Exhibitions

Liz West performing on a train platform
Manchester After Hours 2016. Photo: Ben Williams.

Manchester After Hours 2017

Polly Checkland Harding

Manchester After Hours is back: Manchester’s interpretation of the national Museums at Night festival of lates takes place on one night only each year, bringing unusual collaborations and stand-out events to venues across the city. This year’s festival on Thursday 18 May will include experimental electronic music in the city centre’s oldest building, DJs and visual artists programmed by cult online radio station NTS Radio in the stunning surrounds of Whitworth art gallery, spoken word in the beautifully restored house of one of Manchester’s most historic authors and much, much more. Here’s our guide to the night, from which you can piece together your own extraordinary, nocturnal journey.

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Cinema 17–23 November 2017, from £5.00

Thelma at HOME

Theatre 31 October–25 November 2017, from £12.00

The Hound of the Baskervilles at The Kings Arms

Theatre 3–25 November 2017, from £10

Uncle Vanya at HOME

Cinema 17–30 November 2017, from £5.00

Good Time at HOME

Writer Michael Symmons Roberts.
Festivals 1 November–8 December 2017, FREE

RAH! Research in Arts and Humanities Programme

Theatre 9 November–9 December 2017, from £20.00

Little Women: The Musical at Hope Mill Theatre

Music 4 October–11 December 2017, FREE

RNCM Autumn Season

Exhibitions 23 October–15 December 2017, FREE

Material Remains at Holden Gallery

Theatre 20 September–20 December 2017,

Contact Autumn Season 2017

Exhibitions 23 June 2017–1 January 2018, from £4.00

Wyndham Lewis: Life, Art, War at IWM North