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Winter Wonder Night - Dougie Poynter (DJ Set) + Drag Queens

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Thursday 8 December 2022
A Christmas party featuring special DJ sets from McFly's Dougie Poynter and some of the most talented drag queens around. ...

Producing Queer Theatre with Jess Donn

HOME, Manchester
Thursday 8 December 2022
What do we mean when we talk about Queer Work in theatrical spaces? And how do we make work that talks boldly about gender and sexuality with care for our audiences, and for ourselves as artists? Producer Jess Donn will take you through the...

The Elemental Orchestra - The Winter Renaissance Ball

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Friday 9 December 2022
JBM Music & The Elemental Orchestra have come together to put on a spectacular celebration of all things Beyonce which will be proudly diverse and inclusive for all. The Winter Renaissance Ball is a unique show which will see a magnificent...

Tumbbad (18) + The BollyWitch

HOME, Manchester
Saturday 10 December 2022
A screening of Rahi Anil Barve & Anand Gandhi's Indian Hindi-language period horror film Tumbbad preceded by a performance by The BollyWitch. Inspired to perform by her desire to see South Asian artists represented more in the queer sce...

Nohun

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Sunday 11 December 2022
The Birmingham gay Snapchat and TikTok sensation first shot to fame during Lockdown with his hilarious commentary on the British government. With rapping and comedy under his belt, he also has a fashion label. He brings his Christmas comedy...

Homoelectric - New Year's Eve

New Century Hall, Manchester
Saturday 31 December 2022
A very special New Years Eve non-stop off-piste dark discotek for homos, heteros, lesbos and don't knows at this newly re-opened perfectly preserved 1960's hall - with sprung dance floor and illuminated ceiling with 1000 disco lights. Somet...

Thick & Tight - Tits & Teeth

The Lowry, Salford
Wednesday 18 January 2023
Combining mime, dance, drag and lip syncing, Rambert-trained dance theatre duo Thick & Tight (Daniel Hay-Gordon and Eleanor Perry) celebrate high and low art in all its variety, splendour and stupidity by performing a collection of best bit...

John Barrowman

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Thursday 2 February 2023
Entertainer extraordinaire John Barrowman will be celebrating the most fabulous time of the year with fans as he returns to the UK with adazzling new Christmas tour. John Barrowman - A Fabulous Christmas is set for November and December 201...

Dreamboys

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Thursday 9 February 2023
Scream if you are ready to misbehave because Dreamboys are hitting the road again. They'll tease, tantalise and sweep you off your feet with their high-energy West End choreography, taut torsos and seductive boy-next-door charm. Dreamboys ...

The Rocky Horror Show

Manchester Opera House, Manchester
Monday 20 - Saturday 25 February 2023
The Rocky Horror Show is the story of two squeaky clean college kids - Brad and his fiancee Janet. When by a twist of fate, their car breaks down outside a creepy mansion whilst on their way to visit their former college professor, they me...

Fern Brady

The Lowry, Salford
Wednesday 22 February 2023
Following a sold out tour across Europe and Australia in 2019 and her most recent BBC stand up special Power & Chaos, Fern Brady brings her fifth solo show Autistic Bikini Queen on a nationwide tour. As seen on Live at the Apollo, Frankie B...

Larry Dean

The Frog and Bucket, Manchester
Wednesday 22 February 2023
Double Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominee and star of Live At The Apollo returns with a brand new hour of "confessional storytelling at its funniest" (Herald ★★★★★). As seen on Michael McIntyre's Big Show, Mock The Week and Roast Bat...

Sarah Keyworth

The Frog and Bucket, Manchester
Sunday 26 February 2023
If comedy equals tragedy plus time, then boy, this is going to be good. As seen and heard on Live at the Apollo, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Dark Horse (Comedy Special) on Amazon Prime Video, Roast Battle, The Guilty Feminist Podcast and BBC Radio 4'...

Death Drop - Back In The Habit

Manchester Opera House, Manchester
Thursday 9 - Sunday 12 March 2023
The Sound of Music meets Scary Movie in this jam-packed, riotous comedy. Death Drop is the hilarious thriller which pays homage to all your favourite horror films - from IT to Scream and everything in-between. An unwanted visitor to the Con...

Animal

Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
Thursday 9 March - Sunday 2 April 2023
Hilarious, challenging and heart-breaking, Jon Bradfield's play won the inaugural Through The Mill Prize (Hope Mill Theatre supported by Jonathan Harvey), and was shortlisted in the top five for the Papatango Prize out of more than 1,...

Judy & Liza - The Amazing Bio-Musical

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Monday 20 March 2023
Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli are back together again thanks to a sensational musical experience which takes audiences on an emotional rollercoaster journey as we discover the uncanny parallels between some of their most iconic songs and t...

Darren Hayes

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Sunday 2 April 2023
Darren Hayes, one of the greatest singer-songwriter/performers Australia has ever produced, will return to the stage for the first time in over a decade with his 'Do You Remember?' Tour - 25 Years of Savage Garden, Solo Hits And More! Darr...

The Sunday Boys

The Lowry, Salford
Sunday 2 April 2023
The Sunday Boys - Manchester's low voiced LGBTQ+ choir, George House Trust and HIV activist Nathanial J Hall join forces to present We'll Be Here Tomorrow - Songs and Stories towards an HIV-free World, an evening of songs and stories of HIV...

Judy & Liza - The Amazing Bio-Musical

Waterside, Manchester
Wednesday 5 April 2023
Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli are back together again thanks to a sensational musical experience which takes audiences on an emotional rollercoaster journey as we discover the uncanny parallels between some of their most iconic songs and t...

Myra Dubois

The Lowry, Salford
Thursday 6 April 2023
You are cordially summoned to the seance of the century. Rotherham's finest export since Paul Shane, the cosmically connected MYRA DUBOIS will summon spirits and spooks for your (and let's be honest; her own) entertainment. It'll spook you;...

The Main Event

O2 Apollo, Manchester
Saturday 8 April 2023
Prepare for the hottest drag reunion of the year as Holy T bring you "The Main Event". Headlined by a star-studded array of the biggest names in drag, don't miss The AAA Girls (Alaska, Courtney and Willam), ABCD (Adore, Bianca, Courtney and...

Chloe Petts

The Lowry, Salford
Sunday 9 April 2023
The debut show of rising star and "very funny" (Guardian) "very gay" Kent comedian Chloe Petts touring the UK for the first time! A brilliantly sharp live performer and "compelling presence" (Steve Bennett, Chortle), she is one of the most ...

Suzi Ruffell

The Lowry, Salford
Tuesday 18 April 2023
Multi-award nominated comedian Suzi Ruffell likes things snappy: her stand up, her decisions and her suits. Suzi's brand new show, Snappy, is all about settling down (but not settling), becoming a mother (without becoming mumsy) and still w...

The Official RuPaul's Drag Race UK Series Four Tour

Manchester Opera House, Manchester
Wednesday 19 April 2023
Drag Royalty will werk their way across the UK in 2023 with The Series 4 Tour of RuPaul's Drag Race UK, for a night of endless extravaganza. The winner and top two finalists of RuPaul's Drag Race UK Series 4 are yet to be announced but t...

Kevin James Thornton

The Lowry, Salford
Saturday 22 April 2023
Nashville country artist turned queer comedian, from small town Indiana, Kevin James Thornton is a rising TikTok and Instagram star with over 1 million followers and 500 million video views. He has built a loyal following posting hilarious,...

Johannes Radebe - Freedom Unleashed

Manchester Opera House, Manchester
Wednesday 26 April 2023
Following on from his sell-out debut tour in 2022, TV dancing sensation and international champion Johannes Radebe is hosting a party like no others in this electrifying brand-new production for 2023. Freedom Unleashed sees the 'Irresistibl...

An Evening Of Burlesque

St Helens Theatre Royal, St Helens
Thursday 27 April 2023
A scintillating night out of sparkling entertainment, the UK's longest running Burlesque show is back touring the nation and it's bigger than ever. Enjoy a good old-fashioned night out with the ultimate variety show, blending stylish cabare...

Magic Mike: The Arena Tour

AO Arena, Manchester
Tuesday 2 May 2023
With two hugely successful films starring Channing Tatum and the hit productions of Magic Mike Live in London, Berlin, Australia and Las Vegas, Magic Mike has turned up the heat across the globe. Now the sexiest, most spectacular new dance ...

Alyssa Edwards

Manchester Opera House, Manchester
Friday 5 May 2023
Finally landing on this side of the world: sensation Alyssa Edwards and her sold out and critically acclaimed one-diva show! From Mesquite Texas to the global stage, Alyssa Edwards' life is a spectacle. From the Emmy-Award winning televisio...

The Absolutely Dragulous Show

The Albert Halls, Bolton
Friday 12 May 2023
Sweeties.. Darlings.. The UKs funniest drag duo, touring drag sensations 'Absolutely Dragulous' are back with a fabulous new show! Starring husband and husband stage duo Marilyn Fockhard & Amanda Fockhard (yes you read that right), expect s...

Sam Smith

AO Arena, Manchester
Wednesday 24 May 2023
Following the global success of the unstoppable UK no.1 single "Unholy", the Grammy, BRIT, Golden Globe and Oscar-winning Cambridgeshire soulful pop star is back after an undeniable run of success. Building on the billions of Spotify and ...

Race Chaser

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Sunday 4 - Monday 5 June 2023
Pull off those headphones and grab a ticket for this amazing show. It's way more than just a podcast recording, there are drag queens involved, so you know it's going to be extra!The same amazing chemistry from the award winning podcast bre...

Tom Allen

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Friday 1 September 2023
Comedian Tom Allen is back on the road with his brand new show Completely.   He has finally moved out of his parents' house, which has been great news for him, better news for department stores and even better news for his latest stand...

Tom Allen

Pyramid and Parr Hall, Warrington
Wednesday 13 September 2023
Comedian Tom Allen is back on the road with his brand new show Completely.   He has finally moved out of his parents' house, which has been great news for him, better news for department stores and even better news for his latest stand...

Tom Allen

King George's Hall, Blackburn
Wednesday 13 September 2023
Comedian Tom Allen is back on the road with his brand new show Completely.   He has finally moved out of his parents' house, which has been great news for him, better news for department stores and even better news for his latest stand...

The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Summer of Fun Tour

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Thursday 5 October 2023
The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back in with their most sensational show yet, SUMMER OF FUN!, featuring 16 of the world's most glamorous and beautiful showgirls... that just happen to be men! From Hollywood to Bollywood, West End to Las Vegas...

Grayson Perry

The Lowry, Salford
Sunday 8 October 2023
Chelmsford-born Turner Prize-winning acclaimed cross-dressing artist Grayson Perry CBE is as well known for his colourful pottery and tapestries as he is for his books, TV shows and social commentary. Using all these different media, he exp...

Miriam Margolyes

The Lowry, Salford
Wednesday 11 October 2023
Another unforgettable adventure through the extraordinary life and strong opinions of Miriam Margolyes, live on stage in her biggest tour yet to mark the launch of her new book, OH MIRIAM!, "something that has been said to me a lot over th...

An Evening of Burlesque

The Albert Halls, Bolton
Friday 3 November 2023
A scintillating night out of sparkling entertainment, the UK's longest running Burlesque show is back touring the nation and it's bigger than ever. Enjoy a good old-fashioned night out with the ultimate variety show, blending stylish cabare...

Stephen K Amos

The Lowry, Salford
Sunday 28 January 2024
Luverly! Stephen K Amos is back with a brand new show, Oxymoron (a.k.a. a serious comedian), after treading the boards of London's West End in the smash hit musical My Fair Lady, playing the iconic role of Alfred P. Doolittle. What a mad ...
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