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Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Coliseum Theatre Fairbottom Street, Oldham OL1 3SW, England
+44 161 624 2829
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Great night out

Went with the family to watch the show. Great night out. However drinks are ridiculously expensive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John F
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Oldham
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i'll be seeing you

very friendly staff either on box office, selling programmes or the 2 bars. Good value for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
robertashton1
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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Located in the very heart of Oldham, the Coliseum Theatre is venerable building with a history stretching back to 1885.We serve a vibrant cross section of the community with an award winning selection of comedy, drama & traditional panto. The history of Oldham Coliseum Theatre spans a period of 128 years making it one of the oldest theatres in Britain still operating today. The theatre is also widely considered as the true home of traditional pantomime and produces a new production each year attracting delighted audiences of over 35,000. The Coliseum Theatre dates back to 1885 when it began life as the Grand American Circus and Hippodrome. Situated in the heart of Oldham and surrounded by almost a dozen other theatres, almost 125 years later, the award winning Coliseum is the only surviving theatre in the town. The Coliseum stage has seen countless performers over the years from comedy greats Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel to fledgling movie stars such as Ralph Fiennes and Minnie Driver. Many of the stars of Manchester staple Coronation Street have also cut their teeth treading the boards at the Coliseum. Oldham Coliseum Theatre is one of the most established and well attended venues in the North West where it produces eight in-house shows each year. It is also operates as a receiving house for touring productions, visiting companies and special one-night events. The Coliseum as we know it today has recently undergone a £1.5M facelift and renovation with improved seating, heating and front of house facilities bringing the venue up-to-date with modern theatre-goers' demands. The auditorium has a capacity of 524 seats, in addition the theatre has a studio space with a more intimate capacity of 50 seats. The inhouse and touring productions seen on the main stage each year offer a balanced programme of drama, comedy, musical, new writing and the annual pantomime.
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Coliseum Theatre Fairbottom Street, Oldham OL1 3SW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with the family to watch the show. Great night out. However drinks are ridiculously expensive. Venue is brilliant!

Thank John F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very friendly staff either on box office, selling programmes or the 2 bars. Good value for money, with shows, dramas etc for a wide variety of people. Only drawback is the constant getting up and down to let other people sit down because there is...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Went to see the production of Bread and Roses and was immensly impressed. The venue was small but perfect for the intimate production. It matched the production beatifully. Staff were welcoming and very helpful.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Had a fabulous time with my family. The coliseum is very clean and all staff are friendly and helpful. The pricing of drinks is quite expensive but is expected in places like this, I could pre-order drinks so they are ready during the interval. I...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

A friend invited me in her hometown to view the production of Bread and Roses at the Oldham Colliseum theatre. She was very proud of the understated gem and it was obvious how easy it would be to fall in love with a humble space...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Thought provoking play, high quality performances from a versatile team of actors, a well-told story, superb singing, enjoyable throughout.That's what I want from a visit to the theatre. Thank you.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

We are regular attenders at Oldham coliseum. Being tightwads we use our travel pass and go all the way from Wythenshawe on the metro. The theatre was not as full as usual but we put that down to the very hot weather and possibly a...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

I have been to Oldham Coliseum Theatre a few times over the years, they put on very good shows - I have never seen a bad show there

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Needs to be modernised, lack of toilets... shame the bar area is so small as a group nowhere to stand/sit together

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

We love visiting this theatre in Oldham. As usual the production was excellent and very professionally performed. Great set and just the right amount of comedy moments. Virtually a sell out and it was a Wednesday Afternoon! The seats are comfy and wherever you sit...More

Thank Janet H
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Charlotte W
7 April 2018|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
I’ve heard it is going to be. And recommissioned at a new place in the town center.
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andyk38
16 November 2017|
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Response from Sue F | Property representative |
Hello there There aren't any hotels in central Manchester. There are a few Travelodges and Premier Inns dotted about the Oldham vicinity - one in Chadderton and one near Elk Mill Retail Park. If you fancied seeing the... More
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reveclipse
17 September 2016|
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Hello there - sorry I missed your question. Give our Box Office staff a ring as they'll be able to answer you on a seat by seat basis. We've got an old auditorium (the seats are very comfortable) and restricted views were... More
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