The Millgate Arts Centre

The Millgate Arts Centre has a raked auditorium seating 158 people.

Millgate Arts Centre is home to a thriving local arts community, providing a base for theatre, film and concert societies and Saddleworth Live. The Millgate Arts Centre holds art exhibitions and is available for hire for business or personal use.   It has a 157-seat raked auditorium with excellent sound and light facilities as well as a comfortable bar area, where you can meet and socialise before and after the performances.

Also at the Millgate Arts Centre

Saddleworth Players

Saddleworth Players is a thriving amateur theatre company based in the Millgate Arts Centre, Delph. The society produces five plays per season, a Christmas production and participates in the four-yearly Saddleworth Festival of the Arts.


Their standard season consists of five plays, in additional to which they put on one act plays which tour the north of England performing in festivals, regular Christmas productions, and a subscribers’ night show at the end of each season.


They always have room for new actors, workers on stage, backstage helpers, front of house and bar staff. For more information, please contact Edwina Rigby on 0161 626 3917.


They also have regular play readings which take place in the bar, which are a great opportunity for people to come along, meet people from the theatre and get involved. For more information, please contact Maurice Reid on 01457 874096.

Saddleworth Players is a thriving amateur theatre company.

Saddleworth Players season 2018-2019

Out of Sight, Out of Murder

29 Sept - 6 Oct 2018


The Pitman Painters

24 Nov - 1 Dec 2018


Playhouse Creatures

2 - 9 Feb 2019


The Thrill of Love

30 Mar - 6 Apr 2019



1 - 8 June 2019


Saddleworth Concert Society

Saddleworth Concerts Society plays host to some of the finest national and international musical talent, right on your doorstep. With four concerts each season, it is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to see some of the best in classical and contemporary classical music.


A subscription ticket for all four concerts is £45. Tickets for individual concerts are £12. Concessionary price for school children and music students is £4.00 per concert. Ticket requests with cheque made payable to "Saddleworth Concerts Society" and stamped addressed envelope should be sent to: Mr Paul Amatt, Treasurer SCCS, 7 Burnedge Fold Road, Grasscroft, Saddleworth OL4 4EE

Saddleworth Concerts Society plays host to some of the finest national and international musical talent

Saddleworth Concerts Society season 2018-2019

Clare Hammond

17 Oct 2018


Quatuor Danel

5 Dec 2018


Trio Volant

13 Feb 2019


Kosmos Ensemble

13 Mar 2019


Saddleworth Film Society

Saddleworth Film Society is a group dedicated to providing a local outlet for high quality independent and foreign language films in the area. Showing 10 films each season, it is an opportunity to see some of the best films released each year locally and on the big screen.


Membership of Saddleworth Film Society costs £30 for the season, and guest tickets for any individual show are £5. Films are shown at the Millgate Arts Centre on Monday evenings. For details contact Howard Wrigley on 01457 8766000 or Nancy Hobson on 0161 665 2821.

Saddleworth Film Society are based at the Millgate Arts Centre in Delph.

Saddleworth Film Society season 2018-2019


Death of Stalin

15 Oct 2018


The Shape of Water

12 Nov 2018


The Big Sick

10 Dec 2018


A Fantastic Woman

14 Jan 2019


In Between

11 Feb 2019


Lady Bird

18 Mar 2019



15 Apr 2019


Funny Cow

13 May 2019


Happy End

10 June 2019

Millgate Auditorium Appeal

For details about the Millgate Arts Centre's auditorium refurbishment appeal and how you can support our community theatre please visit


Many thanks to Mirriam Lawton and friends for entertaining us with their 'Millgate Night at the Proms' evening on 8th September 2018 which raised over £1,500.

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