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Whitney - Parking
17/09/2016 18:30
A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a stellar line-up with rising West End star Rebecca Freckleton delivering a powerhouse and breath-taking performance as Whitney.  Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hit’s that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love, I will Always Love You, and many more, this show beautifully remembers the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever. Whitney’s one true legacy was her music which touched most of us at some time in our lives. Share her life and get ready for the greatest love of all in Queen of the Night!
Whitney - Queen of the Night
A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a stellar line-up with rising West End star Rebecca Freckleton delivering a powerhouse and breath-taking performance as Whitney.

Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hit’s that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love, I will Always Love You, and many more, this show beautifully remembers the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever.

Whitney’s one true legacy was her music which touched most of us at some time in our lives. Share her life and get ready for the greatest love of all in Queen of the Night!
17/09/2016 19:30
Come to De Montfort Hall this September to see the finest bodybuilders in the UK compete for entry to the UK British Championships.
UKBFF East of England Championships
Come to De Montfort Hall this September to see the finest bodybuilders in the UK compete for entry to the UK British Championships.
18/09/2016 13:00
Sarah Millican - Parking
20/09/2016 To 23/09/2016
In the past when you put Sarah Millican outside, she asked things like, "Why? Where is the taxi? Do I need a cardie?" and said things like, "There’ll be wasps. I’ve nothing to sit on. Is that poo? Can we go home?"But things have changed. Now she has outside slippers. She can tell a chaffinch from a tit (hey). But she still can’t tell if it’s an owl or her husband’s asthma.Sarah Millican is venturing outside. Bring a cardie."To watch Sarah Millican is to watch a box of comedy fireworks going off." The Independent
Sarah Millican: Outsider
In the past when you put Sarah Millican outside, she asked things like, "Why? Where is the taxi? Do I need a cardie?" and said things like, "There’ll be wasps. I’ve nothing to sit on. Is that poo? Can we go home?"

But things have changed. Now she has outside slippers. She can tell a chaffinch from a tit (hey). But she still can’t tell if it’s an owl or her husband’s asthma.

Sarah Millican is venturing outside. Bring a cardie.

"To watch Sarah Millican is to watch a box of comedy fireworks going off." The Independent
20/09/2016 To 23/09/2016
Following huge demand after their performance here last year, Let’s Hang On returns to take you on a musical journey through the history of one of the most successful bands of all time – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.Featuring an anthology of hit songs including Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Bye Bye Baby, December 1963 (Oh What A Night!), Walk Like A Man, Sherry, Working My Way Back To You, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Grease and many more.Prepare for an electric atmosphere and don’t be surprised to find yourself on your feet and dancing before the night is over."You guys are dynamite!" Frankie Valli"An authentic masterpiece." The BBC"These guys are absolutely brilliant." The Paul O Grady Show
Let's Hang On

Following huge demand after their performance here last year, Let’s Hang On returns to take you on a musical journey through the history of one of the most successful bands of all time – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Featuring an anthology of hit songs including Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Bye Bye Baby, December 1963 (Oh What A Night!), Walk Like A Man, Sherry, Working My Way Back To You, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Grease and many more.

Prepare for an electric atmosphere and don’t be surprised to find yourself on your feet and dancing before the night is over.

"You guys are dynamite!" Frankie Valli

"An authentic masterpiece." The BBC

"These guys are absolutely brilliant." The Paul O Grady Show

24/09/2016 19:30
10cc - Parking
29/09/2016 18:30
Romesh Ranganathan - Car Parking
01/10/2016 19:00
Romesh Ranganathan is back with a brand new show exploring the rationality of his worldview.  Irrational will see Romesh examine the issues close to his heart, and explains why everybody else is wrong about them.The last two years have been incredible for Ranganathan with his two critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival shows, Rom Wasn’t Built In A Day and Rom Com being nominated for the coveted Edinburgh Festival Awards for Best Show 2014 and Best Newcomer in 2013.  This new show promises to be as much of a hit!Romesh has come a long way since quitting his career as a maths teacher making a real name for himself most recently with his critically acclaimed BBC3 series Asian Provocateur.  Romesh is quickly becoming a household name with his appearances on BBC1’s Live At The Apollo, Jack Dee’s HelpDesk, Have I Got News For You, BBC2’s Mock The Week, The Apprentice: You’re Fired, ITV1’s Play To The Whistle, The Royal Variety Performance, The Jonathan Ross Show, Channel 4’s Alan Carr Chatty Man, Sky1’s A League Of Their Own and Dave’s Taskmaster.**** Sunday Times"… his ability to produce bitingly fresh gags marks him out from the crowd." The Guardian"Ranganathan's punchlines are sharper and funnier than many of his peers." The Guardian 
Romesh Ranganathan - "Irrational"
Romesh Ranganathan is back with a brand new show exploring the rationality of his worldview.  Irrational will see Romesh examine the issues close to his heart, and explains why everybody else is wrong about them.

The last two years have been incredible for Ranganathan with his two critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival shows, Rom Wasn’t Built In A Day and Rom Com being nominated for the coveted Edinburgh Festival Awards for Best Show 2014 and Best Newcomer in 2013.  This new show promises to be as much of a hit!

Romesh has come a long way since quitting his career as a maths teacher making a real name for himself most recently with his critically acclaimed BBC3 series Asian Provocateur.  Romesh is quickly becoming a household name with his appearances on BBC1’s Live At The Apollo, Jack Dee’s HelpDesk, Have I Got News For You, BBC2’s Mock The Week, The Apprentice: You’re Fired, ITV1’s Play To The Whistle, The Royal Variety Performance, The Jonathan Ross Show, Channel 4’s Alan Carr Chatty Man, Sky1’s A League Of Their Own and Dave’s Taskmaster.

**** Sunday Times

"… his ability to produce bitingly fresh gags marks him out from the crowd." The Guardian

"Ranganathan's punchlines are sharper and funnier than many of his peers." The Guardian 
01/10/2016 20:00
The Hollies - Parking
02/10/2016 18:30
As major players in the magnificent 1960s British pop revolution, a time when British bands first conquered the world, The Hollies' hallmark vocal harmony has not wavered throughout 50 years of continuous touring, performing and recording. From 1963 through to the mid 70’s, the Hollies had more hits than even The Beatles - in that period alone they had 18 top 10 hits.Experience The Air That I Breathe, Carrie Anne, Bus Stop, Just One Look, Stop Stop Stop, On a Carousel, Long Cool Woman, In a Black Dress, He Ain’t  Heavy, He’s My Brother, and many more hits in a brilliant two hour Hollies celebration.The Hollies are Tony Hicks, Peter Howarth, Ray Stiles, Ian Parker, Steve Lauri, and Bobby Elliott."No support act is needed as The Hollies perform their classics."  
The Hollies
As major players in the magnificent 1960s British pop revolution, a time when British bands first conquered the world, The Hollies' hallmark vocal harmony has not wavered throughout 50 years of continuous touring, performing and recording. From 1963 through to the mid 70’s, the Hollies had more hits than even The Beatles - in that period alone they had 18 top 10 hits.

Experience The Air That I Breathe, Carrie Anne, Bus Stop, Just One Look, Stop Stop Stop, On a Carousel, Long Cool Woman, In a Black Dress, He Ain’t  Heavy, He’s My Brother, and many more hits in a brilliant two hour Hollies celebration.

The Hollies are Tony Hicks, Peter Howarth, Ray Stiles, Ian Parker, Steve Lauri, and Bobby Elliott.

"No support act is needed as The Hollies perform their classics."  
02/10/2016 19:30
Jimmy Osmond Parking
06/10/2016 18:30
Direct from the USA, the only official Andy Williams tribute show starring Jimmy Osmond. This brand new show full of award-winning music, nostalgic footage and special memories of Andy Williams will touch your heart.Jimmy Osmond began his performing career at the tender age of three with Andy Williams on his television series. This year marks Jimmy’s 50th anniversary in show business.Jimmy will sing the songs that made Andy Williams so beloved by millions including Music To Watch Girls By, Happy Heart, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Almost There, May Each Day, Days Of Wine And Roses, and, of course, the song that was to become his theme tune, Moon River.The youngest member of the world-famous Osmond family is joined by The Moon River Band with special guest stars Charlie Green and Emily Penny, and, naturally, a show with an Osmond would not be complete without some of the chart-topping hits that made Jimmy and his brothers famous.Come and relive the dream with Jimmy Osmond singing the songs of Andy Williams.
Jimmy Osmond - Moon River and Me
Direct from the USA, the only official Andy Williams tribute show starring Jimmy Osmond. This brand new show full of award-winning music, nostalgic footage and special memories of Andy Williams will touch your heart.

Jimmy Osmond began his performing career at the tender age of three with Andy Williams on his television series. This year marks Jimmy’s 50th anniversary in show business.

Jimmy will sing the songs that made Andy Williams so beloved by millions including Music To Watch Girls By, Happy Heart, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Almost There, May Each Day, Days Of Wine And Roses, and, of course, the song that was to become his theme tune, Moon River.

The youngest member of the world-famous Osmond family is joined by The Moon River Band with special guest stars Charlie Green and Emily Penny, and, naturally, a show with an Osmond would not be complete without some of the chart-topping hits that made Jimmy and his brothers famous.

Come and relive the dream with Jimmy Osmond singing the songs of Andy Williams.
06/10/2016 19:30
Ross Noble - Parking
08/10/2016 19:00
Everybody's favourite randomist is back. As always Ross has lots of stuff backing up in his head and it's time to let it all out.  Famed for his super quick freewheeling style and highly imaginative flights of fancy, a Ross Noble show is always an unmissable event.Noble started in comedy 25 years ago, at the age of 15, and has established a loyal audience as one of the world’s best live stand-ups.Come and be part of this truly unique live experience. Join Ross as audience and performer come together for a massive Brain Dump. “Beautifully twisted thoughts.” The Times“The supreme master of spontaneous stand-up and true king of surreal flights of fantasy.”  Time Out
Ross Noble - Brain Dump
Everybody's favourite randomist is back. As always Ross has lots of stuff backing up in his head and it's time to let it all out.  Famed for his super quick freewheeling style and highly imaginative flights of fancy, a Ross Noble show is always an unmissable event.

Noble started in comedy 25 years ago, at the age of 15, and has established a loyal audience as one of the world’s best live stand-ups.

Come and be part of this truly unique live experience. Join Ross as audience and performer come together for a massive Brain Dump.

“Beautifully twisted thoughts.” The Times

“The supreme master of spontaneous stand-up and true king of surreal flights of fantasy.” 
Time Out
08/10/2016 20:00
The Sound of Music - Parking
11/10/2016 To 15/10/2016
One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a magnificent new production to enchant and enthral the young and the young at heart.Based on Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, this wonderfully lavish new staging of The Sound Of Music tells the true story of the world-famous singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom as their beloved Austria becomes part of the Third Reich at the start of the Second World War.Playing the iconic role of Maria is Lucy O’Byrne. Fresh from her success on BBC One’s The Voice last year, she was mentored by chart-topper will.i.am and, with her stunning vocal range, became the competition’s runner up.The Sound of Music features some of the world’s most memorable songs, including Edelweiss, My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, So Long, Farewell and of course, the title song, The Sound of Music.***** “I loved every minute of this five star production…perfection.“ The Gazette***** “Sumptuously lavish…a real joy.” The Stage***** “Brilliant and entertaining.” Mail Online“A night of heavenly entertainment.” Portsmouth News“A stunning production. Fabulous from beginning to end. Deserves to be one of your favourite things.“ Daily Echo
The Sound of Music

One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a magnificent new production to enchant and enthral the young and the young at heart.

Based on Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, this wonderfully lavish new staging of The Sound Of Music tells the true story of the world-famous singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom as their beloved Austria becomes part of the Third Reich at the start of the Second World War.

Playing the iconic role of Maria is Lucy O’Byrne. Fresh from her success on BBC One’s The Voice last year, she was mentored by chart-topper will.i.am and, with her stunning vocal range, became the competition’s runner up.

The Sound of Music features some of the world’s most memorable songs, including Edelweiss, My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, So Long, Farewell and of course, the title song, The Sound of Music.

***** “I loved every minute of this five star production…perfection.“ The Gazette

***** “Sumptuously lavish…a real joy.” The Stage

***** “Brilliant and entertaining.” Mail Online

“A night of heavenly entertainment.” Portsmouth News

“A stunning production. Fabulous from beginning to end. Deserves to be one of your favourite things.“ Daily Echo

11/10/2016 To 15/10/2016
Bardi Symphony Orchestra 2016/17 Parking
16/10/2016 To 24/06/2017
Bardi Symphony Orchestra 2016/17
16/10/2016 To 24/06/2017
Currently mid-way through a sold out UK run of dates, Jamie Lawson has announced a huge 17 date autumn tour.   Earlier this month, Jamie also announced his new single, fan favourite Cold In Ohio, taken from his number one eponymous album. Watch a special live version, featuring Ed Sheeran, shot in summer 2015 at Jamie’s headline show at the Barfly below. Last year, Jamie was announced as the first signing to Ed Sheeran’s own label Gingerbread Man Records. In the whirlwind that followed, Jamie toured with Ed across the world, went from playing to 150 people at London’s Barfly to supporting One Direction on their final full UK arena tour. His self-titled album, released in October 2015, reached number one in the UK and has sold over a quarter of a million copies worldwide. Furthermore, his juggernaut single Wasn’t Expecting That has to date sold over 400k copies in the UK. 
Jamie Lawson
Currently mid-way through a sold out UK run of dates, Jamie Lawson has announced a huge 17 date autumn tour. 

Earlier this month, Jamie also announced his new single, fan favourite Cold In Ohio, taken from his number one eponymous album. Watch a special live version, featuring Ed Sheeran, shot in summer 2015 at Jamie’s headline show at the Barfly below.

Last year, Jamie was announced as the first signing to Ed Sheeran’s own label Gingerbread Man Records. In the whirlwind that followed, Jamie toured with Ed across the world, went from playing to 150 people at London’s Barfly to supporting One Direction on their final full UK arena tour. His self-titled album, released in October 2015, reached number one in the UK and has sold over a quarter of a million copies worldwide. Furthermore, his juggernaut single Wasn’t Expecting That has to date sold over 400k copies in the UK. 
17/10/2016 19:00
Sixties Gold - Parking
20/10/2016 18:30
For lovers of Sixties music, this is the ultimate, and probably never to be repeated, line-up: From Liverpool, where it all started, and tipped to be as big as The Beatles, The Searchers’ first single went to No. 1 and led to five more top five hits and a total of 128 weeks in the charts.  Brian Poole and The Tremeloes, the band that broke the Liverpool stranglehold and went on to have 21 hits that spent over 220 weeks in the UK charts.Controversial, ponytailed P.J. Proby, whose trouser splitting shocked the nation, was a Melody Maker teen idol award winner in 1964 and spent 91 weeks in the charts.Wayne Fontana, originally from Manchester, spent over 75 weeks in the British charts with hits such as Game Of Love, Um Um Um Um Um and Pamela Pamela.Special Guest and direct from America, Gary Puckett and Union Gap who’s first single Young Girl was also a UK No. 1.
Sixties Gold
For lovers of Sixties music, this is the ultimate, and probably never to be repeated, line-up:

From Liverpool, where it all started, and tipped to be as big as The Beatles, The Searchers’ first single went to No. 1 and led to five more top five hits and a total of 128 weeks in the charts. 

Brian Poole and The Tremeloes, the band that broke the Liverpool stranglehold and went on to have 21 hits that spent over 220 weeks in the UK charts.

Controversial, ponytailed P.J. Proby, whose trouser splitting shocked the nation, was a Melody Maker teen idol award winner in 1964 and spent 91 weeks in the charts.

Wayne Fontana, originally from Manchester, spent over 75 weeks in the British charts with hits such as Game Of Love, Um Um Um Um Um and Pamela Pamela.

Special Guest and direct from America, Gary Puckett and Union Gap who’s first single Young Girl was also a UK No. 1.
20/10/2016 19:30
Simply Gershwin - Parking
22/10/2016 18:30
Broadway glamour and toe-tapping tunes in an all-Gershwin extravaganza featuring the very best music, song and dance!George and Ira Gershwin wrote some of the most melodic music in the American songbook and this concert is packed with some of their most acclaimed work including Someone to Watch Over Me, excerpts from Porgy and Bess, A Foggy Day in London Town, S’Wonderful and the iconic Rhapsody in Blue.The concert will be performed by the 25-piece London Concert Orchestra, special guest vocalists plus a glamorous ballroom duo and two sensational tap dancers. Gavin Sutherland conductor Gweneth-Ann Jeffers guest singerNjabulo Madlala guest singerViv McLean piano soloist"Perfect for anyone who appreciates the music of Gershwin or is fan of musical theatre; it has rhythm, it has music, who could ask for anything more?" Nottingham Post
Simply Gershwin
Broadway glamour and toe-tapping tunes in an all-Gershwin extravaganza featuring the very best music, song and dance!

George and Ira Gershwin wrote some of the most melodic music in the American songbook and this concert is packed with some of their most acclaimed work including Someone to Watch Over Me, excerpts from Porgy and Bess, A Foggy Day in London Town, S’Wonderful and the iconic Rhapsody in Blue.

The concert will be performed by the 25-piece London Concert Orchestra, special guest vocalists plus a glamorous ballroom duo and two sensational tap dancers.

Gavin Sutherland conductor
Gweneth-Ann Jeffers guest singer
Njabulo Madlala guest singer
Viv McLean piano soloist

"Perfect for anyone who appreciates the music of Gershwin or is fan of musical theatre; it has rhythm, it has music, who could ask for anything more?" Nottingham Post
22/10/2016 19:30
Amit & Sumit Kumar - Parking
23/10/2016 18:00
Amit & Sumit Kumar are the sons of the multi-talented Kishore Kumar who was a playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, and screenwriter.This special concert is titled Yeh Shaam Mastani, where Amit and Sumit Kumar will be performing their hit numbers as well as taking you through a magical journey of Indian cinema celebrating the three legends: Kishore Kumar, Rajesh Khanna and R.D Burman. They will be accompanied by top musicians and vocalists from India.It’s a Rock on Music Production...
Amit & Sumit Kumar Live in Concert
Amit & Sumit Kumar are the sons of the multi-talented Kishore Kumar who was a playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, and screenwriter.

This special concert is titled Yeh Shaam Mastani, where Amit and Sumit Kumar will be performing their hit numbers as well as taking you through a magical journey of Indian cinema celebrating the three legends: Kishore Kumar, Rajesh Khanna and R.D Burman. They will be accompanied by top musicians and vocalists from India.

It’s a Rock on Music Production...
23/10/2016 19:00
Professor Brian Cox - Parking
27/10/2016 18:30
Coming to venues across UK and Ireland in Autumn 2016 is the hotly anticipated tour by the acclaimed Professor Brian Cox, OBE. The show will take audiences on a dazzling journey through space and time, delving into high science and freewheeling on the edges of the known cosmos. Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Professor Brian Cox Live will test the limits of our knowledge and make highly complex ideas accessible to all. Always captivating, continually surprising and forever pushing the boundaries, Professor Brian Cox takes science to a new dimension in this new stage show, plus get up close and personal with the man himself with an interview hosted by his The Infinite Monkey Cage co-host Robin Ince.Brian Cox is perhaps the world’s foremost communicator of all things scientific. His innate ability to make highly complex matters enormously entertaining and easy to contemplate has made his science television shows ground breaking in their audience reach and accessibility. Brian Cox OBE is a British particle physicist, a Royal Society University Research fellow. He works on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Switzerland and is a Professor at the University of Manchester. He is best known to the public as the presenter of a number of science programs for the BBC, boosting the popularity of subjects such as astronomy and physics.
Professor Brian Cox Live
Coming to venues across UK and Ireland in Autumn 2016 is the hotly anticipated tour by the acclaimed Professor Brian Cox, OBE. The show will take audiences on a dazzling journey through space and time, delving into high science and freewheeling on the edges of the known cosmos. Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Professor Brian Cox Live will test the limits of our knowledge and make highly complex ideas accessible to all. Always captivating, continually surprising and forever pushing the boundaries, Professor Brian Cox takes science to a new dimension in this new stage show, plus get up close and personal with the man himself with an interview hosted by his The Infinite Monkey Cage co-host Robin Ince.

Brian Cox is perhaps the world’s foremost communicator of all things scientific. His innate ability to make highly complex matters enormously entertaining and easy to contemplate has made his science television shows ground breaking in their audience reach and accessibility.

Brian Cox OBE is a British particle physicist, a Royal Society University Research fellow. He works on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Switzerland and is a Professor at the University of Manchester. He is best known to the public as the presenter of a number of science programs for the BBC, boosting the popularity of subjects such as astronomy and physics.
27/10/2016 19:30
Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance - Parking
29/10/2016 17:00
The Royal British Legion commemorates and remembers 70 years since the end of the Second World War, as well as the 100th anniversary of many of the battles of the First World War. Come and pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice serving their country in conflicts. Featuring the Hathern Band supported by the Thurmaston Scout and Guide Band, the Army Cadets Corps of Drums, the Military Wives Choir from Cottesmore and including a Drumhead Service.
Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance
The Royal British Legion commemorates and remembers 70 years since the end of the Second World War, as well as the 100th anniversary of many of the battles of the First World War.

Come and pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice serving their country in conflicts.

Featuring the Hathern Band supported by the Thurmaston Scout and Guide Band, the Army Cadets Corps of Drums, the Military Wives Choir from Cottesmore and including a Drumhead Service.
29/10/2016 19:00
Verdi Aida - Parking
30/10/2016 18:30
Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra.A new spectacular interpretation of the classic opera AidaStarring Olga Perrier the international French Soprano as Aida and Liza Kadelnik the celebrated mezzo from the Romanian National Opera as Amneris*Aida, the grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas, returns  in Autumn 2016 to the UK with a stunning new traditional production, boasting an impressive new set built by Set-Up Scenery in the UK, who also build sets for the Royal Opera Covent Garden.In Aida, the splendour of Egypt is set against the grandeur of the Colosseum of Rome with Ellen Kent’s direction influenced by the ancient Greek dramas of Euripides and symbolising the powerful religious hold of the priests of Egypt. This tragic story of war, jealousy and revenge at whose heart is the doomed love of the beautiful Ethiopian slave girl, Aida, and the Egyptian hero, Radames, is brought to life in a production set against one of the greatest pieces of music Verdi ever wrote with the well known arias Celeste Aida, Ritorna Vincitor and the great chorus piece the Triumphal March.“Visually and vocally gripping from start to finish” The Independent“Bursting with colour, grandeur and wealth” Edinburgh Evening News“Aida has one of the most imposing sets you will see on an operatic stage” Manchester Evening News“Aida was thrillingly portrayed by the French soprano, Olga Perrier” Oxford Times“Olga Perrier, the French soprano, who took the role of Aida was simply wonderful with a brilliant radiant voice and acting talent she gave the role all the intensity, vitality and passion that it needs.  What a discovery Ellen Kent has made!” Oxford Prospect Sung in Italian with English surtitles.*Cast subject to change
Verdi Aida
Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra.

A new spectacular interpretation of the classic opera Aida

Starring Olga Perrier the international French Soprano as Aida and Liza Kadelnik the celebrated mezzo from the Romanian National Opera as Amneris*

Aida, the grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas, returns  in Autumn 2016 to the UK with a stunning new traditional production, boasting an impressive new set built by Set-Up Scenery in the UK, who also build sets for the Royal Opera Covent Garden.

In Aida, the splendour of Egypt is set against the grandeur of the Colosseum of Rome with Ellen Kent’s direction influenced by the ancient Greek dramas of Euripides and symbolising the powerful religious hold of the priests of Egypt. This tragic story of war, jealousy and revenge at whose heart is the doomed love of the beautiful Ethiopian slave girl, Aida, and the Egyptian hero, Radames, is brought to life in a production set against one of the greatest pieces of music Verdi ever wrote with the well known arias Celeste Aida, Ritorna Vincitor and the great chorus piece the Triumphal March.

“Visually and vocally gripping from start to finish” The Independent

“Bursting with colour, grandeur and wealth” Edinburgh Evening News

“Aida has one of the most imposing sets you will see on an operatic stage” Manchester Evening News

“Aida was thrillingly portrayed by the French soprano, Olga Perrier” Oxford Times

“Olga Perrier, the French soprano, who took the role of Aida was simply wonderful with a brilliant radiant voice and acting talent she gave the role all the intensity, vitality and passion that it needs.  What a discovery Ellen Kent has made!” Oxford Prospect

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

*Cast subject to change
30/10/2016 19:30
The Australian Pink Floyd Show - Parking
31/10/2016 18:30
Selling four million tickets worldwide and described by The Times as “The Gold Standard” and The Daily Mirror as “The Kings of the Genre”, The Australian Pink Floyd Show gave its first ever concert in Adelaide, Australia in 1988. Since then, they have performed in over 35 countries worldwide; played at David Gilmour’s 50th birthday celebration and were even joined on stage by Rick Wright. The Australian Pink Floyd Show is the leading and biggest show of its kind in the world. Performing the music of Pink Floyd with note for note perfection, this critically acclaimed tribute show has been astonishing audiences worldwide. Striving to reproduce the Pink Floyd experience and bring the music to new audiences, the show continues to include a stunning light and laser show, video animations, film projected onto a large circular screen and other special effects.  They have also worked with musicians including Guy Pratt, Durga McBroom and her sister Lorelei McBroom who have toured with Pink Floyd, as well as sound engineer Colin Norfield who worked with Pink Floyd during their Division Bell tour and on David Gilmour’s solo tours. Often described as being more than a tribute band, The Australian Pink Floyd Show is the first Pink Floyd tribute show that took the concept out of the pubs and onto the worldwide arena circuit. The band has played to sell out audiences throughout Europe, UK, America, Canada, South America, Israel and Russia. With 26 years of history, the world’s biggest best and greatest Pink Floyd tribute show continues to delight its global fan base
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
Selling four million tickets worldwide and described by The Times as “The Gold Standard” and The Daily Mirror as “The Kings of the Genre”, The Australian Pink Floyd Show gave its first ever concert in Adelaide, Australia in 1988. Since then, they have performed in over 35 countries worldwide; played at David Gilmour’s 50th birthday celebration and were even joined on stage by Rick Wright.

The Australian Pink Floyd Show is the leading and biggest show of its kind in the world. Performing the music of Pink Floyd with note for note perfection, this critically acclaimed tribute show has been astonishing audiences worldwide. Striving to reproduce the Pink Floyd experience and bring the music to new audiences, the show continues to include a stunning light and laser show, video animations, film projected onto a large circular screen and other special effects. 

They have also worked with musicians including Guy Pratt, Durga McBroom and her sister Lorelei McBroom who have toured with Pink Floyd, as well as sound engineer Colin Norfield who worked with Pink Floyd during their Division Bell tour and on David Gilmour’s solo tours.

Often described as being more than a tribute band, The Australian Pink Floyd Show is the first Pink Floyd tribute show that took the concept out of the pubs and onto the worldwide arena circuit. The band has played to sell out audiences throughout Europe, UK, America, Canada, South America, Israel and Russia.

With 26 years of history, the world’s biggest best and greatest Pink Floyd tribute show continues to delight its global fan base
31/10/2016 19:00
Queen Extravaganza - Parking
02/11/2016 18:30
The Queen Extravaganza will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Queen’s iconic album, A Night At The Opera.  The Queen Extravaganza, produced by Roger Taylor with fellow Queen band member Brian May, is specially designed to enable new fans, together with fans of old, to celebrate the music of Queen and has already played over 160 dates across the world and made appearances on TV on shows such as American Idol where the performance was seen by over 20 million people."It’s our own official tribute band", says Roger Taylor.
Queen Extravaganza

The Queen Extravaganza will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Queen’s iconic album, A Night At The Opera. 

The Queen Extravaganza, produced by Roger Taylor with fellow Queen band member Brian May, is specially designed to enable new fans, together with fans of old, to celebrate the music of Queen and has already played over 160 dates across the world and made appearances on TV on shows such as American Idol where the performance was seen by over 20 million people.

"It’s our own official tribute band", says Roger Taylor.

02/11/2016 19:00
The Specials - Parking
03/11/2016 18:30
When The Specials reformed in 2008 for a one-off surprise performance at the Bestival Festival, few would have banked on the band still playing to huge audiences around the world in 2016, but they are - with a new Autumn tour and plans for the future. Following the sad loss of drummer and founder member John Bradbury suddenly in December 2015 the band has decided to carry on and continue to fill dancehalls and inspire fans young and old.With the first tour in 2009 selling out immediately, and more dates hurriedly added, it was obvious there was a massive demand to see this iconic band who only released two albums in their short career but were one of the most influential groups in UK musical history.Hailing from Coventry, this multi-racial seven-piece combined the angry, disaffected voice of punk with the wind-your-waist sensibility of ska and reggae to re-define pop music and make Britain dance again. A mercurial two and a half years later and it was all over, leaving behind seven top 10 singles (two of which went to number one) and two top five genre-defining albums. Their first single, Gangsters, released on their own 2tone label in 1979, was their calling card and Ghost Town, their swan song, encapsulated the political mood in Britain. In between was a larger-than-life reputation for killer sweat-drenched live shows and an attitude that walked like it talked.Since they reformed 30 years later, The Specials have performed at more than 200 shows worldwide including (deep breath): Coachella / Live on the Letterman Show (US), Summersonic / Fiji Rocks (Japan), Benecassim (Spain), Lalapalooza Festival, (Chile), Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada), Bluesfest Byron Bay (Australia), as well as countless other worldwide event.  In the UK they closed the Olympic Games festival in Hyde Park, played Glastonbury, Isle of Wight Festival amongst others and had several sold-out tours.
The Specials
When The Specials reformed in 2008 for a one-off surprise performance at the Bestival Festival, few would have banked on the band still playing to huge audiences around the world in 2016, but they are - with a new Autumn tour and plans for the future.

Following the sad loss of drummer and founder member John Bradbury suddenly in December 2015 the band has decided to carry on and continue to fill dancehalls and inspire fans young and old.

With the first tour in 2009 selling out immediately, and more dates hurriedly added, it was obvious there was a massive demand to see this iconic band who only released two albums in their short career but were one of the most influential groups in UK musical history.

Hailing from Coventry, this multi-racial seven-piece combined the angry, disaffected voice of punk with the wind-your-waist sensibility of ska and reggae to re-define pop music and make Britain dance again. A mercurial two and a half years later and it was all over, leaving behind seven top 10 singles (two of which went to number one) and two top five genre-defining albums. Their first single, Gangsters, released on their own 2tone label in 1979, was their calling card and Ghost Town, their swan song, encapsulated the political mood in Britain. In between was a larger-than-life reputation for killer sweat-drenched live shows and an attitude that walked like it talked.

Since they reformed 30 years later, The Specials have performed at more than 200 shows worldwide including (deep breath): Coachella / Live on the Letterman Show (US), Summersonic / Fiji Rocks (Japan), Benecassim (Spain), Lalapalooza Festival, (Chile), Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada), Bluesfest Byron Bay (Australia), as well as countless other worldwide event.  In the UK they closed the Olympic Games festival in Hyde Park, played Glastonbury, Isle of Wight Festival amongst others and had several sold-out tours.
03/11/2016 19:00
The Catherine Tate Show Live - Parking
04/11/2016 18:30
The critically acclaimed, award-winning comedian and actor Catherine Tate, will take The Catherine Tate Show - Live across the country this autumn.In never seen before sketches, the tour will unite some of Catherine's best-known characters from her hugely successful BBC series The Catherine Tate Show. The cast will include 'Nan' Taylor; Irish nurse Bernie; Geordie Georgie; Essex girl Sam…and the return of a certain argumentative teenager…Guest Starring Mathew Horne.
The Catherine Tate Show - Live

The critically acclaimed, award-winning comedian and actor Catherine Tate, will take The Catherine Tate Show - Live across the country this autumn.

In never seen before sketches, the tour will unite some of Catherine's best-known characters from her hugely successful BBC series The Catherine Tate Show. The cast will include 'Nan' Taylor; Irish nurse Bernie; Geordie Georgie; Essex girl Sam…and the return of a certain argumentative teenager…

Guest Starring Mathew Horne.

04/11/2016 19:30
Last Night of the Autumn Proms - Parking
06/11/2016 14:00
A feast of uplifting classics crowned with a jubilant proms finale.ROSSINI The Barber of Seville OvertureSOUSA Liberty Bell MarchGRIEG Morning and In the Hall of the Mountain KingPUCCINI O Soave Fanciulla from La BohèmeVERDI Brindisi from La TraviataMASCAGNI Intermezzo from Cavalleria RusticanaJENKINS PalladioBIZET Flower Song from CarmenAnd all your proms favourites:Hornpipe See Conq’ring HeroRule, Britannia!Nessun DormaLand of Hope and Glory Hilary Davan Wetton conductor Sky Ingram sopranoAdrian Dwyer tenorLeicester Philharmonic ChoirLondon Concert Orchestra
Last Night of the Autumn Proms
A feast of uplifting classics crowned with a jubilant proms finale.

ROSSINI The Barber of Seville Overture
SOUSA Liberty Bell March
GRIEG Morning and In the Hall of the Mountain King
PUCCINI O Soave Fanciulla from La Bohème
VERDI Brindisi from La Traviata
MASCAGNI Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
JENKINS Palladio
BIZET Flower Song from Carmen

And all your proms favourites:
Hornpipe
See Conq’ring Hero
Rule, Britannia!
Nessun Dorma
Land of Hope and Glory

Hilary Davan Wetton conductor
Sky Ingram soprano
Adrian Dwyer tenor
Leicester Philharmonic Choir
London Concert Orchestra
06/11/2016 15:00
Psychic Sally: Call Me Psychic - Parking
09/11/2016 18:30
The nation's favourite psychic, Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her brand new and most jaw-dropping show yet - Call Me Psychic.Sally says: "Every night when I’m on stage amazing things happen and it’s a privilege to be able to pass on messages of love and comfort to the people I share my gift with."
Psychic Sally: Call Me Psychic

The nation's favourite psychic, Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her brand new and most jaw-dropping show yet - Call Me Psychic.

Sally says: "Every night when I’m on stage amazing things happen and it’s a privilege to be able to pass on messages of love and comfort to the people I share my gift with."

09/11/2016 19:30
David Essex Car Parking
10/11/2016 18:30
Internationally renowned singer, composer and actor David Essex OBE has announced his first major tour in over four years. The 21 date UK tour taking place in November will see him perform much loved hits spanning over his entire 50 year repertoire.
David Essex
Internationally renowned singer, composer and actor David Essex OBE has announced his first major tour in over four years. The 21 date UK tour taking place in November will see him perform much loved hits spanning over his entire 50 year repertoire.
10/11/2016 19:00
Leicester Symphony Orchestra Parking
12/11/2016 To 20/05/2017
John Suchet's The Last Waltz - The Story of the Strauss Dynasty Saturday 12 November In this lively concert the Leicester Symphony Orchestraprepares to have a Viennese ball as Classic FM host John Suchet introduces a hostof waltzes and polkas composed by the Strauss family. The French ConnectionSaturday 25 February The city’s favourite orchestra perform a programme ofFrench music from the Classical and Romantic repertoire. The orchestra is also joinedby flautist Katherine Bryan. Dvořák's Stabat MaterSaturday 20 May The forces of theLeicester Symphony Orchestra and Leicester Philharmonic Choir combine toperform Dvořák's affecting and powerful religious work, his Stabat Mater. Thereligious theme continues with Holst’s choral work Festival Te Deum. SimonStyles also shows that the tuba makes a fine solo instrument in his performanceof Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Tuba Concerto.
Leicester Symphony Orchestra 2016/17 Season

John Suchet's The Last Waltz - The Story of the Strauss Dynasty

Saturday 12 November

 

In this lively concert the Leicester Symphony Orchestraprepares to have a Viennese ball as Classic FM host John Suchet introduces a hostof waltzes and polkas composed by the Strauss family.

 

The French Connection

Saturday 25 February

 

The city’s favourite orchestra perform a programme ofFrench music from the Classical and Romantic repertoire. The orchestra is also joinedby flautist Katherine Bryan.

 

Dvořák's Stabat Mater

Saturday 20 May

 

The forces of theLeicester Symphony Orchestra and Leicester Philharmonic Choir combine toperform Dvořák's affecting and powerful religious work, his Stabat Mater. Thereligious theme continues with Holst’s choral work Festival Te Deum. SimonStyles also shows that the tuba makes a fine solo instrument in his performanceof Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Tuba Concerto.

12/11/2016 To 20/05/2017
Nathaniel Rateliff - Parking
17/11/2016 18:30
With half a million sales of their debut album globally now under their belt,  Nathaniel Rateliff  and his wall rattling, seven piece soul band The Night Sweats return to the UK this Autumn. The meteoric rise of the Night Sweats has seen them go from playing their first London show at 200 capacity venue The Lexington, to the 5000 capacity Brixton Academy in under 18 months.Current single, I Need Never Get Old, described as impossibly glorious by the Guardian is currently playlisted on both BBC Radio 2 and Radio X. The track received its US TV debut last week when the band returned to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon for a show-stopping performance with The Roots.2015 has been an incredible year for Nathaniel and The Night Sweats, their first performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon caused an unprecedented reaction with the album storming into the iTunes US Top 10 and since then they’ve been touring constantly, selling out and upgrading venues all over the world. Hit single S.O.B is now sitting at a staggering 12 million views on You Tube and 17 million streams on Spotify.  Performances on TFI Friday, Later With Jools Holland, major TV appearances across Europe, rave reviews has firmly cemented the band as one of the most exciting and in demand live acts around.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
With half a million sales of their debut album globally now under their belt,  Nathaniel Rateliff  and his wall rattling, seven piece soul band The Night Sweats return to the UK this Autumn. The meteoric rise of the Night Sweats has seen them go from playing their first London show at 200 capacity venue The Lexington, to the 5000 capacity Brixton Academy in under 18 months.

Current single, I Need Never Get Old, described as impossibly glorious by the Guardian is currently playlisted on both BBC Radio 2 and Radio X. The track received its US TV debut last week when the band returned to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon for a show-stopping performance with The Roots.

2015 has been an incredible year for Nathaniel and The Night Sweats, their first performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon caused an unprecedented reaction with the album storming into the iTunes US Top 10 and since then they’ve been touring constantly, selling out and upgrading venues all over the world. Hit single S.O.B is now sitting at a staggering 12 million views on You Tube and 17 million streams on Spotify.  Performances on TFI Friday, Later With Jools Holland, major TV appearances across Europe, rave reviews has firmly cemented the band as one of the most exciting and in demand live acts around.
17/11/2016 19:00
Jools Holland - Parking
24/11/2016 18:30
Musical master of ceremonies Jools Holland and his much loved Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have announced details of their 2016 Autumn/Winter UK tour. Renowned as one of the UK’s most popular tours, now in its 21st year, these shows are not to be missed. Pauline Black and Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson, from Coventry based two-tone band and ska pioneers The Selecter, will be joining Jools for the Autumn / Winter tour as his special guests. The Selecter released their debut album Too Much Pressure in 1980 and it still remains a milestone in British music history. Vocalists Pauline Black and Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson relaunched The Selecter in 2011 and have been an unstoppable force ever since entertaining audiences throughout the country with their incredible live performances which includes the show stopping On My Radio.Fans will be thrilled to hear that the shows will once again feature the astounding vocals of Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall along with a new addition, the rich soulful tones of Beth Rowley. Beth is known for her love of Blues and Gospel and her top ten debut album Little Dreamer which was nominated for a Brit Award, she is currently working on her second album. Together with the inimitable musicianship of the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, which features the drums of original Squeeze member Gilson Lavis, Jools Holland will be performing tracks spanning his entire solo career as well as songs taken from his latest album Jools & Ruby, released in December 2015.   With a catalogue that reaches through decades, a night with Jools Holland will bring you the greatest boogie-woogie party in town!
Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
Musical master of ceremonies Jools Holland and his much loved Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have announced details of their 2016 Autumn/Winter UK tour. Renowned as one of the UK’s most popular tours, now in its 21st year, these shows are not to be missed.

Pauline Black and Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson, from Coventry based two-tone band and ska pioneers The Selecter, will be joining Jools for the Autumn / Winter tour as his special guests. The Selecter released their debut album Too Much Pressure in 1980 and it still remains a milestone in British music history. Vocalists Pauline Black and Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson relaunched The Selecter in 2011 and have been an unstoppable force ever since entertaining audiences throughout the country with their incredible live performances which includes the show stopping On My Radio.

Fans will be thrilled to hear that the shows will once again feature the astounding vocals of Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall along with a new addition, the rich soulful tones of Beth Rowley. Beth is known for her love of Blues and Gospel and her top ten debut album Little Dreamer which was nominated for a Brit Award, she is currently working on her second album. Together with the inimitable musicianship of the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, which features the drums of original Squeeze member Gilson Lavis, Jools Holland will be performing tracks spanning his entire solo career as well as songs taken from his latest album Jools & Ruby, released in December 2015.  

With a catalogue that reaches through decades, a night with Jools Holland will bring you the greatest boogie-woogie party in town!
24/11/2016 19:30
Katie Melua - Parking
28/11/2016 18:30
The Human League - Parking
29/11/2016 18:30
The Human League return to the hall in November with their latest tour – A Very British Synthesizer Group Tour.Formed in the late 70s by Sheffield-based computer programmers Ian Craig Marsh and Martyn Ware, The Human League evolved into one of the seminal 80s electro pop bands. Fronted by former hospital porter, Philip Oakey – and featuring female vocalists Susan Ann Sulley and Joanne Catherall – the band went on to record some of the most influential songs of the decade and, to date, have sold more than 20 million records.With special guests Ekkoes.
The Human League - A Very British Synthesizer Group Tour

The Human League return to the hall in November with their latest tour – A Very British Synthesizer Group Tour.

Formed in the late 70s by Sheffield-based computer programmers Ian Craig Marsh and Martyn Ware, The Human League evolved into one of the seminal 80s electro pop bands. Fronted by former hospital porter, Philip Oakey – and featuring female vocalists Susan Ann Sulley and Joanne Catherall – the band went on to record some of the most influential songs of the decade and, to date, have sold more than 20 million records.

With special guests Ekkoes.

29/11/2016 19:00
Bootleg Beatles - Parking
03/12/2016 18:30
 Justifiably recognised as the world’s premier Beatles tribute show, The Bootleg Beatles continue to draw critical acclaim from across the globe with their stunning recreation of the greatest songbook of all time. "Mind-boggling accuracy." The Mail on Sunday  "Off-the-scale fabulous." Chris Evans, Radio 2
Bootleg Beatles
 Justifiably recognised as the world’s premier Beatles tribute show, The Bootleg Beatles continue to draw critical acclaim from across the globe with their stunning recreation of the greatest songbook of all time.

"Mind-boggling accuracy." The Mail on Sunday 

"Off-the-scale fabulous." Chris Evans, Radio 2
03/12/2016 19:30
Jack & the Beanstalk Parking
10/12/2016 To 03/01/2017
We're feeling full of beans for our 2016 pantomime - oh yes we are! Join us for a traditional family show full of music, laughter, silliness, a dancing cow and plenty of audience participation. Young and old alike will love our classic tale of poor old Jack who sells the family cow - for a pile of old beans.The show will star - back by popular demand - funnyman Jon Clegg (Britain's Got Talent impressionist) as Simple Simon and Leicester's favourite dame Martin Ballard (BBC Radio Leicester) as Dame Trot. Further cast to be announced.Produced by Imagine Theatre and written by The Tweenies' creators Iain Lauchlan and Will Brenton, it's a proper traditional panto for all the family. Come and boo the baddy Fleshcreep, cheer for our sparkling fairy and laugh as Jack gets tangled in all sorts of messes - will there be a happy ending? There's only one way to find out...Calling all young performers!Are you aged nine to 16? We need you in our junior chorus - auditions will be held on Sunday 3 July. More information to follow.
Jack and the Beanstalk
We're feeling full of beans for our 2016 pantomime - oh yes we are!

Join us for a traditional family show full of music, laughter, silliness, a dancing cow and plenty of audience participation. Young and old alike will love our classic tale of poor old Jack who sells the family cow - for a pile of old beans.

The show will star - back by popular demand - funnyman Jon Clegg (Britain's Got Talent impressionist) as Simple Simon and Leicester's favourite dame Martin Ballard (BBC Radio Leicester) as Dame Trot. Further cast to be announced.

Produced by Imagine Theatre and written by The Tweenies' creators Iain Lauchlan and Will Brenton, it's a proper traditional panto for all the family. Come and boo the baddy Fleshcreep, cheer for our sparkling fairy and laugh as Jack gets tangled in all sorts of messes - will there be a happy ending? There's only one way to find out...

Calling all young performers!
Are you aged nine to 16? We need you in our junior chorus - auditions will be held on Sunday 3 July. More information to follow.
10/12/2016 To 03/01/2017
Leicester Comedy Festival Gala Preview Show
06/01/2017 19:30
One Night of Elvis Parking
08/01/2017 18:30
Special orchestral concert to commemorate Elvis Presley's birthday.There are Elvis tributes..... and then there’s Lee Memphis King. Lee Memphis King, Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist, recreates the essence of the King; The ’68 comeback Special and The Vegas Years with consummate ease and an almost unbelievable combination of stunningly accurate vocals and incredible passion in every performance.In this special production to commemorate the King’s birthday, Lee Memphis King portrays Elvis Presley at his peak from the iconic Comeback Special to the spectacular The Vegas Years. Resplendent in the most authentic costumes from Elvis’s performance and a 20 piece orchestra - featuring brass and string sections - backing this incredible performer, prepare to be taken back in time to see Elvis in the way it was. Over the last 10 years as Lee has toured his One Night of Elvis he has picked up numerous accolades and headlined and sold out some of the most prestigious venues across the UK and Europe.The first half of the show opens with a tribute to the most iconic TV Music production in music history, the ’68 Comeback Special. Hound Dog, Heartbreak Hotel and Don’t Be Cruel are all recreated in the most authentic reproduction of the TV special. The first half closes with an incredible rendition of If I Can Dream.The second half of the show is dedicated entirely to The Vegas Years when Elvis would perform in Las Vegas and tour throughout the US and Canada - the definitive record of these performances are contained in the films Elvis - That’s the Way It Is, Elvis On Tour and the Aloha from Hawaii concert.The show is enhanced by an orchestra of world-class musicians and backing vocalists coupled with impressive video screen projection mapping out Elvis’s life and music.Lee Memphis King recreates it all with stunning authenticity - the voice and, equally important for Lee, the passion and energy that Elvis put into his songs. He leaves audiences in no doubt that they are witnessing the world’s No 1 Elvis tribute artist. Pure entertainment and pure Presley.
One Night of Elvis
Special orchestral concert to commemorate Elvis Presley's birthday.

There are Elvis tributes..... and then there’s Lee Memphis King.

Lee Memphis King, Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist, recreates the essence of the King; The ’68 comeback Special and The Vegas Years with consummate ease and an almost unbelievable combination of stunningly accurate vocals and incredible passion in every performance.

In this special production to commemorate the King’s birthday, Lee Memphis King portrays Elvis Presley at his peak from the iconic Comeback Special to the spectacular The Vegas Years. Resplendent in the most authentic costumes from Elvis’s performance and a 20 piece orchestra - featuring brass and string sections - backing this incredible performer, prepare to be taken back in time to see Elvis in the way it was.

Over the last 10 years as Lee has toured his One Night of Elvis he has picked up numerous accolades and headlined and sold out some of the most prestigious venues across the UK and Europe.

The first half of the show opens with a tribute to the most iconic TV Music production in music history, the ’68 Comeback Special. Hound Dog, Heartbreak Hotel and Don’t Be Cruel are all recreated in the most authentic reproduction of the TV special. The first half closes with an incredible rendition of If I Can Dream.

The second half of the show is dedicated entirely to The Vegas Years when Elvis would perform in Las Vegas and tour throughout the US and Canada - the definitive record of these performances are contained in the films Elvis - That’s the Way It Is, Elvis On Tour and the Aloha from Hawaii concert.

The show is enhanced by an orchestra of world-class musicians and backing vocalists coupled with impressive video screen projection mapping out Elvis’s life and music.

Lee Memphis King recreates it all with stunning authenticity - the voice and, equally important for Lee, the passion and energy that Elvis put into his songs. He leaves audiences in no doubt that they are witnessing the world’s No 1 Elvis tribute artist. Pure entertainment and pure Presley.
08/01/2017 19:30
Classic Rock Show - Parking
21/01/2017 18:30
Giselle Parking
02/02/2017 18:30
The most poignant of all classical ballets is filled with dramatic passion in a chilling and heart-rending tale of love, treachery and forgiveness from beyond the grave. The moving story of delicate Giselle and her aristocratic but duplicitous lover Albrecht is set to a glorious score. From the visual splendour of the rustic villagers happily gathering the harvest at the start of the story to the eerie moonlit forest haunted by beautifully drifting spirits, this production is unforgettable.The critics said…"A heart-warming fantasy ballet."
Giselle

The most poignant of all classical ballets is filled with dramatic passion in a chilling and heart-rending tale of love, treachery and forgiveness from beyond the grave. The moving story of delicate Giselle and her aristocratic but duplicitous lover Albrecht is set to a glorious score. From the visual splendour of the rustic villagers happily gathering the harvest at the start of the story to the eerie moonlit forest haunted by beautifully drifting spirits, this production is unforgettable.

The critics said…"A heart-warming fantasy ballet."

02/02/2017 19:30
Swan Lake - Parking
03/02/2017 18:30
The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky's haunting and unforgettable score. From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all. From Odile, the temptress in black tulle as she seduced the Prince by spinning with captivating precision to the spellbound purity of the swan queen, Odette as she flutters with emotional intensity, the dual role of Odette/ Odile is one of ballet's most unmissable technical challenges.
Swan Lake
The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky's haunting and unforgettable score. From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all. From Odile, the temptress in black tulle as she seduced the Prince by spinning with captivating precision to the spellbound purity of the swan queen, Odette as she flutters with emotional intensity, the dual role of Odette/ Odile is one of ballet's most unmissable technical challenges.
03/02/2017 19:30
The Nutcracker - Parking
04/02/2017
This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. As snowflakes fall outside, the warm glow of the open fire sends flickering shadows across the boughs of the Christmas tree and all the presents beneath. When midnight strikes we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems, toy dolls spring to life, the mouse-king and his mouse-army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins. "...the scenery turned the stage into a winter wonderland."   
The Nutcracker
This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. As snowflakes fall outside, the warm glow of the open fire sends flickering shadows across the boughs of the Christmas tree and all the presents beneath. When midnight strikes we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems, toy dolls spring to life, the mouse-king and his mouse-army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins.

"...the scenery turned the stage into a winter wonderland." 

 

 

04/02/2017
Jimmy Carr - The Best Of - Parking
10/02/2017 To 13/06/2017
Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr’s new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment. Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he’s performed nine sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over two million people across four continents. He’s won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-Up Tour and been nominated for the Perrier Award.Now all that experience is being put to good use - you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show - this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.
Jimmy Carr - The Best of
Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.

A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr’s new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment.

Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he’s performed nine sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over two million people across four continents. He’s won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-Up Tour and been nominated for the Perrier Award.

Now all that experience is being put to good use - you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show - this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.
10/02/2017 To 13/06/2017
Ken Dodd - Parking
11/02/2017 18:00
Bowie Experience - Parking
17/02/2017 18:30
Bowie Experience is a spectacular concert featuring all of David Bowie’s hits - celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon. An unforgettable journey of sound and vision through David Bowie’s golden years from Space Oddity through to Let's Dance.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 one 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, Heroes and Absolute Beginners."Utterly, Utterly Brilliant." Newcastle Chronicle"An Absolute Delight. Superb.” The Western Gazette 
Bowie Experience
Bowie Experience is a spectacular concert featuring all of David Bowie’s hits - celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon. An unforgettable journey of sound and vision through David Bowie’s golden years from Space Oddity through to Let's Dance.

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 one 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, Heroes and Absolute Beginners.

"Utterly, Utterly Brilliant." Newcastle Chronicle

"An Absolute Delight. Superb.” The Western Gazette 
17/02/2017 19:30
like the name says it’s a comedy club 4 kids! cracking entertainment for everyone over six years old and under 400 years old (no vampires). we have the best comedians from the uk and world circuit doing what they do best… but without the rude bits!
Comedy Club 4 Kids
like the name says it’s a comedy club 4 kids!

cracking entertainment for everyone over six years old and under 400 years old (no vampires). we have the best comedians from the uk and world circuit doing what they do best… but without the rude bits!
18/02/2017 14:00
Mike and The Mechanics - Parking
23/02/2017 18:30
Mike and The Mechanics, who have sold over 10 million records worldwide, will return in February with their nationwide Word of Mouth Tour 2017. Genesis founding member Mike Rutherford (guitar) – joins forces with a new generation Mike and The Mechanics which includes one of the UK’s most prolific R&B singer, Andrew Roachford (lead and backing vocals) – whose previous hits include Cuddly Tour and Family Man, and Canadian-born singer, Tim Howar (lead and backing vocals)  who formed and toured with his band Vantramp, with the likes of Rod Stewart and Paulo Nutini.
Mike and The Mechanics

Mike and The Mechanics, who have sold over 10 million records worldwide, will return in February with their nationwide Word of Mouth Tour 2017.

Genesis founding member Mike Rutherford (guitar) – joins forces with a new generation Mike and The Mechanics which includes one of the UK’s most prolific R&B singer, Andrew Roachford (lead and backing vocals) – whose previous hits include Cuddly Tour and Family Man, and Canadian-born singer, Tim Howar (lead and backing vocals)  who formed and toured with his band Vantramp, with the likes of Rod Stewart and Paulo Nutini.

23/02/2017 19:30
Brit Floyd - Parking
01/03/2017 19:00
Brit Floyd - Pink Floyd Immersion World Tour 2017
01/03/2017 20:00
The Full Monty - Parking
06/03/2017 To 11/03/2017
A British film about six out-of-work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose, took the world by storm.Based on his smash-hit film and adapted for the stage by Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy, this hilarious and heartfelt production starring Gary Lucy and a cast of 14 has not only been getting standing ovations every night, but was also voted best touring production by the UK Theatre Awards.With songs by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones, this is classic British comedy stripped bare and at its best. Drop everything and book today!“Chuffing brilliant.” Daily Mail“Chuffing champion.” Mail on Sunday“Terrific.” The Sunday Times“Uproariously entertaining – every inch a whopping hit.” Daily Telegraph
The Full Monty

A British film about six out-of-work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose, took the world by storm.
Based on his smash-hit film and adapted for the stage by Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy, this hilarious and heartfelt production starring Gary Lucy and a cast of 14 has not only been getting standing ovations every night, but was also voted best touring production by the UK Theatre Awards.

With songs by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones, this is classic British comedy stripped bare and at its best. Drop everything and book today!

“Chuffing brilliant.” Daily Mail

“Chuffing champion.” Mail on Sunday

“Terrific.” The Sunday Times

“Uproariously entertaining – every inch a whopping hit.” Daily Telegraph


06/03/2017 To 11/03/2017
Sam Bailey - Parking
18/03/2017 18:00
Hot off the back of her portrayal of Mama Morton in the critically-acclaimed show Chicago, X Factor winner Sam Bailey returns to the stage with her very own live show.  The Sing My Heart Out tour is set to coincide with the release of Sam’s new album of the same name, and as the title suggests is guaranteed to showcase the former prison-officer’s powerhouse vocals.  
Sam Bailey
Hot off the back of her portrayal of Mama Morton in the critically-acclaimed show Chicago, X Factor winner Sam Bailey returns to the stage with her very own live show.  The Sing My Heart Out tour is set to coincide with the release of Sam’s new album of the same name, and as the title suggests is guaranteed to showcase the former prison-officer’s powerhouse vocals.  
18/03/2017 19:30
Sensational 60's Experience - Parking
31/03/2017 18:30
Without doubt the most explosive 60s show touring the UK.  This is the must see 60s extravaganza for 2016. Original classics performed by five of the most influential artistes of the 60s. Starring Chris Farlowe, Hermans Hermits, Steve Ellis (Voice of Love Affair) New Amen Corner, Union Gapuk and hosted by Alan Mosca from Freddie & The Dreamers.Timeless classics such as, I’m Into Something Good, Out Of Time, Everlasting Love, Bend Me Shape Me, Young Girl plus many more.Step back in time and relive the past during an evening true to the 60s when pop music was at its very best.  Book early to guarantee your seat.
The Sensational 60's Experience
Without doubt the most explosive 60s show touring the UK.  This is the must see 60s extravaganza for 2016. Original classics performed by five of the most influential artistes of the 60s.

Starring Chris Farlowe, Hermans Hermits, Steve Ellis (Voice of Love Affair) New Amen Corner, Union Gapuk and hosted by Alan Mosca from Freddie & The Dreamers.

Timeless classics such as, I’m Into Something Good, Out Of Time, Everlasting Love, Bend Me Shape Me, Young Girl plus many more.

Step back in time and relive the past during an evening true to the 60s when pop music was at its very best. 

Book early to guarantee your seat.
31/03/2017 19:30
Dirty Dancing Parking
10/04/2017 To 15/04/2017
Have the time of your life with the ultimate live experience: Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage. Full of passion and romance, heart-pounding music and sensationally sexy dancing, the record-breaking musical is even better than before in this all-new production. The classic story of Baby and Johnny returns, following two blockbuster West End runs and two hit UK tours, featuring the hit songs Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart-stopping (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.
Dirty Dancing
Have the time of your life with the ultimate live experience: Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage. Full of passion and romance, heart-pounding music and sensationally sexy dancing, the record-breaking musical is even better than before in this all-new production.
 
The classic story of Baby and Johnny returns, following two blockbuster West End runs and two hit UK tours, featuring the hit songs Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart-stopping (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.
10/04/2017 To 15/04/2017
Purple Rain
18/04/2017 19:30
Puccini La Boheme - Parking
21/04/2017 18:30
Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestraDirected by Ellen Kent, this brand new production is traditionally staged and features beautiful sets and costumes.La Boheme is one of the most romantic operas ever written. It tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer. The set reflects the Bohemian art of the period and will include, a local brass band, snow effects and Muzetta’s dog will also make an entrance.This classic tale of Parisian love and loss features many famous arias including Your Tiny Hand is Frozen, They Call Me Mimi and Muzetta’s Waltz. “Authentic, tender and passionate.” Daily TelegraphSung in Italian with English surtitles.
Puccini La Boheme

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra

Directed by Ellen Kent, this brand new production is traditionally staged and features beautiful sets and costumes.

La Boheme is one of the most romantic operas ever written. It tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer.

The set reflects the Bohemian art of the period and will include, a local brass band, snow effects and Muzetta’s dog will also make an entrance.

This classic tale of Parisian love and loss features many famous arias including Your Tiny Hand is Frozen, They Call Me Mimi and Muzetta’s Waltz.

“Authentic, tender and passionate.” Daily Telegraph

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

21/04/2017 19:30
Uprising - Parking
27/05/2017 12:30
 
Uprising

 

27/05/2017 13:00