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

13
DEC
Nursing, Poetry and the Women’s 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…

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12
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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20
JAN
Etihad Wedding Fayre
Etihad Stadium

Calling all brides to be Wed like to invite you to join us on Sunday 20th January at the Etihad Stadium where well be hosting over 65 leading wedding suppliers.Bring your partner friends or family along for whats set to be a…

Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01942 206446
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27
JAN
Emirates Old Trafford Wedding Fayre
Emirates Old Trafford

Wed like to invite you to our Emirates Old Trafford Wedding Fayre where well be hosting over 45 of the regions leading wedding suppliers. Whether youre looking for something specific or just want to get inspired youll find everything you need to…

Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01942 206446
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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…

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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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23
FEB
Build It Live North West, Manchester
Eventcity

Whether youre planning a self‐build renovating a property or extending to add space and value to an existing home here are just some of the reasons you cant afford to miss the upcoming Build It Live show at Eventcity Manchester on 23rd…

Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02035 532376
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27
FEB
SQLBits 2019
Manchester Central

SQLBits 2019 at Manchester Central 27th February ‐ 2nd MarchNetwork develop and share your data knowledge at THE conference for leading data professionalsSQLBits is the largest SQL Server conference in Europe for data professionals led by Microsoft Data Platform experts. Born out…

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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…

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12
MAR
The Northern Business Exhibition
Manchester Central Convention Complex

The Northern Business Exhibition takes place in Manchester and brings together thousands of professionals every year making it the largest business show in the North of England. It is the go‐to event for anyone starting or growing a business as well as…

Category: Business

TEL: 03301 222049
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03
APR
IP EXPO Manchester 2019
Manchester Central

IP EXPO Manchester co‐located at Digital Transformation EXPO is the Norths number ONE Enterprise IT event for those looking to find out how the latest IT innovations can drive their business forward. IP EXPO Manchester holds 3 IT events under one roof…

Category: Exhibitions

TEL: +44(0)2038 418545
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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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13
APR
Mo Amer & Guz Khan - Persons of Interest
The Dancehouse Theatre

Amer having just released Netflixs The Vagabond joins forces with YouTube sensation and star of BBC3s Man Like Mobeen Guz Khan for a full UK tour…

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18
APR
Rob Newman’s Total Eclipse of Descartes
Dancehouse Theatre

Based on the hit BBC Radio 4 series Rob Newmans Total Eclipse of Descartes Robs whirlwind tour of philosophy explores 3000 years of good and bad ideas from Pythagoras to driverless cars by way of levitating Buddhist monks Pavlovs dogs Jean‐Paul Sartres…

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18
MAY
Larry Dean - Bampot Tour
The Dancehouse Theatre

Fresh from a sell‐out international tour and smash‐hit Live at the Apollo debut Larry Dean has a new hour of unexpected and excellent Times thoughts on Scottishness sodomites and self‐esteem.…

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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 £2.40 these 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…

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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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