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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Prime MLM Software
  • Thursday 10th June - Until Monday 20th December
Prime MLM Software routinely develops complex applications that benefit the large multi-level marketing sector. Globally, this sector has evolved to its current position due to the innovative trends in... View event
Dibby Theatre: First Time
A show about staying positive in a negative world Conceived, written and performed by theatre-maker and HIV activist Nathaniel Hall (It’s A Sin), First Time smashes through the stigma of HIV. View event
Dibby Theatre: First Time Afterparty
  • Saturday 4th December, 10:00pm - Until Sunday 5th December, 2:00am
We’re so excited to be hosting ACT UP + GET DOWN, the official post-show afterparty for First Time. View event
Melanin Market
  • Sunday 5th December 12:00pm until 5:00pm
We are pleased to announce that our building will become a festive haven on Sunday 5th December for Melanin Markets Manchester – set to be Manchester’s biggest Christmas market event showcasing Black businesses. View event
Monday Mic Night
The home of all things lyrical | Est 2002 View event
Free Business Support Drop-in
Book a slot with our expert engagement officer to discuss all things business. View event
Wez Builds a Theatre
  • Thursday 9th December 7:00pm until 8:00pm
Wez Builds a Theatre is a podcast when you get to create your own arts venue from scratch. View event
Eight-Freestyle: Dick Whittington and his Amazing Cat
  • Saturday 11th December 12:00pm until 2:30pm
This December the road to Contact is paved with Panto Gold! The Bells are ringing out for a sure-fire Christmas hit show at CONTACT this Christmas as eight-freestyle present: ‘Dick Whittington and his... View event
Christmas magic in the air of Manchester
  • Sunday 19th December - Until Sunday 2nd January
Winter Funland is the company behind organizing the biggest and grandest indoor winter wonderland festival in the North West of England. The Winter Funland team have vast experience in producing family-oriented... View event
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Christmas
  • Monday 20th December 7:30pm until 9:00pm
Celebrate Christmas with the outstanding musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, by candlelight View event
Vivaldi's Four Seasons at Christmas
  • Thursday 23rd December 7:30pm until 9:15pm
Celebrate Christmas with the outstanding musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, by candlelight View event
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight
  • Saturday 29th January 7:30pm until 9:00pm
On Saturday, January 29th 2022, in the heart of Manchester, join us for a romantic, candlelit evening in the stunning Manchester Cathedral, with an intimate concert featuring the brilliant musicians of... View event
Manchester Careers Fair | 4th February 2022 | The UK Careers Fair
  • Friday 4th February 10:00am until 2:00pm
Looking for a new Career? Looking for your next Hire? The UK Careers Fair returns to Manchester on Friday 4th February. View event
The Manchester 5k, 10k and Half Marathon Winter Warmer Run
  • Sunday 6th February 9:00am until 1:00pm
A chance to lace up those shoes, get motivated, focus on training during winter and run this awesome 5k, 10k and half marathon run with us. View event
From South Africa with Love
  • Friday 11th February 6:00pm until 8:45pm
2 simultaneous live Audience shows 1 in Manchester Cathedral & 1 in Cab Conference Centre Cape town Linked by technology over 6000 miles starring BGT Faith Tucker,Lauren-Lee, Don Vino Maritza View event
Muslim Marriage Events - Manchester
  • Sunday 20th February 11:30am until 4:30pm
We are holding the next muslim marriage event on Sunday 20th February 2022 at Royal Nawaab, 1008 Stockport Road, Manchester, M19 3WN View event
News News News
  • Saturday 5th March 6:00pm until 7:00pm
A television news show made by children for adults, recorded in front of a studio audience and broadcast live on the internet. This is the news. This is what’s happening.... View event
Gok Wan Presents Isolation Nation
  • Saturday 5th March 6:00pm until 11:00pm
Following a sold out show in London, we are pleased to announce that Gok Wan MBE will be bringing 'Isolation Nation' to the O2 Ritz Manchester on Saturday 5th March 2022 !! View event
BROTHER FIRETRIBE + ONE DESIRE plus Strale - Manchester, UK
  • Wednesday 30th March 7:30pm until 11:00pm
Best known for their catchy, energetic, melodic and uplifting songs, BROTHER FIRETRIBE and ONE DESIRE are back and ready to tour Europe! Tickets View event
Therme Manchester Marathon, 3rd April 2022, Old Trafford, Manchester
  • Sunday 3rd April 10:30am until 6:00pm
The Therme Manchester Marathon is one of the UKs premier running events, famous for its fast, flat and friendly route. Thousands of people of all abilities will be at the 2022 event on Sunday 3 April. View event
Dark Tranquility and Ensiferum at Club Academy - Manchester
  • Thursday 7th April 6:00pm until 11:00pm
Dark Tranquility and Ensiferum plus very special guests Tickets 18:00 // £25.00 adv. View event
BAC Beatbox Academy: Frankenstein
The BAC Beatbox Academy present an electrifying hour of song, soundscape and beatbox! Frankenstein is an innovative meeting of beatbox, gig and theatre. View event
Practical trauma informed interventions with Dr Leah Giarratano - Manchester
  • Thursday 22nd September, 9:00am - Until Friday 30th September, 5:00pm
This highly practical, science-based professional development workshops will underpin your clinical practice in this field. You can register for Day 1-2 for $795 AUD or Day 1-4 for $1,390 AUD View event