With a new academic trimester brings other new things – including a brand new, incredible theatre season at the New Adelphi Theatre! Located right on our main campus, inside the New Adelphi building, the theatre is a fantastic spot for anyone to come and catch a high-quality show. Students and staff are even eligible for cheaper tickets – so why not have a look at what’s coming up in the new season and make it the place to go for your next evening off?

In front of a blue background stands 6 performers, Kiri Pritchard-Mclean is at the forefront in a sequin dress, readjusting her hair whilst looking in a silver pocket mirror. The neon word sign in the background is in the shape of a packet of chips with the words 'Suspiciously cheap'

Suspiciously Cheap Comedy – 14th October, 7pm

Start off your autumn term with full-on belly laughs and good company by catching the ‘Suspiciously Cheap Comedy’ show. The night promises a fantastic line-up with acts such as Lucy Beaumont, Gein’s Family Giftshop, Huge Davies and the iconic Kiri Pritchard-Mclean, as the night’s MC, for as little as £3 for students.

General admission £5 / Concession £3 – Buy your tickets on the New Adelphi Theatre website here

Four performers are in a white square room, one wooden chair placed near the back on the left side and another chair placed near the front of the square room on the right side. A lady performer holding a flower in a blue dress stands at the back, holding her arms up against the wall, next to her is a man with curly hair and glasses also holding a flower. This man watches two men near the front, one who is stood up in a waistcoat and suit, he is holding a man in a grey suit like a child - their actions are similar to as if the man being held has been something scary on the floor and he has jumped up in fright.

Negative Space – 17th & 18th October, 7.30pm

‘Negative Space’ is a project created by contemporary theatre company Reckless Sleepers. Negative Space will be made up of 6 performers, chairs, and the stage. It is described as a piece that will take on many forms – ‘a love story, a slapstick comedy, a slasher, a melodrama’, all whilst the performers do not speak. The performances at the New Adelphi Theatre will be the 31st and 32nd showings of a piece that has been said to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Get a ticket now and immerse yourself in this convention-breaking performance.

General admission £12 / Concession £8 / Student £5 – Buy your tickets on the New Adelphi Theatre website here

A film poster with army helicopters against an orange sky. The title reads 'Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse'.

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse – 21st October, 7.30pm

This film screening is a documentary that shows a raw and interesting insight into the difficulties of filmmaking and large productions. The behind-the-scene documentary follows renegade filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola as he struggles to create the iconic film ‘Apocalypse Now’.

Admission £3 – Buy your tickets on the New Adelphi Website here

Two women are stood facing each other next to a grey brick wall. The woman on the right has black glasses and long straight dark blonde hair. She is grinning. The woman on the left has curly brunette hair and a black jumper. She looks like she is smiling or on the edge of laughing.

Water is Attracted to Water – 23rd October, 7.30pm

This free show focuses on the human relationship with water and also works as a piece to re-engage science as a ‘meaningful story at the centre of who we are’. The show centers around two performers, a musician and a scientist, as they celebrate water using dance, stories, music and even an experiment on stage. A great opportunity for students to see how science can be explored in creative outlets. A 2-hour workshop will also be held in the afternoon prior to the performance. More information can be found on the ticket page.

Free – Book your place on the New Adelphi Theatre website here

In front of a decorated, glittery stage set two performers sit looking straight ahead. The man on the left is wearing a black polo shirt and is moving his arms as if playing the drums. The woman next to him has gliterry eyelids and bright pink lipstick. She is moving her arms as if performing on a guitar.

The Band – 29th October, 7.30pm

‘The Band’ is a quirky production from Levantes Dance Theatre, a company specializing in blending dance, theatre, and circus with striking aesthetics. The show follows one-hit wonders Sandy and Bruno, who originally formed a band back in the 70’s. Together again, they plan to do one more gig in hopes of a last chance of fame – will things finally work out for them?

General admission £12 / Concession £8 / Student £5 – Buy your tickets on the New Adelphi Theatre website here

Nicholas McCarthy is sat in a black suit playing the piano.

Concerto – 1st November, 7.30pm

Concerto is said to be a unique musical experience that spans 100 years of history. Award-winning theatre maker Michael Pinchbeck created this piece which will be exploring the legacy of war and the healing power of music, to then be performed by world-renowned pianist Nicholas McCarthy. The evening will be an incredible, emotional experience that is not to be missed. There will also be an overture at 7pm prior to ‘Concerto’, in which students from our MA Contemporary Performance Practice course will be performing pieces in the New Adelphi Foyer, which they have created whilst working with Michael Pinchbeck himself.

General admission £10 / Concession £8 / Student £5 – Buy your tickets on the New Adelphi Theatre website here

On a stage with warm lights at the base, several dancers in orange and brown clothing are performing on the stage. They are doing twirls and movements that encourage their outfits and hair to create structure on the stage (e.g. windswept, fan movements)

Watch US Dance – 8th November, 6.30pm

If you loved Dance with US, then you’ll want to get tickets for this next show as soon as possible. A fantastic evening of three professional works and three newly commissioned student pieces that showcase innovative and fine-tuned choreography. It’s guaranteed to be a night of beautiful creativity.

General admission £7 / Student £5 – Buy your tickets on the New Adelphi Theatre website here

A film poster with a couple sat in a field of grain. The title reads 'Days of Heaven'

Days of Heaven – 11th November, 7.30pm

Another fantastic film screening to kick off your November; Days of Heaven follows a young couple named ‘Bill and Abby’ who pretend to be brother and sister. Their story follows them working on a farm in the Texas panhandle in a time of poverty, eventually, the farmer falls in love with Abby. Finding out that the farmer is gravely ill, the couple decide that Abby will marry him to benefit from the situation – but will the farmer’s death come at all?

Admission £3 – Buy your tickets on the New Adelphi Theatre website here

Upon a red curtain background is the word 'Musical' cut out and stuck up in gold cardboard. On stage is a man with ginger hair and glasses performing on a keyboard with a microphone. Kiri Pritchard-Mclean and Jayde Adams are also on stage with handheld microphones having a good time performing.

Amusical – 12th November, 7.30pm

Are you a big fan of all things West End or Broadway? Then this night is perfect for you. Hosted by Jayde Adams and Kiri Pritchard-Mclean, Amusical is a night where comedians will go up against each other to perform their favourite song from screen or stage and the audience then determines who is best.

General admission £7 / Concession £5 – Buy your tickets on the New Adelphi Theatre website here

On a table with a red cover sits a christmas pudding that has a red ribbon around the base. A comical stick of red tnt has been put in the pudding and it being lit with a match by a hand.

Welcome to Paradise – 13th November, 7.30pm

Start getting into the Christmas spirit with theatre company A Ship of Fools’ dark comedy night ‘Welcome to Paradise’. A Ship of Fools state that their work is dangerous and excitable, bordering on ‘the edge of decency’. They are bringing their ‘brand of bouffon comedy’ to Salford for one night only and it promises to have you squirming in your seat as the Captain and Raoul take you to the darkest corners of the grotto.

General admission £10 / Concession £8 / Student £5 – Buy your tickets on the New Adelphi website here

A poster showing a skyscraper with an explosion at the top juxtapositioned against the side of a man's face. He has a scar on his left eyebrow. The poster reads '40 stories of sheer adventure!'

Die Hard – 2nd December, 7.30pm

The iconic action film voted as ‘The Greatest Christmas Film of All Time’ in 2010 is being screened on campus for one night only. The film follows NYPD cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) taking matters into his own hands when Nakatomi headquarters are taken hostage by a terrorist group.

Admission £3 – Buy your tickets on the New Adelphi Theatre website here

On the left is Kiri Pritchard-Mclean who is checking out her hair in the reflection of a machete. On the right if Rachel Fairburn who is applying blush whilst using a cutting knife as a mirror.

All Killa No Filla – 7th & 8th December, 2pm

You do not want to miss this internationally loved, sell-out show hosted by comedians Rachel Fairburn and Kiri Pritchard-Mclean. With their Manchester shows already sold out, the duo are coming to Salford in December to talk all things murder and serial killers. If you’re a comedy fan with a guilty pleasure for true crime then get yourself tickets quickly as this is guaranteed to be a great night. *SATURDAY NIGHT SOLD OUT*

Tickets are sold via LiveNation – Buy your tickets for the Sunday show here

A nighttime shot of the New Adelphi Building which is situated on the main Peel Park Campus, near the roundabout adjacent to Salford Crescent train station.

Head over to the New Adelphi Theatre’s website to find out more of what’s on during this season, buy yourself tickets and see what the team are up to. You can even visit their brand new box office at the New Adelphi building to buy tickets. Watching a show is a great evening out and you don’t even need to leave campus! 🎟️

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