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Hull Venue details first raft of shows

Hull Venue, a new 3,500-seat, multi-purpose complex in the English city, has revealed details of its first four shows ahead of its opening later this year.

Cult comedy The League of Gentlemen will visit Hull Venue on September 4. The show was co-created by, and stars, Hull’s Reece Shearsmith. The event will form part of the show’s first UK tour in more than 12 years.

The venue will also play host to a ‘Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals’ event in the spring of 2019. The event will feature some of the BBC programme’s professional dancers and has been pencilled in for May 19, 2019.

Roger Taylor & Brian May’s Queen Extravaganza will also visit Hull Venue on October 28 for what is the first confirmed music event at the complex. The show will form part of a month-long tour of the UK and will feature a host of Queen hits.

Finally, the venue will host a Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary In Concert event on December 1 this year. The event will see the film played in full on the venue’s big screen, with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra to provide a live soundtrack.

Hull was the UK City of Culture for 2017 and its latest venue is due to open this summer. Other event announcements are expected in the coming weeks.

Hull Venue is operated by SMG Europe, which also oversees venues such as Leeds’ First Direct Arena, Manchester Arena, Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena and the York Barbican.

Last October, Dan Harris was appointed as the venue’s general manager.

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