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Hairspray The Musical

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Tuesday 23 - Saturday 27 July 2024
The international musical phenomenon Hairspray returns to a venue near you this year! After breaking box office records and delighting audiences in the West-End, on Broadway and on the big screen since 1988, this smash hit musical-comedy ha...

A Chorus Line

The Lowry, Salford
Tuesday 23 - Saturday 27 July 2024
With sensational choreography, heart-wrenching personal stories and musical theatre's most unforgettable finale, A Chorus Line is a musical masterpiece that revolutionised Broadway, with creator Michael Bennett using real-life testimonies f...

Sweet Dreams

Aviva Studios, Manchester
Tuesday 23 July - Sunday 1 September 2024
Step inside the surreal world of a fading fast-food empire in this interactive adventure that mixes cinema and animation Whether you're the ultimate foodie, a cinema buff or just someone who loves an unforgettable experience, Sweet Dreams i...

Batman Unmasked - The Exhibition

Depot Mayfield, Manchester
Tuesday 23 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...

The Importance of Being Earnest

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
Tuesday 23 - Saturday 27 July 2024
This timeless tale of identity, opulence and sharp-tongued wit follows the lives of the rich and ridiculous, all looking for something to do, someone to love and somewhere to belong. For Jack and Algernon, being young and rich isn't easy. I...

Jurassic World - The Exhibition

Trafford Centre, Manchester
Tuesday 23 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...

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...

Ben Hart

Waterside, Manchester
Tuesday 23 - Wednesday 24 July 2024
World-renowned, multi award-winning magician, Britain's Got Talent 2019 finalist, and West End star Ben Hart returns to the stage in his most personal show yet, Jadoo. Drawn from his experience of travelling India to discover lost, real mag...

The Best Movies in Cinemas & Streaming

Manchester Multiple Venues, Manchester
Tuesday 23 July - Sunday 20 October 2024
If you are looking for a film to watch, ManchesterTheatres. com have rounded-up the best movies currently showing at Manchester's cinemas, and we are offering £5 off tickets too. We've also compiled the best releases new to the streaming s...

SIX Dance Party

The Lowry, Salford
Tuesday 23 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...

Queens: The Exhibition

The Lowry, Salford
Tuesday 23 July - Sunday 3 November 2024
Curated by The Lowry, this exhibition will be the first of its kind and has been produced with the support of SIX and its creators Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. This new exhibition will ask "What kind of Queen are you?" and will start with a c...

Lowry Workshops - Dance & Drama (Morning)

The Lowry, Salford
Tuesday 23 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...

Chuck Chuck Baby (15)

HOME, Manchester
Tuesday 23 - Thursday 25 July 2024
★★★✭ Louise Brealey plays a chicken factory worker who gets a second chance at love, in Janis Pugh's uplifting, crowdpleasing, emotionally charged musical drama. ~ The Guardian. --- A film of love, loss and music set amongst the fal...

HOME Film Pass

HOME, Manchester
Tuesday 23 July - Tuesday 31 December 2024
See everything everywhere (almost all at once) with the new HOME Film Pass! Experience new releases at HOME, any time, as many times as you like for one monthly price. For just £18 you'll also get a range of perks to make the most of your ...

Susie McCabe

Creatures of the Night Comedy Club, Manchester
Tuesday 23 July 2024
Susie McCabe (Best Scottish Headliner and Best Solo Show in the 2019 Scottish Comedy Awards, and fastest-selling Glasgow Comedy Festival act for three years running) returns with a hilarious work-in-progress show. Revel in McCabe's raconteu...

Discounted Odeon Cinema Tickets

Odeon Cinemas, Manchester
Tuesday 23 July - Saturday 31 August 2024
A must for film buffs, treat yourself to any movie, on any day, at any time at Odeon Cinemas in Manchester for a fantastically cheap price (£5.99 Mon-Thu, or £7.99 Mon-Sun): Odeon Trafford Centre (save up to £3.50 per ticket). Odeon Manc...

Discounted Vue Cinema Tickets

Vue Cinemas Manchester, Manchester
Tuesday 23 July - Tuesday 3 December 2024
A must for film buffs, treat yourself to any movie, on any day, at any time at Vue Cinemas in Manchester for a fantastically cheap price: Yellow voucher - only £7.50: Vue Manchester Printworks. Vue Manchester Red Quayside. Vue Bolton. Vue ...

moviEscape - SAWtopsy

Moviescape Stockport, Manchester
Tuesday 23 - Wednesday 31 July 2024
Inspired by the hit SAW movie franchise, SAWtopsy at moviESCAPE, Stockport's leading Escape Room offering, is a gory and ominous room with dim, atmospheric lighting, however it does not feature any jump scares - well none that are deliberat...

Wilding (PG)

HOME, Manchester
Tuesday 23 - Thursday 25 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...

Crossing (15)

HOME, Manchester
Tuesday 23 - Thursday 25 July 2024
★★★★ A thoroughly intelligent, emotionally engaging and robustly performed movie from Georgian-Swedish director Levan Akin. ~ The Guardian. --- From "And Then We Danced" director Levan Akin, "Crossing" is a moving tale of identity a...

Kinds of Kindness (18)

HOME, Manchester
Tuesday 23 - Thursday 25 July 2024
★★★ Kinds of Kindness comprises three short films. They all sparkle with Yorgos  Lanthimos's deadpan genius: in his world, everything is just off-kilter enough to be funny, but just real enough to be horrifying. ~ BBC. --- Directed b...

Longlegs (15)

HOME, Manchester
Tuesday 23 - Thursday 25 July 2024
★★★★ Terrifying and worth all the hype.~ The i. --- Nicolas Cage, Maika Monroe and Blair Underwood star in Osgood Perkins new thriller. FBI Agent Lee Harker is assigned to an unsolved serial killer case that takes an unexpected tu...

MaXXXine (18)

HOME, Manchester
Tuesday 23 - Thursday 25 July 2024
★★★ Ti West wraps his slasher trilogy in satisfying style, putting a blood-soaked, Hollywood-branded bow on his eras-spanning saga. ~ Total Film. --- Following on from X and Pearl, writer/director Ti West delivers the finale to his cr...

Shayda (15)

HOME, Manchester
Tuesday 23 - Thursday 25 July 2024
★★★★ An exciting new voice in Australian cinema has arrived. Noora Niasari's debut is a deeply engrossing, gradually escalating drama about a mother and daughter rebuilding their lives during a stay in a women's shelter. It's a fil...

The Conversation (12A)

HOME, Manchester
Tuesday 23 - Thursday 25 July 2024
★★★★★ In this small masterpiece from director Francis Ford Coppola, Gene Hackman gives a superb performance as the lonely surveillance expert tracking the movements and voices of Frederic Forrest and Cindy Williams, only to find t...

Thelma (12A)

HOME, Manchester
Tuesday 23 - Thursday 25 July 2024
★★★✭ June Squibb is a delight in this sweet comedy about an irrepressible 93-year-old who won't take being scammed lying down. ~ Little White Lies. --- The feature directorial debut of Josh Margolin, THELMA is a poignant action-come...

Unicorns (15)

HOME, Manchester
Tuesday 23 - Thursday 25 July 2024
★★★★ This well-crafted and impressively acted British cross-cultural romance examines questions of sexuality and identity. ~ Radio Times. --- Ben Hardy and newcomer Jason Patel shine in this summer's must-see romance. A powerful sto...

Phil Collins & Oleksiy Radynski - Intervention

HOME, Manchester
Tuesday 23 July - Tuesday 31 December 2024
A collaborative project by Berlin and Wuppertal-based moving-image artist and filmmaker Phil Collins and Kyiv-based filmmaker and writer Oleksiy Radynski, co-commissioned by HOME and Manchester International Festival, re-contextualising th...

Sleep (15)

HOME, Manchester
Tuesday 23 - Thursday 25 July 2024
  ★★★★ Lee Sun-kyun appears posthumously in one of his best performances as an actor struggling to control his night-time excursions in this elegant and intimate horror. ~ The Guardian. --- Debut director Jason Yu brings audiences ...

A City Seen/ Sister Act + intro

HOME, Manchester
Tuesday 23 July 2024
Masquerading as a nun named Sister Mary Clarence, Deloris shakes up the established order of the convent as she turns the nuns' tone-deaf choir into a soulful chorus of swingin' singin' sisters. This screening will be introduced by members ...

Janet Planet

HOME, Manchester
Tuesday 23 July 2024
Annie Baker captures a child's experience of time passing, and the ineffability of a daughter falling out of love with her mother, in this singularly sublime film debut. ...

CPHT Manchester Hypnotherapy Diploma Course 2024

Virtual Event Manchester, Manchester
Tuesday 23 July - Wednesday 27 November 2024
Book a call on Zoom to chat about the next Solution Focused Hypnotherapy course, starts February 2024 in Manchester. One weekend per month x 10 months...

Free Bachata Taster Dance Class

On Bar, Manchester
Tuesday 23 - Tuesday 30 July 2024
Try Bachata Dancing for free, WHY NOT...

Josh Jones

Grub, Manchester
Wednesday 24 July 2024
Brand-new show from everyone's favourite gobby Manc Princess and Edinburgh Comedy Awards' Best Newcomer nominee. Josh's recent TV appearances include The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Ch4), Alan Davies: As Yet U...

blur: To The End (15)

HOME, Manchester
Wednesday 24 July 2024
★★★★ Out front and backstage, this illuminating but not quite revelatory documentary shows a vulnerable, exhausted Blur and the band at their best. Interesting to casual fans, essential for devotees. ~ Empire. --- A new feature-len...

Dan Tiernan

Fierce Bar, Manchester
Wednesday 24 July 2024
Dan Tiernan was nominated for best newcomer at the 2022 Chortle Awards, a year after he was named breakthrough act at the North West Comedy Awards. With a set based on being a gay, dyspraxic Mancunian who works in a care home for young asyl...

Elf Lyons

Creatures of the Night Comedy Club, Manchester
Wednesday 24 July 2024
  The first ever comedy show performed entirely by a horse. Made by award-winning Elf Lyons, performed by Treacle. 'Beautiful hind legs' - Horse & Hound ★★★★★ 'Praise her genius and go'  - Telegraph ★★★★ 'Lyons can't be...

Behind the Scenes Tours

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Wednesday 24 July - Wednesday 30 October 2024
Enjoy a tour of Stockport's magnificent 1932 Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre. Many of the greatest stage and screen stars of yesteryear and the modern day have appeared in person on stage or on the giant silver screen at The Plaza...

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...

Gallifrey Cabaret

HOME, Manchester
Thursday 25 - Saturday 27 July 2024
Jump aboard the queerest TARDIS in time and space for a night of cosmic drag and cabaret, all inspired by the greatest TV show in the universe - Doctor Who. Following sell-out shows across the UK, the materialising our LGBTQ+ARDIS in town....

Dan Tiernan

Creatures of the Night Comedy Club, Manchester
Thursday 25 July 2024
Dan Tiernan was nominated for best newcomer at the 2022 Chortle Awards, a year after he was named breakthrough act at the North West Comedy Awards. With a set based on being a gay, dyspraxic Mancunian who works in a care home for young asyl...

The African Presence in Manchester University's Bicentenary

Manchester Central Library Performance Space, Manchester
Thursday 25 July 2024
Delivered by Manchester-based Jamaican historical researcher and teacher Washington Alcott, this illustrative presentation is a review and critique. It will focus on the African presence in the University 200 years of history. Drawing on th...

Baby &038; Carer/ Thelma

HOME, Manchester
Thursday 25 July 2024
When 93-year-old Thelma Post gets duped by a phone scammer pretending to be her grandson, she sets out on a treacherous quest across the city to reclaim what was taken from her. ...

Peter Kay

AO Arena, Manchester
Friday 26 July 2024 - Saturday 20 September 2025
One of Britain's best loved comedians, Peter Kay is finally returning to stand-up comedy with his first live tour in twelve years - a tour which still officially ranks in the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest selling comedy tour...

Lloyd Griffith

The Lowry, Salford
Friday 26 July 2024
Fresh from supporting Jack Whitehall on his 2023 UK arena tour, comedian Lloyd Griffith is back with a brand new show "Baroque and Roll". It's a big year for Lloyd, he's turning 40 and with it, the impending midlife crisis - or 'renaissance...

Big Girls Don't Cry - Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Middleton Arena, Manchester
Friday 26 July 2024
Step back in time, to the era of romance. Where gents were gents, and gals were gals! Come and experience the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons authentically recreated by The East Coast Boys, the internationally acclaimed tr...

Big Kick Energy

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Friday 26 July 2024
Maisie Adam and Suzi Ruffell are taking their award-winning women's football podcast 'Big Kick Energy' to the stage. There will be special guests, there will be merch, there will be real-time pacing and goosing from the dynamic duo. Kic...

Behind the Scenes Building Tour

The Old Courts, Wigan
Friday 26 July 2024
Join Derek as he takes you around The Old Courts and tells you some of the stories of the last 10 years - and he has a few! It's not every day the building open the doors and show you what goes on behind the scenes... From the grandiose V...

John Robertson

Creatures of the Night Comedy Club, Manchester
Friday 26 July 2024
Got an opinion? Got a story? Seen a show you liked or didn't? Want to pop content into the brain of UK's most manic comic? Hello! One of the UK's finest improvisers will arrive, raise high-octane comedy mayhem for an hour, then leave. Crowd...

The Echo (12A)

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...

All of Us Strangers (15)

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Friday 26 July 2024
★★★★★ "Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal are ace in a stunning fantasy romance. Told with economy, and evading any easy genre classification - it's part romance, part fantasy, part thriller, and more besides - it's a very moving piece ...
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