Whats On

Monday, 2 March 2015 - 5:00pm

Tuition for High Intermediate / Advanced & Junior students with fully qualified instructor Julie Carr. All experienced dancers are welcome to come along and join the fun.

Thursday, 5 March 2015 - 8:00pm

Written to perform for friends in the years leading up to WW1, this pair of classic ghost stories have lost none of their power to terrify and amuse. This thrilling one-man show introduces a magic lanternist and occult historian in 'Casting the Runes', while in the neglected masterpiece 'The Residence at Whitminster', a dark shadow looms over a peaceful English church.

Theatre | Literature
Thursday, 5 March 2015 - 9:00pm

Preston's friendliest and best Open Mic Night! Free entry, all welcome.

Music
Friday, 6 March 2015 - 7:00pm
Private Hire
Monday, 9 March 2015 - 5:00pm

Tuition for High Intermediate / Advanced & Junior students with fully qualified instructor Julie Carr. All experienced dancers are welcome to come along and join the fun.

Monday, 9 March 2015 - 7:30pm

The Continental Book Club meets on the 2nd Monday of every month in the Snug. All are welcomed and entry is free. March's book for discussion is 'Confessions of a Sociopath' by M.E Thomas.

Saturday, 14 March 2015 - 7:30pm

A contemporary adaptation of 'The Snow Queen', suitable for ages 7 and up. Set between two tower blocks, in a city not unlike Preston, ‘Snow’ tells the tale of Kai and Greta two young friends lost in a dystopian world of fear and hate where the ever watchful eye of the Snow Queen is never far away. Shows Fri 7.30pm, Sat 1.30pm & 7.30pm

Theatre
Monday, 16 March 2015 - 5:00pm

Tuition for High Intermediate / Advanced & Junior students with fully qualified instructor Julie Carr. All experienced dancers are welcome to come along and join the fun.

Monday, 16 March 2015 - 7:30pm

@PrestonGeekUp is a social event held on the 3rd Monday of every month in the Snug. Anyone is welcome, whether interested in technology, computing, or cake.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 7:30pm

Following on from the hugely popular ‘Declaration Tour 2014’, Mike Peters one man band 'Alarm' concept will present ‘Strength’ in a similar contemporary style featuring performance, stories and images to honour the legacy the album left on the decade it helped define and the continuing significance it holds for listeners who can still relate to its timeless themes of love, hope and strength.

Music
Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 8:00pm

The Continental welcomes back the one and only Lovely Eggs! The Eggs have a fierce punk rock ethos that music should have no rules. For Holly and David being in a band is a way of life.

Music
Friday, 20 March 2015 - 8:00pm

The Muffin Men play their own interpretations of Zappa / Mothers of Invention / Captain Beefheart material. No mean feat in itself! Expect versions of some classic songs and instrumentals, improvised solos and themes. And, even better, they're joined for this show by original Mothers/Magic Band guitar legend Denny Walley!

Music
Monday, 23 March 2015 - 5:00pm

Tuition for High Intermediate / Advanced & Junior students with fully qualified instructor Julie Carr. All experienced dancers are welcome to come along and join the fun.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 - 7:30pm

Now in its fourth year, the Avant Garden returns featuring Darbukabeat, a band that fuses the songs and rhythms of North Africa with trance, acid jazz and psychedelia. Darbukabeat will headline a night of new and innovative music by UCLAN undergraduates from BA Music Practice.

Music
Saturday, 28 March 2015 - 7:00pm
Private Hire
Sunday, 29 March 2015 - 1:30pm

More Sunday Afternoon with the Big Bands with this fantastic ensemble - these one time BBC National Big Band Competition winners have performed in just about every major national venue in the country.

Music | Family
Monday, 30 March 2015 - 5:00pm

Tuition for High Intermediate / Advanced & Junior students with fully qualified instructor Julie Carr. All experienced dancers are welcome to come along and join the fun.

Monday, 30 March 2015 - 7:15pm

ScRibble is a friendly group that meets once a month to share creative writing. They're a group of mixed abilities and experiences - some have had pieces published, some have done courses, others just have a go in their spare time.

Sunday, 5 April 2015 - 7:30pm

Viral sensation Jon Gomm is an acoustic singer-songwriter with a revolutionary virtuoso guitar style, where he uses one acoustic guitar to create drum sounds, basslines and twisting melodies all at the same time! But the emphasis remains on soulful vocals and songwriting.

Music
Monday, 6 April 2015 - 5:00pm

Tuition for High Intermediate / Advanced & Junior students with fully qualified instructor Julie Carr. All experienced dancers are welcome to come along and join the fun.

Monday, 13 April 2015 - 5:00pm

Tuition for High Intermediate / Advanced & Junior students with fully qualified instructor Julie Carr. All experienced dancers are welcome to come along and join the fun.

Friday, 17 April 2015 - 8:00pm

Singer. Musician. Movie star. TV presenter. Mr. Ed Tudor Pole has done it all. Catch him at The Continental for a fabulously intimate live solo set.

Music
Monday, 20 April 2015 - 5:00pm

Tuition for High Intermediate / Advanced & Junior students with fully qualified instructor Julie Carr. All experienced dancers are welcome to come along and join the fun.

Friday, 24 April 2015 - 8:00pm

Ska Face keep it real and enjoy every minute with an infectious stage show of power, energy and damn good tunes that you just have to dance to. There is no better remedy to a stressful week than a few cheeky drinks and dancing like a loon... and that is just the band!

Music
Saturday, 25 April 2015 - 7:00pm
Private Hire
Sunday, 26 April 2015 - 1:30pm

Led by Paul J. Rigby, this eighteen strong Big Band Jazz ensemble has a huge repertoire, taking in everything from Herbie Hancock to Amy Winehouse.

Music | Family
Saturday, 9 May 2015 - 7:00pm
Private Hire
Thursday, 14 May 2015 - 5:00pm

Watch this space for details of our next Beer Festival!

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 - 8:00pm

The Nightingales are post-punk/indie legends and were one of John Peel's favourite bands; they're back with a new LP and more marvellous than ever. Joined on the night by cult 'anti-comedian'Ted Chippington and great support TBC.

Music
Friday, 22 May 2015 - 7:00pm
Private Hire
Friday, 29 May 2015 - 8:00pm

Polly and the Billets Doux are something brilliantly different. Known for their flawless and energy-filled live performances, this genre-defying quartet boasts a genius blend of Folk, Pop, Rock N' Roll, Soul, Country, Blues and even Gospel. “An eclectic and inspired musical blend” The Guardian

Music
Sunday, 31 May 2015 - 1:30pm
Music | Family
Friday, 12 June 2015 - 8:00pm

The Continental is delighted to be welcoming back folk legend Michael Chapman, this time on a double-header bill with the equally highly regarded artist, Bridget St. John.

Music
Friday, 19 June 2015 - 8:00pm

Danny & The Champions Of The World has always been a pretty loose collection of great musicians, songwriters, stowaways and adventurers. The current line up is the most steady so far - it’s not a collective of folks now, it’s a band, a great band.

Music
Saturday, 20 June 2015 - 7:00pm
Private Hire
Saturday, 4 July 2015 - 7:00pm
Private Hire
Friday, 16 October 2015 - 8:00pm

Club night, theme night and tribute to the iconic movie. Expect live music from The Atlantics and more, DJs and the movie on the big screen. Quadrophenia - it's a way of life!

Music | Film
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