What's on inCroston


Welcome to Croston

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Croston - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Croston to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Croston

30
MAR
Preston Jam: Avant Garden
The Ferret

Come and join us to hear this live music collaboration which will be something a little different to what you may be used to.An excellent evening of varied music‐making featuring the jazz‐fusion guitar legend and ex‐Isotope band leader Gary Boyle. A central…

Location: 7.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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30
MAR
Road by Jim Cartwright
The Citadel

Dates and times marked with a are provisional and may be subject to change.The Citadel Adult Theatre Company return to the stage to perform Jim Cartwrights gritty play about life in a working class Northern town.Road explores the lives of the…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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31
MAR
Iain Stirling - 'Onwards'
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

You may recognise his voice as the narrator of ITV2s Love Island or recognise his face as the host of Scottish BAFTA best childrens show award winning panel show The Dog Ate my Homework CBBC. Other credits include The Now Show Radio…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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31
MAR
Peter Kay’s Car Share
Opera House Blackpool

After the enormous success of a live screening of the first series of Car Share in 2015 Peter Kay is returning to the Blackpool Opera House once again this time to premiere selected episodes from the second series of the BAFTA award…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 629600
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31
MAR
Preston Jam: Danny Saul/Kinder Meccano/Third City
The Continental

Danny Saul is an experimental musician performer and composer from Manchester UK. Recently awarded a PhD in electroacoustic composition Danny works within areas of electroacoustic composition and laptop performance. He has toured throughout the UK Europe USA and Japan. He runs the…

Location: 6.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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31
MAR
Preston Jam: Music and Freedom Symposium
UCLan Media Innovation Studio (MISt)

Leading Civil Rights scholar and author of the landmark text Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues Black Consciousness and Race Relations Professor Brian Ward from Northumbria University will give the keynote address on Freedom Sounds: Music and the Civil Rights Movement.…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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31
MAR
The Illuminations Banquet & Ball
Viva Blackpool

The Illuminations Banquet & BallThe Friends of the Illuminations present their annual Banquet and Ball in aid of the Blackpool Illuminations Fund supported by the Blackpool Combined Association.Venue: VIVA Blackpool 3 Church Street Blackpool FY1 1HJPriceGeneral Admission: GBP 30.00Links: Booking: https:go.evvnt.com108323‐0…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01253 297297
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01
APR
Absolute Bowie
53 Degrees

There will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie…

Location: 7.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 893000
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01
APR
Comedy Station Comedy Club
Viva Blackpool

4 mighty fine comics take to the stage ‐ their mission is to make you laugh until you can laugh no moreYour MC for the evening is Local Celebrity Ryan Gleeson Reserve your seats to be guaranteed a night of laughter order…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01253 297297
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Lydiate Scouts Car Boot Sale
Lydiate Parish Hall Field

Times:Sellers arrive from 6amBuyers arrive from 6amFinish approx. 12pmCharges:£7 per car£10 per large van or trailerBuyers: 40p per person over 18 yrs. Children freeFree car parking on our field please do not park on the roadDisabled parkingDogs allowedNo booking necessaryBring your own…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07855695085(textspref erred)
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01
APR
Manfords Comedy Club
Chorley Little Theatre

Chorley Little Theatre plays host to Manfords Comedy Club.This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK personally selected by Jason Manford.A great evening of original stand‐up comedy with some top names from the touring circuit and television.facebook.commanfordscomedytwitter.commanfordscomedy…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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APR
Preston Jam Music Festival: Rhythm Alley Jammin
Preston Flag Market

First up are the Worldwise Samba Drummers and Preston Samba Dancers community groups based at UCLan as part of the Something for Everyone project. Their infectious high‐energy performances combine traditional rhythms and dance moves with original material.Come and take part in some…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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Preston Jam: Django Performance Seminar
Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Professor Stuart Hampton‐Reeves ‐ presenting Stuart Hampton‐Reeves ‐ guitar Paul Murphy ‐ rhythm guitar John Wilton ‐ double bass James Goodwin‐Hudson ‐ lead guitarThis will be an illustrated performance of Djangos music by a quartet specialising in Hot Club‐style gypsy jazz. Django…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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Preston Jam: Preston Jam at 53
Venue 53

A pre‐Ribble Valley Jazz Festival Fringe Event partnered by the University of Central Lancashire & Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues in a stunning 3 band production from 6.30pm to midnight with Soweto the multi award winning UK king of jazz and hip‐hop.…

Location: 7.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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The Signatures
The Citadel

The Signatures put their own expression to many Northern Soul numbers creating a true balance between authentic & modern in sound. The Signatures as musicians enjoy playing Northern Soul live giving a full set of passion and energy guaranteeing to get an…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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APR
Viva Vegas Live!
Viva Blackpool

Amazing production sensational vocalists beautiful showgirl dancers and hilarious comedy from our flamboyant and outrageous host Leye D Johns ‐ this is night not to be missed as one of Blackpools highest rated shows.Sequins feathers dance routines and music youll love ‐…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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Billy Ocean
Blackpool Opera House

Born in Trinidad but based out of Britain for his entire career Billy Ocean was the undisputed king of British R&B in the 1970's and 1980's. Billy has not only scored with many Top 20…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

02
APR
Lecture: Help & Healing on the Spiritual Path
Quaker Meeting Room

Through the absorption of the divine power many people are experiencing the healing of illnesses and pain that have been declared as incurable by the medical profession. The words of Bruno Groening: There is no incurable God is the greatest physician has…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01524 409345
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02
APR
The Wedding Show
Preston masonic hall

The Preston Masonic Hall Wedding Show will take place on Sunday 2nd April 2017 11:30am ‐ 3:30pm.12noon live on stage funk soul band with music from Paul Hepplestall Baby grand piano & Sax and Classical Guitarist playing a selection of music idea…

Location: 7.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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04
APR
Doris The Dragon Show
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Doris The Dragon ShowCome and join Doris and her fiery friends in a brand new fun packed showDoris The Dragon Show is full of giddy games panto style slapstick and lots of audience interaction. Created for children up to 10 years old…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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04
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High Jinx Magic & Illusion Family Show
Viva Blackpool

Michael Jordans High Jinx Magic Illusion and Circus show is a fast paced mix of Magic Illusions Juggling Escapology and Music delivered in a way to leave you Amazed Puzzled and even Scared but above all Entertained.Venue: VIVA Blackpool 3 Church Street…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01253 297297
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05
APR
Justin’s Party
Opera House Blackpool

Are you ready to party Because BAFTA award winning actor Justin Fletcher is coming to town and YOU are invitedJUSTINS PARTY is brand new show which packed full of fantastic songs dances and hilarious games guaranteed to make it THE party of…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 629600
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APR
The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite!
Viva Blackpool

Starring ‐ The Jerseys Leye D Johns The Viva ShowgirlsJoin The Jerseys as we celebrate the Timeless music of the 100 million album selling Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons The Drifters The Stylistics Beach Boys and more ‐ from Doo Wop…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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06
APR
Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey?
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris RamseyThursday 6th April 2017 8pmGeneral Admission £20.50A brand new stand up show for 2017 from the comedian youve seen on The Royal Variety Performance Celebrity Juice Hebburn Live At The Apollo and various newspapers when he was…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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Robin Hood Easter Panto
Opera House Blackpool

Join our heroes Robin Hood and Maid Marian in this swashbuckling arrow‐slinging tights‐wearing comedy adventureWith an all‐star cast including back by popular demand childrens TV favourite ‐ Dani Harmer from CBBCs Tracy Beaker and Strictly Come Dancing as Maid Marian.From the same…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 629600
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07
APR
Remembering Fred staring Aljaz and Janette
Opera House Blackpool

STRICTLY STARS ALJAZ & JANETTE PAY TRIBUTE TO FRED ASTAIRE IN SPECTACULAR NEW THEATRE SHOWGet ready to step back in time and relive special moments from the career of dancing extraordinaire Fred Astaire. The Remembering Fred Tour will take you on a…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 629600
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The Opera Boys
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

The Opera BoysFriday 7th April 7:30pmGeneral Admission £19Leading men from Londons West End combine in a powerhouse of vocal harmony to deliver a stunning blend of music ranging from Opera to Pop and everything in between.For the past 5 years The Opera…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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08
APR
Come and Sing Stainer's Crucifixion
St Leonard's CE Church

Preston Orpheus Choir presents Stainers beautiful Crucifixion at St Leonards Church Penwortham Preston. A rehearsal workshop will take place with the Choirs Conductor Elspeth Slorach between 2.30 and 5.30 pm on Saturday 8th April 2017 with the performance on the…

Location: 6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 735197
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Strangefish & This Winter Machine
The Citadel Arts Centre

Manchester progressive rock band Strangefish have been in existence off and on for twenty‐five years now since their initial formation in 1989. Inspiring an unswervingly loyal cult following along the way the band took two periods of hiatus from 1996‐2000 and from…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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APR
Paul Carroll’s Music Hall Tavern
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Whatever your age come along and join Mrs T and the girls from MHT this Spring for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes side splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long.A feel‐good night that…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 675750
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Tourist Attractions


British Lawnmower Museum

The Museum has now become one of the Worlds leading authorities on vintage lawnmowers and is now the largest import & export specialists in antique garden machinery, supplying parts, archive conservation of manuscript materials and valuing machines from all over the world.Included in this Unique National collection are…

National Football Museum

The National Football Museum is home to the world's greatest football archive. Our staff are second to none with their expert knowledge of the beautiful game.The National Football Museum exists to explain how and why football has become 'the people's game', a key part of England's heritage and…

Atkinson Art Gallery

British art of the 17th‐20th centuries, including works by Lely, Cotman, Ford Madox Brown, Sickert and Ginner, as well as The Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West. Large collection of British watercolours, etchings and engravings.Themed exhibitions from the permanent collection are regularly shown. Every month the Gallery…

Balloons Over Lancashire

Hot Air Balloons at Balloons Over Lancashire in Leyland, Lancashire. Contact venue on 01772 601525 for opening times and entrance costs.…

British Commercial Vehicle Museum

The British Commercial Vehicle Museum has a compelling story to tell .It represents one of the largest manufacturing industries in the United kingdom.Over one milllion people in the UK are employed in some way with the road transport industry and its infastructure.Trucks carry more than 98 of the…

Harris Museum and Art Gallery

The Museum has over 75,000 items in its collections. These include a major collection of fine art, in particular 19th century sculptures, oils and watercolours and contemporary photography. The museum also holds large collections of costume and textiles, ceramics and glass, including the largest collection of perfume bottles…

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