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Macready Theatre's New Season of Entertainment

The Festival on the Close coming this July. Photo courtesy of Macready Theatre.

The Macready Theatre in Lawrence Sheriff Street, Rugby Town Centre, has announced a dazzling new season of entertainment.


Prepare to be tickled by side-splitting comedies, moved by powerful dramas, and swept away by captivating music, dance, family shows and live art.

Macready Theatre is proud to be the home of professional theatre in Rugby. Social events such as Pizza and Jazz evenings and Gin and Jive nights have been a popular choice and are frequent in their impressive calendar.

Mr Bubbles. Photo courtesy of Macready Theatre.

Visit their website to see the whole programme of entertainment, but here's just a few of the shows happening over the next couple of months, starting with the Half Term Break and a delightful family show that youngsters will love. The Bubble Show takes place on Tuesday 28 May 2.30pm. Join Mr. Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes! A unique blend of magic, storytelling, science and bubble art!

If you’ve ever wondered about the name of the theatre, don’t miss Macready on Wednesday 29 May at 7.30pm.

The story of William Charles Macready storms the stage in the UK debut of this acclaimed solo play. Based on the journals of this Victorian theatrical titan and close friend of Charles Dickens, you will witness his passion to revolutionise theatre.

Photo courtesy of Macready Theatre.

Book your tickets for The Festival on the Close, 22 – 26 June 2024. Immerse yourself in a vibrant 5-day celebration of arts and community at the Festival on the Close. World-class entertainment explodes in the heart of Rugby. Dance under the stars to Ibiza anthems with a live orchestra, or be amazed by Britain’s Got Talent finalists, hip-hop crew Flawless. Feel the rhythm with global percussion phenomenon Stomp, or double over with laughter at Manford's Comedy Club featuring Paul Sinha. Don't miss this unforgettable festival experience!

Macready Fringe, Image courtesy of Macready Theatre.

In July there’s the Macready Fringe. From Friday 26 July - Tuesday 30 July 2024 experience new talent before it transfers to the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Highlights include:

Once Upon a Fairytale, Friday 26 July. What happens when the pages of a storybook get stuck together? Can you help the narrator to unravel the fairy tales and put everything back as it should be?

Confessions of a Teletubby, Friday 26 July. Arguments and poo! Sex and swearing! Blood, sweat, tears and giant rabbits! Life on the set of Teletubbies might not have been quite as you imagined…

Robin Boot’s Rockomedy: Master of Punnets, Friday 26 July. Jam-packed with guitar-wielding mayhem, puns galore and general silliness, this is musical comedy turned up to eleven!

Rebels & Patriots. Saturday 27 July. Flabbergast Theatre presents this Israeli-Palestinian co-creation follows four friends and how mandatory conscription to the Israel Defence Forces affects them.

A Montage of Monet, Sunday 28 July. Monet’s paintings are world famous. We all know his water lilies, but how much do we know of the man?

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Monday 29 July. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a mystery tale about the inexorable conflict between good and evil.

3 Couples, 2 Breakups, 1 Barbie and The Berlin Wall, Tuesday 30 July. Eight teenagers (and a Barbie doll) invite you to a joyfully absurd play about love, love, love in all its weird and wonderful forms.

Check out all the upcoming shows that the Macready Theatre has planned:



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