Ultimate Guide

2017 - 2018 Theater Season

Baltimore continues to thrive as a leader in the performing arts world. From state-of-the-art theaters to a world-renowned symphony and a plethora of live performance spaces, there is no shortage of exciting venues in Baltimore where you can enjoy a night out on the town.

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Hippodrome Theater

Center Stage

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Iron Crow Theatre

Everyman Theatre

The Modell Lyric

Hippodrome Theater
Champions of Magic

February 15 - 18
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Presented by RIP Productions & Patriot Artists The five world-class illusionists that make up this mind-bending theatrical production are coming to Baltimore for the very first time, following sell out shows, rave reviews and a run in London’s West End. Catch this incredible show for the whole family in a limited five-performance engagement at the Hippodrome Theatre

Demetri Martin - The Awkward Tour

February 23
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Demetri Martin is a standup comedian, writer, actor and director. He began doing standup comedy in New York City, where he worked as a staff writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien. After working at Conan, Demetri became a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

St. Vincent Fear the Future Tour

March 4
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St. Vincent has announced the “Fear the Future Tour,” her first extended run of dates in over two years. The “Fear The Future Tour” announcement comes in the midst of an eventful year for St. Vincent (nee Annie Clark). The GRAMMY®-winning artist and “bona fide guitar god [and] pop visionary” (Rolling Stone) made her directorial debut in February when ‘The Birthday Party’ from the ‘XX’ horror anthology premiered at the Sundance Film Festival (she also wrote and scored the piece). More recently, she was named ambassador for Record Store Day 2017, recorded a 7” single with John Legend to benefit Planned Parenthood, and unveiled updates to her signature collection of Ernie Ball guitars.

Celtic Woman: Homecoming Tour

March 17
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On a winter’s night in Dublin 14 years ago…an idea. To create a musical show with exceptional talent. Classically and traditionally trained Irish female musicians. Celtic Woman was born. Since its debut, global musical sensation Celtic Woman’s concerts continue to touch the hearts of a huge audience that spans the globe.

Daughtry

March 18
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As the frontman forthe band bearing his name, Daughtry has become one of the most visible and consistent rock & roll torchbearers of the 21st Century. Since rising to prominence on the fifth season of American Idol, he has released four albums, all of which reached the Billboard Top Ten and have combined sales over 8 million copies in the U.S.

School of Rock

March 20 - 25
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SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, “FISTS OF ALL AGES SHALL BE PUMPING!”

Bubble Guppies Live: "Ready to Rock"

April 7
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What time is it? It’s time for Bubble Guppies! Jump into a bubbly world of learning and laughter with Nickelodeon’s Bubble Guppies Live! “Ready to Rock”. Put on your water-wings and dive in to a swimsational musical underwater adventure! The Bubble Guppies are getting ready to rock n’ roll with everyone’s favorite tunes, but when a special band member goes missing, the show can’t go on! With help from Mr. Grouper and giggly little fish, Molly, Gil, and the whole gang embark on a musical expedition as they search every corner of their bubbly world for their friend!

Motown the Musical

April 13 - 15
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Featuring more than 40 classic hits such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” MOTOWN THE MUSICAL tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more.

Rockin' Road to Dublin

April 29
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Presented by Chris Smith & Scott Doherty Rockin’ Road to Dublin combines the art of an Irish dance show, the power of a rock concert, and the finish of a Broadway theatrical production. It's Irish music and dance like you've never experienced, because there is more than one road to the heart of Ireland.

An American in Paris

May 1 - 6
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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award®-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season!

Center Stage
Skeleton Crew

January 25 - March 4, 2018
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State of the nation
From the playwright of Detroit ’67, Skeleton Crew (the third play in Dominique Morisseau’s acclaimed Detroit trilogy) tells the story of four workers at the last exporting auto plant in Detroit struggling to survive as their way of life disappears. Set around 2008, this play vividly portrays the modern struggle in a changing America, and reveals the real people on the factory line. This skeleton crew—the bare minimum number of staff needed to function—is made up of people who keep the vital operations of the plant running in the face of obstacles, rumors, and, eventually, the confirmation of their worst fears. Loyalties are tested and boundaries are crossed as this vibrant team of loyal and proud workers navigate an uncertain future.

Part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival.

George Orwell’s - Animal Farm

March 1 - April 1, 2018
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Once upon a time, the animals revolted
One day on Manor Farm, shortly before his death, an old boar named Major told the other animals about his dream. United by the realization that all animals have a common enemy—man—the animals revolted against the tyranny of forced work. They fought and gained their freedom and established a system of thought, Animalism, based on the wise words of the Major. All animals are comrades. All animals are equal. But as months and years pass, the exalted words of the Major become distorted, and the citizens of Animal Farm come to see that some animals are more equal than others.

SOUL The Stax Musical

May 3 – June 10, 2018
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This world premiere musical tells the story of the Memphis-based Stax Records and the launch of iconic artists—including Otis Redding, The Staple Singers, Isaac Hayes, Booker T & The MG's, Rufus & Carla Thomas, David Porter, Wilson Pickett, Johnny Taylor, and Eddie Floyd—who created the very foundation of American Soul Music.

SOUL The Stax Musical celebrates how music brought Americans together during the early years of the Civil Rights Movement, and continues to bring generations together—from those who remember the early days of R&B, to those who are discovering these phenomenal artists today.

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
Red Velvet

February 2 - 25, 2018
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London, 1833.  A legendary actor falls ill while playing Othello. To save the show, the producer hands the role to Ira Aldridge, an African-American actor. How will the cast and critics react? How will history record the revolution taking place in the theatre?  Based on the true story, award-winning Red Velvet is making its Baltimore debut after wildly popular productions in London and New York.  “Gripping, intelligent, and passionate” – The Financial Times (London).

TELL a TEACHER:   Two school matinees will be scheduled in addition to our main stage productions. For school matinee details, contact Ron Heneghan or Robby Rose by email or call 410.244.8571, Ext. 113.

The Winter’s Tale

March 9 - April 7, 2018
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A jealous king, a lost princess, a comic and generous old shepherd, and a wondrous statue unite in a compelling fable of obsession, redemption, and rebirth. This beautiful and beguiling story follows the travails of a royal family torn apart by a false accusation of infidelity. Husband, wife, and daughter endure a dramatic separation that will, in a faraway springtime, yield fresh chances for each to find love.

Alice In Wonderland

April 27 - May 27, 2018
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This fantastical tale, full of clever wordplay and timeless characters, is as beloved by adults as by children. Animals speak in riddles, nonsense makes sense, and the adventures of young Alice reveal her pluck, intelligence, and imagination. Bring your kids! Bring your parents!

Tell a teacher: Four school matinees will be scheduled in addition to our main stage productions. For school matinee details, contact Ron Heneghan or Robby Rose by email or call 410.244.8571, Ext. 113.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

June 22 - July 29, 2018
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Outdoors at the PFI Historic Park
On the eve of a royal wedding,  a quartet of lovers and a motley group of amateur actors visit a fairy-filled forest. When the worlds of mortals and fairies cross paths, mischief and mayhem follow – along with maybe the funniest scene Shakespeare ever wrote. Bring a picnic and share an enchanting night of romantic comedy under the stars in the PFI Historic Park, Ellicott City, our festival-style summer theatre home.

Iron Crow Theatre
Corpus Christi

April 6-15, 2018

Born in Corpus Christi, Texas in the 1950s, Joshua is a gay man who also happens to be the son of God. Terrence McNally’s contentious work is a modern queer retelling of the gospels depicting Jesus and the Apostles as gay men living in modern-day Texas. Known as the queer passion play, Corpus Christi follows Joshua from his birth in a seedy motel room to his senior prom, from gay disco to death by crucifixion. Often called blasphemous by religious protestors, this controversial play thoughtfully reframes the identity of the Christ figure while unpacking his essential lessons of love and faith.

Of Special Note: Premiering in New York City in 1998, The New York Times published an article linking the uproar in response to the production to the death of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard. Matthew Shepard's death inspired the creation of The Laramie Project to be proudced by Iron Crow Theatre in June of 2018.

Please note that Corpus Christi explores mature themes, contains adult language, sexual content and violence.
Corpus Christi may not be suitable for patrons under the age of 18.

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The Laramie Project

June 15-24, 2018

In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old openly gay student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, beaten, tortured, and left to die - tied to a fence in the middle of a prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming simply for being gay. His name was Matthew Shepard. Shepard's murder brought national and international attention to the lack of hate crime legislation across the nation and forced a small community to wrestle with it's identity on both the local and national levels. In this groundbreaking docudrama, Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project capture the human voice of Laramie.

With just 8 actors playing over 60 roles, The Laramie Project weaves together interviews, journal entries, and published news reports to create a breathtaking theatrical collage exploring the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

Please note that The Laramie Project explores mature themes, contains adult language, and graphic retellings of violence. The Laramie Project may not be suitable for patrons under the age of 16.

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Everyman Theatre
Long Day's Journey Into Night

January 31 - March 4, 2018
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What begins as an ordinary summer day at the Connecticut home of the Tyrone family morphs into a night filled with foggy, drink-laced demons where long-buried secrets are revealed—and once exposed cannot be ignored. A long-revered showcase for tour-de-force performances, Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece (published posthumously) lays bare what we all know to be true: the ardor of familial love cannot always protect you. Long Day’s Journey Into Night is an autobiographical insight into its late, legendary playwright—and a compassionately brutal look at one family’s struggle to fight for and love itself.

Aubergine

March 14 - April 15, 2018
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When words fail, a home-cooked meal transcends differences in this touching story of intergenerational connectedness, forgiveness and the sweetest spice of life: love. As a Korean family struggles to relate across emotional and cultural divides, it’s the ingredients they share in common that lead to understanding. A perceptive and lyrical exploration of the act of cooking as a form of expression, Aubergine is a mouthwatering meditation on the beauty of life where hope is no mere ingredient—it’s the main course.

The Book of Joseph

May 9 - June 10, 2018
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Like so many great mysteries, it all began in an attic with a dusty old suitcase... The discovery of a stash of letters stamped with Swastikas opens clues to an untold family history spanning multiple generations in The Book of Joseph—the gripping true story of resilience and truth-tracking determination spanning Baltimore and beyond. Richard Hollander’s book, Every Day Lasts a Year: A Jewish Family’s Correspondence from Poland, is brought to the stage in this mesmerizing new adaptation that restores a family’s uncharted legacy—celebrated by revelation and remembrance.

The Modell Lyric
Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest of Your Life

February 16 @ 8:00 pm
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Multi award-winning comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short are set to reunite on stage with the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko.

The evening includes stand-up, film clips, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business. Martin and Short will also be joined by the Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers, the bluegrass band with which Martin frequently performs, and pianist Jeff Babko.

Justin Moore: Hell on a Highway Tour

February 22 @ 7:30 pm
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“Hell On A Highway Tour” is Moore’s fourth headlining tour, having just wrapped up his “American Made Tour” with Lee Brice back in April and will span seven months, taking the Arkansas native from coast to coast.

Justin Moore’s long-awaited fourth studio album KINDA DON’T CARE earned the singer his third consecutive No. 1 album debut and features his chart-topping singles “You Look Like I Need A Drink” and “Somebody Else Will.” His next single, the title track from the album, impacts Country radio on September 18. The project is chock-full of new music with 16 tracks on the deluxe version and skyrocketed to No. 1 on the iTunes Country chart upon release. The Arkansas native spent three years putting the project together, which serves as a follow up to his second No. 1 album release, OFF THE BEATEN PATH. Moore holds seven No. 1’s under his signature white cowboy hat including “Point At You” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll” as well as seven Top 10 hits. The Valory Music Co. recording artist has earned multiple ACM, ACA and ACC Awards nominations. He has shared the stage with Hank Williams Jr., Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and Brantley Gilbert and recently wrapped his co-headline AMERICAN MADE TOUR with Lee Brice.

CHEFS: The Sizzling Kitchen Showdown

March 1 @ 8:00 pm
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Feast your eyes on CHEFS!  These hilarious (and delicious) hunks give you a peek behind the apron as they slice, dice, and spice things up in the kitchen through a series of escalating culinary challenges where the stakes are high: if they lose a challenge, they lose their shirt.  Literally.  CHEFS  is a fully interactive experience where you will vote for the winner and may even join the boiling hot chefs on-stage for uproarious cooking demonstrations.  Outrageously bold and hysterically funny, CHEFS  is “too hot for TV,” making it the perfect night out!

All ticket holders must be 18 years or above.

Jeanne Robertson

March 3 @ 7:00 pm
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At 73 years young, Jeanne Robertson continues to charm audiences with her humorous observations about life around her.  This former Miss North Carolina, standing tall at six-foot-two, has an infectious personality, heart and sense of humor.

With eight nationally released DVDs, three books, hundreds of hours on SiriusXM satellite radio and over 41 million YouTube hits, the demand for Robertson’s family-friendly and engaging brand of comedy has grown exponentially. Some of her most popular anecdotes include “Don’t Go to Vegas Without A Baptist,” “Don’t Bungee Jump Naked”, and “Don’t Send a Man to the Grocery Store.”

Robertson’s witty depiction of everyday situations never fails to have audiences of all ages rolling with laughter. Don’t miss this performance by a truly funny lady!

Alice Cooper Live

March 4 @ 8:00 pm
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“PARANORMAL is like 12 great episodes of The Twilight Zone,” laughs Alice Cooper, “each song tells its own twisted little tale.” Yes, the inimitable King of Shock Rock is back with his first album of original material in six years. It’s a weird and wonderful collection of guitar-driven delights, but what else would you expect from the composer of beautifully warped classics like “Under My Wheels,” “I’m Eighteen” and “Billion Dollar Babies”?

Produced by long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Deep Purple), and featuring guests like ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr., Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover, as well as a highly anticipated mini-reunion of the original Alice Cooper band members, Paranormal is full of surprises and riveting turns.

Patricia Racette

March 11 @ 3:00 pm
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Soprano Patricia Racette has appeared in the most acclaimed opera houses of the world including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Canadian Opera Company, Royal Opera House, La Scala, Paris Opéra, Theater an der Wien, Teatro Liceu, and the Bayerische Staatsoper. Established as a great interpreter of Janáček and Puccini, she has gained particular acclaim for her portrayals of the title roles of Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Jenůfa, Kátya Kabanová, and all three lead soprano roles in Il Trittico. Her repertory now expands to include triumphant portrayals of Strauss’s Salome, Minnie in La Fanciulla del West, Katerina in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, and Elle in La voix humaine.  She has been a favorite on The Met: Live in HD series as both leading lady in Madama Butterfly, Tosca, and Peter Grimes as well as the celebrated host for multiple other productions.

Nightwish

March 13 @ 8:15 pm
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As four guys looking like they’re fresh out of high-school and a girl in leatherpants played at the legendary rock-venue Lepakko in Helsinki, Finland, no-one could’ve known that one day they would be performing gigantic tours and would become the most successful band to ever come from Finland with album sales in figures with more than six digits, well known by their name NIGHTWISH. From their first album, “Angels Fall First” onwards, Nightwish gradually grew, or rather evolved.

The Decades 2018 tour will showcase popular songs and never before performed cuts from the band’s deep catalog of music.  Additionally, every ticket will include a special Decades Tour CD which will be distributed at the concert.  A limited number of VIP Meet and Greet tickets will be available at every tour stop as well through the band’s fanclub, Enterthevault.com.

Romeo and Juliet

March 18 @ 2:00 pm
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Explore the depths of love, fate, and tragedy as Romeo and Juliet experience them on the path of the “star-crossed”—a path of chaos and passion rushing them into death and despair where their tragic sacrifice brings the hope of redemption.

Audience favorites Alexander Collen and Nicole Kelsch star as the young lovers whose courage and passion defy division, darkness, and death, in the meaningless dispute between their two families.  Fate personified as a Gypsy Fortune Teller, danced by Lynne Bellinger, leads the lovers down the path of tragic inevitability as they struggle to come to grips with the forces surrounding them.  “Juliet is one of the most coveted roles for a ballerina to dance,” explains Artistic Director Dianna Cuatto.  “Of the tragedies from ballet’s past, only it and the role of Odette/Odile from Swan Lake stand together in that category,” she continues, “and Nicole Kelsch’s interpretation is really marvelous to experience!” Don’t miss the opportunity when Romeo & Juliet leaps from the page to the stage at BTM’s Resident Theater—The Modell Lyric.

Miguel

March 21 @ 8:00 pm
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Featuring Special Guests SiR AND NONCHALANT SAVANT 

Over the last decade, Miguel’s established himself as one of R&B’s most sonic fabulists, a consummate artist unafraid to follow his impulses wherever they lead him. His fourth studio full-length, War & Leisure, is his most ambitious and stunning project yet, a perfect blend of forward-thinking production and melodic delights that more than embody the duality hinted at in the album’s title. This is Miguel fusing the two halves of his creative id—the restless experimentalist and the crowd-pleasing hit maker that millions of fans adore—to reach a new peak in artistic achievement.

 

Every online pair of tickets purchased includes one physical or digital copy of Miguel’s latest album, War & Leisure. You will receive an additional email after your purchase with instructions on how to redeem your album. One album per every pair of tickets. US/CAN residents only. Not valid for Fan to Fan Resale.

Disney Junior Dance Party Live!

April 12 @ 6:00 pm
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Are you ready to DANCE?!? Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour is an ALL NEW interactive live concert experience. Sing along to Disney Junior’s greatest hits with your favorite characters: Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Sofia The First, Puppy Dog Pals, Elena of Avalor, Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, The Lion Guard and more! Kids of all ages and their families are invited to get up and dance, play games and join the biggest dance party around!

Wild Kratts LIVE!

April 15 @ 1:00 pm
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Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, “come to real life” in a classically Wild Kratts story.  Off “To the Creature Rescue!” the Emmy nominated Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal ‘wow facts’ the Wild Kratts team rescues their favorite invention from Zach’s clutches so the animals of the creature world are safe once again.

Wild Kratts LIVE! is created for the stage by the imaginative minds of Martin Kratt and Chris Kratt from Zooboomafoo, Kratt’s Creatures and Be the Creature. The Kratt Brothers’ national tours draw tens of thousands of creature-crazy kids and their families and the not-for-profit Kratt Brothers Creature Hero Society, together with kids, has successfully protected critical wildlife habitats through the creation of nature reserves.

Brit Floyd: Eclipse World Tour

April 26 @ 8:00 pm
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Performing songs from Pink Floyd’s best-loved and biggest selling albums, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and The Division Bell plus much much more

Brit Floyd, the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show returns to the stage in 2018 for a very special ’45th Anniversary’ retrospective of Pink Floyd’s iconic 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon.

Having sold in excess of 45 million copies and judged by many as the greatest rock album of all time, The Dark Side of the Moon was an ambitious psychedelic masterpiece that redefined rock itself and propelled Pink Floyd and its members to rock immortality.

Each night Brit Floyd will perform classic tracks from The Dark Side of the Moon alongside gems from Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and The Division Bell plus lots more.

The Brit Floyd show has truly become a phenomenon, widely regarded as the world’s greatest live tribute to Pink Floyd. Faithfully recreating the scale and pomp of the final 1994 Division Bell tour, complete with a stunning million dollar light show, large circle screen and arch plus moving lights, lasers, inflatables and theatrics. A Brit Floyd show really is as close as fans will get to experiencing the magnificence of a Pink Floyd show live.

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