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Middleton Arena Events Archive

The Arena has a regular programme of live music, concerts, dances with stage shows and national tours. Here is a list of events that have appeared over the last few months.

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.)

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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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.)

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.)

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.)

Black Flash Promotions present 'Flash Back'

50s-boxing-show-middleton-arenaSaturday 28 March 2015

Black Flash Promotions in association with British Boxers and BBTV LIVE bring you an evening of professional boxing.

Starring Matthew Ryan, Zelfa 'Brown Flash' Barrett, Ben Mulligan and Chris Monaghan plus an exciting line-up of prospects from the Collyhurst and Moston Boxing Club in Manchester. Tickets for the last shows sold out fast, don't miss out on the this one.

Tickets: £35 stalls, £60 Ringside.

For Tickets call 0800 612 7498 or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visit the website www.blackflashpromotions.co.uk

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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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.) 

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