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Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Coliseum Theatre Fairbottom Street, Oldham OL1 3SW, England
+44 161 624 2829
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xmas panto

Had a family visit to watch Dick Whittington one evening through the week with my 3 children. we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mercersmob
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Great Xmas Panto from two Happy grandparents

Superb family entertainment from a brilliant cast. The singing and humour was excellent. Our two... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
stevekathybithell
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oldham UK
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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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Coliseum Theatre Fairbottom Street, Oldham OL1 3SW, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a family visit to watch Dick Whittington one evening through the week with my 3 children. we had a fantastic time the show was absolutely great. The Coliseum has been a big part of my life growing up like many other Oldhamers visiting each...More

2  Thank mercersmob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb family entertainment from a brilliant cast. The singing and humour was excellent. Our two grandkids aged 6 and 8 loved it and joined in with all the songs They loved the final parts which featured all the latest songs from the charts Pantomime as...More

1  Thank stevekathybithell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oldhams local theatre, great little place with brilliant shows, very helpful staff. Just been to the yearly Pantomime, really good, very funny.

1  Thank Johnhickling
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was a little apprehensive about taking my grandson to his first pantomime when the rest of the theatre was going to be full of school groups for this afternoon performance on December 7th. After the experience I ALWAYS want to go in future to...More

1  Thank William S
Reviewed 11 December 2017

My partner and I visited Oldham Coliseum for the Saturday matinee performance of Dick Whittington and we had a great time. The show was clever, funny and lively with excellent performances all round. We particularly liked the cat; it can't always be easy getting the...More

2  Thank Annie W
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Saw Dick Whittington the panto here. Really enjoyed the performance as did the kids. Good old historic building which has had a bit of a make over. Will be sad when they move to new building.More

2  Thank bugattilover
Sue F, Public Relations Manager at Oldham Coliseum Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed the pantomime. Our move has been made necessary by us outgrowing our lovely but falling apart building which dates back to 1885. In so many ways, often invisible to the public, it's...More

Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

What an absolutely fabulous performance. The Dame is our absolute favourite. Pulls it out the bag every year. Sooooo funny. Love him. He's the reason we go year on year. X

1  Thank Harper100
Sue F, Public Relations Manager at Oldham Coliseum Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thanks so much for your review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed Dick Whittington and you're a firm Coliseum panto fan. See you next year at Cinderella!

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Attended a performance of The Weir which had great reveiws but found it quite weak and not at all as portrayed and it lacked in effects. It could have been a scary ghost story and with a little bit of imagination, some sound and lighting...More

1  Thank DerekfromOwdam
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Theatre at its best developing new talent and where many TV and film stars started . Latest visit was for a comedy Up and Under really funny. Pantomime is best in UK whilst it doesn't have the "big celebrities" it beats the big productions hands...More

1  Thank foodlover940
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is such a lovely little theatre who put on a variety of productions. We went to a matinee performance of 'Oh What a Lovely War' and it was a very professional performance with the acting, dancing and singing excellent. Then just over a week...More

1  Thank Janet H
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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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Response from Paul H | Property representative |
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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kimberleywoodward77
7 April 2016|
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Response from Paul H | Property representative |
Hello there Kimberly you can see very well from the upper circle front row. Our friendly box office team are very happy to answer any questions you've got about the suitability of the show for different age ranges of... More
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