Past shows

Rock ‘N’ Reel, The Playhouse

Thursday 2nd – Saturday 4th May 2013

Zigz Exercise and The Playhouse

Discover the magic of Ireland’s colourful culture in a fresh and exciting show that will take you on a journey from ancestral legacy through to an exciting new age. Set to an eclectic mix of music Celtic Circle’s forthcoming show, Rock ‘n’ Reel, pushes the boundaries of Irish dancing without losing the spirit and exuberance associated with the Irish style of music and dance. Sure to captivate and excite audiences of all ages.

Spinning Around the World

Monday 23 & Wednesday 25 July 2012

Zigz Exercise and The Playhouse

Zigz Exercise has teamed up with some local dance crews to take you ‘Spinning Around the World’ in aid of Sue Ryder. We would like to ask you aboard the Zig Jet and join us on our flight visiting amateur dances themed around Italian Burlesque, Indian Bollywood, American Street and the Antarctic South Pole to name just a few visits on our flight path!

Present your boarding ticket at 7.00pm – meet the airline crew in the lounge bar for a drink and a peek at our fantastic raffle prizes kindly donated by local companies to raise extra funds for Sue Ryder on the night. Then fasten your seat belts for take off at 7.30pm!

Celebration Variety Show

Thursday 31 May – Saturday 2 June 2012

Devised by Mike Fuller

Let us entertain you with a celebration of youth and experience with an evening of joyful variety entertainment from three of The Playhouse’s resident companies, plus a few additional guests! We have Rolling Stock Theatre Company with their polished performance of songs from West End Shows; the young people from Theatre Studio thrilling us with their talents in drama and song; and the electric feet of Cheltenham’s own Irish dance troupe Celtic Circle.

Join us in the run up to the Diamond Jubilee weekend for a toe tapping, uplifting evening of great entertainment here at The Playhouse!


Strictly Irish

Thursday 20 October – Saturday 22 October 2011

Artistic Direction & Choreography by Tára Walker

Assisted by Joanne Pain, Sarah Crisp & James Keating

Hot on the heels of its 2010 sell-out Celtic Nights, Cheltenham-based Irish dance trouple Celtic Circle returns with an all-new show. Inspired by the best of traditional and modern styles, Strictly Irish is set to an uplifting soundtrack that ranges from gentle laments to pounding anthems, and performance switch from subtle solo sequences to lively group displays with musical interludes from live vocalists.

Celtic Circle is proud to bring to the stage a cast of over 40 dancers, from the young novices appearing for the first time to the fast-footed seniors who will no doubt leave the audience gasping for breath!





Celtic Nights

March 2010




10 Year Anniversary Gala

May 2009




Irish Stomp

28 February – 1 March 2008

Artistic Direction & Choreography by Tára Walker

Assisted by Joanne Pain





6 April – 8 April 2006

Artistic Direction & Choreography by Tára Walker

Assisted by Stuart Driscoll




The Sham Rock

25 March – 26 March 2005

Artistic Direction & Choreography by Tára Kennedy




Dance of a Nation

December 2003




Return to the Emerald Isle

March 2002




Spirit of Ireland

July 2001