Classical Music in Manchester and the North

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Manchester and the North’s classical music calendar is filling up nicely this winter, with our favourite venues welcoming some incredible talent to their stages.

Here are our picks

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Activity Until 31 December 2023, from £269

DJ Gym at Hatch

Learn some DJ and production skills with DJ Gym Manchester, based in the culturally infused surrounds of Hatch.

Music Until 16 February 2023, from £9.50

Donna Candy at SOUP

Catch Brussels and Marseille based heavy alternative three piece Donna Candy at SOUP as part of their debut UK tour.

Music Until 25 February 2024, FREE

Interactive Music Tours at Old Chapel Music CIC

Old Chapel Music studio in Holdback, Leeds is offering an interactive historical music tour that opens its doors and ears to the public.

Cinema 10–16 February 2023, from £7.95

Roman Holiday at HOME

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, HOME present William Wyler’s classic romantic comedy starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.

Music 13 February 2023 7:30 pm, from £20.65

Weyes Blood at The Ritz

In support of her critically acclaimed album ‘And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow’, Weyes Blood performs at The Ritz.

Music 14 February 2023 7:30 pm, from £39.30

Gojira at Victoria Warehouse

Gojira, France’s biggest metal export, head to Manchester this February – the band’s first headline show in the city since their acclaimed 2021 album, Fortitude.

Music 15 February 2023 7:15 pm, from £25.00

Caroline Polachek at Albert Hall

In support of her forthcoming album – the follow-up to her 2019 experimental pop masterpiece PANG – Caroline Polachek plays Manchester’s Albert Hall.

Music 16 February 2023 11:08 am, from £17.50

The Murder Capital at Albert Hall

Irish post punks The Murder Capital bring their long-awaited second record, Gigi’s Recovery, to Albert Hall.

Music 20 March 2023 7:30 pm, from £18.00

Biig Piig at Gorilla

Biig Piig makes whispery, confessional pop that conceals R&B, hip hop, dance and stripped-back soul elements beneath a darkly dreamy sheen.

Culture Guides

Exhibitions

The world of art and exhibitions never quite stops, so we have lots of new shows to look forward to at the start of 2023.

The Spongebob Musical at the Manchester Opera House

Families

New year, new start, and what better way to welcome in 2023 than by planning and experiencing all sorts of exciting family events in Manchester and the North?

Gwendoline Riley. Photo by Adrian Lourie

Literature

From local writing to international talent, we have heaps of online launches and in real life readings not to mention some extra special festival events coming our way in live literature land.

Music

More brilliant gigs appear on the horizon as we inch further into 2023.

Theatre in Manchester and the North

Theatre

Queer Contact Festival, stunning physical theatre and intimate in-the-round performance top our eclectic list of drama, comedy and dance this month.

Food and Drink

Start 2023 as you mean to go on, with the best restaurants and bars in Manchester and the North.

Cinema

Black and white classics and a Tarantino-scripted pop-thriller are amongst our Valentine’s themed picks for February.

Tours and Activities

New years are for new experiences, and we have a whole lot of ideas to inspire you as 2023 gets underway.

Things to do right now

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Music Until 30 March 2023, from £2.50

RNCM Lunchtime Concerts

Music Until 16 February 2023, from £9.50

Donna Candy at SOUP

Activity Until 31 December 2023, from £269

DJ Gym at Hatch