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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.

If you experience any problems purchasing tickets online please contact the administrator on 01706 927236.

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.

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The New Year Explosion

matthew-ryan-black-flash-boxingSaturday 31 January 2015

Black Flash Promotions presents "The New Year Explosion"

Black Flash Promotions, British Boxers and BBTV bring you an early 2015 treat, when they stage 'The New Year Explosion'.

The show will feature an exciting line up of fighters from the Collyhurst and Moston Boxing Club and promises to be another fantastic night for the fans in attendance.

Tickets: From £35 - available from the British Boxers website

 

Vesbim Floyd's - The Wall 'LIVE'

vesbim-floyds-the-wallSaturday 7 February 2015

Vesbim have brought together some of the best North West musicians around who have the talent and desire to replicate the music of Pink Floyd to present "The Wall" LIVE with an extra 90 minutes of Floyd and Roger Waters classics from the albums 'Dark Side of the Moon', 'Animals', 'Wish You Were Here', 'Meddle', 'The Final Cut' & 'Amused to Death'.

The Vesbim Floyd band are dedicated to crafting Pink Floyd's performances with careful attention to every note, inflection, expression on their instruments and voices.

In addition there will be the best visual effects of multimedia, projection and lasers to enhance the completely live experience.

Tickets: £16.50 for a 3 hour show. Please check website for more details www.vesbimfloyd.com.

The New No1 Floyd Tribute Band.

Doors 7pm, show starts 7.30pm

buy-tickets online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

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

navi-middleton-arenaFriday 13 February 2015

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, Under 16 £10, Group offer buy 10 get 2 free.

buy-ticketsonline or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Live American Wrestling

american-wrestling-arena-february-2015Saturday 14 February 2015

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: 7.30 pm

Tickets: Adults £12, Children £10 & Family tickets: £36

buy-tickets online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

 

The Trench

the trenchWednesday 18 February 2015

Certificate 15 - 98 mins, Drama, War

A story about a group of soldiers' last days before the battle of the Somme in 1916, showing the conditions in the trenches during World War 1 and taking you into the minds of the soldiers.

Doors 6.30pm, starts 7pm

Prices: Adults £4, Children £2.50, Family ticket £11

buy tickets online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

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The Clone Roses

clone-rosesFriday 27 February 2015

The Clone Roses plus guest DJ Clint Boon of Inspiral Carpets and support from Carjack Malone.

Doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

Tickets £13.50 - special group offer - buy 10 get 2 free.

buy-tickets online at Tickets.com or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Derek Acorah’s Psychic Ether Tour 2015

derek-acorahFriday 6 March 2015

Voted Britain's Favourite Male Medium by the prestigious Soul & Spirit Magazine.

With countless hours of spirit contact, Derek's friendly and sincere delivery, down to earth charm and obvious dedication to his work has endeared him to tens of thousands of people, many of whom regularly attend these amazing live events.

"The model of the modern medium" The Guardian

"It was the first time seeing you in Lancaster last night at the Grand Theatre. Your show was fantastic and I am a great fan. Your work is amazing" Elaine

"I wanted to thank you for all the good things you do for everyone. You are a big inspiration!" Frederika

"Thank you. You helped me more than you will ever know..." Dawn

"I took my wife to the York Opera House. I did not know what to expect. The experience has been exhilarating, and a joyous feeling has been with me since" John

Doors 7pm, show starts 7.30pm

Tickets: £17, Concessions £15, buy 10 get 2 FREE

buy-tickets online at Tickets.com or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Website: www.derekacorah.com/dates

The Hypnotist – LIVE!!!

andrew-newtonFriday 13 March 2015

Andrew Newton's Mind Blowing Comedy Show

All tickets £14 each, no concessions, BUY TWO GET TWO FREE offer by quoting Hypno1, offer applies to online ticket sales only.

Time: Doors 7pm, starts 7.30pm

buy-tickets online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.

Visit Andrew Newton Hypnosis - The Worlds Most Experienced Hypnotist for further information.

Fiddler on the Roof

fiddler-on-the-roof-middleton-arena-revised-2Tuesday 17 March - Sunday 22 March 2015

Performances on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday with Sunday Matinee.

The Jewish Theatre Company presents Fiddler on the Roof.

The JTC have been entertaining audiences for many years. Their latest offering 'Fiddler on the Roof' celebrates their 40th anniversary originally performed by the society in 1975.

The story follows a small Jewish community in the town of Anetevka, Russia in the early 20th Century. Tevye, the main character in the story is a poor milkman trying to make ends meet to support his wife, Golda, and their five daughters. Tevye tries to maintain religious traditions whilst influences from outside the community impact on all their lives.

Written by Joseph Stein and with music by Jerry Stock. This production will have you singing along to familiar songs including Sunrise Sunset, To Life and If I Were a Rich Man. A timeless classic that is a must see for all the family.

Doors: 1.30pm & 7pm, start times: Sunday Matinee 2pm & evenings performances on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday at 7.30pm

Ticket: Adults £15, Under 16s £10 & Family (2 adults/ 2 children) £45

buy-tickets in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020 (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.) 

Flyboys

flyboysWednesday 25 March 2015

Certificate PG-13 - 140 mins Action, Adventure, Drama

The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.

Before the United States entered World War I, young Americans went to France to be fighter pilots, joining the Lafayette Escadrille. This fictional version follows a laconic Texas rancher, an eager Nebraska kid, a Black boxer already in France, and a New York swell, as they arrive green for training, get their baptism by fire when German planes ambush them on their first mission, and graduate to heroics. Rawlings, the Texan, falls in love with a young woman he meets at a bordello. Keeping their eyes on them are Captain Thenault and Cassidy, the resident ace, who keeps a pet lion. Can the boys measure up?

Doors 6.30pm, starts 7pm

Prices: Adults £4, Children £2.50, Family ticket £11

buy tickets online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

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Movie Magic

dawson-academy-movie-magic-posterTuesday 31 March 2015 and Wednesday 1 April 2015

The children, Students and Teachers of Dawson's Academy of Dance & Stage (Bolton) are thrilled to present "Movie Magic!" a spectacular showcase of musical hits from the movies live on stage with dance favourites to suit everyone!

The annual show gives our students the chance to showcase their talent that make them all 'stars' in their own right. Tickets are available to book by phone or online from the Box Office at Middleton Arena. Book now to avoid disappointment!

Please note you can also ring the Academy on Bolton 01204 842481 for more information.

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Adults: £10, Children/Concessions: £8, Family £34 & Group Booking: Buy 10 get 1 free.

buy-tickets online for Tuesday or here buy-tickets for Wednesday or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

The Wizard of Oz

wizard-of-oz-2015Saturday 11 April 2015

It's time to click your heels, clap your hands and let Shone Productions take you 'Over the Rainbow' in their fantastic production of the Wizard of Oz.

Starring winner's of 'Britain's Got Talent' Ashleigh & Pudsey as Dorothy and Toto, The Hilarious Lloyd Hollet as the Scarecrow and Hollyoaks Laura Handley as the Wicked Witch of the West.

Watch Dorothy and her cute dog Toto enter the wonderful Land of Oz during their travels down the yellow brick road they meet some lovely friends including a Scarecrow, Tin Man and even a Lion who really wants some courage. The four new friends travel to see the great and powerful Wizard of Oz, this won't be easy as the Wicked Witch of the West is determined to stop them by any means necessary!

With a strong cast, great scenery, costumes and amazing live band you can't miss this spectacular show. The production promises dazzling dance routines, brilliant songs and plenty of laughter. This fun family show is suitable for all ages. So come on down to the Middleton Arena this Easter on Saturday 11 April.

Show Times: 3pm & 7pm

Ticket Prices: Adults £18, Children £16, Family Ticket £65 (2 Adults & 2 Children), 'Early Bird' - £1 off every ticket booked before 1 January 2015.

buy-tickets online for 3pm performance or buy-tickets 7pm performance or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

ABBA REUNION

abba-reunion-middleton-arenaFriday 17 April 2015

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 Mamma 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 at Tickets.com or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Gallipoli

gallipoli posterWednesday 22 April 2015

Cerificate PG Adventure, Drama, History

Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

The story of a group of young Australian men who leave their various backgrounds behind and sign up to join the ANZACs in World War I. They are sent to Gallipoli, where they encounter the resolute Turkish army whose ally Germany had organized the defences along the peninsula, Kemal Ataturk comes to the fore during this campaign.

Doors 6.30pm, starts 7pm

Prices: Adults £4, Children £2.50, Family ticket £11

buy tickets online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Watch the trailer.

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Rich Hall – 3:10 to Humour

rich-hallFriday 15 May 2015

After a sold out show in 2009, the star of TV's 'Live at the Apollo', 'QI', 'Stand Up for the Week' and 'Otis Lee Crenshaw – London Not Tennessee' returns to Middleton Arena.

Rich Hall's critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. The award-winning Montana native renowned for his expertly crafted tirades and quick fire banter with audiences and delightful musical sequences saddles up and hitches his wagon to tour the British Isles once again.

"Creeps up on you and ambushes your funny bone like no one else." The Scotsman

"Rich Hall is a comedy phenomenon." The Sun

Time: Doors 7:30pm, starts 8pm

Tickets: £16

buy-tickets  online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Middleton Band present The Houghton Weavers

middleton-bandSaturday 16 May 2015

Featuring a special performance from Middleton Youth Band.

Middleton Band were formed in 1876 and 2016 is the 140th Anniversary. To build up to this great occasion the band are try something different in 2015 to promote the band, this being the first event. On Saturday 16th May 2015 we will performing with the Houghton Weavers at Middleton Arena. The evening will feature performances from Middleton Band, the Middleton Youth Band and the Houghton Weavers ending the evening with a mass performance.

For more information on the Middleton Band please check out our website www.middletonband.com or for more information on the Houghton Weavers please check out their website www.houghtonweavers.com.

Time: Doors 7pm, event Starts 7.30pm

Tickets: Adults £12, Concessions £10

Friends of Middleton Band Members will need to call Fred Houghton - 07932 152160 who will be able to assist them with tickets.

buy-tickets online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

All Quiet on the Western Front

quiet on the western frontWednesday 20 May 2015

Certificate UR - 136 mins Drama, War

A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

This is an English language film (made in America) adapted from a novel by German author Erich Maria Remarque. The film follows a group of German schoolboys, talked into enlisting at the beginning of World War 1 by their jingoistic teacher. The story is told entirely through the experiences of the young German recruits and highlights the tragedy of war through the eyes of individuals. As the boys witness death and mutilation all around them, any preconceptions about "the enemy" and the "rights and wrongs" of the conflict disappear, leaving them angry and bewildered. This is highlighted in the scene where Paul mortally wounds a French soldier and then weeps bitterly as he fights to save his life while trapped in a shell crater with the body. The film is not about heroism but about drudgery and futility and the gulf between the concept of war and the actuality.

Doors 6.30pm, starts 7pm

Prices: Adults £4, Children £2.50, Family ticket £11

buy tickets online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

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Mercury - The Ultimate Queen Tribute

mercurySaturday 23 May 2015

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.

Venue: Middleton Arena

Doors 7pm, Show starts 7.30 pm

Tickets: Adults £16, Buy 10 Get 2 Free, Under 16s £8

buy-tickets online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Visit the website for further details Mercury - The Ultimate Tribute.

Sing-a-long-a Frozen

sing a long a frozenSunday 24 May 2015

It's been one of Walt Disney's biggest and greatest box office hits of all time, and now is your chance to sing a long to the smash-hit musical Frozen! Inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, this Oscar-winning sensation has become an instant global phenomenon.

Join in the fun and sing a long to Disney classic hits including: Let it Go, For The First Time In Forever, Do You Want To Build A Snowman, Love is an Open Door and many more!

Sing-a-long-a Frozen will be screened in stunning High Definition, with a bouncing snowflake over the lyrics allowing audiences to follow the music, in true sing a long tradition. Our host will be on stage to guide and encourage the audience to sing a long to each and every song, with fun-filled actions so that everyone can join in!

Audiences are encouraged to dress up as their favourite Frozen character, be a snow queen or snowman for the day!

Sit back enjoy the show and Let it Go! Sing-a-long-a Frozen is a show suitable for all the family, brought to you by Parker & Snell Company.

Performances 11am and 3pm

Tickets: Adults £13, Children/Concessions £10

buy tickets online for 11am or buy tickets for 3pm at Tickets.com or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Joyeux Noel

joyneux noelWednesday 17 June 2015

Certificate PG-13 - 116 mins Drama, History, Music

On Christmas Eve during World War I, the Germans, French, and Scottish fraternize and get to know the men who live on the opposite side of a brutal war, in what became a true lesson of humanity.

In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man's Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood. This film dramatizes one such section as the French, Scottish and German sides partake in the unique event, even though they are aware that their superiors will not tolerate its occurrence.

Doors 6.30pm, starts 7pm

Prices: Adults £4, Children £2.50, Family ticket £11

buy tickets online or in person at the Arena Box Office or ring 0844 855 4020. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Watch the trailer.

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