Autumn is here and the countdown to Christmas has begun. The spectacular Mary Poppins continues at the Alhambra Theatre until Saturday 10 December and we are getting ready to take a trip to Neverland when the magical pantomime adventure Peter Pan arrives in town from Saturday 17 December.

We are excited to announce our spring 2017 season with dance, drama, music, comedy and musicals to suit all tastes. Some highlights at the Alhambra Theatre include Anton & Erin Swing Time, Sunny Afternoon, Anita and Me, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Joe McElderry and two operas from Ellen Kent Productions. At King’s Hall, Ilkley there are delights such as We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and Ruby Wax – Frazzled. Plus comedy fans should definitely visit our newly refreshed Studio with Patrick Monahan, Tom Allen and Suzi Ruffell all making appearances. For classical music lovers the 29th Bradford Chamber Season continues at the beautiful Bradford Cathedral.

Adam Renton, General Manager Bradford Theatres says:

‘As this year draws to a close, we are now looking ahead to exciting times in 2017 at Bradford Theatres, with a diverse and vibrant selection of shows. As ever, you can continue to enjoy the best in live entertainment at the Alhambra Theatre, including opera; musicals, dance, drama; and don’t forget our pantomime runs until the end of January 2017.

There is still time to find the perfect festive gift and if you’re not quite sure which show your friends and family members want to see, why not treat them to a Bradford Theatres Friends Membership package or Gift Vouchers. Alternatively you could treat them to a pre-show meal in our very popular Restaurant 1914 or an upgrade to the Laidler Lounge VIP bar.’


Peter Pan- The Swashbuckling Pantomime Adventure – Saturday 17 December 2016 – Sunday 29 January 2017, Alhambra Theatre. Signed: Thur 22 Dec 2.30pm, Audio Described: Wed 4 Jan 2pm & 7.15pm, Captioned: Sun 15 Jan – 1pm, Relaxed Performance –Tue 17 Jan, 7.15pm Take a trip to Neverland with the Alhambra Theatre’s magical family pantomime adventure, Peter Pan. King of Yorkshire pantomime funny-man Billy Pearce returns to lead a star cast including actor, singer and television presenter Darren Day, Emmerdale soap-star Charlie Hardwick and pop and musical theatre sensation Jon Lee.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Tuesday 17 & Wednesday 18 January, King’s Hall, Ilkley (Recommended for ages 3+)

Fidelio Trio – Friday 27 January, Bradford Cathedral – Part of Bradford International Classical Concert Season 2016/17: Bradford 29th Chamber Season

Del & Rodney & Edmund & Queenie The Comedy Dinner Shows – Monday 30 January & Tuesday 31 January, Restaurant 1914 at The Alhambra Theatre. Entertainment by Laughlines Comedy Entertainment. Includes a three course dinner.


Aida & La Boheme – Sunday 5 & Monday 6 February, Alhambra Theatre Opera & Ballet International proudly presents two Ellen Kent productions, with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Anton & Erin Swing Time – Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8 February, Alhambra Theatre Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple Anton du Beke & Erin Boag when they return with an exciting new show for 2017!

Omid Djalili -Schmuck For a Night – Friday 10 February, Alhambra Theatre (Suitable for ages 16 +)

Ruby Wax – Frazzled A Guide to Mindfulness – Thursday 16 February, King’s Hall, Ilkley

Gerry Cross the Mersey – Tuesday 21 February, King’s Hall, Ilkley

The King is Back – Ben Portsmouth is Elvis – Saturday 18 February, Alhambra Theatre Internationally renowned as one, if not the best Elvis tribute in the world today, Ben Portsmouth will bring his unique style, charisma and tenpiece band to show you why he is regarded as the best in the business.

Sister Act – Monday 20 – Saturday 25 February, Alhambra Theatre Signed: Thur 23 Feb 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 24 Feb 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 25 Feb 2.30pm This all new critically acclaimed production of the Broadway and West End smash hit musical comedy starring Alexandra Burke (The X Factor, The Bodyguard) is coming to Bradford for one week only! Directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, Sister Act is the feel-amazing show based on the movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith.

John Shuttleworth – My Last Will and Tasty Mint – Monday 27 February, King’s Hall, Ilkley

Sunny Afternoon – Tuesday 28 February – Saturday 4 March, Alhambra Theatre Signed: Thur 2 Mar 7.30pm, Captioned: Fri 3 Mar 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 4 Mar 2.30pm Sunny Afternoon tells the captivating tale of how one of Britain’s greatest bands, The Kinks, rose to stardom. Featuring the iconic hits You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, All Day and All of the Night, Lola, Sunny Afternoon and many more.


Croft & Pearce – Are Not Themselves – Friday 3 March, The Studio

You’ve Got A Friend – The Music of James Taylor and Carole King – Friday 3 March, King’s Hall, Ilkley

Count Arthur Strong – The Sound of Mucus – Saturday 4 March, King’s Hall, Ilkley (Recommended age 14+)

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games – Tuesday 7 – Sunday 12 March, Alhambra Theatre Celebrating 20 years since he debuted Lord of the Dance, Flatley’s UK tour will star his protégés James Keegan, Morgan Comer and Matthew Smith in the role of the Lord of the Dance. The show is produced, choreographed and directed by Michael Flatley.

Emily Sun (Violin) & Jennifer Hughes (Piano) – Friday 10 March, Bradford Cathedral – Part of Bradford International Classical Concert Season 2016/17: Bradford 29th Chamber Season

The Full Monty – Monday 13 – Saturday 18 March, Alhambra Theatre Captioned: Fri 17 Mar 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 18 Mar 2.30pm Based on his smash hit film and adapted for the stage by Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy, this hilarious and heartfelt production stars Gary Lucy, Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Chris Fountain, Anthony Lewis, Kai Owen and a cast of fourteen and is directed by Jack Ryder.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show – Thursday 16 March, King’s Hall, Ilkley The timeless classic makes its way off the page and onto the stage in this wonderful production, featuring a menagerie of 75 loveable puppets. (Suitable for ages 3+)

Pub Quiz For Kids with Patrick Monahan – Saturday 18 March, The Studio (Recommended age 5+)

Patrick Monahan – That 80s Show – Saturday 18 March, The Studio (Recommended age 16+)

Miles Jupp -Songs of Freedom – Monday 20 March, King’s Hall, Ilkley

Anita and Me – Tuesday 21 – Saturday 25 March, Alhambra Theatre Captioned: Wed 22 Mar 7.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 25 Mar 2.30pm Meera Syal’s much-loved novel bursts on to the Alhambra stage after sell-out runs at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Stratford East. With Shobna Gulati (Coronation Street, Dinnerladies) as Daljit.

Rob Beckett – Mouth of the South – Tuesday 28 March, King’s Hall, Ilkley

Matthew Bourne’s Production of The Red Shoes – Tuesday 28 March – Saturday 1 April, Alhambra Theatre Matthew Bourne’s magical adaptation of the classic Powell and Pressburger film. An intoxicating drama where life imitates art with fateful consequences; The Red Shoes will dazzle your senses and break your heart.


Menopause The Musical – Sunday 2 April, Alhambra Theatre Starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) and Ruth Berkeley (Penny Dreadful)

The Matt Monro Story – The Singer’s Singer – Wednesday 5 April, King’s Hall, Ilkley

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 April, Alhambra Theatre Audio Described: Thur 6 April 2pm, Signed: Thur 6 April 7.30pm Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door. Starring Joe McElderry.

European Union Chamber Orchestra With Bradford Cathedral Choir – Friday 7 April, Bradford Cathedral – Part of Bradford International Classical Concert Season 2016/17: Bradford 29th Chamber Season

Dick and Dom Live! Tuesday 11 April, Alhambra Theatre Dick & Dom are touring the UK in a show that promises to get the whole family on their feet. The performance will be full of madcap challenges and audience participation games that will guarantee to have you in stitches. This is a show you won’t want to miss! On public sale Mon 21 November 2016.

An Evening with Boycott & Aggers 2017 – Friday 14 April, Alhambra Theatre Following their first run of hugely popular events, the extraordinary odd couple return again by popular demand to enthral, dazzle and entertain. On public sale Mon 21 November 2016.

Justin’s Party – Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 April, Alhambra Theatre Justin’s Party is a brand new show which is packed full of fantastic songs, dances and hilarious games guaranteed to make it the party of the year! There will be lots of exciting surprises along the way and you’ll get to meet Justin’s adorable new puppy Engelbert! (Age suitability 2+)

Tez – Saturday 22 April, The Studio Following a smash-hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, join Tez Ilyas as he leads you on a truly unique journey through his silly, smart and subversive take on life in his Britain.

Tom Allen & Suzi Ruffell – Hit the Road! Saturday 29 April, The Studio

The Wedding Singer – Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 April, Alhambra Theatre Captioned: Fri 28 Apr 8.30pm, Audio Described: Sat 29 Apr 2.30pm Don’t miss your chance to join the party of the year – with a musical that promises to get you up dancing faster than your Dad at a wedding, packed with songs which capture all the fun and energy of the Adam Sandler smash-hit film. Starring Ray Quinn, Ruth Madoc and Roxanne Pallett.


Buttershaw St Paul’s Amateur Operatic Dramatic Society presents Fiddler on the Roof – Thursday 2 – Saturday 4 February, Alhambra Theatre

Bradford Dance Network presents Exchanges – Saturday 11 February, Alhambra Theatre The Dance Bradford network stages its inaugural dance event Exchanges – an evening of dance performed by hundreds of young people and six professional dance artists from the Bradford district in a creative dance exchange.

To book for all of these shows please contact the Box Office on 01274 432000 or visit our website:

Booking fees apply:

Phone/Counter – £1 per ticket plus postage charge where applicable. Online – £1.50 per ticket plus £1 per transaction for postage.