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.

Tourist information Manchester

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

14
NOV
Kevin Morby
The Dancehouse Theatre

Los Angeles‐based indie singersongwriter Kevin Morby is back with his four acclaimed solo albums and myriad records of various collaboration Kevin Morby has become a true musical auteur.His singular vision evocative lyrics and aptitude for catchy dense songwriting has placed him firmly…

TEL: 01618 321111
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15
NOV
Australian & New Zealand University Open Day
The Bridgewater Hall

The Study Options Open Day is a free information event designed to give students the chance to find out more about further study at Australian and New Zealand universities.Come along to the Bridgewater Hall to meet universities from all over…

Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02073 537200
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16
NOV
Mother's Bloomers
Royal Exchange Theatre

Trailblazing Queer performance platform Mothers Ruin returns to The Royal Exchange for its third year with Mothers Bloomers a space for LGBTQ performance artists from Manchester and the North West to present short bold new work. Hosted by comic and Literary Death…

Category: Gay & Lesbian

TEL: 01618 339833
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16
NOV
Business Masterclass For Budding Entrepreneurs
Neo

TSB has partnered with small business support network Enterprise Nation to deliver a host of Start Something workshops in six major cities in a bid to support up and coming entrepreneurs between the ages of 16‐30.The latest event…

Category: Business

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16
NOV
Absolute Bowie: The Legacy Tour comes to Mancheste
Manchester Academy

There will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowies new Legacy Tour is named after the Greatest Hits album released in 2016 and takes us on a musical journey of…

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17
NOV
Muslims Marriage Events Manchester - Group 1 (21-3
Manzil Banqueting Hall

We are holding the next muslim marriage event on Sunday 17th November 2019 at Manzil Banqueting Suite 29 Bury New Rd Manchester M8 8EQ.British Muslim Professionals Marriage EventGroup 1 ‐ 21 to 30 Years OldGroup 2 ‐ 28 & OverAn event to…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07738 638325
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18
NOV
John Mayall's 85th Anniversary Tour
The Royal Northern College of Music

Johns early band John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers counted amongst its members Eric Clapton Peter Green John McVie & Mick Fleetwood Fleetwood Mac Andy Fraser Free Mick Taylor The Stones Still a prolific writer and performer he has recently released the album…

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18
NOV
Blofeld & Swann - Dancing down the Wicket
The Dancehouse Theatre

After two sell out tours with The Great British Spin Off great mates Graeme Swann and Henry Blofeld are back on the road in 2019. With Graeme hot off the dance floor and Henrys quick wit storytelling and sparkling personality in equally…

Category: Sports

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21
NOV
whoville christmas markets at the lowry outlet
The Lowry Outlet

Lowry Outlet is preparing for a month of whobilations as the Whoville Christmas Markets come to town. Be transported into a world inspired by Dr Seuss How The Grinch Stole Christmas The Musicalon at The Lowry Theatre from 10th December as The…

Category: Family Events

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22
NOV
Gary Delaney - Gagsters Paradise
The Dancehouse Theatre

Due to exceptional demand and an array of sold out dates all over the UK Britains leading one‐liner comic extends his brand new 2018 tour with even more dates for 2019 and 2020 returning to the road with another onslaught of lean…

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22
NOV
Jacked - Sleezy D Fundraiser with Marshall Jeffers
Gorilla

In the light of the tragic news of Sleezy Ds recent passing some of the best acid house DJs come together to raise money for an amazing cause.Venue: Gorilla 54‐56 Whitworth Street Greater Manchester M1 5WWPriceGeneral Admissionbooking fee : GBP…

Category: Nightclubs

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24
NOV
Knitting workshop with Yarnison at Countess Ablaze
Countess Ablaze

Bring your DK Sport and 4‐ply scraps and lets go crazy Jane will offer you a choice of shawl shapes well swap scraps then plan and start a shawl that you are definitely going to love knitting and wearing. Youll get a…

Category: Lifestyle

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28
NOV
Malcolm Gladwell: Talking to Strangers
Opera House Manchester

Bestselling author journalist and podcast host Malcolm Gladwell presents his new book Talking to Strangers.How do we make sense of the unfamiliar Why are we so bad at judging someone reading a face or detecting a lie Why do we so often…

TEL: 08448 717615
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06
DEC
Jim Jefferies - The Night Talker Tour 2019
Manchester Arena

Jim Jefferies one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation has announced his biggest UK tour to date.Taking in 5 key arenas across the country The Night Talker Tour starts on Tuesday 3rd December at the O2…

Category: Miscellaneous

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07
DEC
WNDRLND presents Down The Rabbit Hole
Gorilla

WNDRLND returns to Manchester. Head Down the Rabbit Hole for a night of non stop house and a club packed for of eccentric decorThis time we bring our most popular theme and head down the rabbit hole for a night of nonsensical…

Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07487 600699
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07
DEC
Manchester Wine Tasting Experience Day ' Vine to W
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
DEC
Christmas Card Workshop In Manchester
Chapter One Books

Join Designsbynn in this interactive Christmas card workshop at the beautiful surroundings of Chapter One in the heart of Manchester.A 2 hour workshop includes an Introduction to patterns from around the world. You will have a chance to look through hennaChristmas inspiration…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07872 996276
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11
DEC
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…

Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 794694
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12
DEC
Walking Home For Christmas 2019
WWTW Manchester Office

WHAT IS WALKING HOME FOR CHRISTMASIts a fun personal walking challenge anytime between Thurs 12 and Sun 22 December to raise vital funds for veterans and their families who are at risk including those who are socially isolated unemployed or struggling with…

Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01263 863902
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14
DEC
Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight
St Anns Church

When the going gets tough in the run‐up to Christmas and youve had about as much seasonal music as you can take ‐ think Arndale Shopping Centre and carols round the Norwegian Tree bands in Oxford Streetchoirs in every available…

TEL: 03336 663366
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15
DEC
Knitting workshop with Suraya Hossain at Countess
Countess Ablaze

Learn to knit with fine wire and Swarovski crystal beads. The workshop will provide you with the opportunity to learn the basics in wire knitting introducing the materials and tools used and an understanding of how designs can be created.You will be…

Category: Lifestyle

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11
JAN
The No Sleep Podcast Tour
The Dancehouse Theatre

The NoSleep Podcast will be bringing its live show across the Atlantic for the first time ever in January 2020.Founded in 2011 The NoSleep Podcast has become the most listened‐to horror storytelling podcast in the world. With over 130 million downloads and…

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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…

Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03452 998652
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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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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…

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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 18 ‐ 20 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: Miscellaneous

TEL: +44(0)1865 248455
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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…

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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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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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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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