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Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition

Spring Collection
Monday 4th March - Thursday 28th March - 10am - 1pm, 10am - 2pm (22 Shows)

Spring Collection are proud to present a selection of their personal collection here at Blackfriars Theatre & Arts Centre.


The Bluejays Rave On - 2024

Friday 8th March - 7.30pm

Rave On is the 50s and 60s musical sensation sweeping the nation - As Seen on the BBC - a thrilling tour through music's most revolutionary decades. Prepare to be enthralled with an evening of back to back hits, vibrant vintage costumes, colourful staging and plenty of dancing in the aisles!


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The Bluejays Rave On - 2024
Bonnie & Clyde - The Musical

Bonnie & Clyde - The Musical

BTA Senior Performers
Thursday 14th March - Saturday 16th March - 7.30pm (3 Shows)

Blackfriars Theatre Academy Senior Performers proudly present - Bonnie & Clyde! America's most notorious lovers and bank robbers take the country by storm in this sexy and compelling adventure.


Kast Awards

Kast Dance Studio
Sunday 24th March - 3.00pm

Welcome to our exciting journey into the world of dance. Today, we're shining the spotlight on an event that's not to be missed - the KAST Dance Awards happening on March 24th, right here in Boston at the iconic Blackfriars Theatre. This is an opportunity for you to witness incredible performances by some of the most talented dancers in town.


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Wonders of Our Universe

Sold Out Wonders of Our Universe

The Average Scientist
Friday 29th March - Saturday 30th March - 7.30pm (2 Shows)

A must-see for Brian Cox enthusiasts! Presented by Ian Hall - Astrophysicist


Cinderella and the Two Ugly S!*@s

The Adult Pantomime - OVER 16'S ONLY!
Thursday 4th April - 3.00pm

The Adult Pantomime is back with an invitation to the Prince's Ball for all you BIGGER boys and girls. The Prince is known for holding the biggest balls in all the land. He is hoping that all the gorgeous women in the Kingdom will come to see what he has to offer. OVER 16'S ONLY!


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Cinderella and the Two Ugly S!*@s
Cinderella

Cinderella

Hot Rock Productions - Family Friendly
Friday 5th April - Saturday 6th April - 2.00pm (2 Shows)

You shall go to the Ball! Get swept away by one of the most enchanting fairy tales of all time - Cinderella. Full of side-splitting comedy, stunning sets, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses. So why not join us for a must-see magnificent adventure, for all the family.


Big Fish

BOS Musical Theatre Group
Wednesday 17th April - Saturday 20th April - 7.30pm, 2.30pm (5 Shows)

Big Fish, based on the novel written by Danny Wallace and the 2003 Tim Burton film starring Euan McGregor and Danny DeVito, will be BOS Musical Theatre Group's next production, and what a show it promises to be!


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Blackfriars Comedy Night - April 2024

Blackfriars Comedy Night - April 2024

Friday 26th April - 8.00pm

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


Richard Digance 2024

Sunday 28th April - 7.30pm

2024 sees Richard, still going strong and performing at selected venues as well as spending more time in his studio composing soundtrack music.


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The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Pantaloons
Friday 10th May - 7.30pm

Wilde's comic masterpiece gets The Pantaloons treatment in their anarchic take on the classic comedy of manners. This energetic and musical production from the critically-acclaimed company infuses Wilde's witty words with snappy new songs and frantically funny physical theatre to give this perennially popular play a hilarious contemporary twist!


Abba Sensation

Saturday 11th May - 7.30pm

Widely considered to be one of the best ever Abba Tribute Acts, they play to packed theatres and festivals throughout Europe. A stunning stage show, which combines costume changes, lighting effects and a faithful reproduction of the Abba sound.


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Abba Sensation
Disney's Aladdin JR. - The Musical

Disney's Aladdin JR. - The Musical

BTA Kids & Minis
Thursday 16th May - Saturday 18th May - 7.00pm, 2.00pm (4 Shows)

Blackfriars Theatre Academy Senior Performers proudly present - Disney's Aladdin JR. - The Musical - The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes.


Grief Is Love

Medium T J Higgs
Thursday 23rd May - 7.30pm

TJ is well known for working alongside the late Colin Fry in many of his live theatre shows including The Three Mediums which was also with the late Derek Acorah.


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Grief Is Love
Top Secret - The Magic of Science - 2024

Top Secret - The Magic of Science - 2024

Wednesday 29th May - 2.30pm

Top Secret will inspire and educate every young budding magician and scientist, as well as proving fun and exciting entertainment for all of the family.


The Elton John Show 2024

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
Friday 31st May - 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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Made in Tennessee - 2024

Made in Tennessee - 2024

Saturday 1st June - 7.30pm

Following last years raving reviews, Soul Street Productions' are bringing their sell-out show Made in Tennessee back to Blackfriars! - A Night of Country Music


Austen's Women - LADY SUSAN

Dyad Productions
Thursday 6th June - 7.30pm

From the award-winning creators of Austen's Women, A Christmas Carol, I, Elizabeth, Female Gothic, Christmas Gothic, and A Room of One's Own. Austen's Women are back - in a brand-new show! Devil-may-care Lady Susan, the coquettish black widow, hunting down not one, but two, fortunes; oppressed, rebellious daughter Frederica; long-suffering sister-in-law Catherine; family matriarch Mrs De Courcy; and insouciant best friend, Alicia.


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Forbidden Nights - June 2024

Forbidden Nights - June 2024

Friday 21st June - 8.00pm

Our Boys are returning!! Brace yourself for something truly spectacular... Forbidden Nights is here, celebrating 9 years of muscles, mayhem and over 11,000 shirt rips!


One Night with Elvis - 2024

Saturday 29th June - 7.00pm

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


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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.


Beauty and the Beast 2024

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

Join us for another Pantomime extravaganza from Tony Peers Productions and 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!!


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.