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Opening Times

Sports Hall & Squash

Only available for pre booked activities - www.link4lifeolb.org

Squash is Closed

Fitness Suite

Monday to Friday: 6.30am–9.30pm

Saturday & Sunday: 8am–5.30pm


Monday to Friday: 6.30am-9.45pm

Saturday & Sunday: 9am-5.45pm

Fruits of Life Café Bar

Monday - Saturday: 9am-2pm


Badminton Badminton
Bar or Café Bar or Café
Basketball Basketball
Children's Parties Children's Parties
Cricket Cricket
Dance Studio Dance Studio
Education & Groups Education & Groups
Entertainment Entertainment
Fitness Sessions Fitness Sessions
Football Football
Go4it Children's Activities Go4it Children's Activities
Gym Gym
Sports Hall Sports Hall
Squash Courts Squash Courts
Steam Room Steam Room
Swimming Swimming
Table Tennis Table Tennis
Trampolining Trampolining
Venue Hire Venue Hire
Youth Gym Youth Gym

Welcome to Middleton Arena - Auditorium, Sports Facilities & Gym in Middleton

At the heart of the arena is the 500 seat auditorium which provides a fully functioning theatre and music and conference centre with licensed bars and café. Other facilities include a four-court sports hall, swimming pools, squash courts and extensive fitness suite.

Middleton Arena has facilities available for a wide range of indoor sports including badminton, bowls, cricket, tennis, football, basketball, netball, table tennis and squash.

The arena has a six lane 25-metre pool, a 13-metre small pool, spectator seating for 150 people and male/female changing areas with additional family changing facilities.

The gym in Middleton has a fitness suite that includes cardio and resistance equipment, free weights, vibration training and stretch areas. An additional fitness area is available for programmed sessions.

Find out more about our services

Venue Hire

Please ask at the centre for details about:

  • Pool hire for galas and competitions
  • Party packages in the sports hall & pool
  • Room hire for meetings and conferences
  • Specialist event booking

or email arts.events@link4life.org


  • Middleton Arena is fully accessible to public areas with a lift to upper floors.
  • Customers are invited to discuss any special needs.
  • There is on-site parking for 90 cars to the rear of the Arena, accessed via LCpl Joel Halliwell VC Way.
  • Additional disabled and family parking bays are located to the front of the Arena.
  • All parking is free for Arena customers with a maximum stay of 3 hours.
  • An additional Pay & Display car park is located nearby off Old Hall Street.

Contact Information

General Enquiries & Bookings 0161 662 4000

Box Office - Ticket Sales & Event Enquiries 0300 303 8633

Membership Enquiries 01706 923170




General Enquiries

General Enquiries & Bookings
Middleton Arena

0161 662 4000

LCpl Joel Halliwell VC Way
M24 1AG

Box Office

Box Office - Ticket Sales & Event Enquiries
Middleton Arena

0300 303 8633

LCpl Joel Halliwell VC Way
M24 1AG

Membership Enquiries

Membership Enquiries
Middleton Arena

01706 923170

Middleton Arena

LCpl Joel Halliwell VC Way
M24 1AG

Event Hire

Event hire for Corporate, Entertainment and Special Events
Middleton Arena

0300 303 8633

LCpl Joel Halliwell VC Way
M24 1AG