Discover acclaimed music and stand-out exhibitions, groundbreaking theatre, family, cinema and literary events in Manchester and the North.Our top picks
From magician, to architect, to one of the world’s most politically engaging artists today, Alfredo Jaar’s major new solo exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park provides a striking encounter.
NOW OPEN. This Chekhov classic is yet another example of how HOME has added a cosmopolitan quality to Manchester’s theatre scene
An exhibition that encourages us to question the given, as well as conquering the complex.
A major new exhibition at HOME sets out to re-examine the legacy of the Russian Revolution through the lens of the ‘New East’ today.
Following on from the RNCM’s screening of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis in 2016, catch the 1925 film adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera – widely regarded as a masterpiece of silent horror – with a live organ accompaniment.
Watch, listen to and participate in artists’ presentations, displays, creative responses, performances and workshop activities, and view some of composer Delia Derbyshire’s archive.
Chester, with its cosy pubs and winding cobbled streets, is not only the perfect chocolate-box town, but also, perhaps one of the most festive places you could possibly head in the run up to Christmas (except maybe Lapland).
The UK’s largest international festival of new and experimental music returns for its 40th edition. Featuring the music of Kraftwerk and Lou Reed, as well as countless exclusives and premieres from composers and ensembles from throughout the world, 2017 promises to be the festival’s biggest and most adventurous outing to date.
It simply wouldn’t be Christmas without Liverpool’s annual Winter Arts Market, set in the city’s iconic Anglican Cathedral.
Re-member Me brings the ghosts of Hamlets-past back to life through Dickie Beaus lip-syncing master class.
A live-action, high tech theatre experience which will transport you back 67 million years to see living dinosaurs with your very own eyes.
Featuring Snoop Dogg’s producer, a live video artist, plus a gospel choir and re-interpretations of Muse and Metallica, the 2017/18 season by ‘probably Britain’s most adventurous orchestra’ is as diverse and inspiring as ever. Discover our highlights and picks for the weeks and months ahead.
Arlene Sierra’s Nature Symphony, a BBC Philharmonic commission, receives its world premiere and two longtime favourites from France cross the Channel to join the orchestra: conductor Ludovic Morlot and piano dynamo Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
Millions of listeners enjoy BBC Philharmonic concerts on Radio 3, recorded or broadcast live from the outstanding acoustic of The Bridgewater Hall, making this orchestra one of the most widely heard in the country.
Manchester’s concert halls and former Wesleyan chapels serve up folky treats in the form of Lau, Jesca Hoop, The Unthanks and more over the coming months. We also explore all things classical from Manchester Camerata and the BBC Philharmonic – and start looking ahead to next year’s festival season.