Oldham Coliseum Theatre gratefully acknowledges funding from

Major Partners

Jigsaw Group are one of the largest housing groups in England with more than 33,000 homes across the North West and East Midlands.  Combining the strengths of two successful housing groups New Charter Group and Adactus Housing Group, Jigsaw Group creates new and exciting opportunities for tenants and customers.

Educational Partners

The University of Manchester was the first and most eminent of the civic universities, furthering the frontiers of knowledge through research and teaching, but also contributing to the well-being of its region and society more widely. These aims have guided the institution ever since and continue to drive our strategic vision.


Oldham Hulme Grammar School has a proud tradition of youth theatre, and we are delighted to be working in partnership with Oldham Coliseum Theatre. We have been preparing Oldham’s children to play their part on the ‘stage’ of successful careers for over 400 years. Just like Oldham Coliseum Theatre, we have a modern outlook with tradition behind us. We look forward to supporting the Coliseum, another of the borough’s important institutions. To register your child please e-mail admin@ohgs.co.uk

Official IT Provider

Remedian IT Solutions are delighted to be supporting Oldham Coliseum Theatre. They are passionate about providing outstanding customer service and are specialists in effective and proactive IT support. This is why they are working with Oldham Coliseum Theatre and many other Oldham schools and businesses to help them increase their productivity and support their future growth.

Corporate Support


AWC Windows and Home Improvements have been delivering superb installations and you will see why householders throughout the North West have been entrusting their home improvements to AWC since 1978. As a Oldham based company we are proud not to just provide superb-looking windows, doors and conservatories but also the quality, weather resistance and security that go into every single frame. We believe in the importance of the tradition of high quality craftsmanship and as such are pleased to be supporting Oldham Coliseum Theatre and its long running Pantomime which is beloved by generations of families – including our own!


First Choice Homes Oldham is a registered provider of social housing. We own and manage around 12,000 properties across Oldham. We are a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status. We are proud to be in Oldham, working to improve homes and communities to make them places where people want to live.


George Hill (Oldham) Ltd is a leading independent supplier of timber, building supplies, sheet materials and many other quality products in the North West. Founded in 1919 in Oldham, the company has continued to grow and now has additional branches located in Bolton, Sale and Nelson. As a long standing family business in the town, we are proud to support Oldham Coliseum Theatre and its much loved Pantomime.


JD Williams

JD Williams are delighted to be working in partnership with the Oldham Coliseum Theatre, which further extends our involvement and support within the local community. As one of the town’s largest employers, JD Williams (part of the N Brown Group) are proud to be part of the Oldham borough and we look forward to helping build an even better future and are particularly pleased to be involved with the new Learning and Engagement Department to reach out to the younger population in Oldham and engage them in learning opportunities.  Click here for recruitment opportunities at JD Williams


Koder.ly deliver bespoke enterprise software systems and services. We’re a company with a future-focused approach and a shared ethos at our core. Employing a large team of software engineers, we’re well known in the industry for our high level of investment in staff development. Like Oldham Coliseum Theatre, we promote an environment where creativity thrives. It gives us great pleasure to support an Oldham institution.

Manchester Cabins and Bunkabin have over 30 years experience manufacturing and hiring portable buildings. The Manchester Cabins hire fleet includes, portable offices, canteens, storage containers and site toilets which are all available from our Oldham headquarters. Bunkabin Ltd is the largest provider of portable site and student sleeping accommodation in the UK with our products available from our Oldham and Luton depots.


NCP are the UK’s number one car park operator and have helped millions of customers to find solutions that are right for them. They’ve been able to do this because:

  • They have more car parks than anyone else, so there’s more freedom of choice - over 150,000 spaces in over 500 sites
  • Their colleagues are professional and helpful and really care about delivering great customer service
  • Many of their car parks are linked via a helpline to our 24/7 national operations centre
  • They are socially and ethically responsible. In 2010 they secured 100% of their electricity from green sources.

North Ainley Solicitors pride themselves on providing a professional yet personal service with lawyers and support staff of the highest calibre. They are very much involved with the commercial centres of Manchester and Leeds and have the legal talent to deal with high value transactions at the sharp end. At the same time, their solicitors provide sound advice and pragmatic solutions tailored to the individual day to day needs of our clients in Oldham and beyond.


Oldham Enterprise Trust is a charity for the relief of unemployment in Oldham, for the public benefit, in such ways as may be thought fit, including assistance to facilitate new enterprise and help people find employment.


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Whatever your circumstances and wherever you are in life there may come a point when you will need the services of a solicitor. Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers offer a wide range of private client, commercial and financial services. A truly comprehensive service to meet your needs.


Pilgrim was established over 60 years ago near Manchester, UK. In the preceding years it has developed into an innovative and worldwide leading supplier of bolting solutions primarily to the power and marine industries, as well as a number of other industries such as oil, steel and mining.


Wates, a leading construction services and development contractor in the North West is currently delivering major housing renewal as part of Oldham Council’s Inspiral Consortium. With expertise in delivering outstanding buildings across a range of sectors, and as one of the UK’s largest family-owned companies, we have a commitment to making a lasting difference to the communities in which we work and constantly seek new ways to boost the regional economy, whilst creating employment and training opportunities for local people.

Trusts and Foundations

Patrons, Founders and Fellows

Coliseum Star Patrons

Matthew and Lynne Bowker

Fine Time Fontayne

Bryan Purvis

Fine Time Fontayne

Campbell Robertson

The late Carl Paulsen

Colin and Joan Tomlinson

The late Roy Barraclough


  • David and Janelle Barker
  • Brian and Isabella Leigh-Bramwell
  • Peter and Ann Knowles
  • Frank and Judith Rothwell
  • Anonymous


  • Mrs Susan Ferreira


  • Mr D Aspinall
  • Mr Alan Bennet
  • Mr Gary Buttriss-Holt
  • Mrs G Burton
  • Mrs I Cunningham
  • Mr Keith Gardie
  • Mrs Pam Graves
  • Mr A Groves
  • Ms P Holt
  • Mr P Johnson
  • Mrs S Jackson
  • Mr C Kenyon
  • Dr R Khan
  • Mrs N Lee
  • Mrs S Meredith
  • Mr Granville Neath
  • Mrs D Quinn
  • Mr M Quinn
  • Mr Stuart Paulley
  • Mrs Helen Routledge
  • Mrs Iris Sutcliffe
  • Anonymous Donor

Get Behind Us

Thank you to everyone that donated to our first Crowdfunder

This campaign ran from 28 September – 9 December 2020

On 28 September 2020 we launched the Coliseum’s first ever Crowdfunder. Following the postponement of the 2020 pantomime due to the coronavirus crisis we reached out and asked people to support the theatre and help save Christmas in Oldham for generations to come.

#GetBehindUs raised a phenomenal £53,907. We could not have expected this level of wonderful support and we want to send the biggest thank you to everyone who has helped us towards this.

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