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

22
SEP
Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight. Launch recital
St. Ann's Church

CityMusic Promotions presents Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight a new concert series in Central Manchester at St Anns Church on ten Saturday nights in the 2018‐19 season given by British Concert Pianist Warren Mailley‐Smith. Tickets for this unique series are limited. …

TEL: 03336 663366
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23
SEP
Sweeney Entertainments Presents T.Rextasy
Opera House Manchester

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS T.REXTASYMarc Bolan with his band T.Rex was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. With Bolans special ingredient of Rock‐a‐Boogie songs the band had a string of huge hits throughout the…

TEL: 01366 380333
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25
SEP
MCR Student Social
Manchester City Centre

Manchesters ultimate student shopping night returns on Tuesday 25 September with more than 160 stores and restaurants across Manchester Arndale and the city centre taking part.Students can snap up exclusive discounts of up to 30 off at city centre stores and up…

Category: Miscellaneous

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26
SEP
Kidscan Golf Day
Ellesmere Golf Club

After you finish your game of golf for Kidscan you will join us back at the club for a 3 course meal with plenty of opportunities to network with everybody there. Plus Thanks to TheSocialGolfer.com you will receive free TSG Pro Account…

Category: Sports

TEL: 01612 953864
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30
SEP
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
OCT
Scofflaw Brewdog Bar Tour
Brewdog Manchester

We are looking to bring some good ol fashioned Southern hospitality to the UKAll the best IPAs available from across the pond not to be missedBrewDog will be cold‐chain shipping Scofflaws most celebrated Basement IPA and front‐running POG Passionfruit Orange and Guava…

Category: Miscellaneous

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10
OCT
Objectified
Manchester Art Gallery

Museum of Homelessness shares new objects and stories in a powerful new interactive exhibition. Drawn from Greater Manchester and beyond Objectified will be launching on World Homeless Day. For just five days only at Manchester Art Gallery the objects will be shared…

Category: Exhibitions

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12
OCT
Manchester Art Fair
Manchester Central

Manchester Art Fair is the largest longest established and most prestigious art fair in the North of England featuring over 120 galleries and artists showing thousands of original artworks for sale by names including Banksy Ben Eine Liam Spencer Gordon Cheung and…

Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01457 851151
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14
OCT
Manchester Half Marathon
Emirates Old Trafford

A fantastic event with a super‐fast flat course great entertainment outstanding crowd support and a glorious finish at Emirates Old Trafford the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club. If you only enter one half marathon this year make it this one One…

Category: Sports

TEL: 01619 286795
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25
OCT
Circus of Horrors Psycho Asylum
Wythenshawe forum

Imagine a Brilliant Rock show combined with amazing bizarre and Dare Devil Circus acts a stella light show and all performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek. If Quentin Tarantino had directed Cirque Du Soleil you would be half way…

TEL: 01619 354000
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27
OCT
Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight: Concert 2
St. Ann's Church

Celebrate the weekend with a performance of Chopin complete with a complimentary glass of champagneCityMusic Promotions presents Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight a new concert series in central Manchester at St Anns Church. The series includes ten separate programmes one per month…

TEL: 03336 663366
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02
NOV
THE GTENMEDIA BALL
Albert Chop House

Join us for a 3 course meal followed by entertainment helping to raise awareness of all types of male cancer and raising money for the Balls to Cancer charity. The night will also include a raffle.Hosted by Scott McGlynn with music from…

Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 074885 665580
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05
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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06
NOV
QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA TOUR 2018
MANCHESTER O2 Apollo

Queen Extravaganza described by the legendary Roger Taylor himself as A rock celebration in the Royal tradition and designed to enable new fans and old to celebrate the music of Queen ‐ will play 17 shows across the UK from October…

TEL: 08712 200260
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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…

TEL: 07734 805817
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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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04
DEC
Speed Dating in Manchester
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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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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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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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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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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.