RNCM Spring Season 2024

Johnny James, Managing Editor
Image by Robin Clewley.

RNCM Spring Season at Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester Until 28 April 2024 Tickets from £6 — Book now

The Royal Northern College of Music, a cultural staple on Oxford Road for over 50 years, has an electrifying spring season in the works. From the familiar to the unprecedented, Venetian opera to contemporary pop, the programme is wildly eclectic, and bold collaborations abound.

Everyone from Mercury Prize-nominated pianist Fergus McCreadie to visionary conductor Robert Ames will take to the RNCM stage, along with local boundary-pushing ensembles Manchester Camerata and Manchester Collective. All as the next generation of musicians gear up to show us what the future holds.

Diaries at the ready as we select our highlights from the season.

RNCM Spring Season at Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester Until 28 April 2024 Tickets from £6 Book now

Our top picks

Ute Lemper – Time Traveller at RNCM

Ute Lemper - Time Traveller at Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester, 28 April 2024, from £34.00 - Book now

World renowned chanteuse Ute Lemper makes a welcome return to the RNCM, performing songs from throughout her illustrious career as well as selections from her new album, Time Traveller.

Photo of Ute Lemper

Where to go near RNCM Spring Season 2024

San Carlo Fumo

San Carlo Fumo may be part of a chain, but it doesn’t feel like it. Right at the top of Oxford Road, it’s lavishly decorated and specialises in cicchetti, or Italian small plates.

Utility Gift Shop
Utility Gift Shop

Utility Gift Shop on Oxford Road is all about products that are new, unique, quirky and cool. High street shopping at its best.

exterior of Contact Theatre building
Contact Theatre

Following a major redevelopment, the iconic venue on Oxford Road will be reopening its doors to welcome the public back into the building this autumn. 

The Salutation pub in Manchester
Bar or Pub
The Salutation

This traditional boozer, surrounded by imposing flats and university buildings, was taken over by Trof (of the Deaf Institute fame). The Sally, as the regulars call it, hosts an energetic, arty crowd – and its recently expanded outside area is another good reason to visit.

MMU Student Union

Manchester Metropolitan University Students’ Union building houses a bar and various other facilities for students and staff.

Music venue
The Deaf Institute

The Deaf Institute is a vibrant gig venue and nightclub for which it is well worth taking a jaunt out of the Northern Quarter.

What's on: Music

DJ Gym at Hatch

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

from £269
Open Deck at Band on the Wall

Bring your records for a spin at our Open Deck session this Saturday! If you’ve bought some new vinyl from a local record shop this week, just show your receipt at the bar to get yourself a free 9” pizza!

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Festival-goers at Green Island
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Gazing longingly towards the good times that will accompany the surely imminent sun, we take a look at the best music festivals coming up in Manchester and Salford.