What's On Calendar

January 2021

Dick Whittington - Postponed and Rescheduled

Friday 4th December 2020 to Sunday 10th January 2021

After much discussion due to the situation we all find ourselves in, the very sad decision has been taken that this year’s pantomime DICK WHITTINGTON will be Postponed from 2020 and will be rescheduled to take place from Friday 3rd December 2021 to Sunday 9th January 2022.

Horrible Histories Live On Stage! – The Best Of Barmy Britain

Sunday 10th January at 2.00pm & 5.00pm

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for this very special production of Horrible Histories live on stage!

Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Experience

Friday 15th January 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.

Hits Out Of Hell - The Meat Loaf Songbook

Saturday 16th 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’.

The Magic of Motown - Postponed And Rescheduled

Thursday 21st January at 7.30pm

Unfortunately ‘The Magic of Motown’ which was due to appear at The Stockport Plaza on Thursday 21st January 2021 has been Postponed and Rescheduled to take place on Wednesday 15th September 2021.

Mercury - The Ultimate Queen Tribute

Friday 22nd January at 7.30pm

Mercury, having celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, has established itself as one of the world's most authentic tribute bands to Freddie Mercury and Queen.

The Elvis Years

Saturday 23rd 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.

Whitney Queen Of The Night

Wednesday 27th January 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.

Ed Byrne: If I’m Honest…

Thursday 28th January 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.

Dave Spikey - A Funny Thing Happened....I shot Derek Rigby

Friday 29th January at 7.30pm

Funny things happen at home, at work, out shopping, at the Vets, in Prison, out with his eccentric Gran and in Hong Kong - obviously. Dave’s comedy radar has always instinctively drawn him to these small out-of-the-ordinary events...

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour (Cert 12A)

Saturday 30th 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 2021

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott - Stripped Back Acoustic Shows

Monday 1st February at 7.00pm

SJM Concerts presents: Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott - Stripped Back Acoustic Shows

The Real Thing and Odyssey in Disco Fever Live

Friday 5th February at 7.45pm

DISCO FEVER LIVE returns to The Plaza for a 5th year with The Real Thing and Odyssey.

Pop Up Bowie

Saturday 6th February 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.

Romesh Ranganathan – The Cynic’s Mixtape

Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th February 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.

An Audience With Cannon And Ball

Friday 12th February 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 2021.

Spirit Of The Blitz

Wednesday 17th February 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.


Friday 19th February at 7.30pm

Critically acclaimed comedian Chris Ramsey is hitting the road for his biggest ever stand-up tour yet. Having filled venues across the country including The Newcastle Metro Arena (twice) don’t miss your chance to catch him live on stage while you can.

Milkshake! Live – Milkshake Monkey’s Musical

Sunday 21st February 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!

Menopause The Musical 2

Tuesday 23rd February at 7.30pm

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

March 2021

The Fureys

Wednesday 3rd March 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 return to The Plaza.

UK Pink Floyd Experience

Thursday 4th March at 7.30pm

Celebrating over 50 years of one of rock’s most influential bands, this highly authentic show recreates the atmosphere of Floyd.

Sun Records The Concert

Friday 5th March at 7.30pm

SUN RECORDS Where Rock'n'Roll Was Born - the Official Sun Records Concert Show. The label that brought you Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Rufus Thomas and scores more rockin' pioneers, comes to life live on stage.


Thursday 11th 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.

Romiley Operatic Society presents Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th March - Evenings at 7.15pm & Saturday Matinee at 2.15pm

This rescheduled production is 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.

Friends! – The Musical Parody

Tuesday 23rd March at 7.30pm

Friends! The Musical Parody celebrates and pokes fun at the wacky misadventures of the group of 20-something pals we love from the hit TV show as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990’s Manhattan.

Jimmy Buckley in Concert with special guest Claudia

Thursday 25th 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.

Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman - Cert PG

Friday 26th March at 7.00pm

Look out ‘cause here it comes….From the producers of Singalonga Sound of Music and Singalonga GREASE, the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing

April 2021

Easter Pantomime: Mother Goose

Friday 2nd to Monday 5th April 2021

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!

Foster And Allen – Timeless Memories Tour

Tuesday 6th April at 7.30pm

FOSTER & ALLEN are bringing their Timeless Memories Tour to the UK in 2021.

The Manfreds

Wednesday 7th April at 7.30pm

Paul Jones, with his unique harmonica sound, will be joined by Mike Hugg on keyboards, Tom McGuinness on guitar, Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass, and Simon Currie on saxophone/ flute.

The Green Room: Simon Kempston

Wednesday 14th April at 7.30pm

Scottish singer-songwriter and leading acoustic fingerstyle guitarist Simon Kempston has toured the world performing his highly original, contemporary acoustic folk/blues songs and music, and is a unique talent.

Rob Beckett – Wallop

Thursday 15th 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.

Off The Kerb Presents: Jack Dee - Off The Telly

Friday 16th April at 8.00pm

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

Andy Powell’s Monday Matinee Cabaret

Monday 19th April at 1.00pm

After two sell out Monday Matinee shows Andy returns with another Monday afternoon extravaganza of live entertainment from some of the UK's finest performers.

What’s Love Got To Do With It? – A Tribute To Tina Turner

Wednesday 21st April 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.

May 2021

On Screen: Another Fine Mess Family Film Day – Cert U

Sunday 2nd May at 11.00am

In 1932 The Plaza Super Cinema and Variety Theatre opened her doors with Laurel & Hardy on the giant silver screen so join us for our annual family homage to these undisputed Kings of Comedy!

On Screen: Laurel & Hardy Secret Screening – Cert U

Sunday 2nd May at 6.00pm

On a day of celebration for the Kings of Big Screen Comedy Laurel & Hardy join us for a very special 'Secret Screening'!

The Green Room: The Dear Boys

Thursday 6th May at 7.45pm

Hailing form the upper echelons of society, the Dear Boys - a pair of fine chaps indeed - have made it their life's work to bring to the masses their own brand of Cowardesque capers. Noel Coward that is!

Theatre Dance Workshop

Sunday 9th May at 2.15pm

Theatre Dance Workshop make a welcome return for their annual showcase with the very best in live stage performance.

Divorced, Beheaded,Died: An Audience With King Henry VIII

Wednesday 12th May 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.

Phil McIntyre Live Ltd Proudly Presents – Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible

Friday 14th May at 7.30pm

One man. One Mission. Is it possible? No, not really. Him with the shirts from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Radio 4.

Calling Planet Earth

Saturday 15th May at 7.30pm

A New Romantic Symphony that goes on a journey through one of the greatest musical era’s of all time – The Electrifying 80’s.

Abba Mania

Friday 21st May at 7.30pm

It is just over 40 years since ABBA won Eurovision and now it’s your chance to thank ABBA for the music!

Johnny McEvoy

Thursday 27th 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.

June 2021

Ansell’s Les Musicals

Wednesday 2nd June 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.

The Joe Longthorne Songbook – A Night To Remember

Friday 4th June at 7.30pm

Celebrating the music and the life of the singer's singer! starring Andrew Lancel with very special guests Tracey Jordan and the Joe Longthorne Band under the directorship of Andy Mudd, Joe’s musical director.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Sunday 6th June at 7.30pm

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.

Back To Bacharach

Friday 11th June 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.


Saturday 12th June at 7.30pm

Bye Bye Baby are a jaw­dropping tribute to the musical phenomenon ‘Jersey Boys’ and the timeless, iconic music of ‘Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons’.

That'll Be The Day

Thursday 17th June at 7.30pm

Don’t miss the UK’s best touring Rock & Roll variety show on the road today.... That’ll Be The Day.

Genesis Connected

Friday 18th June at 7.30pm

Genesis Connected is a tribute show celebrating the Hits of Genesis and the biggest selling connected acts including Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & the Mechanics.

July 2021

Lipstick On Your Collar

Friday 9th July at 7.30pm

Step back in time to the golden era of music where the jukebox roared and feet didn't touch the floor.

The Carpenters Story – Goodbye To Love 2020 Tour

Saturday 17th July 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!

Jason Manford: Like Me

Saturday 24th July at 7.30pm

He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit. ‘Like Me’ is Jason’s latest comic offering set to hit the road.

August 2021

Northern Soul Live

Friday 6th August 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.

Chambers Touring Presents: Jimmy Carr – Terribly Funny

Wednesday 11th August 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.

Ireland The Show

Saturday 21st August at 7.30pm

Following a debut sell out nationwide tour to nightly standing ovations including the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow join an all star cast of the Emerald Isles 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 “

Siobhan Phillips

Saturday 28th August at 7.30pm

Siobhan Phillips 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, who could totally relate to a selection of her observational daft ditties.

September 2021

The Thunder Girls

Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th September

Starring Beverley Callard, Carol Harrison, Gary Webster and Coleen Nolan...Fame and greed tore their freidnship apart, they haven't spoken in decades....welcome to The Reunion Dinner from Hell!

The Magic of Motown

Wednesday 15th September at 7.30pm

Celebrating 60 magical years of Motown, immerse yourself in the sound of a generation as The Magic of Motown returns to the stage!

The Houghton Weavers

Friday 17th September at 7.30pm

The Houghton Weavers guarantee a wonderful evening of entertainment and their experience – together with their style and professionalism – ensures that, as their motto says, they always `Keep Folk Smiling!’


Saturday 18th 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 2021

Lost In Music – One Night At The Disco

Thursday 7th October at 7.30pm

Get ready to recreate the Magical 70's and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco! Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from Artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic.

Carole – The Music of Carole King

Friday 8th October at 7.30pm

Carole -The Music of Carole King is a celebration of the music of one of the world’s greatest songwriters Carole King.

Imagine – The John Lennon Songbook

Saturday 9th October at 7.30pm

From the Producers of That'll Be The Day "Imagine" tells the legendary story of John Lennon, from his dramatic rise to fame as a Beatle through to his iconic solo career.

The Renown Pictures 8th Festival of Film - Cert PG

Sunday 10th October from 11.00am

Join us on Sunday 10th October 2021 for The Renown Pictures 8th Festival of Film.

Psychic Sally - 10 Years And Counting

Monday 11th October at 7.30pm

Following her gripping appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, with a triumphant Sally reaching the final five, the nation’s favourite Psychic and forerunner in the Psychic world is back on tour with her all new show “10 Years and Counting”.

John Bishop – Warm Up

Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th October

Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming to the Stockport Plaza to warm up his brand-new show!

Jon Richardson: The Knitwit

Friday 15th October at 8.00pm

Will the recycling be put out on the right day? Who is going to smooth over the top of the margarine? How many lights are on upstairs when everybody is downstairs? Watch Jon pretend that these aren't his foremost concerns as he leaves home on his first tour since the last one.

The Lady Boys Of Bangkok – Flight Of Fantasy (Adults Only)

Wednesday 20th October at 7.30pm

Climb aboard for the ride of your lives as 16 of the world’s most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be men!) take you soaring to a new world of dazzling diamante dipped song and dance destinations.

Stockport Operatic Society presents Top Hat

Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th October - Evenings at 7.15pm & Saturday Matinee at 2.15pm

Stockport Operatic Society will present TOP HAT packed full of Irving Berlin's greatest hits including "Puttin' on the Ritz", "Cheek to Cheek",and "Top Hat,White Tie and Tails" in an exhilarating celebration of 1930's song and dance.

November 2021

The Billy Fury Years

Wednesday 3rd November 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!

The Legends Of American Country Show

Saturday 6th November at 7.30pm

Now seen by over 300,000 fans live and watched by millions on social media Europe's No.1 multi award winning Country music show "The Legends of American Country" returns for another fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics.

The Drifters

Sunday 14th November at 7.30pm

The Drifters are back on tour in the UK with a brand-new show performing all their classic hits from the last six decades.

Russian National Ballet Presents: Sleeping Beauty – A spectacular fairy-tale

Thursday 18th November at 7.30pm

After the sell-out performances of Nutcracker and Swan, Russian National Ballet returns to the UK with every child's favourite fairy-tale, Sleeping Beauty.

December 2021

Dick Whittington

Friday 3rd December 2021 to Sunday 9th January 2022

Starring BRIAN CAPRON alongside BRADLEY THOMPSON, Join our much loved hero Dick Whittington for the purr-fect family adventure as he seeks fame and fortune alongside his trusty feline friend.

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