LIVE at Kilworth

We are excited to announce our line-up for the "Live at Kilworth 2024" programme which, this year, will run from Wednesday 7th August to Sunday 25th August in the magnificent Celia Mackay outdoor theatre where rain won’t stop play!

As usual we have assembled a carefully chosen and eclectic programme of the very best of British tribute acts. There’s something for everybody in this year’s line-up with several Kilworth favourites returning and no fewer than eight acts making their debut at Kilworth.

This year’s 'Live at Kilworth' programme falls within the sunny, warm month of August. What better time to enjoy music and acts of the highest calibre than amongst the amazing surroundings of Kilworth House Theatre.


Totally Tina 

Wednesday 7th August

Following her sensational Kilworth debut last year we are delighted to welcome Totally Tina back to the Kilworth Stage.

Shake a tail feather with the UK’s supreme Tina – Justine Riddoch – and her talented cast. This breathtaking recreation of a live Tina Turner concert celebrates the golden anniversary of Proud Mary. Tina’s take of the song established a reputation for fearsome live performances – and those never-ending legs! Hits River Deep - Mountain High, Nutbush City Limits, We Don’t Need Another Hero, Simply the Best, What’s Love Got to Do With It, and When the Heartache is Over propelled Tina to stardom. Supported by her fabulous band, and dancing girls in sequins, feathers and diamonds, Justine recreates Tina’s famed live performances. The SUPREME Tina (National Tribute Awards), she’s got the looks, the moves and THE voice. Join us for a truly authentic, fun-packed musical spectacular!

The perfect show to kick off Live 2024!

  • Ticket Price £39
  • Theatre Break Price £299

Simon & Garfunkel - Through the Years

Thursday 8th August

Critically acclaimed as one of the greatest Simon and Garfunkel tribute shows in Europe Through the Years has toured extensively in the UK, Europe, Australia and USA, receiving standing ovations and selling out theatres night after night.

With an incredible live band fronted by Dan Haynes and Pete Richards, the show is a "masterpiece" (BBC Radio) in musicianship, which perfectly recreates the unmistakable sound of Simon & Garfunkel.

Featuring all the iconic songs, including The Sound of Silence, Mrs Robinson, The Boxer and the smash hit Bridge Over Troubled Water.

This live concert experience is without a doubt the most authentic tribute to Simon & Garfunkel touring the world today.

  • Ticket Price £39
  • Theatre Break Price £299

A Country Night in Nashville

Friday 9th August

A Country Night in Nashville recreates the scene of a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of country music.

Taking you on a journey through the history of country, and featuring songs from its biggest stars both past and present.

Hits from Johnny Cash to Alan Jackson, Dolly to the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson to Little Big Town, are showcased by the fabulous vocals and musicianship of Dominic Halpin & The Hurricanes featuring Shelly Quarmby.

With songs including Ring Of Fire, Crazy, Follow Your Arrow, It’s Five O’clock Somewhere, Need you Now, 9-5, and The Gambler to name just a few, this incredible celebration of country music is a night not to be missed.

  • Ticket Price £39
  • Theatre Break Price £319

The Carpenters Experience - NEW

Saturday 10th August

The Carpenters Experience is the UK’s leading Carpenters show, featuring the amazing voice of Maggie Nestor and eight top-class musicians, captures the sights and sounds of the amazing talents of Richard and Karen Carpenter.

Karen’s silky contralto is combined with Richard’s delightful piano and seamless harmonies in this big production that brings Close To You, We’ve Only Just Begun, Top of the World, Rainy Days and Mondays, Solitaire, Goodbye to Love, Please Mr Postman, For All We Know, Only Yesterday and dozens more classic songs to the stage.

It’s yesterday once more

When we were young, we’d listen to the radio, waiting for our favourite songs. Now they’re back again, like a long-lost friend, all the songs we loved so well. . .

  • Ticket Price £39
  • Theatre Break Price Not available on this date

Talon - "To the Limit 2024"

Sunday 11th August

2024 will be the 11th successive year that Talon have appeared at Live at Kilworth and their huge following is testament as to why. 

Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and ‘TO THE LIMIT 2024’ will once again feature the Eagles timeless back catalogue including Hotel California, Take It Easy, One Of These Nights, Take It To The Limit, Desperado, Lyin’ Eyes, Life In The Fast Lane and many more.

Revered by their peers and loved by their fans, this world class seven-piece band are a phenomenon. They have, over the last quarter of a century, truly transcended the tag of ‘tribute’.

  • Ticket Price £42
  • Theatre Break Price £349

Abba Revival - NEW

Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th August 

Award winning ABBA Tribute Band 'Revival' have recently been voted as the UK's Official No.1 ABBA tribute act by the Agent's Association of Great Britain. Revival's renowned ABBA stage show has proved a hit time and time again in the UK and the world over, wowing audiences from Europe to the Middle East and just recently the band has been invited to perform a 5 day tour in ABBA's homeland of Sweden.

The show includes faithful choreography, spectacular and authentic costumes, stunning production values and, most importantly, excellent musicianship.

ABBA Revival takes their audience on a musical journey back to those heady pop-tastic disco days when ABBA ruled the dance floor! They are guaranteed to get everybody dancing.

  • Ticket Price £39
  • Theatre Break Price £299

The Sound of Springsteen - NEW

Thursday 15th August

Formed in late 2017 from a passion for the work of ‘THE BOSS’, the members of The Sound Of Springsteen have been singing, performing, and playing in sync as if they’d been together their entire musical careers. Each member of the band was carefully chosen for their unique abilities as a performer and an undeniable love of music.

 This fantastic 8-piece tribute to "The Boss" is ready to rock theatres across the country with songs such as Born In The USA; Glory Days; Dancing In The Dark; and some of Bruce's most recent hits, including Ghosts.

Every performance is full of energy and delivers a lasting memory for the audience.

  • Ticket Price £39
  • Theatre Break Price £299

ELO Again

Friday 16th August

We are delighted to welcome back ELO Again on their “Re-Discovery Tour”, celebrating the truly unique music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra. They perform all the big hits – “Mr Blue Sky”, “Sweet Talkin Woman”, “Don’t Bring Me Down”, and many more.

You will revel in ELO’s unique symphonic rock style and hear some of the most unforgettable classic rock and pop songs of our generation.

The spectacular live effect of ELO’s famous orchestrations, soaring strings and vocals is guaranteed to get you on your feet!

  • Ticket Price £39
  • Theatre Break Price Not available on this date

Lost in Music

Saturday 17th August

Get ready to get LOST IN MUSIC!

The show that everyone is talking about, now even BIGGER!

Join us as we recreate the magical 70s and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of disco!

Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic.

A sensational 6 piece live band, with the stunning live vocals of the talented cast - it’s sure to have you dancing in the aisles!

It’s the feel-good show of the year! Lose yourself with us and leave your troubles at home!

  • Ticket Price £42
  • Theatre Break Price £339

Last Night of the Proms

Sunday 18th August - Matinee 

With The British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

Join us again amidst the special surroundings of Kilworth House Theatre for a fantastic afternoon of fabulous music.

The ever-popular 33-piece British Philharmonic Orchestra return with a selection of music representing all genres from opera to the musicals in this rousing concert.

With the usual favourite proms section of Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem, Sailors Hornpipe and so many more.

A fun packed afternoon where you will be able to sing along to your heart’s content during the uplifting flag waving finale.

  • Ticket Price £45
  • Theatre Break Price N/A

Last Night of the Proms

Sunday 18th August - Evening

With The British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

Join us again amidst the special surroundings of Kilworth House Theatre for a fantastic evening of fabulous music.

The ever-popular 33-piece British Philharmonic Orchestra return with a selection of music representing all genres from opera to the musicals in this rousing concert.

With the usual favourite proms section of Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem, Sailors Hornpipe and so many more.

A fun packed evening where you will be able to sing along to your heart’s content during the uplifting flag waving finale.

  • Ticket Price £45
  • Theatre Break Price £299

Twist and Shout - The very best of the 60's

Tuesday 20th August

The greatest musical era of the 20th century comes alive with a nostalgic and fun packed musical journey through the sights and sounds of the swinging 60s with our Twist and Shout.

When skirts got shorter and hair got longer!

Sing and dance along with a cast of leading performers to the music of The Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Rolling Stones, Cilla Black, Manfred Mann, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Sandy Shaw and many more…

A non-stop feast of music featuring a live band and leading performers deliver a musical powerhouse of a show that includes hits such as; She Loves You, Glad All Over, You’re My World, Jumpin Jack Flash, Something Tells Me I’m In to Something Good, Shout, Mr Tambourine Man, Ferry Cross The Mersey… and so many more.

This show will get you on your feet and dancing in the aisles!

  • Ticket Price £39
  • Theatre Break Price £299

Magic of Motown

Wednesday 21st August

Seen by over a million people since its debut in 2005…

It’s no surprise that this show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history

Come and celebrate our brand-new show as we Reach Out and show you there Ain’t No Mountain High Enough with the biggest Motown party of the year!

Get ready for all the hits, glittering costumes, dazzling dance routines and outstanding musicianship in this breath-taking live concert spectacular.

You will be going Loco down in Acapulco as we take you back down memory lane with all the Motown classics from artists such as, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson, and many, many more.

Celebrate the sound of a generation with one very special night of The Magic of Motown!

  • Ticket Price £42
  • Theatre Break Price £299

Taylor Swift by Katy Ellis - NEW

Thursday 22nd August

This award winning show to Taylor Swift is the most prestigious tribute act for Taylor Swift in the UK . Created, produced and delivered with pride, professionalism and with the highest level of attention to detail.

With an incredible live band and dancers this show promises to deliver the most authentic recreation of a Taylor Swift show that you will ever find.

The traits possessed by Katy Ellis has ‘Swiftie’ fans from across the world feeling like they are back watching Taylor Swift herself. The show features all of Taylor’s much loved hits including; Shake It Off, Blank Space, Love Story, You Belong With Me, Look What You Made Me Do, I Knew You Were Trouble.

This fun energetic show gets all the audience involved and has everyone singing and dancing along  ‘Shaking it off’ to all of Taylor Swift’s hits.

  • Ticket Price £32
  • Theatre Break Price £299

The Bohemians

Friday 23rd August

The Bohemians, established in 1996, re-enact the glory days of Queen including the craziness of the 70’s and the magic of the 80’s proving themselves to be the most dynamic and exciting Queen Tribute Band currently touring.

They have performed all over the UK, Europe and the World at football stadiums, festivals, theatres and other prestigious venues. The Bohemians in their majestic magnificence receive standing ovations in response to their electrifying representation of a Queen Live Concert.

The Bohemians set includes all the piano driven hit singles: Killer Queen; Somebody To Love; Don’t Stop Me Now; You’re My Best Friend; We Are The Champions and, of course,  the amazing Bohemian Rhapsody.

These hits are balanced with the guitar led anthems; Tie Your Mother Down; Hammer To Fall; One Vision; I Want It All; We Will Rock You and the acoustic vocal track the unforgettable Love of my Life.

  • Ticket Price £39
  • Theatre Break Price £319

Legend Live - Bob Marley

Saturday 24th August

Following a wonderful debut last year we are excited to welcome LEGEND back to Kilworth LEGEND are seven great musicians and singers dedicated to the life and music of the late, great Bob Marley

This dynamic band, led by the charismatic Michael Anton Phillips (Cheesy) has a pedigree second to none, whose members have worked with such reggae greats as:

The Mighty Diamonds, Dennis Brown, Rankin Roger, The Beat, Burning Spear, Apache Indian, Johnny 2 Bad, Errol Dunkley, George and Desmond Decker, Musical Youth and many more

LEGEND’S two hour show covers the very best of Bob Marley’s timeless classics: Is This Love, No Woman No Cry, Waiting in Vain, Exodus, I Shot The Sheriff, Jamming, Could You Be Loved. These are just a few of his million selling hits brought to you in this fantastic two hour tribute to the acknowledged master of reggae.

The musicianship is flawless, with that irresistible reggae groove compelling you to move and the presence of Bob Marley himself invoked in the skilled and respectful portrayal by Michael.

  • Ticket Price £39
  • Theatre Break Price £339

Queen of the Night - NEW

Sunday 25th August

Direct from the West End, The London Palladium, and the iconic Royal Albert Hall, Whitney – Queen of the Night is a celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of all time: Whitney Houston.

Experience the ultimate tribute to the remarkable musical repertoire of Whitney Houston in an electrifying production that honours her timeless songs with sensational vocalists and a full live band.

Prepare to be blown away by an extraordinary journey through three decades of all-time hits such as I Wanna Dance With Somebody,  One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, I Will Always Love You, My Love Is Your Love, So Emotional, Run To You, Saving All My Love, How Will I Know, Million Dollar Bill, The Greatest Love Of All, and many more.

Join us for an unmissable evening filled with live music, captivating choreography, and powerful vocals, as we pay homage to the one and only Queen of the Night.

  • Ticket Price £42
  • Theatre Break Price £299

BEFORE THE SHOW - Pre Theatre Three Course Dinner 

In The Orangery commencing at 5.00pm*

Built in 1880 the Orangery Restaurant at Kilworth House Hotel  is a magnificent example of Victorian architecture. Painstakingly restored to its former glory the Orangery has become a destination venue in its own right.

On certain evenings dinner may also be served in either the  stunning Wordsworth or Library Restaurants at the hotel. With a tempting choice of four starters, main courses and desserts, followed by coffee and petit fours, it is guaranteed to set the mood for a fabulous evening of entertainment. 

*Guests will be seated between 5.00pm & 5.30pm

*PLEASE NOTE Dining is not available on Saturday 10th August & Friday 16th August 2024

Pre Theatre Lunch for Matinee on Sunday 18th August

Pre Theatre Dinner for all evening shows

  • Ticket Price £35

THEATRE BREAKS - Make your Kilworth visit extra special

To see a live concert at Kilworth House Theatre is truly memorable – to combine that with an overnight stay  in the hotel makes the evening really unforgettable! Theatre Breaks are inclusive of pre-theatre dinner served in the hotel, tickets for the show and bed and breakfast in a Garden Room. Starting at just £149.50 per person, this offer is a wonderful treat or an ideal gift for someone special.

Package prices shown are based on double occupancy in a Garden Room.

For single occupancy prices please contact the Sales Office on 01858 881805

*A £50 supplement applies for a Luxury Room, and £75 for a Four Poster Room

*PLEASE NOTE Accommodation is not available on Saturday 10th August & Friday 16th August 2024

Room Details

Our bedrooms can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults. For families we have interconnecting rooms and also some bedrooms which can accommodate Z beds and cots.

To book additional beds, please call the hotel on 01858 880058