What's On Calendar

Feb 2016

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Live Nation & MHA present - Stewart Francis: Pun Gent - Age Restriction 16+

Thursday 11th February at 8.00pm

The star of 'Mock The Week', 'Michael McIntyre's Roadshow' and 'Live At The Apollo', embarks on a brand new stand up tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show!


Film: 45 Years - Cert 15

Friday 12th February at 11am & 7.30pm

A subtle examination of the persistence of the past and the fragile (in)stability of the present, 45 Years is a portrait of an apparently solid relationship facing a predicament that cuts to its very core


A Night For Kirsty

Saturday 13th February at 7.30pm

Join us for ‘A Night for Kirsty’ a charity show incorporating dance schools from the greater Manchester area who are all coming together to give a very entertaining show.


Plaza Cafe: Valentine's Afternoon Tea and Brief Encounter Screening - Cert PG

Sunday 14th February at 12.30pm

Treat your loved one to a romantic afternoon tea in the art deco surroundings of the Plaza café followed by admission to our matinee screening of Brief Encounter (Cert PG) this St Valentine’s Day…


Valentine's Special Film: Brief Encounter - Cert PG

Sunday 14th February at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

On the most romantic day of the year join us for a special Valentines screening of the 1945 release BRIEF ENCOUNTER



Thursday 18th February at 2.00pm

It's the most popular Disney comedy-adventure to hit the big screen and, with the fairydust of Singalonga added, you are guaranteed a great time.



Thursday 18th February at 7.30pm

Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars and remember GREASE is the word...


The Green Room: Sunny Ormonde - One Woman Show

Thursday 18th February at 7.30pm

Sunny has been playing the "outrageous and raunchy Lilian Bellamy" on Radio 4's The Archers for the past 15 years....join us for a fascinating evening where there is definitely something for everyone!


A Viennese Strauss Gala

Friday 19th February at 7.30pm

World on Stage bring you A Viennese Strauss Gala but now a new production of this ever popular Show. Recreating the romance of the Viennese Festive season, reminding you of a bygone age of glamorous soirees and Strauss waltzes.


80's Smash Hits

Saturday 20th February at 7.45pm

Re live the magic of the glorious 80’s with all your favourite chart toppers, a fun packed show of non-stop hits from the original artists

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Wedding Open Day

Sunday 21st February from 11am

Love is in the air at the Plaza as we can now announce that our first ever WEDDING OPEN DAY will be held on Sunday 21st February from 11am to 3pm.


Behind The Scenes Tours

Monday 22nd February at 11.00am

Join us for our popular Open Tours for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport’s 1932 art deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.


NT Live Screening: As You Like It

Thursday 25th February at 7.00pm

On Screen: Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind.


The Houghton Weavers

Friday 26th February at 7.30pm

The Houghton Weavers guarantee a wonderful evening of entertainment suitable for all the family.

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Chinese New Year Extravaganza

Saturday 27th February at 2.30pm & 7.00pm

The Chinese New Year Extravaganza is returning to The Plaza to celebrate the auspicious occasion in February 2016!


Plaza Cafe: Everything Stops for Springtime Tea

Sunday 28th February at 4.00pm

The Plazarettes, our renowned waitress team invite you to enjoy a delightful afternoon tea after entertainment in the sumptuous surroundings of our art deco Plaza Café.

Mar 2016


Legally Blonde The Musical

Friday 4th at 7.30pm & Saturday 5th March at 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Ohana Youth Theatre make a welcome return to their Plaza home with the all singing, all dancing spectacular that is LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL.


Plaza Café: Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea

Sunday 6th March 2016 at 3.30pm

Treat your Mother on Mothering Sunday to a delicious Afternoon Tea in the elegant surrounding of our Art Deco Café.


Plaza Café: Mothering Sunday Lunch

Sunday 6th March 2016 at 12 noon

Treat your Mother on Mothering Sunday to a sumptuous lunch in the surroundings of our Art Deco Café.


Isle of Woman - Age Restriction - Suitable for 14 years +

Sunday 6th March at 7.00pm

Isle Of Woman are three strong and individual women, who use stunning rich beautiful harmonies to sing about bare bones reality.


ENO Live Screening: Mozart's The Magic Flute - Cancelled

Wednesday 9th March at 7.30pm

Atlive Media Limited have announced that unfortunately, due to unforeseen technical issues relating to the production of The Magic Flute, we will be unable to bring you the live broadcast of this programme, scheduled for 9th March 2016.

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A Night of Dirty Dancing - The Ultimate Tribute Show

Thursday 10th March at 7.30pm

No film has captured the hearts of a generation like Dirty Dancing. Relive the passion, indulge in the romance and celebrate the greatest movie soundtrack of all time.

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Saturday Night Bee Gees

Friday 11th March 2016 at 7.30pm

Saturday Night Bee Gees is the hit show that transports you through the formidable musical talents of Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb.


Banff Mountain Film Festival

Saturday 12th March 2016 at 7.30pm

Experience an extraordinary collection of short films from the world's most prestigious mountain film festival.


Romiley Operatic Society: Return to The Forbidden Planet

Tuesday 15th to Saturday 19th March

Climb aboard our spacecraft and join Captain Tempest and the crew on a journey into hyperspace.


Frankie Boyle : Hurt Like You've Never Been Loved - Over 16s only

Sunday 20th March at 7.30pm

On Sale Friday 20th November - online/phone at 9am, Box Office opens for booking in person at 10am.


NT Encore Screening: Hangmen - Cert 15

Wednesday 23rd March at 7.00pm

Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play Hangmen, broadcast to cinemas by National Theatre Live.


Heather Small - The Voice of M People - The Moving On Up Tour 2016

Thursday 24th March at 7.30pm

Heather Small is to perform a virtual hometown show in Stockport for what will be an unforgettable night of feel-good music.


Film: Whistle Down The Wind - Cert PG

Friday 25th March at 11am and 7.30pm

When a young girl stumbles across an unknown unshaven man who is taking refuge in their barn and asks who he is, the man replies ‘Jesus Christ’ and so begins a comical and touching series of events.


The Upbeat Beatles

Saturday 26th March at 7.30pm

This show will have you tapping your feet from the opening bars - dancing in the aisle, and screaming like you did in 63 by the end.


On Screen: The Railway Children - Cert PG (TBC)

Monday 28th March at 3.00pm

York Theatre Royal’s Olivier award-winning production of Mike Kenny and Damian Cruden’s imaginative stage adaptation, is directed for the screen by International Emmy award-winning Ross MacGibbon


Behind The Scenes Tours

Monday 28th March at 11.00am

Join us for our popular Behind The Scenes Tours for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport’s 1932 art deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.


Strawberry Studios Stockport

Wednesday 30th March at 7.30pm

A fundraising event for Seven Miles Out arts centre celebrating the musical legacy of one of the world's most iconic recording studios with special guest performances

Apr 2016


Mission ImPUDSEYble

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd April

HD Live present :Mission ImPUDSEYble starring BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT WINNERS ASHLEIGH & PUDSEY - Britain’s newest secret agent is off the leash….and ready for action!


Pasha: It's All About You

Tuesday 5th April at 7.30pm

"After his successful UK Tour - Life Through Dance, Pasha Kovalev, the winner of " Strictly Come Dancing" 2014, welcomes you to his new and exciting dance spectacular - "It's all about you".


It's A Funny Old World with Brendan Grace

Friday 8th April at 7.30pm

It's a funny old world when seen through the eyes of Brendan Grace.


Milkshake! Live - Cancelled

Saturday 9th April at 1pm

Unfortunately the Milkshake Tour has been cancelled


The Wizard Of Oz - Easter Panto

Tuesday 12th April 2016 at 2.00pm & 5.30pm

starring comedy legend Bobby Davro as Scarecrow and Dani Harmer 'CBBC's Tracy Beaker and Strictly Come Dancing' as Dorothy.

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That'll Be The Day

Wednesday 13th April at 7.30pm

Prepare for a nostalgia party extravaganza as the legendary That’ll Be The Day returns with its Brand New 30th Anniversary Special!

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Northern Soul Live

Friday 15th April at 7.30pm

NORTHERN SOUL LIVE : A night of Northern Soul and Motown brought to you by THE EDWIN STARR BAND featuring Northern Soul Legend LORRAINE SILVER plus The Team featuring ANGELO STARR

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The Fureys

Thursday 21st April at 7.30pm

Coming back to The Stockport Plaza for their third visit, legends of Irish music & song, the FUREYS will perform all their hits


Film: Big Trouble In Little China - Cert 15

Friday 22nd April at 11am and 7.30pm

When trucker Jack Burton agreed to take his friend Wang Chi to pick up his fiancée at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil.

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Organ Coffee Morning

Saturday 23rd April from 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.


Joe Longthorne

Sunday 24th April at 7.30pm

Joe's repertoire of voices is endless and includes hundreds of the world's top singers, now Joe is looking forward to new challenges, new songs to sing and new audiences to thrill.


Behind The Scenes Tours

Monday 25th April at 11.00am

Join us for our popular Behind The Scenes Tours for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport’s 1932 art deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.

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An Afternoon with Anita Harris

Thursday 28th April at 2.30pm

Anita Harris makes a welcome return to The Plaza in a magnificent afternoon in her company.

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Plaza Café: A Midsummer Night's Murder Mystery

Friday 29th April at 7.30pm

To kill or not to kill...that is the question!


Film: Flash Gordon - Cert PG

Friday 29th April at 11am & 7.30pm

In this 1980 feature film update of the 1930s comic strip. Flash Gordon is a football hero who is skyjacked aboard Dr Hans Zarkov’s rocketship along with beautiful Dale Arden.

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Ken Dodd

Saturday 30th April at 7.00pm

Come and enjoy his famous ‘Happiness Show’ and you’ll be absolutely discumknockerated (that’s Knotty Ash for ‘over the moon’) by a truly tattifelarius (fun-filled) evening of laughter and songs presented by Ken Dodd, national treasure and comedy genius.

May 2016


Film: Brooklyn - Cert 12A

Friday 6th May at 11am & 7.30pm

‘Brooklyn’ is a powerful drama based on Colm Toibin’s novel, starring Saorise Ronan, Domhnall Fleeson and Jim Broadbent


The Magic of Motown

Thursday 12th May at 7.30pm

Join the party as this scintillating show celebrates its 10th birthday. The unstoppable Magic of Motown thrills its millionth music fan this year, embarking on a super-sensational nationwide tour that also honours the 50th anniversary of chart-topping single Reach Out I’ll Be There.


T J Higgs

Friday 13th May at 7.30pm

Join one of the UK’s most celebrated mediums TJ Higgs for an evening of Mediumship.


Theatre Dance Workshop - Showtime 2016

Sunday 15th May at 2.15pm

Making a welcome return to The Plaza, Theatre Dance Workshop return for their annual showcase of the very best in local talent in Showtime 2016. A perfect treat for all the family.


Dirty Dusting - Adults Only

Wednesday 18th May at 7.30pm

After a sellout UK tour in 2014, Dirty Dusting returns to the stage in 2016. Treat yourself to an evening of pure theatrical Viagra!!


Mercury - The Ultimate Queen Tribute

Thursday 19th May at 7.30pm

Winners of the National Tribute Awards, 'Mercury' are firmly established as one of the most authentic tributes to the legend that is Freddie Mercury and Queen.


David Hamilton's Rock 'n' Roll Back The Years Classic Hits Show

Saturday 21st May at 7.30pm

Rock ‘n’ Roll Back The Years with the legendary DJ and broadcaster David Hamilton


Behind The Scenes Tour

Monday 23rd May at 11.00am

Join us for our popular Behind The Scenes Tours for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport’s 1932 art deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.


Film: Reach For The Sky - Cert U

Friday 27th May at 11am & 7.30pm

A story of one man’s indomitable courage and endurance, one of the few to whom so many owed so much.


Classic Rock USA

Saturday 28th May at 7.30pm

Classic Rock USA is a heart pumping, drum beating, pulsating Rock extravaganza featuring

Jun 2016


Film: A Clockwork Orange - Cert 18

Friday 3rd June at 11am & 7.30pm

Stomping, whomping, stealing, singing, tap-dancing, violating….Derby-topped Teddy boy hooligan Alex (Malcolm McDowell) has his own way of having a good time. He has it at the tragic expense of others…..


The Revolvers - Let's Do It Again

Saturday 4th June at 7.30pm

What makes this show so different? These boys are young, vibrant, happy and exciting with a genuine love for the period.


RSC Live on Screen: Hamlet - Cert 12A

Wednesday 8th June at 7.00pm

Simon Godwin (The Two Gentlemen of Verona 2014) directs Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy.


Bye Bye Baby - The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Friday 10th June at 7.30pm

Bye Bye Baby takes you back in time on a musical journey through the career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, whose songs graced such films as The Deer Hunter, Dirty Dancing and Grease.


An Audience with Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe in A Touch of Class

Saturday 11th June

Ian and Natalie will deliver a night you will remember forever…The Strictly Come Dancing favourites will perform a dance showcase spectacular designed to dazzle and wow you.


Film: The Dressmaker - Cert 12A

Friday 17th June at 11am and 7.30pm

Kate Winslet stars as a dressmaker out for revenge in this quirky comedy-drama.


A Night In Venice By Candlelight

Saturday 18th June at 7.30pm

The next in the series of Classics by Candlelight, and from the producers of Magical Mozart and A Viennese Strauss Gala is this glittering Opera Extravaganza; A Night in Venice by Candlelight


The Fish Lip Soup Big Band Plaza Fundraising Concert

Thursday 23rd June at 8pm

Step back in time with the wonderful, FISH LIP SOUP BIG BAND, directed by Kyran Matthews with vocalist, Jenn Clempner, for an evening of music from the swing era.


The Naked Truth - Adults Only

Friday 24th and Saturday 25th June at 7.30pm

Tailor-made for Women, The Naked Truth is the hit comedy Play from Dave Simpson, the writer of the smash-hit comedy "Girls Night Out" Now on its 6th fantastic tour

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Plaza Café: Crime in Casablanca Murder Mystery

Saturday 25th June 2016 at 7.30pm

Play it again, Sam! The year is 1941, the place is Casablanca and the crime is murder.


The Elvis Years

Sunday 26th June 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.


Behind The Scenes Tour

Monday 27th June at 11.00am

Join us for our popular Behind The Scenes Tours for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport’s 1932 art deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.

Jul 2016


Film: Shooting Star - Cert U (TBC)

Friday 1st July at 7.30pm

The 1928 release silent film Shooting Stars is a fascinating drama set behind the scenes at a contemporary film studio.


Organ Coffee Morning

Saturday 2nd July from 10am

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: Gracie Fields Double Bill - Keep Smiling & This Week of Grace - Cert PG (TBC)

Friday 8th July - Tea and Talk at 6pm / Double Bill Screening 7.30pm

To celebrate the creation of a statue to honour 'Our Gracie' in Rochdale, The Plaza is proud to present a rare double bill of two of Gracie Fields greatest films on the giant silver screen


Talon - The Best of Eagles

Sunday 10th July at 7.30pm

In 2016 Talon presents a brand-new production of their award winning ‘Best of Eagles’.


Roy Chubby Brown - Adults Only

Friday 15th July at 7.30pm

Roy Chubby Brown returns with his meatiest show yet!


Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate, Greatest Hits Tour - Over 16s only

Saturday 16th July at 7pm & 10pm

Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour
Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.


Dad's Army - 2016 Release - Cert PG

Friday 22nd July at 11am & 7.30pm and Saturday 23rd July at 7.30pm

This new film release is part of our DAD’S ARMY WEEKEND featuring screenings of both of the Dad’s Army films over the weekend at specified times


Dad's Army The Movie - 1971 Release - Cert U

Saturday 23rd July at 2.30pm

When World War Two breaks out, the small seaside town of Walmington-on-Sea finds itself less than ably defended by the elderly and inept members of Captain Mainwaring’s home guard unit.


Plaza Cafe: Everything Stops for DAD'S ARMY Tea

Sunday 24th July at 4pm

As part of our special DAD’S ARMY WEEKEND join us for a Dad’s Army twist on our sensational Everything Stops for Tea Fundraising events


Dad's Army Themed Behind The Scenes Tours

Monday 25th July at 11.00am

Join us for our popular Behind The Scenes Tours for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport’s 1932 art deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.


90 Glorious Years

Thursday 28th July at 2pm

Come and enjoy a regal and patriotic afternoon, as we celebrate in style Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday.


Film: Jailhouse Rock - Cert U

Friday 29th July at 11am & 7.30pm

ELVIS PRESLEY stars in one of his most iconic films JAILHOUSE ROCK - Cert U

Aug 2016


Film: Hail Caesar! - Cert PG13 (TBC)

Friday 12th August at 11am & 7.30pm

Hail Caesar! (PG-13 - TBC) Follows a day in the life of Eddie Mannix, a Hollywood fixer for Capital Pictures in the 1950s


Film: Labyrinth - Cert U

Friday 19th August at 11am & 7.30pm

Journey into the fantastical world of LABYRINTH, starring the late great DAVID BOWIE and a cast of incredible creatures created by Jim Henson and produced by the Master of Myth, George Lucas!


Vesbim Media Presents Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' Live

Saturday 20th August at 7.00pm

Vesbim Media presents Pink Floyd's "The Wall" Live, plus 90 minutes of Floyd Classics.


Behind The Scenes Tours

Monday 22nd August at 11.00am

Join us for our popular Behind The Scenes Tours for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport’s 1932 art deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.


Film: Doctor Zhivago - Cert PG

Friday 26th August at 11am and 7.30pm

A peerless filmmaker of substance and scale David Lean directs Boris Pasternak’s tumultuous take of Russia divided by war and hearts torn by love.

Sep 2016


Film: Diana Dors Double Bill - Cert PG

Friday 9th September at 11am & 7.30pm

Britain’s very own Blonde Bombshell DIANA DORS stars in this sensational double bill of two of her very best feature films presented on the giant silver screen where they truly belong. All images courtesy of Adelphi Films, copyright adelphifilms.com


Disco Fever 'Live'

Saturday 10th September at 7.30pm

Back by popular demand, an exceptional night of 70’s and 80’s LIVE D I S C O


The Chris and Pui Show

Sunday 25th September at 11am & 2pm

Get a groovy move on and book today to see the freshest family show in town, ‘The Chris & Pui Show’.


Psychic Sally: Call Me Psychic Tour

Tuesday 27th September at 7.30pm

The nations favourite psychic, Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her brand new and most jaw-dropping show yet - 'Call Me Psychic'.

Oct 2016

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Ocean Film Festival World Tour - Cert 12A

Saturday 8th October at 7.30pm

The Ocean Film Festival showcases the world’s most amazing ocean films film above and below the water’s surface!


Swan Lake Performed by The Russian State Ballet and Opera House

Tuesday 11th October at 7.30pm

The highly acclaimed Russian State Ballet and Opera House returns with another popular ballet. Swan Lake captures, like no other, the full range of human emotions – from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy.


The Life and Music of Jim Reeves

Thursday 13th October at 7.30pm

AL GRANT presents a unique insight into the Life and Music of the legendary singer Jim Reeves with a wonderful concert of his classic hit songs.

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Mike Sweeney's Manchester Beat

Friday 14th October at 7.30pm

The Plaza Stockport are proud to present for one appearance only Mike Sweeney’s Manchester Beat


The Rubettes featuring Alan Williams

Thursday 20th October at 7.30pm

An Evening With Original Rubettes Alan Williams, John Richardson and Mick Clarke as they play the hit’s and tell ‘like it was’. Accompanied by Steve Innes Etherington


Stockport Operatic Society presents the new GERSHWIN musical comedy - Crazy For You

Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th October

Stockport Operatic Society are pleased to present this lovely "All Singing: All Dancing: All Gershwin" show


Behind The Scenes Tours

Monday 31st October at 11.00am

Join us for our popular Behind The Scenes Tours for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport’s 1932 art deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.

Nov 2016

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Twopence to Cross The Mersey

Tuesday 1st to Friday 4th November at 7.30pm (Wednesday Matinee at 2.30pm)

The new stage play version of Helen Forrester’s Twopence to Cross the Mersey is coming to The Plaza in Stockport


Behind The Scenes Tours

Monday 14th November at 11.00am

Join us for our popular Behind The Scenes Tours for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport’s 1932 art deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.

Dec 2016


Peter Pan

Friday 2nd December 2016 to Sunday 8th January 2017

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