Theatre and Special Events in Tameside


 Tameside Cultural Services aim to provide a balanced and professional theatre arts programme.

Summer Theatre 2018

These performances will take place in parks across the borough giving as many people as possible the opportunity to see at least one performance.
Due to the nature and locations of the parks in Tameside we recommend using public transport or walking to these venues if possible as parking can often be very difficult.

The entire series, organised by Tameside Council Cultural Services with the support of Greater Manchester Arts (GMA) has been branded “smoke-free”. This campaign aims to increase the number of healthy, outdoor, smoke-free child and family friendly events. The initiative - supported by Tameside’s public health team - means smokers will be politely asked to not smoke at the performances.

Tuesday 31 July

The Town Band of Bremen

The amazing ‘The Fabularium’ theatre group bring us a mismatched musical family of animals who are journeying to play the gig of a lifetime to become The Town Band of Bremen - with many a mishap along the way!

This family friendly performance features storytelling, live music, mask work, puppetry and a medieval cart!

Suitable for age 4+.
Running Time: Approx. 50  minutes
Showtimes: 11.30am & 2.30pm
Dukinfield Park, King St, SK16 4TH.
For more information call 0161 342 4144.


Tuesday 14 August

Circus Sensible


The amazingly chaotic, Circus Sensible, return to Tameside with their unique blend of mayhem and madness.

Why not come along, try something completely different and learn a few circus skills before watching one of the most entertaining performances you are likely to see all summer?

Suitable for age 5+.
Running Time: Approx. 45 minutes
Showtimes: 11.30am & 2.30pm
Hyde Park, SK14 4JX
For more information call 0161 342 4144.


Tuesday 21 August

Cyril the Squirrel

Cyril the Squirrel is an exciting, silly and heart-warming new piece of children’s theatre about diversity, friendship and life in Woody Woody land.

The show journeys through theatre, storytelling, puppetry and clowning… a real family treat.

Suitable for age 3+.
Running Time: Approx. 45 minutes
Showtimes: 11.30am & 2.30pm
Ryecroft Hall Park, Manchester Rd, M34 5ZJ
For more information call 0161 342 4144.

Tuesday 28 August

Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster


Pirate Pearl lives aboard the good ship Mirabel with her crusty old shipmate -grandpa Bert!
One day, Pearl finds a blue monster stowaway…and this one wants his DINNER!

This charming, funny and very playful performance is suitable for everyone. With songs, puppets and live music, this fantastic family show will have you singing along, dancing in the aisles and laughing till your sides split.

 “Great fun!” The Guardian

Suitable for age 3+.
Running Time: Approx. 50 minutes
Showtimes: 11.30am & 2.30pm
Cedar Park, Ashton Under Lyne, OL6 9LL
For more information call 0161 342 4144.


Summer Theatre 2018

Monday 20th August 2018

Peter Pan and Captain Hook

The brilliantly bonkers Booster Cushion Theatre Company is back! With another astonishing tale to enthral, entertain and amaze….

Our mysterious narrator tells us the tale of Peter Pan and his battle with his nemesis Captain Cook, known for his evil saucepans and dastardly cook-offs. Join him on his journey to Neverland, get more lost then you ever have before with the Lost Boys and maybe even help fight off some pirate baddies…

Come with us as you fly into an imaginative and absurd Neverland, where anything can happen…if you believe, and can cook it, of course.

This show is a comical, interactive theatre show for families to enjoy. A re-imagined story for 4-9 year olds, featuring lots of participation and a Big Book!

Suitable for age 4-9.
Running Time: Approx. 50  minutes
Showtimes: 11.30am & 1.00pm
Astley Cheetham Gallery, Trinity St, Stalybridge, SK15
Ticket Price: £3.00 per child, accompanying adults are free (max 1 adult per child).

Online Box Office https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/tameside-mbc or call 0161 342 4144