Cinemas are closed right now. We’ll be back front and centre when they reopen but in the meantime we’ll have to resort to the small screen.
Independent venues and distributors will need any help they can get, so read on for a short selection of streaming films and ways in which you can support cinemas through their temporary closure.
Here are our picks
Bacurau, Until 16 April 2020, from £1 -
Hardcore genre mixed with political fury. This bloody siege thriller is vital filmmaking from Brazil.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Until 31 March 2021, from £9.99 -
One of the most acclaimed films of the year, Celine Sciamma’s lesbian romance is exquisitely put together.
Dogs Don’t Wear Pants, Until 20 March 2021, from £9.99 -
A peculiarly touching take on grief and sexuality — this ace new film from Finland will make you squirm.
System Crasher, Until 2 April 2021, from £9.99 -
The first fiction film from German documentarian Nora Fingscheidt is blisteringly effective.
Tune in to National Theatre Live’s YouTube channel to see the brilliant Tamsin Greig as Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.
Manchester Art Gallery presents the UK edition of PROTEST! – a major retrospective dedicated to the life and work of the iconic British artist Derek Jarman.
Come experience Steven Spielberg’s classic Jurassic Park in the atmospheric surrounds of Manchester Museum’s fossil gallery.
The Adventures of Robin Hood remains a perfect introduction to classic cinema.
Manchester’s TV festival is dedicated to producing an inclusive, communal TV experience where fans and industry can come together to celebrate the past, present and future of television.
Hinterlands International Rural Film Festival celebrates rural film in dramatic ways across the landscapes of the Lakes and Dales.
One of the top genre film festivals in the World, Manchester’s annual festival of horror, cult and fantastic film returns to Odeon, Great Northern this October.
Art and women’s wrestling, Ancient Akkadian gravesites and invented artefacts – check out this month’s pick of exhibitions from across the north.
Need some inspiration for fun and creative family days out? Look no further than our top picks for families across Manchester and the north.
News of books just out and books worth revisiting, even if you can’t get to the events yourself. Plus a fabulous new exhibition about independent publisher Carcanet, on for the next six months…
Discover the best live music coming up in Manchester and the north this spring and, dare we say it, summer!
Bringing opera, dance, fierce experimental performance and new writing, there’s much to enjoy in our guide to the best theatre in Manchester and the North.
We preview the standout classical music events and venues in Manchester.
It’s time to find the best restaurants for the weeks ahead. Here’s our guide to the best Food and Drink in Manchester and the North
Expect thrills, informative discussion, politically charged tours and wobbly towns in this month’s guide of Tours and Activities.
Because of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, we are unable to bring you our usual recommendations for things to do in Manchester and the North. Our thoughts at this time are with our readers and with the organisations and businesses who make the North of England a great place to live and visit. We hope you stay well and look forward to sharing more unmissable events and places with you later in the year.
Here’s our guide to
supporting organisations in Manchester and the North.
Please note – many of the venues on our site will be closed and events either postponed or cancelled. Please check the venue website for details.