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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.

  • Aladdin at Manchester Opera House

    Aladdin at Manchester Opera House

    09 December 2016 - 08 January 2017

    PerformanceEnter the cave of wonders, rub the magic lamp and be transported to this fun fairytale world.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at The Lowry

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at The Lowry

    06 December 2016 - 15 January 2017

    ArticleOne of the world’s favourite musicals, Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang will have audiences of all ages flying high with its mixture of madness, intrigue and exuberance.

  • Contact Theatre

    Contact Theatre

    ArticleManchester's cutting-edge arts centre

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ghost the Musical

    Ghost the Musical

    25 October 2016 - 29 October 2016

    ArticleThis autumn Bill Kenwright will stage a new production of the timeless story of love, despair and hope.

  • 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.

  • Greater Manchester Festival Guide

    Greater Manchester Festival Guide

    ArticleGreater Manchester is known for its vast array of festivals which take place across the city in all shapes and sizes throughout the year. Here’s a round-up of all the great festivals taking place in Greater Manchester.

  • Hot Water Comedy Club

    Hot Water Comedy Club

    02 April 2016 - 18 December 2016

    ArticleTwo great weekly comedy shows featuring the best in the businesses as well as up and coming talent.

  • John Carpenter at Albert Hall

    John Carpenter at Albert Hall

    28 October 2016 - 29 October 2016

    PerformanceNext Halloween, John Carpenter will perform – live and in person – a musical retrospective of his horror soundtrack work, his debut studio album Lost Themes, plus brand new compositions.

  • Little Shop of Horrors

    Little Shop of Horrors

    31 October 2016 - 05 November 2016

    ArticleThe Little Shop of Horrors is a charming, kooky and hilarious 1950s musical sci-fi spoof.