Upcoming Events

Everything Stops For New Years Tea
1 February
Barry Norman's Favourite Films
5 February
Dance Extravaganza
6 February
The Elvis Years
7 February
The WOW Show
8 February
RSC Live Screening: Love Labours Lost
11 February
Jurassic Adventures
13 February
to 14 February
Film: Valentine Special - Casablanca - Cert U
14 February
Boyband Explosion
15 February
Live Screening: Norma
17 February
NT Encore Family Screening: Treasure Island - Suitable for Ages 10+
18 February
Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive
19 February
Count Arthur Strong
20 February
Banff Film Festival
21 February
The Chuckles of Oz
22 February
Behind the Scenes Tour at 11am
23 February
Encore Screening: Daryl Hall & John Oates - Recorded Live in Dublin
25 February
Rhapsody Queen
26 February
Film: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) & The Ghoul (1933) Double Bill - Cert PG
27 February
2015 Chinese New Year Extravaganza
28 February
The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents Rigoletto
4 March
RSC Encore Screening: Loves Labours Won
5 March
Film: Jessie Matthews Double Bill featuring Gangway (1937) & Evergreen (1934) - Cert U
6 March
Organ Concert Coffee Morning
7 March
Roy Orbison and Friends with Barry Steele
7 March
Romiley Operatic Society presents HAIRSPRAY
10 March
to 14 March
Cafe Restaurant: Mothers Day Special
15 March
The Wedding Singer
20 March
to 21 March
Hamlet Screening
23 March
Behind the Scenes Tour at 11am
23 March
NT Encore Screening: Behind The Beautiful Forevers
24 March
A Night of Dirty Dancing
25 March
The Good Old Days of Variety
26 March
Film: Now Voyager - Cert U
27 March
Sophie Dee School of Dance
29 March
NT Encore Screening: A View From The Bridge
30 March
English National Opera Encore Screening: La Traviata
31 March
San Fansisco Opera Screening: Showboat
1 April
Ray Quinn
2 April
Film: Alfie - Cert 15
3 April
Beauty and The Beast - Easter Panto - starring Bobby Davro and Dani Harmer
4 April
Hamlet Screening
8 April
Sex in Suburbia starring Claire Sweeney - Adults Only
9 April
Essence of Ireland
10 April
Dave Spikey - Punchlines - Suitable for 16+
11 April
Dominic Kirwan & Mary Duff - Together in Concert
12 April
Sing-a-long-a Frozen - Age recommendation 5+
14 April
The Life and Times of Jim Reeves
15 April
The Magic of Motown
16 April
69 Shades of Black starring Faye Tozer - Adults Only
17 April
Ken Dodd's Happiness Show
18 April
23 April
Josephine Tewson - Still Keeping Up Appearances?
25 April
That'll Be The Day
26 April
Behind the Scenes Tour at 11am
27 April
NT Encore Screening: The Hard Problem - Cert 12A
30 April
Film: Carry On Doctor plus Evening After Film Q&A with Anita Harris - Cert PG
1 May
Cafe Restaurant: May Everything Stop for Tea?...Oh yes it does!
3 May
Albert Lee & Hogans Heroes
4 May
Basil Brush
10 May
Saturday Night Bee Gees
14 May
The Bradshaws in Goosed
15 May
Behind the Scenes Tour at 11am
18 May
Encore Screening: The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan directed by Mike Leigh
19 May
Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft
20 May
Film: Vertigo - Cert PG
22 May
NT Encore: Man & Superman (Cert 12A)
29 May
Back to Broadway
31 May
We'll Meet Again
2 June
Pasha Kovalev Life Through Dance
4 June
The Billy Fury Years
5 June
Let's Hang On
12 June
Danny Oliver's Michael Jackson Eternity
13 June
Christie Fundraising Event
14 June
Film: Quadrophenia - Cert 18
19 June
Behind the Scenes Tour at 11am
29 June
English National Opera Live Screening: Carmen
1 July
Film: Guys and Dolls - Cert U
3 July
Film: Jaws - Cert 12A
4 July
Organ Concert Coffee Morning
4 July
Joe McElderry
11 July
Cafe Restaurant: Gatsby Murder Mystery
17 July
RSC Live Screening: The Merchant of Venice
22 July
Film: The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands - Cert U
24 July
Princes of Pop
25 July
Cafe Restaurant: Everything Stops for Summertime Tea
26 July
Behind the Scenes Tour at 11am
27 July
Behind the Scenes Tour at 11am
24 August
The Cinema Organ Socirty and The Plaza presents Silent Film Events featuring Nigel Ogden
30 August
10 September
Five Star Swing - The Big Band
27 September
The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents La Traviata
2 October
Mad About The Musicals starring Gareth Gates and Michael Courtney
3 October
Organ Concert Coffee Morning
10 October
Elkie Brooks
17 October
Behind the Scenes Tour at 11am
19 October
Psychic Sally On The Road
20 October
Stockport Operatic Society - Kiss Me Kate
27 October
to 31 October
Behind the Scenes Tour at 11am
16 November
Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs
4 December
to 10 January

Plaza News - Click below for latest news

Cafe Restaurant


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Welcome to our regular update on the Plaza’s exciting restoration and refurbishment, Phase 1 of which was made possible with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund providing a grant of £1.9 million, The North West Regional Development Agency providing £650,000 and Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council assisting with a pledge of £300,000 alongside the donations raised from the general public at events and during post show collections all of which have enabled us to save and restore your Plaza Super Cinema and Variety Theatre back to her former 1930’s art deco glory.

The Plaza is still fundraising to continue the next stages of our ongoing maintenance and restoration therefore if you could support us in any way, whether donating a £1 or more on our just giving site to sponsoring a seat plaque, giving to our bucket collections after a screening or show or simply sending a donation we will be eternally grateful

Detailed below is the latest information regards our 2013/14 Restoration works successfully completed alongside the scheduled works, funds permitting, to be actioned from January 2015 onwards following your support in our future fundraising events.

Keep visiting our site for regular updates and images as your Plaza is restored to her original glory and we look forward to welcoming you to our varied and exciting stage and screen presentations alongside our fully restored Café Lounge which is open daily - Monday to Saturday for light lunches and teas in an environment to evoke the glamour of our 1930’s gem.

Ted Doan
General Manager

Restoration Update - Projects Completed by The Stockport Plaza Trust in 2013/14

  • Complete authentic seating replacement & bespoke carpet to circle - £500,000
  • Extension of General Office to accomodate additional staff - £22,000
  • Complete clean and re-leather of Compton Organ and organ chamber restoration £42,000 (£40,000 insurance funded)
  • Office air-conditioning - £3,500
  • Number of small projects including restaurant coat stands and additional Lloyd-loom seating funding by friends of The Plaza
  • Computer and IT system refresh - £3,500
  • Decoration of one dressing room - £250
  • Stage flooring replacement in authentic maple - £12,000
  • Stage lantern replacement - £6,000
  • Reinstatement pf original circle rake - £100,000
  • Installation of pass door circle to back stage - £1,000
  • Installation of cinema surround system to stalls - £1,000
  • Installation of circle sales point - £1,500

Project Aspirations 2015

  • Replace glass in Compyon illuminated surround with exact replica of 1932 original approximate cost £8,500
  • Additional work on Compton Organ to complete full restoration not covered by insurance funding - £9,000
  • Re-plastering of ceilings over staircases and redecoration of same together with building decorative 'touch up' - £7,000 (£4,000 I/F)
  • Painting of decorative outdoor vistas to auditorium stage front and balcony - £2,500
  • Installation of bespoke sound system including 'hidden' loudspeakers circa £100,000
  • Repair, cleaning and refinishing terazzo stair surfaces to main staircase - £9,000
  • Silver foil application to main ceiling dome, including access equipment - £25,000
  • Re-plastering of projection box and damp proofing of rectifier room - £2,500
  • Replacement authentic 1930's style boiler and coffee machine for restaurant - £6,000
  • Various small decorative items to complete the project inclduing display boards, paintings, Lloyd-Loom furniture in lounge and 30's decorative pieces approximately £3,500
  • Installation of coolers in key sales areas - £1,500
  • Reconfiguration of kitchen annex area to benefit additional space - £5,500
  • Improved securing to box office and chip & pin installation - £1,500
  • Bespoke 'Plaza Logo' crockers - £8,000
  • Decoration of remaining dressing rooms - £2,000
  • Provision of air-conditioning to back stage dressing room areas £25,000


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The Plaza, Mersey Square, Stockport, Cheshire. SK1 1SP
Booking Line: 0161 477 7779 • Admin Line: 0161 480 3818 • Group Booking Line: 0843 208 1495
Email: boxoffice@stockportplaza.co.uk • www.stockportplaza.co.uk