Internationally renowned singer, composer and actor David Essex OBE has announced his first major tour in over four years. The 21 date UK tour taking place in November will see him perform much loved hits spanning over his entire 50 year repertoire.... Read more >>
Internationally renowned singer, composer and actor David Essex OBE has announced his first major tour in over four years. The 21 date UK tour taking place in November will see him perform much loved hits spanning over his entire 50 year repertoire.
David first shot to fame when he went to an audition for the London production of the musical Godspell and was chosen by enthusiastic US producers for the role of Jesus. He received major awards and some ecstatic reviews which saw him lead a cast at the Roundhouse and then at the West End for two years.
Since then David Essex has enjoyed a remarkable career that has combined concerts, records, theatre, composing, films and television with striking success. He has written, recorded and produced albums that have sold millions of copies worldwide. He’s also had twenty-three Top 30 singles in Britain alone. These include the Grammy© nominated Rock On which not only topped the charts in Britain and the USA but sold over one million copies. Subsequent singles followed such as Lamplight, Hold Me Close and Gonna Make You A Star which made David a household name. Mayhem ensued throughout the UK, with crowds for his concerts resembling Beatlemania and traffic stopping whenever he appeared.
David has continued to this day to produce and write albums including 2013’s Reflections and has contributed to stage and screen with the likes of Silver Dream Machine taken from Silver Dream Racer, in which he starred.
Acting credits also include That'll Be The Day, its sequel Stardust, Traveller, The Guvnors, Black Prince and more recently BBC TV's EastEnders as the head of the Moon family. Theatre credits include outstanding performances in Evita, Boogie Nights 2, Footloose, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects Of Love, plus his own musicals Mutiny! and All The Fun Of The Fair.
David is currently appearing at London’s Dominion Theatre in the stage version The War Of The Worlds as The Voice Of Humanity until April 30th. This is the first time since he recorded on the original double album in 1978 that he has appeared with the production. Lastly if that wasn’t enough, David has also written a bestselling poetry book Travelling Tinker Man & Other Rhymes plus two successful autobiographies A Charmed Life and Over The Moon, the latter a Number 1 Sunday Times Bestseller.
David Essex is the only artiste in the world to have achieved success in all areas of entertainment and this new tour will celebrate just that. David is a unique talent who continues to break boundaries and has a success story that goes on and on and on. On the tour Essex said:
"I'm looking forward to getting back on the road with my band for probably my final concert tour, I'll be missing you”
Booking fees will be added to each ticket as follows:
General Tickets: £29.75 - £39.75 + Booking Fees: £2.90 - £3.90
In addition, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £2.85 Transaction fee.
All Super Seats include choice of nibble box, welcome drink and programme or theatre gift.
Regent Theatre Visual Story: a visual resource to help prepare visitors for a new experience and to help them become familiar with new surroundings and what to expect. Click here to download itCinderella: The 2.00pm performance on Monday 19 December is a relaxed performance aimed towards access patrons
There is lift access to all levels of the theatre from our foyer (with audible announcer).
On arrival at the theatre there are 9 steps leading from the front doors to the theatre foyer. If you bear to your left on entering he doors we have a small lift suitable for wheelchair users and buggies.
There are designated wheelchair space on both auditorium levels:
x 4 spaces Circle Row B
Accessed by lift
x 4 spaces in Stalls Row U
Accessed by lift
Row E in the stalls can accommodate between 1 and 18 wheelchair users
Accessed by flat level from foyer
Box Office, cloakroom and bars all have low level counters.
Backstage Tours are accessible to wheelchair users.
We have an infra-red sound enhancement system in the auditorium. Using a headset (without a hearing aid) or one that is worn around the neck (with a hearing aid) you can boost the volume of the performance. There is no charge for using the headsets which you can collect from the box office.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre and we will provide water for them on request.
There are accessible toilets in the Foyer, the Stalls Bar and the Circle bar.
The Regent Theatre is situated in Stoke-on-Trent City Centre (Hanley), easily accessible from the M6, junctions 15 and 16, and from the A50. Follow the prominent brown tourism signs for the Cultural Quarter and then Theatres. Ample secure parking nearby (£1 eves).
By bus or coach:
Drop off space for coaches and parking nearby. Please contact the Groups Hotline 0844 871 7619 (Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge) for details or for information about alternative coach parking. The Regent Theatre is a five minute walk from the city centre bus station.
Frequent trains to Stoke-on-Trent from towns in the surrounding area. Stoke-on-Trent railway station is a 10 minute bus ride or taxi drive away.
Book online: Use the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 7649 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 0844 871 7619 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Access Bookings: 0844 871 7677 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
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Please note tickets cannot currently be collected from the Tourist Information Centre.
The Regent Theatre box office is open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm (closes fifteen minutes after the start of a performance if there is a show on)
Customers wishing to book tickets for The Victoria Hall our other venue need to do so at The Regent Theatre