What's On Calendar

January 2020

Jack And The Beanstalk

Friday 29th November 2019 to Sunday 5th January 2020

Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum a GIANT of a sensational family pantomime comes to The Plaza from Friday 29th November 2019 with a larger than life sensational production starring TED ROBBINS alongside CHERYL FERGISON for the entire family to enjoy!...oh yes it does!

On Screen: Andre Rieu - 70 Years Young

Wednesday 8th January at 7.00pm

André Rieu - 70 Years Young celebrates André's 70th birthday, looking back at the most spectacular performances throughout his career from all over the word - remastered exclusively for cinema audiences.

NT Encore Screening: A Midsummer Nights Dream (Cert 12A TBC)

Thursday 9th January at 7.00pm

Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar(NT Live 2018).


Friday 10th January at 7.30pm

The Elvis Years is an outstanding musical production which brings to the stage the incredible and compelling story of the ‘king of rock and roll’ -Elvis Presley.

Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story

Sunday 12th January at 7.30pm

50 years on from the release of Rod’s first album, Some Guys Have All The Luck – The Rod Stewart Story is back in theatres with a brand new show, bringing to the stage a fantastic live concert celebration of one of rock music’s greatest icons.

Andy Powell's Monday Matinee Cabaret

Monday 13th January at 1.00pm

After the phenomenal success of his first Monday Matinee Cabaret in April, Andy returns with his very special guest, Soul singer Steve Charles, perfoming a set of Soul & Motown Classics.

On Screen: Andre Rieu - 70 Years Young

Thursday 16th January at 1.00pm & 7.00pm

André Rieu - 70 Years Young celebrates André's 70th birthday, looking back at the most spectacular performances throughout his career from all over the word - remastered exclusively for cinema audiences.

Film: Tell It To The Bees (Cert 15)

Friday 17th January at 11.00am & 7.30pm

Dr. Jean Markham returns to the town she left as a teenager to take over her late father's medical practice, When a school-yard scuffle lands Charlie in her surgery, she invites him to visit the hives in her garden and tell his secrets to the bees, as she once did.

Hits Out Of Hell - The Meat Loaf Story

Saturday 18th January at 7.30pm

The World’s premier show in tribute to Meatloaf, featuring the Ultimate ‘Dead Ringer’ to Meatloaf Craig Halford as seen on ITV’s ‘Stars in their eyes’ and Channel 4’s ‘The Last Leg’.

No More Fiffing And Faffing

Sunday 19th January at 2.30pm

You’ve heard of the great double acts in history, Morecambe and Wise, Cannon and Ball, Holland and Barrett. This new show written by and starring comedy legend Jimmy Cricket promises a hilarious look at the end of an era of British comedy.

Film: Judy (Cert 12A)

Friday 24th January at 11.00am & 7.30pm

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in London to perform a five-week sold-out run. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown.

Organ Coffee Morning

Saturday 25th January at 10.00am

Join us for this free to attend concert from 10am till 1pm and relax in the wonderful surroundings of Stockport's Art Deco gem.

Film: The Current War (Cert 12A)

Saturday 25th January at 3.00pm

As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, establishing for future Titans of Industry the need to break all the rules.


Saturday 25th January at 7.30pm

Metropolis, this iconic silent film released in 1927, and set in 2026 is a visionary look at the future of the industrial revolution.


Sunday 26th January at 3.00pm

80 years ago on Friday 26th January 1940 a film adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s treasured book series The Wizard of Oz was released as a feature film on silver screens in Cinemas across the United Kingdom, a film that would go on to touch each and every one of us with its cinematic beauty and excellence.

Behind The Scenes Tour - January 2020

Monday 27th January at 11.00am

Join us for our popular Behind the Scenes Tour for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport’s magnificent 1932 Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.

NT Encore Screening: Hansard (Cert 15 TBC)

Thursday 30th January at 7.00pm

The official report of all parliamentary debates. See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings, in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.


Friday 31st January at 7.30pm

Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with a brand-new collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival!

February 2020


Saturday 1st February at 7.30pm

The World’s premier show in celebration of ‘The Velvet Voice’ experience all the hits from his amazing career, culminating over 40 million album sales and eight Grammy awards including many of the greatest dance anthems and love songs ever written, fronted by international Luther Vandross tribute Harry Cambridge and his 10 piece band

Chinese New Year

Sunday 2nd February at 1.30pm & 5.30pm

Mark the fresh beginning and welcome the Year of the Rat (the first in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac) at the Plaza this Chinese New Year as Jinlong Culture & Performing Arts brings a spectacular line-up of Chinese acrobatics, music and dance to Stockport!


Monday 3rd of February at 7.30pm

The new Circus of Horrors show will be an immersive celebration of it's astounding 25 years. It will include an amazing amalgamation of acts, driven by a rock n roll sound scape, a show that will have you sat on the edge of your seat when not falling off it with laughter.

NT Encore Screening: Present Laughter (Cert 12A TBC)

Thursday 6th February at 7.00pm

Present Laughter by Noël Coward. Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

Heather Small - The Voice of M People plus Guests

Friday 7th February at 7.45pm

Heather Small is known to many as The Voice of M People and is a British institution. With hits such as ‘Moving On Up’, ‘One Night In Heaven’ and ‘Search For The Hero’, M People achieved major worldwide success, Heather became the voice of the 1990’s.

Michael® Starring Ben - The Magic of Michael Jackson

Saturday 8th February at 7.30pm

MichaelⓇ Starring Ben is a hit theatre production starring the UK's ultimate Michael Jackson tribute star, Ben Bowman. Not only does he look and sound like the King of Pop, but he's honed his routine so carefully that audiences truly believe they are watching Michael Jackson himself.

Menopause The Musical 2 - Cruising Through Menopause

Thursday 13th February at 7.30pm

In our brand-new show, Cruising Through Menospause, the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit show Menopause TheMusical®, we fast forward five years to catch up with the samefour ladies as they set off on the high seas for tales of their lives,loves and losses.

Film: Valentines Special - Pillow Talk (Cert PG)

Friday 14th February at 7.30pm

Doris Day and Rock Hudson light up the screen in our delightful Valentines Film Special ‘Pillow Talk’ (Cert PG) which brought these Hollywood Legends together for the first time in this perfectly dreamy feature for the most romantic day of the year.


Saturday 15th February at 7.30pm

International tribute artiste Wayne Dilks and his band pay tribute to the late George Michael in this stunning show.


Sunday 16th February at 6.30pm

Join us for an evening of high flying, hard hitting, bodyslam mayhem as live pro wrestling returns to the Stockport Plaza for a half term treat for the whole family to enjoy!

The Jungle Book

Monday 17th February at 1.00pm & 5.00pm

Join Joseph Purdy Productions this February half term as The Jungle Book swings into Stockport Plaza.

The Music Of Judy Garland Starring Denise Nolan

Wednesday 19th February at 7.30pm

Join original Nolan Sister, West End leading lady and Internationally renowned cabaret star Denise Nolan with her band of West End musicians led by Dave Bintley for an evening of remarkable music celebrating classic Judy Garland hits.


Thursday 20th February at 7.30pm

Two of the world’s biggest bands BOYZONE and WESTLIFE come together,
For the very first time, with a full band production show.

A Country Night in Nashville

Friday 21st February at 7.30pm

A Country Night In Nashville recreates the scene of a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of country music.


Saturday 22nd February at 7.30pm

Born in Georgia in 1944, the legendary Gladys Knight began singing with her siblings at age 8, calling themselves "The Pips." The group opened for many R&B legends in the 1950s before heading to Motown. There started the legend that became Gladys Knight & The Pips

Andy Powell's Big Band Swing On A Sunday Afternoon

Sunday 23rd February at 3.00pm

After the phenomenal success of his recent shows at the Plaza, Stockport's very own Andy Powell is back by popular demand for an afternoon of Swing and Big Band favourites.

Behind The Scenes Tour - February 2020

Monday 24th February at 11.00am

Join us for our popular Behind the Scenes Tour for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport’s magnificent 1932 Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.

Siobhan Phillips: Live and Unhinged

Wednesday 26th February at 7.30pm

Siobhan recently wowed audiences as the only female finalist in Britain’s Got Talent 2019. Described as “the love child of Peter Kay and Victoria Wood” her hilarious self-penned songs really struck a chord with the nation.

Josh Widdicombe - Bit Much...

Thursday 27th February at 8.00pm

The guy everyone can do an impression of is back with a brand new stand up tour. A show that will change your life and how you percieve your place in the world. Bit much?
Age Guidance: Strictly 14+ Likely To Be Swearing And Adult Content

Henning Wehn - Get On With It - Age Suitability 16+

Friday 28th February at 7.30pm

You couldn’t make it up; surely the German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn hasn’t bosched out yet another new show? And what’s he still doing here anyway? Well, his lack of transferable skills is what keeps him here and his belief that practise makes perfect is what keeps him going.

March 2020

Herman's Hermits 55th Anniversary Tour

Sunday 1st March at 7.30pm

Rolling Back The 60’s sees Herman’s Hermits embarking on their Solo 55th Anniversary Tour. An Evening of Nostalgia, Song and Laughter, plus bringing all the Hits to life.

Spirit Of The Dance

Tuesday 3rd March at 7.30pm

This breath-taking show delivers the powerful rhythms of Irish Dance combined with the passionate Latino rhythms of Tango, Flamenco and Red-Hot Salsa to produce a thrilling, heart-pounding production that the International Post describes as "The World's Greatest Irish Dance Show".

Respect: The Aretha Franklin Songbook CANCELLED

Wednesday 4th March at 7.30pm

RESPECT: The Aretha Franklin Songbook is an amazing live concert that pays tribute to the Queen of Soul! Featuring sensational lead vocals from Cleopatra Higgins, Tanya Edwards, Stacy Francis and Cleo Stewart accompanied by a Live band and Gospel Choir.


Thursday 5th March at 7.30pm

Crooners is the new, rip roaring comedy music show that has been wowing audiences with its witty and exhilarating show full of hilarious one liners, laugh out loud silliness and superb musical numbers with the outstanding 9-piece The Mini Big Band live on stage.

Back To Bacharach

Friday 6th March at 7.30pm

Back To Bacharach is an exciting production, touring throughout the UK featuring some of the finest West End vocalists, accompanied by the amazing "Magic Moments Orchestra", recreating Burt Bacharach's timeless masterpieces.

Mike Sweeney presents: Sweeney's 60s Classics

Saturday 7th March at 7.30pm

Together with Ray Ennis (the original Swinging Blue Jeans) and Derek Quinn (Freddie & The Dreamers), BBC's Mike Sweeney takes to the stage in a show packed with the best of 60s music!

A2 Production presents: AJ Pritchard 'AJ LIVE 2020' UK TOUR

Monday 9th March at 7.30pm

‘AJ Live 2020’ will combine the best moments from Strictly you know and live, intertwined with new energy packed choreography for all the family, from AJ and his pick of the best new dance talent in the UK.


Tuesday 10th March to Thursday 12th March at 7.30pm (Wednesday Matinee 2.30pm)

Adapted from the million-selling book, By The Waters Of Liverpool is a period drama set in the 1930s. The story opens in 1935. Helen Forrester is sixteen years old and fighting a bitter battle with her parents for the right to educate herself and go out to work.

Lipstick On Your Collar

Friday 13th March at 7.30pm

Direct from London's West End...Step back in time to the golden era of music where the jukebox roared and feet didn't touch the floor. Get your dancing shoes at the ready, you are in for an evening of back to back hits from the 1950s and 60s!


Saturday 14th March at 7.30pm

After celebrating 20 years on the road in 2019, Mercury are well established as one of the world’s most authentic tributes to the legend that is Freddie Mercury and Queen.

One Night In Dublin

Sunday 15th March at 7.30pm

ONE NIGHT IN DUBLIN will come to Stockport when The Wild Murphys will set up Murphy’s Pub at The Stockport Plaza, guaranteeing one glorious night of high-energy Irish Music and more than a little bit of Irish Craic.

Jimmy Buckley in Concert with special guest Claudia

Thursday 19th March at 7.30pm

Jimmy Buckley is without a doubt one of Ireland's best loved And most respected performers.. Jimmy has enjoyed many years at the top of his profession and received numerous awards including the prestigious Entertainer of the year in the RTE music awards.

Tanayalee Davis - Adults Only

Friday 20th March at 7.30pm

Tanyalee has had a crazy few years. She is compiling a new hour of adventures and hilarity. This 3'6" Canadian/American comedy dynamo will not disappoint!

Romiley Operatic Society presents Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th March - Evenings at 7.15pm & Saturday Matinee at 2.15pm

Bursting with the energy of the original MGM film, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical.

Behind The Scenes Tour - March 2020

Monday 30th March at 11.00am

Join us for our popular Behind the Scenes Tour for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport’s magnificent 1932 Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.


Tuesday 31st March at 7.30pm

Legendary 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 of chat and music.

April 2020

An Audience With Cannon And Ball

Wednesday 1st April at 7.30pm

If it's laughter that you are looking for you've come to the right place! Cannon and Ball bring their own magical and unique brand of humour to The Plaza in 2020.

Film: After the Wedding - Cert 12A

Thursday 2nd April at 11.00am

When word comes to Isabel of a mysterious and generous grant for the financially struggling orphanage that she has dedicated her life too, she must travel to New York to meet the benefactor - Theresa - in person.

Film: A Streetcar Named Desire - Cert 12A

Thursday 2nd April at 7.30pm

Tennessee Williams' classic play is brought to the screen by Elia Kazan starring Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, Marlon Brando and Karl Malden.

Northern Soul Live

Friday 3rd April at 7.45pm

Back for a 5th Year the amazing Edwin Starr Band with Angelo Starr and Northern Soul Legend Lorraine Silver, this energetic and captivating show takes you through all the Northern Soul, Motown and Soul classics.

Foster and Allen - Timeless Memories Tour

Saturday 4th April at 7.30pm

In 2019, Foster & Allen undertake a 70+ date touring commitment in Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Canada, Northern Ireland & UK.


Sunday 5th April at 12.00pm & 3.30pm

Milkshake Monkey can’t wait to put on a spectacular new musical for you all! But when stage fright hits, his favourite Milkshake friends come to help, creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen!

Romesh Ranganathan - The Cynic's Mixtape

Thursday 9th April at 8.00pm

Romesh is back with a brand new show 'The Cynic's Mixtape', his most brutally honest show yet.
Age Guidance: Strictly 14+ Likely To Be Swearing And Adult Content

Easter Pantomime: Mother Goose

Sunday 12th to Thursday 16th April

Crack open a Golden Egg this Easter when the sensational team who produce our Christmas Pantomime create Easter magic here at The Plaza with the firm family favourite MOTHER GOOSE starring PHILIP GREEN, RICHARD CHANDLER & DAVID VICKERS!


Friday 17th April at 7.30pm

The '60s group Manfred Mann is now considered, more than ever, one of the finest and most respected bands from that era

The Billy Fury Years

Sunday 19th April at 7.30pm

An exciting 2 hour show filled with Billy Fury's greatest hits and more delivered live in true Fury style. This is a night of pure breathtaking Billy Fury entertainment plus the best Fury sound you will hear!


Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th April at 7.30pm + 2.30pm shows Thursday & Saturday

Two icons of the 20th Century, a Romanian political prisoner and the true story of a letter are the ingredients of this new musical.


Sunday 26th April at 7.30pm

Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc.

Behind The Scenes Tour - April 2020

Monday 27th April at 11.00am

Join us for our popular Behind the Scenes Tour for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport’s magnificent 1932 Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.

Chambers Touring Presents: Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny

Wednesday 29th April at 8.00pm

Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes - they are not the terrible things.

Rob Beckett - Wallop

Thursday 30th April at 8.00pm

Rob Beckett is back on tour with a brand-new stand-up show. It’s been a busy few years for the Mouth of the South and he’s coming to see you to fill you in and make you laugh.

May 2020

Film: The Adventures of Robin Hood (Cert U)

Friday 1st May at 7.30pm

Dashing Errol Flynn triumphs in this lavish, fast paced version of The Robin Hood legend which is without doubt one of the most successful and entertaining adventure films of all time.

Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Experience

Saturday 2nd May at 7.45pm

'Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Experience' will take you on a journey through the story of the Wilburys, with expert narrative and big screen action.

Ansell's Les Musicals

Wednesday 6th May at 7.30pm

Jonathan Ansell (G4 Frontman) and Jai McDowall (Britains Got Talent -Winner) have joined forces to create a dramatic and spine-tingling concert. This vocally dynamic evening showcases even more smash-hit songs from the greatest musicals of all time, brought to you by two of the world's finest voices.

Spirit Of The Blitz

Thursday 7th May at 2.30pm

To celebrate this very special anniversary, we open the 1940s songbook for a tribute to the legendary stars who kept us smiling through our darkest days. Spirit Of The Blitz recaptures the tenacious optimism of war-torn Britain on the long road towards peace.

Petty Criminals & Street Angel

Friday 8th May at 7.30pm

Petty Criminals bring you an evening of classic rock as a tribute to one of the greatest songwriters and bands of our time, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers alonside Street Angel, a tribute to the renowned Steve Nicks.

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest...

Wednesday 13th May at 8.00pm

Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children.

Whitney Queen Of The Night

Friday 15th May at 7.30pm

Critically acclaimed international stage sensation Whitney - Queen of the Night is heading to Stockport following a run of hit West End performances.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Sunday 17th May at 7.00pm

From the writers of the hit comedy Hormonal Housewives, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is the brand-new musical comedy show that does exactly what it says on the tin.

Sabrina Day Screening: Blue Murder at St Trinians (Cert U)

Tuesday 19th May at 7.30pm

In our annual film homage to Stockport’s very own Film Icon SABRINA on what would have been her Birthday we are honoured to be screening the hilarious BLUE MURDER AT ST TRINIAN’S which stars our great towns illustrious blonde bombshell

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour (Cert 12A)

Wednesday 20th May at 7.30pm

Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with a brand-new collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival!

Johnny McEvoy

Thursday 21st May at 7.30pm

Johnny’s big break came in late 1966 when he recorded a song called Mursheen Durkin, an old ballad from the west of Ireland and since then many of his songs have become standards recorded by many other singers.

The Carpenters Story - Goodbye To Love Tour 2020

Friday 22nd May at 7.30pm

Featuring all of the Carpenters hit songs including (They Long To Be) Close To You, Yesterday Once More, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, A Song For You, Rainy Days & Mondays, Goodbye to Love and many more!

Behind The Scenes Tour - May 2020

Monday 25th May at 11.00am

Join us for our popular Behind the Scenes Tour for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport’s magnificent 1932 Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.

Off The Kerb Presents: JACK DEE - OFF THE TELLY

Wednesday 27th May at 8.00pm

Join Jack Dee for an evening of entertainment (food and beverages not included) in his new stand-up tour.


Friday 29th May 2020 at 7.30pm

Set in a fading hairdresser’s, in a town in northern England, ‘I Want That Hair’ is a hilarious warts and all look at what happens between the chit-chat, the wash and blow dry and the curling, in a local hair salon. It explores the lives and friendship of the two women who work there.

Pop Up Bowie

Saturday 30th May at 7.45pm

The Award winning ‘Pop up Bowie’ a stunning tribute to DAVID BOWIE, with performances of all the great hits from every era of David Bowies career from the 70’s to the 90’s and beyond.

June 2020

Whats Love Got To Do With It?

Friday 19th June at 7.30pm

Tina Turner fans should get ready to party as the smash hit touring show What’s Love Got To Do With It? arrives in Stockport in the second year of its massive UK tour. What's Love Got To Do With It? is a joyous show celebrating the music of the incredible Tina Turner.


Thursday 25th June at 7.30pm

The year is 1544 and King Henry, the Eighth of that name, is engaged upon Royal Progress about his Realm; and has halted here to afford his Loyal Subjects the opportunity to have 'audience' with their Sovereign Lord and King.

Behind The Scenes Tour - June 2020

Monday 29th June at 11.00am

Join us for our popular Behind the Scenes Tour for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport’s magnificent 1932 Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.

July 2020

Neil Sands - Land Of Hope and Glory

Thursday 23rd July at 2.00pm

Neil Sands and his wonderful cast are back with a new production for 2020, of their most popular patriotic show Land of Hope & Glory, celebrating The Best of British Entertainment.

Behind The Scenes Tour - July 2020

Monday 27th July at 11.00am

Join us for our popular Behind the Scenes Tour for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport’s magnificent 1932 Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.

August 2020

Ireland The Show

Saturday 22nd August at 7.30pm

Following a debut sell out nationwide tour including Glasgows Royal Concert Hall join an all star cast of Ireland’s most talented singers and performers accompanied by the fabulous Keltic Storm band and world champion Keltic Fusion Irish dancers for an unmissable “Ireland the Show“.

Behind The Scenes Tour - August 2020

Monday 24th August at 11.00am

Join us for our popular Behind the Scenes Tour for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport’s magnificent 1932 Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.

September 2020


Tuesday 8th to Saturday 12th September

Ever wondered what goes on behind closed doors when legendary bands meet up to discuss a reunion? What’s really going on behind the hugs and kisses at those reunion press conferences?


Saturday 26th September at 7.30pm

ELO AGAIN are back with their stunning 'Re-Discovery Tour’ celebrating the truly universal music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra.

October 2020


Thursday 8th October 2020 at 7.30pm

The ladyboys of Bangkok are back with their most elaborate show yet……………….. ‘’FLIGHT OF FANTASY‘’

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