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Theatre is back and we’re happy to create a scene!

18 August 2021

“So much has happened since we last saw you. Let’s catch up over a cuppa or something stronger in Groucho’s Bar”. This is the Palace Theatre’s message to its customers as we are finally able to thrown open our doors and raise the curtain after almost 18 months of darkness.

We have been working hard inside the venue during the pandemic and can’t wait for you to see our refurbished seats and improved accessibility. We have something for every taste, from tribute bands to ballet and brass, as well as the launch of our exciting new project: The Electric Palace Theatre. Read on to find out more…

Experience a jaw-dropping night transporting you through the golden ages of rock at the History of Rock Music Extravaganza on Thursday 2 September. Featuring the music of artists such as Led Zeppelin, Cream, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Queen and many more.

They say laughter is the best medicine so grab your pals, pour the prosecco and head for Here Come The Girls on Friday 3 September. Celebrate some of the finest female artists of all time including Cher, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Shania Twain, Annie Lennox, Gloria Estefan, Blondie, Katy Perry, Adele, Abba and Bananarama.

For football fans, the song of the summer was arguably Sweet Caroline, so come along and hear it live in a glittering tribute to Neil Diamond (it’ll be so good, so good) on Wednesday 8 September.

From Gold to Rio celebrates the music of Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran on Saturday 11 September. Be taken on a nostalgic journey back to the New Romantic era which ruled the charts for over a decade.

The Upbeat Beatles will take you on the Fab Four’s long and winding road on Sunday 12 September. From the early Cavern days through Beatlemania, America, Sergeant Pepper to Abbey Road, with narrative and full multi-media presentation.

Rod Stewart’s career has spanned over 50 years with over 100 million records sold worldwide. The Rod Stewart Songbook on Thursday 16 September features all the classics including Maggie May, Some Guys Have all the Luck, Baby Jane and many more.

We’re licensed to thrill on Saturday 18 September with Bond in Concert. Experience a cinematic journey through the life of the world’s most famous spy, from Goldfinger to Skyfall and Thunderball to Octopussy. Bond in Concert also features a session band and internationally accredited singers.

Foden’s are one of the world’s leading brass bands and they visit us for the first time on Sunday 19 September. They will perform classics from stage and screen including Mack and Mabel, Les Misérables and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Discover how two boys from the backstreets of Salford created a band to rival the Beatles, enjoyed dozens of chart hits and were inaugurated into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in The Hollies Story on Wednesday 22 September.

Oasis, Blur, Ocean Colour Scene, Pulp, Suede, Kula Shaker. The 90s, the clothes, the scene and the sounds are all revisited in Britpop Live on Friday 24 September. Are you ready for it? Are you Mad for it?!

The Rolling Stones Story relives all the classic hits on Sunday 26 September. Let’s Spend The Night and experience a truly authentic spectacle. The show promises an unforgettable Jumpin’ Jack Flash back in time. It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll, but we like it!

The Dong with a Luminous Nose is a family show with us for several performances across Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 September. Edward is a bit of an oddball. A shy and troubled boy, he is always watching the horizon, waiting for something to happen. Then one day ‘the Jumblies’ arrive, and his life is turned upside down… then shaken about a bit… and then a bit more! With a huge and colourful cast of abstract and figurative puppets, this absurd take on Lear’s nonsense classic explores that difficult age between being a child and becoming an adult.

Written, directed by and starring John Godber, Sunny Side Up is the hilarious and moving account of a struggling Yorkshire coast B&B and the people who run it. Join down to earth proprietors Barney, Cath and Tina from Thursday 30 September to Saturday 2 October as they share their stories of awkward clients, snooty relatives and eggs over easy, in this seaside feel good rollercoaster which digs into what ‘staycations’ are all about. If you’re thinking of holidaying at home this year, why not book into the Sunny Side boarding house soon?

We have plenty more in the run up to Christmas including music tributes, brass bands and ballet. Do you have tickets to our festive family favourite, Sleeping Beauty, yet? We are also excited to launch the Electric Palace Theatre this season. A range of classic films, family favourites and spooky specials for Halloween are all catered for, from Singing in the Rain to Scream. Find out more online.

It’s understandable to feel anxious about returning to a room full of strangers but please be assured we are doing all we can to keep you safe. We ask those who can to wear a face covering, we have sanitiser stations around the venue and have increased the cleaning regime in the auditorium and toilets. Visitors are asked to check in using the NHS app for Test and Trace purposes and we encourage you to be double jabbed before booking.

We’ve missed you, and we can’t wait to welcome you back. Head over to our website mansfieldpalace.co.uk or social media channels @mansfieldpalace to watch show previews and more. Book online 24/7 or call our friendly Box Office team on 01623 633133. Until further notice there will be no quibble exchanges, credits and refunds. So you can request a refund, account credit or exchange at any time after you book.