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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Tourist Information

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

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Forthcoming events in Manchester

17
JAN
Jah Wobble & The Invaders of the Heart
Manchester Academy

Born John Wardle the nickname was given to him by Sid Vicious following an evening of drunken antics. Sid Vicious then went on to give Jah his first ever bass guitar. As a bassist Jah Wobble is well known as one of…

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18
JAN
Mother's Ruin: SPEAKS
Hope Mill Theatre

Trailblazing LGBTQ performance platform Mothers Ruin presents TWO HOT QUEER consecutive Saturday night gigs as part of TURN ON FEST at Hope Mill Theatre this January.Saturday 18 January 2020 Mothers Ruin: SPEAKS hosted by Jackie Hagan. Jackie Hagan is a multi award…

TEL: 01612 759141
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18
JAN
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…

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TEL: 03452 998652
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24
JAN
Multiple Streams of Property Income-3 Day Course
Park Inn By Radisson

.At the Multiple Streams of Property Income event youll hear from other property investors who are experts in buy‐to‐let property trading raising finance and other ways of building a property portfolio from scratch into a multi‐million pound business.Youll be networking with like‐minded…

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TEL: 07983 596001
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25
JAN
Mother's Ruin: SHOWS
Hope Mill Theatre

Trailblazing LGBTQ performance platform Mothers Ruin presents TWO HOT QUEER consecutive Saturday night gigs as part of TURN ON FEST at Hope Mill Theatre this January.Saturday 25 January 2020 Mothers Ruin: SHOWS hosted by Drag Royalty Jonathan Mayor.Featuring a selection of Queer…

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26
JAN
Knitting workshop with Julie Knits in Paris
Countess Ablaze

.You have never or hardly ever tried brioche but youre a confident knitter and this fancy brioche shawl caught your eye. From no or little brioche to enough two‐colour brioche moves to cast on a stunning project as soon as you get…

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30
JAN
Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight: Sonata No. 2
St Ann's Church

Warren Mailley‐Smith recently became the first British pianist to perform Chopins complete works for solo piano from memory in a series of 11 recitals at St Johns Smith Square. Hailed by the critics as an epic achievement Mailley‐Smith will repeat the series…

TEL: 03336 663366
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08
FEB
Josie Long - Tender
The Dancehouse

Three‐time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very‐hard‐to‐pin‐down‐indie‐underdog‐nightmare Josie Long is back with a brand new show after a brief hiatus during which she had a baby and so on.Its about the mind‐bending intensity of new motherhood but mostly about kindness gentleness and…

TEL: 01618 321111
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14
FEB
Valentine's Opera Gala by Candlelight
St Ann's Church

On Valentines Day in the heart of Manchester join us for a romantic candlelit evening in the stunning St Anns Church with phenomenal opera singers Susan Parkes and Louise Rogan joined by pianist Sheldon Miller.Enjoy selections of the worlds greatest…

TEL: 03336 663366
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18
FEB
15th Annual Biomarkers Congress
Manchester Central Convention Complex

Oxford Global is proud to present for the 15th year our flagship Biomarkers Series UK 1820 February 2020 Manchester UK. This year promises to be the most exciting Biomarkers Series to date with a host of new features alongside the…

Category: Business

TEL: +44(0)1865 248455
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18
FEB
Wellness with a Difference & Fresh Skin Care - Tak
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel

Looking for a Fresh Start ‐ A New AdventureTake a Fresh Look at Skin Care Nutrition & Life ‐ Tuesday February 18th 7.00pm ‐Wellness with a Unique Difference ‐ Award Winning Innovations ‐Learn about this Fresh Business Concept ‐ a special chance…

Category: Sports

TEL: 07968 315684
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22
FEB
Twisted Whispers Vaudeville
The Dancehouse

An eclectic spectacle of entertainment in the heart of Manchester Twisted Whispers Vaudeville will serve up a variety of acts to entrance you from start to finish From the beautiful to the bizarre the classy to the creative The queer to the…

TEL: 01618 321111
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27
FEB
Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | February | Son
St Ann's Church

Warren Mailley‐Smith recently became the first British pianist to perform Chopins complete works for solo piano from memory in a series of 11 recitals at St Johns Smith Square. Hailed by the critics as an epic achievement Mailley‐Smith will repeat the series…

TEL: 03336 663366
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29
FEB
Sonictone
Cotton Club

The African inspired house music scene has seen phenomenal growth in the last few years led by the likes of Black Coffee Djeff Boddhi Satva Official Enoo Napa DJ Merlon Shimza Hyenahand more ..With SonicTone we celebrate the global sound…

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06
MAR
John Shuttleworth's Back
Dancehouse Theatre

John Shuttleworths Back... is giving him trouble.Years of strenuous DIY not to mention playing his organ whilst perched upon a multi pack of Diet Sprite with no lumber support has taken its toll.But ‐ ever the trouper ‐ John returns to regale…

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06
MAR
MJR present THE BOYS ARE BACK TOUR
O2 Apollo

An evening of late 90s boyband nostalgia 4 of the eras biggest pop bands take to the stage on a multi bill extravaganza for 30 dates across the UK in 2020 Celebrating a decade of wild boys of pop MJR bring you…

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14
MAR
March for Veterans Walk Greater Manchester
Bridgewater Canal, Canal Tow Path

We think youre awesome for taking part in March for Veterans you are helping us rebuild lives after sight loss. In exchange we promise:A fantastic walk with support from our awesome staffA snazzy branded t‐shirt so you can rock the Team Blind…

Category: Family Events

TEL: 07935 074463
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17
MAR
Northern Business Exhibition
Manchester Central

The Northern Business Exhibition is held in Manchester every year and for thousands of business owners directors professionals startups and entrepreneurs it is a proven simple way to stay relevant get connected and achieve more. Its now the biggest business event in…

Category: Business

TEL: 03300 945705
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21
MAR
Foreverland Manchester Cosmic Circus Rave
Manchester Academy, Manchester

.Join us on a trip between the universe you and the dance floor Think colourful alien creations out of this world dcor and lightyears worth of confetti‐‐‐‐‐‐WHAT TO EXPECTDiscover a whole new universe of sights and sounds as we introduce our brand…

Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02089 641682
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28
MAR
Learn to Play Day 2020 is coming to Greater Manche
Multiple venues

Supported by Jools Holland OBE and run by charity Music for All the 2020 Learn to Play Day will take place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March and will see music shops teachers venues and schools throughout the county partner…

TEL: 01403 800500
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05
APR
Manchester Marathon 2020
Old Trafford Cricket Ground

The Manchester Marathon is one of the UKs premier running events famous for its fast flat and friendly route. For the first time the route goes through the exciting city centre of Manchester.We pride ourselves on welcoming all to take on our…

Category: Sports

TEL: +44(0)2083 913913
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05
APR
Andy and The Odd Socks 2020 Tour
Dancehouse Theatre

Fans can now pre‐order the new Whos In The Odd Socks album through the bands official store and receive exclusive pre‐sale access to meet and greet tickets from the bands upcoming tour. On pre‐ordering the album bundled with a limited‐edition personalised t‐shirt…

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22
APR
Knitting workshop with Stephen West
Countess Ablaze

.Shawl Evolution Join Stephen West as he takes you on a shawl journey that begins with his very first triangular shawl pattern called Boneyard Shawl. We will experiment with stripes short rows and increases to transform our triangles into shapely shawl evolutions.…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07734 805817
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17
MAY
7 Things I've Learned: An Evening With Ira Glass
Bridgewater Hall Manchester

Award‐winning journalist and radio presenter Ira Glass storyteller extraordinaire has announced two UK dates for 2020. The celebrated radio presenter will be at Londons Royal Festival Hall on Saturday 16th May and Manchesters Bridgewater Hall on Sunday 17th May. Using audio clips…

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26
MAY
TERMIS 2020
Manchester Central Convention Complex, Manchester

.The TERMIS EU conference is the leading event for the dissemination of the latest research in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine offering researchers clinicians and industry an ideal opportunity to present and discuss their most recent findings developments and challenges in the…

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23
AUG
2020 Dog Jog Manchester
Heaton Park, Manchester

Dog Jog Manchester is coming to 2020 on the 23rd August for you to enjoy a well‐earned bark in the parkThe Dog Jog series are unique 5k jogging events for you and your dog to get fit and have fun. Each event…

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09
SEP
23rd Annual Conference of the European Society for
Manchester Central Convention Complex

The sessions at ESCV 2020 will include the use of Next Generation Sequencing in Virology Hepatitis Emerging Viruses and Zoonoses Viral infections in Pregnancy as well as Advancements in Diagnosis Monitoring Prevention and Treatment of a range of viral diseases. The meeting…

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18
SEP
Kim Wildes Greatest Hits UK Tour
Bridgewater Hall Manchester

Kim Wilde is one of the most adored female artists of the 80s. The Voice of a generation of rebellious youth Kims punchy vocals and look of the moment alighted dancefloors and airwaves around the world. She was and remains a media…

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19
SEP
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
Manchester Albert Hall

To usher in the Twenty‐Twenties famed time‐twisting musical collective Postmodern Jukebox will circumnavigate the globe in 2020 on their Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour. The tour is meant to prepare the world for a new decade ‐ one that Postmodern Jukebox…

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19
OCT
Aled Jones Cathedral Tour
The Monastery

40 years since Aled was a choirboy at Bangor Cathedral he brings his special concert of music and stories to cathedrals throughout the UKAs one of the classical worlds vocal powerhouses Aled Jones has received countless prestigious awards record‐breaking sales and chart…

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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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