Theatre and Drama

A play or theatrical evening? If it’s happening in Macclesfield and the surrounding areas then our Theatre and Drama page is the place to tell our readers.

If you have an event you want publicised here then please email us via the contact form


  • Wed
    Cinemac, Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield

    Ticket prices:
    Adult £7
    Concession (Student / 60+) £6
    Child £5
    Arighi Bianchi Luxury Sofa Seat for 2 £17
    Arighi Bianchi Luxury Sofa for 3 £25.50

    Wednesday 10th November

    The Eternals (12A) – 16:30, 20:00

    Thursday 11th

    The Eternals (12A) – 16:30, 20:00

    Friday 12th

    The Eternals (12A) – 12:00

    Spencer (12A) – 15:15, 18:00

    The Eternals (12A) – 20:30

    Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th

    Ron’s Gone Wrong (PG) – 11:00

    The Eternals (12A) – 13:30

    Spencer (12A) – 17:00

    The Eternals (12A) – 19:45

    Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th

    The Eternals (12A) – 12:00

    Spencer (12A) – 15:15, 18:00

    The Eternals (12A) – 20:30

    Wednesday 17th

    Spencer (12A) – 11:00 – Subtitled Screening

    The Eternals (12A) – 13:30

    Thursday 18th

    The Eternals – 11:00

    Spencer (12A) – 14:15

    Ghostbusters Afterlife (12A) – 17:00

    New Live Events

    Anything Goes

    November 28th – 19:00

    December 1st – 13:30

  • Sat
    Buxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    After a long wait, this Christmas pantomime returns to Buxton Opera House with a spectacular production of Aladdin.

    Probably one of the most popular pantomimes ever written, Aladdin is the tale of washer woman Widow Twankey, her lazy son and the mischief they get up to when a rich long-lost uncle appears in search of a magic lamp. Expect a roller coaster ride packed full of fun, songs, slapstick and dance.

    Panto favourite James Holmes is back playing dame for the sixth time. This year he is delighted to be playing Widow Twankey, perhaps the most famous pantomime dame of them all!  A familiar face on tv, James is best known for his many appearances as Clive in the award-winning TV comedy Miranda.

    He will be joined by Buxton favourite Matthew Jay Ryan as Aladdin’s brother the mischievous Wishy Washy. Matthew is no stranger to Buxton and this is his fourth pantomime at the Opera House.

    Aladdin is produced and designed at Buxton Opera House so all the right ingredients for festive celebrations are guaranteed. Expect a magical stage set, loads of songs, sparkling dance routines and non-stop laughter.

    Paul Kerryson, Chief Executive, Buxton Opera House said:

    “Christmas is such an exciting time of the year and a trip to Buxton Opera House is just the perfect festive treat. Aladdin is one of the best loved pantomimes ever written with all the ingredients you need for a magical experience. Our pantomimes are ‘made in Buxton’ and as ever we’ve a great cast and fabulous costumes and scenery, so for a traditional treat for families and friends there’s no need to look any further. We can’t wait to welcome you back to our beautiful theatre for this wonderful Christmas celebration.”

    Aladdin is written by panto geniuses Sarah A. Nixon and Mark Chatterton, writers of pantomimes for a host of theatres including Liverpool Everyman, Derby Playhouse, Wakefield Theatre Royal, Oldham Coliseum and the Theatre Royal, Stratford East. Aladdin is directed by Sarah Ingram with costumes designed by Kate Unwin.

    The show opens on Friday 11 December and runs until Saturday 1 January with a wide range of performance times to suit everyone. There will be a relaxed performance on 15 December and a BSL interpreted performance on 28 December. Full details are available on the website.

    Tickets and information:  Box Office 01298 72190 or visit

  • Wed
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshiret

    That’ll Be The Day reaches another milestone this year as it celebrates its 35th anniversary!

    From humble beginnings, the show has grown into a 'must-see' attraction all over the UK, coming up with a new production from its multi-talented cast year after year. Unashamedly nostalgic, That'll Be The Day takes its audience on a rollercoaster ride through the ‘golden’ age of Rock & Roll and Pop.

    The show has been described as ‘relentlessly entertaining', mixing brilliant vocals and superb musicianship with impersonations and hilarious comedy routines. Guaranteed a great night out, this is truly the best 'feel-good’ show on the road. You won’t be disappointed!

    Early bird offer: get £5 off a ticket if you book by Monday 8 November 2021. Offer is automatically applied at checkout and applies to full price tickets only.

    Tickets are usually priced at £29. To book, call our Box Office on 01298 72190 or buy online.


  • Fri
    Venues across Macclesfield

Wilmslow Guild Players
Wilmslow Guild Players are an amateur theatre group formed in 1926 at the Wilmslow Guild, an independent adult education centre.
Location: Wilmslow Guild, 1 Bourne Street


M.A.D.S. Little Theatre
Plays through the season
Location: Lord Street
Macclesfield  Web


Buxton Opera House
Varied events from opera to popular acts and musicals
Derbyshire  Web


Wilmslow Green Room
Wilmslow  Web


Bollington Festival Players (01625) 875326  Email


Bollington Children’s Music Theatre  Web


Keating Centre of Dance and Drama  Web


Bollington Arts Centre
Wellington Road
01625 573863  Telephone


Bollington Festival Players
01625 574085  Telephone


01606 784 219  Telephone  Web