Millgate Arts Centre is home to three arts societies, as well as having links to many other organisations. It is actively linked to the Delph Library, which is run by the local community, and has strong links with the local parish council.
Saddleworth Concerts Society plays host to some of the finest national and international musical talent, right on your doorstep. With four concerts each season, it is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to see some of the best in classical and contemporary classical music.
Saddleworth Players is a thriving amateur theatre company based in the Millgate Arts Centre, Delph. The society produces five plays per season, a Christmas production and participates in the four-yearly Saddleworth Festival of the Arts.
Millgate Arts Centre is a member of the Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO), the voluntary sector support organisation covering Greater Manchester. The GMCVO vision is of a strong, diverse and influential voluntary sector in Greater Manchester. It supports local voluntary action by local people by providing specialist support, knowledge, voice, infrastructure and innovation, working in partnership with other support organisations and with the public and private sectors.
The Millgate Arts Centre is operated on a long term lease from Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council.
First held in 1957, the Saddleworth Festival of the Arts aims to bring world-famous artists, rising young stars and award winners to Oldham, all adding to the rich cultural mix. The Festival covers a wide range of events, indoors and out. As well as opportunities to appear on the Festival programme, there are extensive commercial opportunities for businesses to get involved.
Saddleworth Parish Council is the administrative body for the area. Consisting of elected representatives from each village or locality, its aim is to promote, maintain and improve Saddleworth.