Welcome to The Vale!

You may have heard our news… we’re busy fundraising to develop The Vale from an old mill building into a high quality arts space for everyone to enjoy.

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Since we first opened our doors as a locally-rooted community business in 2014, we’ve hosted cinema nights, gigs, workshops, parties, masterclasses and rehearsals – but now it’s time to grow. In 2021, The Vale will boast arts facilities not found anywhere else in Tameside: dedicated visual arts studios, a new theatre and live music space, and artist accommodation, not to mention desk and studio space to support other local and visiting creatives. Visit About to learn more about The Vale and keep your eye on News for the latest developments. You can also sign up to our newsletter towards the bottom of this page.

Latest news

A peak in to the first month of work on our new Carnival Centre of Excellence!

Smashed walls, skips filled, sandblasted brick and structure.. Though we are several months away from construction completion, we are blown away by what just 30 days on site has achieved towards our vision coming to fruition. It might not be what we’re used to seeing day to day compared to our busy Carnival seasons and […]

Calling Aspiring Musicians, Promoters and Technicians.. We want you!

Join us for a once-in-a-career opportunity to work with music leaders and industry experts to equip, plan, programme, promote and launch a brand new music venue in Tameside opening in 2021. Vale Sounds is a six-month training programme for young people aged 16-21 to equip and launch a brand-new music venue in Tameside. Getting underway […]

Northern Carnival Centre of Excellence…here we come!

We’re very pleased to announce, we have now officially started our Capital project! Contractors are on site, walls are coming down, and work is officially underway to transform The Vale into the Carnival Centre of Excellence in the North! It’s been quite the journey to this point of building work commencing in our venue, and […]

The RETURN of The Vale Live!

The Vale Live is BACK for several weekly live streams in partnership with the Mossley Town Council’s Christmas Cracker 2020, featuring some of your favourite acts from last time alongside new faces to our virtual stage. Seeing you in to the festive season, our first announcement includes: Sun 29th November 4pm – Emily & The […]

Creative Career Courses, this January at The Vale

We’re proud to be hosting two brand new creative courses starting in January 2021. Two of our resident organisations, Bangdrum CIC and Cabasa Canrival Arts, have been successful in receiving funding from the European Social Fund to deliver these free courses for Greater Manchester residents who are currently unemployed.* Both are aimed at giving you […]

Looking to work in the arts? Join our Creative Careers Camp!

Have you always been interested in working in culture and the arts? Are you not sure how to get your foot in the door? It sounds like Global Grooves’ Creative Careers Camp could be for you! Register for this free course by emailing Sophie ([email protected]) or calling 0161 870 6895. This twelve-week course, facilitated over […]

Creative Computing – free training!

Click Together returns again from  July – all online. Register for this free course by emailing Sophie ([email protected]) or calling 0161 870 6895. This twelve-week course, facilitated over Zoom, is completely free and designed for you to brush up on your digital skills. As the lockdown has shown, we live in an increasingly digital world. Getting […]

Creative Care Kit – keep well with creativity

The Vale and Global Grooves have been working with 26 other organisations across Greater Manchester to make and distribute 22,000 Creative Care Kits to young people with limited internet access. You are welcome to download your own copy of the 36 page book full of ideas, activities and tips to support wellbeing. This resource is […]

Calling all performers!

Do you want a slot on our digital stage? • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Have you been hanging out with your guitar at home? Got the whole household dancing by your drum kit? Maybe you’ve […]

Launch of The VALE LIVE

THE VALE LIVE presents a dynamic lineup of acts from across the globe, broadcasting from our virtual venue, live to your living room! Kicking off on 24th April, The Vale Live will bring you wonderful talent every Wednesday and Friday from our favourite artists in isolation. No need to move from the couch (unless you’re […]

Testimonials

"Amazing as always! Well done to your team – and thank you!"
Mar
"Well organised event in a really open, bright and welcoming space. I look forward to visiting again soon."
Greg
"A really enjoyable experience, loved it! Will most definitely come again."
Tina
"Brilliant Jungle Book afternoon. It was friendly, welcoming, relaxed and fun, with a great feeling of community."
John
"Yet another brilliant afternoon, the kids loved it again. Great staff and great activities every time."
Kate
"Been to three events at the cinema; lots of things to do for all ages. Keep up the good work, guys!"
Paul
"On behalf of Oldham and District Riding Club, I would like to say a very big THANK YOU to The Vale for inviting us to the screening of Dark Horse on Saturday evening. We all represented different ages within our group and everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed the evening. A successful social evening at The Vale so a very easy 5-star rating!"
Lesley
"Had a fab night at Rocky Horror, lovely venue. I look forward to attending more events."
Gail
"Went to see a great band here on Saturday night. Brilliant sound quality, friendly staff, cool, laid back and community vibe, well equipped bar... what more could you ask for? When you're here, you feel like you're doing your bit to support the venue, the community and arts in general. I can't recommend it enough!"
Becky
"A very versatile building with creative decor. Used for a christening celebration but could also be used for a play or show as there is a stage. Large models displayed were superb!"
Private Party Host
"I would like to thank you again for the fab birthday party you helped me plan and host for Elliott (3 year old super hero) in February."
Private Party Host
"Fantastic family fun, we loved it – aged 6-43! Will come again!"
Family Cinema Event
"The workshop was amazing – wonderful day out. Thank you."
Workshop Participant
"Excellent to see this facility in a town seriously lacking in youth clubs."
Local Resident
"A wholly pleasant experience in a safe environment for toddlers – and much warmer than expected!"
Private party guest
"I'd like to thank everyone who has helped develop the venue for bringing this kind of thing to Tameside. The Vale is an incredible space run by a team of dedicated artists, passionate about bringing arts and culture to the local area. Every time I come here, I learn or see something new and leave feeling much better than when I arrived.  I can't wait until I visit again."
Matt
"Just come back from the puppet workshop with The Muppets' Christmas Carol. I don't know who enjoyed it more: me, or my three-and-a-half-year-old daughter. Really well organised and a lovely friendly atmosphere."
Dom
"Fabulous venue run by dedicated, friendly, lovely people who really want you to enjoy the time you spend there. A small, intimate and beautiful venue. We were so privileged to see the amazing Kyla Brox and so lucky to win one of her vinyl LPs in the raffle. It's been on the record deck a few times since last night. Thank you to Emily, Holly and Leon for your help and friendly communication. Looking out for more events at The Vale to attend. Thanks, guys."
Suzanne

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