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Special Notice - Middleton Arena

Market Place, Middleton will be closed to traffic travelling in an easterly direction only, the diversion route is as shown on the pdfdrawing and will be fully signed.

The Traffic Order for this started on Monday 4 April and ends on 20 June.

There will still be access to the Arena via a diversion. Please allow for extra travelling time when visiting.

Important Notice


Link4Life Venues Box Office Services

In order to improve our service we transferred all Box Office functions to a central office based at Heywood Civic Centre.

The new telephone number for all ticket sales is 0300 303 8633. 
(0300 numbers are charged at the local rate and are usually included in your telephone call package).

Email enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For problems with the online ticketing system please contact the box office.

Forthcoming event information:

For a full list of events on sale online for Middleton Arena please click here

See Tickets has additional tickets available for most events www.seetickets.com. An out of hours ticket sales line is available by calling 0871 220 0260. Calls charged at 10p per minute, additional fees apply.

Also see us on www.manchestertheatres.com

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.

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.

Rob Beckett - Mouth of the South

rob-beckettWednesday 1 June 2016

Top stand-up comedy returns to the arena. This time Beckett's back with a brand-new hour of funnies and he's taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread! Star of BBC1's Live at the Apollo, BBC2's Mock the Week and Channel 4's 8 out of 10 Cats.

"**** A revelation" The Scotsman

"Relentlessly smiley, perpetually grinning Londoner whose unshowy, unpretentious but thoroughly funny shtick has every chance of winning him a big audience" The Guardian

Tickets £14

Doors: 7.30pm, starts 8pm

buy ticketsonline or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Contains strong language and adult content - not suitable for under 14s, parental guidance strongly advised.

Mercury - The Ultimate Tribute To Queen and Freddie Mercury

mercury-tribute-bandFriday 10 June 2016

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 7.30pm

Tickets: £16 Adults, £8 under 16, Group bookings buy 10 get 2 free.

buy tickets  online or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

All Folk'd Up

all-folkd-upSunday 12 June 2016

Introducing the most exciting young Irish band to appear in a generation!

With their sound rooted deep in Irish Folk and Celtic Rock, All Folk'd Up take you on a fabulous journey into the depths of traditional Irish Music and American Folk as well as Rock & Modern Classics. This 5 piece band have already made a name for themselves, touring the length and breadth of Ireland and now, they finally embark on their first ever UK Theatre Tour, in the Spring 2016.

For further details and 'The Live Sessions' video showreel check out www.allfolkdup.com.

Time: Doors 7pm, starts 7.30pm

Tickets: Adults £16.50, Concessions £14.50, Group table (10) £145.00

buy-ticketsonline or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Follow Buy Tickets link and enter Coupon Code FOLK for Special 2 for 1 Offer on ticket prices.
 

Summer Serenade

summer-serenadeSunday 19 June 2016

Oldham Choral Society presents Summer Serenade

This is your chance to hear the partnership of Oldham Choral Society and Oldham Band (Lees) as they present a programme of varied and much loved items, all put together to give you a relaxed Summer Evening’s entertainment.

Doors 7pm, starts 7.30pm

Tickets: Adults £7.50, Children £1

buy tickets online or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Derek Acorah - The Soul Reunion Tour 2016

derek-acorah-2016-tourSaturday 25 June 2016

Derek Acorah is one of the foremost names in the world of Psychic Phenomena, as well as a celebrity, author and performer like no other. 

Derek is a thoroughly modern medium whose appeal crosses the generations to young and old alike and he remains the forerunner in the field of paranormal and spiritual matters. Where Derek goes, others follow.

Here is your chance to experience this very special event.

Derek’s brand new ‘Soul Reunion Tour’ will appear at venues across the UK and Europe throughout 2016.

Visit www.derekacorah.com and www.brianshaw.org.uk for further information.

Doors: 7pm, starts 7.30pm

Tickets: Adults £17, Concessions £15

buy-tickets  online or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Christian Women of Influence presents 'Unlimited Confidence'

Friday 1 and Saturday 2 July 2016

Time: Doors 5.30, starts 6pm on Friday and 9am registration for 9.30am start on Saturday

Tickets: £10 and admit the holder to both days.

The theme for both days is 'Unlimited Confidence – you are created to succeed and prosper'.

NB: there will be no crèche facilities and lunch is not provided.

buy-ticketsonline or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Pure Elite Body Building Competition

pure elite logoSunday 31 July 2016

See Pure Elite website for details.

Tickets: £25

Doors open 12.30 pm, Competition starts: 1.30pm

buy tickets online or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Spiritual Extravaganza

spiritual-extravaganzaFriday 26 August to Sunday 28 August 2016

Crystal Angels is hosting a Spiritual Extravaganza at Middleton Arena.

The weekend kicks off with an Evening of Clairvoyance with the fabulous David Holt on Friday 26 August.

This will be followed by a two day Spiritual Spectacular with 45 exhibitors offering private readings available from six top mediums, as well as being able to sample a host of complimentary and holistic therapies such as Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Reiki, Sound Healing & many more!

There will also be spiritual retail stalls selling crystals, jewellery, buddhas, candle, Tropic, Aloe & Homeopathy, just to mention a few!

Admission on the door: Adults £3 per day or £4 for a 2 day pass, Concessions £2 per day

Doors: 10am-5pm

For more information please contact Nicky on 0161 761 2761 or visit www.crystalangels.org.uk

David Holt – An Evening of Clairvoyance

david-holt-spiritual-extravaganzaFriday 26 August 2016

"The UK's leading Spirit Medium delivering mind blowing evidence of life after death."

As a medium it is my purpose to show beyond all doubt that the human soul continues to live after physical death and that the separation we feel when a loved one dies is only temporary.

The character and personality that made your loved ones who they were in life is still very much alive and well in the world of spirit. One day when we make this inevitable journey ourselves, they will be there to greet you. There is nothing to fear in death, it is a very simple and natural part of life’s cycle and just another step in our progression to a higher level of consciousness.

"Your loved ones are only a thought away" David Holt

Tickets £15

Doors: 7pm, starts 8pm

buy-tickets online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Spice Up Your Life

spice-up-your-life-tributeSaturday 10 September 2016

Spice Up Your Life are making the debut theatre performance at Middleton Arena.

Formed in 2013, this Manchester based group has gone from strength to strength, fast becoming the most popular UK tribute to the best girl group of a generation. Spice Up Your Life are thrilled to be performing on home turf as part of their extensive UK tour.

This high energy show covers all their well know hits plus a few extra gems from their solo careers.

As you will see from the videos and photo’s the show aims to be the best look-a-like and sound-a-like show out there, complete with authentic costumes, hair styles, choreography, and downright GIRL POWER! This show will keep you swinging it, shaking it, moving it and making it, so get yourselves down to Middleton Arena this September! Dressing up is encouraged!

Zig-A-Zig-AHHHHHH!

Doors 7pm, starts 7.30pm

All tickets £15 (buy 10 get an additional 2 free)

buy ticketsonline or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Russell Kane - Right Man, Wrong Age

russell-kaneThursday 6 October 2016

Are you 16-years-old, yet feel 21? Are you 40, but tragically faking 25? Or maybe you're full-on 80 years, with the heart of three oxen and the sex drive of a bonobo chimp. Don't worry: this is normal. No one is ever the 'right' age - it's is the beauty and the curse of being a real person. In this brand new show, Russell Kane unleashes another blisteringly-funny, award-winning stand-up performance about growing up, growing down, and why farts will always be funny.

The multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter is best known as the host of three series of BBC3's Live At The Electric, regular appearances on BBC1's Live At Apollo, BBC3's Unzipped, ITV2's Celebrity Juice and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! Now! Russell was nominated four times for prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards before winning Best Show in 2010. He made history as the first comedian to win both the Edinburgh Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival's Barry Award in one year. Famed for his critically acclaimed tours Russell has been performing sell-out shows across the globe and now he is back with this brand new show!
'A seriously good comedian, ★★★★★' The Times

Tickets £17

Doors: 7:30pm, starts 8pm

buy-tickets  online or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

14+ (Parental Guidance) Likely to be swearing and adult content

The Meat Loaf Story

meat-loaf-storySaturday 29 October 2016

The Meat Loaf Story - Rock and Roll Dreams Came True

An epic two hour extravaganza, starring the internationally acclaimed Peter Young and supported by his exceptionally talented backing band.  The unique musicianship of this eight piece live band, complete with Jim Steinman (Will Massey) on piano, will transport you to another world, to experience the Rock and Roll phenomenon that is....Meat Loaf.

With the help of the live band, video projections, set, incredible light show, choreography and dancers, this show promises to have you rocking out to all of Meat Loaf’s greatest hits.

Spanning his extensive musical career, this show follows the highs and the lows that helped contribute to the making of one of the world’s most prolific stars.

If you’re a fan of Meat Loaf….this show is not to be missed!!

Doors 7pm, starts 7.30pm

Tickets £16.50 Adults, £8 Children (under 16). No concessionary price. Buy 10 full price tickets get 1 additional seat free.

buy tickets online or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Jenny Eclair: How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane)

jenny-eclair-webSunday 23 October 2016

Following a complete sell-out spring tour, professional grumpy old woman, 'Splash' survivor, amateur soup maker, author and novice knitter, Jenny Eclair extends her hit tour into the autumn. Jenny is younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine. Semi–bearded and suffering from outbreaks of gout and hysteria, Eclair puts middle age under the microscope and decides whether to laugh, cry or buy a dachshund!

You are most welcome to join her, just button your cardi up properly and wipe that lipstick off your teeth. Part of Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival.

"*****" The Times

Doors: 7.30pm, starts 8pm

Tickets: £17.50

buy-tickets  online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Jack and the Beanstalk

jack-and-the-beanstack-front-castThursday 1 December - Saturday 31 December 2016

A Giant of a Pantomime by Shone Productions Ltd.

'Hugely fun... a panto with all the fillings and fittings starring Alex Reid - Winner of Celebrity Big Brother - as Fleshcreep, The Hilarious Danny Mills as Dame Trott and X Factor's Sophie Wysoczanski as Princess Jill. 

Come and meet our hero Jack as he attemps to defeat the evil Giant and save the village. With help from his mother Dame Trott and his silly brother Billy, Jack dreams of marrying Princess Jill and he hopes that if he saves the days his dreams may come true.

 Ticket prices:

Adult: £16 off-peak, £18 peak
Children & Concessions: £12 off-peak, £14 peak
Familt ticket (2 adults & 2 children): £48 off-peak, £54 peak

buy-tickets  online or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

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