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Entertainment in Manchester

Manchester offers a wide range of live entertainment throughout the year. Including some of the best stand-up comedy and world famous music artists.

  • Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil

    Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil

    07 September 2016 - 02 October 2016

    ArticleAmaluna by Cirque du Soleil has announced that it will be heading north and bringing its legendary Big Top to Manchester for the first time in six years.

  • An Evening with Eric Cantona

    An Evening with Eric Cantona

    22 February 2017 - 23 February 2017

    Show / DisplayEric Cantona will be coming back to his beloved Manchester in February, giving fans the rare opportunity to see him take to the stage.

  • Billy Elliot at the Palace Theatre

    Billy Elliot at the Palace Theatre

    29 November 2016 - 28 January 2017

    ArticleNow celebrating 10 extraordinary years in London’s West End, Billy Elliot the Musical, comes to Manchester.

  • Birdy at Manchester Albert Hall

    Birdy at Manchester Albert Hall

    03 November 2016

    ConcertBirdy will play a 10 date UK and Ireland tour this October/November, including Manchester's Albert Hall

  • Bring Me the Horizon at Manchester Arena

    Bring Me the Horizon at Manchester Arena

    08 November 2016

    ConcertSheffield rockers Bring Me The Horizon have announced that they will perform their first headline show at Manchester Arena later this year.

  • Catfish and the Bottlemen at Victoria Warehouse

    Catfish and the Bottlemen at Victoria Warehouse

    09 November 2016 - 11 November 2016

    ConcertSwiftly following the release of their eagerly anticipated new album ‘The Ride’, Brit Breakthrough Award winners Catfish and the Bottlemen announce a UK Tour this November

  • Chetham's Showcase

    Chetham's Showcase

    23 November 2016

    ConcertChetham’s Showcase concerts place outstanding young musicians centre stage.

  • Dirty Dancing at The Palace Theatre

    Dirty Dancing at The Palace Theatre

    10 October 2016 - 15 October 2016

    ArticleFull of passion and romance, heart-pounding music and sensationally sexy dancing, the record-breaking musical is even better than before in this all new production.

  • Doki Doki Festival Manchester

    Doki Doki Festival Manchester

    12 November 2016 - 12 November 2016

    ArticleDoki Doki - The Manchester Japanese Festival is an event held in Manchester, UK, celebrating both traditional and modern Japanese culture.

  • Dress up at Lyme

    Dress up at Lyme

    15 February 2016 - 30 October 2016

    Show / DisplayStep back in time at Lyme and try on our Edwardian costumes.

  • Four Tops and The Temptations at Manchester Arena

    Four Tops and The Temptations at Manchester Arena

    22 October 2016

    ConcertTimeless Motown legends Four Tops and The Temptations return this year to relive the R&B and soul classics that delivered Detroit to music history.

  • George's Marvellous Medicine at Manchester Opera House

    George's Marvellous Medicine at Manchester Opera House

    15 November 2016 - 19 November 2016

    PerformanceRoald Dahl's amazing story about a young boy who makes a marvellous new medicine to cure his grandmother of her terrifying temper.

  • Giselle at the Palace Theatre

    Giselle at the Palace Theatre

    27 September 2016 - 01 October 2016

    PerformanceChoreographer Akram Khan creates a brand new version of the iconic romantic ballet Giselle for English National Ballet, which receives its world première at Palace Theatre, Manchester.

  • Goo Goo Dolls at Manchester Albert Hall

    Goo Goo Dolls at Manchester Albert Hall

    12 October 2016

    ConcertGoo Goo Dolls play Manchester's Albert Hall as part of their six-date UK tour.

  • HAND CRAFT exhibition at Manchester Craft and Design Centre

    HAND CRAFT exhibition at Manchester Craft and Design Centre

    08 September 2016 - 30 October 2016

    ExhibitionA celebration of craft, collaboration and heritage.