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

20
FEB
Half-Term Family Fun Workshops
B&Q Bury

Join the B&Q team at Bridgehall Industrial Park for free family‐friendly activities including a grow your own mini vegetable patch workshop Spring arts & crafts and planting beautiful sunflowers ready for those hungry Spring bees.The event is part of B&Qs half term…

Location: 7.9 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 02079 323693
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20
FEB
Speed Dating in Manchester
walrus

Manchester Speed DatingHow speed dating in Manchester worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Manchester. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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21
FEB
GKR KARATE CLASSES
CHOWBENT HALL

Go‐Kan‐Ryu karate is one of the largest karate clubs in the world with thousands of students in Australia New Zealand UK and the USA.The club promotes all the benefits of martial arts from self defence fitness discipline confidence and respect.The club promotes…

Location: 9.9 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07497 545063
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21
FEB
Wacky Woody's World of Magic
Wilmslow Parish Hall

join Wacky Woody as he travels the globe on a mission for The Magic Circle to find a magic trick from every continentA fun and funny show aimed at 4‐8 year oldsAll seats £5. Doors open at 1:30pm. Show starts…

Location: 10.2 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07816 085120
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22
FEB
Stockport Antenatal Classes - Heaton Moor, Heaton
Heaton Mersey Community Centre

Our 6 week Daisy Birthing Stockport Antenatal classes support you with:Yoga based movementAntenatal and active birth educationRelaxation and birth hypnosisBreathing techniqueMaking new friendsWho are these classes forWe offer classes in the Heatons Cheadle and Wilmslow so think Stockport antenatal and a little…

Location: 5 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07791 693092
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24
FEB
DANE BAPTISTE | G.O.D (Gold. Oil. Drugs.)
The Lowry Theatre

Fresh from hosting Live at the Apollo and another total sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Dane Baptiste takes his third smash hit show G.O.D. Gold. Oil. Drugs. on an extended World Tour in 2018His UK leg features 21 dates including…

Location: 1.6 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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24
FEB
mum2mum market Manchester Nearly New Sale
Chorlton High School

Baby Childrens and Maternity Nearly New Sale Chorlton High School Nell Lane Chorlton Manchester M21 7SL Saturday 24th February 2018 1:30pm‐3:30pm SELL your quality second hand baby childrens and maternity clothes preloved baby equipment or used pram at our nearly new baby…

Location: 2.9 milesaway
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07905 906594
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25
FEB
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…

Location: 3.8 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07738 638325
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27
FEB
Structural Integrity Design and Validation Technol
Manchester United Football Ground

Gain insights from across the engineering functions including structural integrity specialists non‐destructive testing practitioners and those operating and maintaining components. By sharing cross industry knowledge and experience the conference will provide powerful solutions to everyday and emerging challenges. The event will also…

Location: 1.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +44(0)2079 731260
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28
FEB
circus of Horrors - Voodoo
Palace Theatre Manchester

After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns with its latest brand new incarnation Voodoo.The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre & fantastic circus acts acts all woven into a sensational…

Location: 0.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713019
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28
FEB
Funny Women Awards Regional Final at TRIBECA, MANC
TRIBECA BAR, MANCHESTER

This is the 15th year of the Funny Women Awards.Theyve been around the UK and Ireland to find the newest and best female comedy talent and now present the best of the bunch competing for a place in the grand…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07973 470577
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01
MAR
Gandeys Circus
Knutsford The Big Heath

The UKs biggest and most spectacular Big Top show GANDEYSYOUR CIRCUS is back with an all new action‐packed star‐studded production for all the family.Raising the bar sky‐high and smashing expectations to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the creation of circus…

Location: 13 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08717 055507
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01
MAR
Home Business Workshop
Chancellors Hotel

TheIMFreedom Workshopis aFREE LIVE 2 hour workshop designed to show you how to build and grow a profitable online business. There is a lot of information online which can sometimes seem confusing and complicated for beginners.Attending a live event will make it…

Location: 3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07917 104393
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03
MAR
Play Presents Fatman Scoop Live
Liquid & Envy, Oldham

Grammy award winner Fatman Scoop joins us for a very special live performance on Liquid stageKnown for his rough raw loud voice and energetic live performances. Itll be like no other show weve seen at Liquid in the past Scoop also has…

Location: 7.5 milesaway
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: n/a
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03
MAR
Reveal Printmakers Exhibition of Limited Edition P
Didsbury Parsonage Trust, The Old Parsonage,

Reveal Printmakers are a collective of ten contemporary artists who work out of the prestigious Hot Bed Press workshop in Salford. Their previous exhibitions at galleries and print fairs in and around the North West and in London have been distinguished by…

Location: 4.8 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01614 457661
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07
MAR
Coaching Skills - 7 Mar 18 - MANCHESTER
111 Picadilly

Do you want to help improve employee engagement Increase performance and reduce costsOur management training course in Coaching Skills is designed for first line and customer facing managers.Coaching is increasingly becoming one of the most sought after and important skills for anyone…

Location: 1 mileaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01685 727532
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07
MAR
Fashion Show and Sale
The Together Trust

Sit in comfort with your friends and let the clothes come to you High street fashions and designer labels with up to 75 off RRP. All garments are new not seconds and available to buy and take away on the night. Styles…

Location: 6.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01612 834883
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09
MAR
An Ellen Kent Production: La Traviata
Manchester Opera House

A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music that tells of the passionate loves and life of the consumptive courtesan Violetta.Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent Production with international soloists highly‐praised chorus and full orchestra.VerdiLA TRAVIATAStarring the international…

Location: 0.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713018
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09
MAR
FRANKENSTEIN
Royal Exchange Theatre

What can stop the determined heart and resolved will of manTrapped in a mountain of ice Captain Waltons ambition to conquer the North Pole stalls in its tracks. Out on the frozen wastes something stirswretched and barely alive Victor Frankenstein is dragged…

Location: 0.6 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01618 339833
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10
MAR
An Ellen Kent Production: Madama Butterfly
Manchester Opera House

Introducing the celebrated soprano Maria HeeJung Kim from the Korean National Opera Seoul and the international soprano Alyona KistenyovaWinner of The Best Opera Award Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards.Back by overwhelming public demand this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including…

Location: 0.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713018
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10
MAR
The National Wedding Show at EventCity Manchester
Event City

Try buy book and hire everything you need for your special day at the UKs biggest & best wedding event at Event City Manchester this spring With hundreds of wedding specialists from bridal boutiques and florists to jewellers and photographers this is…

Location: 3.5 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02077 728377
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11
MAR
An Ellen Kent Production: Rigoletto
Manchester Opera House

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists highly‐praised chorus and full orchestra.VerdiRIGOLETTOThe masterpiece they tried to ban.Starring Vladimir Dragos and Iurie Gisca as Rigoletto.Featuring a magnificent golden eagle with a seven‐foot wingspan and two royal greyhounds.A…

Location: 0.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713018
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11
MAR
Cancer Research UK Manchester Winter Run
Etihad Stadium

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Winter Run is back for the third year running at the Etihad stadium Brave the cold and help beat Cancer sooner on Sunday 11th March 2018.The race which last year attracted over 3000 runners features a 10km…

Location: 2.3 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 02083 913913
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13
MAR
Psychic Switch - Rochdale
Best Western Broadfield Park Hotel

Buy your tickets now and receive your E‐Tickets instantly. Advance bookings only we do not sell tickets on the door.See 4 different PsychicsMediums on your table.Psychic Switch Event will be held on Tues 13th March 2018 at the BW Broadfield Park Hotel…

Location: 10.2 milesaway
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: Seew ebsite
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16
MAR
Mixed Presents: Ramz Live
Liquid & Envy, Oldham

Mixed presents Ramz Live on the Liquid stageThe man behind the massive track Barking and the remix of Decline Ramz joins us live on Friday 16th March.After being championed by the likes of Stormzy 2018 is going to be a massive year…

Location: 7.5 milesaway
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: n/a
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17
MAR
ComedySportz
Waterside Arts Centre

ComedySportz is an all ages all improvised show where two teams battle it out for laughs as players create quick‐witted gags games sketches and songs from audience suggestions. Its a show thats fast feel good and always unpredictably funny. Theres a referee…

Location: 4.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01619 125616
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18
MAR
Bride: The Wedding Fair at The Courthouse Hotel
The Courthouse Hotel

Plan your perfect day at Bride: The Wedding Fair at The Courthouse Hotel where you can browse a selection of the regions finest wedding suppliers. There will be free goody bags for the first 50 brides‐to‐be through the door and complimentary copies…

Location: 13.1 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL:
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20
MAR
Psychic Switch - Hyde (Manchester)
Village Hotel Club Hyde

Buy your tickets now and receive your E‐Tickets instantly. Advance bookings only we do not sell tickets on the door.See 4 different PsychicsMediums on your table.Psychic Switch Event will be held on Tues 20th March 2018 at the Village Hotel Club Hyde…

Location: 6.9 milesaway
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: Seew ebsite
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21
MAR
Steam Turbine and Generator User Group 2018
Manchester United Football Ground

Join peer‐reviewed presentations that detail the latest technologies for steam turbines and generators alongside case studies that identify successful strategies and findings from industry‐leading OEMs.Whether you are involved in the design manufacture operation management and maintenance of steam turbine and generator assets…

Location: 1.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 2079 731260
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22
MAR
MOUNTAINS; THE DREAMS OF LILY KWOK
Royal Exchange Theatre

Based On Helen Tses Bestselling Novel Sweet Mandarin This Evocative New Play By Award Winning Writer In‐Sook Chappell Tells The Extraordinary Story Of The Women Behind The Famous Manchester Restaurant. A Family Held Together With One Lifeline‐Food. Helen has grown up in…

Location: 0.6 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01618 339833
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Tourist Attractions


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…

Museum of Science and Industry

See thunderous cotton machinery demonstrated by our Presenters in the Textile Gallery.Weekdays 3:00pmWeekends 11:00am & 3:00pm…

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…

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…

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…

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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.


Updated: 19/02/2018 16:55:07