Saddleworth Concerts Society


Millgate Arts Centre is home to three arts societies, as well as having links to many other organisations. It is actively linked to the Delph Library, which is run by volunteers in partnership with Oldham Libraries.

Saddleworth Film Society is a group dedicated to providing a local outlet for high quality independent and foreign language films in the area. Showing 10 films each season, it is an opportunity to see some of the best films released each year locally and on the big screen.

Saddleworth Players is a thriving amateur theatre company based in the Millgate Arts Centre, Delph. The society produces five plays per season, a Christmas production and participates in the four-yearly Saddleworth Festival of the Arts.

Saddleworth Live was founded in May 2017 by Tim Newbold and Michael Powis. Its aim is to bring the very best arts and entertainment to Saddleworth, in collaboration with the Millgate Arts Centre, Delph. It has been producing shows in Saddleworth for the last seven years and pride's itself on playing host to the very best quality theatre, music, comedy and cabaret from around the world.


Millgate Arts Centre is a member of the Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO), the voluntary sector support organisation covering Greater Manchester. The GMCVO vision is of a strong, diverse and influential voluntary sector in Greater Manchester. It supports local voluntary action by local people by providing specialist support, knowledge, voice, infrastructure and innovation, working in partnership with other support organisations and with the public and private sectors.

The Millgate Arts Centre is operated on a long term lease from Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council.

First held in 1957, the Saddleworth Festival of the Arts aims to bring world-famous artists, rising young stars and award winners to Oldham, all adding to the rich cultural mix. The Festival covers a wide range of events, indoors and out. As well as opportunities to appear on the Festival programme, there are extensive commercial opportunities for businesses to get involved.

Saddleworth Parish Council is the administrative body for the area. Consisting of elected representatives from each village or locality, its aim is to promote, maintain and improve Saddleworth.