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Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Oldham Coliseum presents a mix of in house and visiting productions. The theatre also runs a programme of outreach and education activity throughout the year. Our investment is to support the artistic programme and core costs both for home produced main stage work, participatory and education projects.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £600,000
  • 2013-2014: £614,400
  • 2014-2015: £630,374

Video feed

The Picture of Doreen Gray

A Lip Service Theatre and Oldham Coliseum Theatre Production Thursday 16 - Saturday 25 October Directed by Gwenda Hughes Designed by Foxton Music by Akintayo Akinbode Directed by Kevin Shaw Designed by Foxton Comedy duo Lip Service discuss their new production, The Picture of Doreen Gray. Book tickets on 0161 624 2829 or visit http://www.coliseum.org.uk/plays/the-picture-of-doreen-gray/ Video production by Greek Bloke Productions

Our Day Out: The Musical

An Oldham Coliseum Theatre Production Friday 5 - Saturday 27 September By Willy Russell Songs and Music by Willy Russell and Bob Eaton Directed by Kevin Shaw Designed by Foxton The large cast tell us a bit about Our Day Out: The Musical Book tickets on 0161 624 2829 or visit http://www.coliseum.org.uk/plays/our-day-out-the-musical/ Video production by Greek Bloke Productions

Close the Coalhouse Door

An Oldham Coliseum Theatre Production Friday 20 June - Saturday 12 July By Alan Plater Directed by Kevin Shaw Designed by Foxton The director and cast speak about Close the Coalhouse Door Book tickets on 0161 624 2829 or visit http://www.coliseum.org.uk/plays/close-the-coalhouse-door/ Video production by Greek Bloke Productions

Mitchell and Kenyon Revisited 2014 - Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Oldham residents get into the Edwardian spirit to celebrate The Life and Times of Mitchell and Kenyon - http://www.coliseum.org.uk/plays/the-life-and-times-of-mitchell-and-kenyon/

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Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo: 7 - 33 March

An Oldham Coliseum Theatre Production 7 - 22 March By Dario Fo Adapted by Deborah McAndrew Directed by Kevin Shaw Designed by Foxton The director and cast speak about Accidental Death of an Anarchist. Book tickets on 0161 624 2829 or visit http://www.coliseum.org.uk/plays/accidental-death-of-an-anarchist/ Video production by Greek Bloke Productions

Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn

An Oldham Coliseum Theatre and Harrogate Theatre Production 31 January - 22 February 2014 By Alan Ayckbourn Directed by Robin Herford The director and cast speak about Bedroom Farce. Book tickets on 0161 624 2829 or visit http://www.coliseum.org.uk/plays/bedroom-farce/ Video production by Greek Bloke Productions

Jack and the Beanstalk at Oldham Coliseum Theatre

An Oldham Coliseum Theatre Production Saturday 16 November 2013 - Saturday 4 January 2014 Jack and the Beanstalk Written by Fine Time Fontayne and Kevin Shaw Directed by Kevin Shaw Designed by Celia Perkins Listen to the cast speak about this year's panto, Jack and the Beanstalk. Book tickets on 0161 624 2829 or visit www.coliseum.org.uk Video production by Greek Bloke Productions

Animal Fram Trailer

An Oldham Coliseum Theatre Education and ALRA North Community Tour Fri 14 -- Sat 29 June 2013 By George Orwell Adapted for the stage by Peter Hall Directed by Kevin Shaw Listen to ALRA postgraduates speak about Animal Farm.

Noël Coward's Hay Fever

An Oldham Coliseum Theatre Production Fri 14 - Sat 29 June 2013 Noël Coward's Hay Fever Directed by Kevin Shaw Designed by Dawn Allsopp Listen to the cast speak about Hay Fever. Book tickets on 0161 624 2829 or visit www.coliseum.org.uk Video production by Greek Bloke Productions

Ladies' Day

An Oldham Coliseum Theatre Production Fri 10 - Sat 25 May 2013 Ladies' Day By Amanda Whittington Directed by Gareth Tudor Price Designed by Foxton Listen to the cast speak about their characters in Ladies' Day. Book tickets on 0161 624 2829 or visit www.coliseum.org.uk Video production by Greek Bloke Productions

Blonde Bombshells of 1943

An Oldham Coliseum Theatre and New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme Co-Production 12 April - 4 May 2013 Blomde Bombshells of 1943 A Play with Music by Alan Plater Directed by Kevin Shaw Designed by Foxton Take a look at our show Blonde Bombshells of 1943. Book tickets on 0161 624 2829 or visit www.coliseum.org.uk Video production by Greek Bloke Productions

Sugar Daddies

An Oldham Coliseum Theatre and Harrogate Theatre Co- Production 12 -- 30 March 2013 Sugar Daddies By Alan Ayckbourn Directed by Robin Herford Designed by Michael Holt Listen to the cast as they tell us about Alan Ayckbourn's Sugar Daddies. 0161 624 2829 / www.coliseum.org.uk Video production by Greek Bloke Productions.

David Copperfield

An Oldham Coliseum Theatre Production 8 -- 23 February 2013 David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Adapted by Alastair Cording Directed by Kevin Shaw Designed by Alison Heffernan Listen to the cast as they tell us about the Coliseum production of David Copperfield. Video production by Greek Bloke Productions.

Refurbishment Film -- Part Four

From January to July 2012 the Oldham Coliseum Theatre produced a whole season of productions at new locations while their usual theatre was closed for some essential refurbishment work. This is the fourth in a series of films about the Coliseum's refurbishment. In this film we see the company re-open their brand new theatre with a special gala production - Curtain Up at the Coliseum. Video produced by Greek Bloke Productions.

The Growing Stage at Oldham Coliseum Theatre

The Growing Stage project was set up to ensure that young people in Oldham lead on the development of opportunities available to them within a professional theatre environment. The project has run for three years, looking at development and delivery opportunities across a whole range of theatre related activities including peer to peer training and numerous community projects. Video produced by Peopleprint Community Media.

Cinders and friends

Hear all about this year's panto -- Cinderella -- with the cast of Oldham Coliseum's annual pantomime. Cinderella runs until 12 January 2013. To book tickets call 0161 624 2829 or visit www.coliseum.org.uk. Video produced by Greek Bloke Productions.

Refurbishment film -- Part Three

From January to July 2012 the Oldham Coliseum Theatre produced a whole season of productions at new locations while their usual theatre was closed for some essential refurbishment work. This is the third in a series of films about the Coliseum's refurbishment. In this film take a trip into the Coliseum's building while the renovation is taking place and find out more about the logistics of producing a play outside in Alexandra Park. The theatre re-opens in October with a special gala celebration of Oldham Coliseum on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October as well as a FREE Open Day on Saturday 27 October. Video produced by Greek Bloke Productions.

Star-Cross'd

An Oldham Coliseum Theatre Production 12 - 22 July 2012 At Alexandra Park Oldham Star-Cross'd By Ian Kershaw Directed by Kevin Shaw Designed by Alison Heffernan A modern day adaptation of Romeo & Juliet with an Oldham twist.

Footage from Dumb Show rehearsals

The cast of Dumb Show tell us about Joe Penhall's grubby black comedy exploring the relationship between press and celebrity. Dumb Show runs at the Grange Arts Centre from 12 -- 30 June. To book tickets call 0161 624 2829 or visit www.coliseum.org.uk. Video produced by Greek Bloke Productions.

Youth Steering Group promo video

Find out more about how you can get involved with the Oldham Coliseum as part of the Steering Group for people aged 14 - 25yrs.

A word from Alfie Elkins

Bill Naughton's Alfie runs from 11 -- 28 April at the Grange Arts Centre, Oldham. To book tickets call 0161 624 2829 or visit www.coliseum.org.uk. An Oldham Coliseum Theatre; Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough; New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Octagon Theatre Bolton Production.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

A trailer for Oldham Coliseum Theatre and IMITATING THE DOG's production of The Hound of the Baskervilles. The Hound of the Baskervilles opens at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield on the 12 March, then goes on national tour. To book tickets call 0161 624 2829 or visit www.coliseum.org.uk. Video produced by Greek Bloke Productions

Refurbishment film -- Part Two

The Oldham Coliseum Theatre will be moving out of its usual home on Fairbottom Street in January 2012 while the building undergoes some essential refurbishment work. This is the second in a series of films about the Coliseum's refurbishment. In this film find out where the company are rehearsing, see the opening of the new box office in the centre of Oldham and take a glimpse at the empty auditorium as the refurbishment begins. Video produced by Greek Bloke Productions.

Taking Steps

The cast of Oldham Coliseum Theatre's current production - Alan Ayckbourn's Taking Steps - chat about their characters and the play. Taking Steps runs until 10 March at the Grange Arts Centre. To book tickets call 0161 624 2829 or visit www.coliseum.org.uk. Video produced by Greek Bloke Productions

Pride in Oldham

Here's a video we made for the Oldham Chronicle Pride in Oldham dinner but it's just as fun to watch without a three course meal in front of you. Dick Whittington runs until 14 January. To book tickets call 0161 624 2829 or visit www.coliseum.org.uk. Video produced by Greek Bloke Productions

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Fairbottom Street
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OL1 3SW

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