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Special Events Notice

The date of Rich Hall's '3:10 To Humour' show has been moved to Thursday 18 June. This change is due to Rich Hall's appearance on Channel 4's Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital at the o2 Arena. Existing tickets will be valid for the new Thursday 18 June 2015 date. We will be happy to refund any tickets purchased if you or your guests cannot attend the new date. If you booked them via our box office please phone 0844 855 4020 or visit us in person. If you booked via SeeTickets.com please contact them – they have been advised of the rescheduled date and will refund the face value plus the booking fee once they receive your tickets

Middleton Arena

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The Arena has a regular programme of arts and entertainment including live music, concerts, comedy and dances with stage shows and national tours. With two licensed bars this is the perfect location for a great night out.

The Arena auditorium is a professionally equipped performance space with high quality staging, lighting and sound systems. It seats up to 500 people in theatre style and is also flexible entertainment space that can host up to 300 with a stage and 750 without.

Here you will find information about our programme of forthcoming events.

If you experience any problems purchasing tickets online please contact the administrator on 01706 927236.

Headsets are now available at Middleton Arena to improve sound quality for the hearing impaired in performances. The Sennheiser in-ear headphones rely on infra-red transmitters in the auditorium to transmit sound to the headsets. Six sets of headphones are available at a hire fee of £1 with a £5 refundable deposit. Headphones can be booked in advance through the Middleton Arena box office.

pdfMiddleton Arena What's On Guide January-May 2015

Black Flash Promotions present 'Flash Back'

50s-boxing-show-middleton-arenaSaturday 28 March 2015

Black Flash Promotions in association with British Boxers and BBTV LIVE bring you an evening of professional boxing.

Starring Matthew Ryan, Zelfa 'Brown Flash' Barrett, Ben Mulligan and Chris Monaghan plus an exciting line-up of prospects from the Collyhurst and Moston Boxing Club in Manchester. Tickets for the last shows sold out fast, don't miss out on the this one.

Tickets: £35 stalls, £60 Ringside.

For Tickets call 0800 612 7498 or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visit the website www.blackflashpromotions.co.uk

Movie Magic

dawson-academy-movie-magic-posterTuesday 31 March 2015 and Wednesday 1 April 2015

The children, Students and Teachers of Dawson's Academy of Dance & Stage (Bolton) are thrilled to present "Movie Magic!" a spectacular showcase of musical hits from the movies live on stage with dance favourites to suit everyone!

The annual show gives our students the chance to showcase their talent that make them all 'stars' in their own right. Tickets are available to book by phone or online from the Box Office at Middleton Arena. Book now to avoid disappointment!

Please note you can also ring the Academy on Bolton 01204 842481 for more information.

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Adults: £10, Children/Concessions: £8, Family £34 & Group Booking: Buy 10 get 1 free.

buy-tickets online for Tuesday or here buy-tickets for Wednesday or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

The Wizard of Oz

wizard-of-oz-2015Saturday 11 April 2015

It's time to click your heels, clap your hands and let Shone Productions take you 'Over the Rainbow' in their fantastic production of the Wizard of Oz.

Starring winner's of 'Britain's Got Talent' Ashleigh & Pudsey as Dorothy and Toto, The Hilarious Lloyd Hollet as the Scarecrow and Hollyoaks Laura Handley as the Wicked Witch of the West.

Watch Dorothy and her cute dog Toto enter the wonderful Land of Oz during their travels down the yellow brick road they meet some lovely friends including a Scarecrow, Tin Man and even a Lion who really wants some courage. The four new friends travel to see the great and powerful Wizard of Oz, this won't be easy as the Wicked Witch of the West is determined to stop them by any means necessary!

With a strong cast, great scenery, costumes and amazing live band you can't miss this spectacular show. The production promises dazzling dance routines, brilliant songs and plenty of laughter. This fun family show is suitable for all ages. So come on down to the Middleton Arena this Easter on Saturday 11 April.

Show Times: 3pm & 7pm

Ticket Prices: Adults £18, Children £16, Family Ticket £65 (2 Adults & 2 Children), 'Early Bird' - £1 off every ticket booked before 1 January 2015.

buy-tickets online for 3pm performance or buy-tickets 7pm performance or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

ABBA REUNION

abba-reunion-middleton-arenaFriday 17 April 2015

The ABBA REUNION tribute Show is the creation of an Award Winning West End Director, Producer and Choreographer

Starring the original 'Frida' from the London West End cast!

ABBA REUNION gives Abba fans, old and new, the opportunity to once again get together and re-live the addictive Abba phenomena that swept the airwaves and discos during the 70's and 80's in a truly authentic, feel good, party style tribute concert. From Mamma Mia to Dancing Queen, all of the greatest hits are performed with unrivalled authenticity from both an audio and visual perspective with an amazing jaw dropping finale recreation taking you back to where it all began in 1974!

Superbly accurate vocals, harmonies, guitar, keyboards plus back line musicians combined with stunning iconic replica costumes ,choreography and set produce the most authentic and requested Abba tribute show in the world today.

This concert continues to entertain and enthral throughout the globe and leaves you with just one question...

"DID WE JUST WITNESS THE REAL ABBA REUNION?"

Tickets: Adults £17.50, Under 16s, Concessions & Students £15.50, Group tickets buy 10 get 1 free.

Time: Doors 7pm, starts 7.30pm

buy-tickets online at Tickets.com or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Gallipoli

gallipoli posterWednesday 22 April 2015

Cerificate PG Adventure, Drama, History

Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

The story of a group of young Australian men who leave their various backgrounds behind and sign up to join the ANZACs in World War I. They are sent to Gallipoli, where they encounter the resolute Turkish army whose ally Germany had organized the defences along the peninsula, Kemal Ataturk comes to the fore during this campaign.

Doors 6.30pm, starts 7pm

Prices: Adults £4, Children £2.50, Family ticket £11

buy tickets online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Watch the trailer.

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The Peter Cowap Music Festival 2015

peter cowapSunday 3 May 2015

The PCMF event is a fabulous musical celebration of Middleton's legendary Peter Cowap with an area for dancing when the beat gets to your feet!

This year we have the amazing musician Victor Brox performing! Victor is the recipient of the British Blues Greats Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 and we have great pleasure in welcoming him to the Peter Cowap Music Festival 2015.

We also have our very own Middleton born and bred Jess Kershaw, a young lady with a fabulous voice along with several other bands, the order of which can be found on the PCMF website.

Middleton Pop Stars is the chosen charity for The Peter Cowap Festival this year so come and take your seats for 6 hours of live music for your entertainment

Doors 1.30pm, show starts 2pm till 8pm
Tickets: £7

buy tickets online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

For further information visit  thepetercowapmusicfestival.wordpress.com or Facebook – Peter Cowap Music Festival.

Middleton Band present The Houghton Weavers

middleton-bandSaturday 16 May 2015

Featuring a special performance from Middleton Youth Band.

Middleton Band were formed in 1876 and 2016 is the 140th Anniversary. To build up to this great occasion the band are try something different in 2015 to promote the band, this being the first event. On Saturday 16th May 2015 we will performing with the Houghton Weavers at Middleton Arena. The evening will feature performances from Middleton Band, the Middleton Youth Band and the Houghton Weavers ending the evening with a mass performance.

For more information on the Middleton Band please check out our website www.middletonband.com or for more information on the Houghton Weavers please check out their website www.houghtonweavers.com.

Time: Doors 7pm, event Starts 7.30pm

Tickets: Adults £12, Concessions £10

Friends of Middleton Band Members will need to call Fred Houghton - 07932 152160 who will be able to assist them with tickets.

buy-tickets online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

All Quiet on the Western Front

quiet on the western frontWednesday 20 May 2015

Certificate UR - 136 mins Drama, War

A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

This is an English language film (made in America) adapted from a novel by German author Erich Maria Remarque. The film follows a group of German schoolboys, talked into enlisting at the beginning of World War 1 by their jingoistic teacher. The story is told entirely through the experiences of the young German recruits and highlights the tragedy of war through the eyes of individuals. As the boys witness death and mutilation all around them, any preconceptions about "the enemy" and the "rights and wrongs" of the conflict disappear, leaving them angry and bewildered. This is highlighted in the scene where Paul mortally wounds a French soldier and then weeps bitterly as he fights to save his life while trapped in a shell crater with the body. The film is not about heroism but about drudgery and futility and the gulf between the concept of war and the actuality.

Doors 6.30pm, starts 7pm

Prices: Adults £4, Children £2.50, Family ticket £11

buy tickets online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

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Mercury - The Ultimate Queen Tribute

mercurySaturday 23 May 2015

After a decade on tour, Mercury have firmly established themselves as one of the world's most authentic tributes to the legend that is Freddie Mercury and Queen.

This incredible show features fantastic performances of the most popular Queen hits and showcases the extraordinary vocal range of Joseph Lee Jackson as Freddie Mercury along with the intricate guitar work of Glenn Scrimshaw as Brian May - all backed by superbly crafted harmonies and a driving rhythm section.

Mercury have well and truly earned their reputation as one of the world's finest exponents of the music of Queen and Freddie Mercury- keeping the spirit and magic of the world's greatest ever rock band truly alive.

Venue: Middleton Arena

Doors 7pm, Show starts 7.30 pm

Tickets: Adults £16, Buy 10 Get 2 Free, Under 16s £8

buy-tickets online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Visit the website for further details Mercury - The Ultimate Tribute.

Sing-a-long-a Frozen

sing a long a frozenSunday 24 May 2015

It's been one of Walt Disney's biggest and greatest box office hits of all time, and now is your chance to sing a long to the smash-hit musical Frozen! Inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, this Oscar-winning sensation has become an instant global phenomenon.

Join in the fun and sing a long to Disney classic hits including: Let it Go, For The First Time In Forever, Do You Want To Build A Snowman, Love is an Open Door and many more!

Sing-a-long-a Frozen will be screened in stunning High Definition, with a bouncing snowflake over the lyrics allowing audiences to follow the music, in true sing a long tradition. Our host will be on stage to guide and encourage the audience to sing a long to each and every song, with fun-filled actions so that everyone can join in!

Audiences are encouraged to dress up as their favourite Frozen character, be a snow queen or snowman for the day!

Sit back enjoy the show and Let it Go! Sing-a-long-a Frozen is a show suitable for all the family, brought to you by Parker & Snell Company.

Performances 11am and 3pm

Tickets: Adults £13, Children/Concessions £10

buy tickets online for 11am or buy tickets for 3pm at Tickets.com or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Pure Elite Muscle and Fitness Show

pure elite logoSaturday 6 June 2015

Pure Elite is the UK's newest and freshest Fitness competition. Athletes and models from across the UK all are invited to compete for prizes and most importantly the title and trophy within their chosen category. Anyone can enter, no experience is necessary and you can even attend Pure Elite training camps so you know what to expect on the day.

Categories include fitness model, bikini babe and mum's that lift for women as well as beach body, fitness model and bodybuilding for men.

For more information please see the categories section above.

To enter the next Pure Elite competition please click here.

Doors 12pm, Show from 1pm

Tickets £20

buy tickets online at Tickets.com or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Danny Bhoy – Please Untick This Box

danny-bhoy-webTuesday 9 June 2015

Host of BBC1s 'Live at the Apollo', Danny Bhoy is one of the most globally successful and prolific comics working today. A natural gift for storytelling combines with razor-sharp wit to make him one of the most exciting stand ups to have emerged in recent years. He regularly sells-out tours across Australia, New Zealand and North America highlighting the international appeal of this well-travelled and hard-working young Scot.

"One of the most sparkling wits in the world." The Montreal Gazette

Time: Doors 7pm, starts 7:30pm

Tickets: £15

buy tickets online at Tickets.com or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Joyeux Noel

joyneux noelWednesday 17 June 2015

Certificate PG-13 - 116 mins Drama, History, Music

On Christmas Eve during World War I, the Germans, French, and Scottish fraternize and get to know the men who live on the opposite side of a brutal war, in what became a true lesson of humanity.

In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man's Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood. This film dramatizes one such section as the French, Scottish and German sides partake in the unique event, even though they are aware that their superiors will not tolerate its occurrence.

Doors 6.30pm, starts 7pm

Prices: Adults £4, Children £2.50, Family ticket £11

buy tickets online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Watch the trailer.

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Rich Hall – 3:10 to Humour

rich-hallThursday 18 June 2015

After a sold out show in 2009, the star of TV's 'Live at the Apollo', 'QI', 'Stand Up for the Week' and 'Otis Lee Crenshaw – London Not Tennessee' returns to Middleton Arena.

Rich Hall's critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. The award-winning Montana native renowned for his expertly crafted tirades and quick fire banter with audiences and delightful musical sequences saddles up and hitches his wagon to tour the British Isles once again.

"Creeps up on you and ambushes your funny bone like no one else." The Scotsman

"Rich Hall is a comedy phenomenon." The Sun

Time: Doors 7:30pm, starts 8pm

Tickets: £16

buy tickets online at Tickets.com or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Shawn Klush - Elvis World Tour

shawn-klush-elvis-world-tour-2015Friday 19 June 2015

Direct from the USA, the world's most successful Elvis tribute artist of all time returns to the UK by popular demand. Shawn is touring with his live band, orchestra and Elvis's original backing singers 'The Sweet Inspirations' who toured with Elvis from 1969-1977 and featured in concert movies That's The way It Is, Elvis On Tour and TV special Aloha From Hawaii.
The incredible Shawn Klush first exploded onto the UK scene when 6 million viewers tuned in to see him crowned 'The World's Greatest Elvis' live on BBC One. Soon after, Shawn was also crowned the first ever 'Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion' in Memphis, Tennessee.

On the back of his success, Shawn embarked on an unprecedented world tour, performing to thousands of fans in theatres and arenas across the USA, South America, Europe and Australia. He currently performs annually at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas on the very same stage that Elvis himself performed his record-breaking, live shows throughout the 70's.

Don't miss Shawn Klush on the UK leg of his 2015 World Tour... It simply doesn't get any closer than this! Featuring a live band, orchestra and leading Elvis tribute support.

Doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

Tickets: Premium Seats £31.50, Stalls & Lower Tier: £21.50, Upper Tier: £19.50, Under 16's, OAP's, Students £15, Offers: Buy 10 tickets get 2 free.

Buy premium tickets buy tickets or all other tickets buy tickets online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

King of Pop - The Legend Continues... Starring Navi

navi-middleton-arenaSaturday 12 September 2015

There are several tribute shows to Michael Jackson currently performing around the world, but only ONE will have you believing for just a moment... The Legend Continues.

This superb production stars 'Navi' who is officially recognised as the world's No.1 MJ impersonator. He is also the only tribute ever to be chosen by Michael Jackson himself. Michael selected Navi to perform at two of his birthday parties and actually gave him a standing ovation. Michael also invited Navi to spend a day at his home 'Neverland'. The pair remained close and Navi was often hired to act as Michael's decoy/body double due to his uncanny resemblance to the star.

Navi has since continued to work at the highest level and has performed in a whopping 57 different countries. Along with his incredible live band and dancers, he is currently taking UK theatres by storm and once again raising the bar in the MJ tribute world with his thrilling new show.

Don't miss King Of Pop – The Legend Continues as Navi brilliantly recreates all the magical classics from the early Jackson 5 songs to mega-hits such as Thriller and Smooth Criminal in a night out the whole family will enjoy.

Doors 7.30pm, show starts 8pm
Tickets: Adults £16.50, Under 16 £10, Group offer buy 10 get 2 free.

buy-ticketsonline or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Grimethorpe Colliery Band – ‘Brassed Off’

grimethorpe colliery bandSunday 13 September 2015

The real stars of the smash hit movie ‘Brassed Off’, Grimethorpe Colliery Band are in constant demand for concert appearances across Europe. Having won almost every brass band accolade, they have a highly acclaimed international reputation with countless television appearances and recordings to their credit. 

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon with the fabulous sound of this world famous brass band, performing your favourite classics with passion and style!

“A thoroughly entertaining show … a must.” The Guardian

“Sensational … spectacular!” The Times

“A wonderful show mixed with humour, celebrations and spectacular songs.” Nottingham Post

Time: Doors 2.30pm, starts 3pm

Tickets: £18

buy tickets online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Roy Chubby Brown

roy-chubby-brown-2015Saturday 19 September 2015

Don't Get Fit Get Fat LIVE !

Roy 'Chubby' Brown is a comic genius and one of the funniest comedians in the world.
His outrageous performances are considered unsuitable for mainstream television but his video's and DVD's sell in their millions. His live concerts are legendary and every theatre and concert hall in the UK has put up the 'Sold-out' signs when he has appeared.

He has also taken his brand of humour around the world with huge success in Australia, the USA, the Middle East and Hong Kong. When 'Chubby' comes to town make sure you do not miss out, buy a ticket, 'but be warned' if you are easily offended please stay at home and watch another night of 'boring television'.

Packed with belly busting jokes!

Doors: 7.30pm, starts 8pm

buy-tickets online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Ed Byrne – Outside, Looking In

ed-byrne-outside-looking-inWednesday 30 September 2015

That bloke. You know. The Irish guy. No, not the bald one. The other one. You know him. The one Carol from work really likes. Wait, that might be Jason Byrne. Anyway. Funny chap. Has a new show.

The master of observational comedy, Ed Byrne's television appearances include 'Live At The Apollo', 'Mock the Week', 'The Graham Norton Show' and 'Have I Got News for You'. A sucker for a quiz, he's appeared on 'Celebrity Mastermind' and 'Celebrity Pointless'. Ed is also a regular contributor to comedy and music shows on both BBC Radio 2 and 4 and 6 Music.

"Comedy's holy grail... Go see" The Sunday Times

"Byrne is at the top of his game" The Sunday Telegraph

Time: Doors 7:30pm, starts 8pm
Tickets £19

buy tickets online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020 (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Justin Moorhouse 'Destiny Calling'

justin-moorhouse-middleton-arenaSunday 3 October 2015

Justin is back on the road with his brand new stand-up show for 2015 'Destiny Calling' doing what he does best - making people laugh up and down the country.

'Comedic tour de force...brought a tear to a critical eye' The Herald

Fresh from the 15 date Manchester Arena Phoenix Nights LIVE reunion in aid of Comic Relief (reprising his much loved role of Young Kenny), Justin is ready to hit the road and his coming to a venue near you.

'Moorhouse charms the pants off the crowd' Sunday Times

Justin has recently appeared in the new series of Live at the Apollo (BBC1) and Coronation Street (ITV1). He is currently Champion of Champions on Fighting Talk (BBC Radio 5Live), a familiar voice on talkSPORT as well as Radio 4's News Quiz and winner of Celebrity Mastermind.

'Simultaneously down-to-earth and out-of-this-world' The List

Doors: 7pm, starts 7.30pm

All tickets £16

 buy ticketsonline or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020 (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Showaddywaddy on Tour 2015

showaddywaddyFriday 16 October 2015

Showaddywaddy have been on tour since 1973, and will again be on the road in 2015! The band are playing sold-out shows up and down the land, and there are nearly 100 gigs on the list for 2015/16, which is testament to the band's enduring appeal!

This year, the band will entertain crowds at some of their old favourite venues where they played in the 1970s and 1980s, including Newcastle City Hall, Stoke's Victoria Theatre, and Portsmouth Guildhall, as well as outdoor festivals in the Summer. Showaddywaddy will be in most places throughout the UK from Scotland to the south coast - check out the band's gig dates here, and go along and find out why the band are getting rave reviews!"

Doors 7pm, show starts 7.30pm

All tickets £19

buy tickets online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Middleton Band present Versatile Brass

middleton-band-presents-versatile-brassSaturday 17 October 2015

"Formed in 1972, Versatile Brass have performed around the world for over 40 years. Whilst the personnel have changed over the years the world class standard of the ensemble has remained, as has James Shepherd himself who still performs with the group.

James is one of the most respected cornet/trumpet players in the world. He still has the distinction of being the only brass player to have won the coveted Champion Soloist of Great Britain award in 3 consecutive years and was principal cornet of the famous Black Dyke Mills Band for over 10 years before forming his Versatile Brass. Amongst his many accolades and awards he has been awarded the much coveted Isles Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians for his services to music. All ten of the ensemble members have been at the very highest level of brass playing in the UK for many years. Each performer has been selected by James himself, and each one has been delighted to grasp the opportunity to play with this coveted group.

The original group achieved great success, playing from venues ranging from the Royal Albert Hall to an Australian tour, and everything in between. The name 'Versatile' was chosen to represent not only the virtuosity of the players, but also the variety of music that the ensemble perform. The majority of the group's repertoire has been especially composed or arranged for this group, and the repertoire represents over 400 years of music making, with every conceivable style represented with equal aplomb. To date Versatile Brass have recorded almost 20 albums, almost exclusively featuring bespoke music written for the group.

After a sabbatical period during the 2000s, Jim decided to re-form Versatile Brass in 2013, much to the excitement of all involved. There has been no equivalent 10-piece within the brass band world to replace the original Versatile Brass, and the group's early concerts with the new line-up have quickly come under high demand. The group is now a mixture of long-serving VB members and new talent, each one of whom is an accomplished soloist in their own right. Their combined talents result in vibrant virtuosity, presented with polished professionalism which reaches the highest standards of technical proficiency and artistic musicality.

We hope you will enjoy this premier ensemble of Versatile Virtuosi...."

Doors: 7pm, concert starts 7.30pm

Tickets £12, Concessions £10 (under 16, over 65) no other deals.

buy tickets online at Tickets.com or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Evening of Clairvoyance with renowned Supernaturalist David Holt

david-holtFriday 23 October 2015

Back by popular demand leading UK spirit medium David Holt returns to Middleton Arena in 2015.

Join renowned Supernaturalist David Holt for a very different evening. Does consciousness and the human soul survive death? He says "YES".

Since the age of four David has been able to see, hear and feel the presence of the spirit people around him. Delivering mind blowing evidence of life after death and with no two evenings ever the same, you will be involved in a unique and interactive experience.

Now sit back and listen, the next message could be for you....

Doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

Tickets: £15

buy-tickets online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

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Male Variety Act - Forbidden Nights

forbidden-nightsThursday 5 November 2015

Forbidden Nights - a classy new all male variety show with full theatre production and explosive choreography.

Forbidden are skilled and professionally trained performers, hand-picked from around the UK with charisma, undeniable talent, sparkling personality and honed physiques in equal measure. They can sing, they can dance and they are very easy on the eye! Featuring a vocalist, aerial artist, pole performer and fire act all delivered with an element of naughtiness but not so naughty that you can't bring your Granny! The evening is suitable for ages 18 to 80. Think Cirque de Soleil meets Magic Mike!

Doors: 7pm, show starts 7.30pm

Premium Stall Seating £23.50, all other seats £20

buy tickets in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020 (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Visit the Forbidden Nights website for further information.

Peter Pan

 peter-pan-middleton-arenaWednesday 2 December - Sunday 27 December 2015

Shone Productions in association with Middleton Arena hope you can join us at Christmas for our Biggest, Brightest, Most Magical Pantomime yet, Peter Pan!

It's the tale all about the boy who refuses to grow up and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell as they visit the nursery of Wendy, John & Michael Darling. With a sprinkling of magical fairy dust watch in amazement as Peter and his new friends fly out the nursery window and over London to Neverland. Will Peter Pan & his gang defeat the evil Captain Hook and rid Neverland of evil?

Well there is only one way to find out, So come and see this swashbuckling pantomime adventure with stunning scenery and lots of special effects, amazing costumes, fantastic music, hilarious jokes with lots of audience participation.

Hook your tickets now, the crock is ticking!

Check Out Last Year's Record Breaking Cinderella Trailer

Ticket Prices:

Opening Night Offer - All Seats £10

Off Peak Performances: Adults £16, Children & Concessions £12 & Family Ticket- £48

Peak Performances: Adults £18, Children & Concessions £14 & Family Ticket £54

buy-tickets online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)