Saddleworth Players

Based in Delph, Saddleworth Players produces five plays per season between September and June. The theatre is also available for private hire, for parties, conferences and shows. As well as being home to Saddleworth Players, the building – the Millgate Arts Centre – houses the Saddleworth Chamber Concert Society and the Saddleworth Film Society. Regular music nights are also hosted there.

Playhouse 2

Based in the centre of Shaw & Crompton, Playhouse 2 puts on five shows a year, as well as playing host to top quality music nights from some of the best local, national and international performers on the circuit. Shaw’s ‘hidden gem’ is an ideal venue for touring performers, as well as a welcoming venue for audiences.

Curtain Theatre Rochdale

Formed in 1925, the Curtain Theatre in Rochdale is a unique venue in local theatre circles. Run as a private members club, the theatre is almost unique in British amateur theatre for two week runs – and such is its continued success that it regularly sells out every night of its shows – with members retaining their places by coming from as far afield as the Lake District and the Midlands to see every show. You can also reach them at 01706 642008.


ComedySportz UK is the North West's top improvised comedy troupe. ComedySportz is a fast-paced improv comedy show where two teams battle it out for the biggest laughs. The players create quick witted sketches, scenes and songs from whatever suggestions are thrown at them by the audience to create a show that's fast, feelgood and always unpredictably funny.