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Grimsby Theatre Shows and Venues

Grimsby offers two main venues for theatre shows: Grimsby Auditorium and Caxton Theatre. Adults often flock to the Caxton Theatre because of the adult-oriented lineup of shows, but the Auditorium is also a popular choice that has a good lineup of kid’s shows, too.

If you’re in the mood for a show, these are the two venues you’ll want to visit.

Grimsby Auditorium

The Grimsby Auditorium is one of the town’s biggest venues, and people from across the UK come to the venue to take in the shows. The venue is located on Cromwell Road, with a 350-car parking lot.

There are also 10 coach parking spaces.

Ample parking in the front and on the side of the venue allows guests quick entrance into the venue.

Booking Information

Booking is best done online, but guests can also book their tickets:

  • Via telephone
  • In person

Concessions are available during certain shows. Concessions may include:

  • Groups
  • Seniors
  • Unemployed
  • Students
  • Family
  • Early bird
  • Schools

Groups that want to book tickets should call the venue ahead of time to make arrangements.

Access

The staff is willing to make every guest’s visit welcoming and comfortable. Handicap guests will enjoy 12 wheelchair spaces in the venue. There is also disability-friendly:

  • Infrared sound amplification
  • Toilet facilities

Disabled car parking facilities, baby stations and a social story guide are available. Service dogs are allowed in the venue.

Seating Options

Three rows of seating are available: balcony, circle and stalls. The stalls are on the ground floor and provide optimal seating for guests. The circle is a good compromise and offers an above-stage view.

The balcony has ample seating, too, with the best overhead views.

Refreshments and Food

Ample refreshments and food are available at the Grimsby Theatre. The refreshment facilities include:

  • 2 fully licensed, well-stocked bars
  • Coffee station
  • Ice cream
  • Kiosk

Guests can eat before the show or afterwards, providing that the bars are open. There are ample eateries around the venue to eat after the show, too.

Operating Hours

The Grimsby Auditorium maintains the following operation hours (subject to change):

  • Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm
  • Saturday: 12pm – 6pm

The facilities open one hour prior to shows on Sundays. The venue will close 15 minutes after the start of the show, so make sure you arrive on time.

What’s On: Popular Shows

Grimsby Auditorium has an ever-changing schedule of shows. The venue has:

  • Comedies
  • Musicals
  • Concerts
  • Plays
  • Ballet

And so much more. “The King is Back” featuring an Elvis cover band is a popular show along with many cover bands that are live.

Popular shows going on this year are:

  • Cinderella, featuring the Vienna Festival Ballet
  • Totally Tina
  • Champions of Magic
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Whitney
  • Dance is Life, featuring Giovanni Pernice

The Auditorium also features their own shows throughout the year.

Caxton Theatre

The Caxton Theatre is said to be more “adult-oriented,” but both theatres provide ample opportunities for adults to have fun. This is an intimate venue with seating for 184 people. What’s really special about this theatre is that there are eight production produced by the theatre every year.

Guests can see one-of-a-kind productions that they would never see anywhere else at Caxton.

Booking Information

Guests can book their tickets for a show online or at the theatre (ahead of the show’s date).

Access

Guests with disabilities or limited mobility will find dedicated wheelchair seats for users and their companions each night of a production. But the week before opening night, these seats will be open to the public if they aren’t reserved for wheelchair users

Operating Hours

All guests are required to be in their seats by 7:30pm. If guests aren’t in their seats by the time the lights go down, they may be required to wait for an opportune moment where seating can be done safely at the discretion of a staff member.

Shows begin at 7:30pm every day of the week except Sunday when the venue is closed. Shows are 2 hours and 15 minutes long on average.

What's On

The venue has ample shows for guests to come and see:

  • Animal Farm
  • Home is Where Your Clothes Are
  • The Sounds of Simon
  • Clueless
  • Dirty Dusting
  • Steptoe and Son
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Hancock’s Half Hour

There’s always something fun and exciting going on at the theatre. Prices are often £10 or less for tickets, so it’s an affordable venue that’s perfect for low-budget tourists or locals that want to see a show.

The theatre’s seating is comfortable, and the sets and costumes are top-notch. Parking is available on-site.

Inside the theatre is a bar to grab refreshments and a snack.

The venue also allows guests to come to the reading of a play as well as the auditions. Gift vouchers are available for as low as £8 a ticket.

Grimsby’s Auditorium and The Caxton Theatre both provide some of the best shows in England.