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 The Lion King and West End favourite Mamma Mia!.
The Lion King
The beloved Disney film is brought to life through spectacular puppetry and astonishing choreography. A must-see musical like no other.
The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan
Delight the whole family as the boy who never grew up takes you on a joyful, high-flying jaunt through Neverland. Classic panto at its best.
Do you know whodunnit? Agatha Christie's classic play will have you on the edge of your seat. A killer is loose and everyone's a suspect.
Fans of all things dinosaur - this one is for you! See them up close and in glorious musical and theatrical surroundings.
Rain Dance Colour Festival - Raise The Roof
A pure celebration featuring Bhangra legend, Malkit Singh MBE.
Nerubashenko Ballet presents Swan Lake
Prince Siegfried falls in love with Odette, Queen of the Swans but is tricked into the ultimate betrayal, leading to tragedy.
Ellen Kent's La Bohème
This classic opera tells the tragic tale of Mimi and her love for a poor writer where love conquers all.
Ellen Kent's Aida
In this classic opera, the wonder of Egypt is set against the grandeur of the Coliseum of Rome - influenced by ancient Greek drama.
The beloved hits of ABBA combine with a feel-good story to create the world-famous, unmissable musical that is guaranteed to delight.
Some Guys Have All the Luck - The Rod Stewart Story
Fans of the man and legend Rod Stewart will love this fun night out.
The Chicago Blues Brothers - The Cruisin' For A Bluesin Tour
Fans of all things Motown, this one is for you!
The Chicago Blues Brothers - A Night At The Movies
Join the famous US act for a night out at the movies!
Sounds of the 60s Live with Tony Blackburn
Featuring legendary Tony's favourite songs and stories from the greatest decade - the 1960s.
The Psychology Of Serial Killers with Jennifer Rees
Are you a fan of true crime? This is the talk for you.
Menopause The Musical 2
The ladies are back and taking to the seas on a cruise - sharing stories of love, friendship and the "joys" of menopause!
Death Drop - Back In The Habit
The all-drag murder mystery team are back, and this time there’s a serial slayer on the loose! Can Sis Marple crack the case in time?
Tubular Bells Live in Concert - The 50th Anniversary Experience
Listen to Mike Oldfield's debut album which journeys from classical to electronica.