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January 2017
£10

Bolton Symphony Orchestra: New Year Viennese Concert

28 January @ 19:30 - 22:30
The Victoria Hall
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Guest conductor: Ben Crick Soprano: TBC The BSO open their  2017 season with a return to Vienna. Travel along the music route of the Viennese schools of music and perform the traditional with the slightly less familiar. Music of the Johann Strauss family and Lehar are at the heart of our programme, but we also introduce other works which were influenced by this great city. Thunder and Lightning Polka Op324                    …

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February 2017
£5

*SOLD OUT* Night-Time Tour: Through the Depths of Victoria Hall

3 February @ 19:00 - 21:00
The Victoria Hall
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Join Barry and his team to discover the deepest secrets of Victoria Hall. Hear about the characters that roamed the building from the Theatre below to the Projection Room above. There's lots of see and learn about Bolton's biggest venue in the Town Centre; it's been a pillar in the community for over 100 years! *SOLD OUT* We will be putting on other Night-Time Tours during the year so keep an eye out!

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£10

Opus 1 Live in Concert

18 February @ 18:30 - 21:30
The Victoria Hall
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The amazing Opus 1 are performing in aid of Wish Upon A Star, so every child with a life threatening illnesses can live their dream. #LiveYourDreams with a variety concert featuring: classical music, pop, pianists, guitar, singers, music theatre, dance, brass and a choir. Tickets: General - £10 Concessions (under 16's and OAPs)- £8   Tickets are available online and at the Box Office   Opus 1 Website Facebook Page Twitter

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Free

Pancake Day

28 February @ 18:00 - 20:00
Coffee Bar Lounge
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Join us for Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday this year.... Great for the family and all donations will go towards the Friends of Victoria Hall.

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March 2017
£10

Bolton Symphony Orchestra: French Connections

11 March @ 19:30 - 22:30
The Victoria Hall
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Guest Conductors: Elspeth Slorach and Robin Wallington Soloist – Lynn Threadgold The RNCM is at the forefront of conductor training globally. Recent graduates of the Masters and Junior Fellowship programmes have gone on to have hugely successful careers working with orchestras such the Berlin Philharmoniker, New York Philharmonic, Concertgebouw, London Symphony, English National Opera, Halle & CBSO. The opportunity for student conductors to practise and develop their craft with some of the Northwest’s excellent nonprofessional orchestras is a valuable part…

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£5

Night-Time Tour: Through the Depths of Victoria Hall

17 March @ 19:00 - 21:00
The Victoria Hall
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Join Barry and his team to discover the deepest secrets of Victoria Hall. Hear about the characters that roamed the building from the Theatre below to the Projection Room above. There's lots of see and learn about Bolton's biggest venue in the Town Centre; it's been a pillar in the community for over 100 years! Tickets are £5 and available online and at the Box Office.

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Free

RNLI Coffee Morning

18 March @ 10:00 - 12:00
The Cafe
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Have a brew and a good old chat with the RNLI and support all the work they do throughout the year.

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April 2017
£6

Bolton Choirs Festival

1 April @ 12:40 - 18:00
The Victoria Hall
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Have you heard about the Bolton Choirs Festival on 1st April? 12:40 - Doors open 13:00 - 14:15 - Session 1 (incl. feedback) 14:30 - 15:45 - Session 2 (incl. feedback) 15:45 - 16:45 - Refreshment Break 17:00 to 18:00 - Workshop and performance by the Gesualdo Six   Tickets are £6 online or available at the Box Office before the event, on the day they are £7.

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£10

Quiz Night

7 April @ 19:30 - 21:30
Coffee Bar Lounge
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Join us on a Friday night for a fun filled quiz night in aid of Victoria Hall! Bring you friends and show us how much general knowledge you really have! Tickets are £10 for a team of 4 and available at the Box Office and online.  

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Smithills in Hollywood

8 April @ 19:30 - 22:00
The Victoria Hall
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Join the Smithills Band and their special guests The Eagley Band on Saturday 8 April for a charity concert in aid of Bolton Lions Club. Tickets are available online and at the box office! Adult: £6 Concessions: £5

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A Smithills Night of Music for St George

22 April @ 19:30 - 22:00
The Victoria Hall
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Come along to this fantastic concert in aid of Help for Heroes and Bolton Hospice on Saturday 22 April 19:30! Tickets are available online and at the Box Office! Admission: £6 Concessions: £5

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May 2017
£10

Bolton Symphony Orchestra: The Glory of Gershwin

13 May @ 19:30 - 22:30
The Victoria Hall
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Guest Conductor Carolyn Baxendale MBE With BCMCS Soloists: Mezzo Soprano: TBC Baritone: Terence Ayebare Porgy and Bess, the first great American opera was premiered in 1935. Since then it has gone on to become one of the most familiar works in the musical repertoire. Here the BSO perform a concert version adapted by Robert Russell Bennett. A rare opportunity to here one of the great works on the 20th century. I Got Plenty o’Nuttin, It ain’t necessarily so and the…

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£5

Saturday Concerts – Jon Gjylaci

27 May @ 12:30 - 14:30
The Victoria Hall
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Join us for some acoustic guitar brilliance with Jon Gjylaci on Saturday 27 May. Enjoy a light lunch from 12:30, music at 13:00 and cream tea at 14:00. Tickets are on sale at the box office and online.   Find out more about Jon: Regarded by The Guardian as ‘’impressively expert” and by Classical Guitar Magazine as ‘’a highly talented player’’, Albanian-born Jon Gjylaci is in increasing demand as a performer due to his wide ranging repertoire, “brilliant interpretations”, “compelling…

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June 2017
£5

The 8th “All Britain” Festival of Male Voice Praise

3 June @ 18:30 - 21:00
The Victoria Hall
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Join the 250 male voices, speaker Steve Bradley, soloist Elizabeth Woollett, pianist Vaughan Reynolds and organist Margaret Nunn in a spectacular events! Tickets are £5 and available at the Box Office and online.  

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£10

An Evening of Song and Dance

10 June @ 19:30 - 22:00
The Victoria Hall
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THREE of Bolton’s most talented groups are to entertain to help save a piece of town history. Choirs, The Brixi Singers and Ladybridge Singers, have joined forced with Dawson’s Academy and will be hitting the Victoria Hall stage for An Evening of Song and Dance. The event takes place at the Victoria Hall on June 10 and will raise funds towards the historic building’s upkeep. It will feature “a highly entertaining and cheerful evening of light music and spectacular dance”.…

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£5

Saturday Concerts – Bolton Symphony Orchestra

17 June @ 12:30 - 14:30
The Victoria Hall
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Hear a beautiful piano quartet from members of the Bolton Symphony Orchestra on Saturday 17 June. Enjoy a light lunch from 12:30, music at 13:00 and cream tea at 14:00. The programme will include Piano Quartet music by Mozart, Dvorak and Schumann with  Matthew Chadbond (violin), Zoe Greenhalgh (viola), Will Mace (cello) and Robert Aston (piano), members of the Bolton Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are on sale at the box office and online.

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£10

Melodies of Stage & Screen

24 June @ 19:15 - 22:00
The Victoria Hall
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Join Bolton Cancer Voices at their gala concert in celebration of the Choir’s 5th Birthday, with special guests Affetside Choir and Salford Symphony Orchestra – renowned for being one of the oldest and major amateur orchestras in the North West. A wonderful night when the summer evening’s air will be filled with popular melodies that have graced stage and screen through the eras: with something for everyone, it promises to be a night not to be missed. Tickets priced £10-00…

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July 2017
£10

Bolton Symphony Orchestra: Folklore, Myths and Legends

8 July @ 19:30 - 22:30
The Victoria Hall
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Guest conductor: Ola Ness Music inspired by Greek mythology, Arabian nights and stories from Scandinavia all go to create a fascinating programme. The BSO will also perform the world premiere of a piece specially written for the orchestra by our principal percussionist, Fred Naftel. Helios Overture Op17                                                                  …

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£5

Saturday Concerts – Carl Austin and Andrew Satterthwaite

22 July @ 12:30 - 14:30
The Victoria Hall
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A rarity here at the Victoria Hall, with a Carl Austin and Andrew Satterwaite with a Viola and Piano duo on Saturday 22 July. Enjoy a light lunch from 12:30, music at 13:00 and cream tea at 14:00. Tickets are on sale at the box office and online.

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August 2017

Open Evening: Imagine 2020

2 August @ 19:30 - 21:00
Coffee Bar Lounge

Join us on Wednesday 2 August at 19:30 to share your dreams about the Victoria Halla and where you think its future lies.

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September 2017
Free

Macmillan Coffee Morning

9 September @ 10:00 - 12:00
The Walker Suite
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Join Bolton Cancer Voices for a Macmillan Coffee Morning with a difference! This is a chance to express our thanks to Macmillan Cancer Support for their fundamental help in realizing the Bolton Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service, which operates from Giles House, Chorley New Road; Bolton One and the Royal Bolton Hospital. Staff from the Information & Support Service will be running a stall at the event, offering information, advice and support etc and there will be music throughout…

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Heritage Day

16 September @ 11:00 - 15:30
The Victoria Hall
Heritage Day

Join us for a day of Heritage on Saturday 16 September from 11am with free tours and a pop up cafe!

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£10

Bolton Symphony Orchestra: Sept 2017

23 September @ 19:30 - 22:30
The Victoria Hall

Guest Conductor: Robert Chasey Soloist: Julie Leach Bob Chasey makes a welcome return to the podium with a performance of Dvorak’s New World symphony, one of the great classical works. The BSO will also perform a dramatic overture by the British composer Malcolm Arnold depicting the tragic events of Manchester’s Peterloo massacre in 1819 and complete the programme with the Irish melody inspired Flute Concerto by member of the orchestra Geraldine Green with our coprincipal flute Julie Leach playing the…

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October 2017
£5

Night-time Tour

6 October @ 19:00 - 21:00
The Victoria Hall
Vic Hall at Night

Join Barry and his team to discover the deepest secrets of Victoria Hall. Hear about the characters that roamed the building from the Theatre below to the Projection Room above. There's lots of see and learn about Bolton's biggest venue in the Town Centre; it's been a pillar in the community for over 100 years! Tickets are £5 and available online and at the Box Office.

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Sinatra to Wicked

14 October @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Victoria Hall
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Join us and Smithills Band  for their  "Sinatra To Wicked" Gala Concert in aid of the Mayor of Bolton's Charity on Saturday October 14th at 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale at the box office and online.

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£5

Night-time Tour

31 October @ 19:00 - 21:00
The Victoria Hall
Vic Hall at Night

Join Barry and his team to discover the deepest secrets of Victoria Hall. Hear about the characters that roamed the building from the Theatre below to the Projection Room above. There's lots of see and learn about Bolton's biggest venue in the Town Centre; it's been a pillar in the community for over 100 years! Tickets are £5 and available online and at the Box Office.

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November 2017
£10

Bolton Symphony Orchestra: Autumn Classics

18 November @ 19:30 - 22:30
The Victoria Hall
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Guest Conductor: Jonathan Trout A selection of wonderful melodies close the BSO 2017 season. Rossini’s chirpy overture, the ever-popular Slavonic Dances and Sibelius’s 2nd symphony described by the composer as `a confession of the soul.’ Overture to Semiramide                    Rossini Slavonic Dances Op 46                      Dvorak Symphony no 2 in D Maj Op 43       Sibelius Tickets are £10 and available…

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December 2017
£10

Jingle Bell Sing-A-Long

2 December @ 18:45 - 22:00
The Victoria Hall
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Begin your countdown to Christmas by joining Bolton Cancer Voices for their annual ‘Jingle Bell Sing-A-Long’ concert. Sit back, enjoy and sing along to all the wonderful festive songs and carols that enter our lives for the briefest of times before once again falling silent as the New Year dawns! The Choir is delighted to be welcoming back the Greater Manchester Police Band as the evening’s guest musicians. A fantastic night out for the whole family.    Tickets priced £10-00…

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Christmas Concert with Wingates Brass Band

9 December @ 19:30 - 22:00
The Victoria Hall
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It's the Wingates Annual Christmas Concert with special Guests "Warrington Male Voice Choir", accompanied by Helen Jackson. Come on down and witness one of the best Brass Bands in the world. Tickets are £10 Adults U16 Free. They are available online and at the Box Office.

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£6

A Smithills Christmas Concert

16 December @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Victoria Hall
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Smithills Bands are back again for their annual Christmas Concert in Support of Bolton Hospice. Doors open 19:00 Tickets: £6 General Admission £5 Concessions Tickets are available online, at Smithills (01204 842382) or in the Bolton Hospice Shop.

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