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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...

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...

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...

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...

Brian Conley

The Lowry, Salford
Sunday 28 July 2024
Brian Conley is back on the road with a brand new tour, The 3rd Farewell Tour... To Date. Join the multi-award winning star of the West End and countless hit TV series for an evening of comedy, music and entertainment. ...

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...

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...

Backyard Cinema - Romeo + Juliet

Albert Hall, Manchester
Sunday 11 - Saturday 17 August 2024
With over a decade of sold out shows, Backyard Cinema's critically acclaimed Romeo+Juliet continues to push the boundaries of what it means to watch a movie.  A celebration of Baz Luhrmann's acclaimed 1996 cult classic, screened under the ...

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...

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...

Ireland The Show

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Sunday 18 August 2024
Join an all star cast of Ireland's most talented singers and performers accompanied by the fabulous Keltic Storm band and world champion Keltic Fusion Irish dancers for an unmissable Ireland the Show that will take you on a journey throug...

My Son's A Queer (But What Can You Do)

HOME, Manchester
Monday 19 - Sunday 25 August 2024
HOME are thrilled to announce the sensational, award-winning production My Son's a Queer, (But what can you do?) will take the stage this summer ahead of Manchester PRIDE, as the acclaimed production makes its glittering debut in Manchester...

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...

Some Guys Have All the Luck - The Rod Stewart Story

St Helens Theatre Royal, St Helens
Wednesday 21 August 2024
Endorsed by Rod's own family, Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story is back in theatres in 2023 with its hotly anticipated new production. Direct from the West End, the show brings to the stage an incredible live concert celeb...

A Conversation with Tim Minchin

Albert Hall, Manchester
Sunday 1 September 2024
Spend an evening in the company of internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter, musician, actor, writer and comedian Tim Minchin as he celebrates the publication of his first non-fiction book, You Don't Have to Have a Dream. In conversat...

The Golden Gays

Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
Monday 2 September 2024
Direct from Off-Broadway, Las Vegas, and London, the premiere live-singing Golden Girls Drag Troupe touring internationally, The Golden Gays! Picture it: Sophia Petrillo has gone missing! Your favourite pals and confidants Dorothy, Blanche,...

Jewish Hollywood

Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
Tuesday 3 - Sunday 8 September 2024
A Century of Jewish Cinema in One Show The Jews of Hollywood invented the 'American Dream'. And they lived it! They came from shtetls, but ended up in Beverly Hills mansions. And they sold the world a 'Technicolor' fantasy version of Americ...

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
Friday 6 September - Saturday 12 October 2024
This electrifying adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Stef O'Driscoll is a whirlwind of sweaty dance-offs and drum and bass love anthems, celebrating the vibrant tapestry of Manchester's contemporary rave scene. The Palace n...

Hero & Leander

Waterside, Manchester
Friday 6 September 2024
Sing, dance and cry with us in this bittersweet gig-theatre show, told through songs encompassing folk, indie, sea shanties and choral music from Jack Dean & company. A story of bad rulers, worse weather, and how we keep going when everythi...

Pseudo//Seizure Diary

The Lowry, Salford
Tuesday 10 September 2024
Step into the world of PSEUDO... a multidisciplinary gig-theatre production from poet, theatre-maker, and music maker Scarlett-Rose Lovette, exploring where agency lies in a person living with NEAD ('non-epileptic-attack-disorder') and F...

The Book of Mormon

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Wednesday 11 September - Saturday 5 October 2024
The New York Times calls it 'The best musical of this century.' The Washington Post says, 'It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.' And Entertainment Weekly raves, 'Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.' It's Th...

Queen of the Night - A Tribute to Whitney Houston

Pyramid and Parr Hall, Warrington
Friday 13 September 2024
After selling 100,000 tickets last year with its theatre tour, including sold-out shows at the Royal Albert Hall, The London Palladium and other UK venues, Queen of the Night - A Tribute to Whitney Houston is back bigger than ever with th...

Mancbeth - Octavia Freud & The Weird Sisters, Rowetta, DJ Jon Dasilva & more

Band On The Wall, Manchester
Saturday 14 September 2024
Two legendary names from Manchester's music scene, Rowetta from Happy Mondays and DJ Jon Dasilva will be performing at the launch night of Mancbeth, a new Shakespeare meets 90's rave electronic musical experience. The Mancbeth concept album...

Boogie Bingo Live - Grease vs Dirty Dancing

Buzz Bingo Blackburn, Blackburn
Saturday 14 September 2024
Are you ready to Battle it out with Grease vs. Dirty Dancing? Whose side will you take? A night of action packed Bingo with cash prizes and fun stuff up for grabs, from Pink Lady jackets to Watermelons and a tribute act will perform all t...

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...

Oh What A Night! - Celebration of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham
Friday 20 September 2024
Go back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - now immortalised in the multi-award winning show Jersey Boys, which has been packing theatres worldwide since its debut in 2005. Valli'...

SK Shlomo - Breathe

HOME, Manchester
Friday 20 September 2024
Described by The Times as a "one-person music festival", international non-binary beatboxing star SK Shlomo returns with award-winning gig-theatre solo show Breathe: a rollercoaster love-letter to the lifesaving power of beats, bass and br...

Crooners

Middleton Arena, Manchester
Saturday 21 September 2024
Packed with personality and humour, Crooners have been wowing audiences with their witty and exhilarating show full of hilarious one liners, laugh out loud silliness and superb musical numbers with the outstanding 9-piece The Mini Big Band ...

LASH

Waterside, Manchester
Tuesday 24 September 2024
A brand new play from the multi award-winning creators of Jesus, Jane, Mother & Me (★★★★★ - The Stage, and Winner of Adelaide Fringe Critics Circle Award), written and directed by acclaimed playwright Philip Stokes and starring ...

Two of Us

HOME, Manchester
Thursday 26 - Saturday 28 September 2024
A play by Mark Stanfield, Richard Short, & Barry Sloane, based on the screenplay by Mark Stanfield. In 1976, tired of the spotlight, John Lennon chose to be a stay-at-home dad to his baby son, Sean. Paul McCartney was number one all over th...

A Little Mark: Songs of Graham Lappin

Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
Wednesday 2 October 2024
Manchester based musical theatre writer Graham Lappin returns to Hope Mill Theatre following the huge success of his song cycle Climb Way Up which premiered here in 2022. This one night only concert will feature songs old and new in Grah...

Burlesque The Musical

Manchester Opera House, Manchester
Thursday 3 October - Saturday 2 November 2024
Welcome to Burlesque the Musical, the glamorous, gritty and outrageously fun new musical based on the much-loved hit movie. Discover a club like no other...a place beneath the city lights where the sequins sparkle, seduction shimmers, and a...

London Concertante - West End Musicals by Candlelight

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester
Saturday 5 October 2024
Be transported to the theatrical paradise of London's West End for the evening! For one night only, the highly-acclaimed London Concertante will be taking you into the dazzling world of the most beautiful musicals. Be enthralled by enchanti...

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...

Slave: A Question of Freedom

The Lowry, Salford
Wednesday 9 - Saturday 12 October 2024
This exceptional award-winning production tells Mende Nazer's inspirational story. Performed by an outstanding ensemble of eight actor-musicians it is a feast of storytelling, music and dance. It celebrates Mende's indomitable spirit, the b...

Carrie Hope Fletcher

The Lowry, Salford
Friday 11 October 2024
Following the huge success of her debut UK Concert Tour, 'An Open Book', actress, author, vlogger and award-winning West End sensation Carrie Hope Fletcher is heading out on a brand-new UK tour in 2024. Carrie Hope Fletcher - Love Letters w...

Gareth Gates in The Best Of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Friday 11 October 2024
Gareth Gates joins cast members from the smash-hit Tony award winning musical Jersey Boys and other hit West End shows. The Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is a spectacular high-pitched celebration of timeless music from one of...

The Chicago Blues Brothers

Middleton Arena, Manchester
Friday 11 October 2024
The Chicago Blues Brothers have put the band back together and are 'Cruisin for a Bluesin' taking you to the music capitals of the USA for one night of spectacular live music. This award-winning tribute to Jake & Elwood Blues is bringing yo...

Come What May

The Lowry, Salford
Saturday 12 October 2024
The Ultimate Tribute to Moulin Rouge is an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza as you enter the secret world of one of the greatest movie-musicals of all time. Bursting at the seams with timeless classics including "Come What May," "Your ...

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...

Sydnie Christmas

The Lowry, Salford
Wednesday 16 October 2024
Britain's Got Talent 2024 winner Sydnie Christmas made her introduction to the public with 'Tomorrow' from Annie, in a performance that received the Golden Buzzer from Amanda Holden. Hailing from Gravesham in Kent, having studied at the D...

LIZZIE The Musical

Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
Thursday 17 October - Sunday 10 November 2024
LIZZIE is Rage! Sex! Betrayal! BLOODY MURDER! A True Crime Punk Rock Musical.  Lizzie The Musical explores the life of Lizzie Borden, who was accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an axe in the late summer of 1892 in Fall Riv...

Starset

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Friday 18 October 2024
Known for their groundbreaking immersive live shows known as DEMONSTRATIONS, visionary media collective, Ohio hard rockers STARSET have carved out a unique path as part cinematic rock band, part conceptual storytellers, weaving an intrica...

Billy Porter

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Thursday 24 October 2024
Tony Award-winning Broadway actor and singer Billy Porter is The Black Mona Lisa! Backed by a full band, the Kinky Boots star takes the audience on a musical journey through Billy's life story - showcasing tracks from 'Black Mona Lisa', his...

LASH

The Lowry, Salford
Thursday 24 October 2024
A brand new play from the multi award-winning creators of Jesus, Jane, Mother & Me (★★★★★ - The Stage, and Winner of Adelaide Fringe Critics Circle Award), written and directed by acclaimed playwright Philip Stokes and starring ...

Bullring Techno Makeout Jamz

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
Monday 28 - Wednesday 30 October 2024
Winner of the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2022, Nathan Queeley-Dennis' debut play is a love letter to Birmingham, exploring Black masculinity through Beyonce lyrics, techno raves and the deeply intimate relationship between a man and hi...

The Wizard Of Oz (October Half Term Musical)

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse, Altrincham
Monday 28 October - Sunday 3 November 2024
This amateur production of The Wizard of Oz is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. Based on the 1939 MGM film, this stage classic features the well-loved songs "Merry Old Land of Oz",...

Here You Come Again - The New Dolly Parton Musical

The Lowry, Salford
Tuesday 29 October - Saturday 2 November 2024
For the first time ever, all of Dolly Parton's biggest hits can be experienced together in a rollicking and joyous new musical comedy Here You Come Again. Packed with the iconic songs 'Jolene, '9 to 5', 'Islands in the Stream', 'I Will Alwa...

Jane McDonald

The Lowry, Salford
Sunday 3 November 2024
Star of stage and screen and singing sensation Jane McDonald is back with a new tour for 2024. With All My Love will see Jane travel to more than 20 theatres and arenas across the UK, including The Lowry, performing the songs you love as we...
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