HOME at Christmas
Paul Watt

HOME at Christmas

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor

We’re racing towards Christmas and we’re pleased that HOME is celebrating the most wonderful time of the year with a super packed season of festive fancies – there’s certainly enough to give Father Christmas’ reindeers a run for their money.

Expect an evening of top-notch musical family comedy with Släpstick, a winter warmer of nostalgia, virtuosic musicianship and, yes you guessed it, slapstick fun. Those with younger children should also certainly seek out the hugely popular visual tale of White from the award-winning children’s theatre company, Catherine Wheels.

Film fans will be able to look forward to a season of Slapstick on the big screen. HOME’s Slapstick Film Season will fully complement the theatrical Släpstick performance, expect silent and early sound films from the likes of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and the Marx Brothers. Timeless, accessible and exceptionally funny.

As if that wasn’t enough, HOME also brings an unashamedly nostalgia-fuelled feast of ‘80’s films. You’ll find a range of blockbusters, comedies, cult classics featuring some of the most-loved characters of the decade. Kicking off At HOME in the ’80’s is a special screening of Robert Zemeckis’ innovative Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

While you’re immersing yourself in all of the festive culture at First Street – why not sample HOME’s First Floor Restaurant? Honest, bold and fresh – catering for all dietary choices – however, we recommend that even hardened carnivores and pescatarians should dive into the veggie and vegan dishes.

Get down to Ho-Ho-HOME this Christmas.

Here are our picks

  • 1. White at HOME

    Paul Watt

    White at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 13–23 December 2018, from £7 - Book now

    The beautifully strange world of White is the hottest ticket for toddlers in town this Christmas.

  • 2. Släpstick at HOME

    Släpstick at HOME
    Jaap Reedijk

    Släpstick at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 13–22 December 2018, from £10.00 - Book now

    Five world-class musicians who have mastered over 100 instruments between them bring Släpstick to HOME – a dazzling blend of warm nostalgia, virtuosic musicianship and physical comedy.

  • 3. At HOME in the ’80s

    Image courtesy of Park Circus/StudioCanal

    At HOME in the 80’s at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 14–22 December 2018, from £5 - Book now

    Devised on the understanding that a lot of Christmas films are a little bit naff, HOME present a season of ’80s classics sure to unite your loved ones.

  • 4. Slapstick Film Season at HOME

    Image courtesy of Park Circus/Warner Bros

    Slapstick Film Season at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 7 December 2018–20 January 2019, from £5 - Book now

    HOME present a season of Slapstick with appearances from Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and the Marx Brothers.

  • 5. First Floor Restaurant at HOME

    Paul Karalius

    First Floor Restaurant at HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M15 4FN - Visit now

    HOME’s in-house restaurant has a nicely varied, with a large pizza section and an impressive but not unexpected array of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Places to go / stay / shop / eat / drink

Things to do right now

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Families 6–15 December 2018, from £6

Black Beauty at Z-arts

Activity 24 November–15 December 2018, from £4

World of Music at Band on the Wall

PAPER Gallery in Manchester presents Tim Ellis - Cypher
Exhibitions 10 November–15 December 2018, FREE

Tim Ellis: Cypher at PAPER Gallery

Red Squirrel at Lightwaves
Festivals 7–16 December 2018, FREE

Lightwaves 2018 at The Quays

Re: work at The Holden Gallery
Exhibitions 5 November–19 December 2018, FREE

Re: work at The Holden Gallery

RNCM Autumn Season Creative Tourist
Music 6 September–19 December 2018, from £5

RNCM Autumn Season

Cinema 7–20 December 2018, from £5.50

The Old Man & the Gun at HOME

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

Släpstick at HOME

Contact In The City Part Two
Theatre 15 August–23 December 2018,

Contact In The City Part Two

Photo of the festive display outside the Corn Exchange
Families 9 November–23 December 2018, FREE

Manchester Christmas Markets

Cinema 14–23 December 2018, from £5.00

It’s A Wonderful Life at HOME