Christmas Theatre, Pantos, Shows and Concerts in Manchester

Christmas comes but once a year… and if you’re looking for the best Christmas theatre, pantos, shows and concerts in Manchester, then you’ve come to the right place.  We’ve been busy as elves getting our recommendations of things to do for maximum fun, minimum stress together. Although we can’t guarantee that you won’t fall out with your mum/brother/best friend/boss at some point during the Christmas period, we can at least point you in the direction of some of the more interesting things to do together.

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The Producers - A Mel Brooks Musical at the Royal Exchange
Music 30 November 2018–2 February 2019, from £10.00

The Producers – A Mel Brooks Musical at the Royal Exchange

Families 1 December 2018–6 January 2019, from £14

Stick Man at The Lowry

Families 6–15 December 2018, from £6

Black Beauty at Z-arts

Doctor Dolittle the Musical Tour
Families 11 December 2018–5 January 2019, from £16.50

Doctor Dolittle at The Lowry

Släpstick at HOME
Families 13–22 December 2018, from £10.00

Släpstick at HOME

Music 15 December 2018, from £26.16

A Christmas Carol at The Stoller Hall

Cinderella at Oldham Coliseum
Theatre 10 November 2018–12 January 2019, from £17.50

Cinderella at Oldham Coliseum

Everyman Rock 'n' Roll panto The Snow Queen
Families 24 November 2018–19 January 2019, from £15.00

Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto: The Snow Queen at Liverpool Everyman

Spymonkey A Christmas Carol
Comedy 8 December 2018–12 January 2019, from £10.00

Spymonkey’s A Christmas Carol at Liverpool Playhouse

Culture Guides

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Cinema

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Exhibitions in Manchester and the north

Exhibitions

Like the 58th Venice Biennale which opened earlier this May, our latest pick of exhibitions across the north also has a strong ecological bent.

Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade

Families

We can smell the summer and have sniffed out the best family things to do in Manchester and across the North.

Literature

We’re in full festival swing with both Manchester International Festival and Refract festival’s first focus on live literature, the welcome return of some old favourites, and plenty of poetry and prose.

Music

Some of the world’s most exciting producers are heading to Manchester and the north in the coming months. Read about them here.

Theatre in Manchester

Theatre

You’ll find award-winning adaptations, experimental pieces and outstanding open-air performance in our theatre guide this month.

Food and Drink in Manchester and the North

Discover the best food and drink that the North has to offer in our expert guide to food and drink in Manchester and beyond.

tours and activities

Tours and Activities

Challenge yourself to try something different this summer with our guide of Manchester based tours and activities. You’re bound to find something new to do in the city.

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