Waterside Arts Centre

Waterside Arts Centre
1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7ZF
  • Telephone 0161 912 5616
  • Bar open Daily 10am–5pm (8pm on class & performance nights)
  • Box office times Daily10am–5pm (8pm on class & performance nights);
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  • Website www.watersideartscentre.co.uk
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Waterside Arts Centre

This canal-side arts centre hosting theatre, comedy, dance, music, art exhibitions across three gallery spaces and screenings of classic films and new releases. Waterside Arts Centre also run art, dance and fitness classes and is home to Creative Industries Trafford (CIT), who deliver professional development support to artists and creatives.

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Absolute Bowie

'Europe's premier Bowie tribute band', endorsed by Bowie drummer Woody Woodmansey.

Fri 28 Apr

£16; £14 adv / 0161 912 5616

Aleena's Garden

Colour The Clouds Theatre Company are delighted to welcome you to Aleena's Garden, a sensory, interactive adventure for 0-3 year olds and their grown-ups. Join Aleena as she tends to her garden from the first days of spring through to the snowy fun of winter with the help of some very special animal friends… Aleena's…

Sun 23 Jul

Andy Kirkpatrick: Nordwands

Stand-up comedian, extreme climber & award winning writer Andy Kirkpatrick looks back at his early days climbing in the Alps, telling tall tales of tackling Winter North faces and big walls. A night of terror and belly laughs.

Sun 23 Jul

£15 (£13) / 0161 912 5616


This may be the last day in this place. Max may have been in this place for some time. And today, Max will pull us deeper into the intimate world he shares with his bird on his trampoline. This world is a tender, heart-breaking world. A world filled with strange sounds, echoes of the past, and perhaps an idea of the…

Wed 26 Jul

£13 (£11) / 0161 912 5616

Ballet Cymru: A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare Music: Felix Mendelssohn Award Winning Ballet Cymru present a stunning version of Shakespeare's most magical play. This funny and heart-warming adaptation features vibrant classical choreography danced by some of the finest dancers around. Mendelssohn's joyous music is interpreted by Artistic…

Ben Hall's Moments in Nature

EVENT INFORMATION Ben Hall has gained worldwide recognition as one of Britain's foremost Professional Wildlife Photographers. He is immensely experienced, and is an amiable and thought-provoking speaker, and his winning images feature regularly in photographic journals and magazines such as BBC Wildlife, Practical…

Tue 13 Jun

Best of Buzz Comedy

Comedy showcase.

Sat 6 May

£10–£12 / 0161 912 5616

Comedy, Stand-Up.

Sat 3 Jun

£12 (£10) / 0161 912 5616

Comedy, Stand-Up.

Billionaire Boy

Theatrical premiere of David Walliams' book Billionaire Boy, adapted for the outdoor stage. Take a rug or low-backed chair. Picnics welcome, hot drinks and ice cream available.

Sun 18 Jun

£14 (£10; £40) / 01926 430307

ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz are bringing a brand new show packed with silly games and songs for even younger audiences. Highly interactive, this friendly, non-competitive version of the show will delight and entertain with madcap, improvised games with plenty of physicality, stories, songs, silly noises and big laughs. Join in as much…

Sat 26 Aug

£5 (£3) / 0161 912 5616


Improvisational comedy from two teams who are battling it out for laughs by creating sketches, songs and all kinds of scenes from audience suggestions.

Sat 20 May

£7 (£5) / 0161 912 5616

An all ages, all improvised show where two teams battle it out for laughs as players create quick-witted sketches, scenes and songs from whatever suggestions are thrown at them by the audience.

Sat 17 Jun

£7 (£5) / 0161 912 5616

An all ages, all improvised show where two teams battle it out for laughs as players create quick-witted sketches, scenes and songs from whatever suggestions are thrown at them by the audience.

£7 (£5) / 0161 912 5616

Comedy, Improvisational.

Sat 29 Jul

£7 (£5) / 0161 912 5616

Comedy, Improvisational.

The Demon Barbers XL: Disco At The Tavern

Following their sell out performances of 'The Lock In' The Demon Barbers return with new repertoire, extra band members and a modern twist to their multi-award winning Roadshow. Featuring some of the UK's most exciting young Clog, Sword, Hip Hop & Break dancers they are guaranteed to deliver the folk music & dance…

Sun 30 Jul

£17.50 (Children £10) / 0161 912 5616

Don't Dribble on the Dragon

An adventure about friendship featuring a magical dragon.

Sat 3 Jun

£9 (£7) / 0161 912 5616

The Doors Alive

Tribute to Jim Morrison's seminal LA rock crew.

Fri 5 May

£14.50; £12.50 adv / 0161 912 5616

Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards: Try Hard

The Olympic ski jumper talks about his life and career.

Fri 9 Jun

The Eduardo Niebla Experience

If you don't know the stunning guitar playing of Eduardo Niebla, you're in for a treat. If you are already among his admirers around the world, you know you have something quite extraordinary in store. The virtuoso Spanish guitarist makes music that transcends genres and crosses barriers; brilliant flamenco jazz fusion…

Mon 24 Jul

£16 ( £14) / 0161 912 5616

The First Hippo on the Moon

David Walliam's children's book about two big hippos and one enormous dream – which of them can make it to the moon first?

Flit Flap & Fly

Flit, Flap & Fly is a squawking adventure that follows a young bird's frantic and funny journey towards independence, and his relationship with his fine-singing father. Suitable for all ages (but particularly aimed at 4-7 year olds and their accompanying big people) the audience is invited inside the nest, where they…

Fri 21 Jul

Free / 0161 912 5616

The Gelatos

A high energy jazz trio playing songs from the 1940s and 50s with an Italian twist.

Tue 13 Jun

£10 (£8) / 0161 912 5616

Goblin's Peter & The Wolf

Join Peter on a hilarious adventure through the fields and forest as he discovers new sounds and noises. Featuring animal antics of singing birds, waddling ducks, sneaky cats, and a rocking wolf. With new music lovingly inspired by Prokofiev's classic, this is Peter and the Wolf as you've never seen it before. Goblin's…

Jan Ravens: Edinburgh Preview

Enjoy an evening of stand up with Jan Ravens,star of the BBC's Dead Ringers, and her impersonations of The Queen, Kirsty Wark, Fiona Bruce and Theresa May, among many others. Jan has been seen in Hebburn (2 series) for BBC2 and Big Bad World for Objective directed by Sandy Johnson, Skins, Love Soup, Midsomer Murders, Rory…

Fri 21 Jul

John Hegley

John Hegley made his performance debut as a busker outside a shoe shop in Hull, and has since become one of the country's best-loved poets. In a show suitable for both adults and children of 10 and up, John will be reading and singing verse from his three potato titles; Peace, love and potatoes, New and selected potatoes…

Sat 22 Jul

£15 (£13) / 0161 912 5616

Kathryn Tickell & the Side

The fiddle-playing vocalist performs traditional, acoustic folk with her five-piece band.

Fri 19 May

£16.50 (Children £8 under 16s) / 0161 912 5616

King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys

Celebrating 30 years on the road, having opened shows for B.B. King and Ray Charles, and toured with the Blues Brothers Band, King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys promise a rocking night of swing, jazz and blues. Paul Jones on BBC Radio 2 called them "the hardest act to follow since the parting of The Red Sea", Atomic…

Fri 21 Jul

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Sat 17 Jun

£24.50 / 0161 912 5616

Mark Radcliffe's Galleon Blast

The seven-piece outfit plays banjos, whistles, accordions and fiddles to accompany a selection of traditional tunes and seafaring classics.

Fri 14 Jul

£15; £13 adv (£11) / 0161 912 5616

Martin Hayes And Dennis Cahill

The fiddler and guitarist join forces to produce Irish melodies featuring numbers from their album Welcome Here Again.

Wed 31 May

£16.50 (Children £8 under 16s) / 0161 912 5616

Martin Simpson

Brilliant mix of English tradition and American music from the virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist and singer, a former BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year.

Thu 4 May

£19.50; £17.50 adv / 0161 912 5616

Meet The Beatles

The most famous group ever to have come out of Liverpool have their myriad hits performed live on stage.

Fri 16 Jun

£10 / 0161 912 5616


Consumed by grief, he undertakes work on his biggest creation yet, his lost wife… but at what cost? Puppetry, physical theatre and animation combine to tell the story of one man as he treads the fine line between genius and insanity. PLEASE NOTE: There is no ticket price - just book a place and at the end of the night pay…

Fri 28 Jul

£10 (£8) / 0161 912 5616


An ordinary looking caravan. An extraordinary experience. A treasure trove of magical theatre and digital wizadry. We are taught from a young age to aim high, to reach for the stars, to want more, more than our parents, more than the generations before us, to climb the social ladder. But as we surge forward, as we grapple…

Mr. Wilson's Second Liners + Felix Hagan & The Family

Mr. Wilson's Second Liners will take you back to an era missed by almost every Mancunian who raved! New Orleans meets 90s club classics…a rave funeral without the body. ?? In New Orleans, funerals are celebrated in style, with noisy brass bands parading the streets, these revolutionary genre bashers opt for upbeat dance…

Nick Cope's Family Songbook

Nick Cope is a professional singer and songwriter, and has over 20 years of experience in music, including international success as lead singer and songwriter with The Candyskins in the 1990s. He now writes and records music for children and has established a fanatical army of little people and their parents, from all…

Sun 30 Jul

£9 (£7) / 0161 912 5616

One Year On

This exhibition showcases new and recent works from the 2016, The Open exhibition prize winners, Peter Davis, Effie Jessop, Sarah Malone, Sandra Robinson and Steph Shipley.

Thu 27 Apr

Free / 0161 912 5616

Fri 28 Apr

Free / 0161 912 5616

Sat 29 Apr

Free / 0161 912 5616

…and 78 more dates until 29 Jul

Pride & Prejudice

Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austen's most loveable heroine. When Elizabeth meets the rude and abrupt Mr Darcy, she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets the eye? Brought to life by award winning writer Laura Tuner, this brand-new…

Tue 1 Aug

£15 (£13) / 0161 912 5616

Ren Harvieu

Salford-born singer Ren Harvieu is an incredible talent, blending vintage soulful tones with sumptuous swing touches. Compared to the likes of Dusty Springfield and Ella Fitzgerald. Her breath-taking, soaring vocals have led to her being named on the BBC's Sound of Music 2012 list, Ren has appeared on 'Later with Jools…

Sat 22 Jul

£16 ( £14) / 0161 912 5616

Rory Bremner: Party Political

Stand-up from the impressionist, satirist and presenter.

Tue 23 May

The Scarecrows' Wedding

Heart-warming adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's new bestselling book.

Sat 27 May

£11 (£9) / 0161 912 5616


SeYes recreate the sound of Yes with all the energy of the classic live shows.

Sat 27 May

£15 (£12) / 0161 912 5616


The town is up in arms! Local resident Kilroy Quinn accuses Ursula Foot of being a shapeshifter and calls an emergency town meeting. As Kilroy puts his case, the audience takes on the role of the jury. What will you decide - guilty or not guilty? A wildly entertaining show that brings together storytelling, puppetry…

Sun 30 Apr

£8.50 ( £6.50) / 0161 912 5616

The Shee

Cross-Border folk multi-instrumentalists and festival favourites, The Shee, met on the Folk and Traditional Music Degree course at Newcastle University in 2006. They are an exceptional all-female band, showcasing powerful and emotional vocal performances and instrumental prowess. Instrumentation is Accordion, two Fiddles…

Tue 25 Jul

£18 ( £16) / 0161 912 5616

The Signatures

Northern soul covers band.

Sat 20 May

£14 (£12) / 0161 912 5616

Stand Up, Stand Up

Written by Jim Cartwright. Stand Up Stand Up is a dark comedy, hilarious and heartbreaking in turns. A struggling comedian meets a bailiff, sounds like the start of a gag, but heralds an unlikely alliance that leads them both on a life changing roller coaster of an adventure neither would have ever expected. It is as if…

Wed 10 May

£13 (£11) / 0161 912 5616

A Strange New Place

Did you know that Astronauts get taller in space? That our solar system is around 4.6 billion years old? Or that there are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on all of the beaches on Earth? Amira knows all of these things. She is completely obsessed with space and dreams of becoming an Astronaut. But one…


STUFF is a love story but not one you've seen a million times before, this is another kind of love story, maybe everybody's love story. STUFF is playful, funny, sad and familiar. Lead clown for Cirque du Soleil, Sean Kempton, mixes comedy, mime, clowning and the odd bit of dance in this absurdist show about love… The…

Tue 25 Jul

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0161 912 5616

Swing And Swing Again Big Band & The Mike Baker Saxophone Sextet

A set of exciting songs and dance numbers ranging from classic big band of Glenn Miller through to Stevie Wonder's sound of the 70s.

The Three Musketeers

Fresh from Justin's House and Spot Bots, join the CBeebies' favourites as they swashbuckle their way across the UK in a hilarious new slapstick adventure of chivalry, swordplay and suddenly falling over. The seventeenth century has never been so silly! Chaos, mayhem and stupidity reign supreme as children's comedy trio…

Fri 2 Jun

£9 (£7) / 0161 912 5616

Under Milk Wood1

Celebrating a day in the life of 'Llareggub' - a small seatown somewhere in Wales - all 69 ebullient inhabitants in Dylan Thomas' timeless masterpiece are hilariously recreated in an amazing feat of memory and virtuosity. Complemented by a stunning original soundscape, it's bawdy and beautiful, sad and sensual and…

Sun 23 Jul

£15 (£13) / 0161 912 5616

Wifi Wars

Teams of four compete across a universe of video games to take home the ultimate video game prize.

Fri 28 Jul

£10 (£8) / 0161 912 5616

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