Since 1885, Oldham Coliseum Theatre has brought joy, entertainment and enrichment to Oldham.

It is thanks to the support of our loyal audiences and generous supporters that we can continue to produce nationally acclaimed work, here in the heart of Oldham. Alongside our work on stage, we work with people across our communities including: local schools from Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside, including SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) schools for children with additional needs; disadvantaged young people who are not currently in full time work, education or employment; theatre-lovers aged over 50 who come together for creative activities; and a community of artists and theatre makers across the North West.

The Coliseum is a cultural and educational charity that works with over 150,000 individuals per year. Registered Charity No 508829.

The Coliseum is supported by Arts Council England, Oldham Council and Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA). We receive corporate sponsorship from local business interested in helping to promote the arts in the area and supporting the regeneration of Oldham. A much-loved venue that is held in great affection in the town, we also have a growing network of supporters who want to become a part of the Coliseum’s exciting story.

We need your help to keep our historic stage packed with high quality productions, protect the Coliseum’s great legacy and ensure the theatre can continue to serve Oldham and its communities for generations to come.

Find further details on our supporters and the ways that you can help to support the Coliseum in this section.

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Your Coliseum Needs You to help keep theatre alive in Oldham. We need your help to protect the Coliseum’s great history and continue to serve Oldham and its communities for generations to come.

To learn more about how you can support Oldham Coliseum Theatre, contact John Edwards, Development Manager, at

How your gift can help:

  • £5 Pays for a young person to participate in two youth productions
  • £10 Subsidises a ticket for a young or older person to enjoy the magic of theatre
  • £20 Pays for a 6 week course for a young person as part of our Pathways programme
  • £50 Buys any number of props for our productions
  • £250 Builds a set for a children’s community production
  • £2000 Would support a young person through our entire theatre skills programme

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