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Chorley Theatre


Dole Lane, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 2RL

Tel: 01257 264 362

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Chorley Theatre

Enjoy a wide variety of plays, comedy, film, and event cinema in Chorley town centre.

Home to Chorley Youth Theatre and Chorley Empire Community Cinema, and programming a range of events which include some music events and plenty of comedy nights. Films are shown in digital HD with surround sound, and Frederick’s Lancashire ice cream is enjoyed at every event.

The theatre is owned and operated by Chorley Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society (CADOS), an amateur dramatics group founded in 1933 who bought the empty 'Empire Picture House' in 1960 and converted it into a theatre. CADOS stage at least 6 productions per year, including an annual Pantomime.

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)


Saturday, 31st July 2021 - Saturday, 31st July 2021

Oh What A Carry OnOh What A Carry OnThe official Carry On historian, Robert Ross, presents an affectionate salute to celebrate sixty glorious years of the Carry On films,
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Saturday, 14th August 2021 - Saturday, 14th August 2021

Mick MillerMick MillerMick Miller is one of the hardest working comedians in the UK.
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Monday, 6th September 2021 - Saturday, 11th September 2021

Bouncers posterBouncersJohn Godber's timeless play set in a seedy Northern nightclub, where we meet the boys, the girls, the cheesy DJ
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Saturday, 18th September 2021 - Saturday, 18th September 2021

Alfie MooreAlfie MooreAlfie Moore: Fair Cop Unleashed Join BBC Radio 4's cop-turned-comedian Alfie Moore for his latest stand-up tour show.
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Sunday, 19th September 2021 - Sunday, 19th September 2021

Mark Watson: This Can't Be ItMark Watson: This Can't Be ItWe've all had some pondering to do about the fragility of life recently, but don't worry, skinny national treasure Mark Watson has it covered
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Tuesday, 21st September 2021 - Tuesday, 21st September 2021

Steve RoyleSteve RoyleBritain's Got Talent 2020 top three finalist, comedian, juggler and variety star Steve Royle takes his Royle Variety Performance on the road for a fun-filled evening for all the family.
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Monday, 25th October 2021 - Monday, 25th October 2021

Back to the FutureBack To The Future Day! Celebrating 35 years of the classic adventure, watch all three films on the big screen!
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Friday, 29th October 2021 - Friday, 29th October 2021

The Wizard of OzThe Wizard of Oz! The beloved family fantasy movie, in which a tornado blows farm girl Dorothy into a wondrous magical land. To get home she needs to find the wizard, and makes many friends along the way. But to return to the farm she must face all the obstacles ahead, including the Wicked Witch of…
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Sunday, 31st October 2021 - Sunday, 31st October 2021

Manfords Comedy Club - LIVE COMEDYManfords Comedy Club LIVE COMEDY £12.50 A regular event in which Jason and Colin Manford select some of their favourite circuit comedians and sends them to Chorley Theatre for a great night of comedy. Check www.manfordscomedyclub.com for line-up details. Please note Jason will not be part of the…
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Monday, 1st November 2021 - Monday, 1st November 2021

Swing Commanders - LIVE MUSICThis hugely talented, high-energy Lancashire band has wowed listeners and dancers alike through its unique presentation of some of the finest music from the 30s, 40s and 50s, with its array of six specialist musicians, five solo voices and as for instruments..
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Sunday, 7th November 2021 - Sunday, 7th November 2021

LIVE COMEDYCarl is allowed to play out again. Just like everyone one else Carl has been shelved for the last year. He is now delighted to return to the Socially-Distanced Theatre and offer a night of stand-up comedy, indoors, socially distanced, under a tent, in a mask that’s been sanitised, before we get…
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  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018




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