Spotlight Events in Manchester
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Regardless of your budget there are events in Manchester all year round to be enjoyed by all. Museum exhibitions, vintage fairs and comedy events are just some of what’s on in Manchester to keep you entertained. All of the information is at your fingertips in our handy online events guide.

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Manchester Events
  • Tuesday 29th March, 1:00am - Until Friday 1st September, 12:16am
Are You Interested In Purchasing a New or Used Steel Building for sale in the UK? View event
Call out: Manchester Experimental Orchestra
  • Saturday 7th May, 10:00am - Until Sunday 17th July, 4:00pm
We’re looking for musicians aged 14-18 to take part in a project that explores the musical identity of Manchester. Over two weekends in May and July you’ll make new music together that responds to the... View event
Call out: Both Sides Now Business Accelerator
  • Wednesday 11th May, 10:00am - Until Wednesday 6th July, 3:00pm
If you’re looking to launch and grow your own business in the music industry, join us for our Both Sides Now Business Accelerator. Delivered in partnership with Digital Advantage, this hands-on learning... View event
Sale Festival 2022
  • Friday 10th June, 7:30pm - Until Thursday 30th June, 10:30pm
Sale Festival commences on Friday, June 10, and In the main, events are held in the Waterside Theatre/Chambers and Sale Rugby Club, until Sunday, June 19. Events at other venues also until June 30. View event
  • Thursday 30th June 4:00pm until 4:30pm
In 1921, the FA prohibited women's football from being played on its affiliated grounds. View event
  • Friday 1st July 12:00pm until 1:00pm
Talk with author of Rise of the Lionesses, Carrie Dunn View event
Pill at the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival
Pill is an autobiographical, verbatim piece of theatre exploring the contraceptive pill and its mighty list of side effects from first-hand experience. Performed by it's producer and writer, Rebecca Phythian,... View event
Larkhall - Piano and Creative Coding
  • Friday 1st July 8:00pm until 9:15pm
Algorithms are art. Coding is creative. Not convinced?... View event
Campfire Club: Rachel Newton
  • Saturday 2nd July 7:00pm until 10:30pm
The Nest Collective & English Folk Expo invite you to enjoy a beautiful fireside concert with Rachel Newton. View event
Truth to Tape: A Week with Honeyfeet
  • Monday 4th July, 10:00am - Until Friday 8th July, 4:00pm
Sing, speak, rap and play music that matters to you on this 5 day project in July with Manchester collective Honeyfeet. Aimed at musicians aged 16-21 interested in pursuing a music career, you’ll work... View event
Blizzard Comedy presents WIP shows by Balthazar Dark and Thom Bee
  • Thursday 7th July 7:00pm until 10:00pm
Blizzard Comedy is delighted to bring Manchester's Northern Quarter two brilliant new work-in-progress shows from some of our most celebrated acts. View event
Campfire Club: Calan
  • Saturday 9th July 7:00pm until 10:30pm
The Nest Collective & English Folk Expo invite you to enjoy a beautiful fireside concert with Calan. View event
Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight
  • Saturday 9th July 7:30pm until 9:30pm
Enjoy an outstanding performance of timeless piano works in the beautiful setting of Manchester Cathedral by Candlelight View event
The Christie Charity Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride
  • Sunday 10th July
The cycling event of the summer is back again! Join #TeamChristie once again as we hop on our bikes and tackle the 60-mile route from Media City at Salford Quays to finish beneath the iconic Glitterball... View event
Blizzard Comedy LIVE, featuring Sully O'Sullivan Dashboard
  • Monday 11th July 7:00pm until 11:00pm
Come join us at Gullivers NQ for another belter of a show with Manchester's most inclusive comedy. View event
Baby Active
  • Thursday 14th July 11:00am until 12:00pm
Let your babies explore the world of sensory View event
Campfire Club: Tarren
  • Saturday 16th July 7:00pm until 10:30pm
The Nest Collective & English Folk Expo invite you to enjoy a beautiful fireside concert with Tarren. View event
We Need To Talk: A Jazz Cabaret
  • Tuesday 19th July 7:30pm until 9:30pm
Greater Manchester Fringe at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation on the 19th and 20th of July View event
Blizzard Comedy presents WIP shows by Jake Donaldson and Ian Lane
  • Thursday 21st July 7:00pm until 10:00pm
On Thursday 21st July, we have two more of our favourite fantastic acts coming to Gullivers to perform their work-in-progress Edinburgh Fringe shows. View event
Campfire Club: Gasper Nali
  • Saturday 23rd July 7:00pm until 10:30pm
The Nest Collective & English Folk Expo invite you to enjoy a beautiful fireside concert with Gasper Nali. View event
Alkrington Village Craft Market
Come along to our Market and have a look around our amazing stalls. This is an ideal place to purchase that Unique gift! View event
Contact Young Company x Gobsquad: While We Were Waiting, Something Changed
  • Thursday 28th July, 6:00pm - Until Saturday 30th July, 8:40pm
CYC team up with Gobsquad to create an outdoor, immersive experience this summer. View event
  • Thursday 28th July 7:00pm until 8:00pm
A comedy dance show from Lewys Holt exploring miscommunication View event
Blizzard Comedy presents WIP shows by Eryn Tett and Edy Hurst
  • Thursday 28th July 7:00pm until 10:00pm
Our final pair of Fringe previews for this season will showcase the latest works of two of the most creative and whimsical performers we've ever had the pleasure of knowing. View event
Me And That Man | Manchester | Academy 3
  • Thursday 28th July 7:00pm until 11:00pm
The portals of the most blackened church re-open again: View event
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