Things to do this April

Some of the best gigs and classical music in the city alongside new theatre and the 30th anniversary edition of ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival.

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World Snooker Tour Championship 
Manchester Central | Until 7 April 2024

Manchester Central host the world’s best snooker players in April, when the Tour Championship is staged in the city for the first time.

Research Cafe: Plants in Civic Futures
Contact | 10 April 2024

Plants in Civic Futures brings together academics to discuss interdisciplinary multispecies perspectives on plant lives and plant thinking.

Seb Lowe
o2 Ritz Manchester | 12 April 2024

Seb Lowe has a clever knack for combining perfect indie-pop with razor-sharp sights on the state of the world.

Is This Thing On?
Contact | Until 20 April 2024

Meet flatmates Mary and Liz, one a musician and the other a poet, as they battle over integrity, ownership, the spotlight and whose turn it is to buy the f*cking toilet roll.

The Buttshakers
Retro Bar | 17 April 2024

A good night guaranteed as The Buttshakers bring warm soul and a handful of rhythm and blues to Retro Bar this April.

WCLC: Songs of Sustainability
Martin Harris Centre for Music & Drama | 18 April 2024

A concert concerned with the environment and sustainability, born from a collaboration between poet John McAuliffe and composer Richard Whalley.

Elias String Quartet
Royal Northern College of Music | 19 April 2024

Elias String Quartet returns to RNCM to round off their exploration of Mendelssohn’s exuberant canon of chamber music works.

Alasdair Beckett-King
HOME | 4 June 2023

Join the award-winning comedian Alasdair Beckett-King on a ramshackle jaunt through a multiverse of wonders.

Maya de Vitry
Retro Bar | 23 April 2024

Maya de Vitry’s dynamic and vibrant voice seems to rise out of some necessity of bringing songs to life, embracing sincerity and playfulness.

Food & Drink

A plate of breakfast food at federal cafe circle square
Breakfast and Brunch on Oxford Road

If you’re looking for a delicious and satisfying breakfast around Oxford Road, you’re in luck! Manchester’s vibrant knowledge quarter is home to a wide variety of eateries serving up tasty morning meals to kickstart your day.

Sunday Roasts on Oxford Road

Sunday Roasts are one of the UK’s more fiercely guarded traditions, something loved by locals and a must-try for visitors. Luckily, some of the best Sunday Roasts in Manchester are plated right here on the Oxford Road.

A cocktail from Brickhouse Social, one of the many spots to get a Cocktails on Oxford Road
Cocktails on Oxford Road

Oxford Road is packed with a great range of bars where you can get your fill of cocktails, spirits and fizz.

Museums & Galleries

The Whitworth Gallery - Parkside
The Whitworth

A visually stunning art gallery located at the heart of Whitworth Park, with a collection containing around 55,000 items.

External shot of Elizabeth Gaskell's House
Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

This beautifully restored Grade II listed villa was once home to Elizabeth Gaskell, one of the UK’s most important Victorian writers.

The Pankhurst Centre
The Pankhurst Centre

Discover the story of the suffragettes and learn about women’s activism, past and present, at the former home of Emmeline Pankhurst and her family.

External shot of Victoria Baths
Victoria Baths

Victoria Baths is located just outside of the Oxford Road Corridor, but it’s an iconic treasure that’s well worth a visit.

Exterior HOME Theatre Arts Centre Manchester Oxford Road Corridor

Manchester’s multi-purpose hub of creativity and discovery, bringing together film, theatre, art, and some of the city’s best social spaces.

External shot of the Manchester Museum
Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum, part of The University of Manchester, is the UK’s largest university museum with a collection of about 4.5 million items from every continent.

Live Music

Green Spaces

People enjoying the sun in All Saints Park Manchester Oxford Road Corridor
All Saints Park

All Saints Park is a beautiful green space in the heart of the Oxford Road Corridor. Perfect for a quick moment of calm on a busy day.

A squirrel eating a nut in Whitworth Park on Oxford Road in Manchester
Whitworth Park

This 18-acre park opposite the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is an eye-catching green space and home to the Whitworth Art Gallery.

A person with headphones on enjoying the sun in Bruswick Park
Brunswick Park

Enjoy views of some of the best architecture in Manchester in this green space which was opened in 2018 by The University of Manchester.

People enjoying sunshine outside Brewdog on University Green one of the many green spaces on Oxford Road in Manchester
University Green

University Green is a modern home for retailers and food and drink outlets as well as a tree-lined green space for the public to enjoy.

An overhead view of Symphony Park at Circle Square on Oxford Road in Manchester
Symphony Park

Circle Square is home to Symphony Park, a beautifully landscaped green space designed for socialising, entertaining, relaxing and exploring.

Alan Gilbert Square

The outdoor area directly in front of the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons, the University of Manchester’s 24/7 study and learning space, provides green spaces for students to enjoy during breaks from teaching and learning.

Where to stay

The lobby of Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester's Oxford Road Corridor
Kimpton Clocktower Hotel

Kimpton Clocktower Hotel offers an unforgettable stay on Oxford Road Corridor in one of Manchester’s most iconic buildings.

Midland Hotel Lobby Manchester Oxford Road Corridr
The Midland Hotel

The Midland Hotel is one of the most famous places to stay in Manchester, and one of Oxford Road Corridor’s most lavishly decorated hotels.

Image of the chandelier at Holiday Inn Express Oxford Road
Holiday Inn Express

The Holiday Inn Express on Oxford Road is a centrally located hotel that offers visitors great value for money.