Exterior view of the Alhambra Theatre.

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The Alhambra Theatre is the jewel in the crown of Bradford. Built in 1914 and refurbished in 1986 with stunning results.

Today, the Alhambra is regarded as the North's premier touring venue and hosts the best in large scale entertainment from ballet and opera to variety and comedy, musicals, drama and, of course, the annual pantomime.

Regular visits are made from prestigious companies such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, Northern Ballet, Disney Theatrical, the National Theatre, Matthew Bourne's New Adventures and David Ian Productions.

Enjoy a pre-theatre meal at the sumptuous Restaurant 1914 or upgrade your booking for any Alhambra Theatre show and gain access to the VIP Laidler Room.

The facilities of the building and high quality of the programme ensure that the Alhambra Theatre is popular with patrons throughout the region as well as being a source of pride in Bradford.

TMA National Award Winners 2009 for Most Welcoming Theatre.

Bradford Theatres welcome people with access requirements. If you require specific assistance or advice in advance of your visit, please contact our House Managers on 01274 432375. Or please ask for a copy of our leaflet, Access to Bradford Theatres.

Wheelchair access
There are six wheelchair spaces at the Alhambra. Level access via Great Horton Road for the Alhambra. Please let us know if your requirements at the time of booking. Wheelchair accessible toilets are available at the Alhambra.

Hearing enhancement
The auditoria at the Alhambra and St George's Hall are equipped with infa-red audio systems. Headsets available from confectionary kiosks.

Signed / Captioned performances for deaf / hoh patrons.
There are sign language interpreted performances and captioned performances at stated shows. Our Minicom Number is 01274 305592 or fax your booking on 01274 431033.

Visually impared
There are audio described performances at stated shows. Brochures are available in large print and Braille. Call 01274 432375.

Guide dogs are welcome.

View AccessAble’s Access Guide to find out about this venue’s accessibility. The guide contains detailed, accurate information which has been put together following a visit to the venue by one of AccessAble’s trained surveyors (link opens in a new window).

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Events

Friday, 9th September 2022 - Saturday, 1st October 2022

My Fair LadyMy Fair LadyThe Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning production of My Fair Lady comes to the Alhambra Theatre. This sumptuous production is a truly loverly way to celebrate the theatre scene back in bloom!
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Tuesday, 11th October 2022 - Tuesday, 11th October 2022

An Evening With Michael BallAn Evening With Michael BallSpend a magical evening with musical theatre star and Olivier Award winner Michael Ball in conversation as he celebrates the publication of his debut novel, The Empire, with a limited run of live dates. This promises to be a thoroughly entertaining, moving, and delightful evening in true Michael…
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Friday, 14th October 2022 - Saturday, 15th October 2022

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo.Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte CarloFor almost 50 years, the all-male comedy ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (affectionately known as “The Trocks”) have been delighting audiences of all ages at sell-out performances featuring their fabulous sense of fun and their flawless dance. Programme: Le Lac des Cygnes…
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Monday, 17th October 2022 - Saturday, 22nd October 2022

Joseph And The Technicolour DreamcoatJoseph And The Amazing Technicolour DreamcoatThe sensational brand-new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford from Monday 17 – Saturday 22 October 2022.
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Tuesday, 25th October 2022 - Saturday, 29th October 2022

The Cher ShowThe Cher ShowSix decades of stardom, over a hundred million records sold. Legend, icon, Queen. She is Cher and this is her show. Cher the love and believe again!
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Tuesday, 1st November 2022 - Saturday, 5th November 2022

SixSixWinner of the 2022 Whatsonstage Award for Best West End Show with a Gold-Disk winning album, this sell-out Tudor take-off has ‘an incredibly strong and powerful message’ (The Australian) and is ‘pure entertainment’ (The New York Times). From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry…
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Tuesday, 8th November 2022 - Saturday, 12th November 2022

Saturday Night FeverSaturday Night FeverFollow the story of Tony Manero as he embarks on a reckless yet thrilling road to dancing success. It’s a homage to the 1977 John Travolta classic film with more drama, more music, and hot new choreography which is sure to have you dancing in the aisles. Featuring songs from the best-selling…
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Tuesday, 8th November 2022 - Saturday, 12th November 2022

The Da Vinci CodeThe Da Vinci CodeThe curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered, and alongside his body are a series of baffling codes. Follow the pulse-racing journey as Professor Robert Langdon and fellow cryptologist Sophie Neveu attempt to solve the riddles.
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Monday, 14th November 2022 - Saturday, 19th November 2022

The Commitments at Bradford Theatres.The CommitmentsThe Commitments is the story of Jimmy Rabbitte, a young working-class music fan, who shapes an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians and friends into the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced.
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Tuesday, 22nd November 2022 - Saturday, 26th November 2022

The Osmonds New Musical. The Osmonds - A New MusicalTHE OSMONDS: A New Musical tells the official story from Jay Osmond about the five brothers from Utah who were pushed into the spotlight as children and went on to create smash hits decade after decade.
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Tuesday, 29th November 2022 - Saturday, 3rd December 2022

Girl From The North Country.Girl from the North CountryCelebrated playwright Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) boldly reimagines the legendary songs of Bob Dylan, like you’ve never heard them before, in GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY.
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Saturday, 10th December 2022 - Sunday, 22nd January 2023

Jack & the BeanstalkJack and the BeanstalkFe-fi-fo-fum, a giant of a panto your way comes! Join Bradford’s best-loved comic, Billy Pearce, as he helps Jack on his quest to climb a beanstalk of gigantic proportions in the spectacular family pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk.
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Wednesday, 25th January 2023 - Saturday, 28th January 2023

Peaky Blinders Rambert - Peaky BlindersTake a deep dive into the criminal underbelly of British society as Rambert bring Tommy, Arthur, Polly and the rest of the Shelby family gang to life on stage. Book tickets now: By Order of the Peaky Blinders.
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Tuesday, 7th February 2023 - Saturday, 11th February 2023

The Bodyguard - The MusicalThe BodyguardThe international, award-winning smash-hit musical THE BODYGUARD is back! 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.
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Tuesday, 14th February 2023 - Saturday, 18th February 2023

DreamGirlsDreamgirlsMeet The Dreams – Effie, Lorrell and Deena – three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history. Join the three friends as they embark upon a musical rollercoaster ride through a world of fame, fortune and the ruthless realities of show business,…
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Tuesday, 21st February 2023 - Saturday, 25th February 2023

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping BeautyMatthew Bourne's Sleeping BeautyMatthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty reawakens, celebrating 10 years since its premiere. Enter a wondrous world of magical fairies and vampires, where the timeless tale of good vs evil is turned upside-down, creating a supernatural love story that even the passage of time itself cannot hinder. Will…
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Tuesday, 14th March 2023 - Wednesday, 15th March 2023

A group of dancers on a stage, in front of a backdrop of trees.Dada Masilo - The SacrificeSouth 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…
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Thursday, 16th March 2023 - Thursday, 16th March 2023

A man and a woman embracing each other, and about to kiss.La BohemeSenbla presents Opera International's award-winning Ellen Kent Production of Puccini's La Bohème featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv, with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra. La Bohème is one of the most romantic operas ever written. It tells the…
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Saturday, 18th March 2023 - Saturday, 18th March 2023

A lady in Egyptian dress is standing behind a pyramid, which is on fireAidaSenbla presents Opera International's award-winning Ellen Kent Production of Verdi's Aida featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv, with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra. This tragic story of war, jealousy and revenge at whose heart is the doomed love of…
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Thursday, 23rd March 2023 - Thursday, 23rd March 2023

A lady in a kimono, holding a parasol and standing in front of others dressed in the same way and also holding parasols. A Japanese house can be seen Madama ButterflySenbla presents Opera International's award-winning Ellen Kent Production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv, with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra. One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly…
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Monday, 27th March 2023 - Saturday, 1st April 2023

Strictly BallroomStrictly BallroomStrictly 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!
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Tuesday, 4th April 2023 - Saturday, 8th April 2023

A man is standing at the end of a road, at night, looking towards an ocean, and a stormy skyThe Ocean At The End Of The LaneFrom the imagination of Neil Gaiman, best-selling author of Coraline, Good Omens and The Sandman, comes the National Theatre’s major new stage adaptation of The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Returning to his childhood home, a man finds himself standing beside the pond of the old Sussex farmhouse…
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Tuesday, 11th April 2023 - Saturday, 15th April 2023

A man and a woman, lying on their stomachs on the floor, propped up on their elbows, and gazing at each otherThe King and IThe greatest musical from the golden age of musicals – with one of the finest scores ever written including Whistle a Happy Tune and Shall We Dance – 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…
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Tuesday, 9th May 2023 - Saturday, 13th May 2023

An Inspector Calls.An Inspector CallsStephen Daldry’s multi award-winning National Theatre production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns. 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…
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Tuesday, 13th June 2023 - Saturday, 17th June 2023

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story.Buddy - The Buddy Holly StoryThis sensational multi award-winning West End show first opened in 1989 and has been thrilling audiences around the world ever since. Now it triumphantly returns to Bradford as part of its 2023 UK Tour. Featuring two terrific hours of the greatest songs ever written, including That’ll Be The Day,…
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Monday, 10th July 2023 - Saturday, 15th July 2023

A group of children on stage, all in fierce posesAnnieThe smash-hit West End production of Annie, the world’s favourite family musical, returns to Bradford. 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 fairytale…
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Tuesday, 24th October 2023 - Saturday, 28th October 2023

A green ogre is holding up a sign that says, "Shrek - the musical." The sign obscures everything except the top of his head and his fingers.ShrekBased on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film, the Broadway and West End smash hit Shrek The Musical is a fun filled and hilarious musical comedy with a cast of vibrant characters and a ‘shrek-tackular’ score. Featuring unlikely hero Shrek and his noble steed Donkey, the beloved Princess Fiona, the…
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Alhambra Theatre

Type:Theatre

Morley Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD7 1AJ
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Tel01274 432000

Awards

  • Yorkshire AwardsWhite Rose Award Finalist White Rose Award Finalist 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2022

Opening Times

* Box office hours -

No performance - closed

Evening performance - open at 4pm

Afternoon performance - open at 10am

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Restaurant 1914, BradfordRestaurant 1914 is a luxurious and sumptuous new dining experience at the Alhambra Theatre. The restaurant is located on the Upper Circle level of the Alhambra Theatre with panoramic views across City Park.

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