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Arts and Culture

Just because it's time to wrap-up, doesn't mean you can't enjoy some great arts & culture in Manchester.


Catch some great exhibitions!

As spring descends on the city, so to do a number of fascinating exhibitions. From the mesmerizing stories of the cotton trade and the House of Annie Lennox to Chinese Propaganda Posters and the centenary of Alan Turing’s birth.


Distinct neighborhoods

Manchester has a compact city centre perfect for exploring on foot. However it is still split into distinct neighbourhoods, from the bohemian Northern Quarter to the vibrant Gay Village and the architecturally-pleasing medieval quarter.


Hidden Gems

Along with world-class attractions, Manchester offers some real hidden gems. Whether it’s the recently restored Victoria Baths, a beer at the unspoiled Peveril of the Peak or the mysterious world uncovered on the Underground Manchester Tours, make sure you don’t miss them!


Theatre Darling

Award-winning theatres host everything from West-End Blockbusters, to Shakespeare, ballet and opera. Upcoming shows include Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Phantom of the Opera and the Lion King.


Music maestro

With a rich music heritage, Manchester continues to make its mark on the music scene. With live music venues scattered across the city centre, make sure you try and catch one of the many intimate gigs from home grown talent.