Manchester is one of the UK’s largest surviving industrial towns and a Northern cultural powerhouse; The BeeGees, Oasis, comedian Jason Manford and poet John Cooper Clarke are all local talents. The city has myriad performance venues, including the vast Manchester Arena and O2 Apollo Manchester, and Manchester theatre encompasses several notable spaces including the Manchester Opera House and Palace Theatre. The former is a Grade II listed building which hosts touring musicals, concerts and ballet as well as a seasonal panto. The latter has a rich Music Hall history, hosting stars such as Charlie Chaplin. Whether you're a fan of big West End hits, homegrown musicals or daring new work, there are shows in Manchester for any occasion, including tours of Disney's Beauty and the Beast and West End classic Blood Brothers in 2022.