A season of theatre, music and comedy for 2018 / 2019 at the Millgate Arts Centre
Christine Bovill's PIAF - Fri 12 Oct 2018
Christine Bovill's PIAF - Fri 12 Oct 2018


2017-2018 season information

Tickets for all shows booked so far for the 2017-2918 season are now on sale.


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An astonishing variety of the very best entertainment from around the world in Saddleworth.

DOUBLE nomination for 'Narcissist in the Mirror' at the Manchester Theatre Awards

18 Jan 2018


This morning it was announced that the one-woman play, Narcissist in the Mirror, which played here at the Millgate Arts Centre in October last year, has been nominated for TWO Manchester Theatre Awards: Best New Play and Best Fringe Performance. Congratulations to Rosie Fleeshman, who wrote and performed it and to her mum, Sue Jenkins, who produced and directed it. Both have said how much they appreciated the warmth and support from our Saddleworth audience. Since being performed here, the play has gone on to form part of the PUSH festival at HOME in Manchester, where it continued to receive a very warm reception.

We wish all involved the best for the upcoming Awards ceremony, which will be held on Friday 9th March at The Lowry. A full list of the nominations, including reviews of performances, can be found here.

2017 shows are now sold out! Tickets are on sale now for 2018 shows.

23 Oct 2017

It's been a great first season so far, with 4 sold out shows behind us, we have just two shows left in 2017 - and no tickets left at all!

Tickets for our 2018 shows are on sale now and look out for new shows to be announced very soon. Expect more comedy, music and brand new theatre.

For full details of all events at the Millgate Arts Centre, visit the website.

Proms Night Success

14 Sept 2017

Saddleworth Live’s first event at the Millgate Arts Centre in Delph was a huge success and raised more than a thousand pounds for the venue. The 'Last Night of the Proms’ concert featured 'songs from the shows' performed beautifully by a host of Saddleworth singers led by Mirriam Lawton and Martin Bradbury. The audience were treated to a preview of Saddleworth Musical’s upcoming production of Oliver! with talented, young Samuel Sharp making his debut as Oliver Twist. There was a special surprise for one young woman on the night when her boyfriend proposed to her; to everyone’s delight, she said “Yes”! 

We would like to thank everyone involved in creating the show and all those who attended, for joining in so enthusiastically. It was a great season launch and we are looking forward to hosting more quality nights of entertainment in the months to come.

Here is a short video as a momento.

Date change for Buzz Hawkins: The Man Behind The Bradshaws

14 July 2017

Buzz Hawkins' performance of his show will now be on Sunday 17th September at 7.30pm instead of Saturday 16th September. This means you can enjoy Delph's Party in the Park on the Saturday without missing out on radio's favourite funny family, THE BRADSHAWS, live on stage. Tickets are £15 and available from Delph Library or online.

5 Star review for New York première of Barb Jungr & John McDaniel's new show

23 June 2017

British jazz and international cabaret legend, Barb Jungr and Broadway’s Grammy & Emmy winning composer, pianist and musical director, John McDaniel performed the world première of their show, 'Float Like a Butterfly - The Sting Project', in New York this week. The show will be performed at the Millgate on 24th February 2018. The critics are loving it!

"Whatever new and surprising direction this collaboration takes, it certainly seems to be a match made in musical heaven" TheaterLife.com (New York)

Saddleworth Live to bring top shows to Delph

22 June 2017


The Saddleworth Independent ran a story about Saddleworth Live. Here is the piece by Aimee Belmore.


"AN EXCITING line-up of award-winning plays, music and comedy is coming to Delph thanks to a theatre-loving duo.


Tim Newbold and Michael Powis created a small but popular theatre and performance space upstairs at The Swan pub during their five years there....."