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Concerts & Events at Manchester Arena

2019
October
19th October - Boyzone
24th October -Cher
25th October - The Stepback! 90s vs 00s
27th October - Andrea Bocelli
31st October - JoJo Siwa

November
2nd November - World Championship Boxing
8th November - WWE Live Tour
12th November - Christian Aguilera
14th - 16th November -Little Mix
17th November - Hits Radio Live 
20th November - Liam Gallagher
22nd November - The Chemical Brothers
23rd November - Rod Stewart
24th November - The Lumineers
25th November - Elvis in Concert
28th November – December 1st – Marvel Universe Live!

December
6th December - Jim Jefferies
7th December – Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics Peter
14th December - Courteeners
15th December - Alter Bridge
20th December – We Love the 90s
21st & 22nd December - Jack Whitehall

January
1st January - Grandpa's Great Escape Live
3rd - 5th January - Hot Wheels Monster Truck Live
16th January - Slipknot
25th - 26th - Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2020

February
5th February - Ozzy Osbourne
6th February - Jonas Brothers
15th February - James Blunt
26th February - Lana Del Ray
28th February - The 1975

March
13th March - Stereophonics
14th March - James Arthur
16th March - The Who
27th March - Planet Earth 2 Live in Concert

April 
1st - 5th April - Cirque Du Soleil Crystal 
17th April - Craig David 
30th April - Bon Iver

May
1st May - McFly 
9th May - Gregory Porter
29th May - Pet Shop Boys Dreamworld
31st May - Barry Manilow

October
17th October - Simply Red

November
17th November - Elton John
28th November - Elton John

Concerts & Events at Manchester Apollo

2019 
October 
19th October - The Next Step - Absolute Dance Live On Stage 
20th October - Saxon: 40th Anniversary Castles & Eagles Tour
22nd & 23rd October - Why Don't We: 8 Letters Tour Europe
24th October - The Cult a Sonic Temple
25th & 26th October - Tim Minchin: Back 2019
29th October - MARINA
30th October - James Morrison

November
1st November - O.M.D: 40 Years - Greatest Hits
2nd November - 80s Invasion Tour 2019
6th November - Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic's Mixtape
8th - 10th November - Eddie Izzard: Wunderbar
14th November - Freya Ridings 
15th November - Snarky Puppy
20th November - Emeli Sandé
22nd November - My Favourite Murder Live
23rd November - Mac DeMarco
29th November - Amon Amarth: Berserker World Tour
30th November - The Australian Pink Floyd: All That You Love World Tour 2019

December
1st December - Snow Patrol Reworked Tour 2019
3rd December - Dido
5th December - Melanie Martinez: The K-12 Tour
6th December - Roy 'Chubby' Brown
13th & 14th December - Rob Beckett: Wallop
19th December - Dermot Kennedy
22nd December - Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

February
9th February - Klub Kids presents Katya & The Comedy
22nd February - Babymetal
28th February - An evening with Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour
29th February - Editors

March
2nd & 3rd March - Lewis Capaldi 
6th March - The Boys are Back!
7th March - Michael Kiwanuka
11th March - The Joe and Dianne Show
18th March - Queen Machine Symphonic featuring Kerry Ellis 
24th March - Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
30th March - Dita Von Teese: Glamonatrix 

May
 
15th May - Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets: More Games for May
16th May - Peter Hook & The Light: Joy Division A Celebration
26th May - Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

September
26th September - The Dualers

October
3rd October - My Dad 

Photography Exhibition: 'Northerners' 01/08/2019 - 31/10/2019

Where: Charlton Place, Manchester

Chester-born photographer Rory Lewis will exhibit a new body of work featuring an array of iconic actors, politicians and sportspeople all of whom hail exclusively from the North.

High-profile subjects include Line of Duty and This is England star Stephen Graham, distinguished actors Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen, and celebrated Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle.

Manchester Litrature Festival 4/10/19 - 20/10/19

Where: Various locations around the city

Boasting over 70 live literature events featuring a number of poets, award winning authors and even Booker Prize winners and nominees. 

LEGOLAND® Brick or Treat 12/10/2019 - 03/11/2019

Where: LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre at The Trafford Centre

Get ready for a scare this Halloween at the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Manchester.

With lots of Halloween events for you and your little monsters to take part in, there is pleanty to get you in the Halloween Spirit.

Take part in the SCARE-venger hunt, or build your own LEGO® pumpkin! You'll even be able to get a photo taken with their ghoulish character mascots!

Manchester Folk Festival 16/10/19 - 20/10/19

Where: Various venues around Manchester city centre 

Focusing their spotlight on folk, roots and acoustic music, the festival brings together the best of the current folk scene and up and coming folk stars, so it's got something for everyone.

 

For more information see, Visit Manchester Website

Oktoberfest 16/10/19 - 20/10/19

Where: Albert Square

A long weekend to remember, Oktoberfest vibes will be at an all time high with themed décor, live music, even a giant tent and beer garden for all the festivities.

For the love of Horror 19/10/19 & 20/10/19

Where: Bowlers Exhibition Centre

A scare attraction and convention with world famous guests. Boasting the biggest ever 'The Lost Boys' cast reunion the convention features live Q&A panels, cosplay and amazing insight on set builds.

BBC Philharmonic: Mumford, Mendelssohn and Mahler 24/10/19

Where: The Bridgewater Hall

A world premier, conducted by Joana Carneiro an event that showcases the calming and melodic artistry of the BBC Philharmonic.

Avenue Q 21/10/2019 -26/10/2019

Where: The Palace Theatre

Created by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez

Avenue Q is set on a downtown New York street where the residents, both human and monster alike, are trying to make sense of life’s burning issues – like what do you do with a BA in English? How do you find your purpose? And is the internet really just for….nevermind.

Halloween in the City - 22/10/19 - 31/10/2019

Where: Various locations around the city

A weekend of terrifyingly good events. Featuring, trick or treat trails, a skeleton parade and a creepy carnival with spooky CBBC & Cbeebies screenings.

22nd - 26th October - The Exorcist 

26th & 27th October
- Trick or Treat Trails
- CBBC & Cbeebies Spooky 
- Poisonous Maze
- Dr Mancenstine's Mad Science Castle
- Creepy Carnival
- Spooky Sunday at Central Library
- Pumpkin Carving at the Royal Exchange Theatre 

27th October - 'Bring the family' - The Witches


30th October
- The Dead Centre
- Monster Mash: A Halloween Dance Spectacular

For more information see, Visit Manchester website

 

Reserve Wines - Autumn Wine Fair 27/10/19

Where: Mackie Mayor

An unmissable food and wine fair, sure to tantalise taste buds. Featuring food traders with exclusive deals as well as 50 handpicked wines, what's not to love?

Queer Media Festival 1/11/19 & 2/11/19

Where: Home, Manchester

Returning for its sixth edition an LGBTQ event focusing on using new platforms like Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality to tell queer stories. 

Foreverland Psychedelic Festival 2/11/19

Where: O2 Ritz

A new Psychedelic carnival that creates a colourful escapist atmosphere with extensive carnival décor, immersive entertainers and hours of the best Garage, Drum and Bass and House music.

Glamour Beauty Festival 2/11/19 & 3/11/19

Where: Manchester Central Convention Complex

Get immersed in the world of hair, make up and all things beauty. Featuring global brands like Becca Cosmetics and Huda Beauty with live on stage master-classes and all your favourite influencers in one place. 

Frank Skinner 3/11/19

Where: Palace Theatre/ Opera House

Brand New stand up with comic legend Frank Skinner.

Bar Hütte 07/11/19 - 31/12/19

Where: Spinningfields

A ski chalet experience in the centre of the city. Chalet style tents where you can live your après ski dreams.  Drinks, seasonal treats and live performances make the atmosphere at this festival even more perfect. 

Ice Village Manchester 8/11/19 - 31/12/19

Where: Cathedral Gardens 

Interactive ice sculpture experience for the whole family. Featuring games, live performances, market stalls and should that not be enough they even have Santas Grotto all set up.

For more information, see Visit Manchester Website

Christmas Markets 8/11/19

Where: Alberts Square

Manchester’s award-winning Christmas Markets return this winter,with more than 300 beautifully festooned stalls and chalets spread across the city centre. Soak up the atmosphere and follow the market trail as it winds through the city centre and you're sure to find anything and everything Christmas themed. 

Doki Doki - Japanese Festival 9/11/19 & 10/11/19

Where: Sugden Sports Centre

The Manchester Japanese Festival celebrates both traditional and modern Japanese culture. Featuring demonstrations, parades showcasing Japanese culture, language, fashion, cosplay, games, music, dance, manga, anime and martial arts. This year the festival is part of the Japanese Embassy Season of Culture UK.

Night of Neon 9/11/19

Where: The Piazza, MediaCityUK

In association with The Christie charity, a fun and active event to raise funds to beat cancer. The main feature of the event besides all the neon clothing and face paint is the 5 or 10k circuit around Salford Quays which can be completed however you see fit!

The Magic of Motown 13/11/19

Where: Palace Theatre 

Celebrating the sound of a generation, the timeless music of Motown kings and queens. This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite Motown Hits.

Manchester Christmas Lights Switch On 14/11/19

Where: Deansgate, Manchester

For the first time ever, the Christmas Lights Switch on will be moving location from its historic Albert Square location. Thousands of people attend this celebration, with stars of music, stage and screen providing the entertainment for the evening.

Diversity - Born Ready 10 year anniversary tour 16/11/19 & 17/11/19

Where: Palace Theatre 

A 10 year reunion tour of the much loved dancers, the Born Ready tour will be looking back at some of the groups most iconic moments and routines but will also give you a taste of what's to come in the future for them.

Circus 1903 19/11/19 - 24/11/19

Where: The Lowry

A range of dazzling acts will transport the audience to the golden age of the circus. Ariel acts, jugglers and fire acts they've got everything to mesmerise an adoring audience. 

Lightopia Festival 21/11/19 - 31/12/19

Where: Heaton Park

Lightopia is an exploration of light, movement and form, beautifully captivating the senses with unique and interactive installations.

For more information, see Visit Manchester website.

Priscilla the Queen of the Desert The Musical 25/11/19 - 30/11/19

Where: The Palace Theatre 

This smash hit production features a dazzling array of costumes, lots of feathers and a non-stop parade of dance floor classic hits. Its one that will keep you on your feet.

Marvel Universe Live 28/11/19 - 1/12/19

Where: Manchester Arena

This all new show reunites some of marvels greatest superheroes, you can witness cutting edge special effects combined with aerial stunts on stage. A Live Marvel Universe experience for the whole family!

Curious about Manchester 29/11/19 - 21/03/20

Where: Starts at Manchester Cathedral

Treasure Hunt themed, self-guided tour with everything you need to get around including detailed directions, maps and clues with the answers on the back. A perfect family activity.

Ru Paul's Drag Race 01/12/19

Where: Palace Theatre/ Opera House

One of the most flamboyant and fun talent contests from across the pond, now comes to Manchester. You can catch the stars of the very popular TV show live on stage. 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas 10/12/19 - 5/01/19

Where: The Lowry

The magic of Dr Seuss comes to life for the very first time on a Uk stage. The musical adaptation of the much loved classic Christmas story will feature magnificent sets and costumes to stir all your feelings of nostalgia. 

The Bodyguard Musical 10/12/19 - 04/01/19

Where: The Palace Theatre

Based on the 1992 Oscar winning film starring the likes of Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, is now a stunning and high paced musical. The magnificent sets and songs are sure to blow onlookers away.

Gypsy 30/11/19 - 25/01/20

Where: Royal Exchange Theatre

Broadway makes its return to Manchester, with a wild and thrilling showcase of Gypsy. The perfect celebration of the glamourous and gritty life of show business.