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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 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 17:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Events

Sunday, 9th December 2018 - Monday, 24th December 2018

Jack & The BeanstalkPantomime: Jack & The BeanstalkJoin Darwen Library Theatre and PMA Productions Ltd as they present their fun-filled family show for Christmas 2018 – Jack and the Beanstalk, a fairy tale story to send the imagination wild, from 9th -24th December 2018. Tickets from: Adults £13 / Concessions £11 / Family £40 / Christmas Eve £13
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Saturday, 12th January 2019 - Saturday, 12th January 2019

NT Live - Antony & CleopatraNT Live – Antony & CleopatraBroadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Showing at Darwen Library Theatre on Saturday 12th January 2019 at 7pm. Tickets from £13.
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Friday, 18th January 2019 - Friday, 18th January 2019

Merry HellMerry HellMerry Hell make a welcome return to Darwen Library Theatre on Friday 18th January 2019 at 7pm.  Fresh from winning best band and best live act at the folking awards and with a new single “Bury me naked” getting great reviews things are going great for the band and their live shows are not to be...
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Wednesday, 23rd January 2019 - Wednesday, 23rd January 2019

Film - The Children ActFilm - The Children ActThe Children Act is a compelling and powerful drama telling the story of Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson), an eminent high court judge presiding over ethically complex cases. Certificate: 12, tickets £5.
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Thursday, 31st January 2019 - Thursday, 31st January 2019

NT Live - I'm Not RunningNT Live – I'm Not RunningNational Theatre Live presents "I'm Not Running", an explosive new play by David Hare, the writer of Pravda and Skylight. Showing at Darwen Library Theatre on Thursday 31st January 2019 at 7pm. Tickets from £13.
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Sunday, 3rd February 2019 - Sunday, 3rd February 2019

The ChurchfittersThe ChurchfittersThe Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A double bass made out of a saucepan, heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw, and foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms. They play at Darwen Library Theatre on Sunday 3rd February 2019 at 7:30pm. Tickets from...
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Saturday, 9th February 2019 - Saturday, 9th February 2019

Murder She Didn't WriteMurder She Didn't WriteA classic murder mystery is created on the spot in this ingenious and hilarious show from Bristol Improv Theatre’s resident company at Darwen Library Theatre on Saturday 9th February 2019 at 7:30pm. Tickets from £13
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Friday, 15th February 2019 - Friday, 15th February 2019

Mark ThomasMark ThomasMark Thomas is 54, the NHS is 70, UK national average life expectancy is 84. If Mark makes it to 84 the NHS will be 100, what will they both look like? Mark Thomas plays at Darwen Library Theatre on Friday 15th February 2019 at 7:30pm. Tickets from £13.
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Saturday, 16th February 2019 - Saturday, 16th February 2019

NT Live - The Tragedy of King Richard IINT Live - The Tragedy of King Richard IIDarwen Library Theatre & National Theatre Live present The Tragedy of King Richard II on Saturday 16th February 2019 at 7pm. Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas. Tickets from £13.
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Monday, 18th February 2019 - Monday, 18th February 2019

The Selfish GiantThe Selfish GiantInspired by the touching children’s story ‘The Selfish Giant’ by Oscar Wilde, Bristol’s two leading family theatre experts are combining forces to explore an unusual friendship, and how even the grumpiest giant’s heart can melt when Spring finally comes at Darwen Library Theatre on Monday 18th...
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Thursday, 21st February 2019 - Thursday, 21st February 2019

Film - Incredibles 2Film - Incredibles 2After a wait of 14 long years, this highly anticipated sequel to Disney/Pixar's smash hit movie The Incredibles will be shown at Darwen Library Theatre on Thursday 21st February 2019 at 2pm. Certificate PG, tickets £5.
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Friday, 22nd February 2019 - Friday, 22nd February 2019

DNADNAAndrew and Darren, best known as mind reading double act DNA, took the nation by storm when they appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in 2017 with their incredible telepathic ability known as “The Gift”. They bring their show to Darwen Library Theatre on Friday 22nd February 2019 at 7:30pm. Tickets...
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Thursday, 14th March 2019 - Thursday, 14th March 2019

An Evening With Dennis TaylorAn Evening With Dennis TaylorOn Thursday 14th March 2019 from 7pm, spend an evening with Dennis Taylor, the famous snooker player with the upside down glasses who beat Steve Davis to become World Snooker Champion in 1985. Tickets from £16.50.
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Friday, 15th March 2019 - Friday, 15th March 2019

Martin Turner (Ex- Wishbone Ash)Martin Turner, former member of Wishbone Ash will be performing at Darwen Library Theatre on Friday 15th March 2019 at 7:30pm. Tickets from £17.50.
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Saturday, 16th March 2019 - Saturday, 16th March 2019

The New Grass CuttersThe New Grass CuttersThe New Grass Cutters share a love of blue-grass music and are sure to wow the audience with their stunning new arrangements of rock and pop classics, Phil’s brilliant ‘Elvis Presley’ interpretations, and acclaimed vocal and instrumental performances. They bring their show to Darwen Library Theatre...
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Wednesday, 20th March 2019 - Wednesday, 20th March 2019

Film: A Star Is BornFilm: A Star Is BornBradley Cooper marks his directorial debut as well as starring alongside Lady Gaga in this new take on the tragic love story A Star Is Born. Showing at Darwen Library Theatre on Wednesday 20th March 2019 at 2pm. Certificate 12, tickets £5.
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Saturday, 23rd March 2019 - Saturday, 23rd March 2019

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 the albums ‘Seduced and Abandoned’ and ‘Remote’ as well as massive hit singles such as ‘Labour of Love’. They play at Darwen Library Theatre on Saturday 23rd March 2019 at 7:30pm.
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Friday, 29th March 2019 - Friday, 29th March 2019

Jack LukemanJack LukemanJack Lukeman is an Irish singer-songwriter, performer, raconteur and a whole lot more besides. A platinum-selling, critically acclaimed artist in his homeland, in recent years Lukeman has devoted more of his time to winning a growing fanbase in the UK and abroad and plays at Darwen Library Theatre...
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Saturday, 30th March 2019 - Saturday, 30th March 2019

David HoltDavid HoltJoin David Holt, the author of best seller “Are you ready to believe?”. Returning to Darwen Library Theatre on Saturday 30th March 2019 at 6:45pm. Tickets from £19.50.
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Thursday, 11th April 2019 - Thursday, 11th April 2019

MoominvalleyMoominvalleyBe sure to pack your imagination and join us on an unforgettable journey to Moominvalley where everyone is welcome, nature thrives and adventures are plentiful at Darwen Library Theatre on Thursday 11th April at 11am, 2pm & 4pm. Tickets from £6.50.
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Friday, 12th April 2019 - Friday, 12th April 2019

Limehouse LizzyLimehouse LizzyLimehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. They return to Darwen Library Theatre on Friday 12th April 2019 at 7:30pm. Tickets from £16.50.
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Saturday, 13th April 2019 - Saturday, 13th April 2019

Julian DuttonJulian DuttonIn this affectionate tribute to one of Britain’s best-loved comedy stars, leading impressionist Julian Dutton brings to life the man behind the wry smile that charmed millions and turned John Le Mesurier into a household name as Sergeant Wilson in Dad’s Army. Coming to Darwen Library Theatre on...
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Wednesday, 17th April 2019 - Wednesday, 17th April 2019

Film: First ManFilm: First ManFirst Man tells the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. Showing at Darwen Library Theatre on Wednesday 17th April 2019 at 2pm. Cert 12, tickets £5.
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Thursday, 25th April 2019 - Thursday, 25th April 2019

Nick HeywardNick HeywardFollowing the success of his most recent album, Woodland Echoes, singer-songwriter Nick Heyward will perform at Darwen Library Theatre on Thursday 25th April 2019 at 7pm. Tickets from £19.50.
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Friday, 26th April 2019 - Friday, 26th April 2019

Bootleg BlondieBootleg BlondieDebbie Harris, lead vocalist of Bootleg Blondie, has the looks, the voice and the attitude of the original Blondie bombshell and like her heroine is typically outrageous on stage. She brings her show to Darwen Library Theatre on Friday 26th April 2019 at 7:30pm. Tickets £16.
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Saturday, 27th April 2019 - Saturday, 27th April 2019

The ChristiansThe ChristiansRenowned for an endless string of soulful yet socially aware hits, The Christians enjoyed huge acclaim in the late 80s and early 90s both in the UK and Europe. The band are enjoying a revival and will be playing at Darwen Library Theatre on Saturday 27th April 2019 at 8pm. Tickets from £24.
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Saturday, 4th May 2019 - Saturday, 4th May 2019

The ShaduowsThe ShaduowsWidely recognized as one of the Top Tribute acts capable of re-creating the authentic vocal and instrumental sounds from the past to the present, The Shaduows will be playing at Darwen Library Theatre on Saturday 4th May 2019 at 6:45pm. Tickets from £15.50.
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Saturday, 18th May 2019 - Saturday, 18th May 2019

Pink FloydianPink FloydianPink Floydian -The UK’s most authentic independent Pink Floyd tribute will delve further into the back-catalogue of the world's most successful progressive rock group and will deliver over two hours of Pink Floyd classics when they return to Darwen Library Theatre on Saturday 18th May 2019 at...
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Thursday, 13th June 2019 - Thursday, 13th June 2019

Julie FelixJulie FelixWhat began for little Julie as simple home entertainment, as her father and his friends played Mariachi music into the small hours of the morning, has actually been this remarkable woman’s vocation for half a century. Julie Felix plays at Darwen Library Theatre on Thursday 13th June 2019. Tickets...
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Saturday, 21st September 2019 - Saturday, 21st September 2019

Whole Lotta LedWhole Lotta LedDuring 2019 Whole Lotta Led will be performing a series of Led Zeppelin II shows to celebrate the LP that catapulted Led Zeppelin to being one of the most influential and successful bands of all time. Don't miss the celebration of this timeless album at Darwen Library Theatre on Saturday 21st...
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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
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

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