What's on inManchester


Welcome to Manchester

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Manchester - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Manchester to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Manchester

22
MAY
Jon Ronson | The Last Days of August
Manchester Albert Hall

Critically acclaimed award‐winning best‐selling writer journalist and documentary filmmaker Jon Ronson returns to the UK in May with his new show Tales from The Last Days of August and The Butterfly Effect. In this brand new show Jon will recount his recent…

TEL: 01618 173490
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25
MAY
May "The Preludes"
St Ann’s Church

PROGRAMME:Impromptu No.1 in Ab op.29 1837Waltz No. 2 in A‐Flat Op. 34 No. 1 ‐ Valse brillanteMazurka No. 48 in C Op. 68 No. 1Nocturne No. 13 in C Minor Op. 48 No. 1Twenty‐four Prludes op.28 1836‐39Description:Celebrate the weekend with a performance…

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25
MAY
Pots at the Parsonage
The Old Parsonage

Annual ceramics exhibition and fair organised by the Northern Potters Association over the bank holiday weekend in the beautiful Old Parsonage building in Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens in Didsbury Manchester. Meet the potters and ceramic artists chat about the different ceramic processes…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01614 457661
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26
MAY
A Little Comedy
The Dancehouse Theatre

Please note this production is in the Bulgarian language only.Most of the great Chekhovs plays are described as a comedy but most often people come out from the theatre with tears in their eyes.The one‐act theatre plays ‐ Bear and Proposal ‐…

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01
JUN
Fiesta Bombarda 7th Birthday Party
Manchester Acadamy

Fiesta Bombarda have announced they will be returning to Liverpool for an intimate show in the Williamson Tunnels to celebratetheir birthday on Saturday 1st June 2019. Fiesta Bombarda is a vibrant event that travels across the UK taking some of the biggest…

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04
JUN
Tan France
The Dancehouse

In his first ever UK public appearance Penguin Live presents Tan France at The Dancehouse Manchester for an exclusive evening of discussion to celebrate the publication of his memoir Naturally Tan.Tan will be in‐conversation about his memoir Naturally Tan discussing what it…

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05
JUN
Speed Dating in Manchester
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Manchester Speed DatingAbout Speed Dating in Manchester EventsAt one of our Manchester Speed Dating events you will have four minutes to chat to each date. Four minutes is long enough to see if you click with the person you are talking to…

Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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05
JUN
The Boys in Blue - Manchester City FC on Film
The Dancehouse Theatre

To mark the clubs 125th anniversary the North West Film Archive presents another chance to see this unique and popular show that uses archive film to look back at Citys Maine Road years. Dr Gary James author and Manchester football historian curates…

Category: Sports

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07
JUN
Chapo Trap House
The Dancehouse Theatre

American political and humour podcast CHAPO TRAP HOUSE will be bringing their unique mix of absurdist comedy and freewheeling commentary to the stage across Europe this summer including dates in Glasgow London and Manchester.Chapo Trap House is a collective of leftist writers…

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08
JUN
Our Stories photography exhbition
St James’s Tower

ExhibitionOur Stories photography exhibitionLocationSt Jamess Tower 7 Charlotte Street Manchester M1 4DZDates8th 12th June 2019Open10am 3pm DailyCostFree Public AdmissionOur Stories is an exhibition devoted to documentary photography which is often used to chronicle events or environments both significant and relevant…

Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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10
JUN
PTCOG58 | 10-15 June 2019, Manchester
Manchester Central Convention Complex

The Particle Therapy Co‐Operative Group is a worldwide organisation of scientists and professionals interested in proton light ion and heavy charged particle radiotherapy. The mission of PTCOG is to promote science technology and practical clinical application of particle therapy with the ultimate…

Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +41229 080488
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15
JUN
University of Manchester Community Festival
University Place

Ever fancied walking on custard How about trying your hand at making your own 3D model Or perhaps youd like to journey around sites of world‐changing discoveries within the University of Manchester Our free Community Festival is jam‐packed with fun activities for…

Category: Family Events

TEL: +4401613 063044
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16
JUN
Father's Day Gentlemen's Afternoon Tea
Exchange Food And Drink Lounge

.This Fathers Day we will be hosting our very first Gentlemens Afternoon Tea.For £40 per two people the greatest guy in your life can enjoy a selection of sweet and savoury treats including mini burger sliders fish and chips pie and a…

Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01612 352212
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20
JUN
Born Free celebrates 35th birthday in Manchester
Great John Street Hotel

.Will Travers OBE President and co‐founder of the internationally‐renowned wildlife charity Born Free is coming to Manchester on Thursday 20th June to host a unique evening with event in celebration of the charitys 35th anniversary.Taking place in the striking rooftop lounge at…

Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01403 240170
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21
JUN
Tan France - Naturally Tan
The Dancehouse Theatre

Join Queer Eyes Tan France at his first ever UK public appearance as he discusses his heartfelt funny touching memoir Naturally Tan at the Dancehouse as part of his exclusive UK book tour.Dont miss this fantastic and rare opportunity to hear directly…

Category: Miscellaneous

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21
JUN
Literary Lunch with Prof Kate Williams
Didsbury House Hotel

Join the Manchester branch of the Womens Equality Party for our fundraising Literary Lunch with our special guest speaker prolific author historian TV presenter and judge of the Womens Prize for Fiction Professor Kate Williams. Ticket price includes welcome drink and delicious…

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22
JUN
Beats on Pointe
The Dancehouse Theatre

Direct from Australia and as part of its World Tour in 201920 Beats On Pointe is back in the UK to entertain audiences with its high energy and feel‐good family show.Beats On Pointe features a highly talented cast of dance athletes with…

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22
JUN
June "12 Etudes Op 10"
St Ann’s Church

PROGRAMME:Waltz in F op.34 no.3 1838Nocturne No. 10 in A‐Flat Op. 32 No. 2Nocturne No. 3 in B Op. 9 No. 3Nocturne No. 15 in F Minor Op. 55 No. 1Bolero in C Op. 19Mazurka No. 49 in A Minor Op. 68…

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29
JUN
Magic of Thailand Festival in Manchester
Platt Fields Park

A two day Thai Festival to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at Platt Fields Park is brought to you by Magic of Thailand previously known as Manchester Thai Festival.Treat yourself to a weekend wonder and bring along your families and…

Category: Family Events

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29
JUN
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight
St Ann's Church

Celebrate the end of the week with The Piccadilly Sinfonietta featuring some of the UKs most outstanding young professional musicians led by the sensational violinist Martyn Jackson. This dynamic ensemble present a programme of great classical music including works by Mozart…

TEL: 03336 663366
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07
JUL
Muslim Marriage Events Manchester - Aged Event - 2
Royal Nawaab Manchester

We are holding the next muslim marriage event on Sunday 7th July 2019 at Royal Nawaabs 1008 Stockport Road Levenshulme Manchester M19 3WN.Aged Event ‐ 21 to 35 Year Olds Only Proof of Aged Required ‐ British PassportAn event to provide a…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07738 638325
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13
JUL
July "Grand Finale: 12 Etudes Op 25"
St Ann’s Church

PROGRAMME:Prelude in A‐Flat Op. Posth.Waltz in Ab op.69 no.1 LAdieuPolonaise‐Fantaisie in Ab op.61Nocturne No. 12 in G Op. 37 No. 2Twelve tudes op.25Description:Celebrate the weekend with a performance of Chopin complete with complimentary champagneConcert pianist Warren Mailley‐Smith recently became the first british…

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20
JUL
Manchester Wine Tasting Experience Day ' World of
The Midland Hotel

OurManchester Wine‐Tasting Coursesare fantastic days out learning about wine in a relaxed and fun environment ‐ suitable for everyone from the absolute beginner through to budding wine enthusiast. Its a fullWine‐Tasting Experience Daywhere youll taste 14 Wines learn about food and wine…

Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03452 998652
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08
AUG
Jerry Springer- The Opera
Hope Mill Theatre

Prepare for anarchy as JERRY SPRINGER‐ THE OPERA returns to Manchesters Hope Mill Theatre. Returning after 15 years for a summer 2019 run from newly formed production company Northern Ricochet. A brand new production of Jerry Springer‐ The Opera is coming…

TEL: 03330 124963
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25
AUG
International Congress of Radiation Research 2019
Manchester Central

Radiation is a highly‐developed field with an output that is applicable in many sub‐disciplines of the life sciences. The Association of Radiation Research wishes to invite you to their sixteenth annual congress. The association wishes to gather leading‐experts in the broad‐field of…

Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 0035312 969396
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01
SEP
The Manchester 100 Bike Ride
Wythenshawe Park

Sunday 1st September 2019 pick your distance and join TeamChristie once again as we tour the stunning Cheshire countryside in the Manchester 100. Starting and finishing at Wythenshawe Park choose either the 100km or 100 mile route and test your cycling…

Category: Sports

TEL: 01614 463401
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11
OCT
Nick Helm - Phoenix From The Flames
The Dancehouse Theatre

Resurrected from the ashes come and witness two time Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee and International Treasure In Waiting shaking his ass singing songs and righting wrongs. You dont deserve this...…

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25
OCT
I’ve Gotta Be Me with Danny John Jules
The Dancehouse

The star of Red Dwarf Death in Paradise and Strictly Come Dancing is going on tour. The coolest cat in town is singing and dancing his way back to his musical theatre roots as he takes you on a journey through the…

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31
OCT
David Gower – On the Front Foot
The Dancehouse Theatre

David Gower the legendary former England cricket Captain is extending his Spring tour through to Autumn due to popular demand. Often described as one of the most stylish left‐handed batsmen of all time the blond‐haired 80s bombshell promises to share his thoughts…

Category: Miscellaneous

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02
NOV
Tom Rosenthal
The Dancehouse Theatre

My name is Tom Rosenthal and Im going to be honest with you. You wont have seen me live before. The main reason being that Ive had two daughters in the last 5 years and I didnt want to leave home for…

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Tourist Attractions


The Lowry

A dazzling, award winning building in a stunning waterside location. One of the most exciting art galleries in Britain, explore L S Lowry's life and work in ways that might surprise you and discover something new in our other gallery spaces. Opening its door to the…

Imperial War Museum North

The museum tells people's stories of war and its impact. Built by Daniel Libeskind to resemble three shards of a shattered globe, representing conflict on land, air and water.Opened at The Quays in Trafford Park, Manchester in July 2002 and created to give northern audiences access to the…

Urbis

Urbis explores Urban culture and the cities of today and tomorrow through four floors of exhibitions about city life. Our exhibition programme features international large‐scale exhibitions offering unique insights into the dynamic culture of the modern city, with innovative explorations of design, architecture, graffiti, music and the…

Dunham Massey

Country estate including mansion with important collections and 'below stairs' areas, impressive garden and deer park. An early Georgian house built around a Tudor core, Dunham Massey was extensively reworked in the early years of the 20th century. The result is one of Britain's most sumptuous…

Old Trafford

With over 200,000 visitors every year, from all over the world, you know that you are part of one of the greatest clubs on the planet. Come and see for yourself why so many people make the journey Young or old, United fan or not, it really…

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