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Heywood Civic Centre

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Welcome to Heywood Civic Centre - Heywood's premier venue for entertainment, concerts, theatrical shows and business meetings.

Here you will find information about our programme of forthcoming events.

For bookings and further information contact the Box Office on 0300 303 8399.

If you experience any problems purchasing tickets online please contact the administrator at Heywood Civic Centre on 01706 927236.

pdfHeywood Civic Centre - Regular Events - updated 12/12/14

Special Events Notice

GaGa - The Ultimate Tribute to Queen due to take place on Saturday 16 May has been cancelled. Could anyone who has purchased tickets for the event please contact the Box Office on 0300 303 8399 for refunds.

Events News

Freestyle Dance Competitions

2015 will see Freestyle Dance Trophy Days being held at Heywood Civic Centre on Sunday 26 April and Sunday 29 November.

Events during the day will be Rock & Roll, Disco Teams, Solos, Slow Dance, Pairs and Street.

These events are by ticket only through bone fide dance schools.

For further information please contact Jean Cowcill on 01706 644298 or 07778 441253 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Roy Chubby Brown

roy-chubby-brown-2015Saturday 9 May 2015

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Roy 'Chubby' Brown is a comic genius and one of the funniest comedians in the world.
His outrageous performances are considered unsuitable for mainstream television but his video's and DVD's sell in their millions. His live concerts are legendary and every theatre and concert hall in the UK has put up the 'Sold-out' signs when he has appeared.

He has also taken his brand of humour around the world with huge success in Australia, the USA, the Middle East and Hong Kong. When 'Chubby' comes to town make sure you do not miss out, buy a ticket, 'but be warned' if you are easily offended please stay at home and watch another night of 'boring television'.

Packed with belly busting jokes!

Doors: 7.30pm, starts 8pm

buy-tickets online or in person at the Civic Box Office or ring 0300 303 8399. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Andrew Whettam and Friends

andrew-whettamSaturday 23 May 2015

Percussionist Andrew Whettam is known for his exciting and varied programmes featuring the exquisite sonorities of the marimba and vibraphone. In this concert he is joined by several other fine musicians – notably a violinist, cellist and rhythm percussionist – to create a delightful evening encompassing works by Bach, Grieg, Gounod and Graham Whettam, through to jazz standards and traditional Mexican and Scottish music.

'A dynamic and thrustful performance' Daily Telegraph 'Magical multi-malletted choreography' Tempo Magazine

Time: 7pm for 7.30pm

Price: £15 Adult, £13 Concessions (over 60 years), £5 Students, £1 Child.

Bookings/enquiries: Online at

Tickets also available from Touchstones Rochdale 01706 924928 and the Box Office 0300 303 8399.


Smilie & Bubbles' Comedy Clown Show

smilie-n-bubblesWednesday 27 May 2015

Smilie 'n' Bubbles' Comedy Clown Show is full of magic, music, comedy capers, audience participation and mayhem; in fact everything you would expect from two of the Northwest's leading children's entertainers. The pair have been spotted on ITV's Coronation Street entertaining at Peter Barlow's birthday party. Now Smilie and Bubbles bring their stage show to Heywood Civic Centre this May and promise to tickle the funny bone of every child aged 4 to 104!

 Tickets: Children and Adults £5

Performance times: 11am and 2pm

buy tickets online for 11am performance or buy tickets for 2pm or in person at the Civic Box Office or ring 0300 303 8399. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

An Evening of Clairvoyance with renowned Supernaturalist David Holt

david-holt-clairvoyantFriday 3 July 2015

Back by popular demand leading UK spirit medium David Holt returns to Heywood Civic Centre in 2015.

Join renowned Supernaturalist David Holt for a very different evening. Does consciousness and the human soul survive death? He says "YES".

Since the age of four David has been able to see, hear and feel the presence of the spirit people around him. Delivering mind blowing evidence of life after death and with no two evenings ever the same, you will be involved in a unique and interactive experience.
Now sit back and listen, the next message could be for you....

Ticket price £15

Doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm and finishes 10pm.

buy-ticketsonline or in person at the Civic Box Office or ring 0300 303 8399. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Chris Connor as ELVIS

chris-connor-on-stageSaturday 4 July 2015

Back by popular demand after his SELL-OUT concert last year at Heywood Civic Centre, Chris Connor, in only a few years, has become recognised as the world's leading Elvis performer making waves around the world. With his natural look and voice, he astounds his audience at every concert!

Performing a two hour show this is a 'must see' for any Elvis fan.

Doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

Tickets £15.50 in advance. Book early as this will sell out.

buy tickets online or in person at the Civic Box Office or ring 0300 303 8399. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

josephWednesday 21 October - Saturday 24 October 2015

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colours comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favourite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves grovelling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.

Evening performances start 7.30pm with doors at 7pm
Saturday Matinée starts 2.15pm with doors at 1.45pm

Tickets: Adults £13, Children & Concessions £11, Family ticket £42

buy tickets online or in person at the Civic Box Office or ring 0300 303 8399. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Jack and the Beanstalk

jack-and-the-beanstalk-2015Jack is a poor boy who lives in the forest with his mother. One day she tells him they are so poor that he must take the cow to market to get some food. On the way Jack meets a man who gives Jack five magic beans in exchange for the cow. His angry mother throws the beans into the garden. Overnight the beans grow into a huge beanstalk and Jack climbs up. At the top he finds a castle where a giant lives. When the giant is sleeping, Jack steals a bag of gold, a magic hen, and a golden harp. The third time, the giant wakes up and chases Jack down the beanstalk. Jack and his mother cut down the beanstalk and the giant falls to his death.


Sunday 20 December at 2pm and 5.30pm
Monday 21 December at 2pm
Tuesday 22 December at 2pm
Wednesday 23 December at 2pm
Thursday 24 December at 1pm and 4pm
Saturday 26 December at 2pm
Sunday 27 December at 2pm

Tickets: Children £5.50*, Concessions £6, Adults £6.50 & Family £21**

* Children aged between 3 and 16
** Family consists of two adults and two children

buy-tickets online for Sunday at 5.30pm. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)