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performance toooB
Z-arts | 5 March 2023

toooB is an enchanting wordless performance for 6-24 month-olds and their grown-ups.

music Hallé Carol Concert
The Bridgewater Hall | 18 – 17 December 2022

Start your festivities with these most beloved carols as the Hallé Carol Concert comes to The Bridgewater Hall.

music Manchester & Districts Hospital’s Choir Christmas Carol Concert
The Bridgewater Hall | 5 December 2022

Choirs from around Manchester featuring medical and nursing staff sing in this Carol Concert to raise money for CLIC Sargent Young Lives vs Cancer.

music The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Bridgewater Hall | 21 December 2022

The Muppet Christmas Carol is live in concert this winter at The Bridgewater Hall, featuring its musical score performed live alongside the film.

music Hallé – The Snowman
The Bridgewater Hall | 21 – 23 December 2022

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without settling down at The BridgewaterHall with the Hallé and Raymond Brigg’s classic animated film, The Snowman. 

families Horrible Christmas Horrible Histories
The Bridgewater Hall | 20 December 2022

Horrible Histories proudly presents the terrific tale of Christmas at The Bridgewater Hall this December.

families 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.

families Afrocats x Whitworth
The Whitworth | 25 – 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.

families Halloween at the Elizabeth Gaskell’s House
Elizabeth Gaskell's House | 23 – 30 October 2022

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

families Glowing Writing Workshop
Contact | 17 – 18 October 2022

Candid, ferocious, funny and loud, Glowing is a show that debunks the myths that pregnant women are having the time of their lives.

families Summer Fun in the Garden
Elizabeth Gaskell’s House | 28 July – 4 September 2022

‘Every Plant that Peeps up is a Treasure’ wrote Elizabeth Gaskell about her garden in Manchester and this summer we are taking families out into the garden to discover these treasures for themselves.

exhibition Forget Me Not: Poetry and pictures in Victorian and Edwardian greetings cards
Manchester Poetry Library | 11 July – 17 September 2022

Forget Me Not is a free exhibition exploring the relationship between poetry and pictures on greeting cards printed between 1840 and 1920.

theatre Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical
Palace Theatre | 4 – 23 July 2023

The smash-hit musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory based on Roald Dahl’s classic story.

theatre Marty and the Party
HOME | 23 – 25 February 2023

Marty and the Party is an adorable and cheeky show for young audiences and their grown-ups.

families Inspired by Libraries with Lemn Sissay
Manchester Central Library | 16 June 2022

Join Poet Lemn Sissay for an exciting talk on how libraries have inspired him in his life, taking place at Manchester Central Library as part of the Festival of Libraries.