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Bye Bye Tiberias (PG)

HOME, Manchester
Sunday 14 - Thursday 18 July 2024
★★★★ A heartfelt memoir of a Palestinian family reunion in Galilee, Hiam Abbass, AKA Marcia Roy from Succession, returns to the village she left 30 years ago to become an actor, with her daughter Lina Soualem behind the camera. ~ T...

Heart of an Oak (U)

HOME, Manchester
Sunday 14 - Thursday 18 July 2024
★★★ This peaceful nature film contemplates the creatures and critters that live in and around a 200-year-old oak over 18 spectacular months, including some Top Gun-esque aerial cinematography. ~ The Guardian. --- Discover the untold ...

Wilding (PG)

HOME, Manchester
Sunday 14 - Thursday 18 July 2024
★★★ Mapping the regeneration of over-farmed and polluted land given over to the wild in 2000, this is a welcome story about nature's ability to just get on with it. ~ The Guardian. --- From the Academy Award winning studio that brough...

Lowry Workshops - Dance & Drama (Morning)

The Lowry, Salford
Monday 15 July 2024 - Thursday 31 July 2025
The Lowry offers a diverse and inclusive creating learning offer. With a variety of workshops linked to curriculum areas, mental health and wellbeing and project work. All workshops and projects are tailor made to support your objectives an...

The School of Curiosity

The Met, Bury
Monday 15 July 2024
Is your child aged between 10 and 14 and bursting with creativity?Do they love reading, making, and telling stories?Do they have a passion for exploring the world of imagination?Well, then, look no further! Welcome to The School of Curiosi...

Rhyme Time

Z-arts, Manchester
Thursday 18 July 2024
Rhyme time is a fun group singing session for babies and toddlers (0-4 years) and their grown-ups.   Singing together and repeating rhymes helps your child develop listening, visual and memory skills, which will help them develop. Rhyme t...

Babies Playtime

The Lowry, Salford
Friday 19 July 2024
A great opportunity to meet other parents and socialise babies, come along to The Lowry's fun and friendly activity for babies. In this session you and your little ones will sing, dance and get creative.10am-10.45am: For babies under 1 (pre...

Family Art Stars

Z-arts, Manchester
Saturday 20 July 2024
Families that learn together, grow together. We are very excited to continue our Family Art Stars sessions every Saturday! Come down, muck in and make some art as a family, spending quality time and learning new techniques. No skill is requ...

SIX Dance Party

The Lowry, Salford
Wednesday 24 July - Sunday 1 September 2024
Don't lose your head! Join the Lowry's SIX inspired dance party to learn some of the famous moves from the show. In this free 45 minute session you will work with a professional dancer to learn some of the legendary SIX choreography. Recomm...

Music Drop

Contact, Manchester
Wednesday 24 July 2024
Beatmakers, rappers, singers or anyone interested in making music, Music Drop is the perfect project for you. Whatever your musical background is this project will teach you key music skills and support your musical journey. Music Drop offe...

The Echo

HOME, Manchester
Friday 26 July 2024
Tatiana Huezo has made a name for herself as a sensitive and poetic documentarian and filmmaker, and her latest film celebrates the grace of all animals and the children of this earth alike.  El eco won Encounters: Best Director, and Berli...

Bluey's Big Play

The Lowry, Salford
Wednesday 31 July - Sunday 11 August 2024
When Dad feels like a little bit of Sunday afternoon time out, Bluey and Bingo have other plans! Join them as they pull out all of the games and cleverness at their disposal to get Dad off that bean bag. Bluey's Big Play is a brand-new thea...

Haunted Manchester City Exploration Game

22 Opposite The Old Granada Studios And Bauhaus, Manchester
Thursday 1 August 2024 - Monday 1 December 2025
Choose your date and time after you purchase. Explore the most frightful places in Manchester, with their stories of restless spirits, cruel murders and menacing ghouls. Solve 13 creepy clues to find out the true story of Loky. Loky was a M...

Horrible Histories - Rotten Royals

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Sunday 4 August 2024
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So Horrible Histories is back in 2024 with revolting rulers and mad monarchs from Britain'sbarmypast! Would you be wooed by Richard the Lionheart? Are you ready for a...

Family Friday: Theatre Discovery Tour

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Friday 9 - Friday 16 August 2024
Family Friday is here! We're throwing open our doors this Friday in August to welcome families to explore our building on an family friendly tour!Palace Tours are a great way to for little ones to explore the Grade II listed theatre, hear a...

Playreading Sessions

HOME, Manchester
Friday 9 August 2024
HOME's popular Playreading group meets on the first Friday of most months. The sessions, which are open to all, offer an opportunity to read and discuss plays that are linked to our theatre productions, or discover new plays from local tal...


The Lowry, Salford
Tuesday 13 August - Sunday 1 September 2024
The international smash hit musical SIX is back! Multi award-winning with a spectacularly successful studio album adored on playlists across the globe, this sell-out Tudor take-off has 'an incredibly strong and powerful message. Boundary-pu...

The Dino Adventure

East Lancashire Railway, Bury
Thursday 15 - Wednesday 28 August 2024
Get your teeth into this Jurassic Lark. Join an eccentric expedition on a time travelling steam train to meet with a herd of adorable baby dinosaurs. Get up close with the cute cretaceous critters and maybe even give the T-Rex a tickle unde...

The Allusionist

Contact, Manchester
Thursday 29 August 2024
Helen Zaltzman and musician Martin Austwick present a fun, fascinating and unique stage show never heard before on The Allusionist, a podcast about language: how and why we humans use it the ways we do, the funny and frustrating ways it sha...

Fearne Cotton's Happy Place Festival

Tatton Park, Knutsford
Saturday 31 August - Sunday 1 September 2024
Fuel your thoughts and find your sanctuary this summer at the UK's biggest space dedicated to feeding both body and mind. A creative space for self-love and happiness. We can't wait to see you there, and remember - the magic really happens ...

Candice Brathwaite

The Lowry, Salford
Sunday 1 September 2024
An inspiring evening with critically-acclaimed Sunday Times bestselling author, advocate, journalist and TV presenter Candice Brathwaite, who will share her revolutionary and inclusive approach to manifesting. Manifesting. Big Magic. The L...

Altrincham Garrick Play Reading Club

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse, Altrincham
Wednesday 4 September - Friday 6 December 2024
If you like theatre... no, if you love theatre, drama, comedy, musical theatre, play reading, poetry and much more and would relish the opportunity to meet new people, then the new 'Altrincham Garrick Play Reading Club' is for you. Here is ...

The Serial Killer Next Door

The Albert Halls, Bolton
Friday 6 September 2024
One of the UK's most notable Psychological Therapists and Crime commentators Emma Kenny discusses what creates a serial killer. She will take you on a journey looking at what ingredients of possibility lead to body counts by killers like Te...

The Davinci Michelangelo Experience

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Tuesday 10 September 2024
Revel in an unforgettable journey through the Renaissance and rediscover the most exceptional artistic period in history. Now in its 9th season, The Davinci Michelangelo Experience has played across the United States and most recently a 9-m...

Tim Peake - Astronauts: The Quest to Explore Space

The Lowry, Salford
Sunday 15 September 2024
After multiple sell-out tours with his debut show, My Journey to Space, Tim Peake returns to venues across the UK with his hugely anticipated new show, ASTRONAUTS: The Quest to Explore Space. With the help of extraordinary archive material ...

Neon Brush - Paint in the Dark Experience

Studio Bee, Manchester
Friday 27 September - Saturday 21 December 2024
  A painting workshop in a unique retro-futuristic atmosphere. Immerse yourself in a fluorescent neon-lit setting to create your own work of art. Brush in one hand, glass in the other (with or without alcohol), unleash your inner artist! N...

Dinosaur World Live

The Lowry, Salford
Friday 18 - Sunday 20 October 2024
Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all the family - now returning to The Lowry due to popular demand! Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across uncharted te...

An Evening with Richard Dawkins

The Lowry, Salford
Monday 4 November 2024
Settle in for an unforgettable evening with Richard Dawkins, the world-renowned evolutionary biologist, author, and public intellectual, as he embarks on a highly anticipated tour across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Europe...

An Audience with Lucy Worsley on Jane Austen

The Lowry, Salford
Saturday 9 November 2024
Following her sold-out Agatha Christie tour, acclaimed historian Lucy Worsley leads us into the life of one of English literature's most cherished figures. For these live, beautifully-illustrated talks, Lucy invites audiences to step into t...

Ant Middleton

The Lowry, Salford
Monday 11 November 2024
This year, Ant Middleton returns to the UK stage to talk all things K2; from the gut-wrenching experience of leaving his family to travel to one of the most dangerous mountains in the world - and the consecutive obstacles he had to surmount...

The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Waterside, Manchester
Saturday 16 November 2024
Amazing tales, elegantly told. The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a multi award-winning, family friendly, improvised storytelling show. There will be pirates and princesses, unicorns and dragons, spacemen an...

Animal Farm

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Wednesday 22 January - Saturday 1 February 2025
A powerful re-telling of George Orwell's chilling and timeless classic. When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master and take over, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality for all. However ove...

Horrible Histories - Awful Egyptians

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Thursday 13 - Saturday 15 February 2025
So it's time to prepare yourselves for an amazing show with Horrible Histories live on stage! Using actors and eye-popping 3D special effects, these astounding shows are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and eve...

Horrible Histories - Terrible Tudors

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Thursday 13 - Saturday 15 February 2025
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it's time to prepare yourselves for Terrible Tudors live on stage! From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about t...

Killer Couples featuring Emma Kenny

Manchester Opera House, Manchester
Wednesday 19 February 2025
Killer Couples is not just another true crime show; it's a riveting exploration of romance gone horrifically awry. Emma unravels the complex psychology of couples who commit the unthinkable, transforming their intimate bond into a pact of d...

James Martin

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Friday 28 February 2025
James Martin Live will visit 18 towns and cities across the UK including and entertaining audiences with live demonstrations, cooking tasks and featuring some very special guests. Following the phenomenal success of his previous tours, audi...
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