Hello, welcome to The Vale

Founded by Global Grooves in 2014, The Vale is a fantastic, friendly and community-focused arts and learning space in Mossley. Sited in a refurbished mill unit, our multi-use space offers everyone a high quality and regular programme of events and one off performances. If it’s losing yourself in a classic film event in our 60 seat cinema with Dolby 7.1 surround sound, enjoying family film time, learning creative skills, making music or buzzing from the energy of unique local and international live music and theatre events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We are very excited to offer this fantastic space for the community and we invite you to come and say hello and get involved. We believe the arts are for everyone and we’re passionate about sharing.

The Vale is a unique community business run by Global Grooves, working in partnership with volunteers, artists, the creative industries based here and our audiences.

Previous events at The Vale have included;

Community arts and exhibitions

  • ‘Chamada From Chico Mendes’; an interactive environmental Carnival digital installation from MetaCeptive
  • A Crafty Brew; a weekly open art session for the local community
  • A range of family cinema and craft experiences
  • Mossley Light Festival


  • The Vale Music Ensemble; a 50 piece youth ensemble compromising multiple instruments and styles
  • Incredible Plastic Street Band; weekly tuition group for 5-12 year olds to promote brass playing in the local area
  • Carnival Club; a weekly percussion fix for 9-14 year olds
  • MUG – ukelele sessions
  • Open taster workshops in steel pan, percussion, guitar, and choir

Courses and training

  • Click; a digital and computer skills course for artists
  • Percussion & dance masterclasses and courses
  • Business and professional development for artists, cultural leaders, and volunteers


  • Live music nights and an album launch
  • Cinema screenings Theatre previews
  • NT Live screenings


  • Conference and training events
  • Hot-desking
  • Meeting room
  • Exhibition space
  • Rehearsal space
  • Performance space
  • 60 seat cinema
  • Mac suite
  • Fundraising events
  • Community group meetings
  • Fitness classes


Currently our team are in the office from 10am – 5pm, Monday – Friday to answer enquiries.

For our individual events, visit www.the-vale.co.uk


We regret we are not currently wheelchair or disabled accessible. We can offer some activities in disabled-access venues very close to The Vale in order to be as inclusive as possible.