The Hall is now fully open we have classes,a cafe and a market, panto more bands and acts than you can shake a stick at! So come on down and have a look at what the Hall as to offer, you won't be disappointed!

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 2022

AN EVENING WITH CELINE DION THE VEGAS YEARS & BEYOND

Widely accepted as the foremost tribute to Celine Dion, Julia Martin gives a standout performance on every occasion. The Vegas Years & Beyond is a dynamic, high energy theatre production that has been delivered to audiences around the world, with standing ovations every time.

Saturday 27th August, 7.30pm
£15.00

September 2022

Badness

Badness was formed in 1994 and have been a market leader in the tribute and Ska scene for over 27 years performing the length and breadth of the UK and all over the world. With their energetic show and a frontman that never fails to whip the audience into shape, you know you're in for a good night if Badness are on the bill.

Saturday 10th September, 7.30pm
£17.50

Roxy Magic - Celebrating 50 Years of Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music

THE UK'S ONLY ROXY MUSIC and BRYAN FERRY TRIBUTE BAND Formed in 2004, ROXY MAGIC lovingly recreate four decades, of incredible music: from art school retro-futurism, to classic standards via sophisticated, adult-oriented rock. Their aim is to give the audience a fabulously entertaining evening and with a great combination of high quality musicianship and a wonderful Bryan Ferry look and sound-alike in Kevin Hackett, ROXY MAGIC will never fail to impress.

Saturday 17th September, 7.30pm
£16.00

KATIE SPENCER & THE JON PALMER ACOUSTIC BAND

Our second double headliner of the year and what a cracker it promises to be..... Raised in the East Yorkshire flatlands on the fringes of Hull, Katie Spencer’s landscape has always been that of open skies and widening rivers. Industry still shapes the city here. The people, as with the land, are moulded by tides and stark horizons. Stand in the same place for long enough and you can watch the sun rise over the North Sea and then sink into crop fields, glowing auburn in late-summer sun. It is this sense of space and movement that flows through Katie Spencer’s music.

Saturday 24th September, 7.30
£12.50

Las Vegas Live with The Rat Pack

The Official UK No: 1 Tribute show as voted by The Agents Association of Great Britain for three years running, comes to Howden Shire Hall 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 “Mr Weather” - Des Coleman as Sammy Davis Jnr in the original Rat Pack show, now celebrating its 25th record breaking year.

Friday 30th September, 7.30pm
£17.50

October 2022

The Bootleg Jam

The Bootleg Jam formed three years ago. From the opening chord of their first rehearsal, it was clear that the band had serious potential. Most importantly, though, the shared enthusiasm of playing the songs of a band they all admire – minus any ego – was the musical ‘shot in the arm’ they were looking for. However, just as the band were beginning to gather momentum and generate interest from venues and promoters, Covid-19 happened. Frustratingly, this meant that their progress towards building a successful online presence and live following was hindered significantly. Until now that is… Everyone in the band is avid fan of The Jam. They’re all passionate about authentically replicating their legendary and hugely influential back catalogue with ‘Fire and Skill’, as the band themselves did so brilliantly in their pomp.

Saturday 1st October, 7.30pm
£16.00

A Celebration of Simon and Garfunkel Performed live by Tim Chu and Ian Bailey

Introducing singer songwriters Tim Chu and Ian Bailey performing “A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel- The UK’s leading non tribute show”. Now in its eighth year the show continues to please real music lovers up and down the country with a laid back set of arrangements that will take you back down memory lane. The concert attracts old fans and new and continues to support the arts in rural communities. Tim Chu has been a professional session musician for many years and his music features in TV, Film and Radio. He has loved the music of Paul Simon from a young age as the original LPs were constantly on the record player! Tim had the vision to put together an ambient show to take to real music lovers around the UK and enrolled the help of Lancashire born Ian Bailey to complete the duo. Ian has been a singer songwriter for many years with 4 critically acclaimed solo albums of his own material to date. Together they blend in their own unique way without falling into the tribute act category. There will be no make-up, wigs or costumes - Just two great musicians performing some of Simon & Garfunkel’s classic songs in an intimate and relaxed way. “Everyone loves the music of Simon & Garfunkel and for me no one has recreated it better than Tim and Ian, the concert simply blew me away" Phil Cool, TV comedian, impressionist and musician... “What a fantastic show with two great guys, two voices and two guitars delivering the best acoustic interpretations of Simon’s classic songs” Sally Naden, BBC Radio. “Tim and Ian capture the 'Simon and Garfunkel' sound perfectly. This is a two for the price of one show, original talent and timeless songs”

Saturday 8th October, 7.30pm
£15.00

The People Versus

2021 saw The People Versus tour nationally with headline slots at Oxford O2, St Pancras Old Church, Leaf and the Hug and Pint,as well as some additional dates internationally in Denmark supporting Northern Assembly, including a show at the Musikhuset Aarhus. Festivals so far include: Purbeck, Greenbelt, Manchester Folk Festival and Toweresey to name just a few… Formed in 2019, THE PEOPLE VERSUS borrow from a variety of genres and traditions. Their combined voices and instrumental lines swoop, circle and support the beguiling voice and personality of the lead singer Alice Edwards. Each song is taut with feeling and longing, with many inspired by Greek myth and tales from Shakespeare. Their first recordings received support from BBC South Today Live News as well as BBC introducing Oxford and Shropshire. Followed by two new singles in 2021, Witch and Calypso have earned placements at international film festivals, BBC radio airplay and a feature as Richer Sounds artist of the week DOORS OPEN 7.00PM

Friday 21st October, 7.30.pm
£12.00

CODA a Tribute to Led Zeppelin

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! Every show features a fantastic selection from classic Led Zeppelin songs such as Whole Lotta Love, Stairway to Heaven, Rock and Roll, Black Dog, as well as Led Zeppelin live rarities such as When the Levee Breaks, Ramble On, Wanton Song and much more. The band can also perform a wide variety of Led Zeppelin's acoustic songs such as Going to California and That's the Way and every year CODA add more and more new songs to their repertoire.

Saturday 22nd October, 7.30pm
£12.50

UK DJ's Barmy Bingo Shire Hall Fundraising Event

After a cracking night in April we have decided to bring the BarmyBingo back to the Hall for another night of fundraising madeness! UK DJ's Barmy Bingo is Bingo with a Twist, we bring out a Party Experience that makes Bingo much more fun! It's Halloween Weekend so why not come along in fancy dress, make the night even more memorable! Everyone who arrives in fancy dress gets a free bingo ticket...now that is an incentive!

Friday 28th October, 7.00pm
£20.00

November 2022

Jill Andrews

From her days fronting lauded Americana group, the Everbodyfields, to her successful solo career as a writer and performer, Jill Andrews’ music has taken her far from her East Tennessee home. She has collaborated and shared the stage with countless celebrated artists including the Avett Brothers, Langhorne Slim, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, and the Secret Sisters, and her music has been featured on Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Wife, Nashville, Wynonna Earp and This Is Us.

Friday 4th November, 7.30pm
£14.00

HEART OF GLASS

You thought it was all over? ……. It isn’t now!! With an all new show full of surprises it is a tremendous pleasure to welcome Heart Of Glass back to the Shire Hall for a record breaking 15th appearance. All of the hits are still there, Atomic, Maria, The Tide Is High, Hanging On The Telephone, Call Me, Denis, One Way Or Another, Sunday Girl and many, many more.

Saturday 5th November, 7.30pm
£15.00

Oasis Tribute Fakermaker

THEY ARE BACK! After rocking the Hall back in March the two bands have returned for an encore, two fantastic sets for the price of one, Oasis and Paul Weller. Fakermaker do both of them to perfection.

Saturday 12th November, 7.30pm
£15.00

That's Variety

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls take your seats for a grand evening of Entertainment. After 5 years That's Variety returns to Howden Shire Hall and once again after a great amount amassed for the charity, the production will be in aid of Cancer Research UK. From magic to comedy to live music we have it all!

Friday 18th November, 7.30pm
£16.00 - £18.00

Weetwood Mac

Leeds-based Weetwood Mac are rapidly making a name for themselves as one of the UK's most authentic Fleetwood Mac tribute bands. Comprising of ex-members of Ellen & The Escapades(James Warrender/Ellen Smith/Chris Quick),Wayword Sons guitarist Sam Wood and Hope & Social drummer, singer/songwriter and Paul Simon afficionado Gary Stewart,

Saturday 19th November, 7.30pm
£15.00

December 2022

Charley Mai Dance & Kasey Claybourn Dance Present ENCHANTED CIRQUE

Join Kasey and Charley this winter for a cirque themed dance bonanza. Showcasing dancers from toddlers to young adults! There will be a ballet, commercial, rock n roll, lyrical...the list goes on! So come along for a night of dancing, feel good music, Cirque themed performances and sparkle! Doors Open 6.00pm and there is a tuck shop open selling a wide range of snacks, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks.

Tuesday 6th December, 6.30pm
£7.50 - £10.00

Charley Mai Dance & Kasey Claybourn Dance Present ENCHANTED CIRQUE

Join Kasey and Charley this winter for a cirque themed dance bonanza. Showcasing dancers from toddlers to young adults! There will be a ballet, commercial, rock n roll, lyrical...the list goes on! So come along for a night of dancing, feel good music, Cirque themed performances and sparkle! Doors Open 6.00pm and there is a tuck shop open selling a wide range of snacks, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks.

Wednesday 7th December, 6.30pm
£7.50 - £10.00

FOREVER ELTON

Forever Elton performs a stunning tribute to the music of Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin – the most enduringly successful singer/songwriters of their generation. The full theatre production act has performed in theatres, festivals, hotels and other venues throughout the UK and Europe, receiving such critical acclaim as “Better than the real thing!” The Forever Elton show contains dazzling, authentic costumes, video projection, totally live piano performances and is supported by a multi-talented band which continues to receive applaud wherever they perform. Take this Greatest Hits Tour musical journey along the Yellow Brick Road via Crocodile Rock to Candle in the Wind.

Friday 9th December, 7.30pm
£16.50

Kyla Brox

Blues and soul become inextricably entwined in award-winning singer-songwriter, Kyla Brox, whose raw talent has seen her described as “the finest female blues singer of her generation”. Winner of the UK Blues Challenge 2018 and the European Blues Challenge 2019, voted Best Female Vocalist in the 2019 European Blues Awards and semi-finalist in the International Blues Challenge 2019 and 2020, Kyla Brox is at the very top of the UK Blues scene.

Saturday 17th December, 7.30pm
£16.50

April 2023

THE RUSH EXPERIENCE

The Rush Experience is an authentic three-piece Rush Tribute band form the East of England with the sole aim of recreating the magic and the energy of a live Rush show in the band's heyday.

Saturday 15th April, 7.30pm
£16.00
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