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Focus Groups and Feedback

Access Focus Groups

At our inaugural focus group to help us improve access at the Coliseum we had coffee, tea and biscuits, and a lively discussion, facilitated by Equality and Diversity specialist, Julia Keenan, to help us understand better where we can make improvements.   We were interested in hearing your views about improving access for everybody, especially people with mobility and sensory impairments, disabled people and others who find theatres a difficult place sometimes. We really appreciate your insights and views.

On the back of your feedback, we’ve painted a white line on our pavement to indicate where the dropped kerb is, which is very important to people in wheelchairs to help them enter the building via the building’s side door on Fairbottom Street. Unfortunately, cars sometimes block this kerb by parking over it – we hope this small but important improvement is helpful to you.  We are monitoring parking on Fairbottom Street.

This was the first of a series of focus groups and consultations exploring how we can make a new Coliseum the best it can be for all our audiences. We’re dedicated to making the Coliseum as accessible as possible.   Click here for information about our current Access provision 

We can only make the Coliseum right for all our audiences with your help.  If you have any other comments or feedback on Access at the Coliseum, please email




We want to involve local people in the development of a new theatre and so we actively invite your views.  Over the coming years, we will be holding consultation events, conducting interviews and running focus groups with audiences to make sure that the Coliseum retains all that is great about our theatre, and is a new development contributing to the creative and economic future of Oldham.  Watch this space for news of events.

Or if you prefer, please contact us in writing to:

Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Fairbottom Street, Oldham, OL1 3SW or email putting Feedback in the subject box.

We’ll respond and forward your questions to the appropriate person.


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