August

Creative Tourist

Browse our things to do in August in Manchester and the North this August, to find a fantastic exhibition, live music performance or restaurant that interests you and/or your family, we have options for all ages.

Don’t forget to check out our guide to the August Bank Holiday.

Still showing this month

Utopias at the Whitworth
Exhibitions 31 January–31 October 2020, FREE

Utopias at the Whitworth

A provocative exhibition that will bring together historic, modern and contemporary works from the Whitworth collection to examine utopian strategies.

Things to do right now

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Things to do in the Lakes this Summer
Exhibitions 15 February–15 October 2019, FREE

Things to do in the Lakes this Summer

And Breathe... at Manchester Art Gallery
Exhibitions 16 March 2018–15 October 2019, FREE

And Breathe… at Manchester Art Gallery

SICK! Festival SICK FESTIVAL 2019 MANCHESTER SICKFEST SICKFESTIVAL
Theatre 18 September–15 October 2019,

SICK! Festival

Graphic Encounters at Shudehill Metrolink Station
Visual Arts 10 September–15 October 2019, FREE

Graphic Encounters at Manchester Metrolink Stations

Activity 11–16 October 2019, FREE

Cine-club: A Voix Haute

Jazz at the Deli llama
Music 16 May–17 October 2019, FREE

Jazz at the Deli llama

Exhibitions 26 September–19 October 2019, FREE

Reckoning with Refugeedom at PS Mirabel

Beryl at Bolton Library Theatre
Theatre 19 September–19 October 2019, from £14.00

Beryl at Bolton Library Theatre

The Last King of Scotland at Sheffield Crucible
Theatre 27 September–19 October 2019, from £15.00

The Last King of Scotland at Sheffield Crucible

RSC: The Taming of the Shrew at The Lowry
Theatre 10 September–19 October 2019,

Manchester’s season of Shakespeare

Hedda Tesman at The Lowry.
Theatre 4–19 October 2019, from £24.50

Hedda Tesman at The Lowry