Oldham Coliseum

Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Access information

By Bus:
The Coliseum is 10 minutes’ walk (0.4 miles) down Yorkshire Street from Oldham Bus Station.

By Tram:
The Metrolink now travels straight through Oldham and the Coliseum is easily accessed by tram. You can walk to Oldham Coliseum Theatre from Oldham Mumps Station via Yorkshire Street – 0.2 miles, 4 minutes’ walk.    The Coliseum is 0.3 miles, 6 minutes’ walk from Oldham Central Station.

By Car:
Oldham town centre is easily accessible by road, close to the M62 (junction 20, then follow A627 to Oldham) and M60 (junction 22 and follow Manchester Road to Oldham). Fairbottom Street is located off Yorkshire Street, accessible via St Mary’s Way and Union Street via Oldham Way.

Accessible Transport

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) can help you plan your journey to the theatre.   TfGM customer services – 0161 244 1000 Monday to Friday: 7am to 8pm. Weekends and Bank Holidays: 8am to 8pm

There are services for people with accessibility needs:

Ring & Ride provides short, local trips to eligible residents of Greater Manchester. Registered users may travel to any location within six miles of their home address within Greater Manchester.

Local Link is a low-cost, flexible, accessible transport service that ‘fills the gaps’ where other public transport options are limited or not available. The service operates in those areas of Greater Manchester where there is a need. Local Link is available to anyone living or working in these areas – there are no age or disability restrictions.

Parking

The main car park on Bradshaw Street is just 100 yards away and from 6.00pm costs just £1.50. Car park postcode OL1 3EX for Sat Nav.  Season Ticket holders can park free from 6.00pm.  The car park has four Disabled parking bays.

Oldham Council car parking rules apply at all times.

Oldham Council offer three hours of free parking on its car parks on Saturday and Sundays.  To qualify for this offer, you must take a ticket from the pay and display machine for the length of time you’re intending to stay.

If you’re Disabled, there are a limited number of parking spaces on Fairbottom Street for exclusive use of Blue Badge holders.  Please display your Blue Badge in your car.

Car parking for Disabled Patrons

There are a limited number of parking spaces available outside the theatre on Fairbottom Street for Disabled patrons who hold a Blue Badge.  Sat Nav: OL1 3SW. Please display your Blue Badge in your car.

Other information

We have a large print brochure or you can listen to what’s coming up in our latest season on an audio CD.
Ask for this via Box Office by calling 0161 624 2829 or by emailing [email protected]

Making your booking

Please tell us about any access requirements you have when you book your tickets so we can make sure you have the best possible experience. Concessions are available to eligible Disabled people and their companions. Registered Disabled customers are entitled to one free companion ticket.

Tickets must be collected at the Coliseum’s Box Office and we may need your ID as proof of your eligibility as a Registered Disabled Person.

We welcome Assistance Dogs, Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs to the Coliseum and fresh drinking water is always available for them. If you’d like to bring your Assistance Dog to a performance, please let us know when booking your ticket and we’ll let you know about any special effects that might affect your dog. Your dog will be able to sit in the aisle,  alternatively, a Customer Experience Volunteer can care for your dog.

To make your visit the very best, book your wheelchair space in advance by speaking to our Box Office team so they can make sure that you have a good view of the stage and you and your friends can all sit together. Similarly if you are a Deaf, Deafened or Hard Of Hearing or Blind / Visually Impaired person, our Box Office team will help you experience the Coliseum at its very best so please contact us on 0161 624 2829 or email [email protected]

Access Services for our Blind or Visually Impaired Audiences

The Coliseum offers Audio Described performances for our in house productions, provided by Minds’ Eye Description Services.

Audio description describes movement, body language, expressions, stage settings and lighting effects, allowing you to hear what you might not be able to see. The description is carefully fitted in around the actors’ voices so you don’t miss the dialogue.  Audio description is delivered live during the show via our infrared headphones.

In conjunction with the described performances, we offer touch tours where you can explore the stage, as well as some of the props and costumes with our audio describer. These take place before the show on our audio described performance dates.

It is recommended you book for the audio description service, as well as the touch tours, to get the very best experience.