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 classic Jersey Boys in 2022.
The feel-good musical of 2022 is here - in an old-lady's wig and dress! Classic comedy Mrs Doubtfire is adapted into a raucous stage show.
The Lion King
The beloved Disney film is brought to life through spectacular puppetry and astonishing choreography. A must-see musical like no other.
Come get some soul with this stage adaptation of the beloved film. With a classic score of pop hits, guaranteed to make everyone feel good.
25 Years of Lord Of The Dance
Michael Flatley's worldwide hit is back for a special anniversary, showcasing the greatest megastars of Irish Dance in a spectacular show.
This acclaimed revival of the classic musical arrives in Manchester to move and delight new audiences. Uplifting, powerful and unmissable.
Joe Lycett: More, More, More! How Do You Lycett? How Do You Lycett?
Stand-up and TV darling Joe Lycett brings his signature brand of quirky comedy to Manchester with jokes, anecdotes and odd paintings...
The Osmonds - A New Musical
Relive the music of one of the world's biggest ever boybands. Full of their greatest hits, this is the ultimate tribute to The Osmonds.
We Will Rock You
The music of Queen and the wit of Ben Elton combine for the ultimate jukebox musical. A story of finding freedom through the power of rock.
The West-End hit arrives in Manchester for a night of spine-tingling vocals and roof-shaking hits. A soulful showbiz musical classic.
RuPaul's Drag Race UK Series Three Tour
Sashay the night away with the queens of RuPaul's Drag Race. A guaranteed glitzy night of sass, sequins and lip-syncs. Strap on your heels!
English National Ballet - Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky's immortal ballet is staged to the highest standards by the English National Ballet. An essential theatrical experience.
Ed Gamble: Electric
TV, radio and podcast star Ed Gamble does what he does best - standing in front of people and saying hilarious things. Comedy at its finest.
Dave Gorman: Powerpoint to the People
David Gorman brings his signature mix of cerebral comedy and witty observations. Join Dave as he probes and analyses the quirkiest topics.
The Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour
The greatest Elvis show on Earth. See the world's best Elvis tribute artists bring The King to life in electrifying, authentic fashion.
The inspirational story of Carol King's rise to stardom is told with a soundtrack of her greatest hits in this life-affirming musical.
David Walliams' devilishly delightful children's book is brought to life on stage in a zany production the whole family will enjoy.
Oh, what a night! Experience the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons along with a mix of their greatest hits, superbly performed.
This uplifting and boisterous musical is a sure-fire hit for the whole family. Join Bugsy as he deals with gangsters and showgirls alike.
Christmas with Aled Jones & Russell Watson
The powerhouse classical vocalists reunite for an colossal UK tour. Performing tunes from their new album for an uplifting night of music.