Whats On

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!

Saturday, 25 April 2015 (All day)

Private Hire - Pub/Restaurant open as normal

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

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

Music | Family
Monday, 27 April 2015 - 6:30pm

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

Monday, 27 April 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.

Thursday, 30 April 2015 - 8:00pm

A joint album launch for Dean McPhee's 'Fatima's Hand' and Racker&Orphan's 'Sounds of Insects' LPs, both released April 2015 on the Hood Faire label. Dean brings atmospheric echo-laden electric guitar compositions, while R&A combine acousmatics, live projections, field recordings, and handmade instruments to create mysterious, insectile soundscapes.

Thursday, 7 May 2015 - 8:00pm

Erotica author Pamela DeMenthe hosts the evening and shares with the audience some of the secrets to her literary success. She invites fans to hear a reading of her new release 'Sticky Digits' in a bid to promote this latest "masterpiece". However her readings may reveal more about Pamela than she bargained for...

Thursday, 7 May 2015 - 9:00pm

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

Saturday, 9 May 2015 (All day)

Private Hire - Pub/Restaurant open as normal

Private Hire
Saturday, 9 May 2015 - 7:00pm
Private Hire
Monday, 11 May 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.

Thursday, 14 May 2015 - 5:00pm

As any seasoned veteran knows, it ain't a Continental Beer Festival without a cracking FREE LIVE MUSIC LINE-UP. We've pulled out the stops for you once again, this time with the Saturday night brought to you by our brilliant friends at CLOUDSPOTTING FESTIVAL.

Thursday, 14 May 2015 - 5:00pm

Enjoy over 150 beers & ciders, live music, DJs, Ferret Smokehouse BBQ treats & more over three glorious days in May. Your summer 2015 starts here.

Monday, 18 May 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, 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 fab new band of the moment Sweet Deals on Surgery.

Thursday, 21 May 2015 (All day)

Cultural Collectives are seeking submissions from contemporary artists for a spring event, ‘A Collaborative Take on Preston’, which will be held here on May 21st 2015.

Friday, 22 May 2015 - 7:00pm
Private Hire
Sunday, 24 May 2015 (All day)

Private Hire - Pub/Restaurant open as normal

Private Hire
Sunday, 24 May 2015 - 7:30pm

Aquaserge are a brilliant psych / prog / krautrock / experimental band from France - they'll be joined on the night by UK psych favourites 3D Tanx and Preston's own The Consciousness Collective.

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

Sunday, 31 May 2015 (All day)

Private Hire - Pub/Restaurant open as normal

Private Hire
Sunday, 31 May 2015 - 1:30pm
Music | Family
Thursday, 4 June 2015 - 7:00pm

A fundraising event for the Smiling Alice Appeal. The evening's entertainment will be provided by the enchanting voices of two classically trained opera singers, accompanied by a similarly trained pianist. The repertoire will consist of classical compositions but also take inspiration from other melodic genres with the aim of producing, and providing, a truly beautiful evening.

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.

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.

Saturday, 20 June 2015 - 7:00pm
Private Hire
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 - 8:00pm

Curtis Eller is one of the most eccentric and individual performers in today's independent music scene. The wild-eyed vaudevillian’s banjo-driven, rock & roll songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one.

Thursday, 2 July 2015 - 8:00pm

Radius presents LIFE STORIES, a double bill of new one-act operas by Tim Benjamin with words by Anton Chekhov and Anthony Peter, featuring the sensational voices of Taylor Wilson (mezzo-soprano) in SILENT JACK and James Fisher (bass) in R.I.P. and produced by Radius, creators of Emily and Madame X.

Music | Theatre
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
Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 7:30pm

A hopeless manager, a desperate double act and a not-so-convincing male impersonator attempt an audacious and illegal stunt to save their theatre from closure. Will anyone believe they are the real Marx Brothers?