Stationed in the industrial city of Stockport, the Plaza is a stunning and authentic art-deco building showcasing variety shows and classic cinema. It was constructed in the 1930s, recognised as one of the finest examples of its kind, and remains a significant and beloved entertainment site in cheshire.
The Plaza hosts a broad spectrum of shows and events. Its stage welcomes many comedians like Sarah Millican, Roy Chubby Brown, Count Arthur Strong and Jason Manford. Offering more than laughs, the Plaza regularly treats you to dance shows, such as ‘Swan Lake’ by the Russian National Ballet, and live musical acts, often paying tribute to well-known stars like the late George Michael, Little Mix and many others. With the opening of The Green Room, the plaza additionally supplies an intimate cabaret-style area for smaller-scale events.
Beyond live stage shows, the Plaza hosts a multitude of unique and intriguing events. They often draw on the glamour and seductive era in which it was built, such as ‘Deco At Dusk’ behind the scenes tours, murder mystery games with bubbly and a three course dinner, and film screenings of classic cult Hollywood movies, such as Hitchcock’s ‘The Lodge’ and ‘Blackmail’ and screen-goddess Marylin Monroe’s ‘The Seven Year Itch’ and ‘Some Like it Hot’. Movies are not refined to the past, where the Plaza also shows modern and recently-released flicks as well as live streamings from other UK theatres.
As if you needed another reason to visit the Plaza; the building also houses a cute and quirky art deco cafe. Decked out like the vintage tea rooms of the 30's, the cafe presents fine dining and afternoon teas in elegant and stylish surroundings.