* these are our picks for family & childrens shows, please be aware that some will be for older childen some for younger and some you may find inapropriate where others may not.
THE EASTER FUNNY
Friday 11th & Saturday 12th April 2014 - Opera House, Manchester
Have you ever wondered how good you'd be at your dream job? Opera House pantomime favourite Tam Ryan and renowned actor John Thompson want to find out. They'll be hosting some special guests and learning some new skills in this show full of fun for the whole family.
Sunday 13th April 2014 - Phones 4u Arena, Manchester
Starring Justin Fletcher MBE, Mr. Tumble, Mister Maker, Mr. Bloom and the ZingZillas, CBeebies Live! The Big Band brings together some of your best loved CBeebies' characters in a music - themed spectacle, which is sure to have pre-schoolers rocking in the aisles!
Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd May 2014 - Palace Theatre
Book early for a glittering family treat. Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog in this brand new stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks ' colourful farmyard adventure. With live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs!
Thursday 29th to Saturday 31st May 2014 - The Lowry, Salford Quays
Meet Gran. She bakes. She knits. You’d never guess she was Pirate! 'Pirating isn't the life for everyone, but Gran says if you don't mind sleeping in a hammock and being called Scary Mary, then it's a career more girls should think about.'
This compelling, funny and totally absorbing play made by Kent based theatre company Transport, wowed audiences at the Unicorn theatre, London in 2013 and now is now back for a UK tour. Suitable for ages 6+.
Sedrick the Seagull finds himself lost in a forest with an injured wing. He wonders how he will ever find his way home! But then he meets Gerry the Giraffe, & Bernard the Bear & soon discovers what real friends are for as they set off on an adventure together to find the sea……. Suitable for ages 3-7.
Ant & Dec have announced they will be bringing their prime time award-winning ITV show Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway to Manchester. The show will be packed with special guests, amazing prizes to be won and of course lots of surprises for the audience.
Wednesday 15th to Sunday 19th October 2014 - Phones 4u Arena
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and their friends from Disney’s Mulan, The Lion King and Pinocchio and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Toy Story take to the ice this October for a grand celebration in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic.
Don't miss the spectacular FINAL Arena Tour of the Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds - Alive on Stage. Conducted by Jeff Wayne, the most ambitious production yet will feature Liam Neeson in 3D holography, Jason Donovan, Westlife's Brian McFadden, Les Miserables' Carrie Hope Fletcher and remarkable special effects!
Friday 5th December 2014 to Sunday 4th January 2015 - Opera House
STARRING PRISCILLA PRESLEY! The highlight of the Christmas calendar with this year's Pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Packed with brilliant slapstick, hilarious comedy, stunning sets and sensational songs, our panto has become a must-see Christmas tradition.