What's On in Manchester

Step into the dynamic and diverse city of Manchester, where a plethora of experiences and events are on offer for residents and visitors alike. From exhibitions that showcase creative expression to live theatre at various venues around the city, Manchester's cultural scene is ever-evolving. Stay tuned for the latest gigs and concerts, taking place at iconic stadiums and intimate venues alike. Dive into the eclectic festivals throughout the year that bring the city alive with celebrations and cultural exchanges. Immerse yourself in world-class sport, from football and cricket to rugby and cycling. Whether you're strolling through markets, exploring museums, or partaking in the vibrant nightlife, Manchester's lively atmosphere ensures there's always something exciting happening across the region.

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From arts and exhibitions to comedy and entertainment, Manchester offers a fantastic number of…


Discover the theatrical heartbeat of Manchester, where a rich tapestry of performances…


Manchester is a city that knows how to celebrate like no other. Explore the impactful works of…

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Upcoming events you shouldn't miss

WOW Manchester 24 May 2024

WOW Manchester

Celebrate women, girls and non-binary people with the first WOW - Women of the World Festival in…

The Accountants 04 May 2024

The Accountants

The cultural superpowers of China and India go head-to-head in this surreal stage spectacle from…

Robin/Red/Breast 15 May 2024


A chilling adaptation of a cult horror classic from Maxine Peake, Sarah Frankcom and Imogen Knight…

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Manchester's event venues

AO Arena

AO Arena, formerly Manchester Arena, is Europe's largest and most impressive indoor concert…

The Lowry

A magnificent building alongside Salford Quays, inside visitors will find three stunning theatres…


With five cinema screens, two theatres and an art gallery, HOME is an open and social space for the…


Z-arts is a place to express yourself, to celebrate your imagination, to have fun, be entertained…

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With entry to iconic attractions and access to exclusive discounts across the city, make the most of your time in Manchester with a Visit Manchester Pass.

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