Theatre Visits

Many of our visits to the theatre (show and coach) are very good value for money. We have top theatres in our region, so come and try an evening with us whether or not you’ve been to the theatre before! Hope to see you soon on one of our very enjoyable trips!

Various North-West Theatres
See below
See below
  • Leader: Dorothy Harrison - 01695 421140
  • Coordinator: Gwen Holyland - 0151 520 0045


All trips can be booked at the Theatre Desk at Horizons every Thursday.You can also book by telephone to the above numbers. Bookings must be accom­panied by full payment (by cheque). Cheques payable to Aughton & Ormskirk U3A with name of the show on the back.

Current trips to the theatre include the price of the coach. Coaches leave Christ Church school, Long Lane, at the stated time.

Current Programme:  

Thursday, 1 November:

‘They don’t Pay! ‘We won’t Pay!’. The Playhouse. Northern Broadsides! 7.30pm. Coach leaves 6.15pm. £23.50

Tuesday, 6 November:

‘Beautiful Thing’. Unusual and beautiful. The Dukes, Lancaster. 7.30pm. Coach leaves 6.00pm. £28.50

Wednesday, 7 November:

‘La Traviata’. Welsh National Opera. Empire. 7.15pm. Coach leaves 6.00pm. £39.50

Thursday, 8 November:

‘Still Alice’. A unique insight into the experience of a woman fighting Alzheimers. The Playhouse. 7.30pm. Coach leaves 6.15pm. £23.50

Thursday, 22 November:

‘Swan Lake’. English National Ballet. The Empire. 7.30pm. Coach leaves 6.15pm. £34.00

Tuesday, 4 December:

‘The Producers’. A Mel Brooks musical. Royal Exchange. 7.30pm. Coach leaves 5.30pm. £31.50 or £34.00

Tuesday, 11 December:

‘The Christmas Carol’. A very funny version. The Playhouse. 7.30pm. Coach leaves 6.15pm. £23.50

Tuesday, 8 January:

‘The Snow Queen’. Rock ‘n Roll Panto. The Everyman. 7.00pm. Coach leaves 5.45pm. £27.00

Wednesday, 30 January:

‘The Rise and Fall of Little Voice’. An electrifying drama. Bolton Albert Halls. 7.30pm. Coach leaves 5.45pm. £32.00

Please check the ‘Theatre Desk’ notice board in the Scout & Guide HQ and this website for further theatre trips.

Travelling to these events is usually by coach. We do occasional ‘Dial-a-Ride’ trips for those unable to use the regular coach or train visits.

All trips can be booked at the ‘Theatre Desk’ at Horizons, every Thursday morning.  If you can’t make it, a telephone call will do. Bookings must be accompanied by full payment (cheque) for each separate theatre booking.  Please make your cheque payable to ‘Aughton & Ormskirk U3A’ and the name of the show on the back.  We cannot accept cash payments.  If there is any difficulty, please come to see us.

All coaches leave Christ Church School in Long Lane promptly at the time specified. To avoid congestion at the Scout & Guide HQ, cars must be left on the Christ Church School Car Park for the evening trip and a charge of £1 will be levied per car, as a contribution to the School Funds.

SPECIAL NOTE: The theatres are becoming quite strict about deadlines for payment. If these are not met – tickets will be returned to the Box Office for sale and so we may lose them.  Please take note of the deadline dates highlighted on some trips. Also, please double-check which outings you have paid for and the leaving time, and enter the dates in your diary as soon as possible after booking, to avoid missing the events paid for, and to avoid turning up for those you haven’t booked.