Press Release


The CREATE Centre, where we CONNECT opened on 8th September 2019! An accessible, adaptable community arts organisation for everyone, based in the heart of Cheshire / Manchester on great transport routes and with lots of side-street parking. Activities, groups and events offered by the Tameside Arts ltd team and independent artists and facilitators.

The Centre boasts a drama/dance/music space with a PA system, lighting, sound, a cinema screen, instruments, costumes, props and a mirrored wall , a sensory suite with interactive lighting and stimulating visual and textured resources, a community cafe and arts supplies shop providing refreshments whilst offering adaptable training, volunteer and workplace opportunities.

A vast scope of fun, interactive, specialized, entertaining activities are on offer. Drumming, poetry, drama, dance, music, film, art and craft to name a few.

The Centre is open for room hire to groups and individuals to facilitate activities. It is fully accessible, including a lift, disabled toilet and child/adult changing room.

Tameside Arts Ltd was founded in 2005 and is a not for profit, user-led social enterprise. We began with a small grant to establish the company and then were successful in securing Learning Disability Development Funding to establish The Chatterbox Theatre Company, for adults with a Learning Disability which continues to this day. We then secured funding to establish Stage Stars Drama and dance group which also continues today. We were commissioned to devise and perform issue-based plays for Learning Disability Open-events and performed regularly for the general public, schools, colleges and day services. We set up a weekly disco which continues to this day. We slowly built a small team, and then 6 years ago, we were approached by Tameside Council and offered the opportunity to deliver day service provision. We began with 32 clients weekly. This has grown to over 90 clients weekly, and including the drama, dance and disco groups – we work with over 200 children and adults weekly. Along the way we were successful in securing other funding for particular projects, such as single Parents, Mental Health, youth, and lots more.

Tameside Arts Ltd ~ ‘CREATE CONNECT’ in Tameside and Beyond!