Comedy

A humour filled evening? If it’s happening in Macclesfield and the surrounding areas then our Comedy section is the place to tell our readers.

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  • Mon
    16
    Apr
    2018
    Sun
    29
    Apr
    2018
    Cinemac, Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield

    Recorded Information: 01625 423535

    Enquiries: 07871 422937

    Our auditorium Bar is open 30mins before screenings (subject to the film being shown, and at live by satellite events). Tea, coffee, prosecco, wine, beer and spirits are available and may be taken into the auditorium.

    Monday 16 to Sunday 29 April

    Monday 16 to Wednesday 18 April
    ISLE OF DOGS (PG) [1hr 41mins]  5.30
    A QUIET PLACE (15) [1hr 30mins] 8.00

    Thursday 19 April
    ISLE OF DOGS (PG) [1hr 41mins]  3.00
    A QUIET PLACE (15) [1hr 30mins] 5.30
    GREASE (PG) [1hr 45mins] 8.00

    Friday 20 April
    PETER RABBIT (PG) [1hr 34mins]  5.30
    LOVE, SIMON (12A) [1hr 30mins] 8.00

    Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 April
    PETER RABBIT (PG) [1hr 34mins]  3.00, 5.30
    LOVE, SIMON (12A) [1hr 30mins] 8.00

    Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 April
    PETER RABBIT (PG) [1hr 34mins]  5.30
    LOVE, SIMON (12A) [1hr 30mins] 8.00

    Thursday 26 April
    PETER RABBIT (PG) [1hr 34mins]  5.15
    AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (12A) [2hrs 35mins] 7.30

    Friday 27 April
    AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (12A) [2hrs 35mins] 4.15, 7.30

    Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 April
    AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (12A) [2hrs 35mins] 1.00, 4.15, 7.30

    Coming Soon:
    SHERLOCK GNOMES
    THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY
    DEADPOOL 2  
    Advance tickets available from Thursday 19 April

    Live by Satellite:
    Royal Ballet Live: MANON Thursday 3 May, 7.15
    National Theatre Live: MACBETH Thursday 10 May, 7pm
    Royal Ballet Live: SWAN LAKE Tuesday 12 June, 7.15

    All listed films and live by satellite events now bookable at cinemac.org.uk

  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018
    Buxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire


    Count Arthur Strong returns! This time ‘Alive and Unplugged’ (whatever that means?).

    In his first solo show for some years, the noble Count takes us back to what he does best… Not that he wasn’t doing his best before… because he was. He only knows how to do his best… So in this wonderful new show he’s still doing the best…he can… No, that’s not working Doris…. Look, you do it. Have a look at someone else’sposter and rewrite what they’ve put on that. Not John Bishop’s though! Obviously discharge your cleaning obligations first. And don’t forget the tide mark on the bath this time! Oh and I’ve got a doctor’s appointment about my you know what so I’ll leave your money under the clock on the mantlepiece.

    The show business colossasus (check that), takes us back on a journey through his early career. Using the latest technology and all that (I presume we’ve got a projector?) he will be delving into his own personal box of video cassettes and taking us (you) through the highlights of his glittering TV career and many of the trademark stories we’ve come to love him for.

    Count Arthur Strong was created by Stephen Delaney whilst he was studying drama in the 1980s. Arthur’s first outing was at Edinburgh Fringe in 1997, which saw Delaney win a commendation and develop a cult following.

    In 2004 Count Arthur Strong gained his own sitcom on BBC Radio 4 before moving on to TV on BBC2 and BBC1. Running for five years, the sitcom was nominated for several British Comedy and BAFTA awards.

    If you only buy one ticket for something this year make sure it’s this and bring someone with you. You won’t be disappointed.

    Count Arthur Strong is here Saturday 21 April at 8pm. Tickets are priced at £25.50. Discounts are not available. To buy tickets contact Buxton Opera House Box Office, Tel: 01298 72190 or visit:

  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire


    Count Arthur Strong returns! This time ‘Alive and Unplugged’ (whatever that means?).

    In his first solo show for some years, the noble Count takes us back to what he does best… Not that he wasn’t doing his best before… because he was. He only knows how to do his best… So in this wonderful new show he’s still doing the best…he can… No, that’s not working Doris…. Look, you do it. Have a look at someone else’sposter and rewrite what they’ve put on that. Not John Bishop’s though! Obviously discharge your cleaning obligations first. And don’t forget the tide mark on the bath this time! Oh and I’ve got a doctor’s appointment about my you know what so I’ll leave your money under the clock on the mantlepiece.

    The show business colossasus (check that), takes us back on a journey through his early career. Using the latest technology and all that (I presume we’ve got a projector?) he will be delving into his own personal box of video cassettes and taking us (you) through the highlights of his glittering TV career and many of the trademark stories we’ve come to love him for.

    Count Arthur Strong was created by Stephen Delaney whilst he was studying drama in the 1980s. Arthur’s first outing was at Edinburgh Fringe in 1997, which saw Delaney win a commendation and develop a cult following.

    In 2004 Count Arthur Strong gained his own sitcom on BBC Radio 4 before moving on to TV on BBC2 and BBC1. Running for five years, the sitcom was nominated for several British Comedy and BAFTA awards.

    If you only buy one ticket for something this year make sure it’s this and bring someone with you. You won’t be disappointed.

    Count Arthur Strong is here Saturday 21 April at 8pm. Tickets are priced at £25.50. Discounts are not available. To buy tickets contact Buxton Opera House Box Office, Tel: 01298 72190 or visit:

  • Fri
    04
    May
    2018
    Tue
    08
    May
    2018
    Silk Road, nr Bollington, Macclesfield

     

    The UK’s biggest and most spectacular Big Top show, Gandey's Circus is coming to Macclesfield with an action-packed star-studded production for the whole family – with a cast of over 30 all new acts never before seen in the UK.

    Raising the bar sky-high and smashing expectations to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the creation of circus, The Greatest Showmen will be staged in the fully-heated 1500 seat Theatre Big Top, on the Silk Road, nr Bollington, Macclesfield – complete with state of the art theatre-standard lighting and sound equipment.

    For the first time in many years a host of international stars – from Colombia, Cuba, Kenya, France, Portugal and the UK – are assembled in one glittering production proudly presented by HAYLEY and MARISKA, the fourth generation of the Cheshire based GANDEY family’s circus dynasty.
    It is thrills and laughter all the way as Gandeys Circus takes to new heights a heritage of entertaining the entire family – from the youngest member to the oldest.
    Guaranteed to have the audiences on the edge of their seats are three of the world’s greatest aerial acts, including the sensational award-winning high-wire walkers – THE GERLINGS. They will risk life and limb performing a four-person-high human pyramid without any safety wires or nets. Their act won medals at both the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival and the Wujiao International Circus Festival in 2017.
    Be prepared to hold your breath as THE GERLINGS perform another of their electrifying dare-devil acts – the DOUBLE WHEEL OF DEATH! Not just one… but two rotating arms with steel mesh pods at either end containing jumping, leaping, balancing acrobats performing both inside and outside their pods.
    Performing high in the roof of the Big Top, THE CUBAN FLYERS will attempt the legendary near-impossible triple somersault.
    But the excitement doesn’t end once the artistes return to the solid ground of the circus ring. The entertainment continues thick and fast with a high speed award-winning juggling act like you have never seen before. From Portugal – the astounding ROGERIO GONCALVES.
    Taking BMX biking to the ultimate level, the breath-stopping agility of DENIS and ANNA – creating one of the most stunning acts ever seen on two wheels.

    The adrenaline-fuelled action of the KENYAN ACROBATS as they tumble, somersault, balance and limbo; unimaginable feats of dexterity, strength and awe-inspiring gymnastics from MANUEL on the ACROBATIC POLE; and the totally madcap and hilarious mayhem created by Europe’s leading female clown ANDREEA DELBOSQ; all accompanied by lavish dazzling musical routines to rival West End productions and so much more.

    https://www.facebook.com/oliver.wiggett/videos/10155991370915853/UzpfSTU4NDI0MDExNDk4NTQyMjoxNjQ4MzY4NTk1MjM5MjMw/ Showmen tour promo 2018

  • Fri
    25
    May
    2018
    Mon
    28
    May
    2018
    Arley Hall & Gardens, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NA

    Justin Fletcher and Mr. Bloom return to the biggest Children’s Festival in the UK

    Geronimo Festival has announced their exciting 2018 headliners and families are in for an entertainment packed weekend.

    Children’s TV Megastar, Justin Fletcher returns to Geronimo this year and will headline the Main Stage on Saturday 26th May. The ever-popular C-beebies star will be on-hand to keep young children and their families entertained on stage during his afternoon performance.

    Youtube teen stars, Max and Harvey will be joining the star line up for 2018 and cementing Geronimo’s place as the premier children’s UK festival.

    On Sunday, children are in for another treat as Mr. Bloom takes to the stage introducing his 40 minute show which features his amazing four-piece band. The hilarious duo, Cook and Line will also be hosting their brilliant slapstick Pirate Show and don’t forget that there is a whole host of other performers and activities to enjoy!

    For the very first time at Geronimo; the world famous Gandey’s Circus with their 1,200 seater big top, will definitely be one of the attractions you shouldn’t miss! In addition, there'll be a 130 ft big wheel, we look forward to seeing your pics from the top!

    Simon Goldman, Geronimo Festival organiser commented:

    ‘Announcing our headline acts is always a really exciting time for us this year we have our best line-up yet. Justin Fletcher and Mr Bloom are Children’s TV royalty and always keep the children (and their parents!) enraptured. This year acts will take to the stage in the afternoon so that everyone gets a chance to come along and have fun at the main stage.’

    Taking place from 25th - 28th May 2018, Geronimo is returning to the stunning Arley Hall in Northwich, Cheshire which is set over acres of land ensuring not only more attractions but also a top-notch campsite. The duration of the event has also been extended to four days so that more families can take advantage of everything the show has to offer.

    Dubbed ‘Glastonbury for Kids’, Geronimo has something for every member of the family whatever their age and full details of attractions can be found at the website www.geronimofest.com. We haven’t forgotten the adults either, Bathing under the Sky are providing excellent spa facilities and we have also provided a crèche so that parents can have some “me time”.

    Simon continued:

    ‘Our Early Bird Tickets offer is available until the end of January and it’s the perfect time to book – not only can families can take advantage of lower prices but they can also make sure they get to see their child’s favourite TV stars.’

    Tier 1 family tickets available from just £25 per person throughout January. As an added incentive, early birds who purchase Tier 1 tickets will receive a free wristband for the Victorian Fun Fair.

    You can bring your own tent, caravan or motor home or simply let Geronimo take the hassle out of camping with their range of themed tents available to suit families whatever their size.

    For further information about the Geronimo Festival and to book tickets, please visit www.geronimofest.com

  • Sat
    23
    Jun
    2018
    10 am to 4 pmTown Hall, Market Place, Macclesfield

    Comic event MACC-POW! returns for its 3rd year bigger, bolder and brighter than before.

    Within the programme for the town’s Barnaby arts festival – MACC-POW! takes place in the Town Hall on Saturday 23rd of June 2018.

    This year’s line-up sees no less than 35 creators from around the world, including MACC-POW! veterans lovable Lew Stringer and perky Paul Grist, alongside David Leach, Nick Brokenshire, Laura Howell, Ilya, Emmeline Pidgen, Missed Deadline magazine, Marc and Nancy Jackson, Dick Vincent, Jessica on Paper, Rick Eades, Dr Sarah, Joe Matthews, Lyndon White, Ken McFarlane, Laura Crow, Jim Boswell, Nick Prolix, James Chapman, Colin Mathieson (Accent UK) Chris Askham, Christine Pym, Noemie Pounder, Dan Whitehead, 15 year old cartoonist Harrison Smith, Sarah Spendlove, Fox Hat and Macclesfield and Sale and Stockport’s comic shops The Nerds of Valhalla and WOW comix!

    MCC-POW! will also welcome its first two international guests – Barcelona based Spanish cartoonists Lorenzo Montatore and Genie Espinosa – supported by friends from the Lakes international comic-art festival bringing their unique styles of cartooning to our already full to bursting line-up.

    2017 Observer comic prize winner, Tor Freeman, will be in conversation on the day in the Cartoon-a-room along with U.S. Cartoonist Jess Smart Smiley – who will be running a drawing workshop live from his studio in Utah!

    As in previous years, selected classic cartoons will be showcased on the day.

    Missed Deadline editor Jessica Kemp will be in conversation with Lew Stringer and David Leach – talking about their careers and celebrating 50 years of comic events in the UK.

    MACC-POW! will see the launch of a brand-new digital comic for children on the day, more info in the coming months!

    This year the buzz for the event will commence early – one seeing Dennis and Gnasher cartoonist Nigel Parkinson visit Macclesfield’s library on June 21st, to launch the Summer reading challenge (this year themed around the Beano, finally connecting libraries and reading to comics!!)

    A truly unique event for both comics and Macclesfield.

    See you in June… MACC-POW!!

     

     

  • Thu
    19
    Jul
    2018
    Sat
    28
    Jul
    2018
    Waterside Arts Centre, Sale M33 7BS

    Following the success of its first ever Refract festival last summer - Waterside is today delighted to announce the exciting and eclectic line-up for Refract:18.  Promising ten jam-packed days of the very best in summer programming, Refract:18 is bursting with experiential performance, live music, comedy, theatre and family events inviting you to see things differently at Trafford’s vibrant arts venue.

    Refract:18 runs from Thursday 19 to Saturday 28 July, bringing together a carefully curated programme, jilted from convention, for audiences of all ages.  Expect the unexpected, from miniature theatre in a magical canvas dome, a pop-up cabaret club, mini music festival for kids and arts and craft meets silent disco as well as music from cult British band Tankus the Henge, an immersive gig from multi-instrumentalist Minute Taker and Manchester’s finest Reggae pop outfit Jeramiah Ferrari.

    Kicking off Refract:18 is award-winning PanGottic’s catupultastic evening of clowning, contraptions, comedy and courage in Long Shot while later in the festival Cabaret From The Shadows sees the theatre transformed into a pop up cabaret club for one night only to present this hilarious, mischievous, sexy and unnerving show.

    Music lovers are in for a treat with Manchester’s most exciting genre weaving group – Jeramiah Ferrari. The North West based band has forged a superb reputation for live sets, fusing styles of reggae, rock, ska and pop to make a truly memorable and essential new sound. Singer-songwriter and multi- instrumentalist Minute Taker (Ben McGarvey) also makes his Refract debut with his immersive show. Inspired by imaginative artists such as Kate Bush, David Bowie, Tori Amos and Bjork, McGarvey creates haunting piano songs with multi-layered ethereal vocals, distorted electronic beats and otherworldly synthscapes. Rock, Funk, blues, ska, roots and gypsy rhythms unite on stage with Tankus the Henge.  Combining wild showmanship, stories of wonder and musical dexterity, this live musical experience is something to behold.

    Laughs a plenty are also on offer at this year’s Refract:18 with all tastes catered for. Queer cabaret mayhem is guaranteed with Mother’s Ruin and we will see comedy mixed with musical madness in Showstopper!  – The Improvised Musical, a brand new musical created from scratch and performed live from audience suggestions.

    Families with kids big and small can enjoy a bumper programme of theatre, crafts, puppetry, music and more, including Our Kids Social’s Make, Do & Bop who will bring us silent disco fun to let imaginations run wild!

    For arty adults with a penchant for doodling, grab a pen, or a brush and get your creative juices flowing in Overdrawn , a free and one-off interactive art event.  Lovers of art can also experience re:cast - a series of art installations around Waterside’s spaces during the festival.

    Darren Adams, Producer of Refract and Manager of Waterside comments: We are absolutely thrilled to present our second Refract festival bringing more artists and performers to our venue, presenting a bold and ambitious programme. Our inaugural festival last year drew in over 20% of new audiences and welcomed many of our loyal visitors to experience unexpected and innovative work. Building on last year’s success we’re delighted with the quality and diversity of the Refract:18 line-up.

    Waterside are offering a lucky few the chance to join the Refraction Club to enjoy discounted tickets, special offers on drinks and other special events.  More information at refract.org.uk.

    Tickets go on sale from today, Thursday 5 April 2018.

     

    Thursday 19 July  –  Saturday 28 July

    Ten days of experiential performance, music and events that challenge you to see things differently.

     DAY ONE

     PanGottic presents

    LONG SHOT

    Thu 19 July 19:00

    £10 / £8

    Join us for a catapultastic evening of clowning, contraptions, comedy and courage, as one man’s belief in the near impossible is put to the test. Part non-verbal circus performance, part behind the scenes ‘making of’, Long Shotwill have you on the edge of your seat. Or hiding behind it. Either way, it’s going to be a blast.

    Age 7+ | 55 mins

    DAY TWO

    MESSY PLAY

    Fri 20 July

    11:00 – 12:00 for toddlers; 1.30-2.30 for babies 3 months +

    £5 / £4 Family Club members

    Art-based messy play babies and toddlers.

    Age 3 months – 3 yrs

    MOTHER’S RUIN

    Fri 20 July 20:00

    £12 (with gin & tonic) / £10 (ticket only)

    Outrageous and fiercely entertaining night of cabaret mayhem. A top bill of subversive Queer artists present everything from comedy, music, drag and poetry to the unpredictable!

    Age 16+

    In the Chambers

    TANKUS THE HENGE

    Fri 20 July 20:00 doors

    £12 adv / £10 OTD

    Combining wild showmanship and musical dexterity their sound incorporates rock, funk, blues, ska, roots and gypsy rhythms and their songs tell stories of wonder and woe.

    A standing event in the Robert Bolt Theatre

    DAY THREE

    REFRACT ART CLUB

    Sat 21 July 10:00 – 12:00

    £2.50 / £1 Family Club members

    Have fun with optical illusions. Cut out and colour a collection of optical illusions and create your own, on paper.

    Age 4+

    Knaive Theatre presents

    WAR WITH THE NEWTS (PREVIEW)

    Sat 21 Jul – Sun 22 July 18:30

    £12 / £10

    Produced in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre, Square Chapel Arts Centre & Waterside.

    Based on an original 1930s novel, set in the hull of a fishing vessel, the plot follows the unfurling of events after the discovery of an intelligent race of newts, who are shipped around the globe as cheap substitutes for human labour.

    This piece is site-specific - the venue will be announced ahead of the show

    MINUTE TAKER

    Sat 21 July 20:00

    £10

    Alternative singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ben McGarvey creates haunting piano songs with multi-layered ethereal vocals, distorted electronic beats and otherworldly synthscapes in an immersive show.

    In the Chambers

    CABARET FROM THE SHADOWS

    Sat 21 July 21:00

    £12

    Political, comic, sexy and strange, Cabaret From The Shadowsis a kaleidoscope of dark comedy, satire and live music, pulling you through a crazy hall of mirrors. Tonight no subject is taboo.

    Age 16+ | 60 mins

    Cabaret in the Robert Bolt Theatre

    DAY FOUR

    Artful Playground presents

    MINIFEST

    Sun 22 July 13:00 & 14:30

    Free event

    Minifest will have family members of all ages up on their feet having a lovely, jolly, musical party together! With original songs written especially to stimulate young imaginations and encourage physical activity, played by the brilliant Artful Playground Band, you are treated to a wide variety of musical styles ranging from Rock and Roll, to Gypsy Jazz, to Rap! So bring your Mini ones and get some festival vibes – no wellies required! – and we’ll do the steam train conga ‘till we drop!

    On the Plaza

    Mumblecrust Theatre presents

    THE TALE OF THE COCKATRICE

    Sun 22 July 13:30 & 15:30

    £9 | £7

    “Deep in the vaults of an ancient priory, a hideous creature awakens. The deadly Cockatrice is born”. Breath-taking puppetry and spine-tingling live music in this dark and winding fable for monster-lovers young and old.

    Age 5 – 12 years (and upwards) | 60 mins

    In the Chambers

    DAY FIVE

    Tmesis Theatre presents

    HAPPY HOUR

    Mon 23 July 19:30

    £14 | £12

    The workers on Level 3 are racing against the clock to reach their quota of Smiley Faces, but are they really happy enough? A poignant, fast paced, comedy exploring our 21st century obsession with happiness and success. Can we learn to be happy?  The ‘happiness industry’ would have us think so...

    Age 13+ | 70 mins

    In the Robert Bolt Theatre

    DAY SIX

    Superfanpresents

    STUNTMAN

    Tue 24 July 20:00

    £14 / £12

    A new performance about movie violence and masculinity. It is an intensely physical, funny, and tender duet by two men who wrestle with their relationship to violence – both onscreen and off. Stories of real-life experiences of violence are interwoven with exaggerated, high-octane stunt fights, movement, and (fake) blood.

    Age 14+ | 55 mins

    In the Chambers

    DAY SEVEN

    Mimika Theatre presents

    SMALL WORLDS

    Wed 25 July 10:15, 11:45, 13:15, 14:45

    £7 / £6

    Extraordinary theatre inside a magical canvas dome. Meet five characters - a bug, a goose, a fox cub, a cat and a six year old girl - and watch their wordless stories unfold. Unforgettable visual theatre, using puppetry, miniature landscapes and original animated film and music.

    Age 5 – 11 | 60 mins

    DAY EIGHT

    OVERDRAWN

    Thu 26 Jul 19:00 – late

    Free

    An interactive art event with established artists, illustrators and designers from Manchester.  Expect pound portraits, calligraphy, local artists drawing live, humorous prompts and much more! Grab a pen…we’re getting creative together!

    In the Chambers

    SHOWSTOPPER – THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL!

    Thu 26 July 19:30

    £18 / £15

    Direct from the West End, a brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance as audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into all-singing, all-dancing productions with hilarious results.

    Age 12+ | 90 minutes plus interval

    In The Robert Bolt Theatre

    DAY NINE

    MAKE, DO & BOP

    From Our Kids Social

    Fri 27 July 10:30 & 13:30

    £6

    A two channel silent disco will have all your favourite summer time hits to set the mood with all the latest kids’ pop for them to bop along to.  Plus there is creative arts and crafts to whisk your imaginations away to the sea-side, let your family innovation flow and your community relationships grow!

    All Ages | Each session lasts 90 mins

    Standing event in the Robert Bolt Theatre

    Gag Reflex Management presents

    ROB KEMP: THE ELVIS DEAD

    Fri 27 July 20:00

    £12

    The multi-award-winning EdFringe cult hit is back. Rev up the Delta and come on a trip to a cabin in Tennessee, to witness the classic horror movie Evil Dead 2 reinterpreted through the songs of Elvis Presley.

    Age 14+ | 60 mins

    In the Chambers

    JERAMIAH FERRARI

    Fri 27 July Doors 20:00

    £10 adv / £12 OTD

    ‘A unique force and a live sensation that never disappoints’ The Mancunion

    Manchester’s most exciting genre weaving group!  North West based Jeramiah and have forged a superb reputation for live sets, fusing styles of reggae, rock, ska and Pop to make a truly memorable and essential new sound.

    Jeramiah grew up on a diet of Bob Marley, The Police and Michael Jackson. Expect a great calypso-ska style dancing party at any Jeramiah Ferrari Show!

    Standing event in the Robert Bolt Theatre

    DAY TEN

    Tessa Bide presents

    PERFECT

    Sat 28 July 11:30 & 14:30

    £9 | £7

    A young boy waits for the birth of his new baby sister... He can’t wait to run and jump with a new playmate. The touching story of a boy meeting his disabled sister for the first time, with puppetry, live music, animation and physical theatre from the award-winning Tessa Bide.

    Age 5 – 9 | 50 mins

    In the Chambers

    THROUGHOUT REFRACT

    Until Sat 18 August

    RE:CAST

    A series of art installations have been specially commissioned for Refract:18. Katie Nelson’s and Grace Igoe‘s exhibition showcases new and recent ceramic work posing questions on social and political issues in the Lauriston Gallery, while other sound and digital art commissions will be installed in around different spaces at Waterside from 19 July.  The call out for these commissions opens on Thursday 5 April.

    Lauriston Gallery and other spaces at Waterside

    Waterside

    Waterside is a thriving and vibrant destination for performance, culture and events in the heart of Sale in Trafford, Greater Manchester.

    Waterside opened in 2004 and has built a strong reputation for delivering high quality and engaging work, ranging from family theatre, interactive arts activity, performance, live music and regular comedy as well as high profile visual arts exhibitions.

    The space houses a main auditorium (the Robert Bolt Theatre), a versatile conference and studio performance space (the Chambers), three exhibition spaces and a number of studios, meeting and workshop spaces, all used by a variety of different groups.

    The Lauriston Gallery (our main exhibition space) is open to the public six days a week and is free to visit.

    The venue is funded by Trafford Council and supported by Arts Council England, Manchester Airport, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Lauriston School Trust.