What’s On

Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys Tribute Show

Sunday 19 February

This fantastic show celebrates the music of 80s super group The Traveling Wilburys, which featured five individual icons - Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan.

All the Little Lights

Monday 20 & Tuesday 21 February

Poignant, moving and darkly funny, this award-winning new play tells the searing story of three girls slipping through the cracks in society. In a world where nobody wants you, what would you do to survive?

Sing! Dance! Act!

Friday 24 & Saturday 25 February

A chance to see some of the most talented young performers in West Yorkshire as Theatre Royal Performance Academy Pontefract hits the stage for their annual showcase.

Johnny Cash Roadshow

Sunday 26 February

Johnny Cash Roadshow is a show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener, and is also the only show to be endorsed by the Cash family!

Chris Ramsey

Tuesday 28 February

A brand new stand up show for 2017 from the comedian you've seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Celebrity Juice, Hebburn, Live At The Apollo and various newspapers when he was wrongly arrested in a hotel in his underpants.

Gala Dinner & Variety Performance

Thursday 2 March

Theatre Royal Wakefield’s Gala Dinner & Variety Performance returns for another year and tickets are selling fast...

An Evening of Burlesque

Friday 3 March

An Evening of Burlesque is back in town with a dazzling new production!

Real Diamond

Saturday 4 March

John Hylton has been a professional ‘Neil’ for over 20 years and performed more than 4,000 tribute shows.

Alice

Wednesday 8 - Saturday 11 March

Wakefield Little Theatre’s original adaptation of an old classic takes you on a journey to meet all the usual characters as Wonderland embarks on its mission to get a grown up Alice to throw caution to the wind and let go of her gloomy existence!

You've Got A Friend

Wednesday 15 March

From the creators of the smash hit West End show The Simon & Garfunkel Story, You’ve Got A Friend celebrates two of the world’s greatest songwriters of all time - James Taylor and Carole King.

The Dublin Legends

Friday 17 March

The Dublin Legends - Sean Cannon, Eamonn Campbell, Paul Watchorn & Gerry O’Connor - have over 60 years experience of performing with folk icons The Dubliners. Come and celebrate St Patrick’s Day with all the classic songs and ballads known the world over.

Jane Eyre - An Autobiography

Wednesday 22 March

Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation.

Sing-a-long-a Rocky Horror

Thursday 23 March

The campest cult classic of all time gets the Sing-a-long-a treatment it’s been screaming for!

Blake

Friday 24 March

Fresh from recent appearances on The Graham Norton Show, Strictly Come Dancing and The One Show, Brit Award-winning harmony trio Blake present a brand new tour featuring the finest songs from stage and screen, with projections and lighting that bring the cinematic magic to life.

Thank You for the Music

Saturday 25 March

The international smash-hit ABBA and Bee Gees concert show’s all-new spectacular.

Simon Yates

Sunday 26 March

Come along and witness Simon’s tireless journey from that mountain in Peru to some of the remotest on the planet and share with him the drama, excitement and beauty of modern, lightweight alpinism.

Patsy Cline - The Concert She Never Gave

Wednesday 29 March

Come along to this enthralling tribute to the music, life and times of one of the world’s biggest country music stars, Patsy Cline.

Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers

Thursday 30 March

Bay City Rollers icon Les McKeown is back on tour, bringing his fantastic show to venues across the UK!

Strictly Murder

Friday 31 March & Saturday 1 April

Lies, subterfuge and murder make this fast-moving thriller a dark and disturbing roller coaster of bluff and double bluff.

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Sunday 2 April

Pack up your troubles, come on get happy, and experience an evening of superlative live music.

Whitney - Queen of the Night

Friday 7 April

A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time.

Pasha

Saturday 8 April

Pasha Kovalev from Strictly Come Dancing and his fantastic dancers are back again touring the UK with their completely brand new show.

The Railway Children

Thursday 13 - Saturday 15 April

A wonderful new musical adaptation of E. Nesbit's classic story by Stephen Kingsbury and Ben Sleep.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Tuesday 18 & Wednesday 19 April

Direct from a smash-hit West End season and international tour, Michael Rosen’s award-winning book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is brought vividly and noisily to the stage.

Dean Friedman in Concert

Thursday 20 April

Hailed by critics and fans alike as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Dean Friedman has achieved legendary, pop-icon status for chart-topping hits, Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia, Woman of Mine and more.

Crofton Silver Band

Friday 21 April

Jazz-funk, Swing classics and pop standards sit comfortably alongside traditional marches, brass band favourites and the deeply spiritual, when Crofton Silver Band takes the stage.

The Carpenters Story

Saturday 22 April

The award-winning Carpenters Story celebrates the music of one of the most successful pop duos in history, Richard and Karen Carpenter.

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Tuesday 25 - Saturday 29 April

Sharp, funny and delightfully direct, Andrea Dunbar’s semi-autobiographical play tells the story of Rita and Sue, two feisty working class girls from a rundown council estate who both embark on an affair with married man Bob.

Stand Up Stand Up

Wednesday 3 - Saturday 6 May

From the internationally acclaimed writer of Road and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice comes this new dark comedy - hilarious and heartbreaking in turns.

The Scarecrows' Wedding

Sunday 7 May

Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay are excellent scarecrows (they scare a lot of crows).

Talon

Thursday 11 May

Over the last two decades Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK.

The Lock In 'Remixed'

Friday 12 May

Fresh from their sell out performances of The Lock In Christmas Carol, The Demon Barbers and Breaking Tradition Dance Company return to Ye Olde Fighting Cocks for a comical new take on their 5-star live music & dance extravaganza!

The Kast Off Kinks

Saturday 13 May

Former members of legendary band The Kinks are back together, playing great music and re-living the good times whilst keeping the songs alive that made The Kinks a household name.

Hairspray

Tuesday 16 - Saturday 20 May

You can't stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl's inspiring dream to dance!

Jasper Carrott’s Stand Up and Rock

Sunday 21 & Monday 22 May 2017

Stand Up and Rock’s 2017 tour sees the legendary Jasper Carrott back with a new stand up show before introducing his musical compatriots that have been 'rockin' audiences all over the world.

Romeo & Juliet

Wednesday 24 May

In Romeo & Juliet, Merely present young love in all its raw and savage beauty. The show drives through action-packed thrills and tender intimacy to crushing loss.

Twelfth Night

Thursday 25 May

Merely Theatre perform stripped back, gender-blind Shakespeare that promises unrivalled energy and accessibility. In Twelfth Night, unlikely lovers collide in a tale of identical twins, disguises, deceptions, and mistaken identities.

The Supersonic 70s Show

Friday 26 May

It's the hottest ticket in town! An incredible live show so jam packed with classic 70s hits it’s no wonder it's been described as the best 70s show of its kind.

Whatever Happened to Ruby Quicksilver?

Sunday 28 May

After turning her back on a glittering pop career, Ruby Quicksilver (aka Francesca Morgan) opts for quiet life, running a boutique hotel in the mountains on the Costa del Sol.

The Thrill of Love

Monday 29 May

Ruth Ellis was a divorcee with a young child to care for. She worked in the kind of nightclubs where there was more than just a drink on offer. Ellis worked hard, played hard and dreamt of a movie star life.

Funny Money

Tuesday 30 May

Henry Perkins accidentally picks up the wrong briefcase - one full of money! He assumes it is illicit cash and decides to keep it. Knowing that the former owner must have his briefcase, Henry rushes home to book one way fares to Barcelona.

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

Wednesday 31 May

Lord Arthur Savile is engaged to the lovely Sybil Merton. Sybil’s friend Podgers has read Lord Arthur's palm and foretold he would commit a murder. Lord Arthur desires a blissful married life and therefore feels duty bound to get the murder over with first.

Frankenstein

Thursday 1 June

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker.

A Chorus of Disapproval

Friday 2 June

Guy Jones joins the local Operatic Society as a chorus member but works his way swiftly through the ranks to land the plum role of Macheath, in The Beggar's Opera. However, as the curtain comes down on an apparently triumphant performance, Guy is alone and broken.

Ghost Train

Saturday 3 June

A group of passengers are left stranded at a remote railway station, facing the prospect of a night in the waiting room, but when the old stationmaster warns them about a phantom train that haunts the tracks after dark, the evening takes one chilling turn after another.

Rory Bremner

Wednesday 7 June

Britain's best known satirical impressionist is back! With Trump, Boris and Brexit fresh in the memory, Rory's on a mission to make sense (and nonsense) of it all.

Legally Blonde Jr

Wednesday 7 - Saturday 10 June

Following on from last year's hit Rent and previous hits such as Fame and We Will Rock You, Musical Theatre students from Mechanics' Performing Arts now present Legally Blonde Jr.

Extravaganza

Thursday 8 June

Join Extravaganza for an evening of family entertainment with Irish comedy legend Jimmy Cricket headlining.

The Searchers

Friday 9 June

Combined with anecdotes and reminiscences, The Searchers perform all their famous hits, plus many album recordings, B-sides and a selection of other collector and well known favourites.

Wonderland

Wednesday 14 - Friday 16 June

An original dance piece based on the classic novel Alice in Wonderland.

T.Rextasy

Saturday 17 June

T.Rextasy are celebrating Marc Bolan with a very special commemorative tour. Truly a rock’n’roll concert for all ages; if you would like to know exactly what a T.Rex concert was like in the 1970s, this show is for you!

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Sunday 18 June

It's a comedy club, right, but for kids. Also any adults who enjoy a swear-free hour with the international circuit's best stand-ups and sketch acts. Non-patronising. Pure awesome.

Arabian Nights

Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 June

A simple and delightfully inventive re-telling of the stories from the Arabian Nights.

Sing! Dance! Act! - A Night at the Movies

Friday 23 & Saturday 24 June

A chance to see some of the most talented young performers in West Yorkshire as Theatre Royal Performance Academy Wakefield hits the stage for their annual showcase.

The Accused

Friday 23 & Saturday 24 June

The Accused is a tense courtroom drama with a difference. The audience will act as the jury, as if they were in the Central Criminal Court at the Old Bailey.

And Finally... Phil Collins

Sunday 25 June

And Finally… Phil Collins are recognised throughout the industry as the definitive Phil Collins & Genesis tribute show.

The Lady Boys of Bangkok

Wednesday 28 June

Hotter, sexier, funnier than ever – the country’s number one touring cabaret show The Lady Boys of Bangkok returns to the UK with a lavish new production Who Runs the World!

Crooners

Wednesday 5 July

This modern world does not always seem the place for men of style and vigour. Men with a penchant for sentiment, romance and charm. Men who own tap shoes.

Let's Hang On

Thursday 6 July

This award-winning production, endorsed by Frankie Valli himself, celebrates the music of one of popular music’s most successful bands of all time.

Milkshake! Live

Saturday 8 July

Starring Milkshake! favourites and two Milkshake! presenters, this all singing, all dancing, musical masterpiece, will take audiences on a journey through the world’s favourite fairy tales.

Confabulation

Sunday 9 July

Every act of remembering is an act of storytelling. So here's Eamonn Fleming’s...

We Are Dance Family

Friday 14 & Saturday 15 July

Every couple of years Melissa Radway School of Dance take you on a journey through a theme, from Dance Ourselves Dizzy to A Time To Dance. This year they want to share just how special their dance family is and also remind everyone how important your own family is, no matter how big or small.

Dick Turpin's Last Ride

Friday 16 & Saturday 17 June

What actually is the truth about Dick Turpin? Criminal or hero? Felon or free spirit? As with many characters from history, time and romanticism colour the facts and change our views.

Giovanni Pernice

Tuesday 18 July

Join Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice and his professional dance team in Dance is Life.

Scuttlers

Friday 21 & Saturday 22 July

The year is 1885. The place is the streets of Manchester. The fight is for survival.

Our House

Wednesday 30 August - Saturday 9 September 2017

The Olivier Award-winning musical featuring the songs of Madness comes to Wakefield!

Blown Away

Saturday 14 October

Meet Penguin Blue and friends as they go on an acrobatic Antarctic adventure full of good ideas, homesickness and the perils of kites.

Michael Morpurgo's King Arthur

Tuesday 24 October

A drowning boy is rescued by a mysterious figure who claims to be Arthur Pendragon. The old man’s stories transport the boy back to the heady days of Camelot, the Round Table, Merlin and Excalibur.

Aladdin

Thursday 23 November 2017 - Sunday 7 January 2018

Join Aladdin and his friends as they set out to battle the baddies in the fantastically festive Theatre Royal Wakefield pantomime for 2017.