For over a decade, Creative Tourist has been connecting its culturally curious audiences with unmissable experiences in the North of England.

Our roots are in Manchester, with an ever-widening reach across the North, from major cities to small towns. We encourage visitors to explore what’s on their doorstep as well as venturing out to experience cultural destinations they may not be so familiar with.

From exhibitions to concerts, theatre shows to live literature, our event listings cover the whole arts and cultural spectrum, while spotlighting the best in hospitality. Our destination guides join the dots between standout attractions of every kind, from heritage sites to future-leaning arts venues.

We live and breathe arts and culture, and we do what we do in order to, in some small way, help it flourish up North.

Over a million people read creativetourist.com every year. We cover everything a creative tourist might need: recommendations and features on theatre, musicexhibitionsliterature, cinema, tours and activities, family things to do; city guides; festival guides; day trip ideas; our pick of the best restaurants and bars, independent shopping tips and much more.

Advertising policy. We work with carefully-selected partners via a mixture of free listings and paid-for previews. These previews are always written independently. Getting the balance right between commercial income and independent editorial is not always easy, but it’s something we try very hard to get right. Tell us if you don’t think we are.

Our team. This site is run by a small editorial team; sometimes we can’t respond to all the emails we get as we receive so many. The site as a whole is part of CTConsults, a communications agency that works on cultural tourism projects across the country.

Opinions & Terms. The views and opinions expressed by authors and contributors to this site are not specifically endorsed by Creative Tourist Limited and do not necessarily reflect the views of our funders or partners. Use of this site assumes acceptance of our full terms and conditions.

Please note that work published here belongs to Creative Tourist Limited; please do not copy, duplicate or re-publish our work without our express, written permission.

If you are a writer, photographer or artist and think our use of copy or imagery has infringed your rights in any way, then please get in touch and we will rectify and resolve any mistakes.

Keep in touch. We’d love to hear from you through our Contact page or tweet us @creativetourist. Or if you just want us to stay in touch with you, join our mailing list and we’ll send you a round-up of standout arts and cultural events every Friday. Don’t worry: we look after your personal data, and we won’t share it with anyone, ever – for more details on this, read our privacy policy.