Theatre Visits



The group aims to visit a show each month. We meet twice a month: once to visit our chosen show and once for a group meeting (see venue below) to choose a show, discuss previous outings, pay for and distribute tickets and make transport arrangements. We meet at 2PM on the second Friday of each month at Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland, PR25 3HA  (in the downstairs coffee bar.)

Tea and coffee are included in the £1 meeting fee. There is plenty of free parking on the church car park.

We also operate a buddy system. A member with internet access is buddied up with one without. They telephone to keep them up to date and print information for them if needed.

 -: Don’t forget to check out the BLOG PAGE for reviews of our recent visits :-

Pam Carroll  & Christine Hoey 
(Group Coordinators)

Future trips

If you wish to reserve a ticket for any of our future trips, email Pam Carroll [HERE]


Pam Carroll – Email me [HERE]
Christine Hoey – Email me [HERE]

Meeting Venue

Leyland Methodist Church Hall
Turpin Green Lane,
PR25 3HA

( In the downstairs coffee bar )

The group is meets Monthly on a Friday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

(Go the CALENDAR  TAB and use “Ctrl f” enter Theatre to show the next meetings)


Payments can be made at our theatre group meetings or at the monthly meeting at Fox Lane.  Payment by cheque is preferred, with separate cheques for each show you wish to attend. Please make cheques payable to Leyland U3A and write the name of the show on the back of the cheque. Thank you.

Choice of plays

Christine regularly compiles a comprehensive list of productions for the next few months at theatres within a 30 mile radius of Leyland, which members may find useful. Check out the link here >> U3A THEATRE LISTING

Theatre Reviews

Click HERE to read the reviews of our past theatre visits

Future trips

If you wish to reserve a ticket for any of our future trips or if you want to be put on the reserve list for any of our sold-out shows, email Pam Carroll  [HERE]

Future Events

Saturday 24 June 2017, 2.00PM

Talking Heads – Alan Bennett

Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft, Bolton. BL1 1SB



Renowned playwright Alan Bennett’s masterful collection of monologues are beloved to many since they first aired on television over 15 years ago. In these moving and affectionate pieces, Bennett depicts the bittersweet tales of seemingly ordinary and uneventful lives. Poignant and wonderfully observant, this is a rare opportunity to see three of the original Talking Heads live on stage.

A Chip in the Sugar
Middle-aged Graham finds life becoming complicated when his mother, or “Mam”, with whom he still lives, reunites with an old flame.

Lady of Letters
Irene is a one-woman Neighbourhood Watch scheme and her habit of writing letters gets ridiculously out of hand.

A Cream Cracker under the Settee
75 year-old widow Doris, obsessive about tidiness and maintaining her independence, has a fall that decides her future. Made famous by Thora Hird in the original TV series.

– Octagon Theatre

Friday 7th July 2017, 11.30 AM

Backstage tour

Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft, Bolton. BL1 1SB


16 places available.

Deposit of £5.00 required to reserve your ticket.

The Octagon is opening its doors on selected dates throughout 2017 to welcome groups into the theatre. The Backstage Pass will take you onto the stage, into the dressing rooms and everywhere else in between, giving you an exciting glimpse into the mechanisms of a working theatre. If you are looking for an engaging and stimulating trip for your group, Backstage Pass will offer a fascinating insight into stagecraft and story.

Saturday 23rd September 2017, 2.0 PM

Rita, Sue & Bob Too – ANDREA DUNBAR

Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft, Bolton. BL1 1SB



Best friends Rita and Sue get a lift home from married Bob after babysitting his kids. When he takes the scenic route and offers them a bit of fun, the three start a fling each of them think they control.

Andrea Dunbar’s semi-autobiographical play, written for the Royal Court Theatre in 1982 when she was just 19, is a vivid portrait of girls caught between brutal childhood and an unpromising future, both hungry for adult adventure.

Told with startling insight and wicked humour, Rita Sue and Bob Too was adapted into a cult 80s film. The play’s original director Max Stafford-Clark directs this major new production.

NOTE :- Contains adult themes, smoking and strong language 

– Octagon Theatre

** Note:- If you are still interested in any of these visits, email Pam [HERE] and she can put you on a waiting list in case someone gives back word.

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