Entertainment

Top Choice Arts Centre in Manchester

HOME

One of Britain's best arts centres, HOME has two theatre spaces that host provocative new work in a variety of contexts, from proscenium sets to promenade pieces. The five cinema screens show the latest indie releas…
Football in Manchester

Manchester United

Arguably the world's most famous football team, Manchester United ply their incredibly lucrative trade on the perfect pitch at Old Trafford, given the marketing moniker of 'the theatre of dreams'. More than 75,000 f…
Football in Manchester

Manchester City

In 2018 Manchester City were crowned league champions for the third time since 2012, playing a brand of football that had fans and rivals alike applauding in admiration. They may have a way to go before they match t…
Concert Venue in Manchester

Bridgewater Hall

The world-renowned Hallé Orchestra has its home at this enormous and impressive concert hall, which hosts up to 250 concerts and events a year. It has a widespread program that includes opera, folk music, children's…
Live Music in Manchester

Ruby Lounge

Terrific live-music venue in the Northern Quarter that features mostly rock bands. It gets very loud. After the bands there's usually a club night that runs until late.
Live Music in Manchester

Band on the Wall

A top-notch venue that hosts everything from rock to world music, with splashes of jazz, blues and folk thrown in.
Theatre in Manchester

Royal Exchange

Interesting contemporary plays are standard at this magnificent, modern theatre-in-the-round.
Cricket in Manchester

Lancashire County Cricket Club

The genteel game of cricket is a big deal here and the biggest game of Lancashire's season is the Roses match against Yorkshire. They – and their limited overs team, the Lancashire Lightning – play their matches at …
Concert Venue in Manchester

MEN Arena

This indoor arena about 300m north of Victoria Station hosts concerts and sporting events and has a capacity of 21,000. On 22 May 2017 a suicide bomber killed 22 young people attending an Ariana Grande concert; the …
Live Music in Manchester

Deaf Institute

Excellent midsized venue in a former institute for the deaf; also includes a smaller venue in the basement and a cafe on the ground floor. It's where you'll hear alt rock and pop by dozens of local bands we guarante…