Top Choice Arts Centre in Manchester


One of Britain's best new 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 re…
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.
Cinema in Manchester

Odeon Cinema

A 20-screen complex in the middle of the Printworks centre.
Cinema in Manchester

AMC Cinemas

A 16-screen multiplex in a retail centre that was formerly a goods warehouse for the Northern Railway Company.
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

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…
Live Music in Manchester

Soup Kitchen

By day a typical Northern Quarter canteen-style cafe, but at night this is one of the city's best places to catch live music, with a full schedule of gigs by all kinds of indie acts passing through town. When the ba…
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…
Theatre in Manchester

Royal Exchange

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

MEN Arena

A giant arena north of the centre that hosts rock concerts (as well as being the home of the city's ice-hockey and basketball teams). It's about 300m north of Victoria Station.