What’s On at the Royal Concert Hall Nottingham in October 2016


Fri 30 Sep – Sat 1 Oct ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER 7.30pm £32.50 – £18

Discounts available for Members, Go Card and Groups

The irresistible dancers of Ailey are back in Nottingham for the first time in six years.  The all-star line-up will include new works by some of today’s most acclaimed choreographers, as well as Ailey classics including Revelations, the most widely-seen modern dance work in the world.

Fri 7 Oct THE HOLLIES (RCH) 7.30pm £28.50 – £25.50

The Hollies perform their classics including The Air That I Breathe, Just One Look, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother and many more.

Tue 11 Oct HALFWAY TO PARADISE: The Billy Fury Story (RCH) 7.30pm £24 Concessions available

The 20th anniversary tour with stunning new screen footage, Billy’s own band, the all original Fury’s Tornados, play live once more with Billy Fury.

Wed 12 Oct THE HALLÉ (RCH) 7.30pm £34.50 – £10 Season subscription packages available

Conductor: Sir Mark Elder, Piano: Stephen Hough

A peerless performer of Brahms, Stephen Hough returns to Nottingham with the epic Second Piano Concerto. It’s very different in mood to Janácek’s darkly compelling overture, Jealousy, but the clouds lift in the concert’s finale with Dvorák’s most upbeat Symphony.

Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Stephen Hough in conversation


Coming to venues across UK and Ireland, the hotly anticipated tour by the acclaimed Professor Brian Cox, OBE will take audiences on a dazzling journey through space and time, delving into ‘high science’ and freewheeling on the edges of the known cosmos.

Sat 15 Oct BEANBAG MUSIC CLUB BIRTHDAY PARTY with MAS Y MAS (RCH) 11am, 1.15pm & 3pm £7 Under 1s £1

It’s party time! Come and celebrate 10 fantastic years of the Beanbag Music Club with Mas Y Mas. For Beanie Bear’s very special birthday Rikki, Rich and Wayne will play all the old favourites like Monkey Face and Jump Like a Flea.

Sat 15 Oct UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN: The Gigasecond Tour (RCH) 7.30pm £23 – £20 Discounts available for Members, Under 16s and Groups

The world renowned all-singing, all-plucking ukulele superstars return with their toe-tapping music, hilarious banter, and sheer entertainment. Last year they celebrated 30 Plucking Years of ukulele action, this year they will have been active for One Billion Seconds.

Sun 16 Oct THE MUSIC OF WOLF HALL (RCH) 3pm £20 – £15 Concessions available, discounts available for Members, Go Card and Groups

The Locrian Ensemble of London, Conductor: Debbie Wiseman, Speaker: Anton Lesser

Accompanying the BBC’s acclaimed TV dramatization of Hilary Mantel’s award-winning novel last year was original music by composer Debbie Wiseman, performed by The Locrian Ensemble of London. Debbie and the ensemble perform selections from her acclaimed score alongside readings from the book by Anton Lesser.

Wed 19 Oct ROSS NOBLE: Brain Dump (RCH) 8pm £25

Famed for his super quick freewheeling style and highly imaginative flights of fancy, a Ross Noble show is always an unmissable event. Join Ross as audience and performer come together for a massive Brain Dump.

Recommended age 15+

Fri 21 Oct CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (RCH) 7.30pm £34.50 – £10 Season subscription packages available

Conductor: Nicholas Collon, Violin: Vilde Frang

Famed for his Hollywood film scores Erich Korngold’s unashamedly Romantic Violin Concerto is a powerfully emotive piece, ideally suited to the expressive style of our soloist, Norwegian Vilde Frang. Inspired by Berlioz’s obsessive love for actress Harriet Smithson, the Symphonie Fantastique is a feverish drama of an artist haunted by the image of his ideal woman. The programme also features Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes.

Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Jonathan James introduces the programme

Mon 24 Oct THE NEXT STEP: Wild Rhythm Tour (RCH) 6pm £40 – £28.50

The Next Step is a Canadian teen TV show that follows the lives of a group of young dancers shown on CBBC in the UK.  Cast members performing on The Next Step Wild Rhythm Tour include Trevor Tordjman, Victoria Baldesarra, Jordan Clark, Brittany Raymond, Myles Erlick, Briar Nolet, Isaac Lupien and Isaiah Peck from The Next Step, and Shane Harte, Sarah Carmosino and Deshaun Clarke from Lost & Found.

Tue 25 Oct THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW (RCH) 7.30pm £39.50 – £28.50 VIP packages from £79

The Australian Pink Floyd Show are back with their 2016 ‘The Best of The Best’ Tour, offering a true homage to Pink Floyd capturing the spirit, the sound and the jaw-dropping staging of the original band.

Wed 26 Oct VAMPIRES ROCK: GHOST TRAIN (RCH) 7.30pm £28 – £26

Amidst the mischief and mayhem, this hilariously funny show features some of the best rock anthems of all time including tracks from Guns & Roses, AC/DC, Meat Loaf and many more.

Thu 27 Oct STEVE BACKSHALL (RCH) 7pm £19.50 Concessions available

Wildlife TV presenter, adventurer, naturalist and children’s author, Steve Backshall, takes the audience on a tour of the real life expeditions that have inspired his books ‘The Falcon Chronicles’ and his new novel in the series, ‘Shark Seas‘. It’s a wild journey, illustrated with photos and films from the depths of the rainforest to the bottom of the ocean.  This talk is suitable for wildlife enthusiasts of all ages. There will be extended Q & As.

Parents are advised that the content might be challenging for very young children.

Fri 28 Oct JIMMY CARR: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour (RCH) 8pm £27.50

Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he’s performed 9 sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across 4 continents. He’s won the British Comedy Award for ‘Best Live Stand-Up Tour’ and been nominated for the Perrier Award. Now all that experience is being put to good use – you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show – this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.

Sat 29 Oct ADAM HILLS: Clown Heart (RCH) 8pm £21

Adam Hills, host of Channel 4’s ground breaking The Last Leg, has fast become one of the most popular comedians in the UK, with 15 solo shows that have toured internationally. His combination of positive, uplifting comedy and rampant spontaneity has seen him receive numerous awards, glowing reviews and a legion of fans around the world.

Sun 30 Oct SUNDAY MORNING PIANO SERIES: ISATA KANNEH-MASON (RCH) 11am £10 including tea, coffee and cake

One of Nottingham’s most acclaimed musicians, Isata was a keyboard finalist in BBC Young Musician of the Year 2014, and with her siblings reached the finals of Britain’s Got Talent, performing to an audience of millions. She takes us on a tour of Europe starting in Poland and France with Chopin and Debussy. Ligeti’s Hungarian folk rhythms lead on to Russian dance, with Italian Guido Agosti’s arrangement of The Firebird.



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