Concerts & Events at Manchester Arena
25th -27th April – Take That
28th April – Daryl Hall & John Oates
2nd May - 2019 Unibet Premier League Darts
4th- 5th May – Monster Jam
8th May - Catfish & the Bottlemen
10th May - Bill Bailey 'Larks in Transit'
11th May - Gods of Rap
15th – 19th May - World Taekwondo Championships 2019
21st May - Blackpink
24th & 25th May – Hugh Jackman
26th & 27th May - Michael Bublé
29th May - Mark Knopfler
30th May - Westlife
31st May – Ollie Murs 2019
10th June – Backstreet Boys
20th-23rd June - Cirque du Soleil – Toruk
26th June – Eagles
27th June - Lynyrd Skynyrd
28th & 29th June - Westlife
3rd July - Carrie Underwood
12th July – KISS
7th September - World's Strongest Man Tour Finals
13th September – Professor Brian Cox: Live
2nd October - Russell Howard Respite
16th October - Impractical Jokers
24th October – Cher
25th October - The Stepback! 90s vs 00s
27th October – Andre Bocelli
12th November - Christian Aguilera
14th- 16th November – Little Mix
17th November – Hits Radio Live
22nd November – The Chemical Brothers
23rd November - Rod Stewart
28th November – December 1st – Marvel Universe Live!
7th December – Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics Peter
20th December – We Love the 90s
21st & 22nd December - Jack Whitehall
Manchester Apollo Concerts
26th April - Jonathan Van Ness
9th May - RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq The World Tour
10th May - MARINA
12th May - Kevin Smith & Ralph Garman: Hollywood Babble-on - Babble The *u*k On Tour
14th & 15th May – Disturbed
18th May - The Vamps: Four Corners Tour
25th May- Sting & Shaggy: 44/876 UK Tour
29th May - Jack Savoretti
9th June - Midnight Oil
22nd June - Gladys Knight
25th June - Stray Cats: 40th Anniversary Tour
1st July - Gojira
13th September - Bianca Del Rio: It's Jester Joke
19th September - Hozier: Wasteland, Baby!
5th & 6th October - Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic's Mixtape
10th October - The Songs of Stevie Wonder starring Beverley Knight
12th October - Peabo Bryson sings the songs of Barry White
17th October - Jonathan Van Ness: Road To Beijing
20th October - Saxon: 40th Anniversary Castles & Eagles Tour
25th & 26th October - Tim Minchin: Back 2019
6th November - Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic's Mixtape
8th - 10th November - Eddie Izzard: Wunderbar
15th November - Snarky Puppy
30th November - The Australian Pink Floyd: All That You Love World Tour 2019
6th December - Roy 'Chubby' Brown
13th & 14th December - Rob Beckett: Wallop
22nd December - Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
West Side Story 06/04/2019 - 25/05/19
Where: The Royal Exchange Theatre
The classic retelling of Romeo & Juliet set in 1950s Manhattan. It tells the story of star-crossed lovers Tony & Marie, caught in a battle between their rival gangs - the Sharks & the Jets.
The King and I 16/04/19 - 11/05/19
Where: The Manchester Opera House
Set in 1862, The King & I tells of a strong-willed, widowed schoolteacher, Anna Leonowens, who arrives in Bangkok, at the request of the King of Siam to tutor his many children.
Home, I'm Darling 23/04/19 - 27/04/19
Where: The Lowry Theatre
Laura Wade’s fizzing comedy about one woman’s quest to be the perfect 1950’s housewife.
How happily married are the happily married? Every couple needs a little fantasy to keep their marriage sparkling. But behind the gingham curtains, things start to unravel, and being a domestic goddess is not as easy as it seems.
BMX Supercross World Cup 2019 27/04/19 - 28/04/19
Where: HSBC UK National Cycling Centre
The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series is returning to Manchester’s HSBC UK National Cycling Centre. See the world’s best BMX riders battle for the world cup title and qualifying points ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Rain Dance Colour Festival 27/04/19
Where: Trafford Park
The Rain Dance Colour Festival is an immersive festival for all ages!
Think Music x Dance x Colour x Street Food x Live DJs x Live Performers x Festival Vibes x Rainforest Theme.
Richard III 29/04/19 -03/05/19
Shakespeare's most iconic villain takes canter stage at HOME.
After decades of civil war, the nation hangs in the balance. Enter Richard, Duke of Gloucester, to change the course of history. Richard was not born to be a king, but he's set his sights on the crown. So begins his campaign of deceit, manipulation and violence. Yet, behind his ambition lies a murderous desire to be loved.
Bespoke Bunting Workshop 05/05/19
Where: Ordsall Hall
Visit historical Orsdall Hall to learn about the history of Manchester and take part in their arts & crafts event.
In this textiles session you'll be able to make a 10ft garland of bunting to take home.
Manchester Squash Open 2019 09/05/19 - 13/05/19
Where: National Squash Centre
World class squash returns to Manchester for the first time since the 2017.
World Championships bringing the cream of the Women’s Tour together to the city which hosted the 2017 PSA World Championships. The players will line up at the National Squash Centre where they will battle for the $76000 prize fund.
Meet the Mermaids 11/05/19 - 12/05/19
Where: SEA LIFE Manchester
Marvel at the real life mermaids as they join the Sea Turtles underwater at the Sea Life aquarium. Mermaids will visit between 12pm - 3pm each day.
A Very Mancunian Murder 11/05/19
Where: Manchester Art Gallery
Take on the part of a famous Mancunian, solve a murder and enjoy drinks and dinner in the stunning pre-Raphaelite galleries in Manchester Art Gallery, all part of this unique Murder Mystery event.
Run Heaton Park 12/05/19
Where: Heaton Park
Visit Europe's largest Urban Park to tackle a 5km of 10km run in aid of the MENCAP Charity.
UK Chinese Dragon Boat Festival 12/05/19
Where: Salford Quay
Racing is over the whole length of Ontario Dock, team of sixteen paddlers and a drummer compete to be the fastest boat on the water.
World Taekwondo Championships 15/05/19 - 19/05/19
Where: Manchester Arena
The world’s best athletes once again come together to compete, over 5 days, for the World Championship title and valuable ranking point for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics!
The cream of British talent – including Olympic medalists Jade Jones, Bianca Walkden and Lutalo Muhammad – will be joined at the event by 1,000 other athletes representing over 150 different countries, all hoping to take home the crown of ‘World Champion’!
Greater Manchester Swim 18/05/19
Where: Salford Quays
The Greater Manchester Swim is perfect for people wanting to experience the brilliant sport of open water swimming.
Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 19/05/19
Where: Manchester City Centre
One of the most popular runs in the UK. Featuring a 1/2 marathon or a 10km, this event is know for its fantastic atmosphere, booming anthems that rock the city's streets, experience a running event like no other
Manchester Jazz Festival 2019 23/05/19 - 27/05/19
Where: St Ann’s Square
Returning for its 24th year, the Manchester Jazz Festival will host a selection of free music stages and bars. As always, gigs will also be staged in venues across the city.
For the first time, MJF has teamed up with Manchester Food and Drink Festival, who will curate an exciting mix of culinary offers along the festival hub.
Hobson's Choice 31/05/19 - 06/07/19
Where: The Royal Exchange Theatre
If tailor Hari Hobson isn't bossing his daughters about in his Northern Quarter workshop, he's putting the world to rights in his local pub. His oldest daughter, Durga, is the brains behind the operation. But when Hobson says that Durga is too valuable to lose and must give up all idea of getting married, she takes her fate into her own hands and opens a rival shop nearby.