The Opera House is the city's very own West End theatre with seating on three levels and a capacity of nearly 2,000. Opened in December 1912 as The New Theatre, it has undergone many changes including being a cinema and bingo hall before becoming a theatre once more in 1984.
The Palace Theatre is the city's premier West End theatre with seating on three levels and a capacity of over 2,500. Opened in 1891 as The Palace Theatre of Varieties, it has seen many historic performances including all the great names from the Music Hall era as well as Harry Houdini.
Manchester Arena is one of the busiest venues in the world and the largest indoor arena in Europe. Since opening in 1995, the Arena has hosted the biggest names in live entertainment including U2, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Pavarotti and the record-breaking 2010/2011 residency by local comedian Peter Kay.
Housed in one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, you need only step inside to begin a journey into the world of the Royal Exchange Theatre. For almost forty years it has been a hub of superb dramatic storytelling for Manchester and beyond.
Band on the Wall has been a cornerstone of Manchester’s thriving music and cultural landscape for the greater part of a century. Their mission is to promote equality and diversity through music and to bring leading artists from around the world to the stage.
The Bridgewater Hall is Manchester's international concert venue, built to give the best possible space for music. The Hall hosts over 250 performances a year including classical music, rock, pop, jazz, world music and much more. The Bridgewater Hall is relatively new and held its first concert in 1996.
A Grade II listed Wesleyan chapel, this grand and ornate building has been restored into a stunning purpose built music hall and is set to become one of the most atmospheric music and events venues in the UK.
The Frog and Bucket Comedy Club sits on the far edge of the Northern Quarter and was one of the first venues to open in the now creatively bustling district. Both the weekend shows and the amateur night have seen performances from the now famous names who fill arenas across the country.
The O2 Ritz is a live music venue in Manchester city centre. Part of the touring circuit, the venue also hosts club nights and is famed for its bouncy dance floor.
Vue Entertainment is one of the UK’s leading cinema developers and operators of multiplex cinemas in the UK. The Vue brand and company was launched onto the UK market in 2003 with 38 cinemas. Since then, Vue’s UK and Ireland circuit has grown to 80 cinemas with 755 screens.
Opened in 2001 as AMC Cinemas and now rebranded as Odeon Great Northern, this is a huge American style multiplex cinema with 16 screens and over 3,000 seats. Find it inside the Great Northern development on Deansgate.
The Hallé ranks among the UK's top symphonic ensembles, with a distinguished history of acclaimed performances in this country and around the world; award-winning recordings, radio broadcasts and educational outreach programmes; and a visionary commitment to building audiences and developing orchestral repertoire.
The Comedy Store in Manchester is a purpose built 500 seat theatre-style comedy venue and home to the finest stand-up comedy in the land. They are now in their sixteenth year and have live comedy on each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.
The Stoller Hall is a new concert venue based in Chetham’s School of Music, in the heart of Manchester. It is a space designed for chamber music, combining the intimacy of a small venue with impressive visual and acoustic design.
Night & Day Cafe emerged in 1991 and is now one of the main protagonists in the Manchester music scene.