We’re so pleased to have reached our £40,000 target. A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us, this will help the Coliseum immeasurably as we continue to face our biggest crisis in 135 years.
Having already postponed our pantomime to 2021 because it is not possible to present it with social distancing, very sadly we have had to cancel our socially distanced production of A Christmas Carol due to the second UK lockdown which commenced on Thursday 5 November. However, in the lead up to Christmas your support has helped us to keep some panto magic alive for children in our area, taking pantomime stars into schools to tell their stories as they’ve never been heard before.
We are continuing to fundraise and hope that with your support we can grow the target to £55,000. If you are able, please #GetBehindUs and support the Coliseum so that we can continue to serve Oldham and Greater Manchester for generations to come.
“Bright Futures School have attended the pantomime at Oldham Coliseum for a number of years now. We have also booked workshops that have taken place both at the theatre and in school. Visiting the theatre to watch a show can be problematic to pupils with autism – they are faced with loud music and sound effects, darkness, sudden noises, variable lighting and new smells. The way that Oldham Coliseum prepared our children and catered to their needs enabled all of the children to not only access the pantomime but thoroughly enjoy the experience.
“When attending the theatre the children are able to interact with people working in the theatre and meet others from the local community forging links and memories. The workshops give the pupils the freedom to see the world from a new perspective and practice scenarios to help them deal with day to day life. I cannot express how valuable both the workshop and pantomime experiences are for our pupils.” - Alex Ludlam, teacher at Bright Futures School
We believe the Coliseum, its history and its future, are worth fighting for.
For many years you have come to the Coliseum at Christmas to shout ‘it’s behind you!’, now we’re asking you to Get Behind Us and help to save Christmas in Oldham for generations to come.