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Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre


Lancaster Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 1HT

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Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre

In October 2014 Preston Guild Hall was taken out of the hands of Preston City Council and into those of a local entrepreneur Simon Rigby. It is an exciting new chapter in Preston’s entertainment scene and the venue have ambitious plans to elevate the venue and complex back to its previous status.

In addition to the programming and event developments of the 720 seater theatre and 2034 seater hall, Simon and his team have begun investing heavily in the complex. The arcade has seen additions such as restaurant Mundo Tapas, coffee shop Leaf or Bean and the cocktail and wine bar, Review. The new Villa Italian restaurant as just opened its doors in June 2016. LiVe: previously the Guild Hall foyer space has undergone a major revamp to create a brand new multifunctional space, perfect for intimate gigs, post-show drinks and dancing the night away.

The latest addition is The Terrace, located on the front balcony of the building, overlooking the City. The Terrace has three distinct areas for eating and drinking, which are connected to the Villa Italian, LiVe and Review, but it can also be opened up into one larger space. It even has a retractable roof making it a great destination whatever the weather! Preston Guild Hall’s new eatery Dogs ‘n’ Doughnuts, located above Review on The Terrace, is due to open its doors on 21 April 2017.

The developments are set to continue with more exciting plans in progress creating LeVel: A 10-pin bowling alley, a nine-hole crazy golf course, karaoke booths, a sports bar and Tex Mex diner, along with a new entrance from Lord Street are all proposed for their biggest project yet. The overall aim is to provide a hub of entertainment for the people of Lancashire. Offering something for all ages and catering to all tastes.

With its city centre location, on-site parking and links to nearby bus and rail networks, the Guild Hall Arcade is easily accessible 7 days a week. Whether you’re having lunch in one of our restaurants, a catch up over coffee or taking in a show, we’ve got it all. They offer the very best in authentic dining.

For more information on the shows, events, venue hire or any of the restaurants visit www.prestonguildhall.co.uk

Plus why not join their mailing list for all the latest offers including pre-show dining and all the up to date developments within the complex. To join the mailing list, please email marketing@prestonguildhall.co.uk or sign up via the website.

Opening Times

Box Office Opening 2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - Saturday09:00 - 17:30
Box Office (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - Saturday09:00 - 17:30*

* A secondary box office located on the first floor will be open prior to the start of performances.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Sunday, 25th November 2018 - Sunday, 25th November 2018

Soul II SoulIconic British band Soul II Soul will embark on a landmark tour of the UK in 2018 marking 30 years of hugely influential success, paying tribute to their legendary debut album, 'Club Classics Vol 1'.
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Monday, 26th November 2018 - Monday, 26th November 2018

Bowling For SoupEveryone's favourite American pop-punk rockers Bowling For Soup will be bringing their infectious hooks and catchy lyrics to Preston Guild Hall!
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Tuesday, 27th November 2018 - Tuesday, 27th November 2018

Sam LaverySam is known for coming 7th in series 13 of X Factor. She initially impressed the judges with her very strong vocals, and now you will get the chance to be impressed by her as well.
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Friday, 30th November 2018 - Friday, 30th November 2018

The Australian Pink FloydPerforming the music of Pink Floyd with note for note perfection, this critically acclaimed tribute show has been astonishing audiences worldwide. Striving to reproduce the Pink Floyd experience and bring the music to new audiences, the show continues to include a stunning light and laser show,...
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Saturday, 1st December 2018 - Saturday, 1st December 2018

The Lancashire Hotpots: Keep On HotpottingOhhh Matron! The undisputed kings of musical comedy The Lancashire Hotpots are "Carrying On" and they're back to bring you their unique blend of madcap music and laughs! Stop messing about and get ready for the biggest party night of the year.
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Tuesday, 4th December 2018 - Tuesday, 4th December 2018

Another Christmas CarolEnjoy an audience with Charles Dickens as he regales his audience with this hitherto-unknown festive tale. In the style of the public performances the great Victorian writer gave during the nineteenth century, this one-man stage show is the perfect seasonal treat to whet your appetite for the...
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Thursday, 6th December 2018 - Thursday, 3rd January 2019

CinderellaPreston Guild Hall are delighted to announce that this year's Pantomime will be Cinderella! Welcoming back the hilarious comedian Phil Walker, who will once again be writing and directing the show as well as starring in it!
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Thursday, 13th December 2018 - Thursday, 13th December 2018

Chameleons VoxThe Chameleons were an English post-punk band formed in Middleton, Greater Manchester. The band consisted of singer and bassist Mark Burgess, guitarists Reg Smithies and Dave Fielding, and drummer John Lever.
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Friday, 14th December 2018 - Friday, 14th December 2018

Bad Manners & Ska Face Christmas PartyTwo tone ska legends Bad Manners featuring of course the one and only Buster Bloodvessel head to Preston for a special Christmas party!
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Saturday, 19th January 2019 - Saturday, 19th January 2019

Beyond The BarricadeThe UK's longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour features past principal performers from Les Miserables.
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Saturday, 19th January 2019 - Saturday, 19th January 2019

The Skids & Big CountryThe band broke massively worldwide with the release of the album's classic singles 'Fields Of Fire', 'Chance' and signature song 'In A Big Country', which went on to become massive worldwide hits, selling over 2 million copies and driving 'The Crossing' to 3 prestigious Grammy nominations in the...
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Friday, 25th January 2019 - Friday, 25th January 2019

Bowie ExperienceBowie Experience is a spectacular concert celebrating the sound and vision of David Bowie. A must see for all Bowie fans, the latest production features all the hits from A to Ziggy.
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Saturday, 26th January 2019 - Saturday, 26th January 2019

Enter ShikariHot off the heels of winning Best Album at the Kerrang! Awards for Top 5 album 'The Spark', the soaring career of alt rock band Enter Shikari continues to rise as they announce their longest UK tour to date.
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Sunday, 27th January 2019 - Sunday, 27th January 2019

Brass At The GuildBrass at the Guild 2019 & British Open Youth at the Guild Brass Band Competitions The competitions will include five sections plus The British Open Youth at the Guild Festival and will take place together with Brass at the Guild 2019 in the Guild Hall and Charter Theatre.
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Friday, 8th February 2019 - Friday, 8th February 2019

FMFM will be hitting their LiVe venue in February 2019, bringing their hard-hitting brand of melodic rock that has delighted so many fans to the stage.
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Saturday, 16th February 2019 - Saturday, 16th February 2019

Let Me Entertain You - The Robbie Williams StoryThe show will transport you to the famous Robbie Williams show at Knebworth over to the Royal Albert Hall swing show and back to the Heavy Entertainment show Robbie toured in 2017.
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Thursday, 21st February 2019 - Thursday, 21st February 2019

DNA - MindreadersFollowing their astounding appearances on the eleventh series of Britain's Got Talent in 2017, mind reading duo DNA are taking their brand new show called 'We Know What You're Thinking' out on a UK tour.
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Friday, 1st March 2019 - Friday, 1st March 2019

The Pasadena Roof OrchestraWith an unparalleled reputation across the UK, Europe and beyond, for 50 years the Pasadena Roof Orchestra have been re-creating the sounds of a golden era of music from the 1920s and 1930s.
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Saturday, 2nd March 2019 - Saturday, 2nd March 2019

Chicago Blues BrothersBack with a Brand new mission, The Chicago Blues Brothers are heading for Detroit to take on some of the biggest and most loved Motown anthems along with all the Blue Brothers classics you know and love.
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Monday, 4th March 2019 - Sunday, 10th March 2019

Ladbrokes Players ChampionshipsPreston Guild Hall will once again welcome many of snooker's biggest names in March for the Ladbrokes Players Championship.
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Saturday, 30th March 2019 - Saturday, 30th March 2019

The SmythsFormed back in 2003, The Smyths having been bringing their passion for the music of The Smiths to stages ever since. With the exact and spirit of The Smiths, this group are more than a tribute band, being in the top tier of groups who recreate the music of artists no longer played. From Meat is...
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Saturday, 6th April 2019 - Saturday, 6th April 2019

The Rolling Stones StoryThe Rolling Stones Story promises you an unforgettable Jumpin' Jack Flash back in time. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll, but we like it!
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Sunday, 7th April 2019 - Sunday, 7th April 2019

Francis Rossi: I Talk Too MuchLegendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock'n'roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening.
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Wednesday, 10th April 2019 - Sunday, 14th April 2019

Tom GatesFrom the producers of Horrible Histories and Gangsta Granny comes the world premiere of TOM GATES live on stage for the very first time in an exciting and hilarious adventure that sends Tom's world spinning! Don't miss Liz Pichon's fantastic characters as they come to life in this brand new story...
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Monday, 15th April 2019 - Monday, 15th April 2019

The Ladyboys Of BangkokThe Ladyboys Of Bangkok is coming to your theatre with the biggest party in town at the UK's number 1 cabaret show in 2019!
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Friday, 19th April 2019 - Friday, 19th April 2019

UB40: 40th Anniversary TourBirmingham's world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour for 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary!
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Thursday, 16th May 2019 - Thursday, 16th May 2019

Seven Drunken NightsDirect from the West End, the show brings to life the music of Ireland's favorite sons 'The Dubliners'. Telling the story of a career spanning 50 years and evoking the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Jim McCann, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan. This talented cast of musicians and...
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Saturday, 18th May 2019 - Saturday, 18th May 2019

ELO AgainELO AGAIN are back with their stunning 'Return To The Blue' tour, celebrating the truly universal music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra.
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Thursday, 23rd May 2019 - Thursday, 23rd May 2019

Stewart Francis: Into The PunsetStewart Francis, the Canadian one-liner king, has announced his farewell comedy tour, aptly named 'Into The Punset', and will be coming to Preston Guild Hall in May 2019.
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Friday, 24th May 2019 - Friday, 24th May 2019

Psychic Sally - 10th Anniversary TourWorld renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK's favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive 10 year anniversary show.
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Friday, 31st May 2019 - Friday, 31st May 2019

Les MusicalsLes Musicals Live Concert Tour is the ultimate celebration of Musical Theatre.
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      Bonds Coffee Shop & Ice Cream Parlour, PrestonWith a warm and welcoming atmosphere Bonds Ice Cream Parlour and Coffee Shop is the perfect place to meet with friends. Offering delicious ice cream flavours and sundaes, sandwiches, cakes and a whole host of hot and cold snacks, milkshakes and fresh brewed coffee.

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