From musicals and dance to opera and pop, Manchester has got it all when it comes to the arts. Looking for a perfect city break this spring? Then read on!
Manchester has no shortage of cultural venues, spanning from dedicated dance studios and intimate concert halls to the glamorous setting of The Palace Theatre and Opera House. Whatever your interest is, take a short break in the heart of England and absorb the local culture.
Make your way to the musicals
The Palace Theatre and Opera House has a packed line-up of musicals for you this year. Get an romantic start to spring with Sing-a-Long-a Beauty and the Beast, playing in March, or step into 60's, the musical 'This is Elvis’ will bring you back in time, playing in June. If you want a taste of a Greek island's paradise, then 'MAMMA MIA!' will be live on stage on July 3. Check out the full Palace Theatre season programme for more musical delights.
Catch world-class concerts
O2 Apollo Manchester is one of the city’s leading concert venues and is a great place to see some of the world’s biggest artists in an intimate setting. With a capacity of 3500 and managed by Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s largest event management company, every show is a stand out. In 2018, you can enjoy gigs by the energetic pop artist Dua Lipa and Gary Barlow.
Laughing out loud
O2 Apollo Manchester is also a great venue for an evening of stand-up and laughter with some of Britain’s best comedians lined up to play in 2018. Get comfortable in your seat and get ready to laugh out loud with the likes of Sarah Millican, Russel Brand and Bill Bailey to name a few. With everything from raunchy one-liners to vivid stories, these comedic geniuses will have you bursting into laughter in no time. After all, who doesn’t love to laugh?
Variety is the spice of The Dancehouse
In the 1930s, The Dancehouse started life as the world’s first twin screen cinema. Over the years it has functioned as a cultural house in central Manchester. Today the space is home to a quirky and highly original creative arts scene, which has become a staple in the city’s cultural scene. This spring you can enjoy a massively varied line-up, with everything from musicians to drag queens performing. Catch a concert with Lamont Dozier or enjoy a ballet tribute ‘Flash Back to the 80's’. One thing is certain, if you are looking for a show you won’t forget, The Dancehouse is the place to be.
So whether you’re looking to enjoy a musical, catch a concert or simply want a good laugh, then Manchester is the perfect choice. Many of these events and concerts are sold out early so start planning today and secure your tickets. The Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport is situated 15 minutes from the city centre and train links are excellent, perfect for a cultural night out.