The Shire Hall is a multi-functional building used for community hires such as parties, wedding receptions and fund-raising events. It is also used as an arts centre with live music, theatre, comedy and cinema.

What's On

August 2024

Northern Soul Roadshow

Experience a night of Northern Soul, MC’d and curated by onstage DJ with a live 9 piece band, including all the classics from one of the most iconic era’s in british culture, taking you back to the halcyon days of the Twisted Wheel, Wigan Casino et al. Featuring huge anthems such as ‘Out on the floor’, ‘Turnin’ my heartbeat up’, ‘The snake’, ‘Do I love you’ and many more

Saturday 31st August, 8.00pm

September 2024


After nearly a decade, Ash JD Baker former Angus in "Livewire the AC/DC show" makes his long awaited return to the School uniform. Joining him, former band mate and incredible vocalist Gary John Jenkins will be reprising his role of Bon Scott, Recreating the sound and stage presence of AC/DC in the late 70's. After their stupendous show at the Shire Hall last year Ash informed us that it had been their first ever stand alone gig, you wouldn't have thought it, imagine how good they are now a year on?! Alongside them enters Dave Parker on bass who has held down the thundering low end in AC/DC bands for the last decade. Citing both Cliff and Mark as major influences, he meticulously perfected their tone, musical approach, playing style and attack. Matthew Nixon on rhythm guitar bringing a young Malcolm back to life with aN accurate take on his signature tone and playing style. Joining them is Drummer Al Cormell mastering the swing and groove of Phil Rudd and providing a huge wall of sound for the perfect backdrop! From High Voltage to Highway to hell, SIN CITY will take you on a journey through the years of AC/DC with Bon Scott...

Friday 6th September, 8.00pm

CODA: A tribute to Led Zeppellin

Following their barnstorming, sell out show last year it was only a matter of time before we got them back again...CODA - a Tribute to Led Zeppelin are Europe's most authentic and exciting Led Zeppelin tribute band, replicating the power,excitement and magic of a Led Zeppelin show like no other. They are the only proper four-piece Zep tribute band in Europe that looks and sounds as close to the real thing as possible, featuring authentic-looking and sounding instruments as well as incredible, hand-made replica costumes that will take you back to the time when the Gods of Rock ruled the world!

Saturday 7th September, 8.00pm


Hope & Social, eight hoodlums who play all-out, ballsy, joyous and uplifting music to win the hearts of many a gig-goer throughout their ten-year tenure as one of the UK’s hardest working bands. Hope and Social gigs are a bewildering mix of chaos and superlative musicianship, built on some of the finest songs you’ll ever hear, and garnished with generous portion of Northern, self deprecating humour. With a 3 piece horn section and 5 part harmonies, Hope and Social make a massive sound that draws influence from soul, indie, folk, disco and art rock. You’ll sing, you’ll dance, you’ll smile so much your face will hurt. Think Dexys. Think The Hold Steady. Think the grooviest, funnest bar band you can imagine! This Howden Live show will sell out a long way in advance, 84 tickets went in less than two and a half days of their being put on sale, don’t miss it!

Saturday 21st September, 8.00pm

Alchemy Live- The Music of Dire Straits

Alchemy Live bring to life the classic era of Dire Straits from the early 80s, playing all the hits including Sultans of Swing, Money for Nothing, Tunnel of Love, Brothers In Arms and many more. This show isn't about dressing up in 80s clothes, nor is it a lookalike competition, Alchemy Live are all about faithfully recreating the sound & feel of the music, each song is a re-enactment of a specific performance by the original band. As the name suggests, many of the song versions are taken from the multi platinum selling double live album "Alchemy Live", generally recognised to be one of the best live albums ever recorded. The band also revisit other legendary Dire Straits performances such as Live Aid in 1985 and their final tour in 1992 as featured on the final live album "On the Night" recorded at Arena of Nimes, France.

Friday 27th September, 8.00pm

October 2024

Beautiful Couch

Emulating two of Hull's most popular exports (apart from chip spice) The Beautiful South and The Housemartins. The Beautiful Couch first formed in 2002, playing all over the country. 'The Couch' built up a loyal following and a huge reputation in the tribute band world. The Beautiful Couch will be performing all the hits from The Beautiful South and The Housemartins including the ones that you thought that you'd forgotten.

Saturday 5th October, 8.00pm


The most accurate sounding tribute show to Johnny CASH on the planet ... That is what they say about Keep it Cash. The band is a labour of love and a product of many years of hard work and dedication. Expect a note perfect musical journey from the humble gospel beginnings of the Tennessee two, right through to the final and emotional American Recordings. Keep it Cash proudly centre their tribute show around the uncanny natural sound-alike quality of Dave Burnham's voice. They began rehearsing back in 2001, playing their first gigs around 2002 in pubs and small venues.

Friday 18th October, 8.00pm


“She has the power to draw an audience into her world, leaving all those present with a smile, and a few issues to ponder, too” - Time Out With a pure silken voice and lyrics that inspire and captivate, Martha Tilston has developed a successful musical career with a large and loyal following. She has performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages and festivals, recorded and released several critically acclaimed albums, gained a nomination for BBC best newcomer, appeared as a guest vocalist for Zero 7, toured internationally and worked with the some of the world’s most inspiring performers including Damien Rice, Nick Harper, Kate Temptest, Roddy Frame (Aztec Camera) and Zero 7.

Saturday October 19th, 2000

November 2024


The Smiths Utd bring the sound of the Smiths & Morrissey back to Howden Shire Hall in 2024 as part of a busy year touring the UK as one the best sounding tributes to this classic band. Playing all the bands classic songs, it promises to be a fabulous night but beware of flying gladioli!!

Friday 1st November, 8.00pm


‘Fire and Rain’ is not a tribute or sound-a-like act. It’s simply a collection of six of the best musicians from the North of England coming together to play music they love. Expect the classic James Taylor songs including ‘Steamroller Blues’, ‘Shower the People’, ‘Fire and Rain’ and, of course, ’You’ve got a Friend’ plus many other classics played with skill, passion, emotion, humour and humility. ‘Fire and Rain’ are all highly regarded musicians in their own right and include Tom Townsend (Lead Guitar and vocals), Rich Adams (Acoustic Guitar, vocals and triangle!) and Mark Gordon (Keyboards), Rowan Oliver (percussion) with Paul Tilley (Drums) and Bob Walker (bass).

Friday 2nd November, 8.00pm


Roll up, roll up, for a rip-roaring magical musical tour through the back catalogue of the world’s greatest ever band. Every song is a winner in this note-perfect musical love letter to the Fab Four! John, Paul, George and Ringo take to the stage one more time as the supremely-talented cast revive all 17 of their No1 hits including: She Loves You, Can’t Buy Me Love, A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, Day Tripper, All You Need is Love, Hey Jude, Get Back and so many more. . .

Friday 8th November, 8.00pm


“My parents had a fantastic record collection and, when I started writing, I gravitated towards what I’d been listening to all my life. I have a huge reverence for the blues and all it encompasses, but I’ve always been fond of R&B and funky music.” A protégé of Bo Diddley, Loomis met the icon backstage at the age of 16 at Houston’s famed venue Rockefeller’s. Before the night was over, Loomis was onstage playing guitar with the legend. Diddley quickly became friend, mentor, collaborator and supporter, appearing on two of Loomis’ albums and presenting a cherished red guitar that he still plays.

Saturday 16th November, 8.00pm

The Rod Stewart Songbook with Full Live Band

They are back...for the third year running, The Rod Stewart Songbook! This spectacular theatre production is the ultimate homage to Rod Stewart, featuring Pete McCall, Europe’s foremost tribute. Along with his sensational live band, you will be taken on a musical journey spanning 50 years, when one of rock music’s greatest icons sold over 250 million records worldwide. These unforgettable hits include Sailing, Maggie May, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Some Guys Have All The Luck, Baby Jane, Rhythm Of My Heart, You Wear It Well, Hot Legs and many many more.

Saturday 23rd November, 8.00pm


A 17th performance at the Shire Hall is nothing short of legendary!! Sell out performance after sell out performance are a measure of what you are in for with this very, very special show. HEART OF GLASS fronted by the delectable Denise Danielle described as "the closest to Debbie Harry yet!’" A cast iron guarantee of a superbly entertaining night out . Heart of Glass are the foremost Blondie Tribute band in the UK. Lead singer Denise Danielle who has put together a stunning replication of a ‘Blondie’ show with all the favourite classics plus a lot more: Atomic, Maria, The Tide Is High, Hanging On The Telephone, Call Me, Denis, One Way Or Another, Sunday Girl and many, many more. Denise prides herself on authenticity and does 6 costume changes during a show, each reflecting on the various songs. There is no finer exponent of the songs, style and raw energy of Deborah Harry and Blondie. This is like experiencing the real Blondie in 1978.

Saturday 30th November, 8.00pm

December 2024


Founded in Barnsley Rock City in 2006 by their outspoken and energetic ringleader, Scott Doonican, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican are on a mission! Far from being your typical folk ensemble, this cult-like collective of like-minded knit-wear enthusiasts are determined to follow in their spiritual father’s immortal footsteps and keep his legacy alive. Scott and his brothers-from-other-mothers, Alan, Mo-Jo and Dave, have quite the talent for Bar-Stewardizing other famous people’s songs with new satirical comedy lyrics, on folk instruments, and to complete their outrageously understated image, the Doonicans have become instantly recognisable for their immaculate hair and their stylish choice of sexy knitwear, and instantly memorable for their lairy, no-holds-barred, anarchic live shows.

Saturday 7th December, 8.00pm

City of Hull Brass Band Christmas Concert

The City of Hull Band is one of the top brass bands in the world and is probably one of the most successful bands ever during its relatively short history. In soccer terms the band started as a Sunday League team in 1989 and achieved promotion in almost consecutive years through the 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st divisions and then to the premier league! Having been promoted to the North of England Championship Section (the banding equivalent of the Premier League) in 1996, the Band then earned the title of North of England Champions for a remarkable three successive years.

Sunday 22nd December, 7.00pm
£10.00 - £12.00

The Rat Pack - Christmas in Vegas

Continue the Christmas Fun with The Rat Pack and their famous Christmas Concert. The Official UK No: 1 Tribute show as voted by The Agents Association of Great Britain for three successive years, arrives direct From London’s Leicester Square Theatre, The 02 and a Royal Command Performance. The acclaimed David Alacey (Lovejoy & Inspector Alleyn) stars as Frank Sinatra alongside Paul Drakeley (Inside Out – BBC) as Dean Martin. They are joined by former Eastenders star and ITV's (Central News) “Mr Weather” - Des Coleman as Sammy Davis Jnr in the original Rat Pack show, now celebrating its 25th record breaking year.

Friday 27th December, 8.00pm

April 2025

Voodoo Room: A Night of Hendrix, Clapton & Cream

VOODOO ROOM are an exciting Classic Power Trio, paying tribute to the incredible music of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton & Cream. Featuring some of the U.K.’s finest musicians, they perform a high energy, world class show in total appreciation of these musical pioneers from the world of classic blues/rock!! NOT a dress up, wig wearing, look-alike tribute band – JUST GREAT MUSICIANS PLAYING GREAT MUSIC – STUNNING!’ Time Out. Doors Open 7.00pm

Saturday 12th April, 8.00pm