We've refreshed our Community Steering Group and we're looking for theatre goers and participants, artists and people interested in questioning our work to join us as we embark on a new and interesting phase in the Coliseum's development. 


Whilst looking to continually evaluate and evolve our practices as an organisation, we are also in the process of planning a new theatre space in Oldham and have some big questions. 


We're looking for a group of 12 people who live or work in Oldham to get together and consider themes relating to our programmes, the theatre building, what the theatre means/could mean to you and how we can make our work more inclusive and accessible.

What's involved?

Six two-hour meetings throughout the year exploring a range of topics. When you arrive at the session, a facilitator will introduce a question and you'll be invited to share your thoughts alongside other group members.

The first two meetings will be held on Zoom and then we will meet in person in Spring.


You will be sent the question and things to consider in advance. The first question we'd like to explore is:

In what ways does the Coliseum reflect its local communities? Do you see yourself reflected in its work? How can we be better at this?


You will be reimbursed for any expenses incurred as part of the project.

Who can join?

The Steering Group is open to anyone aged 18+ who lives or works in Oldham. We're hoping to bring together people from a range of diverse backgrounds, with different ages and experiences.


Please note: If you're a young person aged 16+, please get in touch with LED@coliseum.org.uk for details about our Youth Steering Group.

How to Join

To join the group please send a short description of yourself, including your name, pronouns, age, interests and any access needs (including if you'd like help accessing the session online) and a short paragraph about why you would like to join the group and what you think you could bring to the table.


Email these to LED@coliseum.org.uk or post to: Learning and Engagement Department, Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Fairbottom Street, Oldham, OL1 3SW 


The first meeting is planned for Wednesday 26 January from 6.30pm – 8pm

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