The Oldham Coliseum theatre is to be relocated to a new home in the heart of the Oldham’s new cultural quarter.
Plans have been submitted by Oldham Council for a £24 million for a modern and accessible theatre in the historic Friends Meeting House and former Post Office, close to Gallery Oldham, the Old Library, the new home for Oldham Theatre Workshop and Oldham's new outdoor arts and performance space, a decision will be made on the application in November 2023.
There will a main auditorium seating more than 300 people, a 120-seat studio theatre, an education suite, and all-day café bar areas, which can also be used as additional performance spaces.
The plans have been shaped so far by Oldham Coliseum Theatre Ltd, theatre and arts experts, a range of partner organisations, local schoolchildren and members of the public.
The council are committed to working with cultural organisations across Oldham, including the new Coliseum board, for the good of producing theatre in the borough.
The new space will be more than a theatre it will also be a place that encourages people to come together with friends and family to get creative, socialise with one another and celebrate the arts.