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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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Monday, 20th March 2023 - Saturday, 25th March 2023

A picture of two men in prison clothes in front of a prison buildingThe Shawshank RedemptionDespite protests of his innocence, Andy Dufresne is handed a double life sentence for the brutal murder of his wife and her lover.  Incarcerated at the notorious Shawshank facility, Andy quickly learns that no one can survive alone. He strikes up an unlikely friendship with the prison fixer Red,…
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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, 18th April 2023 - Saturday, 22nd April 2023

A picture of a man in a yellow shirt, brown shorts, knee socks and trainers, smiling and running, apparently underwaterThe SpongeBob MusicalWho 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…
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Saturday, 29th April 2023 - Saturday, 29th April 2023

A stylised portrait of Mozart, in shades of blue, against a blue backgroundMozart: RequiemBradford Festival Choral Society and Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra come together to bring you a sublime evening of classical masterpieces Mozart’s Requiem is an iconic masterpiece – much-loved and justifiably famous. Written during the final weeks of Mozart’s life, its magnificence and beauty are…
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Tuesday, 2nd May 2023 - Saturday, 6th May 2023

A picture of a neon light in the shape of a huge J, next to the name Julius CaesarJulius CaesarJulius Caesar. A divisive leader who holds awesome power. Concerned that Caesar poses a threat to democracy, revolutionaries take the violent decision to murder him. They have no plan for what comes next. As the world spins out of control, chaos, horror and superstition rush in to fill the void.…
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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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Thursday, 18th May 2023 - Thursday, 18th May 2023

A picture advertising the Legends of Variety showLegends of VarietyLegends of Variety brings together much loved classic stars Anita Harris, Bernie Clifton, Roy Walker and Freddie Davies for a show filled with comedy and charm. Their experience and knowledge gained by years of honing their craft is still a joy to behold. Hosted by Tommy Cannon, this is a show…
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Saturday, 27th May 2023 - Sunday, 28th May 2023

Characters from In the Night Garden, on stageIn the Night Garden Live!Pip-pip, onk-onk! Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, MakkaPakka 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…
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Thursday, 8th June 2023 - Sunday, 11th June 2023

An illustration of a scared-looking boy in a dentist's chair. The dentist is standing behind him, holding a big drillDemon DentistBOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH FUN! 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…
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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, 26th June 2023 - Saturday, 1st July 2023

A picture of a man in a suit, leaning against a window frame, looking worriedThe VerdictStarring Jason Merrells, Richard Walsh and Reanne Farley. 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…
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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, 18th July 2023 - Saturday, 22nd July 2023

A picture of three girls in stylised high school uniforms, with their backs to us, all holding croquet mallets.HeathersGreetings 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…
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Tuesday, 12th September 2023 - Saturday, 16th September 2023

A poster advertising the ballet Romeo and Juliet, with a male and female dancer leaping in the air, creating a heart shapeMatthew Bourne's Romeo & JulietMatthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet gives Shakespeare’s timeless story of forbidden love a scintillating injection of raw passion and youthful vitality.  Confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide, our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be…
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Monday, 18th September 2023 - Saturday, 23rd September 2023

A picture of five young women, facing away from us, looking at a promotional sign for the Greatest Days musical. One is drawing a red heart on the botGreatest DaysRelight Your Fire with this sensational new production of Take That’s smash hit musical Greatest Days. Greatest Days features more than 15 record-breaking Take That songs, alongside a heart-warming and hilarious story of love, loss and laughter from award-winning writer Tim Firth that will make…
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Monday, 25th September 2023 - Saturday, 30th September 2023

A poster advertising the 50th anniversary of The Rocky Horror Show, showing a woman in a sparkly jacket and top hatThe Rocky Horror ShowRichard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical celebrates 50 years of non-stop partying with this special anniversary production.  The longest continuous run of a contemporary musical anywhere in the world, seen by 30 million people and continues to delight audiences on its sell-out…
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Tuesday, 3rd October 2023 - Saturday, 7th October 2023

A picture of four men in plum-coloured suits, dancing on a stage onto which the names of Drifters songs have been projectedThe Drifters GirlNominated for BEST NEW MUSICAL at the 2022 Olivier Awards, this smash-hit show has audiences on their feet night after night with a phenomenal soundtrack packed full of iconic Drifters hits including Saturday Night At The Movies, Save The Last Dance For Me and Stand By Me. Discover the remarkable…
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Tuesday, 10th October 2023 - Saturday, 14th October 2023

A picture of a man lifting a woman up, as though they are dancingDirty DancingGet ready to have the time of your life as Dirty Dancing comes to the Alhambra Theatre! Exploding with heart-pounding music, breath-taking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing, Dirty Dancing makes a magnificent return to the stage. Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash hit…
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Tuesday, 17th October 2023 - Wednesday, 18th October 2023

A silhouette of a woman bending backwards, holding a stool in one hand and a fan in the other.Ailey 2 - The Next Generation of DanceFor their return to the UK, Ailey 2 brings an exciting repertory featuring Francesca Harper’s futuristic Freedom Series (excerpt), Robert Battle’s thrilling The Hunt, the incredible energy of William Forsythe’s Enemy in the Figure (excerpt), and Alvin Ailey’s beloved masterpiece Revelations. Ailey…
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Saturday, 21st October 2023 - Saturday, 21st October 2023

A photograph of Sooty, Sue and SweepThe Sooty ShowThe Sooty Show - 75th Birthday Spectacular! Celebrating 75 amazing years in show business, Sooty, Sweep and Soo are planning a very special birthday party and you’re all invited. However, in true Sooty style nothing goes to plan!
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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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Monday, 6th November 2023 - Saturday, 11th November 2023

A picture of a young man in and a tiger in a rowing boatLife of PiBased on the global phenomenon and winner of the Man Booker Prize, selling over fifteen million copies worldwide, Life of Pi is the acclaimed and hugely popular adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope. Winner of every major play award including five Oliviers. The West End ‘theatrical…
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Tuesday, 14th November 2023 - Saturday, 18th November 2023

A poster advertising the Full Monty Musical, with a theatre curtain raised slightly to show five pairs of mens' feet and anklesThe Full MontyThis brand-new production is a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs, laughs and heartbreak. Sometimes you have to bare everything! There are no heroes in Simon Beaufoy’s heartfelt play, just a group of lads trying to regain their dignity and pride. Gaz and his mates are down on their luck and feel…
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Monday, 20th November 2023 - Saturday, 25th November 2023

A group of women dressed in colourful nuns' habits, standing on a stageSister ActBrace yourselves sisters – the habit is coming to the Alhambra Theatre! Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated brand new production of the Broadway and UK smash hit musical Sister Act direct from London. Disco diva Deloris’ life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Placed under…
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Monday, 27th November 2023 - Saturday, 2nd December 2023

A picture of a man holding a microphone in his left hand. His right hand is held out and tense. Both hands are white. What looks like gold sparkles arJesus Christ SuperstarAn album that inspired a revolution. A revelation that changed the world. A reinvention for this millennium! Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) directs this mesmerising new production of the iconic global phenomenon. Jesus Christ Superstar is set against the backdrop of an…
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Saturday, 9th December 2023 - Sunday, 21st January 2024

CinderellaCinderellaPantomime will be making a magical return to the Alhambra Theatre this festive season.
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Tuesday, 19th March 2024 - Saturday, 23rd March 2024

A poster advertising the show. The words "the wizard of" are done in yellow bricks, and the word "oz" are done in rainbow colours. A little house is sThe Wizard of OzDirect from The London Palladium, the sensational new production of one of the world’s most beloved musicals comes to Bradford. Featuring the iconic original score from the Oscar-winning MGM film including Over The Rainbow, Follow The Yellow Brick Road and We're Off To See The Wizard with…
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Tuesday, 16th April 2024 - Sunday, 19th May 2024

WickedWickedWICKED, “one of the most successful musicals of all time” (BBC News), today (Friday 18 November 2022) announces a major 10-city 2023-2025 UK & Ireland Tour. The spectacular, multi-record-breaking, and critically acclaimed touring production will fly back to the Alhambra Theatre
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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • 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

Road Directions

Finding Us: The Alhambra Theatre is in the centre of Bradford, on Morley Street. It is a ten minute walk from the Interchange and from Forster Square train station. It is a five minute walk from bus stops on Centenary Square. It is across from the National Media Museum and down from Bradford College and University.

For driving directions, put our postcode BD7 1AJ into your Satellite Navigation (Sat Nav), or into a route planner on the web at RAC Route Planner or the AA Route Finder. Parking:

There are a number of other car parks in the city centre within close walking distance of our venues. These include The Broadway Shopping Centre; Crown Court; Jacob's Well; Kirkgate Shopping Centre (daytime only); Leisure Exchange; NCP Southgate; Oastler Centre; Sharpe Street (behind the National Media Museum).

Please note: NCP Hall Ings (BD1 5DS) Car Park in no longer in operation (as of October 2022) NCP Southgate (BD1 2AP) is still open.

The car parks in the city centre can be very busy during the daytime – please allow a little extra time to make your journey to the venue. You can find further information on Bradford Council’s website.

Designated parking spaces are available for disabled people coming to a performance at the Alhambra. The spaces are on Morley Street and on Randall Well Street.  Please access the Morley Street spaces using Great Horton Road at the side of the Alhambra.

Alhambra Theatre


Morley Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD7 1AJ
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Opening Times

* Box office hours -

No performance - closed

Evening performance - open at 4pm

Afternoon performance - open at 10am

What's Nearby

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Restaurant 1914 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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