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Darwen Library Theatre

Type:Theatre

Knott Street, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 3BU

Tel: 01254 706006

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Darwen Library Theatre, Darwen
Darwen Library Theatre is a popular and intimate theatre which promotes a thrilling all year round programme of theatre, music, comedy and community arts activities designed to entertain, amuse, inform and provoke!

Tickets can be purchased from Darwen Library (above the theatre), King George's Hall, Blackburn, or at the theatre box from an hour before the show (subject to availability).

Prices

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Prices vary from show to showFree

Tickets can be purchased from Darwen Library (above the theatre), King George's Hall, Blackburn, or at the theatre box from an hour before the show (subject to availability).

Opening Times

Darwen Library Theatre (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 17:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Events

Thursday, 9th April 2020 - Thursday, 9th April 2020

Simon Evans: The Work of the DevilSimon Evans: The Work of the Devil *POSTPONED**POSTPONED - New Date TBC* Simon Evans’ last show, Genius 2.0 provided an hilarious analysis of the departure of any visible sign of intelligence from modern life. His new show raises the stakes at Darwen Library Theatre on Thursday 19th April 2020 at 8pm. Tickets from £14.
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Saturday, 18th April 2020 - Saturday, 18th April 2020

Edwina HayesEdwina Hayes *POSTPONED**POSTPONED* Edwina’s beautifully written songs, charming stage presence, and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. She plays at Darwen Library Theatre on Saturday 18th April 2020 at 8pm. Tickets from £13.
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Saturday, 25th April 2020 - Saturday, 25th April 2020

GAGAGAGA *POSTPONED**POSTPONED* From numerous Queen Conventions to TV appearances, GA GA have consistently proved why they are so highly rated by critics and audiences alike. They return to Darwen Library Theatre on Saturday 25th April 2020 at 7:30pm. Tickets £17.50.
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Friday, 1st May 2020 - Friday, 1st May 2020

Sunday, 3rd May 2020 - Sunday, 3rd May 2020

Cinema Live Presents: Michael Ball & Alfie BoeCinema Live Presents: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe *POSTPONED**POSTPONED - New Date TBC* Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are ‘Back Together’ and set to delight viewers at Darwen Library Theatre with the final show of their UK tour at the O2 Arena. Showing on Friday 1st May 2020 at 7:30pm and Sunday 3rd May 2020 at 3pm. Tickets from £15.50.
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Friday, 8th May 2020 - Friday, 8th May 2020

Beach Body ReadyBeach Body ReadyIt’s the season of cutting carbs, hitting it hard at the gym, and shaving everything from the chin down. Join The Roaring Girls for a defiantly feel-good show which sticks two fingers up at how the media says you should look at Darwen Library Theatre on Friday 8th May 2020 at 7:15pm. Tickets £10.
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Saturday, 9th May 2020 - Saturday, 9th May 2020

Hue & CryHue & CryBrothers Patrick and Gregory Kane formed Hue and Cry in 1983 and the duo made a huge impact in the late 80’s with massive hit singles such as ‘Labour of Love’. They play at Darwen Library Theatre on Saturday 9th May 2020 at 8pm. Tickets from £21.50.
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Saturday, 16th May 2020 - Saturday, 16th May 2020

Suzi Ruffell: Dance Like Everyone’s WatchingSuzi Ruffell: Dance Like Everyone’s Watching *POSTPONED**POSTPONED - New Date TBC* The last twelve months have been massive for Suzi Ruffell; a smash hit UK tour and heaps of television appearances. Come and see what all the fuss is about at Darwen Library Theatre on Saturday 16th May 2020 at 8pm. Tickets from £13.
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Thursday, 21st May 2020 - Thursday, 21st May 2020

NT Live: The WelkinNT Live: The WelkinOne life in the hands of 12 women. Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder. National Theatre Live presents The Welkin on Thursday 21st May 2020 at 7pm. Tickets from £13.
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Thursday, 28th May 2020 - Thursday, 28th May 2020

Rubbish ShakespeareRubbish ShakespeareAthens. The past. Four idiots enter wearing bed sheets for togas. They attempt to perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream in an hour. And fail. Miserably. With hilarious results! Rubbish Shakespeare comes to Darwen Library Theatre on Thursday 28th May 2020 at 2:30pm. Tickets £8.
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Friday, 29th May 2020 - Friday, 29th May 2020

You're My WorldYou're My WorldFeaturing hits from The Beatles, The Kinks, Gerry and The Pacemakers and more, join Cilla Black on her journey from The Cavern to the London Palladium, You're My World comes to Darwen Library Theatre on Friday 29th May 2020 at 8pm. Tickets from £16.50.
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Friday, 5th June 2020 - Friday, 5th June 2020

I, ElizabethI, ElizabethElizabeth I: Queen at 25, political phoenix and famously unmarried – but who was the woman beneath the crown? Directed by Olivier Award winner, Guy Masterson, I, Elizabeth comes to Darwen Library Theatre on Friday 5th June 2020 at 8pm. Tickets from £11.
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Saturday, 13th June 2020 - Saturday, 13th June 2020

Ivo Graham: The Game of LifeIvo Graham: The Game of LifeThe time for faff is over: one of the most hilariously anxious blatherers in the business, Ivo Graham, comes to Darwen Library Theatre on Saturday 13th June 2020 at 8pm. Tickets £14.
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Saturday, 20th June 2020 - Saturday, 20th June 2020

Pink FloydianPink FloydianA Pink Floydian show is much more than a gig, it is a faithful recreation of Floyd at their finest. With a new light and laser show, the shows promise great entertainment at Darwen Library Theatre on Saturday 20th June 2020 at 7:30pm. Tickets from £13.50.
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Friday, 10th July 2020 - Friday, 10th July 2020

Last of the Summer WineLast of the Summer WineAcclaimed impressionist Julian Dutton brings the classic sitcom Last of the Summer Wine to the stage in a brand-new tour, coming to Darwen Library Theatre on Friday 10th July 2020 at 7:30pm. Tickets from £14.
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Thursday, 23rd July 2020 - Thursday, 23rd July 2020

NT Live: Jack Absolute Flies AgainNT Live: Jack Absolute Flies AgainFrom the writer of One Man, Two Guvnors comes a hilarious new play, set in 1940s British summertime. Thea Sharrock (Me Before You) directs a cast including Caroline Quentin and Richard Fleeshman in this joyous farce, showing at Darwen Library Theatre on Thursday 23rd July 2020 at 7pm. Tickets from…
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Thursday, 13th August 2020 - Thursday, 13th August 2020

Nick ButterNick ButterAs of November 2019, Nick will be crowned the first person to run a marathon in every country in the world. Along with this, he sets a number of world records and has a wild, eclectic story to tell at Darwen Library Theatre on Thursday 13th August 2020 at 7:30pm. Tickets £26.50.
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Friday, 21st August 2020 - Friday, 21st August 2020

Ruts DC - AcousticRuts DC - AcousticFollowing on from their packed out acoustic show at Rebellion 2019, Segs, Ruffy and Leigh finally take the Acoustic show on the road leading you on a journey through the Ruts/RutsDC catalogue and more at Darwen Library Theatre on Friday 21st August 2020at 7pm. Tickets £17.
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Thursday, 17th September 2020 - Thursday, 17th September 2020

The Word Is Terry ChristianThe Word Is Terry ChristianJoin award winning broadcaster, stand up comedian and Word host Terry Christian as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of this iconic and quintessentially 90s TV show at Darwen Library Theatre on Thursday 17th September 2020 at 8pm. Tickets £15.50.
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Friday, 18th September 2020 - Friday, 18th September 2020

Kiki Dee & Carmelo LuggeriKiki Dee & Carmelo LuggeriJoin Kiki and Carmelo for an acoustic journey of stories and song which include unique covers of songs by artists such as Kate Bush and Frank Sinatra and of course Kiki’s own hits at Darwen Library Theatre on Friday 18th September 2020 at 7:30pm. Tickets £21.50.
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Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 - Wednesday, 23rd September 2020

Nick ButterNick ButterAs of November of this year, Nick will be crowned the first person to run a marathon in every country in the world. Along with this, he sets a number of world records and has a wild, eclectic story to tell at Darwen Library Theatre on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 at 7:30pm. Tickets £26.50.
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Saturday, 10th October 2020 - Saturday, 10th October 2020

David Harper’s Romp with the Georgians!David Harper’s Romp with the Georgians!The show will recall an age of lavish and dangerous fashions, terrible jobs, strange events, outrageous characters and dastardly historical stories our history teachers didn’t tell us! David Harper's Romp With The Georgians comes to Darwen Library Theatre on Saturday 10th October 2020 at 7:30pm.…
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Sunday, 18th October 2020 - Sunday, 18th October 2020

Billy Mitchell & Bob FoxBilly Mitchell & Bob FoxLeading you through some of their favourite songs including Lindisfarne classics and traditional folk arrangements, Billy Mitchell and Bob Fox play at Darwen Library Theatre on Sunday 18th October 2020 at 7pm. Tickets £18.50.
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Wednesday, 21st October 2020 - Wednesday, 21st October 2020

Jig JamJig JamJigJam are a multi-award-winning quartet from the heart of the midlands of Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with Bluegrass and Americana into a new genre at Darwen Library Theatre on Wednesday 21st October 2020 at 7:30pm. Tickets from £13.
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Thursday, 22nd October 2020 - Thursday, 22nd October 2020

Myra Dubois: Dead FunnyMyra Dubois: Dead FunnyMyra is dead; long live Myra! Realising she stands to miss out on the most attention she’ll ever receive, Myra brings forward her funeral to make sure people get it right at Darwen Library Theatre on Thursday 22nd October 2020 at 7:30pm. Tickets from £13.
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Friday, 23rd October 2020 - Friday, 23rd October 2020

Roy Orbison and The Travelling Wilburys ExperienceRoy Orbison and The Travelling Wilburys ExperienceWith the Wilburys never actually going on tour, perhaps due to the untimely death of Roy Orbison in 1988. Their millions of fans never got to see them in a live concert experience. Roy Orbison & The Travelling Wilburys experience comes to Darwen Library Theatre on Friday 23rd October 2020 at 7:30pm…
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Friday, 30th October 2020 - Friday, 30th October 2020

Exciting ScienceExciting ScienceThis Brand New, Exciting & Educational show will amaze & astound all ages from 4 years & upwards, as we put the “Exciting” back into Science at Darwen Library Theatre on Friday 30th October 2020 at 2:30pm. Tickets £13.
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Friday, 30th October 2020 - Friday, 30th October 2020

Merry HellMerry HellMerry Hell do Merry Halloween. Merry Hell is a band founded on the ever evolving Folk tradition – music made by the people and shared by the people. They make their welcome return to Darwen Library Theatre on Friday 30th October 2020 at 7pm. Tickets from £13.50.
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Saturday, 31st October 2020 - Saturday, 31st October 2020

Nosferatu: A Symphony of HorrorsNosferatu: A Symphony of HorrorsNosferatu (1922) is arguably the film that gave birth to the horror genre. Chris Green’s new score was commissioned by English Heritage for a live outdoor screening of the film at Dracula’s spiritual home. This combination will be performed alongside a screening at Darwen Library Theatre on…
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Friday, 13th November 2020 - Friday, 13th November 2020

Henry NormalHenry NormalAn evening of pure escape with stories, jokes and poems from writer, poet and TV and film producer Henry Normal. Featuring all your favourite poems from his BBC Radio 4 series and his seven poetry collections at Darwen Library Theatre on Friday 13th November 2020 at 8pm. Tickets from £12.50.
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Wednesday, 25th November 2020 - Wednesday, 25th November 2020

The Amy Winehouse ExperienceLionessThe Amy Winehouse Experience will take you on a journey through the emotional roller coaster of her song writing, guaranteed to have you singing and dancing along throughout the performance at Darwen Library Theatre on Wednesday 25th November 2020 at 7:30pm. Tickets from £16.
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Thursday, 26th November 2020 - Friday, 27th November 2020

Bridget ChristieBridget ChristieJoin Bridget as she tries to work out who she is and see her tell one of the most expensive and dangerous jokes in the history of stand-up at Darwen Library Theatre on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th November 2020 at 7:30pm. Tickets £20.
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Saturday, 20th February 2021 - Saturday, 20th February 2021

Clinton Baptiste: The Paranormalist ReturnsClinton Baptiste: The Paranormalist Returns*POSTPONED - NEW DATE TBC* *Sold Out* Join paranormal sensation Clinton Baptiste as he takes you on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the Celestial Curtains at Darwen Library Theatre on Saturday 20th February 2021 at 7:30pm. Tickets £19.
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Sunday, 21st February 2021 - Sunday, 21st February 2021

Clinton Baptiste: The Paranormalist ReturnsClinton Baptiste: The Paranormalist Returns*POSTPONED - NEW DATE TBC* Join paranormal sensation Clinton Baptiste as he takes you on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the Celestial Curtains. Second date added due to high demand at Darwen Library Theatre on Sunday 21st February 2021 at 7:30pm.…
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Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018

Directions

Road Directions

From M65 take junction 4 & follow A666 to Darwen, on approaching the centre of Darwen you will see the brown tourist signs for 'Library Theatre'.

Public Transport Directions

There are regular buses & trains into Darwen Town Centre from Blackburn,Bolton & Manchester. For further details about public transport please contact Blackburn Visitor Centre 01254 688040.

For information out of normal office hours contact Travelines 08714 200 2233 or National Rail 08457 484950

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Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
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  • Visa accepted

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  • In town/city centre

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