Wednesday 2.30pm matinee
£21 £24 £27
Concessions £19 £22 £25
Formed in 1917, during the First World War, Grimethorpe Colliery Band is a British institution. They will be celebrating their centenary at the Royal British Legions Annual Festival of Remembrance.
Your presence will help us commemorate and celebrate the sacrifices of our Armed forces past and present.
Tickets £10 £15 VIP £25
These 2 Tone legends are teaming up to give fans a rare treat, hitting the road together for a number of dates around the UK and Ireland.
Life-long friends, they are two of the main bands to come out of 2 Tone – a crucial musical and cultural movement which is still as relevant today as it was over 30 years ago.
No under 16s in the standing area and all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
7pm doors - please note this is the time De Montfort Hall opens, not the start of the performance.
Tickets £25 in advance £28 on the door
Irish superstar singer and songwriter Imelda May has announced three additional UK tour dates due to phenomenal public demand.
If you don't know Imelda May, prepare to be blown away. If you are already a fan, get ready to hear her as you never have before. She has found a new groove, exploring blues, soul, gospel, folk, rock, sensitive acoustica, cinematic drama and explosive balladry on a set of the boldest, most personal and intimately autobiographical songs she has ever written. Long celebrated by peers as one of the most sensational singers of contemporary music, Imelda May has made the album of her life.
“This is the unmistakeable sound of an artist finally, thrillingly, finding her own voice.” Evening Standard
“It’s a hugely effective, beautifully crafted reboot that should open up new audiences and point to future triumphs.” The Sun
Tickets £25 £35 VIP £99
Joining Jools on stage for the 2017 Autumn/Winter UK tour will be Grammy Award winner José Feliciano, one of the most prominent stars in Latin America and revered musicians in the world. Having worked with the likes of John Lennon and Joni Mitchell in the past, his catalogue of international hits include his covers of The Doors' Light My Fire and the Bee Gees’ And the Sun Will Shine, along with the much-loved Christmas classic, Feliz Navidad. Jools and José will also be recording an album together with the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, which is scheduled to be released later this year. With his mix of Latin and pop styles and his inimitable guitar playing, it’s no question that José will go down a storm on stage.
Jools Holland says of José Feliciano: "A man whose voice and guitar I’ve idolised all my life. A unique innovator whom I am immensely looking forward to working with".
José Feliciano to Jools Holland: "My gosh! Jools Holland is an icon who’s played a major role in the life of contemporary music throughout the United Kingdom and way beyond. He continues to do so and for that I admire him greatly. Don’t ever deny us of your magic, Jools; it’s an honour to be working (playing!) with you".
José Feliciano joins a long line of acclaimed recording artists that have joined Jools’ tour as special guests in the past. These include Solomon Burke, Lulu, KT Tunstall, former Spice Girl Melanie C, Yazoo singer Alison Moyet, 60s pop icon Sandie Shaw, along with most recently from Jools’ 2016 tour, ska pioneers Pauline Black and Arthur
‘Gaps’ Hendrickson from The Selecter.
Also featuring in the shows will be fan favourites Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and Beth Rowley on vocals, along with the supreme Rhythm & Blues Orchestra with original Squeeze member Gilson Lavis on drums. Master of ceremonies for the shows, Jools, will be performing tracks spanning his entire solo career along with pieces taken from his recent instrumental album Piano, released in December 2016, as well as songs from his new collaboration with José Feliciano.
With a huge collection of boogie-woogie tracks from multiple decades, a night at one of the UK’s most popular tours is for sure a memorable one!
Tickets £40 Restricted view £29.50
6.30pm Kiosk and bars open
7.30pm Support - Mo Zawayed
8.15pm – 10.15pm Jools Holland with special guest Jose Feliciano and guest performers Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall & Beth Rowley
Please note timings are approximate and are subject to change
James Oldfield soloist
SARGENT Impressions on a Windy Day
GILBERT & SULLIVAN Song selection with James Oldfield (including The Policeman’s song, Major General and Pirate King from Pirates of Penzance and When I went to the Bar as a very young man from Iolanthe)
BACH/SARGENT Air on a G String
BRITTEN (Purcell Variations) the Young Persons's Guide to the Orchestra
Pre-concert talk with Sam Dobson, LSO, and Sir Malcolm Sargent.
There will be an opportunity to attend an open rehearsal for this concert at Stamford Barn Hill Methodist Church on Sunday 24 September from 4pm to 5pm and join the LSO for tea – (Supported by Big lottery celebration fund). See the LSO website for more details: http://www.leicestersymphonyorchestra.co.uk/index.htm
ANIMAL ANTICS: Sunday 25 February
In association with John Ghent and The Little Theatre.
A family concert featuring:
Peter and the Wolf
ROSSINI William Tell Overture
GRIEG In the Hall of the Mountain King
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Flight of the Bumble Bee
Plus music from films and TV, including Jaws, Harry Potter, Born Free and Paddington.
REVOLUTIONARY RUSSIANS: Saturday 19 May
Concert sponsored by Chris Shrawley
Simon Callaghan soloist
SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture
MUSSORGSKY Night on a Bare Mountain
MEDTNER Piano Concerto No.3
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.3
Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm
Support from Philippa Hanna
Featuring Special Guest Carly Paoli
Following a huge UK sold out tour this year, Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro have announced dates for their third nationwide tour.
Collabro are the world’s most successful musical theatre group. They met in 2014 above a pub in London for their first rehearsal and only a month later went on to rouse the whole of the Hammersmith Apollo into a standing ovation during their first ever public performance of Stars in their first audition for Britain’s Got Talent. Having won their semi-final heat with over 63% of the votes, they then won the overall competition with one of the biggest majorities ever and subsequently signed to Simon Cowell’s label Syco, becoming label mates with the likes of One Direction, Little Mix, Susan Boyle and Il Divo.
In the two years since the competition, Collabro have released a number one debut album Stars, and their follow up album Act Two peaked at number two in the charts in the summer of 2015. They have performed at the Royal Variety Performance, twice on Britain’s Got Talent including the ten-year grand final compilation of past contestants, and have become enormously successful internationally. Notably, they have performed for over 30 million people in Japan on Music Station on two separate occasions, completing a tour and winning a gold disc award for top international artist alongside Sam Smith and Meghan Trainor. They have also completed two tours of America alongside with a major record deal stateside.
Collabro, now made up of Jamie Lambert, Michael Auger, Matt Pagan and Thomas Redgrave, have already performed to seven million people on Soccer Aid 2016 to critical appraise and excellent reviews as a four piece. Excited for the future the band are looking forward to releasing their third album HOME in early 2017 and will be embarking on tours of Canada, Japan and America before their heading back to the UK for their major tour next winter.
Tickets £19.50 £29.50 £39.50 VIP £99
The award-winning podcast No Such Thing As A Fish gets 1.2 million downloads a week, has been transformed into the spin-off topical BBC2 TV series No Such Thing As The News and was named one of iTunes’s top ten most downloaded podcasts of
"This intelligent quartet serve as a welcome reminder that comedy does not have to be dumb." Evening Standard
May include strong language and adult themes.
Tickets £18 Concessions £16
Start your Christmas celebration in style with singing sensation Katherine Jenkins, as she performs a magnificent concert of seasonal music and songs.
Mark Vincent special guest
Anthony Inglis conductor
London Concert Orchestra
Tickets £29.50 £46 £56
A Beauty of a Panto...A Beast of a Show!
After breaking box office records last year, De Montfort Hall today announces their star studded line up for this year's spectacular family pantomime Beauty and the Beast.
Richard ‘Dick' McCourt of children's TV's Dick and Dom fame will star alongside the star of ITV's Heartbeat, David Lonsdale and Leicester's very own singing sensation Sam Bailey; who returns for a second year. Also returning again is everyone's favourite pantomime dame, Martin Ballard, from BBC Radio Leicester.
Children's television star Richard McCourt has been part of the BAFTA Award winning duo Dick and Dom for twenty years and has appeared in some of the most popular shows in CBBC history including Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow, The Legend of Dick and Dom and Absolute Genius amongst others.
David Lonsdale is an accomplished singer and theatre actor but is probably best known for his TV work in the role of David Stockwell in the long running TV series Heartbeat and as a teenage Peter Barlow in Coronation Street.
Leicester's Sam Bailey shot to fame in 2013 when she won X-Factor and proceeded to have a Christmas number one as well as a number one album. Since then Sam has gone from strength to strength, releasing her second album in 2016 as well as touring as Mama Morton in Chicago and this year sees her touring the UK in her Sing My Heart Out tour.
Sam said "I'm so excited to be back on home turf at De Montfort Hall again this year. I absolutely love Beauty and the Beast too so it's a double bonus for me. I had a great time last year and I can't wait to see everyone again this Christmas".
No Leicester panto would be complete without BBC Leicester broadcaster Martin Ballard who's donning the dame's frock once again, as he returns for his seventh pantomime season at De Montfort Hall.
Relaxed Performance - Tuesday 2 January at 2pm
Signed Performance - Tuesday 2 January at 6.30pm
Tickets £13.50 - £25.50 Children £9.50 - £20.50 Family of four £40 - £81
Groups of 10 or more get 10% off full price tickets
Groups of 20 or more get 20% off full price tickets
Due to huge popular demand, after his first tour-de-force, smash hit, one-man show, My Life Story, Suggs is treading the boards again.
If the first show was about how on Earth he got there, Suggs: What a King Cnut is about the surprises that awaited him when he did. Vertigo on the roof of Buckingham Palace. Nearly blowing the closing ceremony of the Olympics. Watching his underpants fall to earth on Bowie’s driveway.
Things have gone a smidge surreal since the Madness frontman was a twelve year old in shorts on the tough streets of North London. Constantly expecting that inevitable tap on the shoulder to hear, what are you doing here, sunshine?, how has he got this far? In this business you can be washed up at any minute. How has he managed to get away with it for so long?
Fame is a tightrope and Suggs has fallen off many times. But for all the near death experiences he takes great solace in the words of the Greek philosopher, Blondie, The tide is high, but I’m holding on...
"Very funny, and delivered with a sense of timing and phrasing that many common-or-garden comics could learn much from." **** Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph
"Suggs has natural comic timing and tells his story with wit and grace in this hugely enjoyable evening." **** Dominic Maxwell, The Times
"It is impossible not to be charmed by this one man show." **** Jessica Hayes, Time Out
"Suggs is an effortlessly engaging raconteur." Simon Price, Sunday Independent
"The charisma of an accomplished actor the timing of a veteran stand-up." Mark Lawson, The Guardian
"One of the most original and engaging shows I've seen." Mark Lawson, The Guardian.
"Funny and moving Suggs has made his life story into a great night out." Simon Price, Sunday Independent
Paul Carrack, legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics returns to the road with his band in early 2018, performing in 23 venues across the UK.
With a back-catalogue of hits to his name including How Long, Tempted and The Living Years, Paul’s uniquely soulful voice is a must for his millions of fans around the world. His amazing songs have been performed by some of the biggest names in music including The Eagles, Diana Ross and Tom Jones and he is constantly in demand as a session keyboardist, having recorded and toured with Elton John, Van Morrison, Roger Waters and BB King, and most recently on Eric Clapton’s world tour.
Dubbed by the BBC as 'The Man with the Golden Voice', Paul is undoubtedly a key figure in British pop history, an all-rounded musical talent. And as his devoted fans know all too well, a Paul Carrack show is truly something very special.
Tickets £32.50 £39.50
Dance like you’ve never danced before!
Flashdance - The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18 year old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream.
Based on the Paramount Pictures film, screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, and story by Tom Hedley, Flashdance is an inspiring musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds.
Prepare to be blown away with an astonishing musical spectacle and phenomenal choreography to this iconic score including the smash hit Maniac, Manhunt, Gloria, I Love Rock & Roll and the sensational title track Flashdance - What a Feeling. Produced by the award winning team at Selladoor Productions - producers of Footloose, Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors, Flashdance - The Musical is not to be missed!
Tickets £45.50 - £25
Concessions available on selected performances
Buy 10 or more get £2.50 off per ticket
Signed performance Thursday 29 March
Peppa Pig and friends are back in the brand new live show Peppa Pig's Adventure!
Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunch-boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter and live music!
The happy campers soon settle down to sleep and listen to the gentle pitter patter of rain. Safe and warm inside their tents the excited group can look forward to morning time, when there will be lots of muddy puddles to play in!
Price Band - Premium (Stalls Row K - N)
Adults £20 Children £18
Price Band - 1 (Stalls / Front Circle / Side Circles)
Adults £17 Children £15
Family of four offer (two adults and two children) £60
Price Band - 2 (Rear / Upper Circle)
Adults £15 Children £13
Babes in arms - children under 2 years - do not require a ticket.
Running time approx. one hour 20 minutes - including interval.
Broadway glamour and toe-tapping tunes in an all-Gershwin extravaganza - Rhapsody in Blue, Shall we Dance, Lady be Good, But Not For Me, S’Wonderful, I Got Rhythm, Lets’ Call the Whole Thing Off, Summertime, A Foggy Day in London Town, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, The Man I Love and Strike Up the Band.
Katie Birtill guest singer
Rodney Earl Clarke guest singer
Viv McLean piano
Richard Balcombe conductor
London Concert Orchestra
Plus a glamorous ballroom duo and two sensational tap dancers.
£26.50 £32.50 £37.50
Groups of 10+ get 20% off
The Waterboys return with their extended nine piece band, for the second leg of their current UK tour in support of their new critically acclaimed double album Out Of All This Blue, which entered the UK album charts at number eight, their highest chart position since 1993.
Ever since Mike Scott first brought The Waterboys to public attention their career has been marked by storied departures. Staking out bold, new territory with fresh approaches and inspirational collaborators has been the defining factor of Scott’s creative flow.
"A rich feast of country, soul and down home Rock n Roll." Q Magazine
"A perfect anecdote to end-of summer ennui." Sunday Express
"A triumph of both hope and experience." Mail On Sunday
"Mike Scott in flying form." Irish Times
"The best Waterboys album in decades, if not ever." Sunday Independent (Ireland)
"A sparkling pop tour de force." Elmore Magazine
"The album is loaded with future Waterboys classics." Daily Mirror
"Scott has his song-writing mojo in full swing…a wonderful return to form." Hot Press
Tickets £35 £39.50
One of our most loved pop icons, Marti Pellow, will be coming to De Montfort Hall as part of The Private Collection Tour. The tour celebrates 30 years in the industry, including number ones and hit singles from his many albums as both a solo artist and with Wet Wet Wet.
How special is it that we have a singer songwriter that has a career that spans decades, oh and let's not forget he sang Love Is All Around (a little attempt at sarcasm creeping in there) which stayed at the top of the charts and gave him the longest stay at number one for a British artist? What a great accolade to have along with dozens of gold and platinum selling records from all over the world, which sit in a cupboard held open by his Brit award...
Marti Pellow is not a singer songwriter that is about yesterday or today, he strives to be about tomorrow and that is why he has longevity in his career and continues to push himself; be it on a Broadway stage, writing a new musical, making new records, starring in the West End or touring - all of this ties together for him - and its all about the music.
Marti said: “Playing live is about sharing a connection with your audience; be that with singing old songs, new songs, borrowed songs - I don’t care where the songs come from - it's about having the best night out - pure and simple. I was just blown away by the amazing response from fans after we did our big concert tour earlier this year – and then exactly the same response after we did a couple of our Private Collection shows in a much more intimate setting – and I thought – if you all really loved those shows - then I want to come out and play these great songs and more for you. I want to hear my audience singing and laughing with me and walking away that night knowing me just that bit better.”
After the success of his last tour, Marti put together the new concert idea of The Private Collection show. He showcased it to sold-out evenings at The Stables in Wavendon and such was their success Marti decided to turn this show into a UK wide tour in 2018.
Marti said: “Here’s a show for those that just would love to hear an extraordinary evening of music – from the hits you love the most, with massive brass-driven soul numbers to intimate acoustic ballads – and maybe a wee bit of chat along the way. We’ve got everything you love!”
Tickets £39.50 £42.50
See the iconic, world famous Teletubbies in their first ever theatre show created especially for your little ones.
Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in a show full of love and laughter as they explore the magical world of Teletubbyland. Look out for the Tubby Phone, Noo-noo and Sun Baby in a fun, bright and safe world which captures young children’s imaginations and encourages them to explore the world around them. Join in and enjoy beloved features from the TV series along with brand new songs.
Suitable for children aged 7 and under.
Babes in arms policy for this show
Children aged 0 - 6 months are free of charge and do not require a ticket.
Tickets must be purchased for children over 6 months.
Premium seats £20 - Tiered Stalls Rows K - N inclusive
Price Band 1 £15 - Tiered stall G - J and O - X inclusive / Right Circle / Left Circle / Front Circle
Price Band 2 £13 - Upper Circle
Family ticket offers
Premium seats - family of two £38 / family of three £55 / family of four £68
Price Band 1 - family of two £28 / family of three £40 / family of four £52
Price Band 2 - family of two £25 / family of three £36 / family of four £45
Tickets £24.50 £26.50
Group booking offer - buy 9 tickets get 10th free2 for 1 carer scheme available
Deacon Blue are delighted to announce their 2018 Tour, To Be Here Someday, a celebration of 30 years of Deacon Blue.
The last five years have been something of a renaissance for the band, and a prolific surge of creativity that has spawned three new albums released in quick succession, including 2016’s studio album Believers, which became their highest charting album in 23 years. To Be Here Someday is a tour that celebrates the band’s entire career, and will see them play some of their biggest ever shows.
The tour’s title To Be Here Someday is a line from their iconic single Dignity and encapsulates the band’s hopes, their passion and joy in being able to share with their fans the biggest songs from throughout their career. As has become a feature of their live shows, they will present a set list that will change night by night but will always be full of classic Deacon Blue.
7pm doors 7.30pm support TBC
Tickets £39.50 front circle gold seats £29.50 all other seats