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.

Events at this venue

There are 37 events at this location

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Absolute Bowie

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

Fri 28 Apr

£14 / 0161 912 5616

Artful Voices Choir Concert

The choir present their intricate arrangements of songs old and new, featuring guests The Sunday Boys and The Black Sheiks.

Thu 30 Mar

£8–£10 / 0161 912 5616

Best of Buzz Comedy

Comedy showcase.

Sat 8 Apr

£12 (£10) / 0161 912 5616

Comedy, Improvisational.

Christopher Nibble

The guinea pigs of Dandeville love munching dandelion leaves so much that slowly but surely dandelions are disappearing from all over town. Christopher Nibble knows that crunch time has come when there is just one dandelion left - but will this plucky little guinea pig have the flower power to save the day? Written…

Sun 2 Apr

£8.50 (£6.50) / 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 22 Apr

£5–£7 / 0161 912 5616

Fast-paced improv show as performers respond to suggestions and ideas from the audience.

The Doors Alive

Tribute to Jim Morrison's seminal LA rock crew.

Fri 5 May

£14.50; £12.50 adv / 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?

Fleetwood Bac

The ensemble performs rock in tribute to the award-winning band.

Sat 22 Apr

Holmes & Watson: The Farewell Tour

A comic romp in which the intrepid detective embarks on a farewell tour to demonstrate some of his best-known cases, but leaves the set in Hull and has to improvise.

Into The Water

A fantasy dance adventure for the whole family from your favourite folk dance misfits. A foot-stomping, hand-tapping show set in a magical wasteland, where anything is possible and friendship is everything. Riverdance alumni Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding have travelled the world with their take on traditional folk…

Sun 23 Apr

£8.50 (£6.50) / 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

Link - An Elemental Exchange

The paper artist Caro Inglis and jewellery maker Becca Beyond collaborate on a joint show with paper, metal and jewellery pieces.

Mon 27 Mar

Free / 0161 912 5616

Tue 28 Mar

Free / 0161 912 5616

Wed 29 Mar

Free / 0161 912 5616

…and 15 more dates until 15 Apr

Livewire AC/DC

Live/Wire - The unique six man tribute to rock music´s greatest band AC/DC complete with trademark cannons, a wall of Marshall´s and 2 hours of High Voltage Rock and Roll. The band cover both eras as always with both Bon Scott and ´Pete´ Brian Johnson present to take you on the Rock and Roll train for a night to remember.

Fri 7 Apr

Livewire AC/DC Tribute Show

LiveWire is a unique six man tribute to rock music's greatest band AC/DC, complete with cannons, a wall of Marshalls and over two hours of high voltage rock 'n' roll. And in this AC/DC's fortieth year, the band cover both eras as always with Bon Scott and 'Pete' Brian Johnson present to take you on the rock and roll train…

Fri 7 Apr

£17 ( £15) / 0161 912 5616

Lloyd Cole

The urbane expatriate pop crooner performs material from his latest album alongside Commotions classics.

Fri 31 Mar

£20–£23 adv / 0161 912 5616

Martin Hayes And Dennis Cahill

The fiddler and guitarist join forces to produce spellbinding Irish melodies featuring tracks 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

Michelle McManus' Reality: The Musical

After receiving five star reviews at the Edinburgh Festival, columnist, television presenter, actress and singer Michelle brings her hilarious one woman show to Sale. An upfront and humorous take on her life since winning 'Pop Idol' just over a decade ago, with famous show tunes from the West End and Broadway. From…

Fri 31 Mar

Monday's Child

The poetic story of the unique bond between a little girl and an old woman. Presented by Barnstorm Theatre Company for ages 4+.

Sat 8 Apr

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0161 912 5616

Noel & Gertie

A celebration of Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence.

Wed 26 Apr

£15 (£13) / 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.

Sat 22 Apr

Free / 0161 912 5616

Mon 24 Apr

Free / 0161 912 5616

Tue 25 Apr

Free / 0161 912 5616

…and 82 more dates until 29 Jul

Puppet Masters Return With Aardman Studios

Featuring leading figures from the worlds of animation, puppetry and character design, this one day event welcomes Merlin Crossingham, Creative Director for Wallace & Gromit at Aardman Studios. Merlin will discuss his work and inspirations in a 20 year career that includes the film Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit…

Mon 27 Mar

Tue 28 Mar

Wed 29 Mar

…and 3 more dates until 1 Apr

A Regular Little Houdini

  • Directed by: Joshua Richards
  • Written by: Daniel Llewelyn-Williams

A one-man play set in Newport at the turn of last century, when the great showman and escapologist Houdini came to town. A dockworker's son dreams of a life of magic to 'escape' the working class reality of Edwardian Britain, but how can you follow your dreams in a world where poverty weighs you down like mud? A beautiful…

Thu 30 Mar

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0161 912 5616

Rory Bremner: Party Political

Stand-up from the impressionist, satirist and presenter.

Tue 23 May

The Scarecrows' Wedding

Scamp Theatre present a heart-warming adaptation of the best-selling book by children's literature heroes Julie Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Happily engaged scarecrow couple Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay's wedding planning begins to fall apart when wicked Reginald Rake tries to spoil their celebrations in this sweet…

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 Signatures

Northern soul covers band.

Sat 20 May

£14 (£12) / 0161 912 5616

Sing and Sign

Sign-along choir session for adults of mixed abilities.

Tue 28 Mar

£3 / 0161 912 5616

Spring Concert 2

Trafford Music Service Spring Concert Ensembles performing: Sinfonia Strings (Fri PM*) Sinfonia (Fri PM*) Philharmonic (Fri PM*) *This indicates which day of the week the ensemble usually takes place on to help parents identify which group their child is in.

Sun 26 Mar

Robert Bolt Theatre

£2–£3 / 0161 912 5616

Spring Concert 3

Trafford Music Service Spring Concert Ensembles performing: Intermediate Wind Band (Tues PM*) Concert Band (Tues PM*) Guitars (Fri PM*) Jazz Collective (Tues PM*) *This indicates which day of the week the ensemble usually takes place on to help parents identify which group their child is in.

Sun 26 Mar

Robert Bolt Theatre

£2–£3 / 0161 912 5616

Stand Up Stand Up

Jim Cartwright has both written and directs this comedy about the meeting between a comedian and a bailiff and the events that follow.

Wed 10 May

£13 (£11) / 0161 912 5616


Longstanding, respected T-Rex tribute act. Glam rockers brace yourselves.

Sat 15 Apr

£22; £20 adv / 0161 912 5616

The Tap-Dancing Mermaid

Gather round as the Moon offers a magical story about tap dancing Marina who he has watched perform secretly every night since her aunt has banned it. One night, as Marina creeps to the boardwalk to practice she meets a mysterious boy who changes her life forever. A delightful children's theatre production by Pigtails…

Fri 14 Apr

£11 (£9) / 0161 912 5616

Visible Dance

Weekly dance workshop for adults with mild to moderate disabilities.

Tue 28 Mar

Visible Drama

Drama workshop for adults with learning and physical disabilities.

Mon 27 Mar

Wild Colours Art Group

An art class suitable for all levels of ability, including adults with learning disabilities.

Mon 27 Mar

£3 / 0161 912 5616

Tue 28 Mar

£3 (price includes materials) / 0161 912 5616

£3 (prices include materials) / 0161 912 5616

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