Thom Yorke at Victoria Warehouse Cultural Calender
Thom Yorke plays two nights at Manchester's Victoria Warehouse - photo by Alex Lake / TWOSHORTDAYS.COM

Cultural Calendar 2020

Creative Tourist

The Cultural Calendar returns for 2020, our editors’ annual list of some of the best-looking arts and cultural events in Manchester and the North in 2020. It’s only the beginning of a new year – a new decade in fact – and there will be plenty more added to this list as they’re announced. This list is intended to be inclusive with something for everyone; from family picks to literary highlights via acclaimed international musicians, a musical take on a Hollywood classic (that we’re actually genuinely excited about!) to outstanding exhibitions and festivals.

This is what we have penciled in our diaries so far, come back to the Cultural Calendar for updates throughout the year. You can keep up-to-date with what’s happening across Manchester and the North with our specialist Cinema, Exhibitions, Theatre, Literature, Music and Family guides. Want more? Follow us on all the usual socials and subscribe to our mailing list to get this kind of thing every Friday lunchtime.

Have fantastic cultural adventures in 2020.

Here are our picks

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Cinema Until 12 August 2020, FREE

Showroom Summer Season

Air Raid Shelter Explorer Tour
Activity Until 12 August 2020, from £5.5

Stockport Air Raid Shelter Explorer Tour

The Believers are but Brothers
Theatre Until 12 August 2020, from £8.00

The Believers are but Brothers

Activity Until 14 August 2020, FREE

Old Bank Daily Drawing Via Zoom

Double with Darkfield Radio
Theatre Until 15 August 2020, from £3.50

Double with Darkfield Radio

The House Never Wins
Theatre Until 15 August 2020, from £10.00

The House Never Wins

Electric Dreams Online
Theatre Until 16 August 2020,

Electric Dreams Online

The Boy in the Book
Theatre Until 16 August 2020, FREE

The Boy in the Book

It Must Have Been Dark By Then
Theatre Until 16 August 2020, from £12.00

It Must Have Been Dark By Then

Elders Mondays Spring Summer 2020 with the Royal Exchange
Activity Until 17 August 2020, from £3.00

Elders Mondays Spring Summer 2020 with the Royal Exchange

Activity Until 20 August 2020, from £69

Comma Press Online Short Story Course – SOLD OUT

Literature Until 20 August 2020, FREE

Word Central online