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. 

The Millgate Arts Centre is a hub for theatre and creativity in Saddleworth

'The Dame' starring Peter Duncan

Olivier award-nominated actor & former Blue Peter daredevil Peter Duncan, in an enthralling drama about the lost world of seaside entertainment, panto, piers and promenades.

Sat 15th Feb 2020, 8pm 

'In Loyal Company' & 'Fragility of Man'

David William Bryan performs two smash hit one-man plays in one night

Sat 7 March 2020, 7.30pm 

No Horizon

A new musical journey inspired by the astonishing true Yorkshire story

Weds 15 Apr 2020, 8pm 

La Voix: The UK's Funniest Redhead

Britain’s most glamorous Diva is back with a brand-new show, new songs and even more fabulous dresses!

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

Claire Martin

"Our finest jazz singer" (The Times) celebrates the greatest jazz singers of the 20th Century, such as  Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, with songs from the Great American Songbook.

Sat 9 May 2020, 8pm 

A Dog's Tale

Mikron Theatre Company: Canine comedy capers.

Weds 3 June 2020, 8pm 

Daniel Cainer: Gefilte Fish & Chips

Stories in song from a master songwriter.

Sat 13 June 2020, 8pm

An Evening with Mike Sweeney

Music and stories from Mike Sweeney, in conversation with BBC Radio Manchester's Becky Want

Sat 4 July 2020, 8pm

Dick Whittington

Our dazzling new pantomime for 2020. Traditional panto fun for all the family.

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

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.