Covid 19

An update on our re-opening plans. 

We are sorry to have to confirm that, in line with the government’s announcement of a second lockdown, we are unable to stage the events we had confirmed at Darwen Library Theatre for November.

We would like to say a huge thank you to those of you that booked tickets for these events in the few days we had them on sale.  It means the world to us that you want to come back just as much as we want to see our rooms alive again. 

Our box office team will be in touch if you had booked a ticket for a November performance or any other rescheduled show as soon as possible.  Please remember that our small team is also directly affected by the ongoing situation.  We are working hard to contact everyone and issue your requests but your continued patience at this time is appreciated.

We continue to work behind the scenes to improve our buildings and systems ready for reopening and we look forward to sharing news with you about a few projects in the final stages of development over the coming weeks.  As our phased reopening plans are re-developed, we will provide regular updates about how we can do this safely on our website and across our social channels.

A full list of currently affected events at both venues is available below this update.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Darwen Library Theatre reschedules:

DATE SHOW STATUS

March
Fri 20 March 2020 Clinton Baptiste 1st Reschedule to: Sat 20 February 2021 2nd Reschedule to: Thur 21 October 2021
Fri 27 March 2020 Arthur Smith Rescheduled to: Sun 14 March 2021
April
Wed 1 April 2020 AVS Cancelled – Refunds will be actioned at point of purchase
Fri 3rd April 2020 Billy Mitchell & Bob Fox Rescheduled to Sun 18 Oct 2020
Thur 9 April 2020 Simon Evans Rescheduled to Fri 12 March 2021
Sat 18 April 2020 Edwina Hayes Rescheduled to: Sat 17 April 2021
Wed 22 April 2020 Kevin Simm Rescheduled to Fri 16 Jan 2021
Fri 24 April 2020 Lioness Rescheduled to: Wed 25 Nov 2020
Sat 25 Apr 2020 GaGa Rescheduled to: Thurs 19 Nov 2020
Thur 30 Apr 2020 Ruts DC 1st Reschedule to: Fri 21 Aug 2020 2nd Reschedule to: Fri 12 Dec 2020
May
Fri 1 May 2020 Cinema Live: Ball & Boe Rescheduled to Sun 7th Feb 2021 at 3pm
Sun 3 May 2020 Cinema Live: Ball & Boe Rescheduled to Sun 7th Feb 2021 at 3pm
Wed 6 May 2020 AVS Cancelled – Refunds will be actioned at point of purchase
Wed 6 May 2020 Clinton Baptiste Rescheduled to: Sun 21 February 2021
Fri 8 May 2020 Beach Body Ready Rescheduled to: Sun 28 March 2021
Sat 9 May 2020 Hue and Cry 1st Reschedule to: Fri 20 November 2020 2nd Reschedule to: Fri 23 April 2021
Sat 16 May 2020 Suzi Ruffell Rescheduled to Sat 27 February 2021
Thu 28 May 2020 Rubbish Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream Rescheduled to Sun 11 April 2021
Fri 29 May 2020 You’re My World Rescheduled to Fri 19 Feb 2021
June
Fri 5 June 2020 I, Elizabeth Rescheduled to: Wed 17 March 2021
Sun 7 June 2020  Fleetwood and Friends Rescheduled to: Sun 28th February 2021
Fri 12 June 2020  The Kilkenny’s Rescheduled to: Fri 30 April 2021
Sat 13 June 2020  Ivo Graham Rescheduled to: Sat 08 May 2021
Sat 20 June 2020  Pink Floydian Rescheduled to: Sat 24 April 2021
July
Sun 5 July 2020 Jig Jam 1st Reschedule to: Wed 21 Oct 2020 2nd Reschedule to: Wed 9 June 2021
September
Thur 17 Sep 2020 Terry Christian Rescheduled to Thur 27 May 2021
Fri 18 Sep 2020 Kiki Dee + Carmelo Luggeri Rescheduled to Fri 24 September 2021
Sat 19 Sep 2020 David Holt Rescheduled to Sat 21 November 2021
Sun 20 Sep 2020 Cinema Live: Ball & Boe Rescheduled to Sun 7th February 2021
Sat 26 Sep 2020 Spear of Destiny Rescheduled to Wed 22 September 2021
Sun 27 Sept 2020  Fleetwood and Friends Rescheduled to: Sun 28th February 2021
October
Sat 10 Oct 2020  David Harper Rescheduled to: Thu 25 Mar 2021
Wed 21 Oct 2020  Jig Jam Rescheduled to: Wed 9 June 2021
Fri 23 Oct 2020  Traveling Wilburys Rescheduled to: Sat 12 June 2021
Sun 25 Oct 2020  Edwina Hayes Rescheduled to: Sat 17 April 2021
Fri 30 Oct 2020  Exciting Science Rescheduled to: Mon 15th February 2021
November
Fri 13 Nov 2020 Henry Normal Rescheduled to Fri 14 May 2021
Fri 20 Nov 2020 Hue and Cry Rescheduled to Fri 23 April 2021

King George’s Hall reschedules:

Date

Show

Status

March
Sat 21 March 2020 The Blockheads Rescheduled to: Thurs 11 Feb 2021
23 / 24 / 25 March 2020 Last Choir Singing Heats Cancelled – Refunds will be actioned at point of purchase
Mon 23 March 2020 The Slow Readers Club Rescheduled to: Thurs 1 April 2021
Fri 27 March 2020 Dave Spikey Rescheduled to: Thurs 27 May 2021
Sat 28 March 2020 NAC Centenary Concert Cancelled – Refunds will be actioned at point of purchase
Sun 29 March 2020 Chris Ramsey Rescheduled to: Fri 26 March 2021
April
Fri 3 April 2020 George’s Comedy Club Cancelled – Refunds will be actioned at point of purchase
Sun 5 April 2020 Friends! The Musical Parody Rescheduled to Sun 14 March 20
7 / 8 April 2020 The Tiger Who Came to Tea Rescheduled:
Tue 7 April – 2pm to
Sat 10 October – 2.30pm
Wed 8 April – 11am to
Sun 11 October – 11.30am
Wed 8 April – 2pm to
Sun 11 October 2.30pm
Sat 11 April 2020 Supreme Queen Rescheduled to Sat 23 January 2021
Sat 18 April 2020 The Skids Rescheduled to: Thur 18 February 2021
Fri 24 April 2020 Blackburn Classics – Manchester Camerata Rescheduled to: Sun 25 April 2021 – 3pm
Season ticket holders will be contacted directly by the box office
Sat 25 April 2020 The Christians Rescheduled to: Fri 16 April 2021
May
Fri 1 May 2020 George’s Comedy Club Cancelled – Refunds will be actioned at point of purchase
Sat 2 May 2020 Martin Kemp Rescheduled to Sat 21 November 2020
Wed 6 May 2020
2.30pm + 4.30pm
Little Red Riding Hood Rescheduled to Tue 27 April 2021
2.30pm +4.30pm
Wed 13 May 2020 Swan Lake Cancelled – Refunds will be actioned at point of purchase
Wed 20 May 2020 Lancashire Schools Dance Showcase Rescheduled to Thur 25 March 2021
Thu 21 May 2020 Lancashire Sparks Cancelled – Refunds will be actioned at point of purchase
Fri 22 May 2020 Fleetwood Bac Rescheduled to Fri 12 March 2021
Sat 23 May 2020 Boogie Bingo XL Rescheduled to Sat 13 February 2021
Thur 28 May 2020 Chris Sutton Cancelled – Refunds will be actioned at point of purchase
Thur 28 May 2020 Twirlywoos Rescheduled to Wed 07 April 2021
June
Fri 12 Jun 2020 An Evening with Shaun Ryder Cancelled – Refunds will be actioned at point of purchase
Fri 19 Jun 2020 Paul Smith Rescheduled to Fri 13 November 2020
Sun 28 Jun 2020 The Hallé – Best of British Cinema Cancelled – Refunds will be actioned at point of purchase
Season ticket holders will be contacted directly by the box office
July
Thu 16 Jul 2020 Jools Holland Rescheduled to Thur 15 Jul 2021
Wed 29 Jul 2020 Paul Smith Rescheduled to Sat 14 November 2020
August
Sat 08 Aug 2020 Boogie Bingo XL Rescheduled to Sat 13 February 2021
September
Thu 10 Sep 2020 Stars of the Commitments Rescheduled to Sat 30 October 2021
Sun 20 Sep 2020 Jimmy Carr Rescheduled to Sat 10 July 2021
October
Sat 3 Oct 2020 Jethro Tull Rescheduled to Thurs 30 Sep 2021
Thurs 08 Oct 2020 Supreme Queen Rescheduled to Sat 23 January 2021
Sat 10 Oct 2020 The South Rescheduled to Fri 28 May 2021
10/11 Oct 2020 The Tiger Who Came to Tea Rescheduled:
Sat 10 October – 2.30pm to Wed 18 Aug 2021 – 2.30pm
Sun 11 October – 11.30am to Thu 19 Aug 2021 – 11.30am
Sun 11 October 2.30pm to Thu 19 Aug 2021 – 2.30pm
Fri 16 Oct 2020 The Blockheads Rescheduled to: Thurs 11 Feb 2021
Tue 20 Oct 2020 Slow Readers Club Rescheduled to: Thurs 1 April 2021
Fri 23 Oct 2020 Milton Jones Rescheduled to Thurs 08 April 2021
Sat 24 Oct 2020 Toyah Rescheduled to Thurs 22 April 2021
Tue 27 Oct 2020 Stylistics Rescheduled to Mon 26 Oct 2021
Thu 29 Oct 2020 Jon Richardson Rescheduled to Thurs 7 Oct 2021
Fri 30 Oct 2020 Steve Hughes Rescheduled to Sun 24 January 2021
Sat 31 Oct 2020 Magic of Motown Rescheduled to Fri 12 February 2021
Sat 31 Oct 2020 Blancmange Rescheduled to Wed 29 September 2021
November
Fri 6 Nov 2020 Ant Middleton Rescheduled to Fri 26 November 2021
Sat 7 Nov 2020 Paul Weller Rescheduled to Sun 4 July 2021
Sun 8 Nov 2020 Abbamania Rescheduled to Sun 14 November 2021
Fri 13  Nov 2020 Paul Smith Rescheduled to Wed 31 March 2021
Sat 14 Nov 2020 Paul Smith Rescheduled to Wed 14 April 2021
Fri 20 Nov 2020 Dave Spikey Rescheduled to: Thurs 27 May 2021
Mon 23 Nov 2020 Sir Ranulph Fiennes Rescheduled to Fri 29 October 2021
Wed 25 Nov 2020 Friends Musical Parody Rescheduled to Sun 14 March 2021
Thurs 26 Nov 2020 The Australian Pink Floyd Rescheduled to Sun 28 November 2021
Sat 28 Nov 2020 Tez Ilyas Rescheduled to Sat 27 November 2021
December
Sat 5 Dec 2020 Northern Live Rescheduled to: Fri 14 May 2021
Sat 12 Dec 2020 Illegal Eagles Rescheduled to Sat 11 Dec 2021
Fri 18 Dec 2020 The Christians Rescheduled to Fri 16 April 2021

Ticketing – Frequently Asked Questions

I have tickets for a show that has been cancelled. Why have I not received a refund as yet?

We are processing orders in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to come to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed. Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

What happens if the performance I have tickets for is rescheduled?

Your booking will automatically transfer to the new date. We will be in touch to confirm these details with you. Should you be unable to make the new date/s, we will be able to process a credit voucher or refund for you.

Why are booking fees not refunded as part of this process?

Booking fees are charged at the time tickets are purchased and cover the costs of processing that booking (staff, website maintenance and physical tickets) and are therefore unrelated to the performance itself.

Please refer to our website and social channels for further updates over the coming weeks.

For the most up to date information from Central Government, visit their website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public