Millgate Arts Centre is home to a thriving local arts community, providing a base for theatre, film, and chamber concert societies, as well as holding art exhibitions and being available for business or personal lettings.
The Centre is home to Saddleworth Players, a theatre group which runs five week-long plays each year, Saddleworth Concerts Society which organises touring concerts from across the UK and Europe and Saddleworth Film Society, a members' film group, which shows a mix of independent, foreign and stand-out films each year and Saddleworth Live which brings visiting professional theatre companies and performers to the Millgate Arts Centre.
The centre has undergone extensive work in recent years to maintain the building - one of the key landmarks in the Delph conservation area, which makes it a beautiful setting for incoming performers or business users. With the installation of new facilities in the theatre including projection equipment for presentations, the centre is well suited for adult learning, youth groups, advice service, rehearsal space, library events and community meetings. The theatre facilities will continue to be available as a performance space for outside organisations.