What's on inOldham

Welcome to Oldham

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Oldham - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Oldham to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Oldham

30
MAY
Live Meet and Greet with Towie'S Dan Osborne
Liquid & Envy, Oldham

TowieS Dan Osborne comes to Liquid & Envy for one night only for a personal meet & greet.Get up close and personal with the Towie star and see the real Essex Charmer in action.With 2 rooms of great music on the night…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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30
MAY
U2 2
Henighans bottom Bull

U2 2 are the worlds premier U2 show. Formed by current members under the name Achtung Baby the band are now established 23 years Name‐checked by Bono past clients include BBC1 ITV1 RTE SKY TV Blackberry 2012 Olympics Pernod and more.The band…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07593 579663
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30
MAY
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Opera House Manchester

Acclaimed director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell Kinky Boots Legally Blonde Hairspray brings the new multi‐million pound production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels the Musical to the Savoy Theatre. Starring three time Olivier and Tony Award winner…

Location: 6.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

30
MAY
Take That
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Take That is without a doubt the biggest come‐back of any boy band in the world. Were particularly excited to see Robbie back in the band for their Progress tour in 2011. Tickets…

Location: 5.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

31
MAY
Asking Alexandria
Manchester Academy 3

Asking Alexandria is a British metal core band that has their roots in Dubai one of the most unlikely locations to serve as a starting point for such a band. Their founder Ben Bruce…

Location: 6.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

31
MAY
Engelbert Humperdinck
Bridgewater Hall

As one of the strongest and most enduring voices in the business Engelbert Humperdinck the man who has sold 150 million albums worldwide is bringing his show to the UK with a string of nationwide…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
JUN
Brand New
Royal Northern College Of Music

Brand New at Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester on Monday 01 June 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Brand New live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our…

Location: 6.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
JUN
Maroon 5
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

American rock band Maroon 5 hail from Los Angeles and are believed to have sold over 15 million records worldwide between their beginning in 2002 and present day. Their debut album Songs about Jane was…

Location: 5.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
JUN
Amanda Palmer
Royal Northern College Of Music

Though started as a theatre‐inclined collegiate at the Wesleyan University this girl shines with glamour as a star in the music since the early 1980's to date. Before turning into Brechtian punk style carabet for…

Location: 6.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
JUN
George Ezra
O2 Apollo Manchester

George Ezra at O2 Apollo Manchester in Manchester on Wednesday 03 June 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets…

Location: 6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
JUN
Shura
The Soup Kitchen

Shura at The Soup Kitchen in Manchester on Wednesday 03 June 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets for…

Location: 5.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
JUN
Ariana Grande
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Ariana Grande at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Thursday 04 June 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us…

Location: 5.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
JUN
Ariana Grande Rixton
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Ariana Grande Rixton at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Thursday 04 June 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies…

Location: 5.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
JUN
Philip George Live DJ Set
Liquid & Maine Street, Halifax

Live DJ set from the new rising star of the house scene. The chart‐topping producer whos inaugural single Wish You Were Mine placed at no.1 in the Dance Chart and second only to Mark Ronsons Uptown Funk in the UK Top 40…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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05
JUN
The Courteeners
Heaton Park

What is it about Manchester anyway Take the Courteeners for example. No one's writing better indie guitar driven songs today and singer Liam Fray isn't scared to own that fact. Or to shy away from…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
JUN
Young Guns
Manchester Academy 2

English alternative rock group 'Young Guns' hail from High Wycombe Buckinghamshire. Their debut album was released in 2010 and titled 'All Our Kings are Dead'. The success of this album lead to sell‐out tours across…

Location: 6.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
JUN
Atomic Kitten
The Ritz

Atomic Kitten at The Ritz in Manchester on Saturday 06 June 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster GetMeIn…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
JUN
Howard Jones
Manchester Club Academy

A music icon of the mid‐80s pop scene English singersongwriter Howard Jones rose to stardom with his catchy synth‐pop tunes and meaningful lyrics which quickly crossed oceans to make him a chart topper not only…

Location: 6.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
JUN
Patti Smith
O2 Apollo Manchester

It is not everyday that you find a musician who combines songs poetry and visual arts at the same time. This is what makes Patti Smith a marvel confined in a class of her own.…

Location: 6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
JUN
5 Seconds of Summer
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Aussie pop‐rock band 5 Seconds of Summer consist of Calum Hood Luke Hemmings Michael Clifford and Ashton Irwin and formed in 2011 after meeting at the same school. After performing covers of pop songs…

Location: 5.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
JUN
Juan Zelada
The Castle Hotel

Juan Zelada at The Castle Hotel in Manchester on Tuesday 09 June 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Juan Zelada live in the…

Location: 5.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
JUN
Elvis Costello
Bridgewater Hall

Regarded by many to be one of the more influential and creative musicians of his era Elvis Costello has consistently released his unique variety of music since the late 1970s. With an individual style that…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
JUN
British Sea Power
The Ritz

British Sea Power are a six‐piece band variously originating from Cumbria Yorkshire Ealing and Shropshire and are currently based in East Sussex and on the Isle Of Skye. In 2013 ten years on from their…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
JUN
Damien Rice
Albert Hall

Damien Rice at Albert Hall in Manchester on Thursday 11 June 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Damien Rice live in the knowledge…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
JUN
The Piano Guys
Bridgewater Hall

What do you get when you mix up a marketing genius that does video a studio engineer that writes music a pianist that had a successful solo career and a cellist that does pretty much…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
JUN
Ash
Sound Control

Ash at Sound Control in Manchester on Friday 12 June 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Ash live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service. See…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
JUN
Fleetwood Mac
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Fleetwood Mac have a history of producing highly successful records that appeal to a large section of music lovers. A British band who were formed in 1967 they have undergone a number of changes…

Location: 5.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
JUN
Access All Areas, Super Saturdays: Hearing Impaire
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum

Join us for our award‐winning programme of events for disabled children and their families. In the morning there will be fun activities in a dedicated space and supported visits to the museum galleries for hearing impaired children all led by our knowledgeable…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01422 330069
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13
JUN
Cheadle Festival Family Fun Day
Together Trust

The Together Trusts campus is once again host to the annual Cheadle Festival Family Fun Day and Its a Knockout competition.A wide variety of attractions will be on offer including a variety of stalls arts and crafts face painting live music a…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01612 834883
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13
JUN
Bad Manners
Manchester Club Academy

Formed in 1976 in Stoke Newington London Bad Manners are world‐renowned heavyweight Ska legends and a much loved 1980's pop band. Spending 111 weeks in the UK pop charts the band has had twelve…

Location: 6.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

Tourist Attractions


Imperial War Museum North

The museum tells people's stories of war and its impact. Built by Daniel Libeskind to resemble three shards of a shattered globe, representing conflict on land, air and water.Opened at The Quays in Trafford Park, Manchester in July 2002 and created to give northern audiences access to the…

Museum of Science and Industry

See thunderous cotton machinery demonstrated by our Presenters in the Textile Gallery.Weekdays 3:00pmWeekends 11:00am & 3:00pm…

The Lowry

A dazzling, award winning building in a stunning waterside location. One of the most exciting art galleries in Britain, explore L S Lowry's life and work in ways that might surprise you and discover something new in our other gallery spaces. Opening its door to the…

Urbis

Urbis explores Urban culture and the cities of today and tomorrow through four floors of exhibitions about city life. Our exhibition programme features international large‐scale exhibitions offering unique insights into the dynamic culture of the modern city, with innovative explorations of design, architecture, graffiti, music and the…

City Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery houses one of the UK's finest art collections in spectacular surroundings. The Gallery has recently benefited from a £35m transformation and has superb visitor facilities and friendly, welcoming staff. There are currently around 25,000 items in the collection and over 2,000 of these…

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