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literature Forward Prizes
Contact | 28 November 2022

Join jury chair, celebrated novelist, columnist and activist Fatima Bhutto at Contact as she hosts the presentation of the UK and Ireland’s most coveted poetry prizes The Forward Prizes are an unmissable fixture on the literary calendar – a celebration for all who want to discover and enjoy the best contemporary poetry. All of the […]

theatre Split Britches: Last Gasp
Contact | 30 November 2022

Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver combine spoken word, movement and Zoom technology to respond to a world turned upside down in Last Gasp.

music Duckwrth
Gorilla | 3 December 2022

Duckwrth is an American rapper and songwriter from Los Angeles. Don’t miss this rare Manchester visit on 3 Dec 2022.

theatre There’s a Rang-Tan in my Bedroom & Other Stories
HOME | 9 – 23 December 2022

A magical mix of puppetry and music as we discover more about our animal friends and what we can do to help.

theatre Rob Newman
HOME | 9 December 2022

Fresh from his BBC Radio 4 series Rob Newman On Air, the a comedian’s new show comes to HOME.

theatre Eight-freestyle presents Robin Hood: The 80s Panto
Contact Theatre | 10 – 31 December 2022

The wildly popular eight-freestyle and Contact panto returns and this season we present something a little different…a panto 80’s remix of Robin Hood!

theatre Bourgeois & Maurice: Pleasure Seekers
HOME | 16 – 17 December 2022

Gloriously unhinged yet bizarrely life-affirming, this brand new show is a high-energy homage to hedonism in all its filthy, fabulous glory.

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.

theatre Too Much World at Once
HOME | 3 – 11 March 2023

A lyrical, theatrical journey that spans continents and lives, Too Much World at Once is an urgent coming-of-age story for our times.

comedy Sara Pascoe: Success Story
Palace Theatre | 18 March 2023

The star of BBC2 stand-up special Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads is back with a brand-new stand-up show.

theatre Of All The Beautiful Things In the World
HOME | 24 March – 15 April 2023

Yusra Warsama takes Lorca’s classic ‘The House of Bernada Alba’ as inspiration for this powerful new production, as she exports Lorca’s language to a Moss Side home.

theatre The Bodyguard
Palace Theatre | 3 – 15 April 2023

The international, award-winning smash-hit musical The Bodyguard returns to The Palace Theatre.