Manchester Theatre

Manchester Theatres

Manchester is one of England’s largest surviving industrial towns which is full of both culture and iconic landmarks. The city is also well-known for its sports, being home to two of the country’s biggest football teams: Manchester United and Manchester City. Those searching for culture and activity can head to the town centre to shop, party and attend shows in Manchester. The area’s architecture ranges from Victorian to contemporary and is noted for often using red bricks. Outside of the city are many former cotton mills – a reminder of the city’s industrial boom. Some of the mills have been developed into offices, whilst others have remained untouched. The Neo-Gothic Manchester Town Hall is thought to be one of the most important Victorian buildings in England. The city has various theatre and performance venues, including the Manchester Arena and O2 Apollo Manchester which have played host to many renowned music acts. Musicians hailing from Manchester include The BeeGees and Oasis. Manchester theatre encompasses several notable spaces including the Manchester Opera House, and Palace Theatre. In 2014, the city built HOME, a large arts complex which houses two theatre spaces, five cinemas, and an exhibition space.