Welcome to the Amanda Roocroft Theatre

The Amanda Roocroft Theatre is a 128 seat space hosting a number of dance, drama and musical theatre productions each year with a student cast and produced by staff all of whom have experience of working in professional venues and productions. Amanda Roocroft has secured an international reputation as one of Britain’s most exciting singers – in opera, concert, and in recital. Originally from Chorley, Amanda attended Runshaw between 1982-84 and graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music.

In concert, Amanda has appeared with leading orchestras throughout Europe and North America and has performed at many of the world’s leading opera houses and festivals including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Glyndebourne Festival, the English National Opera, the Welsh National Opera, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Netherlands Opera and the Salzburg Festival.

The theatre is named after her both in recognition of her outstanding achievements and as an inspiration to our students to follow their dreams. Click below to book a show.

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Show tickets cost £10.00 (£7.00 concessions). To book your tickets please call 01772 643038 or email boxoffice@runshaw.ac.uk or you can book via TicketSource (booking fees apply).

Beauty and the Beast Dress Rehearsals [November 2022]

Performances: Monday 5th – Thursday 8th December 2022

“My son Jamie loved the performance….. and all the treats, thank you”! – Jennifer O’Connell

“Great time! Please pass my thanks on – it’s such a nice and exciting experience for the kids” – Julie Perera

“It was absolutely brilliant. Eva loved it, she said the Runshaw Panto is one of her favourite Christmas traditions now! Thanks to the team for the effort that goes into it.” – Karla Erskine

“Myself and Henry had an amazing time! It’s the first time I’ve attended and we were both blown away by the amazing actors – so talented. The snacks before and during the interval were excellent. Thank you for Henry’s gifts – he was amazed. Thanks again for arranging a fantastic festive evening.” – Jemma Holmes

“Once again, my kids had a fabulous time at the panto and were over the moon with the extra treats they were given. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to watch the very talented students who were all amazing from start to finish.” – Lorna McCormick


Don’t Stop Moving Dress Rehearsals [November 2022]

Performances: Tuesday 15th – Thursday 17th November 2022


Legally Blonde Dress Rehearsals [May 2022]

Performances: Wednesday 25th – Friday 27th May 2022

Cinderella Dress Rehearsals [November 2021]

Performances: Monday 28th – Wednesday 30th November 2021