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JCADA Watching Week

JCADA Watching Week

Monday 17th June - Saturday 22nd June - 5.30pm, 7.30pm, 6.00pm, 10.00am, 11.30am, 3.00pm, 12.00pm, 2.00pm, 1.00pm (12 Shows)

Are you looking for a dance school? Are you a JCADA parent who would love to see what goes on behind the studio doors? Then watching week is just for you!


Boston's Got Talent 2024

Thursday 27th June - Friday 28th June - 7.00pm (2 Shows)

Blackfriars amateur talent show is back to showcase individuals, groups and schools from the local area. We strongly believe that 'Boston's Got Talent' and want to help give all those talented locals a stage!


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Boston's Got Talent 2024
 One Night with Elvis - 2024

One Night with Elvis - 2024

Saturday 29th June - 7.00pm

Tony 'Memphis' king returns to Blackfriars with his Elvis Tribute show.


Legally Blonde - The Musical JR

BTA Mids and Seniors
Friday 12th July - Sunday 14th July - 2.30pm, 7.30pm (4 Shows)

Blackfriars Theatre Academy Mids and Seniors Proudly Present Legally Blonde - The Musical JR. Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde JR is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show's instantly recognizable songs are filled with humor, wit and sass - leaving cast members and audiences alike seeing pink!


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Legally Blonde - The Musical JR
The Elixir of Love

The Elixir of Love

Heritage Opera
Saturday 31st August - 7.00pm

The professional touring company Heritage Opera returns to Blackfriars Arts Centre with Donizetti's comic masterpiece "The Elixir of Love", fully staged and sung in English, and accompanied by English Pro Musica. This wonderful opera is jam-packed with memorable tunes, including the famous tenor aria "Una furtiva lagrima".


Is it me or is it hot in here?

Suitable for 18+
Friday 6th September - 7.30pm

An hilarious look at all stages of menopause in a light hearted, educational and witty way. Songs and demonstrations will help you forget your hot flushes as you laugh the night away with this hilarious 'Edu-com' show. So pop a patch on and pucker up your pelvic floor, for the menopause show you didn't know you needed! Bring your friends and we'll turn the heating down low for a 'Zephervescent night of education and comedy' you won't forget in a hurry - unless your brain fog kicks in! Suitable for 18+


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Killer Rhapsody - A Night of Queen

Killer Rhapsody - A Night of Queen

Saturday 7th September - 7.30pm

A Night Of QUEEN | Performed by KILLER RHAPSODY The Greatest Hits Tour For over a decade, Killer Rhapsody have been blowing people's minds with the hottest and most riveting tribute to Freddie Mercury and Queen. Amazing harmonies and large orchestration. This is not your usual run of the mill QUEEN TRIBUTE. This is an EXPERIENCE! This is A NIGHT OF QUEEN.


Blackfriars Comedy Night - September 2024

Comedy Hotspot
Friday 13th September - 8.00pm

Blackfriars Comedy Night this September offers another fabulous line up from the Comedy Hotspot Team. Over 18's Only


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Blackfriars Comedy Night - September 2024
Ghazal Lounge UK

Ghazal Lounge UK

Saturday 14th September - 7.00pm

A unique concert of Ghazals and Nazms, bringing you some of the famous and popular songs with a new presentation!


Boston Book Festival 2024

Thursday 19th September - Sunday 22nd September - (4 Shows)

Events are being held at Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre & Fydell House. Why not make a day of it?.... Any individual who purchases themselves tickets for 3 or more separate sessions in the same day, will receive a FREE LUNCH VOUCHER on that day, up to the value of £5.50 to be used in our refreshment marque.


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Boston Book Festival 2024
The Second Best Bed

The Second Best Bed

Brought to Blackfriars by Boston Book Festival
Saturday 21st September - 7.30pm

'The Second Best Bed' by Avril Rowlands, starring Liz Grand, directed by Chris Jaege "Lifts the lid on a Tudor can of worms.... a showcase for the towering acting skills of Liz Grand." Worcester News


The Merry Wives of Windsor - The Pantaloons

Friday 27th September - 7.30pm

"Wives may be merry, and yet honest too!" Expect silly slapstick, abundant anachronisms and memorable music nestled amongst Shakespeare's poignant poetry as the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons put their own innovative and interactive spin on this classic comedy.


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The Merry Wives of Windsor - The Pantaloons
Honey & The Bear

Honey & The Bear

Sunday 29th September - 7.00pm

Honey & The Bear - 10 year anniversary tour Celebrating a decade with a with selection of songs from across those years, three studio albums and earlier material. Featuring special guests Evan Carson (Drums/Percussion) Archie Churchill-Moss (Diatonic Button Accordion) & Toby Shaer (Fiddle/Whistles)


We Three Kings of Rock and Roll - 2024

Friday 4th October - 7.30pm

A two-hour uplifting show to celebrate the music of three icons of Rock n Roll - Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, & Elvis Presley. Three West End Artists celebrating the music of Three Kings of Rock n Roll! Will Rock n Roll in Boston ever Die? That'll be the Day!


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We Three Kings of Rock and Roll - 2024
The History of Rock - Celebrates Led Zeppelin

The History of Rock - Celebrates Led Zeppelin

Saturday 19th October - 7.30pm

THE HISTORY OF ROCK is back and bigger than ever! Join us as we celebrate a rock line-up like no other headlined by one of the greatest bands of all time!


Bye Bye Baby - 2024

Saturday 23rd November - 7.30pm

Bye Bye Baby is a jaw-dropping tribute to the musical phenomenon 'Jersey Boys' and the timeless, iconic music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.


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Bye Bye Baby - 2024
The Nutcracker - Ballet Theatre UK

The Nutcracker - Ballet Theatre UK

Sunday 24th November - 2.30pm

Experience the enchantment of Tchaikovsky's masterpiece, The Nutcracker. Brought to life with lavish costumes and glittering sets by Ballet Theatre UK.


Beauty and the Beast 2024

Tony Peers Ltd presents
Saturday 14th December - Saturday 4th January - 2.30pm, 6.30pm, 11.00am (32 Shows)

Join us for another Pantomime extravaganza from Tony Peers Ltd as they follow 2023's Peter Pan success with another NEW show - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!


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Whole Lotta Shakin' - The Shakin' Stevens Story

Whole Lotta Shakin' - The Shakin' Stevens Story

Saturday 25th January - 7.30pm

Whole Lotta Shakin' is returning for 2025!! Due to his HUGE popularity we've had to get tickets on sale a whole year in advance!! Do not miss out and get the good seats NOW!!


The Elton John Show 2025

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
Saturday 22nd March - 7.30pm

The Elton John Show brings "Young Elton" back to the stage at his energetic best - Always a sell out, so grab your seats QUICK!


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Big Dick Whittington

Big Dick Whittington

The Adult Pantomime
Thursday 10th April - Saturday 12th April - 7.30pm (3 Shows)

The Adult Pantomime is back for its 7th year with the pantomime paved with gold... BIG Dick Whittington. Big Dick offers everything that you've come to expect from these hilarious adult pantomimes... and more. So come and join the gang on the streets that are paved with gold for the purr-fect night out that will leave you wanting more! DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE THE KIDS AT HOME!


Roy Chubby Brown

Friday 23rd May - 7.30pm

With 50 plus years in entertainment & comedy, Roy Chubby Brown is still going strong, entertaining thousands and thousands of fans annually, up and down the country. Roy is the undoubted King of Comedy!


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Roy Chubby Brown
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.