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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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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 DentistA terrific family tale by David Walliams' at the Alhambra Theatre
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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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Saturday, 24th June 2023 - Saturday, 24th June 2023

A close-up picture of the face of Minnesota Attorney General and U.S. Congressman, Keith Ellison. There is an American flag in the background, to the I Can't BreatheMinnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison – the first Muslim to be elected to Congress, the first African American to serve as representative from Minnesota, and the first as that state’s Attorney General – will discuss his new book Break the Wheel: Ending the Cycle of Police Violence. The death of…
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Saturday, 24th June 2023 - Saturday, 24th June 2023

A head and shoulders picture of London mayor Sadiq Khan, against a backdrop of LondonSadiq Khan - Tackling the Climate EmergencyDon’t miss this impassioned call to action from Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, as he explains how everyone can play their part in tackling the climate emergency. With more cities, including Bradford, launching Clean Air Zones (CAZs), it’s an issue that affects us all. In his first book, Breathe, the…
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Saturday, 24th June 2023 - Saturday, 24th June 2023

A picture of Michael ParkinsonSir Michael ParkinsonJoin legendary TV interviewer Sir Michael Parkinson as he shares his life-long love affair with sport, in an engaging in-conversation event with his son, Mike Parkinson. Parkinson will regale us with fascinating anecdotes and stories about his encounters with some of the biggest names in sports.…
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Sunday, 25th June 2023 - Sunday, 25th June 2023

A black and white photograph of the ship Empire Wimdrush, with crowds of people waving from the top two decksWindrush Celebration ServiceJune 2023 will mark the 75th anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks in Essex. To mark this significant milestone, a commemorative service of thanksgiving and celebration will be hosted by Windrush Generations who will take over the Alhambra Theatre. The Windrush…
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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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Thursday, 19th October 2023 - Thursday, 19th October 2023

A picture with the silhouette of a hand holding a knife in the background, and the title "Murder Mystery Dinner Show" in the foreground. It's MurderMurder Mystery Dinners return to The Alhambra's Restaurant 1914.  It's 1947 and you are all actors and actresses who have been invited to a party being held to celebrate the resumption of film making at Pynewood Studios after the War.  The auditions for Stefan Spellbinder's latest blockbuster…
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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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Friday, 26th January 2024 - Friday, 26th January 2024

A picture of a woman in traditional Japanese dress, holding a parasol. There are more women behind her. To her right, there is a traditional Japanese Madama ButterflySenbla presents Opera Internationa;'s award-winning Ellen Kent Production featuring the Ukranian National Opera of Kharkiv in collaboration with the Ukranian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv, with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra Back by overwhelming public demand, this…
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Saturday, 27th January 2024 - Saturday, 27th January 2024

A picture of a young woman sitting on straw, holding a rose. CarmenSenbla presents Opera internation's award-winning Ellen Kent Production featuring the Ukranian National Opera of Kharkiv in collaboration with the Ukranian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv, with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra. An evening of passion, sexual jealousy,…
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Sunday, 28th January 2024 - Sunday, 28th January 2024

A head and shoulders photograph of a young woman, in a white dress, holding a bouquet of white rosesLa TraviataSenbla presents Opera internation's award-winning Ellen Kent Production featuring the Ukranian National Opera of Kharkiv in collaboration with the Ukranian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv, with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra. A tragic tale of searing passion and…
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Tuesday, 20th February 2024 - Saturday, 24th February 2024

A picture of a man, dressed in old-fashioned clothes, looking wide-eyed with fright.The Woman in BlackThe legendary production of Susan Hill’s chilling ghost story THE WOMAN IN BLACK returns to the Alhambra Theatre DIRECT FROM LONDON’S WEST END, after an incredible 33 year run at the Fortune Theatre.  The Woman in Black brilliantly delivers atmosphere, illusion and horror! Experience the thrill…
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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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Tuesday, 28th May 2024 - Saturday, 1st June 2024

A poster advertising the play, with the numbers 2:22 very large, and in red, and resembling a digital clock readout2:22 A Ghost StoryThe new stage phenomenon that has taken the West End by storm now comes to Bradford Winner of Best New Play at the WhatsOnStage Awards, this edge-of-your-seat, supernatural thriller is written by Danny Robins, creator of the hit BBC podcasts Uncanny and The Battersea Poltergeist. 'There is…
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Tuesday, 28th January 2025 - Saturday, 15th March 2025

HamiltonHamiltonThe multi award-winning Hamilton will play a 7-week season at 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.

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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

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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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