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 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.

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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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