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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Everything you need to know if you're visiting Manchester as a visitor or a resident.

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Forthcoming events in Manchester

14
NOV
Shakespeare Schools Festival
Z-Arts

Support local young people and give your children the perfect introduction to the stories of the brilliant Bard at the 2018 Shakespeare Schools Festival.Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to run the worlds largest youth drama festival featuring a series of unique abridged…

TEL: 01612 261912
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14
NOV
The Winifred Raphael Memorial Lecture
Imperial War Museum North

To commemorate a century since the end of the First World War the Research Societys annual lecture focuses on health in the armed forces. Group Captain Di Lamb PhD outlines a novel approach to improving psychological resilience in the Defence Medical Services.…

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16
NOV
Australian and New Zealand University Open Day
The Bridgewater Hall

Study in Australia or New Zealand Come along to the Study Options Open Day on 16th November at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.Free independent expert advice for students this is an excellent opportunity to meet representatives from top Australian and New…

Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02073 537200
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17
NOV
Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight
St Ann's Church

The brilliant piano music of the great Frederic Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasnt intended for the great concert halls of today but…

TEL: 03336 663366
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17
NOV
Absolute Bowie come to Manchester's Academy
The Academy

Absolute Bowie are proud to present a brand new stage show 50 Years of Bowie; a musical journey through the iconic singers ever changing personas.Without doubt the best and by far the most popular David Bowie tribute in Europe and now in…

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17
NOV
Absolute Bowie come to the Academy this November
The Academy

Without doubt the best and by far the most popular David Bowie tribute in Europe and now in their 10th year. Winners of the Best Bowie Tribute and Best Overall Tribute in the UK at the Agents Association of Great Britain Awards…

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23
NOV
Ari Shaffir - The Wandering Jew
The Dancehouse Theatre

Stand‐up comedian shroomer podcaster and Netflixer ARI SHAFFIR describes his comedy as a puppet show ‐ but way filthier and without the puppets.Last year Shaffir released his double Netflix specials Double Negative ‐ two 45 minute episodes called Children and Adulthood. Self‐described…

TEL: 07749 714803
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23
NOV
DARIO BAROZZI + JOSE ZALBA-SMITH 'The Argentine Gu
Instituto Cervantes

Daro Barozzi is an artist who defies categorisation his music existing happily at the intersection between the classical and the popular moving seamlessly between art music tango folk and free improvisation. At the forefront of the newest generation of Argentine guitarists Barozzis…

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24
NOV
ComedySportz
Waterside Arts Centre

Youve seen football. Youve seen tennis. But have you seen Comedy as a sportYou dont want to miss this all ages all action all improvised competitive comedy show Two teams battle it out for laughs with quick‐witted gags games sketches and songs…

TEL: 01619 125616
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24
NOV
ComedySportz 4 Tots
Waterside Arts Centre

The team behind hit comedy show ComedySportz have a brand new show for younger audiences. With plenty of silly songs stories and games there are plenty of opportunities for kids and adults alike to get involved in the action.…

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24
NOV
Brian Gormans One Man Bond
The Dancehouse Theatre

One Man Bond: Every Bond Movie In 60 Minutes chronicles over half a century of the most successful movie franchise in history.The show was recently staged at the world famous Pinewood Studios home of the Bond movies and the 2018 Starburst Media…

TEL: 01618 321111
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28
NOV
Kidscan Christmas Concert
Manchester Cathedral

Join us this Christmas at the spectacular Manchester Cathedral as we enjoy a night of carols beautifully sung by four local school choirs as well as The Springfield Singers. The carols will be accompanied by the fantastic Sale Brass Band. …

TEL: 01612 953864
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02
DEC
Muslim Marriage Events Manchester
Royal Nawaab Manchester

Open Event Open to all British MuslimsAn event to provide a platform for people seeking partners in marriage is now taking place. It is open to everyone and all candidates will have an opportunity to interact with other individuals. Advisors will also…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07738 638325
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04
DEC
Speed Dating in Manchester
walrus

Speed Dating in ManchesterHow Speed Dating in Manchester worksWhen you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Manchester you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the…

Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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06
DEC
Christmas at The Dancehouse
The Dancehouse

The theatres resident student company Manchester City Ballet leads you through a peoples city park alive with the festive magic of Christmas on an exciting two act dance journey to musical classics such as The Skaters Waltz and Walking in the Air…

Category: Family Events

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07
DEC
Feel the thrill at Winter Funland
Eventcity

This year Winter Funland will be putting on a winter wonderland at Event City Trafford Center Manchester. The Winter Funland team have a wealth of experience in producing some of the largest kids and family orientated festival events around the UK. Attractions…

Category: Family Events

TEL: +447496 536364
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11
DEC
5th Winter Process Chemistry Conference
Manchester Conference Centre and Pendulum Hotel

The 5th Winter Process Conference will showcase presentations from International Chemists covering all aspects of Process Development.The speakers will discuss the latest issues in synthetic route design development and optimisation reactor design work up and purification crstallisation process engineering hazard studies and…

Category: Exhibitions

TEL: +44(0)1435 873062
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13
DEC
Nursing, Poetry and the Womens M
The People's History Museum

A free evening performance of music and poetry celebrating womens voices around the campaign for the vote. Audrey Ardern‐Jones nurse and poet performs poetry by female authors involved in the campaign for womens suffrage together with international musicians Lucas Jordan flute Fabricio…

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14
DEC
ComedySportz Improvised Pantomime
Waterside Arts Centre

Fed up of the same old pantos every year Then get ready for our brand new all ages all improvised pantomimeHeroes villains songs and silliness are guaranteed as the gang improvise a brand new pantomime using only your suggestions and a sprinkling…

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15
DEC
Aladdin
Dancehouse Theatre

Its Christmas Time and Your Wish has been GrantedOpen Sesame The Dancehouse Theatres Family Pantomime is back This year we take a magic‐carpet ride to the mystic east with the Prince of Thieves Aladdin Therell be belly laughs glitter glamour and audience…

Category: Family Events

TEL: 01618 321111
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15
DEC
Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight| Sonata No.2
St Ann's Church

The brilliant piano music of the great Frederic Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasnt intended for the great concert halls of today but…

TEL: 03336 663366
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12
JAN
Applause Generator with Simon Munnery
The Dancehouse

Tech comedy duo FOXDOG STUDIOS bring a night of alternative comedy mainstream variety and robotic applause to The Dancehouse Manchester.Headliner SIMON MUNNERY is one of the worlds most eccentric and well‐respected comedians. With a career spanning over three decades he has countless…

TEL: 01618 321111
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08
FEB
Ken Cheng - Best Dad Ever
The Dancehouse

Dave Joke of the Fringe Winner Cambridge mathematics dropout and professional poker player Ken Cheng embarks on his UK‐wide tour following a sold‐out award nominated run at the Edinburgh Festival.Born to Chinese immigrants in the UK Ken never had the most normal…

TEL: 01618 321111
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09
FEB
The Spitfires' Year Zero UK Tour
Gorilla

Celebrated as one of the most popular underground success stories in the UK today The Spitfires will be conquering the skies as they embark on their twenty date 201819 UK tour.With their brilliant third album Year Zero freshly under their belts Watford…

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05
MAR
World Healthcare Congress Europe, Manchester 2019
Manchester Central

In todays current climate healthcare professionals are facing a multitude of political social and financial challenges. The congress will explore how the revolution of healthcare delivery will have a significant impact on health and financial sustainability.Our audience of 1000 will consist of…

Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01612 093348
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06
MAR
Stuart Maconie - Jarrow, the Road to the Deep Sout
The Dancehouse Theatre

In October 2016 writers and broadcaster Stuart Maconie walked 300 miles from Jarrow to London retracing the famous Jarrow Crusade 80 years on through a divided complex country that echoes 1936 in many ways.From choral evensong to curry house from austerity to…

TEL: 01618 321111
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04
APR
LEGENDS LIVE | UK TOUR | APRIL 2019
MANCHESTER O2 Apollo

Following the success of last years Legends Live concerts Tony Denton Promotions has announced a new tour for 2019. The show will bring together the Queen of Rock Suzi Quatro Pop icon David Essex Les McKeowns BAY CITY ROLLERS legendary rock band…

TEL: 08444 777677
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07
APR
ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon
Emirates Old Trafford

Be a part of the action and secure your place in the UKs flattest fastest and friendliest marathon. Super fast course great entertainment outstanding crowd support and a glorious finish at the Lancashire County Cricket Club plus a medal and ASICS technical…

Category: Sports

TEL: 02083 913913
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18
MAY
Secret Affair Glory Boys 40th Anniversary To
Gorilla

Secret Affair are very proud to announce the 40th Anniversary Tour of the album Glory Boys by releasing the first 50 tickets for all 14 show at £2.40these limited edition tickets go on sale Wednesday 19th September 2018 at 10:00…

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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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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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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Manchester? See our list of attractions in Manchester, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.


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