Dirty Dancing is coming to the Victoria Theatre Halifax this April!
The classic story will be performed on stage, Wednesday 17–Saturday 20 April, 7:30pm-9:30pm.
Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring 35 hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart stopping (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.
Don’t miss your chance to see this sensational new production.
To book tickets from £31.75 go to https://www.victoriatheatre.co.uk/whats-on/dirty-dancing-classic-story-stage or call the Box Office on 01422 351158.
SPAMALOT – The Monty Python Musical Spamtacular from Wednesday 10 April to Saturday 13 April – all at 7:30pm.
Lovingly ripped off from the hugely successful classic film ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’, SPAMALOT is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious flatulent Frenchmen.
Join King Arthur as he travels with his hapless Knights of the Round Table on a divine mission to locate the illusive Holy Grail – which unsurprisingly results in unending uproarious consequences, accompanied by a plethora of calamitous comic tunes including Brave Sir Robin, We’re Knights of the Round Table and the perennial favourite Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.
“Funnier than the black death!” This Tony® Award Winner for Best Musical will undoubtedly be another jewel in the crown for HAOS Productions, our local renowned Theatrical Company that wowed us previously with such successes as Memories from the musicals, Hairspray, Beauty & the Beast and the hilarious The Producers. Don’t miss the opportunity to find your grail, roll in the aisles, and experience one of the greatest classic comedy film to musical conversions of all time!
Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.victoriatheatre.co.uk/whats-on/monty-pythons-spamalot or by calling the Box Office on 01422 351158.
On Friday 22 March, 4:00pm and Saturday 23 March, 10:00am, 1:00pm and 4:00pm, you will have the chance to see Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom at the Victoria Theatre.
“Somewhere, hidden amongst the thorny brambles is a little kingdom where everyone is very very small…”
From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage!
Holly is a young Fairy Princess, who is still learning how to fly and her magic doesn’t always go quite according to plan. Her best friend, Ben the Elf, doesn’t have wings and he doesn’t do magic, but he runs very fast and flies on the back of Gaston the Ladybird. They live in the Little Kingdom, a tiny land where flowers and grass rise high above them and every day is an adventure.
Ben and Holly have fun and games helping Gaston the Ladybird clean up his messy cave, they go on a trip into The Big World with tooth-fairy Nanny Plum, even plan a surprise birthday party for King Thistle, and oops, let’s hope there’s not another jelly flood!
Join Ben and Holly, and their friends on this exciting, enchanting and magical musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter. This beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family!
Children under 12 months do not need a ticket for this event and can go free.
Book online or call the Box Office on 01422 351158.
From the people who brought you the hilarious – 6 Wives of Henry VIII, Living Spit are returning to Halifax, this time to the Victoria Theatre with their new comedy show on Thursday 28 February, 7:30pm.
Howard Coggins knows nothing about Science. Stu Mcloughlin knows even less.
Nevertheless, they have agreed to give a lecture on the subject, and after enlisting the help of the smartest scientific sages of the ages, that’s just what they aim to do.
They’re determined, like a pair of Atoms missing a couple of electrons, to stay positive. With jarring jokes, pitiful puppetry and the silliest of scientific songs, you can expect this raucous romp through the hilarious history of scientific stupidity to be… well, if nothing else, thoroughly entertaining.
It might even be… scien-triffic!
Tickets are available through the Victoria Theatre booking office on 01422 351158.
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