This content is adapted from the Visit Manchester Insider’s Handbook. Packed with ideas and inspiration for things to do, see, eat, as well as places to stay, the 40-page handbook includes dedicated pages detailing what's new and coming soon as well as maps and spotlight pages on Greater Manchester's towns, boroughs and coolest neighbourhoods. It’s the perfect resource for planning your next visit.

Band on the Wall 

The city’s oldest music venue and arguably the most eclectic, with a keen mission to promote equality and diversity through music, welcoming trailblazing artists from all over the world. 

Bridgewater Hall 

Home of Manchester's renowned Hallé Orchestra as well as a performance base for distinguished ensembles, the BBC Philharmonic and Manchester Camerata, The Bridgewater Hall is Manchester's flagship international concert venue. 

Bridgewater HallImage Credit: Andy Rouse

Albert Hall 

A Grade II listed former Wesleyan chapel that sat closed and hidden for over 40 years, Albert Hall was restored into a stunning purpose-built music hall in 2013, becoming one the UK’s most atmospheric venues. 

The Stoller Hall 

Another fairly new venue that has made a name for itself as an intimate space with incredible acoustics, The Stoller Hall opened in 2017 and is based within Chetham’s School of Music. 

Musicians at The Stoller Hall

Night and Day Café  

A cornerstone of the Northern Quarter’s music scene, Night and Day Café is where most Mancs will direct visitors when asked where they can see live music. The venue has been showcasing fresh musical talent daily since 1991. 


The Royal Northern College of Music is a leading UK music conservatoire. Home to over 900 students from more than 60 countries, it’s a great spot to see emerging talent working alongside professional musicians and visiting artists. 


Band on the Wall
Event Venue
Couple outside the Band on the Wall

Band on the Wall has been a cornerstone of Manchester’s thriving music and cultural landscape for the greater part of a century.

Bridgewater Hall
Music Hall
The Bridgewater Hall exterior

Enjoy concerts ranging from classical and jazz through to world and popular music.

Albert Hall
Event Venue
Albert Hall

Albert Hall is a Grade II listed former Wesleyan chapel now a thriving music venue.

The Stoller Hall
Music Venue
The Stoller Hall

Get close to live performance at The Stoller Hall, and connect with music at Manchester’s most intimate concert space.

Night and Day Cafe
Night and Day cafe

Enjoy live music at least six nights a week at this rock n' roll bar.



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