Medieval Manchester Festival at Chetham’s

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Shekina Rose, Families Editor
Medieval Manchester Festival at Chethams

Medieval Manchester Festival, 25–26 September 2021, £3 - Book now

2021 is the 600th anniversary of Chethams, Manchester’s oldest buildings, and what better way to celebrate a 600th anniversary than with a two-day family-friendly festival? Taking place on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September, the Medieval Manchester Festival will be an opportunity to celebrate Manchester’s unique history and explore the fascinating story of Chetham’s Medieval Buildings, home to Chetham’s School of Music, The Stoller Hall, and Chetham’s Library.

The festival will be jam-packed with activities for people of all ages, so it is ideal if you are looking for a quirky day out in Manchester with your family, where you can have fun and learn about history at the same time. Visit the historic courtyard for delicious food and drink, live music, dancing and entertainment – medieval style! You will be delighted and mesmerised by jesters, stilt walkers and street magicians, and throughout the day you’ll have the opportunity to listen to the stunning sounds of Cathedral Choristers and a Manchester Baroque performance.


Be appalled and disgusted at the fantastically gruesome and wonderfully hilarious Horrible Histories performances taking place in The Stoller Hall and get involved with creative storytelling, puppetry and falconry. We also advise you prepare and plan for battle, as there will be a variety of competitive medieval games for the whole family to get involved with.

And did you know, the magnificent Chetham’s Library is the oldest public library in the English speaking world? Guided tours of the stunning library will take place throughout the weekend, packed with incredible stories and historical facts.

Book your tickets today to experience a fun and different day out in Manchester, where the medieval meets the modern!

Medieval Manchester Festival

25–26 September 2021


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