Big Top celebration for double 50th

Next year brings a double 50th birthday for Telford – both the town and Oakengates Theatre @ The Place will celebrate five decades!

Big Top celebration for double 50th

To mark the theatre’s landmark birthday, it is moving to the QEII Fields In Trust Town Park Arena next summer between 4-19 August to showcase an extravaganza of entertainment.

The arena will host a magnificent Big Top venue that will seat up to 1,000 people and will be called The Place In The Park.

This unique entertainment experience includes comedy, music, dance and children’s shows.

Acts with performance dates (and ticket on sale dates) are as follows. More acts to be announced soon.

4 August (30 November): Tenor Russell Watson

5 August (1 December): Scheherezade and 1001 Nights

6 August (4 December): Sounds of the 60s

7 August (4 December): Supersonic 70s Show

8 August (5 December):  Dara O'Briain

9 August (4 December): 80s Mania

10 August (6 December): Boyzlife

11 August (7 December): Al Murray

16 August (8 December): Collabro

Councillor Shaun Davies, leader of Telford & Wrekin Council, said: “I am delighted that we are able to announce such a varied range of acts for The Place In The Park.

“This will be a fabulous way of celebrating both Telford’s and the theatre’s 50th birthdays and there is something for everyone during the course of the run of events.

“We are putting the acts on sale in early December as tickets will make great Christmas presents for loved ones.”

To book visit or call 01952 382382.

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