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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.

Live American Wrestling

middleton-arena-wrestlingSaturday 13 February 2016

A fantastic family show for all to enjoy. Cheer the Good Guys - Boo the Bad Guys.

All action family night - as seen on TV throughout the world.

Doors: 7pm, Show starts 7.30pm

Adults £12, Children £10, Family Tickets £36 prices held for a third successive year, great value!

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.)

One And Only Direction

one-and-only-direction-webSunday 14 February 2016

'This is the jaw-dropping tribute band that will keep One Direction fans Up All Night' - The Sun Newspaper 10 May 2014

Formed following the phenomenal international success of the World's number one boy band, One And Only Direction have arrived to deliver the ultimate tribute experience.

The band's commitment to authenticity delivers high-energy replica stage shows that leave audiences roaring for more. Onlookers will be doing double-takes as the 1D doppelgängers command the stage performing the band's vast catalogue of worldwide smash hit songs - all with confidence, charisma, cheekiness and vocal performances that only One Direction themselves could rival. Their unsurpassed resemblance recently caused the band's Harry and Niall to bring part of Glasgow city centre to a standstill, as screaming fans mistook the lookalikes for the real deal and crowded them for photos and autographs.

Time: 2pm

Ticket Price: Adults £14, Children £12, Family of 4: £45.00 all children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

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.)

The Manchester Model Engineering Exhibition 2016

manchester-model-engineering-exhibitionSaturday 27 and Sunday 28 February 2016

The Northern Association of Model Engineers presents the Manchester Model Engineering Exhibition 2016.

The Northern Association of Model welcomes you to a fantastic exhibition of model engineering including locomotives from gauges 1 to 10¼, stationary engines, i.c. engines, traction engines, etc. This is unique opportunity to see some of the finest model engineering in the world.

A brilliant family day out and an inspiration to all engineers, old and new with many fascinating attractions.

Doors open to the public at 10am

All tickets £3 or £6 on the door - fantastic value!

For more information see www.mmex.co.uk 

Saturday buy-ticketsor Sunday 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.)

The Clone Roses - Spike Island Show

clone-roses-spike-islandFriday 4 March 2016

The world’s No.1 Stone Roses tribute band ‘The Clone Roses’ plus guest DJ Clint Boon of Inspiral Carpets (at 9pm) and support from Carjack Malone.

In May 1990, The Stone Roses performed the now famous Spike Island concert which took place in Widnes, Cheshire.  The gig, which was attended by some 27,000 people, has become legendary over the years as a “Woodstock for the Baggy generation” and the show cemented the Roses’ as one of the UK’s most cult bands of all time.

The Clone Roses are now offering fans the opportunity to re-live those heady Madchester days by performing the Spike Island show with the full set in it’s entirety (plus some other classic songs) and recreating the look and vibe of this iconic show.

Not sure? Well if it’s good enough for Mani and Clint Boon…..

“I can’t believe it’s not butter, the second best Stone Roses in the world” – Mani (The Stone Roses)

“Easily the best Roses tribute in the business” Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets/Radio X)

Doors Open 7.30pm, starts at 8pm

All tickets £13.50, group bookings buy 10 get 1 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.)

999 Battle of the Badges

battle-of-the-badgesFriday 11 March 2016

Only a few tickets at £25 are remaining. Discounts are available for group bookings.

For tickets please ring Stephen Poole on 07791 979709.

Doors open for meal 6pm, food served 6.30pm.
Doors open for non-meal ticket holders 7.15pm.
Boxing starts 7.45pm.

Pre-fight entertainment and post-fight party.

The 'International Ocean Film Tour 2016'

ocean-film-tourTuesday 15 March 2016

Middleton Arena proudly presents in association with KEEN

The 'International Ocean Film Tour 2016'

This prestigious event is coming to Middleton Arena as part of the 2016 European Tour and is a must see film that will not be in the cinemas.

Adventure. Action. Ocean Life. We set sail for our tour's third voyage: In March 2016 the International OCEAN FILM TOUR Volume 3 is on its way with the best ocean adventures and environmental documentaries on board. 120 minutes packed with the most inspiring stories from the seven seas and the best water sports action of the year.

Doors: 7.30pm, starts 8pm

All tickets: £15.50

buy-tickets online direct from the International Ocean Film Tour website

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.)

Take a look at this teaser video.

It's Showtime

dawsons-showtimeMonday 21 and Tuesday 22 March 2016

Dawsons Academy of Dance and Stage featuring hits from the musical, TV and stage.

Doors: 7pm, starts 7.30pm

Tickets: £10, £8 concessions

For tickets plesae ring 01204 842481 daytime or 01204 362072 evenings.

For further information visit their website.

The Producers

the-producers-webTuesday 5 - Sunday 10 April 2016

Presented by The Jewish Theatre Company by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.

The Producers is a musical comedy by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan adapted from Brooks' 1968 film.

The story concerns two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. Complications arise when the show unexpectedly turns out to be successful. The humour of the show draws on ridiculous accents, outrageous caricatures and many show business in-jokes. A combination of unstoppable laughter and sheer happiness, putting the comedy back into musical comedy!

Tickets £15 adults, £10 children (under 16) and £45 family (2 Adults, 2 Children).

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.)

Tuesday buy tickets    Wednesday buy tickets    Thursday buy tickets     Sunday matinee buy tickets    Sunday evening buy tickets

King of Pop - The Legend Continues... Starring Navi

navi-middleton-arenaFriday 29 April 2016

There are several tribute shows to Michael Jackson currently performing around the world, but only ONE will have you believing for just a moment... The legend continues.

This superb production stars 'Navi' who is officially recognised as the world's No.1 MJ impersonator. He is also the only tribute ever to be chosen by Michael Jackson himself. Michael selected Navi to perform at two of his birthday parties and actually gave him a standing ovation. Michael also invited Navi to spend a day at his home 'Neverland'. The pair remained close and Navi was often hired to act as Michael's decoy/body double due to his uncanny resemblance to the star.

Navi has since continued to work at the highest level and has performed in a whopping 57 different countries. Along with his incredible live band and dancers, he is currently taking UK theatres by storm and once again raising the bar in the MJ tribute world with his thrilling new show.

Don't miss King Of Pop – The Legend Continues as Navi brilliantly recreates all the magical classics from the early Jackson 5 songs to mega-hits such as Thriller and Smooth Criminal in a night out the whole family will enjoy.

Doors 7.30pm, show starts 8pm
Tickets: Adults £16.50, Under 16 £10, Group offer buy 10 get 2 free.

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.)

Dominic Kirwan - Here For A Good Time

dominic-kirwin-2016Friday 6 May 2016

Firmly established as one of Ireland’s greatest ever entertainers, Dominic Kirwan hits the road again with a brand new show for 2016.

The ‘Here For A Good Time’ tour once again features Dominic’s fabulous band, always so popular with his legion of followers, but this time there's also a very special new addition! Dominic introduces his son, Barry Kirwan, a talented singer and musician in his own right, touring with his famous father for the first time.

A proud Dominic says ‘Barry has been a professional musician for a number of years now and is planning to launch his own band and show later in the year. I'm delighted to be able to introduce him to my audiences across the UK and Ireland’

So, it's definitely one show not to be missed during 2016.

Book early to avoid disappointment!

Doors 7pm, starts 7.30pm

Tickets £18.50, £16.50 concessions. Groups 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.)

ABBA REUNION Tribute Show

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Friday 13 May 2016

The ABBA REUNION Tribute Show is the creation of an Award Winning West End Director, Producer and Choreographer.

Starring the original 'Frida' from the London West End cast!

ABBA REUNION gives ABBA fans, old and new, the opportunity to once again get together and re-live the addictive ABBA phenomena that swept the airwaves and discos during the 70's and 80's in a truly authentic, feel good, party style tribute concert. From Mama Mia to Dancing Queen, all of the greatest hits are performed with unrivalled authenticity from both an audio and visual perspective with an amazing jaw dropping finale recreation taking you back to where it all began in 1974!

Superbly accurate vocals, harmonies, guitar, keyboards plus back line musicians combined with stunning iconic replica costumes ,choreography and set produce the most authentic and requested ABBA tribute show in the world today.

This concert continues to entertain and enthral throughout the globe and leaves you with just one question...

"Did we just witness the real ABBA Reunion?"

Tickets: Adults £17.50, Under 16s, Concessions & Students £15.50, Group tickets buy 10 get 1 free.

Time: Doors 7pm, starts 7.30pm

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.)

(In order to improve our service we've transferred all Box Office functions to a central office based at Heywood Civic Centre on the above number.)

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

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.)