After the Magic Mirror declares Snow White to be the fairest in all the land the Wicked Queen is sent into a jealous rage. Will her friends be able to save Snow White from the Queen’s rage and will they all be able to live happily ever after?
Once again, the Victoria Theatre will have all the ingredients for a perfect family panto, with a dastardly villain, a hapless comic and a hilarious panto dame, as well as spectacular sets and costumes, fabulous songs and dances and bags of slapstick fun!
Neil Hurst is returning to Halifax for his tenth pantomime season, this year as Jingles the Jester and he is being joined by Jolyon Dixon as Dame Dolly Mixture and Felicity Skiera as the Wicked Queen.
Snow White runs at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax, West Yorkshire from Thursday 13 December 2018 until Saturday 5 January 2019.
PLEASE NOTE: Prices vary by date or seating position but Adult and Child tickets are the same price.
Did you know Victoria Theatre also offers an integrated signed performance and a relaxed performance of Snow White.
Snow White Integrated Signed Performance, Saturday 29 December, 5:30pm & Sunday 30 December, 1:00pm.
For this integrated performance, the British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters will be involved in the action on stage and take part in the performances!
Snow White Relaxed Performance, Friday 4 January, 10:30am
This performance is designed to be welcoming to everyone, and especially to adults and children who may feel unable to access theatre performances for a variety of reasons, for example: parents/carers with noisy infants, people who need or want to move around and/or vocalise during the performance, people with dementia, autism or with other complex access and inclusion needs.
Bowie Experience is a breathtaking concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon, David Bowie. Performed on Saturday 1 December, 7:30pm at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax this is a must see for all Bowie fans.
Bowie Experience is the world’s favourite and most authentic tribute to the thin white duke and continues to amaze audiences with an astounding attention to detail.
For the authentic Bowie Experience with all the hits from A to Ziggy – this show is a must-see for all Bowie fans and those absolute beginners out there.
The world’s number 1 celebration of David Bowie features songs including Space Oddity, Starman, Fashion, Life on Mars, China Girl, Rebel Rebel, Golden Years, Modern Love, All the Young Dudes, Lets Dance and Heroes. Visit www.bowieexperience.com to find out more.
Tickets are available at the Box Office, on or on the Victoria Theatre website.
Take your little ones to see Santa, Ellie the Elf and the gang at the Victoria Theatre. They have been so busy getting all the presents ready for the boys and girls around the world that they have forgotten to get ready for Christmas themselves. Rudolph and Mouse are very sad that the workshop has no decorations or a Christmas tree and that there are no presents for them! They are going to need the help of all the children in the audience to make Christmas as special as it should be.
Shows will be on;
- Thursday 06 December 2018, 1:15 pm
- Thursday 06 December 2018, 3:30 pm
- Friday 07 December 2018, 1:15 pm
- Friday 07 December 2018, 3:30 pm
- Saturday 08 December 2018, 10:00 am
- Saturday 08 December 2018, 12:00 pm
- Saturday 08 December 2018, 2:00 pm
- Saturday 08 December 2018, 4:00 pm
- Sunday 09 December 2018, 10:00 am
- Sunday 09 December 2018, 12:00 pm
- Sunday 09 December 2018, 2:00 pm
Santa’s Sparkly Surprise is the fifth show in the series written by Iain Lauchlan for the preschool audience. It will offer just as much fun, interaction and great songs to sing as all the others and the show will, of course, have a great storyline that the children can get involved in. So join us to get the festive season off to a magical start by helping Rudolph and Mouse bring Christmas to the North Pole
For all children up to the age of 6.
Running time approximately 35 minutes plus a meet and greet with Santa! Prices include a free gift from Santa for children. Book now on the Victoria Theatre website or call the Box Office on 01422 351158.
This event takes place in the Victoria Theatre Green Room Bar.
Don’t miss it!
Comedy for Kids, Britain’s Got Talent Fans and a Little Bit of Crazy at This Year’s Halifax Comedy Festival
Now in its 4th year the Halifax Comedy Festival is returning with some fantastic shows to warm our cockles this autumn. The festival kicks off on Saturday 20 October with the Comedy Club 4 Kids, an afternoon stand-up show bringing some of the best comedians on the circuit to perform for some of the most discerning audiences you can get – CHILDREN! Will they crumble under the unabashed honesty of this tough crowd?
On Sunday 21 October actress, expressionist and star The Imitation Game Debra Stephenson brings A Night of 100 Voices to Halifax, with an evening of comedy and music. Monday 22 October sees all your favourite comedians from Britain’s favourite talent show take to the stage in Comedy Stars of BGT; featuring 2018 winner Lee Ridley (AKA Lost Voice Guy) and show finalists Robert White, Micky P Kerr, Mandy Muden and Daliso Chaponda.
Headlining the festival on Wednesday 24 October we’re pleased to welcome zany master of improvisational comedy and randomness Ross Noble back to Halifax with his new tour El Hablador. Thursday is definitely the new Friday in Comedy Festival week, with renowned party girl Eleanor Conway returning to Halifax with the second part of her 100 date tour; Walk of Shame 2: Reality Bites on Thursday 25 October.
On Friday 26 October the town’s monthly comedy club; Dick & Liddy’s will be in full effect with its usual lucky dip line up of up and coming talent on today’s comedy circuit. For the past 18 years Dick & Liddy’s has been a must stop on the circuit for now top comedians such as Alan Carr, Dara O’Briain and John Bishop.
Saturday 27 October is another day for the children, revolting children to be precise, with Radio 4’s Jay Foreman bringing his wonderful blend of music and comedy in Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children, another afternoon show for all the family.
The Comedy Festival would not be complete without its annual trip to the stunning Halifax Minster and the festival closes on the evening of Saturday 27 October with Comedy Congregation at the Minster. This evening of stand-up comedy is a must see, as comedians are undoubtedly bamboozled by the wonder of their hallowed surroundings. This year The Minster welcomes Yorkshire funny man Tom Wrigglesworth, American chat show favourite Al Lubel and Edinburgh Fringe sell out comedy duo The Kagools. The evening is compared by experienced MC & fellow comedian Any Kind.
With the exception of Comedy Congregation at The Minster, all events will be at the Victoria Theatre in either the main auditorium or Green Room Bar.
Tickets for all shows are available from the Halifax Comedy Festival Box Office at the Victoria Theatre, as well as online, please visit www.victoriatheatre.co.uk/hxcf
Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town on Friday 12 October, 8:00pm.
Seen by over a million people, it’s no surprise that the show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history, even performing for Her Majesty the Queen, as special guests at the Royal Variety Performance.
Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. With timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more, are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band.
This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Ain’t No Mountain, Signed Sealed Delivered, Dancing In The Streets, My Cherie Amour, Heatwave and many more.
Tickets from £27.50 are available online at the Victoria Theatre website or by calling the Box Office on 01422 351158.
Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live Orchestra numbering over 30 musicians the Russian State Opera will be presenting Carmen on Friday 5 October, 7:30pm at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax.
After its successful season of Madame Butterfly and Tosca last year, Russian State Opera returns to delight you with the powerful and dramatic production of Carmen – feel the thrill of fiery passion, jealousy and violence of 19th century Seville Bizet’s most popular opera. Carmen tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who falls head over heels in love with Carmen, a seductive, free-spirited femme fatale. The infatuated Don José abandons his childhood sweetheart and neglects his military duties, only to lose the fickle Carmen to the glamorous toreador Escamillo.
The music of Carmen has been widely acclaimed for the brilliance of its melodies, enthralling atmosphere and orchestration, as well as for the skill with which Bizet musically represented the emotions and suffering of his characters. The Toreador Song is among the best known of all operatic arias. The rich and colourful vigour of the gypsies’ scenes will have you on the edge of your seat, the vibrancy, enthusiasm and intensity of the performances will reverberate long after the final curtain has fallen Love, treachery, passion and betrayal, Carmen has it all.
Tickets starting at £26.75 can be booked at the Victoria Theatre box office or via the website.
For more information, please visit: www.russian-state-opera.co.uk
Breaking Tradition, the UK’s leading folk and hip hop dance company, comes together with award-winning folk powerhouse ‘The Demon Barbers’ to invite families, gamers and live music & dance lovers of all ages on an unforgettable adventure on Friday 21 September, 7:00pm at the Victoria Theatre.
When Kai’s sister disappears it’s down to him to find her, but should he be looking in the real world? Or somewhere else…
QUEST ventures inside an extraordinary computer game world fusing morris, clog and sword dance with popping, locking, breaking and martial arts to the beat of new songs and traditional melodies with an electronic edge to create a rousing family show.
‘Quest is a radically eclectic show that sustains fast action with great choreography as well as being totally immersive…a totally fabulous evening’s entertainment for both young and old’.
Tickets start at £15.75 and can be purchased through the box office on 01422 351158 or online at https://www.victoriatheatre.co.uk/
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Enjoy a variety of activities at this FREE event: Demonstrations of beautiful temple dancing, tap & contemporary dance, storytelling, music, singing and drumming.
We welcome Award Winning classical Indian Dancer, Dr. Swati Raut, who will be presenting excerpts from her innovative dance project “Half of Me” which explores the theme of Assisted Reproductive Therapy whilst drawing parallels from a storyline in the famous Indian epic “Mahabharata”.
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The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2018 (March 8) is #PressforProgress
With the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away – there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress. And with global activism for women’s equality fuelled by movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp and more – there is a strong global momentum striving for gender parity.
On Friday 9 February, 7:30pm come and join the celebration as Chinese New Year lands in Halifax with a unique and exciting show of cultural spectacle.
Touring across the country to celebrate the biggest festive event on the Chinese calendar, ‘Chinese New Year Extravaganza’ features a team of performers showcasing amazing Chinese performing arts. From the cheerful spirit of the auspicious Lion Dance to the majestic and awe-inspiring contortionists, the show is a colourful display of Chinese cultural tradition.
Witness the daring stunts of Chinese acrobatics alongside energetic kung fu, the ancient magic of Face Changing and more.
This colourful and action-packed show is the perfect entertainment for all ages to enjoy on this auspicious occasion. Do not miss!
Tickets from £19.75 can be purchased from the Victoria Theatre Website.
Join Imagine Theatre on a magical journey and fly away to Neverland in this fantastic new panto for 2016 and see if Wendy, Michael and John can help Peter Pan and the Lost Boys defeat the villainous Captain Hook!
Saturday 10 December to Monday 2 January 2017
At Victoria Theatre, Halifax – In the Main Auditorium
- GREEN performances: £18.95(discounts available)
- RED performances: £15.00 (discounts available)
* Prices inclusive of a £1 Theatre Support Fee when booking via the box office and an additional £1.10 booking fee if booking online
Schools’ ‘Side of Stage’ Signed performance – Wednesday 14 December, 10.15am
Touch Tour – Saturday 17 December, 12pm
Visually-impaired theatre-goers get direct access to the stage and the opportunity to handle props. Please reserve your place via the Box Office.
Integrated Signed Performance – 28 December, 5.30pm & 29 December, 1pm
Where a BSL interpreter is involved in the action on stage.
Relaxed Performance – Friday 30 December, 10.30am
For children or adults with special needs, including Autistic Spectrum conditions and/or learning difficulties.