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Queer Contact
Contact | Until 18 February 2023

Contact celebrates queer culture with an extraordinary line-up of LGBTQ+ talent heading our way for Queer Contact 2023

RNCM Opera: Mansfield Park
Royal Northern College of Music | Until 1 April 2023

RNCM’s opera students take on Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park with musical styles ranging from Philip Glass to Stephen Sondheim with hints of Benjamin Britten along the way.

Stephen Hough (piano)
Royal Northern College of Music | 3 March 2023

One of the most distinctive artists of his generation, Stephen Hough lines up alongside students for this performance.

Opera Gala with Opera North
Royal Northern College of Music | 28 June 2023

Join RNCM vocal students and the Orchestra of Opera North for a fantastic evening of opera’s greatest hits.

RNCM 50th Birthday Celebration
Royal Northern College of Music | 22 June 2023

Royal Northern College of Music celebrates its 50th birthday and half a century of forging incredible careers across the music industry.

Made in Manchester
Royal Northern College of Music | Until 5 May 2023

Royal Northern College of Music present Made in Manchester, a three day festival celebrating music inspired by the city. 

Manchester Collective: Bag of Bones
Royal Northern College of Music | 10 February 2023

Bag of Bones is a bewitching new project for Manchester Collective from award-winning vocalist, violinist, songwriter and composer Alice Zawadzki.

Stephen Hough with RNCM Songsters: Love and Loss
Royal Northern College of Music | 6 December 2022

One of the most distinctive artists of his generation, Stephen Hough lines up alongside students for this performance.

Ginny Lemon & Sister Sister: You Keep Me Hangin’ On
Contact | 18 February 2023

Ginny Lemon & Sister Sister present the most disappointing drag show you’ve ever seen!

All I Want For Christmas is… Retro Silent Disco
Manchester Central Library | 2 December 2022

A Retro Silent Disco Chrismas Special takes over Manchester Central Library this festive season.

Christmas Family Day: The Gruffalo
Royal Northern College of Music | 18 December 2022

An day of festive family fun and musical treats, including a screening plus live orchestra of the magical film The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson.

In Conversation with Julie Hesmondhalgh
Contact | 17 November 2022

Join award-winning actor Julie Hesmondhalgh at Contact and hear about her career as well as insights and advice on a range of topics.

Abel Selaocoe & The Bantu Ensemble
Royal Northern College of Music | 18 November 2022

South African cellist Abel Selaocoe is an alumnus and Honorary Associate Artist at RNCM and stops by as part of his debut album tour.

Afrocats x Whitworth
The Whitworth | Until 27 October 2022

This October half term, African and Caribbean songs will fill the galleries as well as cultural arts and crafts workshops taking place in the Whitworth’s School of Creativity.

Halloween at the Elizabeth Gaskell’s House
Elizabeth Gaskell's House | Until 30 October 2022

Bring your little monsters for some creepy craft this Autumn and celebrate Halloween at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.