Buckle in for comedy, karaoke and theatre at intu Trafford Centre this July
Summer plans may be looking a bit different this year but, with live performance venues still off limits, one enterprising experience is bringing the show to you…it’s time to buckle in for Car Park Party.
The drive-in show, which visits intu Trafford Centre from 25th - 26th July, promises ‘the UK’s only live touring event’ of its kind (although it’s not the first in Manchester: the similarly-named Park ‘N’ Party kicked off this month with a series of experiences in EventCity, while 4TheFans is screening football matches at Bowlers).
Each day will hold a different fun-filled experience - including Car Park Comedy, Car Park Karaoke and Car Park Theatre - with some of the industries' leading brands.
The shows will take place on Peel 7 car park at intu Trafford Centre. A traffic management system will be in operation, all vehicles will be parked two metres apart and tickets will be scanned through the window. Food and beverages will be available to buy and takeaway, adhering to government guidelines, while accessible toilet facilities will be provided with appropriate measures in place.
The entertainment begins on Saturday evening with a spectacular sing-along concert from the Massaoke Band, including ‘A Night at the Musicals’ and ‘Back to the Eighties.’ The following day, families are in for a treat when Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain brings live theatre to the car park, and Sunday evening will see Comedy Store curate some of the UK’s top comedic talent.
There will be limited tickets for each show, priced at £35 per car for Comedy & Karaoke and £30 per car for Theatre (£2.50 booking fee applies).
Alison Niven, centre director at intu Trafford Centre, said: “We’re always looking for unique experiences to delight our visitors, but due to social distancing measures we’ve had to think a little differently this summer. We’re therefore delighted to welcome Car Park Party, which promises to be a safe and fun event that will put a smile on the whole family’s face.”
Car Park Party takes place at intu Trafford Centre from 25th - 26th July. Tickets are now available on the website
Car Park Party: Full listings
CAR PARK KARAOKE with The Massaoke Band | Saturday 25th July, 7pm and 9pm
The idea is simple: a brilliant live band play the greatest anthems of all time with giant screens projecting lyrics, reinventing the car sing-a-long so all the family can join in. The Massaoke Band bring the party wherever they play; they’ve had thousands singing along with them at shows including Glastonbury and Latitude Festivals, the Rugby World Cup and Fringe Festivals around the world, establishing The Massaoke Band as one of the most exhilarating live acts around.
CAR PARK THEATRE with Horrible Histories Live On Stage | Sunday 26th July, 2.30pm
Based on the best-selling books written by Terry Deary and published by Scholastic, Horrible Histories Live On Stage launched in 2005 with the world premieres of Terrible Tudors and Vile Victorians. Since then the Birmingham Stage Company has produced 18 different Horrible shows - including the longest-running children’s show in West End history, Barmy Britain - and performed to over three million people in the UK, as well as in many countries worldwide.
CAR PARK COMEDY with The Comedy Store | Sunday 26th July, 6pm and 8.30pm
With nearly 40 years’ experience in the business, The Comedy Store is renowned as a breeding ground for new talent and remains the place to see tomorrow’s stars today. The likes of Eddie Izzard, John Bishop, Jimmy Carr, Rhod Gilbert and Sarah Millican have all cut their comedy teeth with The Comedy Store. Car Park Comedy will showcase the most exciting funny folk of today (many of whom you will recognise from shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You), with a lorry-load of laughs guaranteed.