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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 comedy double bill - Phillipa and Will are now in a relationship & The Wake

    A comedy double bill - Phillipa and Will are now in a relationship & The Wake

    03 June 2014 - 04 June 2014

    ExhibitionThe Freerange Theatre Company presents a Comedy Double Bill by Jon Brittain Phillipa and Will are now in a relationship" &" The Wake" The Swan are delighted to welcome back The Freerange Theatre Company to The Swan for these two fantastic produ

  • An Intimate Evening with New Kids on the Block

    An Intimate Evening with New Kids on the Block

    30 May 2014

    PerformanceNEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK announce details of their upcoming European tour, comprising a series of special live dates. Stopping off at the 02 Apollo Manchester on the 30th May 2014.

  • Bookmark Festival - Book Bites: Charles Dickens Ghost Stories

    Bookmark Festival - Book Bites: Charles Dickens Ghost Stories

    29 April 2014

    FestivalBook Bites is a series of literary events in the popular Naked Bean café, be one of the first to enjoy this hugely popular evenings with some of the best literary authors, storytellers and theatre companies in the UK

  • Bookmark Festival - Evening with Poet Laureate - Carol Ann Duffy

    Bookmark Festival - Evening with Poet Laureate - Carol Ann Duffy

    22 April 2014

    ExhibitionA special evening with Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy accompanied by acclaimed musician John A Sampson, they’ll be creating a unique collaboration harmonising verse and music into a lyrical muse.

  • Britannia Waves The Rules

    Britannia Waves The Rules

    27 May 2014 - 07 June 2014

    PerformanceWorld Premiere of a Bruntwood Prize winning play at The Royal Exchange Theatre.

  • Cirque du Soleil Dralion

    Cirque du Soleil Dralion

    11 June 2014 - 15 June 2014

    PerformanceCirque du Soleil’s signature show Dralion visits Phones 4u Arena Manchester as part of its first ever UK arena tour.

  • Classic Mood & Light Spirit

    Classic Mood & Light Spirit

    26 April 2014

    PerformanceThe internationally renowned vocal ensemble Mirabilé will be performing in a free, informal concert, as part of their UK tour.

  • Clean Bandit

    Clean Bandit

    07 May 2014

    ConcertClean Bandit are poised to be this year’s big breakthrough dance act, having landed their first UK #1 single with ‘Rather Be feat. Jess Glynne’.

  • Colin Vearncombe (AKA Black) with Support from the Huers - Playhouse 2 Shaw

    Colin Vearncombe (AKA Black) with Support from the Huers - Playhouse 2 Shaw

    26 April 2014

    PerformanceBLACK AKA COLIN VEARNCOMBE

  • Daisy Nook Garden Centre - Gary's Feathered Friends

    Daisy Nook Garden Centre - Gary's Feathered Friends

    21 June 2014

    DemonstrationMeet the Owls and birds of prey

    11am – 4pm

  • 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.

  • Diversity

    Diversity

    10 December 2014

    ConcertAfter wowing audiences with Limitless last year, Diversity return with a new and improved version of their astounding show, Limitless – The Reboot.

  • Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton

    21 June 2014

    ConcertThe Queen of Country Dolly Parton returns to Phones 4u Arena as part of her Blue Smoke world tour. Performing songs from her huge back catalogue - including 9 to 5, Here You Come Again, Jolene and the classic I Will Always Love You.

  • Doug Perkins & The Spectaculars

    Doug Perkins & The Spectaculars

    23 May 2014

    ConcertPlaying music inspired by the original pioneers of rock n roll such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Eddie Cochran, Doug Perkins & The Spectaculars are sure to get everyone in the room jumping and jiving.

  • Failsworth Carnival

    Failsworth Carnival

    28 June 2014 - 29 June 2014

    FestivalFailsworth Carnival 2014, there will be a Carnival Parade, Fun Fair, Dancing Troupes, Crowning of Carnival Queens Stalls & much, much more!!