, Alhambra Theatre. Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a multi-talented cast of actor-musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his Texas rockabilly beginnings to international stardom and his legendary final performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, before his tragic death at the age of just 22. Featuring two terrific hours of the greatest songs ever written, including That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Rave On, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, Johnny B. Goode, Raining In My Heart, Everyday, Shout and many many more, this show is just Peggy Sue-perb! Book now for one of the most successful Rock & Roll Musicals of all time!

The High Kings XV Tour - Thursday 15 June 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley.

Finlay Christie OK Zoomer - Friday 16 June 8pm, The Studio. Recommended age 18+.

Mrs Kapoor’s Daughter’s Wedding 2 Mauritius - Saturday 17 June 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Simon Evans: The Work of the Devil - Saturday 17 June 8pm, The Studio. Recommended age strictly 14+.

Hello Again: The Neil Diamond Songbook - Saturday 17 June 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley.

Tom Davis: Work in Progress - Saturday 24 June 8pm, The Studio. Recommended age 14+, swearing and adult content. SOLD OUT!

The Verdict - Tuesday 27 June - Saturday 1 July, Alhambra Theatre. Signed: Thu 29 Jun 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 30 Jun 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 1 Jul 2.30pm. Starring Jason Merrells. The powerful bestselling courtroom thriller that inspired a multi Academy Award-Nominated film starring Paul Newman. Frank Galvin is a washed up veteran lawyer and an alcoholic. He is presented with one last chance to redeem himself when he is given an open-and-shut medical malpractice case that no one thinks he can win. Up against the unforgiving medical establishment, he courageously refuses an out of court settlement, believing it is negligence that has condemned a young mother. Smelling a cover up, he instead takes the case and the entire legal system to court...


Sun Records: The Concert - Friday 7 July 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Patel’s Millions - Saturday 8 July 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

P!nk Live featuring Vicky Jackson - Saturday 8 July 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley.

Annie - Monday 10 - Saturday 15 July, Alhambra Theatre. Audio Described: Wed 12 Jul 2pm, Captioned: Thu 13 Jul 7.30pm, Signed: Fri 14 Jul 7.30pm.

The smash-hit West End production of Annie, one of the world’s favourite family musicals, returns to Bradford for one week only. This ‘glorious revival’ (The Times) stars Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood as the tyrannical Miss Hannigan! Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck soon changes when she's chosen to spend a fairy-tale Christmas with famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search for her true family...

Anton Du Beke & Giovanni Pernice - Him & Me! - Wednesday 12 July 7.30pm, St George’s Hall. Recommended age 8+. May contain haze, smoke, pyrotechnics and flashing lights.

An Evening of Burlesque - Friday 14 July 7.30pm, St George’s Hall. Recommended age over 18 advised. Content is subject to change.

Image by Pamela Raith

Heathers The Musical - Tuesday 18 - Saturday 22 July, Alhambra Theatre. Signed: Thu 20 Jul 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 21 Jul 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 22 Jul 2.30pm.

GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS! Following two smash hit West End seasons, a record-breaking run at The Other Palace and winning the WhatsOnStage award for Best New Musical, Heathers The Musical, the black comedy rock musical based on the eponymous 1988 film, embarks on a new national tour. Westerberg High’s Veronica Sawyer is just another nobody dreaming of a better day. But when she joins the beautiful and impossibly cruel Heathers and her dreams of popularity may finally come true, mysterious teen rebel JD teaches her that it might kill to be a nobody, but it is murder being a somebody. Recommended age 14+.

Somewhere The Musical - Tuesday 25 July 7.30pm - Wednesday 26 July 2pm and 7.30pm. St George’s Hall.

Cirque: The Greatest Show! - Thursday 27 July 7.30pm - Friday 28 July 2pm and 7.30pm, St George’s Hall.

Hasbro Stars Live on Stage - Saturday 29 July 12pm and 3.30pm, St George’s Hall.


Iain Matthews Tour - Tuesday 22 August 7.30pm, King’s Hall Ilkley.

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


Alhambra Theatre
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Professional theatre providing classic drama, musicals, ballet, opera, pantomime, international dance and West End tours. 1914 Restaurant - A luxurious and sumptuous new dining experience in a brand new purpose built restaurant.

St George's Hall
St George's Hall Exterior View

The Victorian built St George's Hall is home to a wide range of entertainment bringing the cream of touring music, comedy and variety to the region.

The Studio
A sign for the theatre

The Studio is a small theatre adjacent to the Alhambra Theatre main house.

King's Hall and Winter Gardens
People sat in an audience

The King's Hall and Winter Gardens is a central venue in the town of Ilkley which comprises of a traditional Victorian theatre and adjacent glass roofed spa hall.



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