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Manchester theatre shows

From highbrow performances of the world’s best French opera to ‘singing in the aisle’ musicals hot from the West End, there’s something for everyone in Manchester.

  • A Compás

    A Compás

    29 September 2014

    PerformanceIn a scintillating fusion of heartwrenching vocals, explosive footwork and virtuoso guitar playing, Jaleo return to Britain after three years with their latest new stage show A Compás, brimming over with the intoxicating rhythms, palpable energy and

  • Alice Through The Looking Glass

    Alice Through The Looking Glass

    12 August 2014

    PerformancePendle Productions treats you to Alice's journey across a chess board in a topsy-turvy land.

  • An Evening With Duggie Brown @ The Swan Dobcross

    An Evening With Duggie Brown @ The Swan Dobcross

    17 September 2014

    PerformanceDuggie became a household name after appearing on the original Comedians TV show, with regular appearances from 1971-1993, plus the 40th anniversary live show in 2011 alongside Stan Boardman, Roy Walker & Mick Miller.

  • An Evening With Sylvester Stallone

    An Evening With Sylvester Stallone

    01 August 2014 - 01 August 2014

    ArticleFor one night only, spend an evening with Hollywood actor, writer and director Sylvester Stallone.

  • Ant & Dec's Takeaway On Tour

    Ant & Dec's Takeaway On Tour

    15 August 2014 - 16 August 2014

    ArticleAnt & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway On Tour will feature special guests, including former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts and Irish dance phenomenon Riverdance.

  • Around The World In 80 Days

    Around The World In 80 Days

    17 July 2014 - 16 August 2014

    ArticleAn incredible tale of adventure that's perfect for all the family.

  • Away from Home @ The Swan Dobcross

    Away from Home @ The Swan Dobcross

    21 September 2014

    PerformanceHartshorn-Hook Productions & Working Progress Theatre presents

    Away from Home by Rob Ward and Martin Jameson. Directed and Designed by Martin Jameson

  • Back to Broadway

    Back to Broadway

    01 October 2014

    PerformanceBack To Broadway is the all-singing, all-dancing, theatrical sensation that invites you to take a breathtaking journey through the magical world of musicals!

  • Bantams

    Bantams

    23 October 2014

    PerformanceA Hyde Festival Theatre Company and Tameside Cultural Services Production Bantams

  • Billy, The Monster and ME!

    Billy, The Monster and ME!

    20 September 2014

    PerformanceJoin Billy on his adventure of a lifetime. Find out what happens when a Monster appears in Billy's bedroom on the very day that his family are just too busy to play.

  • Black Dyke Band

    Black Dyke Band

    03 October 2014

    PerformanceOne of the country’s favourite brass bands will be at the Oldham Coliseum for one performance only. Black Dyke band

  • Blitz Bride - The Musical

    Blitz Bride - The Musical

    06 August 2014

    ExhibitionFollowing on from its successful tours in 2011 and 2012 as a one-act comedy, Blitz Bride has been re-worked into a full-length comedy musical.

  • Cinderella

    Cinderella

    05 December 2014 - 04 January 2015

    PerformanceThe most magical rags to riches fairytale of them all Cinderella.

  • Comedy @ the Coliseum

    Comedy @ the Coliseum

    04 November 2014

    PerformanceComedy @ the Coliseum The Coliseum becomes your very own comedy club in this fun filled night of laughs, compered by Manchester's own Paul Haslam.

  • Disney On Ice Presents 100 Years of Magic

    Disney On Ice Presents 100 Years of Magic

    15 October 2014 - 19 October 2014

    PerformanceGet ready to celebrate in style! Disney On Ice is proud to present a scintillating skating spectacular coming to the Phones 4u Arena this October, in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic.