Middleton Arena

Type:Sports and Leisure Centres

LCpl Joel Halliwell VC Way, Middleton, Greater Manchester, M24 1AG

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At the heart of the arena is the 500 seat auditorium which provides a fully functioning theatre and music and conference centre with licensed bars and café. Hosting top name comedy acts and entertainment throughout the year, Middleton arena is a must visit.

Other facilities include a 4-court sports hall, swimming pools, squash courts and extensive fitness suite.

Middleton Arena has facilities available for a wide range of indoor sports including badminton, bowls, cricket, tennis, football, basketball, netball, table tennis and squash.

The arena has a 6 lane 25-metre pool, a 13-metre small pool, spectator seating for 150 people and male/female changing areas with additional family changing facilities.

The gym in Middleton has a fitness suite that includes cardio and resistance equipment, free weights, vibration training and stretch areas. An additional fitness area is available for programmed sessions.


Thursday, 28th October 2021 - Thursday, 28th October 2021

Audience at a music concertSteve Steinman's Anything For Love - The Meat Loaf Story
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Friday, 29th October 2021 - Friday, 29th October 2021

The Greatest Love of AllThe Greatest Love of All
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Saturday, 30th October 2021 - Saturday, 30th October 2021

Red theatre curtainDirty Dusting
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Thursday, 4th November 2021 - Thursday, 4th November 2021

Hand holding a microphoneDave Spikey - A Funny Thing Happened...I shot Derek Rigby
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Friday, 12th November 2021 - Friday, 12th November 2021

Violinists performingCalling Planet Earth
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Saturday, 13th November 2021 - Saturday, 13th November 2021

Ed Byrne. Ed Byrne - If I'm Honest...Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy.
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Saturday, 13th November 2021 - Saturday, 13th November 2021

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest Ed Byrne: If I'm HonestThe observational comic discusses whether he has any traits worthy of being inherited by his progeny. In addition to his time on the comedy circuit, Byrne has also become a recognisable face on the telly, featuring on *Live At The Apollo*, *Mock The Week, *The Pilgrimage*, *Top Gear* and *QI*.
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Thursday, 18th November 2021 - Thursday, 18th November 2021

Empty red seats in a theatreThe Snow Queen
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Friday, 19th November 2021 - Friday, 19th November 2021

Women singing with hands in the airLisa Stanley
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Saturday, 20th November 2021 - Saturday, 20th November 2021

ShowaddywaddyShowaddywaddyDoo wop nostalgia merchants who performed on *Top of the Pops* more than 50 times and have now been together over 40 years.
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Tuesday, 30th November 2021 - Tuesday, 28th December 2021

Treasure Island - Middleton's Christmas Panto 2021Treasure Island - Middleton's Christmas Panto 2021
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Saturday, 22nd January 2022 - Saturday, 22nd January 2022

The FoundationsThe Foundations
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Friday, 4th February 2022 - Friday, 4th February 2022

A Night At The Musicals - The Opera BoysA Night At The Musicals - The Opera Boys
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Saturday, 5th February 2022 - Saturday, 5th February 2022

Women singing with hands in the airThe Who Story
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Sunday, 6th February 2022 - Sunday, 6th February 2022

Circus SpectacularCircus Spectacular
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Friday, 18th February 2022 - Friday, 18th February 2022

Saturday, 19th February 2022 - Saturday, 19th February 2022

Sunday, 20th February 2022 - Sunday, 20th February 2022

People sitting in a theatre in front of a red curtainThe Wizard of Oz
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Saturday, 26th February 2022 - Saturday, 26th February 2022

Exciting ScienceExciting Science
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Thursday, 24th March 2022 - Thursday, 24th March 2022

Psychic SallyPsychic SallyGot a goldfish that you flushed down the toilet that you need to say sorry to? Now's your chance to apologise through the medium Sally Morgan.
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Friday, 25th March 2022 - Friday, 25th March 2022

Just My ImaginationJust My Imagination
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Saturday, 2nd April 2022 - Saturday, 2nd April 2022

Women singing with hands in the airElvis Show starring Chris Connor
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Saturday, 9th April 2022 - Saturday, 9th April 2022

La VoixLa Voix
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Saturday, 30th April 2022 - Saturday, 30th April 2022

Hello Again - A Tribute to Neil DiamondHello Again - A Tribute to Neil Diamond
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Friday, 6th May 2022 - Friday, 6th May 2022

Hand holding a microphoneTwo Mr P's in a Podcast Live
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Saturday, 7th May 2022 - Saturday, 7th May 2022

Women singing with hands in the airWalk Like A Man
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Friday, 13th May 2022 - Friday, 13th May 2022

Totally TinaTotally TinaTribute to the American singer Tina Turner. Totally Tina recreates the spectacle of her live shows with a six-piece live band, four dancers and Justine Riddoch’s impersonation of the queen of rock and soul. Featuring hits including 'Simply The Best' and 'What’s Love Got To Do With It?'.
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Saturday, 13th August 2022 - Saturday, 13th August 2022

Rochdale Feel Good FestivalRochdale Feel Good Festival
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Friday, 7th October 2022 - Friday, 7th October 2022

Audience at a music concertBlakePoperatic man band.
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Saturday, 22nd October 2022 - Saturday, 22nd October 2022

Audience at a music concertRoy Hemming's Hits of Motown Show
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Wednesday, 9th November 2022 - Wednesday, 9th November 2022

Red theatre curtainThe Ladyboys of Bangkok
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Saturday, 12th November 2022 - Saturday, 12th November 2022

The King is BackThe King is Back
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  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Venue Facilities

  • Licensed premises

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By car, Middleton is approx. five minutes from the M60, junction 19 and the M62, junction 19 and 15 minutes from manchester City Centre.

Opening times

Opening times (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020)
Monday - Friday06:30 - 22:30
Saturday08:30 - 20:00
Sunday08:30 - 19:00

* Slice Café Bar Opening Times

Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm
Sunday 10am - 3pm

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