Saddleworth Live at the Millgate Arts Centre

The Big Tiny are back in 2023 with a brand new family pantomime, Rumpelstiltskin. Book now to avoid disappointment.

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

Comedy, drama, live music, cabaret, panto...

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

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. We works together to develop, run and maintain the theatre

For more information, contact Tim Newbold and Michael Powis (Saddleworth Live) on 07515 392462 or email

Saddleworth Live Events 2022 - 2023

Millgate Arts Centre Golden Jubilee Season

Millgate Concert for Queen Elizabeth

Sat 10 September 2022

Saddleworth's brightest stars' annual fundraising concert for the Millgate pays tribute to the life and service of our late Queen.


Red Sky at Night

Weds 05 October 2022

The wild and wonderful world of weather: a brand new play with music from the MIKRON Theatre Company. 


Julie: The Musical

Fri 28 October 2022

A brand new original musical JULIE - telling the life and adventures of historical LGBTQ+ icon Julie D'Aubigny



10 - 31 December 2022

Expect stupendous production values and a side-splitting script that make this special Big Tiny show the best little pantomime in the country!


Adorable Dora

Fri 3 March 2023

Rosie Ashe pays tribute to national treasure Dora Bryan, whose showbiz career spanned eight decades! Expect loads of fun, stories, music and laughter.


Judy & Liza

Sat 25 March 2023

Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli are back together - set against the backdrop of their infamous 1964 London Palladium concert. Don't miss the opportunity to see 'Judy and Liza' live on stage!


Dobcross Silver Band & The Bailey Dolls

Sun 23 April 2023

Sunday afternoon concert with the world famous Dobcross Silver Band and vocal harmony trio The Bailey Dolls.


Ventriloquest - A Life in the Day of Arthur Lager 

Sat 29 April 2023

with TV Comedy Ventriloquist Steve Hewlett. Britain’s Got Talent finalist comes to the Millgate with a brilliant family show.


Mike Sweeney's 60s Classics

Sat 20 May 2023

Radio legend Mike Sweeney & friends return to the Millgate with a full live music concert celebrating the decade in music most dear to his heart.



9-31 December 2023

The Big Tiny are back with a brand new, fabulous professional pantomime for 2023.

Book now to avoid disappointment.


Full list of events

2022 - 2023 is the Millgate's Golden Anniversary. For a full list of events (including plays, musicals, operetta, films, concerts and pantomime) and for more information about the venue, please visit the website