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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 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)


Friday, 1st July 2022 - Friday, 1st July 2022

Gigspanner Big Band
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Sunday, 18th September 2022 - Sunday, 18th September 2022

New Dawn Fades: A Play About Joy Division and Manchester
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Friday, 23rd September 2022 - Friday, 23rd September 2022

Scott Bennett
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Sunday, 2nd October 2022 - Sunday, 2nd October 2022

Mark Simmons
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Saturday, 8th October 2022 - Saturday, 8th October 2022

Mitch Benn
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Tuesday, 25th October 2022 - Tuesday, 25th October 2022

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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Saturday, 29th October 2022 - Saturday, 29th October 2022

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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Monday, 31st October 2022 - Monday, 31st October 2022

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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Tuesday, 1st November 2022 - Tuesday, 1st November 2022

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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Monday, 7th November 2022 - Monday, 7th November 2022

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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Sunday, 20th November 2022 - Sunday, 20th November 2022

Glenn Moore
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Friday, 25th November 2022 - Friday, 25th November 2022

Justin Moorhouse
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Friday, 9th December 2022 - Saturday, 17th December 2022

King Arthur - The Panto
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  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018




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  • Special Group Rates

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  • Groups accepted
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  • Group discounts available

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