The Muni Theatre in Colne to re-open in August

10 July 2024

The Muni Theatre, Colne, will be reopening this August with a full Autumn schedule filled with music, west-end stars, children’s favourites, 5-star reviewed comedy, a kaleidoscopic one-creature show merging the circus with storytelling, and the perfect show for Swifties and Stylers.

The Muni Theatre has been closed since May 2023 for a major refurbishment as part of the levelling-up fund, securing its future for generations to come. Although there have been setbacks during the works on the venue that was built in 1904, the Theatre will reopen on the 24th of August as part of the Great British R&B Weekend, Pendle Leisure Trust, have confirmed.

Alison Goode, Chief Executive of Pendle Lesure Trust said ‘We’re so excited to be finally able to reopen the doors of this prestigious venue after the unexpected delays due to the much-needed, renovation work that was required to future proof this building for generations to come.

The new season will kick off in August with a number of free events, allowing the public to see for themselves the work that has taken place including a new roof, restoration of the ceiling, re-establishing the original 1900s colour scheme, new energy efficient windows and heating including a new boiler system, new toilets throughout and important major structural work, major stage work and fire proofing and an upgraded catering area. Once opened, the Autumn season will continue with a packed season of shows, both familiar and new. We’re confident that there will be something for everyone at Colne’s Muni Theatre.”

The Autumn season will open on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th of August with two FREE events complementing The Blues Festival.

Premier Record Fair will have many stalls selling Vinyl and Guitar merchandise in the main hall whilst in the Albert Room, formerly known as The Acoustic Stage we will showcase two days of the best live music, in conjunction with Pete Barton Management.

FREE Live music will continue for our Grand Opening night on Thursday 5th September when Russell Shaun will be performing swing music to the people of Pendle.
Russel, the son of an ex-BBC big band recording artist was introduced to the music of Rat Pack legends Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole at a very early age and he’ll be singing to celebrate our reopening so don’t miss your chance to sing, dance and visit the newly opened Muni Theatre.

As part of this official opening night the Box Office will be open and offering a 10% discount on selected tickets for future shows that are booked in person.


Live Music | The Albert Room – Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th
In Conjunction with Pete Barton Management. Live Music in The Albert Room at The Muni Theatre formerly known as The Acoustic Stage. FREE.

Premier Record Fair – Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th
Spinning into The Muni Theatre (formally the International Stage) in the heart of Colne with loads of stalls selling vinyl and music memorabilia. FREE.


Russell Shaun – Thursday 5th September
Recreating the coolest, classiest music from a golden era that gave the world Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bobby Darin. FREE.

Sound of Springsteen – 6th September

Playing some of the greatest hits and deep cuts from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

Ultra 90s vs 2000s – 7th September

A unique celebration of all your favourite dance anthems from the 90s AND 00s.

Thank You For The Music – The Ultimate Tribute to Abba – 13th September

This international smash-hit tribute show brings all of ABBA’s number-one hits to the stage.

Gobbess – 14th September

A kaleidoscopic one-creature show merging the circus with storytelling.

The Glen South Afternoon Variety Show – 19th September

Laugh, hum, sing and tap your feet through a full afternoon of live entertainment.

Cloudbusting – The Music of Kate Bush – 20th September

The longest-running and most universally applauded, Cloudbusting has been championed by BBC ONE as one of the most authentic tributes in the world.

Soul Night – 21st September

Join us for what is now an established feature of the Northern Soul Circuit in the North West.

Connect With David – 27th September

This is a Psychic experience like no other; if you know, you know. If you don’t – watch.

Discos for Grown Ups – 28th September

Get glittered up for a fun, fab and feel-good night of dancing with people your own age to the best ever 70s disco, 80s pop and 90s dance floor classics!


Diane’s Deli – A Tale from Paradise Heights – 4th October
When a woman turns up late in the café one night, a chain of events is set in motion that will have devastating effects on all their lives. 18+

The World-Famous Elvis Show starring Chris Connor!
– 5th October
If you were not lucky enough to see Elvis live, you will walk away from this concert feeling that you have! Many Elvis fans are left emotionally moved when they leave the show.

Legend – The Music of Bob Marley – 10th October

An unforgettable evening celebrating this musical icon in one fantastic stage show extravaganza.

Pink Floydian – 12th October

An 8-piece tribute to the greatest prog rock band of all time who have been building up a reputation as one of the finest and most authentic Pink Floyd tributes in the UK.

Last Days of Disco – 18th October

The greatest disco show on earth, a complete history of the genre from the 70s into The Last Days of Disco, the 80s.

Swift & Styles – The Tribute Show – 20th October

Featuring all the top hits of Taylor Swift and Harry Styles, this is one show that Swifties and Stylers do not want to miss!

The Wizard of Oz – Family Panto – 25th October

Join Dorothy, Lion, Tinman and Scarecrow for the ultimate half-term treat!

Crown Ballet – The Nutcracker – 26th October

This eternal seasonal favourite will be an unforgettable journey and an ideal introduction to audiences of any age to the magic that is classical ballet.


Women in Rock – 2nd November

Women in Rock are ready to take you on a spectacular journey through five decades of female rock music!

Rank: A Tale from Paradise Heights – 7th November
Take a ride tonight with The Dogz of Paradise Heights. 18+

The Rolling Clones
– 9th November
There are no better guardians of the ROLLING STONES back catalogue!

Go Your Own Way – 17th November

Paying tribute to their “Rumours” lineup of Stevie, Mick, John, Christine & Lindsey, this show perfectly recreates the live energy and passion of Fleetwood Mac.

Dreamcoat Stars – 20th November

Experience the UK’s biggest night of musical smash-hits and festive classics, in this star-studded concert.

One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen and The Works – 23rd November

Gary Mullen & The Works will have you dancing in the aisles while the band pays tribute to the stage theatrics, showmanship and music of Queen.

Illegal Eagles – 29th November

This critically acclaimed show features the very best from the Eagles’ catalogue of classics including ’Hotel California’,  ‘Take It Easy’, ‘Life In The Fast Lane’ and many more…


Ed Byrne – 7th December

Humour is defined as Tragedy Plus Time. Come and join Ed as he tests that formula by mining the most tragic event in his life… for laughs.

Strawberry – Jack A Tale from Paradise Heights – 13 DecemberFor Jack there is only one thing worth living for… It’s a shame it’s going to kill him 18+

Pendle Ladies’ Choir – A Celebration of Brass and Voices – 15th December
Join the award-winning Pendle Ladies Choir, plus local guest musicians – Earby Brass Band – for a fun, festive afternoon of seasonal music.


Sleeping Beauty – 4th – 19th January

Don’t miss this year’s spectacular pantomime featuring great songs from our live band, dazzling dance routines, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and spectacular special effects.

To learn more about our events and to book, please visit or call 01282 661234

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