What's On

Last Night of the Proms

Last Night of the Proms

Sunday 9th September - 7.30pm

Join us again along with Kirton Brass Band and guest singers Trevor Fenton and Deborah Haynes for our second Last Night of the Proms.


The Time Machine

Dyad Productions present
Friday 14th September - 7.30pm

In Rebecca Vaughan and Elton Townend Jones’ re-invention of HG Wells’ classic, a Victorian explorer travels through time into tomorrow, discovering the fate of our endeavours; uncovering our darkest fears…


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The Time Machine
Julie Mclelland and The Band from County Hell

Julie Mclelland and The Band from County Hell

Saturday 15th September - 7.30pm

Back again for 2018 - book early to avoid disappointment.


Madam Butterfly

Heritage Opera presents
Saturday 22nd September - 7.30pm

Heritage Opera, Northwest England’s professional touring opera company, returns to Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre with Puccini’s ‘Madame Butterfly’- the heartbreaking story of Cio Cio San, the Nagasaki geisha, and her unwavering belief that the husband who married, then deserted her, Lieutenant BF Pinkerton of the United States Navy, will one day return.


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Madam Butterfly
The Comedy Tea House

The Comedy Tea House

Friday 28th September - 8.00pm

Join us for the 4th Comedy Night of 2018. Four more different comedians are sure to make this a night to remember.


DANCE KRAZY 2018

Saturday 29th September - Sunday 30th September - 7.00pm, 2.30pm (2 Shows)

Dance Krazy return to Blackfriars with their 2018 show.


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DANCE KRAZY 2018
As You Like It

As You Like It

The Pantaloons presents
Thursday 4th October - Friday 5th October - 7.30pm (2 Shows)

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons return to Blackfriars with their innovative and hilarious version of Shakespeare’s timeless comedy, with folky, foot-stomping live music and their own inimitable brand of buffoonery.


Crossing the Tracks

Saturday 6th October - 7.30pm

With repertoire drawn from country, blues, folk and classic rock and artists ranging from Rosanne Cash to Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor to Richard Thompson and Sheryl Crow to Fleetwood Mac, the seven performers have emerged as a critically acclaimed gigging band, each of them contributing their own style and experience to an eclectic and entertaining live set.


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Crossing the Tracks
VARIETY SOCIETY

VARIETY SOCIETY

Lili la Scala presents
Friday 12th October - 7.30pm

Treat yourself to a date with international cabaret doyenne Lili la Scala (as seen on BBC1’s ‘All Together Now’) and her glittering cavalcade of Cabarati in this all new, old school variety show coming to Blackfriars Theatre.


The Titfield Thunderbolt

Cutwater Productions presents
Wednesday 17th October - Saturday 20th October - 7.30pm (4 Shows)

The classic Ealing comedy brought to glorious stage life, by Cutwater Productions. Are bureaucrats closing your railway? - run your own; is there no railway on stage? - get Cutwater to stir the imagination and you'll believe there is: both ways, you'll win.


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The Titfield Thunderbolt
Richard Digance

Richard Digance

The Not Bad for his Age 2018 Tour
Sunday 21st October - 7.30pm

BAFTA Nominated entertainer Richard Digance returns to Blackfriars Theatre this October with his 'Not Bad for this Age Tour'. Always a great night out so book in advance.


Rebellious Sisterhood - Votes for Women

Broad Horizons Theatre Company presents
Saturday 27th October - 7.30pm

Brought to you by the popular Broad Horizons Theatre Company, this exciting play takes a rare glimpse behind the scenes at the private lives and the personal cost paid by the leaders of the Suffragettes.


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Rebellious Sisterhood - Votes for Women
Dracula and Frankenstein

Dracula and Frankenstein

Tales in the Darkness
Wednesday 31st October - 7.30pm

A brand new adaptation of classic tales interwoven with new original pieces, which will leave you thinking about it for years to come….. The perfect show for Halloween. Over 18’s Only


Agatha Christie 'Love from a Stranger'

Boston Playgoers Society presents
Wednesday 7th November - Saturday 10th November - 7.30pm (4 Shows)

This year Award Winning Boston Playgoers are celebrating their 90th year. Join them as they present this chilling psychological thriller - Agatha Christie' 'Love from a Stranger'.


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Agatha Christie 'Love from a Stranger'
The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

BOS Musical Theatre Group present
Saturday 17th November - Saturday 24th November - 2.30pm, 7.30pm (9 Shows)

BOS Musical Theatre Group present the popular Rodgers and Hammerstein show - The Sound of Music


Blackfriars Performing Arts Festival

Sunday 25th November - 2.00pm, 6.00pm (2 Shows)

This popular annual event is back showcasing our local talented children and students from numerous performing arts clubs in the area.


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Blackfriars Performing Arts Festival
Elf the Musical JR

Elf the Musical JR

Blackfriars Theatre Academy present
Thursday 29th November - Saturday 1st December - 7.00pm, 2.00pm (4 Shows)

Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.


Coppelia

Vienna Festival Ballet presents
Sunday 2nd December - 2.00pm, 5.00pm (2 Shows)

Returning by popular demand, Vienna Festival Ballet’s production of Coppélia promises to delight audiences of all ages.


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Coppelia
ALADDIN

ALADDIN

Tony Peers presents
Friday 7th December - Wednesday 2nd January - 6.30pm, 11.00am, 2.30pm (37 Shows)

Following last years record breaking production we are delighted to announce that this years pantomime will be Aladdin. Making a welcome return after his great success last year is one of Britains leading Dames Mark Two as Widow Twanky and the hugely popular Rollo as Wishee Washee in a fabulous, colourful production of Aladdin.


A Christmas Carol

The Pantaloons presents
Thursday 13th December - 7.30pm

Back by popular demand The Pantaloons present their fabulous take on the classic A Christmas Carol


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A Christmas Carol
The Comedy Tea House

The Comedy Tea House

Friday 14th December - 8.00pm

The final show of the year - Looking for something for your staff Christmas Party? Come and join us for a night of pure laughter. Suitable for over 18's only.


The FanFare Big Band

with vocalist Joanne Shields
Saturday 19th January - 7.30pm

Join The FanFare Big Band for another night of fabulous music and entertainment.


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The FanFare Big Band
Victorian Old Time Music Hall

Victorian Old Time Music Hall

Sunday 27th January - 6.00pm

Join us again this year, sing a-long, dress up in Victorian style and be transported back to the early 1900's. This is a fund raising event supporting Blackfriars Theatre and the Butterfly Hospice.


An Evening of Mediumship with Tony Stockwell

Wednesday 30th January - 7.30pm

Tony Stockwell, Psychic Medium. Remarkably compelling, amazingly detailed and always humorous.


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An Evening of Mediumship with Tony Stockwell
Blackfriars undoubtedly plays a very important role as Boston's centre for entertainment and the arts. It is home to two very successful local amateur dramatic and operatic groups, as well as hosting a varied program of professional stage productions.