Rochdale Borough Sports Awards

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Paul Chowdhry

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It's time to enter PC's World - Friday 19 September

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Monday Movies

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'Saving Mr Banks', 'Bolt' & 'Wreck it Ralph' movies are coming to Middleton Arena

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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.

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Bolt

big-screen-at-middleton-arenaMonday 4 August 2014

Time: Doors 10am, starts 10.30pm

PG 96 min - Animation, Adventure, Comedy

bolt

The canine star if a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks a across country trek to save his costar from a threat he believes is just as real.

Tickets: Adults £4, Under 16s £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.)

Licensed Bar. Refreshments.

Watch the trailer.

Astro Boy

big-screen-at-middleton-arenaMonday 11 August 2014

Time: Doors 10am, starts 10.30pm

94 min - Animation, Action, Family

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When an android replica of a boy is rejected by his aggrieved creator, he goes off to find his own identity in an adventure that would make him his time's greatest hero.

Tickets: Adults £4, Under 16s £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.)

Licensed Bar. Refreshments.

Watch the trailer.

Rise of the Guardians

big-screen-at-middleton-arenaMonday 18 August 2014

Doors 10am, starts 10.30am

97 min - Animation, Adventure, Family

rise-of-the-guardiansWhen the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.

Tickets: Adults £4, Under 16s £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.)

Licensed Bar. Refreshments.

Watch the trailer.

Cheeki Monkeys

cheeky-monkeysSunday 17 August 2014

BIG Baby & Children's Market

Plenty to keep the little ones amused. Peppa Pig facepainting and lots more.

Pre-loved stalls £10 - keep 100% profit - book now.

Craft and Business stalls available.

Save up tp 90% on pre-loved goods.

Time: 12noon-3pm

Book early to avoid disappointment - see website www.cheekimonkeys.co.uk  for stall bookings - no booking will be taken via the Arena.

Kung Fu Panda 2

big-screen-at-middleton-arenaMonday 25 August 2014

Doors 10am, starts 10.30am

PG 91 min - Animation, Action, Adventure

kung-fu-panda-2Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past.

Tickets: Adults £4, Under 16s £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.)

Licensed Bar. Refreshments.

Watch the trailer.

Transcendence

transcendenceWednesday 3 September 2014

Doors 5.30pm, starts 6pm

12A 119 minutes - Drama, Mystery Sc-Fi

A scientist's drive for artificial intelligence, takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program.

Tickets: Adults £4, Under 16s £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.)

Licensed Bar. Refreshments.

Watch the trailer.

Bad Neighbours

bad-neighboursWednesday 10 September 2014

Doors 5.30pm, starts 6pm

15 - 97 minutes - Comedy

A couple with a new-born baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.

Tickets: Adults £4, Under 16s £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.)

Licensed Bar. Refreshments.

Watch the trailer.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

the-amazing-spiderman-2Wednesday 24 September 2014

Doors Open 5pm, film Starts 6pm

Certificate: 12A Parental Guidance

142 minutes

Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of super villains against him, impacting his life.

Tickets: Adults £4, Under 16s £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.)

Licensed Bar. Refreshments.

Watch the trailer.

Paul Chowdhry – PC's World

paul-chowdhryFriday 19 September 2014

Host of Channel 4's Stand Up For The Week and Star of BBC1's Live at the Apollo Paul Chowdhry is back with his biggest ever tour. The Lafta funniest stand-up award winner of 2013 tackles everything borderline within the human psyche. Why is one person's offence another person's humour? PC may be his initials, but the relentless world he lives in definitely isn't. Why has tackling the preconceptions of political correctness become so offensive? Paul will tackle these areas with hard-hitting subjects like the fine art of attracting a woman, jokes cut from his TV appearances, homosexuality, non-existent customer services and the now infamous 1980's. It's time to enter PC's World.

"Dangerous comic genius." Eastern Eye

'Revives distant memories of Richard Pryor at his relentless best.' The Times

Doors 7.30pm, show starts 8pm

Tickets: £14

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.)

This event is for over 16s only - no refunds will be issued for under 16s.

Shawn Klush - Elvis World Tour

shawn-klush-elvis-world-tourSunday 21 September 2014

Direct from the USA, the world's most successful Elvis tribute artist ever returns to the UK as part of his 2014 World Tour. Six million viewers tuned in as Shawn was crowned 'The World's Greatest Elvis' live on BBC One. He is also the original winner of the coveted 'Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest' in Memphis, TN - Licenced by Elvis Presley Enterprises.

Time: Doors open 7.30pm, starts 8pm

Tickets: Gold Circle: £38.50 which includes:

  • Seating on the first two rows
  • Priority Meet & Great
  • Official Programme
  • Signed Photo
  • VIP lanyard

Stalls & Lower Tier: £19.50, Upper Tier: £18.50, Under 16's £10.00 all areas except GOLD seats. Offers: Buy 10 tickets get 2 free.

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.)

Follow this link for the Gold tickets.

POTLESS

potlessFriday 26 & Saturday 27 September 2014

Ard Knox Theatre Company presents Karen Woods' production of POTLESS. Wendy is a single mum; hungry, lonely and living off benefits until she is offered a life line - a talent competition at the local boozer could be her way out. Potless is an adult play full of real life dramas, ups and downs, laughs, lies and tragedies. A story of family and friends coming together in times of need.

The third of Karen's plays to make it to stage, a show not to be missed!

Tickets £21.50 Stalls, £16.50 Lower Tier, £13.50 Upper Tier

Doors open 7pm, show starts 7.30pm

buy-tickets for Friday or Saturday 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

chubby-brownSaturday 4 October 2014

As politically incorrect as ever 'The World's Most Outrageous Comedian' is far too rude for TV, so this live performance is the only place to catch the flamboyant comedian!

"If easily offended please stay away!"

Warning: This show contains material which may be found offensive - strictly adults only.

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.)

Dave Spikey - Punchlines

dave-spikey-collageFriday 24 October 2014

After two sell out shows at Middleton Arena (2009 and 2011) Dave Spikey returns to kick off his 2014 tour with a brand new show. 'Punchlines' looks at the humour of the unexpected. Co-writer and star of legendary comedy series Phoenix Nights and That Peter Kay Thing, team captain on 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), the Double British Comedy Award Winner is one of the funniest live performers in the UK. Dave will argue that you don't always need a punchline for a joke to be hilarious and suggests that if you doubt him, you should ask the bloke with the big orange head! Part of Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival.

"A national treasure.... a down to earth genius." Liverpool Echo

"Brilliant stand-up." Manchester Evening News

Doors 7:30pm, show starts 8pm

Tickets: £17

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.)

This event is for over 16s only - no refunds will be issued for under 16s.

Mercury - The Ultimate Queen Tribute

mercuryFriday 7 November 2014

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.

Doors 7pm, Show starts 7.30 pm

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

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.

Cinderella

cinderella-middleton-arena-2014-frontClick on the image to enlargeMonday 1 December - Wednesday 24 December 2014

The most magical pantomime of all, you'll have a ball!

Shone Productions are thrilled to be returning to Middleton Arena this Christmas with the most magical pantomime of them all - Cinderella!

Cinderella has always wished of leaving her life of a servant and meet a handsome prince. After the announcement that Prince Charming is to be holding a royal ball, it seems she may get her wish after all. But with the Ugly Sisters about who knows what can happen, still with the help of Cinderella's Fairy Godmother and a generous helping of fairy dust perhaps her wish will come true?

But there is only one way to find out, so come on down to the Middleton Arena this Christmas to see spectacular scenery, stunning costumes, brilliant songs and dance routines and hilarious jokes. From the same team behind last year's smash hit pantomime, Snow White. This will be a fabulous production so get your tickets now and don't be late for the ball!

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.)

Follow this link for performance times, dates and prices.