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Drag Race star, Horror circus, Crisp party & more – Hull events roundup 23 Jan

We’re over halfway through January and things are slowly getting busier, with more events popping up every week! In this week’s roundup we’ve got a plethora of events, from the UK tour of The Wizard of Oz (featuring a RuPaul’s Drag Race winner) and Circus of Horrors, to a City centre-wide music festival and more! Dive in and plan a fantastic week in Hull & East Yorkshire!

There are plenty more events going on not included here, so don’t forget to check out our events listings for the whole selection.

The Wizard of Oz at Hull New Theatre

Date and Time: 24 Jan – 27 Jan 2024 @ 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Embark on a magical journey with the sensational new production of The Wizard of Oz, direct from The London Palladium, right here in Hull. Witness the enchanting transformation of Hull New Theatre as it hosts this beloved musical, featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race UK winner, The Vivienne, as The Wicked Witch Of The West. Delight in the iconic score from the classic MGM film, enriched with additional pieces by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Join Dorothy, Toto, and their friends for an unforgettable adventure down the yellow brick road.

AIM Presents, An Evening with Jeff Stelling with Special Guest Paul Merson at Hull City Hall

Date and Time: Thu 25 Jan 2024 @ 7:30pm

Hull City Hall is hosting a captivating evening with Jeff Stelling, the legendary Sky Sports anchor of Gillette Soccer Saturday. This unique event promises a journey through football’s most memorable moments, filled with nostalgia and entertainment. It’s a rare opportunity for sports enthusiasts to get up close and personal with one of television’s most iconic sports broadcasters.

Date and Time: Thu 25 Jan 2024 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Ferens Art Gallery is hosting an insightful evening titled ‘Hull on the Change – Where Do We Go from Here?’. This event, curated by Future Ferens, focuses on creative responses to Hull’s environmental challenges, particularly flooding. It’s a thought-provoking exploration of how art can positively influence our perception and actions towards these pressing issues.

Bottomless Crisp Party at Kicks Bar & Grill

Date and Time: Fri 26 Jan 2024 @ 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Kicks Bar & Grill presents the ultimate Bottomless Crisp Party. Enjoy 90 minutes of unlimited crisp munching, featuring your favourite flavours, alongside a bar menu loaded with hand-crafted cocktails and beers.

Circus of Horrors at Connexin Live, Hull

Date and Time: Fri 26 Jan 2024 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Connexin Live hosts the Circus of Horrors, a spectacular blend of bizarre circus acts, sinister stories, and dark magic, all set to an original Rock score. Prepare for a mind-blowing evening of thrilling performances.

Murder at the Panto at Cave Castle Hotel

Date and Time: Fri 26 Jan 2024 @ 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Prepare for an evening of mystery and comedy at Cave Castle Hotel with ‘Murder at the Panto’. This interactive event turns a pantomime into a thrilling murder mystery. Expect the unexpected as you join the quest to find the culprit in a night filled with twists, turns, and laughter.

Trinity Festival Rebooted

Date and Time: Sat 27 Jan 2024 @ 2pm – 6pm, multiple venues in Hull City Centre

Step into the rhythm of Trinity Festival Rebooted this Saturday, a vibrant celebration that echoes the grandeur of its past. Originally held on a massive stage in Trinity Square, the festival has evolved from its grand roots to an intimate, bar-hopping experience across Hull city centre.

This reinvented festival honours its history while embracing the unique charm of local bars and pubs, where live bands showcase the best in regional talent. From the raw energy of full bands to the soulful melodies of solo artists, each venue offers a distinct musical journey.

No entry charge means you can effortlessly drift from one performance to another, immersing yourself in the city’s dynamic soundscape. Join in this musical mosaic, where the spirit of the original large-scale event is lovingly woven into the fabric of Hull’s lively bar scene.

Read more: Trinity Festival Rebooted returns this weekend with Hull Freedom Quarter providing new venues

Broadway to Hollywood: The Cole Porter Songbook at Hull Truck Theatre

Date and Time: Sat 27 Jan 2024 @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Join vocalist Matt Ford at Hull Truck Theatre for ‘Broadway to Hollywood: The Cole Porter Songbook’. This musical evening celebrates the legendary composer Cole Porter, featuring some of the most iconic songs from the 20th Century.

Kingswood Laughs Comedy Night at Rise and Grind Bistro

Date and Time: Sat 27 Jan 2024 @ 5pm & 8:30pm

Rise and Grind Bistro is the place to be for ‘Kingswood Laughs Comedy Night’. Featuring a line-up of four outstanding stand-up comedians from the UK circuit, this event promises an evening full of laughter. Enjoy the bistro’s excellent cuisine while experiencing the best in comedy.

The Rolling Stones Story at Hull City Hall

Date and Time: Sat 27 Jan 2024 @ 7:30pm

Experience the magic of The Rolling Stones with ‘The Rolling Stones Story’ at Hull City Hall. This concert is a must-see for fans, featuring the world’s leading Mick Jagger impersonator, Paul Ashworth, and a top-notch group of musicians. Get ready for an unforgettable night of classic rock n’ roll.

Date and Time: Sat 27 Jan 2024 @ 6:00pm – 10:00pm

The ‘Diasporas Now UK Tour’ at Humber Street Gallery is an eclectic fusion of performance art, dance, live music, and DJ sets. The performances are themed around ancestral land, sea, and liberation, promising an evening of diverse and powerful artistic expressions.

The Gerry Cinnamon Experience at Social

Date and Time: Sat 27 Jan 2024 @ 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Back by popular demand after a sold-out debut last year, ‘The Gerry Cinnamon Experience’ returns to Social. This tribute act is a celebration of Gerry Cinnamon’s music, featuring all your favourite hits. Join us for a night of energetic folk-rock tunes that are sure to have you singing along.

Varna International Ballet & Orchestra – Swan Lake at Hull New Theatre

Date and Time: Mon 29 Jan 2024 @ 7:30pm

Immerse yourself in the beauty of ‘Swan Lake’, performed by the Varna International Ballet & Orchestra at Hull New Theatre. This timeless romantic ballet is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting score, showcasing the grace and elegance of classical ballet.

The Clockworks at Polar Bear Music Club

Date and Time: Mon 29 Jan 2024 @ 7:30pm – 11:00pm

Get ready for a high-energy performance by The Clockworks at the Polar Bear Music Club. This band, known for their sharp lyrics and dynamic sound, has been making waves in the music scene. Don’t miss your chance to see why critics are raving about their live shows.

Introduction to Stand-up Comedy with Kevin Precious at Hull Truck Theatre

Date and Time: Wed 31 Jan 2024 @ 7:00pm

Ever dreamed of being a stand-up comedian? ‘Introduction to Stand-up Comedy’ with Kevin Precious at Hull Truck Theatre is your chance to learn the ropes. This comprehensive course culminates in a live performance, where participants get to showcase their newly honed skills.

Madama Butterfly at Hull City Hall

Date and Time: Wed 31 Jan 2024 @ 7:30pm

Check out a stunning performance of ‘Madama Butterfly’ at Hull City Hall. Presented by Opera International with Ellen Kent, this production features the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv. Expect breathtaking sets, including a spectacular Japanese garden, and authentic antique kimonos in this emotional opera.

See more: Our complete Hull events directory 

The events featured in this article have been sourced from our own event directory, but some have also been sourced from other sites including Hull Theatres and Visit Hull.

Enjoy a fantastic week in Hull and East Yorkshire!

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