Discover acclaimed music and stand-out exhibitions, groundbreaking theatre, family, cinema and literary events in Manchester and the North.Our top picks
Blurring the lines of classical, jazz, rock, world and experimental music, the Bang on a Can All-Stars present a wonderfully adventurous programme at RNCM.
An award-winning and perceptive thriller exploring the timely themes of consent, online safety and crime and punishment.
Turn your flux capacitor on and set your destination to the Manchester Opera House in the year 2020. Your future depends on it.
Promising “divine decadence, darling”, this award-winning show – directed by Rufus Norris – is absolutely unmissable.
For her first solo exhibition, Welsh artist Phoebe Davies presents a new body of work inspired by her time spent with a group of teenage female wrestlers training in a local club on the outskirts of Oslo.
Artist Alice Irwin’s Matisse-esque friendly giants at The Piece Hall in Halifax embody an enchanting spirit of play, early innocence and imagination. Yet, they also have a more serious side to them.
Louisa May Alcott’s revered 19th-century classic is sent spinning off-kilter by experimental performance company, Figs in Wigs.
Combining demon lures and invented artefacts, ancient mythology and family lore, The High Dam at The Tetley in Leeds is the latest new work by upcoming artist Emii Alrai.
Part of the Hallé’s Beethoven 250 celebrations, Beyond the Score® offers a breathtaking multimedia experience of Beethoven’s iconic Fifth Symphony.
In this immersive exhibition, children can let their imaginations go wild as they take centre stage alongside some of their favourite characters from beloved children’s author, Judith Kerr.
This new festival celebrates the power of words and stories; championing diversity, social inclusion, and the North’s rich literary and musical history.
Bong Joon-ho’s Cannes Palme d’Or-winning thriller finally hits UK cinema screens this February following months of awards, nominations and critical adulation.
Cult cabaret duo Bourgeois and Maurice bring the world-premiere of their time-travelling musical comedy to Manchester.
Daring, fabulous and with a nautical twist for 2020, House of Suarez are back to host the ultimate battle for dance supremacy.