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Re-opening Update 01/10/21

Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support during this continuing very difficult period. At the moment the Academy Trust which owns and operates the theatre is deciding on the details around reopening the theatre.
There are of course many things to consider around reopening and whilst we want to get back to providing excellent entertainment for the Five towns area and would love to pick up from where things came to a grinding halt in March 2020,  we have to do things safely and for the benefit of everyone involved.
Thank you for bearing with us while we work through the many decisions that have to be made, plans, budgets, what shows to offer, etc. We hope to have further updates soon. 

At the current time we are unable to offer any box office services in relation to shows which were scheduled prior to march 2020 or to update schedules for postponed shows or put new shows on sale. While we understand this is frustrating when other venues are slowly coming back to life, being part of an Academy means we have additional considerations that have to be planned for and until we are given a re-opening date all planning for shows is on hold. 

In the meantime if you want to support the Castleford Phoenix Theatre during this very difficult time you can click on our ’Support Our Curtain Up Appeal’ below to help us. Every penny really does help us bring closer the day we can welcome you back. Being part of an Academy rather than a fully individual cultural business means vital life-line sources of help during the lockdown and through reopening for similar venues are not availble to us.

Until we can see you all again we hope you have a happy and safe autumn.

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Show Schedule - Covid 19 Impact updated 05/08/21

This is the current list of shows* that have been impacted by our forced closure during the lock downs.

Baby Ballet 2020 - From 22/03/20 - Suspended - TBC
Meat Loud Alive - From 04/04/20 - Suspended - TBC
Born Fearless, An Eveing with Phil Campion - From 17/04/20 - Cancelled
Arrival, the hits of ABBA - From 01/05/20 - TBC
Beyond the Limits - From 03/05/20 - Cancelled
Let’s Dance 2020 - From 08/05/20 - Cancelled
Made In Motor City - From. 15/05/20 - Suspended TBC
Rule The World as Take That in Concert - From 16/05/20 - Cancelled
Pure Queen - From 22/05/20 - Suspended - TBC
Beatlemania 2020 - From 23/05/20 - Suspended - TBC
The Frankie Valli Songbook - From 23/05/20 - Suspended - TBC
A Salute to 40’s - 24/05/20 - Suspended - TBC
Bob Drury’s Viva Neil Diamond - 30/05/20 Cancelled
Once Upon A Time - 13/06/20 - Cancelled
PQA Showcase 2020 - 14/06/20 - Cancelled
The Best of British Comedy - From 20/06/20 - Cancelled
Zest Dance 2020 - From 21/06/20 - Cancelled
412 Summer Showcase 2020 - From 08/07/20 - Cancelled
Hailey Black School Of Dance 2020 - From 12/07/20 - Cancelled
History Of Rock - From 10/09/20 - Suspended - TBC
Simon and Garfunkel, Through the Years - From 12/09/20 - Cancelled
On Tour With Elvis - From 03/10/20 - Cancelled
Hell Of A Show - From 11/10/20 - Cancelled
Claire’s School Of Dance 2020 - From 16/10/20 - Cancelled
Genesis Legacy - From 30/10/20 - Cancelled
Manilow - From 06/11/20 - Cancelled
Rock For Heroes - 07/11/20 - Cancelled
What The Floyd - From 12/11/20 - Cancelled
Let’s Dance 2022 VSOTD - 14/11/20 - Cancelled
Lorraine School Of Dance 2020 - From 27/11/20 - Cancelled
Encore Theatre Annual Pantomime - From 3/12/20 - Cancelled
A Very Merry Panto - From 09/12/21 - Cancelled
Yew Tree Festive Fairytales - From 16/12/20 - Cancelled
Styletrax Professional Pantomimne - From 21/12/20 - Cancelled
Styletrax Professional Pantomime 2 - from 8/01/21 - Cancelled
412 Dance Winter Show - From 27/01/21 - Cancelled
Kay Academy Of Dance - From 31/01/21 - Cancelled 
Ben Thompson Live As Elvis Presley - From 11/02/21 - Suspended - TBC
Total Pop Party - from 18/02/21 - Cancelled
DS:UK On AnotherNight Tour - From 27/02/21 - Suspended - TBC
Pretend Beatles - From 05/03/21 Cancelled
The Spandau Ballet Story - From 06/03/21 - Cancelled
Seriously Collins - From 12/03/21 - Cancelled
Les Miserables, Schools production - From 23/03/21 - Cancelled
Almost The Bee Gees - From 13/03/21 - Cancelled
Ultimate ELO - From 27/03/21 - Cancelled
Sleeping Beauty, An Adult Pantomime - From 17/04/21 - Cancelled
Labour of Love  The Ultimate UB40 tribute - From 08/05/21 - Cancelled
The Sound Of Musicals - From 04/06/21 and 23/04/20 - Suspended - TBC
Rhiannon - Tribute to Fleetwood Mac - From 25/07/21 and 19/06/20 - Suspended - TBC
Rock and Pop Icons On Tour - 04/09/21 and 06/06/20 - Suspended
The Jam’d - 11/09/21 and 11/09/20 - Suspended
Mad Manners, The First Signs of Madness - 02/10/21 and 05/09/20 - Suspended
Robert Temple, The Hypnotist, Red Raw - 09/10/21 and 09/10/20 - Suspended

Future Performances


Psychic Sally - 13/10/21 and 16/09/20 - Postponed
Jukebox and Bobbysox Show - 06/11/21 - Suspended
A Tribute To Peter Kay starring Lee Lard - 11/11/21  and 14/05/21 - Suspended
The Roy Chubby Brown Show - 18/12/21 Suspended
An Evening With Billy Pearce - 19/02/22 - Suspended
Freddie Star Tribute Show - 07/05/22 - Suspended

Where a show has been suspended any previously purchased tickets will still be valid for the new date. If you are unable to attend the new date a credit for the value of the tickets will be available to use on other shows.

Where a show has been cancelled during the first lockdown and with no similar alternative given, the box office contacted customers to arrange whether they wanted to postpone, accept a credit or donate their ticket money. If we did not hear from you then a credit for the value paid for the tickets will be availble on your account to use on future shows.

If a show in the future is cancelled and if no similar alternative is availble the box office when it reopens will contact you to arrange to a credit or donation.

*Of course many shows impacted did not make it fully past the initial planning stages, dance competitions were cancelled, events throughout the year postponed as everything came to a grinding halt.


Welcome to the Castleford Phoenix Theatre website. The Phoenix is an award winning proscenium style theatre in Airedale, Castleford, owned and operated by Airedale Academy, part of the Northern Ambition Academies Trust.

We offer some of the best live entertainment in the Five Towns Area with audiences coming from across Yorkshire and beyond to enjoy our shows.

We provide a range of events for all tastes and ages. These range from local dance schools to full musicals, live music, comedy, drama and much more.

The Phoenix is helping to bring the arts to the hearts of our community, as well as bringing excellent entertainment to the area.

Buying tickets for our shows is simple and easy. You can either book online, by telephone or visit our box office at the theatre.

The Box Office is closed until further notice - We hope to have more news about our re-opening soon.


Tue, Thu, Fri 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Sat 10am - 12:30pm
We are also open from one hour before the performance start time.

*We close the box office during school holidays.

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15th Sep - 7:30pm

An Evening (In) of Deception

An intimate evening of magic bringing three professional full-time magicians directly to your homes from theirs via the power of Zoom.

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Feb 23 2020

An Evening With Billy Pearce

A brilliant night of laughter and comedy which the audience loved. Billy Performed two packed halfs with over 2 hours on stage. Classic unbeatable comedy. Keep an eye out for next years show going on sale!

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Feb 15 2020

New Show On Sale

Key Stage 3/4 Showcase. A collection of work from the year by the performing arts students of Airedale Academy.

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Feb 15 2020

New Show On Sale

Mad Manners is the ultimate Ska party that will have you jumping and dancing in the aisles. Paying tribute to the greats such as Madness, Specials & Bad manners they also include more diverse artists like Real Big Fish, The Toasters and Mighty Mighty Bosstones.

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Feb 15 2020

New Show On Sale

Rhiannon brings you the voices, the look and the musicianship into this authentic and truly polished, professional show. They capture the energy and perform stunning versions of the most popular Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks hits!

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Feb 15 2020

New Show On Sale

The students of PQA Wakefield have just 24 hours to put on a spectacular show at their local theatre, but things aren't going well. In a last-ditch attempt to save the show, they look at old movie musicals on a dusty projector for inspiration. Can the great performances of the past provide the spark they need to produce a showstopper?

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Feb 9 2020

New Show On Sale

“The Hypnotist: Red Raw” is a brand new show where volunteers from the audience unlock their imaginations and create a once-in-a-lifetime show of improvised comedy under the influence of hypnosis – live on stage.

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