What's On

Ruff 'n' Ready - Irish Folk Band

Ruff 'n' Ready - Irish Folk Band

Saturday 23rd March - 7.30pm

Back again this year with another fabulous show Irish Folk Band Ruff 'n' Ready are coming to entertain you. Playing both great traditional Irish popular tunes and other inspirational music this promises to be an evening of exhilarating, hand clapping, toe tapping fun.


Orlando

Dyad Productions present
Wednesday 27th March - 7.30pm

Orlando: Who is she? Who is he? Who are we? Find out in the life-affirming, comedic tale of an immortal poet, whose gender cannot be pinned down, whose spirit cannot be caged, and whose irreverent, romantic adventures across British history - from the 1500s to the present day - provide a magic-realist exploration of human identity; personal, sexual and national.


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Orlando
Old Dogs, New Tricks

Old Dogs, New Tricks

Friday 29th March - 7.30pm

Come along and see the Grantham, Spalding and Boston branches of New Tricks in this intimate concert. New Tricks is soundLINCS' Older Adults Music Service across Lincolnshire, supported by funding from Arts Council England and the Postcode Community Trust. New Tricks is an exciting and inclusive programme, facilitated by soundLINCS to establish and sustain music-making groups across the county.


Return to the Forbidden Planet

BOS Musical Theatre Group
Friday 5th April - Saturday 13th April - 7.30pm, 2.30pm (8 Shows)

Join the award winning BOS Musical Theatre Group on their next journey..... Return to the Forbidden Planet. Our story begins when the chisel-jawed Captain Tempest takes his rocket ship on a routine survey flight, with a new, attractive, Science Officer aboard - a woman with a secret. Featuring Cosmic Classics - Great Balls of Fire, Good Vibrations, Teenager in Love and many more....


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Return to the Forbidden Planet
Ukelele Extravaganza - Charity Event

Ukelele Extravaganza - Charity Event

From Bugs to Butterflies
Friday 5th April - 7.00pm

Join us for a night of entertainment as the 16 musicians in BUGS delight you with music from the 1930s to today. This is a charity event and all proceeds will be split between The Butterfly Hospice Trust and Blackfriars Arts Centre.


Alice in Wonderland

KD Theatre Productions present
Tuesday 16th April - 2.00pm, 5.30pm (2 Shows)

This exciting and playful take on the tale features a professional cast of energetic performers, catchy new songs and lots of humour that will entertain and delight the whole family!


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Alice in Wonderland
Giselle

Giselle

Vienna Festival Ballet
Sunday 21st April - 2.00pm, 5.00pm (2 Shows)

The ultimate romantic ballet, Giselle is a tale of innocence, love, betrayal and madness.


The Comedy Tea House - April 2019

Friday 26th April - 8.00pm

One of our fastest selling shows and with the feedback we are getting from the audiences, it is hardly surprising. "A truly great night out."


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The Comedy Tea House - April 2019
The Pirates of Penzance

Cancelled The Pirates of Penzance

Heritage Opera present
Saturday 11th May - 7.30pm

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING CANCELLATION. Please click the link below to read.


Forbidden Nights

Ready for a New Fantasy???
Thursday 16th May - 8.00pm

Brace yourself for two hours of thrilling action, provocative choreography with the ultimate Forbidden strip tease (and a few men in uniform thrown in for good measure). Over 18's Only.


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Forbidden Nights
Jazz at the 'Friars present

Jazz at the 'Friars present

The DC Quartet
Friday 17th May - 7.30pm

Introducing our new "Jazz at the 'Friars" events with our first group - The DC Quartet come together to bring you a varied selection of popular songs and tunes for your entertainment, including Sinatra; L Armstrong and Buble to name a few.


THE WIZ

Blackfriars Theatre Academy present
Thursday 30th May - Sunday 2nd June - 7.30pm, 2.30pm, 1.00pm, 6.00pm (6 Shows)

Blackfriars Theatre Academy are proud to bring you THE WIZ. It’s a beautiful little story about self-belief and one that’s resonated for over a hundred years.


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THE WIZ
Death and the Maiden

Death and the Maiden

Baroque Theatre Company present
Saturday 8th June - 7.30pm

The award winning London smash hit play and subsequent feature film DEATH AND THE MAIDEN is revived in this exclusive tour by Baroque Theatre Company. Gripping high drama, with great intensity, this is a unique and first-rate thriller.


Tony as Robbie

Friday 14th June - 7.30pm

Constantly rebooked over and over, this tribute show has something for anyone and everyone and suited for almost every occasion. The look's, the moves, the voice, the ego!!! This show has it all! Tony Lewis is Robbie Williams!


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Tony as Robbie
HMS Pinafore

HMS Pinafore

Charles Court Opera
Sunday 16th June - 7.30pm

The masters of G&S in small space present their fresh take on HMS Pinafore, the earliest enduring success of Gilbert & Sullivan's famous collaboration, which remains a firm favourite with audiences. With many well known songs including, I'm called little Buttercup and He is an Englishman, this brand new production promises an evening of rollicking choruses and tender tunes imbued with the unique wit and infectious energy of a Charles Court Opera production to be enjoyed by all ages.


Boston's Got Talent

Thursday 20th June - Friday 21st June - 7.00pm (2 Shows)

Boston's Got Talent returns to the Blackfriars Stage for another year.


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Boston's Got Talent
One Night with Elvis

One Night with Elvis

Tony Memphis King
Saturday 29th June - 7.30pm

Tony Memphis King returns to Blackfriars with his popular One Night With Elvis show.


A Night On Broadway

Blackfriars Theatre Academy Performers present
Friday 5th July - Saturday 6th July - 7.30pm (2 Shows)

Blackfriars Theatre Academy Performers Classes present this fabulous concert of their favourite Broadway spectaculars.


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A Night On Broadway
An Untold Story

An Untold Story

Boston Heritage Forum
Saturday 7th September - 7.30pm

Boston Heritage Forum is staging a day event and book launch chaired by historian and TV presenter, Jonathan Foyle.


Last Night of the Proms 2019

Sunday 8th September - 7.30pm

Join us for another Proms Celebration with Kirton Brass Band and guest singers Trevor Fenton and Deborah Haynes for our 2019 Last Night of the Proms.


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Last Night of the Proms 2019
Julie Mclelland and the Band from County Hell

Julie Mclelland and the Band from County Hell

Saturday 28th September - 7.30pm

Back by popular demand we give you Julie Mclelland and the Band from County Hell.


Othello

The Pantaloons present
Friday 4th October - 7.30pm

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons relocate Shakespeare's classic tragedy of jealousy and deception to a jazz-age setting, with live music, intense drama, and more than a hint of their own inimitable brand of theatrical mischief.


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Othello
The Hypnotist - Live and Outrageous

The Hypnotist - Live and Outrageous

Robert Temple
Wednesday 23rd October - 7.30pm

Join leading hypnotist Robert Temple on a fast-paced, laugh-out-loud and hysterical ride to the centre of your imagination! This is YOUR chance to become the star of this unforgettable show. *NOT FOR THE EASILY OFFENDED. OVER 18's ONLY.


Blackfriars undoubtedly plays a very important role as Boston's centre for entertainment and the arts. It is home to two very successful local amateur dramatic and operatic groups, as well as hosting a varied program of professional stage productions.