Past Events

The Band from County Hell

The Band from County Hell

Saturday 11th November - 7.30pm

Back by popular demand - Julie Mclelland and The Band from County Hell are gracing the Blackfriars stage again for this intimate gig. Don't miss out!


An Evening of Mediumship with Tony Stockwell

Wednesday 8th November - 7.30pm

Remarkably compelling, amazingly detailed and always humorous


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An Evening of Mediumship with Tony Stockwell
When We Are Married

When We Are Married

Cutwater Productions Present
Wednesday 1st November - Saturday 4th November - 7.30pm (4 Shows)

In the heart of Northern England, three respectable couples, married on the same day, at the same church, and by the same vicar, join to celebrate 25 years of blissful harmony, Or so they think.


The Teddy Bears Picnic

Sunday 29th October - 11.00am, 1.00pm (2 Shows)

Big Bear is inviting you to the best picnic in town! Bring your favourite Teddy friend down to the Teddy Bear’s Forest and join in the fun.


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The Teddy Bears Picnic
Jane Eyre - An Autobiography

Jane Eyre - An Autobiography

Dyad Productions presents
Friday 27th October - 7.30pm

From the creators of The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe… Performer Rebecca Vaughan embodies everywoman Jane – and several other characters – in this intimate study of love’s realities.


Habeas Corpus

Boston Playgoers present
Wednesday 18th October - Saturday 21st October - 7.30pm (4 Shows)

Mismanaged lust - mistaken identity - dropped trousers...'Habeas Corpus' has all the ingredients of a classic farce, spiced with the warmth and humanity of Alan Bennett's razor-sharp wit.


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Habeas Corpus
Richard Digance

Richard Digance

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY
Sunday 15th October - 7.30pm

Join Richard for a celebration of his 50 years of songs and stories. Supported by acoustic duo The Broadside Boys on their first British Tour.


The Strolling Players - Revisited

Saturday 7th October - 7.30pm

Join us for an evening of fun and laughter. Sketches and songs from Victoria Wood, Monty Python, Joyce Grenfell and many others.


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The Strolling Players - Revisited
An Exhibition by Martin Cameron

An Exhibition by Martin Cameron

Monday 2nd October - Saturday 28th October - 10.00am (24 Shows)

In this exhibition Martin presents a collection of images concentrating on architectural detail. While some of the images have been taken while on foreign assignments there are also some shots taken on trips to fairly local venues.


DANCE KRAZY 2017 SHOW

Saturday 30th September - Sunday 1st October - 7.00pm, 2.30pm (2 Shows)

Dance Krazy are back with their annual show.


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DANCE KRAZY 2017 SHOW
The Comedy Tea House

The Comedy Tea House

Friday 29th September - 8.00pm

Join us for another night of comedy with an all new round up.


HARVEST

New Perspectives presents
Thursday 28th September - 7.30pm

An epic comedy-drama of feuds and farming over four generations.


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HARVEST
The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute

Heritage Opera presents
Saturday 23rd September - 7.30pm

The Magic Flute, Mozart's final opera, widely regarded as one of the greatest and most popular operas ever written. Comedy, philosophy and enchantment are brought together in an utterly charming, sublime and mystical journey as Prince Tamino seeks to win his princess against all the odds.


Last Night of the Proms

Blackfriars Theatre presents
Sunday 10th September - 7.30pm

Flags are to be waved and songs to be sung. Join us along with Kirton Brass Band and guest singers Trevor Fenton and Deborah Haynes.


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Last Night of the Proms
Victorian Old Time Music Hall

Victorian Old Time Music Hall

St Nicholas Players present
Sunday 3rd September - 6.00pm

Come along and join in the fun, 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.


Blondied

A Tribute to Blondie....
Saturday 2nd September - 7.30pm

The aim of BLONDIED is to faithfully recreate the sound of Debbie Harry and Blondie and to recreate the excitement, energy and power of the band onstage for new and old fans alike. The BLONDIED show includes all Blondie`s hits and more, from their raucous early records right up to the slick pop/rock that has become Blondie`s trademark in the 21st. century...also including some of Debbie Harry`s solo hits, such as 'I want that man'.


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Blondied
KILL THE IDEAL Plus Special Guests

KILL THE IDEAL Plus Special Guests

THE REVUE BAR
Friday 4th August - 7.30pm

Kill the Ideal are playing a special home town show with their good friends All Ears Avow and Go Primitive. It's super exciting to be invited back to play at The Revue Bar at Blackfriars Theatre, Boston again!


Fanfare Big Band Event

in aid of Jerry Green Dog Rescue
Saturday 22nd July - 7.00pm

This is a charity fund raising event for Jerry Green Dog Rescue, kindly sponsored by Michael Lewin Solicitors Ltd. With the bar open throughout and a charity auction taking place during the interval, this will be an enjoyable, sophisticated evening that is not to be missed!


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Fanfare Big Band Event
Lullaby of Broadway

Lullaby of Broadway

Centre Stage Academy present
Saturday 15th July - 7.00pm

Centre Stage Academy bring you their latest show - join them as they dance and sing their way through 84 years of musical theatre.


Artwork by Margaret Dean

Monday 3rd July - Monday 31st July - 10:00am (25 Shows)

Figurative painting and drawing in oil and mixed media. An extensive series of paintings based on the life of the Aviator Amy Johnson.


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Artwork by Margaret Dean
One Night With Elvis

One Night With Elvis

featuring AJ Dance
Saturday 1st July - 7.30pm

Ginty is back as Elvis in this Viva Las Vegas show.


The Comedy Tea House

Friday 30th June - 8.00pm

The Comedy Tea house is open for business. Get you're tickets early so you don't miss out!


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The Comedy Tea House
Songs for a Summer Evening

Songs for a Summer Evening

POSTPONED
Friday 23rd June - Saturday 24th June - 7.30pm (2 Shows)

Unfortunately this show has been postponed. New details will be released as soon as possible.


Boston's Got Talent

Thursday 15th June - Friday 16th June - 7.00pm (2 Shows)

Boston's ever growing Talent contest is back and open for entries..


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Boston's Got Talent
Comedy Triple Bill

Comedy Triple Bill

Baroque Theatre Company presents
Saturday 10th June - 7.30pm

Three fast-paced, one act plays giving fun-seeking audiences a full and entertaining evening. Includes A Jolly Sinister Jape; Last Tango in Little Grimley and Last Panto in Little Grimley.


Bring on Tomorrow

Blackfriars Theatre Academy Performers presents
Friday 2nd June - Saturday 3rd June - 7.30pm (2 Shows)

Showcasing our own academy's most promising young performers, we bring you a night of your favorite musicals.


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Bring on Tomorrow
ART FOR YOU

ART FOR YOU

Paintings and Drawings by Liz Harness and Desmond Roe
Thursday 1st June - Saturday 1st July - 10:00am (27 Shows)

Pop in and see this fabulous exhibition of works by artists Liz Harness and Desmond Roe.


Andy Eastwood

The Musical Merrymaker
Saturday 27th May - 7.30pm

Among the world's finest exponents of the ukulele and banjo-uke, Andy has played a major part in the instruments' recent popularity boom, don't miss this dazzling show.


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Andy Eastwood
Forbidden Nights 2017

Forbidden Nights 2017

Thursday 25th May - Friday 26th May - 8.00pm (2 Shows)

Think Cirque de Soleil meets Magic Mike! Join us again for another fantastic show by the Forbidden Nights boys. What will they think of next??


High School Musical

Blackfriars Theatre Academy presents
Thursday 11th May - Saturday 13th May - 7.00pm, 2.00pm (4 Shows)

Following the Success of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Blackfriars Theatre Academy are bringing you High School Musical.


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High School Musical
From the Fens to France - A Watercolour Travelogue

From the Fens to France - A Watercolour Travelogue

An Exhibition by Nigel Vellam
Tuesday 2nd May - Saturday 27th May - 10.00am (23 Shows)

A Watercolour Travelogue by artist Nigel Vellam


Into The Woods

BOS Musical Theatre presents
Saturday 22nd April - Saturday 29th April - 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 1.00pm (7 Shows)

BOS Musical Theatre present their first show of 2017 - Into The Woods. This is the musical version of the Movie which was released in 2014. We may not have the famous people but we certainly have the talent come and find out for yourselves!


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Into The Woods
Cinderella

Cinderella

Vienna Festival Ballet presents
Sunday 16th April - 2.00pm, 5.00pm (2 Shows)

The Vienna Festival Ballet are back with another classic - Cinderella. This ballet is sure to touch and reach out to everyone's heart.


The Three Little Pigs

Starbright Entertainments presents
Saturday 15th April - 1.00pm, 3.30pm (2 Shows)

From the award-winning writers of ‘Mary Poppins’ and ‘Honk!’, Stiles and Drewe, comes a brand new adaptation of this classic fairy tale.


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The Three Little Pigs
Rebecca Newman - NEW DATE

Rebecca Newman - NEW DATE

The People's Soprano
Sunday 9th April - 7.30pm

NEW DATE, Rebecca Newman will also be joined by pop-classical male vocal trio Tre Amici as her special guest.


The Blackfriars Open Competition

Tuesday 4th April - Friday 28th April - 10.00am (22 Shows)

Blackfriars Arts Centre is holding an open competitive exhibition to celebrate the work of artists in the area.


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The Blackfriars Open Competition
The Comedy Tea House

The Comedy Tea House

Friday 31st March - 8.00pm

Open for Business - Bostons Premier Comedy Club. Suitable for over 18's only.


Michael Portillo 'Life: a game of two halves' - NEW DATE

Sunday 19th March - 7.30pm

Since leaving the house of commons a decade ago Michael has endeared himself to many with his obvious respect for solid workmanship and creative energy. Listen to his extraordinary story and then feel free to question him about it.


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Michael Portillo 'Life: a game of two halves' - NEW DATE
SOLO - Classical Guitar Ensemble

SOLO - Classical Guitar Ensemble

REVUE BAR
Saturday 18th March - 7.30pm

The Solo Classical Guitar Ensemble are a group of accomplished amateur musicians who are passionate about making music with the classical guitar. This is a charity fund raising event for the Boston and District branch of the MS Society.


GYPSY

Centre Stage Theatre Academy present
Friday 17th March - Saturday 18th March - 7.30pm (2 Shows)

This is a gripping story of one of the most frightening aspects of show business, performed by the Academy students.


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GYPSY
The Empty Nesters Club

The Empty Nesters Club

The John Godber Company & Theatre Royal Wakefield
Thursday 9th March - 7.30pm

If your children have left home and the nest is empty, this is the group for you! Featuring a host of characters you will love, and some you will hate!


Pride and Prejudice

The Pantaloons presents
Friday 3rd March - 7.30pm

One of the best loved stories of all time Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. The literary classic gets the full Pantaloons treatment in this new adaptation. Not to be missed.


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Pride and Prejudice
The Circus of Horrors

The Circus of Horrors

The Never-ending Nightmare
Friday 17th February - 7.30pm

Celebrating its 21st Anniversary - The Circus of Horrors brings its latest incarnation "The Never-ending Nightmare" to Blackfriars Theatre. Don't miss out on a night you will NEVER FORGET!! NOT SUITABLE FOR UNDER 16's


Winnie the Pooh

Blackfriars Theatre Academy presents
Wednesday 15th February - Thursday 16th February - 2.30pm (2 Shows)

The Junior and Infant groups of Blackfriars Theatre Academy bring you this delightful musical with all the well loved characters from Hundred Acre Wood.


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Winnie the Pooh
An Evening of Non-Stop hits with Pat Campbell

An Evening of Non-Stop hits with Pat Campbell

Friday 10th February - 7.30pm

Local lad Pat has been entertaining for several years and has performed all over the UK and Europe. Join him for an evening of all time favourites from the 50's to the 2000's


Rebecca Newman

POSTPONED
Saturday 21st January - 7.30pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Rebecca Newman's show is being postponed until 9th April 2017, when she will also be joined by pop-classical male vocal trio Tre Amici as her special guest.


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Rebecca Newman
Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood

Friday 9th December - Tuesday 3rd January - 6.30pm, 11.00am, 2.00pm, 3.00pm, 11:00am (32 Shows)

Back with another fabulous show, and fun for all the family, the Tony Peers group bring you Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood.


Snow White

Vienna Festival Ballet presents
Sunday 4th December - 2.00pm, 5.00pm (2 Shows)

Vienna Festival Ballet are back with the traditional Brother's Grimm story - Snow White.


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Snow White
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Blackfriars Theatre Academy
Thursday 1st December - Saturday 3rd December - 7.30pm, 2.30pm (4 Shows)

A delightfully spooky yet heart warming rendition of Dicken's classic tale, A Christmas Carol.


White Christmas

BOS Musical Theatre Group presents
Saturday 19th November - Saturday 26th November - 7.30pm, 2.00pm (7 Shows)

Award Winning BOS Musical Theatre Group bring you the classic musical 'White Christmas'. Please come along and enjoy this magical show.


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White Christmas
Anthem

Anthem

Cutwater Productions presents
Wednesday 9th November - Saturday 12th November - 7.30pm (4 Shows)

Cutwater Production’s latest play, ‘Anthem’, is a poignant new drama set during WWI.


Blackfriars Performing Arts Festival

Sunday 6th November - 2.00pm, 6.00pm (2 Shows)

Showcasing the talented children and students from all performing arts clubs and schools in the area.


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Blackfriars Performing Arts Festival
FROM FAR AND WIDE

FROM FAR AND WIDE

An Exhibition of paintings from Nick Rathbourne
Tuesday 1st November - Monday 5th December - 10.00am (30 Shows)

A self-taught artist who has been in the company of artists from an early age, and learnt to appreciate beauty in everything and in everyone.


Barron Knights

Sunday 30th October - 7.30pm

THEY ARE BACK!!!!! and by popular demand


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Barron Knights
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

The Pantaloons present
Friday 28th October - 7.30pm

Romance. Swordfights. Potions. Tragically slow messengers..... The Pantaloons give Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet a fresh twist!


The Boston Ghost Walk

Monday 24th October - Wednesday 2nd November - 7.00pm, 8.00pm (12 Shows)

Brace yourself for an evenings jaunt around the historic town of Boston where our host will regale the grizzly stories of some of its ancient residents including The Grey Lady, Sarah Preston and The Blackfriars Monk.


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The Boston Ghost Walk
Blood Brothers - The Play Version

Blood Brothers - The Play Version

Boston Playgoers presents
Wednesday 19th October - Saturday 22nd October - 7.30pm (4 Shows)

Boston Playgoers presents The Play Version of the well known show Blood Brothers.


50th Anniversary Pro Gala

Saturday 15th October - 7.30pm

Join us for an evening of entertainment to celebrate our Anniversary. With a number of Special Guest performers, this promises to be a night to remember.


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50th Anniversary Pro Gala
Richard Digance - 2016

Richard Digance - 2016

Sunday 9th October - 7.30pm

BAFTA Nominated entertainer and Patron of Blackfriars Theatre Richard is bringing his latest show to us again this year.


The Little Bit The Boys Admire - The Marie Lloyd Story

Broad Horizons Presents
Friday 7th October - 7.30pm

A new play with a few old songs by John Mangan. Two rule-breaking ladies, rivalry, intrigue and even a performers strike! A lifetime and more in an evening!


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The Little Bit The Boys Admire - The Marie Lloyd Story
Dance Krazy 2016 Show

Dance Krazy 2016 Show

Saturday 1st October - Sunday 2nd October - 7.00pm, 2.30pm (2 Shows)

Dance Krazy are back with their annual show for 2016


Comedy Tea House

Friday 30th September - 8.00pm

Your final chance this year to visit the Comedy Tea House and enjoy a night of hilarity.


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Comedy Tea House
An Evening of Mediumship with TV Psychic Tony Stockwell 2016

An Evening of Mediumship with TV Psychic Tony Stockwell 2016

Thursday 29th September - 7.30pm

It’s NOT creepy or kooky, mysterious or spooky. It’s Psychic Medium Tony Stockwell demonstrating his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones.


Rigoletto

Heritage Opera Presents
Saturday 24th September - 7.30pm

Heritage Opera company are back and present Rigoletto - an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi.


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Rigoletto
The Way Of The Drum

The Way Of The Drum

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers presents
Sunday 18th September - 7.30pm

Experience the thundering, exhilarating rhythms of Taiko in a dynamic and captivating show, and gain a unique insight into the world of this powerful art form.


Blackfriars 50th Anniversary Local Society Gala

Friday 16th September - Saturday 17th September - 7.30pm (2 Shows)

An evening to celebrate the long standing local societies of Blackfriars Arts Centre, with Boston Playgoers, BOS Musical Theatre Group, Cutwater Productions, Blackfriars Theatre Academy and Dance Krazy. All proceed go to Blackfriars Theatre & Arts Centre.


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Blackfriars 50th Anniversary Local Society Gala
Theo the Mouse and Wendy

Theo the Mouse and Wendy

Saturday 10th September - 2.00pm

From the writers of ITV1's Sooty, Theo the Mouse is back with a brand new show.


Blackfriars 50th Anniversary Exhibition

Friday 9th September - Saturday 29th October - 7.00pm, 10.00am, 10:00am (45 Shows)

Help Celebrate 50 years of Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre by coming in to see our Anniversary Exhibition on display from the 9th Sept until the end of October.


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Blackfriars 50th Anniversary Exhibition
Old Herbaceous

Old Herbaceous

Saturday 3rd September - 7.30pm

Peter Macqueen’s simple one-man show. He plays 80-something gardener Herbert Pinnegar, reflecting on life as he spends his final days in his beloved greenhouse.


BRAND NEW US

Centre Stage Theatre Academy Presents
Friday 22nd July - Saturday 23rd July - 7.30pm (2 Shows)

Centre Stage Theatre Academy are back with an evening of singing and dancing from Musicals old and new.


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BRAND NEW US
Comedy Tea House

Comedy Tea House

Friday 15th July - 8.00pm

The Comedy Tea House is open for business.


Cinderella

Harlequin Theatre Academy Present
Saturday 9th July - Sunday 10th July - 11.30am, 6.00pm (4 Shows)

Harlequin Theatre Academy present Cinderella


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Cinderella
'Rediscovering Viewpoints'

'Rediscovering Viewpoints'

Paintings by Liz Harness
Tuesday 5th July - Saturday 30th July - 10.00am (23 Shows)

This month we have an exhibition of paintings by Liz Harness


Forbidden Night's 2016

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Thursday 23rd June - Friday 24th June - 8.00pm (2 Shows)

If you missed out last year Ladies well now's your chance to secure your tickets for FORBIDDEN NIGHTS as seen here last June and on Britain's Got Talent in 2015! DUE TO DEMAND WE HAVE MANAGED TO SECURE A SECOND SHOW!!


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Forbidden Night's 2016
All Folk'd Up

All Folk'd Up

Saturday 18th June - 7.30pm

Introducing the most exciting young Irish band to appear in a generation.


Boston's Got Talent 2016

Thursday 16th June - Friday 17th June - 7.00pm (2 Shows)

Boston's popular talent search returns and is open for entries....


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Boston's Got Talent 2016
A Concert for Richard

A Concert for Richard

Tuesday 14th June - 7.30pm

A Concert for Richard will aim to raise money for two causes very close to his heart. With a variety of songs and other activities on the evening to make that a reality.


Julie McLelland and The Band From County Hell

Saturday 4th June - 7.30pm

An original celtic folk band - The Band From County Hell have 6 critically acclaimed albums and have done over 2000 live performances. These guys instrumentally are so good as a unit, then you add the vocals of Joolz McLelland and you have the perfect Celtic Combo.


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Julie McLelland and The Band From County Hell
An Exhibition of Works by Ambo Arts

An Exhibition of Works by Ambo Arts

Thursday 2nd June - Saturday 2nd July - 10:00am (27 Shows)

An Exhibiton of works by three artists Judith Gilbert, Geraldine and Nigel Jones.


You are invited to Pongo's Party

at Marty MacDonald's Farm
Wednesday 1st June - 2.00pm

PONGO'S PARTY! featuring the voice of children's TV favourite Justin Fletcher as Pongo the Pig! Today is the day that Pongo the Pig has been waiting for- that's right, it's his birthday!


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You are invited to Pongo's Party
Kindly Leave The Stage - A Comedy by John Chapman

Kindly Leave The Stage - A Comedy by John Chapman

Baroque Theatre Company presents
Friday 27th May - 7.30pm

The show is a celebration of fun, mayhem and thespian mischief and is of a similar format to ‘Noises off’ a play within a play. The ensemble go head to head as they play the characters in the play and the actors who are in the play…. sound confusing, well it’s not! – It’s a fast-paced farce which is easy to watch and a lot of fun! You’ll see jealousy, revelations and the precious actor’s egos revealed. Some crisp writing and hilarious ‘double entrendres’ from John Chapman.


Derek Acorah - 'The Soul Reunion Tour 2016'

Thursday 26th May - 7.30pm

Derek Acorah is one of the foremost names in the world of Psychic Phenomena, as well as a celebrity, author and performer like no other.


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Derek Acorah - 'The Soul Reunion Tour 2016'
Dominic Kirwan's 'Here For A Good Time' Tour

Dominic Kirwan's 'Here For A Good Time' Tour

Saturday 21st May - 7.30pm

Firmly established as one of Ireland’s greatest ever entertainers, Dominic Kirwan hits the road again with a brand new show for 2016. 'Here For A Good Time'


Boston Business Briefing

Thursday 12th May - 14:45pm

A fantastic chance to network and promote your business to the wider business community of Boston as well as get updated on all the key changes to the local business environment.


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Boston Business Briefing
An Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Lind Anso

An Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Lind Anso

Wednesday 4th May - Monday 30th May - 10.00am (23 Shows)

This month we have an exhibition of oil painting by local artist Lind Anso being displayed in our Foyer Gallery.


9 to 5 The Musical

BOS Musical Theatre Group present
Saturday 23rd April - Saturday 30th April - 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 1.30pm (7 Shows)

Local Amateur group bring you 9 to 5 The Musical. With popular music that most people know written by Dolly Parton.


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9 to 5 The Musical
Thatcher Stole My Trousers

Thatcher Stole My Trousers

Alexei Sayle
Tuesday 19th April - 7.30pm

Best selling author Alexei Sayle comes to Boston to give a reading from the second volume of his hilarious memoir. Followed by Q&A session.


Hunter And The Bear

Supported by The Ultraviolet
Friday 15th April - 8.00pm

Hunter And The Bear’s love of classic rock bands like Lynyrd Skynryd and The Band shines through in both their song-writing and live performance - a powerful blend of folk, rock and country, with strong vocal harmonies and soaring guitar lines.


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Hunter And The Bear
Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Centre Stage Theatre Academy presents
Friday 8th April - Saturday 9th April - 7.30pm (2 Shows)

Can anyone ever learn to love a Beast? Come and join us as we follow Belle through her journey to true love.


Swan Lake

The Vienna Festival Ballet presents
Friday 1st April - 7.00pm, 3.00pm (2 Shows)

Vienna Festival Ballet are back for their first performance of the year - this time with one of the best known love stories - Swan Lake.


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Swan Lake
The Railway Children

The Railway Children

Starbright Entertainments presents
Saturday 26th March - 2.30pm

A beautiful blend of storytelling, drama, comedy and musical theatre, this really is the perfect way to make literature come alive for all the family.


The Importance of Being Earnest

The Pantaloons present
Wednesday 23rd March - 7.30pm

Back in the true Pantaloons style we are proud to present The Importance of Being Earnest like you've never seen it before.


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The Importance of Being Earnest
SOLO - Classical Guitar Ensemble of South Lincs

SOLO - Classical Guitar Ensemble of South Lincs

REVUE BAR SHOW
Saturday 19th March - 7.30pm

Present the beautiful sounds of the classical guitar with music from the 16th century through to modern day.


Comedy Tea House

Over 18's only
Friday 18th March - 8.00pm

The Comedy Tea House is again open for business with another new line up. This is a fantastic night out.


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Comedy Tea House
CBEEBIES Sid and Rebecca in Treasure Island

CBEEBIES Sid and Rebecca in Treasure Island

Saturday 12th March - 11.00am, 3.00pm (2 Shows)

Join two of CBeebies finest, playing an array of amazing characters from the children's classic story - Treasure Island! We may even see a few monkeys and mermaids too so jump aboard!


Steve Knightley

All at Sea Tour
Friday 4th March - 7.30pm

Steve says “As a West country songwriter I have written so many songs of seafarers and wreckers, travellers and traders, pirates and smugglers. Now I‘m going to be able to sing them with the sound of the sea in the distance - I can’t wait!”


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Steve Knightley
BROADWAY TO BOSTON

BROADWAY TO BOSTON

The Mayor of Boston's Charity Concert
Friday 26th February - 7.30pm

Join us for an Evening of Show stoppers from Broadway and the West End performed by local talented performers. All proceeds from this event will go to the Mayor's Charities:- Butterfly Hospice and The Boston Woods Trust.


ILLUSIONS

Starring Sean Alexander - The Confusionist
Friday 19th February - 7.30pm

Audiences love to be thrilled and amazed and Sean will bring some of the world’s most amazing feats of magic and illusion to Blackfriars Theatre.


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ILLUSIONS
Agatha Christie - The Hollow

Agatha Christie - The Hollow

Boston Playgoers presents
Wednesday 10th February - Saturday 13th February - 7.30pm (4 Shows)

Boston Playgoers presents one of Agatha Christie's Best Sellers - 'The Hollow'


'The Cowes Come Home'

An exhibition of works from Diana Cowe-Vogels & Nigel Cowe
Monday 1st February - Saturday 27th February - 10.00am (24 Shows)

This present exhibition is a selection of recent work and is her personal interpretation of the “Weserbergland” landscape in Lower Saxony, where she now lives.


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'The Cowes Come Home'
BAY CITY ROLLERS - NEW DATE

BAY CITY ROLLERS - NEW DATE

Starring Les McKeown
Friday 8th January - 7.30pm

RESCHEDULED - With Les McKeown at the lead we are so pleased to be able to confirm this new performance date.


Jack and the Beanstalk

Friday 11th December - Sunday 3rd January - 6.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm, 11.00am (28 Shows)

Following on from the success of 2014 the Tony Peers group are bringing Panto back with a bang for 2015 with the popular show Jack and the Beanstalk.


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Jack and the Beanstalk
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Vienna Festival Ballet present
Sunday 6th December - 5.00pm, 2.00pm (2 Shows)

SECOND PERFORMANCE RELEASED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND! The Vienna Festival Ballet are back in town and this time with the world famous Tchaikovsky classical ballet - The Nutcracker.


A Christmas Story

Harlequin Theatre Arts
Wednesday 2nd December - Thursday 3rd December - 7.00pm (2 Shows)

Harlequin Theatre Arts in association with Blackfriars Theatre Academy present A Christmas Story.


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A Christmas Story
CHESS

CHESS

BOS Musical Theatre Group presents
Tuesday 24th November - Saturday 28th November - 7.30pm, 6.30pm, 1.30pm (6 Shows)

The same team that brought Jesus Christ Superstar to Blackfriars last year bring you 'Chess'. Including well known songs such as "One Night in Bangkok" and "I Know Him So Well". Not to be missed.


The Adventures of the Crumpsall Kid

by Mike Harding
Friday 13th November - 7.30pm

Mike Harding is back on the road for a selective theatre tour to mark the publication of his autobiography, The Adventures of the Crumpsall Kid.


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The Adventures of the Crumpsall Kid
The Blackfriars Performing Arts Festival

The Blackfriars Performing Arts Festival

Sunday 8th November - 2.00pm, 6.00pm (2 Shows)

Showcasing the talented children and students from in and around Boston.


An Evening with Sunny Ormonde

Lilian Bellamy from BBC's Radio 4's The Archers
Friday 6th November - 7.30pm

Sunny plays “outrageous Lilian Bellamy” in Radio 4’s The Archers and has become one of the listeners most favourite characters! “A delightful evening of anecdotes, banter, behind the scenes secrets and favourite pieces from Sunnys long and distinguished acting career-“ PLUS a Q and A session with prize for the most original Archers question!


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An Evening with Sunny Ormonde
Blackfriars Open Competitive Exhibition

Blackfriars Open Competitive Exhibition

Monday 2nd November - Saturday 28th November - 10.00am (24 Shows)

Blackfriars Arts Centre is holding an open competitive exhibition to celebrate the work of artists in the area.


Theo the Mouse

Saturday 31st October - 11.00am, 2.30pm (2 Shows)

A brilliant and thoroughly modern show, filled to the brim with jokes, songs and magic is suitable for any little person over 2 years of age - this production is perfect family entertainment.


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The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan

The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan

Boston Playgoers Society presents
Wednesday 21st October - Saturday 24th October - 7.30pm (4 Shows)

Boston Playgoers Society present The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan.


nosferatu

Proper Job Theatre Company presents
Saturday 17th October - 7.30pm

Something is aboard the ship! A mixture of breath-taking illusions and beautiful and haunting poetry and music from Proper Job Theatre company and poet Ian McMillan, Nosferatu is the dark and chilling tale of what became of the vanished crew, in Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, in the last hour before sunrise.


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Dance Fusion

Dance Fusion

by Jay Markwick
Friday 16th October - 7.30pm

Jay Markwick, the producer of 'EXPLOSION' which has recently presented in London's West End, is bringing together his famous dance sequences in a brand new production 'Dance Fusion'.


Song for Lincolnshire 2015

BBC Radio Lincolnshire broadcast LIVE
Thursday 15th October - 6.00pm

Jono Brine is bringing the 2015 Song for Lincolnshire competition final LIVE to Blackfriars Theatre.


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Song for Lincolnshire 2015
Macbeth

Macbeth

The Pantaloons Theatre Company present
Wednesday 7th October - 7.30pm

Following on from the success of their last production 'Bleak House' back in March 2015 The Pantaloons Theatre Company present Macbeth in their own contemporary style. Not to be missed.


An Exhibition of work by Paul Howard

Monday 5th October - Saturday 31st October - 10.00am (24 Shows)

This month we will be displaying an Exhibition of works from local artist Paul Howard.


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An Exhibition of work by Paul Howard
On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond

The Occasional Theatre Company present
Friday 2nd October - Saturday 3rd October - 7.30pm (2 Shows)

The play on which the Oscar winning 1981 film starring Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn was based.


An Audience with T.J. Higgs

Thursday 1st October - 7.30pm

Psychic medium, author and lecturer T.J. Higgs brings a fresh, exciting and new approach to understanding spirituality and mediumship.


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An Audience with T.J. Higgs
The Comedy Tea House

The Comedy Tea House

Over 18's only
Friday 25th September - 8.00pm

The Comedy Tea House is again open for business with another new line up. This is a fantastic night out.


Ashton Lane

Wednesday 23rd September - 7.30pm

Having toured throughout the UK, Scandinavia, Europe and gigged in Nashville Tennessee, this is Ashton Lane's first time at Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre. Armed with an album full of catchy radio hits and uplifting soulful melodies. Ashton Lane have had over 4 million YouTube views of their 'Kitchen Sessions'


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DANCE KRAZY

DANCE KRAZY

Celebrate 35 Years of Dance
Saturday 19th September - Sunday 20th September - 7.00pm, 2.30pm (2 Shows)

DANCE KRAZY celebrate 35 years of Dance with their annual show.


Edith Cavell - Facing the Silence

Broad Horizons Theatre Company presents
Thursday 17th September - 7.30pm

Broad Horizons Theatre Company presents this exciting new play, written by John Mangan and performed by Judi Daykin - a life-affirming celebration of a woman whose trailblazing story will never be forgotten.


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Edith Cavell - Facing the Silence
Backstage Taster Day

Backstage Taster Day

Saturday 12th September - 10.30am

Do you have an interest in Theatre? Ever fancied being involved backstage? Well now's your chance to find out what's involved on our Taster Day.


La Traviata

Heritage Opera presents
Saturday 5th September - 7.30pm

Heritage Opera returns to Blackfriars Arts Centre with Verdi’s passionate and tragic love story. Set in the Demi-Monde of late 19th century Paris, La Traviata will take you on a heartrending journey of passion, love and sacrifice, all set to some of Verdi’s most famous music.


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Absolution - EVENT POSTPONED

Absolution - EVENT POSTPONED

REVUE BAR SHOW
Friday 4th September - 7.30pm

EVENT POSTPONED NEW DATE TO BE RELEASED. This award-winning Modern Blues power trio are fast becoming one of the must see Blues/Rock acts on the UK circuit today! Come and see them in our intimate Revue Bar setting for a night you will remember.


Blackfriars Life Drawing Class Exhibition

Tuesday 1st September - Saturday 3rd October - 10.00am (29 Shows)

Blackfriars Life Drawing Class students display some of their works.


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An Evening Without Jake Thackray

An Evening Without Jake Thackray

Friday 17th July - 7.30pm

John’s performance is a celebration of the man that was Jake Thackray – his life, his work and his genius. Jake’s songs are exquisitely funny, satirical, incisive, irreverent, witty and gloriously un-PC – and sometimes all of these at the same time.


Oliver

Harlequin Theatre Arts presents
Saturday 11th July - Sunday 12th July - 11.30am, 6.00pm (4 Shows)

In association with Blackfriars Theatre Academy, Harlequin Theatre Arts bring you their production of the popular and well known musical Oliver!


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'LOOK AGAIN'

'LOOK AGAIN'

An exhibition of works by 6 Local artists
Monday 6th July - Saturday 1st August - 10.00am (25 Shows)

This month we present an exhibition of works titled 'LOOK AGAIN'


Forbidden Nights- **LIMITED AVAILABILITY**

Friday 3rd July - 8.00pm

FORBIDDEN NIGHTS – a classy new all male variety show with full theatre production and explosive choreography. LIMITED TICKETS LEFT!!! Please call Box Office and leave your details if you want to be contacted if any additional seats become available.


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Forbidden Nights- **LIMITED AVAILABILITY**
The Comedy Tea House

The Comedy Tea House

Friday 26th June - 8.00pm

Back by popular demand - The Comedy Tea house is again open for business. Suitable for over 18's only.


Boston's Got Talent

Thursday 18th June - Friday 19th June - 7.00pm (2 Shows)

Boston's own talent search returns!


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Boston's Got Talent
An Exhibition of work by the late Sam Zwemmer

An Exhibition of work by the late Sam Zwemmer

Monday 1st June - Saturday 4th July - 10.00am (30 Shows)

Pop in and view the final works of the late Sam Zwemmer. Sam was passionately involved in saving and helping to rebuild Blackfriars Theatre so we are honoured to be able to display her beautiful works.


G&S Ruddigore

Charles Court Opera
Saturday 23rd May - 7.30pm

Following their smash-hit success with Patience, "the masters of G&S in small spaces" are celebrating their 10 year anniversary with a brand new 'Hammer Horror' production of Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore.


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G&S Ruddigore
Richard Digance

Richard Digance

Sunday 17th May - 7.30pm

Richard is a BAFTA Nominated entertainer and a Gold Award recipient from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. He is also listed in the Virgin Anthology of Music as an influential writer of comedic songs.


'My Town And Other Animals'

An Exhibition by Debbie Mitchell
Monday 4th May - Saturday 30th May - 10.00am (24 Shows)

Freiston artist hoping that her art makes people smile and reminisce. Debbie's exhibition will be My Town and Other Animals she will have a collection of paintings of Boston and some of her rural animals. She runs craft classes too so the display cabinets will have examples of them.


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'My Town And Other Animals'
Rapunzel

Rapunzel

BOS Musical Theatre Group
Saturday 18th April - Saturday 25th April - 6.30pm, 1.30pm, 7.30pm (8 Shows)

BOS Musical Theatre Group presents Rapunzel - A Family Pantomime written by local author Kei Bailey. Including songs from Frozen, Half a Sixpence and Oliver. PLUS, get a free ice cream for every ticket purchased for this show!! (Ice Cream RRP £2 each)


Mr Wonderful

Boston Playgoers
Thursday 9th April - Saturday 11th April - 7.30pm (3 Shows)

Having spend most of her live caring for her mother, Norma has reached crisis point and decides the time has come to find Mr Wonderful! Discover the consequences when Norma's mother finds out the truth!


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Mr Wonderful
Vienna Festival Ballet

Vienna Festival Ballet

35th Anniversary Gala
Sunday 5th April - 5.00pm

Celebrating 35 years the Vienna Festival Ballet present highlights from some of the world's most beloved Tchaikovsky ballets.


Pinocchio

Saturday 4th April - 11.00am, 2.30pm (2 Shows)

Featuring catchy songs, stunning scenery and costumes and spectacular ultra violet glow-in-the-dark puppetry, this show is a real treat for all the family.


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Pinocchio
'Food For Thought'

'Food For Thought'

South Lincolnshire Spring Exhibition
Tuesday 31st March - Saturday 2nd May - 10.00am (29 Shows)

Blackfriars Arts Centre is holding the Spring mixed media exhibition in the Foyer Gallery in March / April 2015. We have got a number of pieces from 11 artists for this exhibition - click here to find out more.


HOUSE OF GHOSTS

Baroque Theatre Company Presents
Saturday 28th March - 7.30pm

Inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of Colin Dexter. The plot delves deep into Morse's past as a student in Oxford, reuniting him with 'ghosts' from his past. Giving us an insight into some of the events which shaped Morse's life in years to come. A real treat for the Morse fan. Visually stunning with clever use of stage to create a myriad of locations and a larger number of characters, this thrilling and intelligent mystery leaves the audience constantly guessing in this “stage-within-a-stage” whodunit.


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The Comedy Tea House

The Comedy Tea House

Friday 27th March - 8.00pm

The ever-popular Comedy Tea House returns to prolong the good humour of Summer with a fresh brew of up-and-coming comics....come and have a cupful with us!


An Evening of Burlesque

Saturday 21st March - 7.30pm

Burlesque all-stars from around the world come together on one stage as Britain’s No1 spectacular goes global. Join a thrill-a-minute, fun-filled frolic into the bizarre world of burlesque. . . we dare you! Dress up and come to the cabaret. Over 18s


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The Fureys

The Fureys

St Patricks' Week Concert
Thursday 19th March - 7.30pm

Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc will make their 3rd appearance at Boston’s Blackfriars Theatre & Arts Centre.


The Kast off Kinks

Saturday 14th March - 7.30pm

Not to be missed! Actual former members of the legendary band ‘The Kinks’, getting back together to re-live the good times. Expect all the hits including: You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Deadend Street, Days, Waterloo Sunset, Apeman, Come Dancing, and many more for a great night out!


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Bleak House

Bleak House

The Pantaloons Theatre Company
Tuesday 10th March - 7.30pm

Hilarious, tragic and romantic by turns, Dickens' darkly comic masterpiece is retold by The Pantaloons in their own inimitable style. A company of five actor-musicians bring the novel's cast of over 50 characters to life in a thrilling tale of love, skulduggery and spontaneous combustion...


An Evening of Mediumship with TV Psychic Tony Stockwell

Thursday 5th March - 7.30pm

The popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy, Tony Stockwell demonstrates his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones, all delivered with emotion, sensitivity and empathy. Remarkably compelling, amazingly detailed and always humorous. We hope that nobody can fail to come away untouched by the experience.


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An Evening of Mediumship with TV Psychic Tony Stockwell
An Exhibition of works by David Waller

An Exhibition of works by David Waller

From Woodhall Spa
Monday 2nd March - Saturday 28th March - 10.00am (24 Shows)

David`s work has been published by a variety of fine art publishers and some 50 prints have been released over the recent years. His paintings have found their way into private collections in the UK and around the world.


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.