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


  • Fri
    Doors open 7 pmCinemac, The Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield

    The UK’s Number 1 ABBA Tribute Act ABBA REVIVAL will be performing live on stage on July 30th.

    Celebrate the end of lockdown with an incredible evening of music on July 30th, sing and dance along to ABBA’s greatest hits which will be performed live on stage by ABBA Revival!

    Revival have been performing for more than 7 years and have played to sold out festivals and have toured all over the world with their act!

    The event will be hosted by Macclesfield’s very own international Drag Queen Nana Nancy.

    The Music starts at 8 pm with music from local performer Tobias Ward – singing songs from his new album.

    ABBA Revival will have all the Dancing Queen’s up on their feet from 8:30 pm.

    Cinemac have teamed up with Book A Booth UK – so you can get some incredible photos to remember the night – available free from 7 pm.

    Centre Seating: £20
    Side Seating (restricted view) £12
    Upper Tier Balcony (seated only): £10
    Arighi Bianchi 2 Seater Sofa: SOLD OUT
    Arighi Bianchi 3 seater sofa: SOLD OUT

    Doors open at 7pm, tickets are available to book now at:

    Book Now

  • Tue
    Buxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage is back, exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing.

    Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart-stopping (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.

    Don’t miss your chance to see this sensational new production.

    Tickets are priced at £30-£50 and discounts are not available. To book, call our Box Office on 01298 72190 or buy online.




  • Wed
    Salford Arts Theatre

    In 1995, at a Macclesfield secondary school, two young people bonded over a passion for theatre and musicals.

    Their friendship has lasted out over almost three decades, and in 2016 – having found lives across the country and globe – they found themselves living back in their hometown at the same time.

    Although Laura and Holden had found a whole world of experience prior to their reunion, they were keen on reigniting the spark of theatrical passion they had shared in their teen years. With a wealth of credits to each of their names, their initial disappointment at the lack of ready opportunities for Northern based actors, writers and directors would soon turn to heightened enthusiasm as they set about forging their own path towards creativity.

    Northern Rep Theatre was conceived. A new company keenly focused on growing Northern talent and showcasing our stories.

    Following the bitter disappointment of postponement due to the pandemic, Northern Rep are thrilled to announce that The Greater Manchester Fringe Festival 2021 will see the world premiere of ‘Bysmal Boys, a brand-new play written by Laura Genders and directed by Holden Oak – the two founders of Northern Rep.

    Exploring the lives of Blue Watch, Macclesfield, the writing draws on Laura’s native background in the Silk Town and the stories she heard growing up in the Fire Brigade circles. Set against the backdrop of the strike action taken by the National Fire Brigade in 1977, this play discovers universal voices of all who work in the public sector and the desperation, elation and camaraderie found in their professional and personal lives.

    The play is running for three performances, from Wednesday 22nd September to Friday 24th September at Salford Arts Theatre. Tickets are available from or

    For further information, visit or contact

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