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Middleton 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 for a £5 refundable deposit. Headphones can be booked in advance through the Middleton Arena box office.

Box Office Services

We have a Box Office available at both Middleton Arena and Heywood Civic Centre.

Opening times:
Heywood Civic Centre     Tuesday - Friday 9am-4.30pm
Middleton Arena               Tuesday - Friday 10am - 2pm

For Box Office ticket sales, please call 0300 303 8633   

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

(Calls charged at 10p per minute, additional fees apply). (0300 numbers are charged at the local rate and are usually included in your telephone call package).

Accessible Seating Information

Theatre Seating

We have limited availability for wheelchairs, customers requiring wheelchair access must contact the Box Office directly to purchase tickets.

Rows K-Z are not available for wheelchair users.

Cabaret Seating

Wheelchairs users can access both levels of the auditorium. 

The upper auditorium is accessible by lifts to the first floor.

For all accessible seating requests please contact the Box Office on 0300 303 8633 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Middleton Arena is available for hire.  To check availability and prices, please contact the centre directly.

Upcoming Events


Middleton Arena

LCpl Joel Halliwell VC Way
Greater Manchester
M24 1AG

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