About Tyldesley Little Theatre

Who are we?

Tyldesley Little Theatre (TLT) first came to life in 1921 and today is still serving the local community with high quality drama in live theatre. Now in our 99th Season, we are one of the older amateur dramatic societies in the country and can trace many of our stage productions right back to those early days (see our 'History' page).

What do we do?

We are an amateur society (members of the Greater Manchester Drama Federation - GMDF), run totally by volunteers but offering entertainment to professional standards, bringing live theatre to you at a reasonable price. We usually perform four plays a year along with our traditional family pantomime. Our plays are varied, offering a wide range of entertainment from comedy and thrillers through to farce.

The Theatre

The auditorium is a small, intimate space, seating 139 people on two levels. The Stalls are on the ground-floor of the building, with a small Balcony on the first-floor (some seats in the latter area have restricted sight-lines). We have refreshment rooms on both the ground-floor and in the basement, where tea, coffee and biscuits are available during the interval. Tea/Coffee tokans can be purchased in he foyer prior to performances.

Disabled Access and Facilities

The Stalls and ground-floor public areas are fully accessible by wheel-chair. We have an area of the Stalls which, on-request, can accommodate wheel-chairs. If you require this facility, please mention when booking tickets. Our Front-of-House staff will be pleased to offer any assistance you may need.

We have a unisex toilet on the ground-floor with full disabled access and facilities. On the balcony level, we have an ambulatory toilet in the Men's Toilet. Both toilets are to the latest government and local authority standards.

The auditorium is fitted with an audio induction loop for those with hearing difficulties. Best reception can be had around the edge of the auditorium. Reception on the balcony can not be guaranteed.

Booking Tickets

Simply ring our ticket line and ask for the tickets for the production that you want to see. We can reserve your seats for a short time pending receipt of your payment by cash or cheque. Sadly we no longer accept advance bookings to 'pay on the door'. You are still welcome to come along on the night and take a chance that seats are available, but due to the popularity of our plays pre-booking is strongly advised. We also have an on-line booking system* -click here... On-line Booking for details (*booking charges apply). Do not book tickets on-line if you are a season ticket holder or you will be charged twice!! Please phone our box-office to book your seats.

Season Ticket

This is a popular way of seeing more for less, by subscribing in advance for tickets for all of a season's productions, you will receive your tickets at a reduced charge. We regret that our Season Ticket does not include tickets to our pantomime or special productions. Contact our box-office for further details.


We accept payment by either cheque or cash. We regret that in order to keep overheads down, we do not accept credit or debit cards. When ordering tickets please send your payment immediately to the theatre. Cheques should be made out to 'Tyldesley Little Theatre', please ensure that the name of the person booking the seats is also included and clearly legible. You can pay by card by booking on-line.

Performance Times

Our evening productions normally start at 7.30pm, with matinees during our pantomime. The times of matinees are published with particular performance details.


We meet regularly, normally on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week, from 7:30 to 10:00, for rehearsals, with a break during the summer for holidays.

We are always pleased to welcome new members to the company, in an acting, backstage or social sphere. It doesn't matter whether you want to act on stage or simply brew up, you are very welcome. We need members to help out in all the jobs that occur in theatre. These include, directing, acting, backstage crew, set construction, sound and lighting, greeting patrons, making refreshments, and, regrettably, washing up!!

We hold auditions for all our productions, usually 3 months before each production. See our 'News Room' page for details as they become available.

Come along on our rehearsal nights for a look around, but, as mentioned above, during the summer, because of holidays etc., please telephone us first.


TLT is a totally self-sufficient registered charity, relying primarily on ticket sales, donations, and sponsorship from local businesses in the Lancashire, Cheshire and North West area to survive. If you are a business who would like to help keep local live theatre alive, please contact us for details of our sponsorship packages.

How to get to us

We are located in Tyldesley, within easy reach of Astley, Boothstown, Atherton, Bolton, Leigh and Wigan (see Bing Mapping )

From Leigh:
Follow the A572 into Astley then turn left at the roundabout on to Prince's Avenue (take care in the traffic calming sections). Follow the road up to the 'T'-junction and turn left onto Elliott Street.
From Atherton:
Follow the A577 into Tyldesley.
From A580 Manchester:
Turn right on to the A577 and follow to Tyldesley town centre.
From A580 Liverpool:
After the 'Greyhound Roundabout' continue over the canal bridge to the next set of traffic lights. Turn left onto Higher Green Lane. Travel to the 'T'-junction. Turn left onto the A572 and continue into Astley. At the second roundabout (approximately 300 metres after St. Stephen's Church/School) turn right onto Prince's Avenue (take care in the traffic calming sections). Follow the road up to the 'T'-junction and turn left onto Elliott Street.

Follow the road signs to Tyldesley where possible. When you arrive in Tyldesley, having negotiated the one-way system, get onto Elliott Street (also one-way), which is the main shopping street in Tyldesley. Travel along Elliott Street and just before the florist (on your right), turn left onto Wareing Street. Travel down the hill and take the first right turn, by The Railway Pub onto St. George's Street. At the next crossroads turn left onto Lemon Street. The theatre is on the right.

The theatre is in a residential area. Due to congestion around the theatre on performance nights, please use the car-parks:

1. At the bottom of Lime Street next to 'PAM Ties', about 3 minutes walk from the Theatre. Lime Street is the 'continuation' of Lemon street, on the opposite side of Elliott Street, and is one-way from Shuttle Street toward Elliott Street. The car park is on the corner of Shuttle Street and Lime Street or....

2. Half way down High Street about 4 minutes walk from the Theatre, on the left hand side. High Street (not shown on the map above) is the continuation of Wareing Street, on the opposite side of Elliott Street, and is a one way street from Elliott Street to Shuttle Street.

3. There is limted parking on Railway Street (the right turn at the bottom of Lemon Street).

4. You may be able to park on the car park for the guided busway, HOWEVER, there are signs which say "Busway users only". TLT offer this for your information only, and at all times you park at your own risk.


You can also get to us on the Leigh/Atherton/Manchester 'Guided Busway', routes V1 & V2. Get off at the Tyldesley interchange and walk along the busway footpath towards Leigh. After 100 yards turn right onto Lemon Street and walk up the hill to the theatre. Click here for timetable details.

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Theatre: 07543 331001
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Ticket Line: 07845 105195

e-mail us at:info999@tlt.org.uk


Booking Problems? email:help999@tlt.org.uk

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