The Plaza Theatre set to hold a special show celebrating Stockport’s music history

We can't think of a more beautiful building to enjoy it in either.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 14th August 2023

The historic Plaza variety theatre and super cinema in Stockport town centre are hosting The Stockport Music Story Concert, celebrating the town’s storied musical history from the 1960s all the way up to the present day — and it’s coming next month.

An Art Deco marvel of Greater Manchester, The Plaza has held all manner of shows since it first opened the best part of a century ago, from the classic pantomimes of your childhood days to stand-up, countless movie screenings live music and more taking place within its beautiful walls.

Now though, it is that very same local musical heritage that Stockport‘s premier theatre is focusing on with its latest event, as The Stockport Music Story Concert is set to trace the town’s roots from the glory days of the legendary Strawberry Studios to its present-day heroes like the Blossoms.

As the Plaza put it: “Join us on a musical journey featuring the classic tracks of 10cc, Blossoms, Joy Division, The Beatles, The Hollies, Inspiral Carpets, The Toggery Five, Wimple Winch, Brian & Michael and many more…”

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As if this wasn’t already an enticing enough trip through time, this isn’t just a fun Manc music history lesson: there will be performances by local artists including Clint Boon, Fuzzy Sun and Kyla Brox; Pete Maclaine, The Tall Faces, The Maddocks; The Glass Hearts, Joe Beard and Chris Millward from The Purple Gang, as well as Mick and Tim Coleman and Take Note Community Choir.


The evening will also feature special performances from the children of Vernon Park Primary School, Great Moor Junior School and St Winifred’s School Choir. Wholesome stuff.

Taking place at 7:30pm on Thursday, 14 September, with support from the Arts Council England Lottery Fund in collaboration with Stockport Town of Culture, British Drum Co., Seven Miles Out Records and Stockport Music Map, tickets start from just £13.20. You can grab yours HERE.


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