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Party101 with DJ Matt Bennett

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Tuesday 25 - Wednesday 26 June 2024
Catch Los Angeles actor Matt Bennett on the road with his new DJ night Party101, a throwback celebration of music from Nickelodeon and Disney Channel. At 18 he made his acting debut on the hit Nickelodeon television show "Victorious." Since...

Lowry Workshops - Dance & Drama (Morning)

The Lowry, Salford
Tuesday 25 June 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...

Disney's Aladdin

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Wednesday 26 June - Sunday 7 July 2024
From the producers that brought you The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Frozen, comes the spectacular Disney Broadway and West End musical ALADDIN. Don't miss out on Disney's enchanting Aladdin musical, an extraordinary theatrical pheno...

Riddle of Fire (12A)

HOME, Manchester
Thursday 27 June 2024
★★ This kids' adventure story with a faux medievalist vibe has a cute conceit and some fun sequences but the inexperience of the cast and director shows. ~ The Guardian. --- A fantastical tale billed as "the coolest debut from Cannes",...

The 100 Story Hotel

Z-arts, Manchester
Friday 28 June - Thursday 31 October 2024
Created with bestselling, multi-award-winning author and illustrator Rob Biddulph and Discover Children's Story Centre. This interactive world of play and storytelling has something for everyone aged 1-8 and their families.  Hello and welc...

The Showstoppers Kids' Show

The Lowry, Salford
Saturday 29 June 2024
An improvised musical show for kids of all ages (5+), from Olivier Award-winning West End improvisers, The Showstoppers. If your children could create their very own dream musical - where would they start? The Showstoppers' Kids Show ta...

Saturday Club - Society and Change

Manchester Museum, Manchester
Saturday 29 June - Saturday 6 July 2024
Society and Change Are you aged 13-16? Are you interested in creatively exploring how we can work together towards a fairer and more sustainable future?  In partnership with the  National Saturday Club, the Society & Change Saturday Club...

Little Reads

Z-arts, Manchester
Tuesday 2 July 2024
Little Reads with Manchester Literature Festival. Join Ged for an interactive Storytelling session in our new Children's Library. 10am session - Pre-school/Family session 11am- Inclusive session (If you require a BSL interpreter please do l...

Milkshake Live - Milkshake on Holiday

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Saturday 6 July 2024
Milkshake! Live is back with a brand-new show! Join your favourite Milkshake! friends on Holiday with Dora, Pip and Posey, Blue from Blues Clues and You!, Milo, Milkshake! Monkey plus two of your Milkshake! presenters for an all-new adventu...

The Lion Inside

Waterside, Manchester
Sunday 7 - Monday 8 July 2024
Nicoll Entertainment present a Rose Theatre, Curve, MAST Mayflower Studios, and Unicorn Theatre production based on the best-selling story by Rachel Bright & Jim Field. A heart-warming tale about confidence, self-esteem, and a shy little mo...

The Little Mermaid Jr.

Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
Friday 12 - Sunday 14 July 2024
Hope Mill Theatre School are back for their third annual summer musical. After the success of Annie and Shrek - you do not want to miss out on an all singing, all dancing, trip under the sea! Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and t...

Zog and the Flying Doctors

HOME, Manchester
Saturday 13 - Sunday 14 July 2024
Zog, super keen student turned air-ambulance, still lands with a crash-bang-thump. Together with his Flying Doctor crew, Princess Pearl and Sir Gadabout, they tend to a sunburnt mermaid, a unicorn with one too many horns and a lion with the...

Sing-a-Long-a Matilda The Musical (PG)

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse, Altrincham
Sunday 14 July 2024
Calling all revolting children and their parents - come and be a little a bit naughty at Sing-a-Long-a Matilda the Musical From the producers of Sing-a-longa-a Sound of Music and Sing-a-long-a The Greatest Showman. Now if your chance to in...

Batman Unmasked - The Exhibition

Depot Mayfield, Manchester
Tuesday 16 July - Wednesday 14 August 2024
Mark the 85th Anniversary of DC's most iconic Super Hero, Batman in an all-new experience showing never-before-seen UK collection of original props, vehicles, and costumes direct from the archives at Batman Unmasked. Fans of all ages will b...

Les Miserables School Edition

Z-arts, Manchester
Wednesday 17 - Saturday 20 July 2024
Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les Miserables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. Now adapted for high school performers, Les Miserables School Editio...

Jurassic World - The Exhibition

Trafford Centre, Manchester
Friday 19 July - Sunday 3 November 2024
Welcome to Jurassic World Get closer to dinosaurs than ever before at Jurassic World: The Exhibition! Based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, the exhibition will immerse audiences of all ages in scenes of the beloved mov...

Cillian O'Connor

The Lowry, Salford
Sunday 21 July 2024
With a show to enchant and amaze the entire family, Cillian O'Connor is bringing his first ever live stage tour, My Magic World, to the UK and Ireland in 2024. Cillian literally burst onto an unsuspecting world during Britain's Got Talent i...

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

The Lowry, Salford
Tuesday 23 July - Sunday 4 August 2024
Based on the original book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, delve into a range of books with Charlie Cook, which are brought to life with puppetry and enchanting songs. Charlie loves reading. Especially books ab...

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...

101 Dalmatians

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Tuesday 30 July - Saturday 10 August 2024
The smash hit musical 101 Dalmatians is going on tour, starring Kym Marsh (Coronation Street, Hear'say) as the greatest villain of them all, Cruella De Vil. When fashionista Cruella de Vil plots to swipe all the Dalmatian puppies in town to...

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...

Shark in the Park

HOME, Manchester
Friday 2 - Sunday 4 August 2024
Don't miss this fin-tastic family musical based on the book series! Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope - but wait, is that a Shark, in the Park!? From the creative team behind The Hairy Maclary Show and You Choose - see all three...

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...

Milkshake Live - Milkshake on Holiday

St Helens Theatre Royal, St Helens
Sunday 11 August 2024
Milkshake! Live is back with a brand-new show! Join your favourite Milkshake! friends on Holiday with Dora, Pip and Posey, Blue from Blues Clues and You!, Milo, Milkshake! Monkey plus two of your Milkshake! presenters for an all-new adventu...

SIX

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...

Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Tuesday 13 - Sunday 18 August 2024
After celebrating the 25th anniversary of Lord of the Dance in 2022, and a lifetime of standing ovations, Michael Flatley is back with a dazzling revival of his iconic dance extravaganza. The 2024 tour promises to be an extraordinary jour...

The 13-Storey Treehouse

Manchester Opera House, Manchester
Thursday 15 - Sunday 18 August 2024
Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's hilarious, multi award-winning book The 13-Storey Treehouse comes to life on stage!Who wouldn't want to live in a treehouse? Especially a 13-storey treehouse that has everything including a bowling alley, a...

The Pop Party

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Thursday 15 August 2024
Get ready for a dazzling explosion of music, dance, and excitement as children's concert sensation, Pop Party, takes the stage! This exhilarating live concert, made especially for kids, brings the latest trending TikTok hits to life in vib...

Fireman Sam

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Friday 16 August 2024
rand New for 2024. Norman wants to go on an adventure to impress his friends, so when two famous animal explorers arrive in Pontypandy, he decides to follow them into the mountains. But when Norman discovers a rare red squirrel, one of the...

Wonderland In Alice

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Friday 16 - Saturday 17 August 2024
Ready to fall down the rabbit hole? British Youth Musical Theatre, in collaboration with Christopher Tendai Company present Wonderland In Alice, a brand new musical that re-imagines Lewis Caroll's classic tale of self-discovery and escapism...

The Wizarding Adventure

East Lancashire Railway, Bury
Friday 16 August - Wednesday 23 October 2024
It's a kind of magic! Are you ready to attend your first day at the Grand Old School of Wizardry. Join the madcap mages and wacky witches of the faculty on a spellbinding adventure to work on your wand waving, brush up on your broomstick sk...

Pop Princesses

St Helens Theatre Royal, St Helens
Tuesday 20 August 2024
This is the children's pop concert with a big difference. A musical spectacular starring four fabulous Fairy tale Princesses who just love to sing! It's the perfect mix. Featuring a soundtrack of top pop hits from artists such as Little Mix...

Enchanted Afternoons - Princess Concert

The Stoller Hall, Manchester
Saturday 31 August 2024
The Enchanted Afternoons' Princess Concert is a magical journey into the world of enchantment! Step into a world where fairy tales collide with pop sensations. Be enchanted by the heartwarming story of six princesses who dared to dream beyo...

Annie (The Drama Dept Amateur Production)

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Tuesday 17 - Saturday 21 September 2024
Bredbury's award-winning performing arts Academy, The Drama Dept, present their amateur production of Annie. Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan's orphanag...

War Horse

The Lowry, Salford
Wednesday 18 - Saturday 28 September 2024
The Global Phenomenon Returns. The National Theatre's acclaimed production returns in an all-new UK tour. War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical experience which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon ...

Garry Starr - Monkeys Everywhere

The Lowry, Salford
Friday 20 - Sunday 22 September 2024
Join award-winning performer Damien Warren-Smith as he tries to find a calmer place to be amongst the madness of the monkey business that fills his mind in this show for all ages - but especially for those who can't always keep their monke...

COMEDYSPORTZ

Waterside, Manchester
Saturday 21 September 2024 - Saturday 22 February 2025
You've seen football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen Comedy as a sport? Then you don't want to miss this all ages, all action, all improvised competitive comedy show! Two teams battle it out for laughs with quick-witted gags, games, ...

King Arthur

The Lowry, Salford
Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 September 2024
Award-winning funny men, Le Navet Bete, return to the stage with a a brand-new laugh-out-loud show for theatre. This hilarious retelling of the Arthurian legends, suitable for the whole family, will have audiences crying with laughter and b...

THE HIDDEN GARDEN

Waterside, Manchester
Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 September 2024
Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah presents a magical tale of a blooming unlikely friendship. Hidden amongst the concrete high-rises and the redbrick buildings is something pretty unexpected. A place bursting with colour where flowers, fruits ...

The Gruffalo

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Thursday 3 - Saturday 5 October 2024
A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood... Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories' magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Searching for h...

Dear Zoo

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 October 2024
Rod Campbell's much-loved lift the flap book has been a firm favourite with children and parents for nearly forty years. Lovingly adapted for the stage, his distinctive illustrations leap from the page in this colourful show packed full of ...

A Tiger's Tale

Waterside, Manchester
Sunday 6 October 2024
M6 Theatre Company presents a fantastical production by the award-winning playwright Mike Kenny. Based on the extraordinary story of Fenella, the Holmfirth Tiger, A Tiger's Tale is a high-spirited balancing act of circus, puppetry, live mus...

Grease

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Tuesday 8 - Saturday 19 October 2024
After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find tru...

Insomniac's Fable

The Lowry, Salford
Sunday 13 October 2024
Insomniac's Fable is a contemporary circus and dance piece presented by Finland's Agit-Cirk featuring world class performers that chronicles a protagonist's pursuit of idealised love. But as with all dreams, things can take a surreal turn a...

Amazing Animals

Middleton Arena, Manchester
Sunday 13 October 2024
A show dedicated to and celebrating all creatures great and small. The only show around that you get to see life sized crocodiles, sloths, reindeer, dinosaurs, penguins, orangutans and maybe even a spraying skunk bursting out onto the stage...

Grooving with Pirates

The Lowry, Salford
Sunday 13 October 2024
Come on a swashbuckling adventure with family favourite Groove Baby as it sails the seas in this exciting, jazz and funk fuelled show especially for 3-7 year olds and their grown-up crews. Grooving With Pirates is an animated and live-actio...

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...

The Chronicles of Atom & Luna

Waterside, Manchester
Sunday 20 October 2024
An epic fairytale by Murray Lachlan Young, The Chronicles of Atom & Luna is a story about strong and curious siblings who go on a magical adventure through nature, set in a world full of myths and magic. Think Grimm Fairy Tales meets His ...

The Elmer Adventure

The Lowry, Salford
Tuesday 22 - Saturday 26 October 2024
Join three friends on a joyful jungle adventure in Tall Stories' magical, musical adaptation of the much-loved Elmer books by David McKee. Everyone loves the stories about Elmer the patchwork elephant - whether he's pretending to be an ordi...

Room on the Broom

Z-arts, Manchester
Tuesday 22 - Thursday 24 October 2024
Iggety ziggety zaggety zoom! Jump on board the broom with the witch and her cat in Tall Stories' fun-filled adaptation of Room on the Broom, the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The witch and her cat are trav...
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