Saddleworth Live at the 

Millgate Arts Centre

We bring the very best quality theatre, music, comedy, cabaret and pantomime to Saddleworth, where Greater Manchester meets the Pennines. 

Theatre in the heart of Saddleworth - The Millgate Arts Centre

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Following government advice about Coronavirus, with deep regret, all performances for this current season at the Millgate Arts Centre are postponed until further notice.

We will remain closed to ensure we play our part in slowing the spread of the virus.

We’ll be closed until further notice and re-open when possible, following government guidance. We’re sorry for the disruption and will be in touch with ticket holders ASAP. More details to follow. (17/3/20)

No Horizon (Postponed)

A new ‘must see’ musical, inspired by the true story of Yorkshire's Nicholas Saunderson. Uplifting, inspiring and truly astounding. Now cruelly forgotten by history, Saunderson sought to make the impossible possible against all the odds.
"One to watch out for." Elaine Paige

Weds 15 Apr 2020, 8pm 

La Voix: The UK's Funniest Redhead (Postponed)

Expect side splitting comedy, huge vocals, mesmerising impressions of the world's biggest divas and buckets full of energy. A truly unique evening of entertainment in the company of a true legend and her live band. TWO NIGHTS ONLY.

Fri 24 Apr 2020, 8pm 
Sat 25 Apr 2020, 8pm 

Claire Martin (Postponed)

Join multi award-winning jazz vocalist, Claire Martin OBE for a celebration of some of the greatest singers of the twentieth century, such as Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald and songs from the Great American Songbook.
“Our finest jazz singer.” The Times

Sat 9 May 2020, 8pm 

A Dog's Tale (Postponed)

Canine comedy capers with the much-loved MIKRON Theatre Company. Explore the extraordinary world of heroic hounds, pampered pedigrees and naughty nobblers through the halls and history of Crufts.

Weds 3 June 2020, 8pm 

Daniel Cainer: Gefilte Fish & Chips (Postponed)

Stories in song from a master songwriter.
Smart, funny, timely and only slightly irreverent, Cainer's deeply moving tales about his Yorkshire childhood, his family and his Jewish heritage are a joy. Comedy at its best.
"Heart-rending, delicate and witty (in all the right places)." Daily Express

Sat 13 June 2020, 8pm

An Evening with Mike Sweeney (Postponed)

Stories and music from broadcasting legend, Mike Sweeney’s 40 year showbiz career. From Salford to Saddleworth; dock-worker to DJ. In conversation with BECKY WANT from BBC Radio Manchester.

Sat 4 July 2020, 8pm

Dick Whittington

Tickets are already flying out for this year's pantomime.
Book now for discounted tickets on 2020 prices!


12-31 December 2020

Past events this season

Redcoats (Mikron Theatre Co.)

Mikron’s radiant Redcoats will guide you through 80 years of Butlins splendour with their trademark mix of fun, pathos and songs.

Weds 9 Oct 2019, 8pm (£13)

Dillie Keane - Love and Other Bad Ideas

Fascinating Aïda's Dillie Keane returns with a delightful evening of hilarious songs and stories, accompanied by Michael Roulston.

Fri 11 Oct 2019, 8pm (£16)

Patti Boulaye: Aretha & Me

Patti Boulaye showcases her one woman show featuring the music of Aretha Franklin. 

Fri 18 Oct 2019, 8pm (£15)

The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton

Mark Farrelly's acclaimed, witty one-man play brilliantly portrays the life of the great British writer whose work includes Gaslight, Rope and Hangover Square.

Fri 1 Nov 2019, 8pm (£13)

Sleeping Beauty

A magical, new, glitttering pantomime for all the family. With a hilarious new script and jaw-dropping special effects, Saddleworth's very own panto will be bigger, better and even more magical than ever.

14 - 31 Dec 2019

'The Dame' starring Peter Duncan

with post show Q&A with the actor and playwright

Olivier award-nominated actor & former Blue Peter daredevil Peter Duncan, in an enthralling drama about the lost world of seaside entertainment, piers and promenades. What lies behind the entertainer's make-up, bluster & bravado?

Sat 15th Feb 2020, 8pm 

Saddleworth Live brings visiting professional theatre companies and performers to the Millgate Arts Centre, Saddleworth’s premier entertainment venue.

We belong to a team of volunteers who work in collaboration to make the Millgate Arts Centre a treasured theatre and community centre for Saddleworth and the wider area.

From hosting famous faces from the world of theatre and entertainment, to showcasing the work of emerging and critically acclaimed performers, we produce a varied and high quality programme for audiences of all ages to enjoy.

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