Things to do this June

Image: Surface printed wallpaper, 1966, designed by Catherine Beevers for Howarths Limited, Manchester. Courtesy the Whitworth, The University of Manchester

June is a massive month here on the Oxford Road Corridor with major exhibitions, festivals, some excellent gigs and the Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend

There are lots of things to do this June, starting with the Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend that’s so action-packed we’re written its own guide which you can read here.

British Art Show 9 has opened and can be explored across Corridor venues including the Whitworth, Manchester Poetry Library, Castlefield Gallery and HOME. Also not to be missed is the Manchester School of Art Degree that will feature the work of hundreds of students across Art, Design and Media.

Following the success of last year’s Homeground, HOME presents the First Street Festival, a five-weekend event in Tony Wilson Place that will have a range of free activities including live music, family events, drag performances, yoga, DJs and more.

Take a look at the Festival of Libraries, a five-day multi-venue celebration of Greater Manchester’s libraries and the extraordinary stories of everyday creativity that happen within them. As ever there are some great lit events at Blackwell’s this month as well as Manchester Poetry Library’s Love to Read programme.

There are some cracking gigs this June, including a joint headline performance from two brilliant musicians, Yasmin Williams and Gwenifer Raymond at YES, Grammy Award-winning musician St. Vincent plays Manchester Academy and there is some old school electronic action from The Avalanches and The Orb. Classical highlights include Catch Maya Youssef and Clare Hammond at RNCM and The Halle at The Bridgewater Hall.

Top things to do this month

Everything happening in June

exhibition At Home with the Pankhurst Family
The Pankhurst Centre | 29 August 2021 – 31 August 2025

The transformation of the Pankhurst Centre exhibition space is incredible thanks to its new permanent exhibition, At Home with the Pankhurst Family.

exhibition Open House
The Whitworth | 26 November 2021 – 10 December 2022

Wallpapers began arriving at the Whitworth in 1967, this exhibition delves into the galley’s collection of around 10,000 examples.

exhibition Exchanges
The Whitworth | 19 February 2022 – 10 February 2023

Exchanges sets art and artist together, sometimes in harmony, sometimes in opposition – always with insight and intention.

families Fairy Tales
Z-arts | 5 April 2022 – 26 February 2023

Fairy Tales is Z-arts latest exhibition, an interactive world of play and storytelling for children up to 8-years old and their grown-ups.

exhibition The World Reimagined
HOME | 12 August – 31 October 2022

The World Reimagined sees trails of large globe sculptures in cities across the UK. In Manhcester you can find one at HOME.

exhibition The MA Show
Manchester School of Art | 10 September – 7 October 2022

The MA Show celebrates the work of Manchester School of Art’s postgraduate students.

exhibition Matthew Bamber and Ivy Kalungi
Castlefield Gallery | 25 September – 16 October 2022

Artists Matthew Bamber and Ivy Kalungi explore how images, objects and bodies hold memories of personal and social histories.

exhibition Venessa Scott
HOME | 1 October – 20 November 2022

Venessa Scott presents a new exhibition exploring impact and legacy through a collection of paintings and colour moments inspired by nature.

theatre English National Ballet: Swan Lake
Palace Theatre | 5 – 8 October 2022

The world’s most famous ballet returns to cast its spell in English National Ballet’s stunning production.

dance Outbox: Groove
Contact | 5 October 2022

Be immersed in lights, lasers and video, and era-defining and defying original beats. Prepare to leave it all on the dance floor… get ready to GROOVE.

theatre Roma Havers: LOB
Contact | 5 – 8 October 2022

LOB is a tennis, poetry bonanza about moving through sporting spaces as a queer body, written and performed by Roma Havers.

music Pilkington Lecture: Gus Casely-Hayford OBE
The Whitworth | 6 October 2022

Friends of the Whitworth invite Gus Casely-Hayford, OBE, director of the new V&A East, cultural historian and tv presenter to present the Pilkington Lecture.

music Maxïmo Park
Manchester Academy | 6 October 2022

Naughties alt-rockers Maxïmo Park visit Manchester Academy in support of their latest record, Nature Always Wins.

literature Manchester Literature Festival
Various Venues | 6 – 23 October 2022

Manchester Literature Festival is a celebration of imagination, ideas, stories, and voices from around the world.

literature A. M. Homes in Conversation
Martin Harris Centre for Music & Drama | 8 October 2022

A.M. Homes joins Manchester Literature Festival to discuss her new novel ‘The Unfolding’ about how that night led us to where we are now.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

music The Lemonheads
O2 Ritz Manchester | 8 October 2022

Celebrating 30 years of their fifth studio album It’s a Shame About Ray, American rockers The Lemonheads will be play the album in full in Manchester.

literature An Evening with Kamila Shamsie
Martin Harris Centre for Music & Drama | 8 October 2022

BBC Presenter Razia Iqbal hosts an evening with prize-winning writer Kamila Shamsie.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

music Black Angel 25
Contact | 8 October 2022

Late night late 90s pioneering club night Black Angel returns to Contact to celebrate their 25th birthday.

literature Jan Carson & Louise Kennedy
Manchester Central Library | 9 October 2022

Manchester Literature Festival is joined by two award-winning stars of Irish writing, Jan Carson & Louise Kennedy.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

literature Kit de Waal
Manchester Central Library | 9 October 2022

Kit de Waal discusses ‘Without Warning and Only Sometimes’ a memoir of a childhood of opposites and extremes.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

music SOAK
Yes | 9 October 2022

Northern Irish singer-songwriter SOAK comes to Manchester, performing at YES in support of their latest album If I Never Know You Like This Again.

literature Paterson Joseph in Conversation
Manchester Central Library | 9 October 2022

In his captivating debut novel, ‘The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho’, actor Paterson Joseph tells a story hidden for 300 years.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

exhibition With My Ear to the Wall
Contact Theatre | 9 October 2022

With My Ear to the Wall is a tactile audio installation of tumblers, placed to the wall. Inciting empathy, curiosity and a sense of closeness, With My Ear to the Wall is an opportunity to eavesdrop on the tender insights of the lives of strangers. Created with local people.

literature Damon Galgut in conversation
Manchester Central Library | 10 October 2022

Winner of the 2021 Booker Prize, Damon Galgut discusses his masterpiece ‘The Promise’, a gripping, beautifully written family saga.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

theatre Beautiful
Palace Theatre | 11 – 15 October 2022

Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.

literature Inua Ellams & Yomi Sode
Contact | 11 October 2022

Two electrifying performers, Inua Ellams and Yomi Sode return to MLF to share work from their acclaimed poetry collections.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

literature Monica Ali
Manchester Central Library | 11 October 2022

The bestselling and much-loved author of ‘Brick Lane’, Monica Ali visits MLF to celebrate her brilliant new novel ‘Love Marriage’, her first book in a decade.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

exhibition Rooms of Our Own
Manchester Central Library | 11 October 2022 – 3 January 2023

Rooms of Our Own is an exhibition at Central Library, part of a project to reveal the hidden ‘herstory’ of the Pankhurst Centre.

literature 2022 Anthony Burgess Lecture: Robert Crawford
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 12 October 2022

For the 2022 Anthony Burgess Lecture, and in the centenary year of TS Eliot’s poem ‘The Waste Land’, we are delighted to welcome the acclaimed poet and critic Robert Crawford to deliver a specially commissioned talk on TS Eliot and literary biography. TS Eliot was a formative influence on Anthony Burgess, who returned to Eliot’s […]

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

literature An Evening with Ian Rankin
Royal Northern College of Music | 12 October 2022

Jackie Kay hosts and evening with Scottish crime writer with Ian Rankin at Royal Northern College of Music.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

music Sampa the Great
Gorilla | 12 October 2022

Coming to Gorilla, Sampa the Great is a poet and singer-songwriter expressing herself through music, poetry and visual art.

music Sinead O’Brien
The Deaf Institute | 12 October 2022

Having garnered international critical acclaim for debut album Time Bend and Break The Bower, Sinead O’Brien’s latest show at Deaf Institute is one you won’t want to miss.

exhibition Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Manchester
Victoria Baths | 13 – 16 October 2022

Victoria Baths welcome back the excellent Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Manchester, a must-attend event for craft lovers.

literature Nihal Arthanayake: Let’s Talk
Manchester Central Library | 13 October 2022

Award-winning BBC broadcaster Nihal Arthanayake brings a defibrillator to our ailing ability to connect through conversation.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

music Manchester Folk Festival 2022: The Jackie Oates Trio
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 13 October 2022

Jackie Oates brings elements of the English folk tradition to new people and places; in turn bringing a much-needed calm and joy to those who hear it.

music Manchester Folk Festival 2022: Douglas Dare
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 13 October 2022

Douglas Dare’s music speaks of his own experiences of universal themes like love, loss, and childhood.

music Dinosaur Jr
o2 Ritz Manchester | 14 October 2022

Alt-rock pioneers, Dinosaur Jr. return to UK shores to tour their fifth album, 2020’s Sweep It Into Space.

music Manchester Folk Festival 2022: Lucy Farrell
International Anthony Burgess Foundation (IABF) | 14 October 2022

Expect odd, unconventional melodies, poetic, sophisticated song-writing and the bewitching clarity from Kent-born, Canada-based Lucy Farrell.

music Manchester Folk Festival 2022: Stolen From God
HOME | 14 October 2022

A narrated song cycle by Reg Meuross, unfolding the history of England’s involvement in the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

music Manchester Folk Festival 2022: Fiona Bevan
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 14 October 2022

Fiona Bevan is a singer and a hit songwriter. She had a number 1 album with Kylie Minogue and has worked with Lewis Capaldi, Matthew E. White and many more.

music Manchester Folk Festival 2022: Touchstone
HOME | 15 October 2022

A unique new collaboration of English and Kashmiri folk music, Touchstone brings together four of the very finest UK based musicians in a special project of musical sharing and friendship.

literature David Olusoga in Conversation
Martin Harris Centre for Music & Drama | 15 October 2022

A special in conversation with David Olusoga, the British historian, broadcaster, presenter and author of ‘Black and British: A Forgotten History’.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

music Manchester Folk Festival 2022: Pedler // Russell
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 15 October 2022

An original collaboration sees BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Greg Russell and historian and musician Danny Pedler take a unique approach to presenting the social landscape.

music Manchester Folk Festival 2022: Group Listening
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 15 October 2022

The pair are constantly seeking to subvert the minimalism of their sonic palette, creating a subtle but constant tension that every now and then catalyses’ the music to somewhere unexpected.

literature Juan Pablo Villalobos & Paulo Scott
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 16 October 2022

The history of walls – as a way to keep people in or out – is also the history of people managing to get around, over and under them.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

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.

music GZA – 25th Anniversary of Liquid Swords
Manchester Academy | 17 October 2022

Wu-Tang Clan MC and hip hop legend, GZA, heads to Manchester Academy to honour the 25th anniversary of his seminal album, Liquid Swords.

literature Nick Hornby: Dickens & Prince
Manchester Central Library | 17 October 2022

With wit, curiosity and deep admiration Nick Hornby traces the extraordinary lives of two artists who have shaped and inspired him.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

literature Roger Robinson & Johny Pitts – Home Is Not A Place
Manchester Poetry Library | 17 October 2022

Award-winning poet Roger Robinson and acclaimed photographer Johny Pitts rented a red Mini Cooper and went in search of Black Britain.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

literature Jon McGregor
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 18 October 2022

Jon McGregor is the author of two short story collections and five novels and he stops by The Anthony Burgess Foundation.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

theatre Amy Vreeke: Glowing
Contact | 18 October 2022

Candid, ferocious, funny and loud, Glowing debunks the myths that pregnant women are having the time of their lives and new mothers spend their days softly singing nursery rhymes to sleeping babies.

literature Rob Delaney: A Heart That Works
Royal Northern College of Music | 19 October 2022

Manchester Literature Festival is delighted to present a special in conversation with Rob Delaney.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

music Gilla Band
Canvas | 20 October 2022

Irish post-punk and noise rock band Gilla Band play brand new venue Canvas in October in support of their new record, Most Normal.

theatre Blak Whyte Gray
HOME | 20 – 22 October 2022

Fuelled by an emotional energy, this triple bill pairs the concentrated physicality of select hip-hop dance styles with the rhythmical groove of music and moves evoking Africa.

exhibition Althea McNish: Colour is Mine
The Whitworth | 21 October 2022 – 23 April 2023

The Whitworth presents the first major retrospective of Althea McNish, one of the UK’s most influential and innovative textile designers and the first designer of Caribbean descent to achieve international recognition.

music Laurent Garnier
YES | 22 October 2022

French electronic music producer, DJ and legend of the Manchester music scene, Laurent Garnier comes to YES this October.

music The Hallé – E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
The Bridgewater Hall | 22 October 2022

Relive the magic of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial on the big screen accompanied by a magnificent, live performance from the Hallé.

literature George Saunders in Conversation
Manchester Central Library | 23 October 2022

Join George Saunders in Conversation at Central Library as part of this year’s Manchester Literature Festival.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

literature Edward Enninful & Bernardine Evaristo in Conversation
Royal Northern College of Music | 23 October 2022

Edward Enninful in conversation with fellow game-changer Bernardine Evaristo about his life, work, experiences in the world of fashion and commitment to inclusion and representation.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

theatre Contact Young Company: Halo
Contact | 24 – 26 October 2022

Contact’s new Artistic Director Keisha Thompson teams up with Contact Young Company to direct their Autumn show!

music Westerman
YES | 25 October 2022

Westerman, the west London singer-songwriter, loved by Perfume Genius, heads to YES in support of debut album Your Hero Is Not Dead.

theatre Disney’s The Lion King
Palace Theatre | 27 October – 24 December 2022

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney’s multi-award-winning musical is a unique theatrical experience you can experience at Manchester’s Palace Theatre.

music The Hallé – Verdi’s Requiem
The Bridgewater Hall | 27 October 2022

Sir Mark has assembled a stellar line up of soloists familiar to Hallé audiences, to perform Verdi’s Requiem.

music Peaness
Gorilla | 28 October 2022

To celebrate the long-awaited release of their debut album, the trio are embarking on a UK tour including their biggest Manchester headline show to date.

exhibition Brigitte Jurack: Fieldnotes
HOME | 29 October 2022 – 29 January 2023

Artist and climate activist Brigitte Jurack’s largest solo show to date, bringing together works produced in the UK, Spain and India.

exhibition Nina Chua and Daniel Silver
Castlefield Gallery | 30 October 2022 – 29 January 2023

A lively and exuberant exhibition of the work of Nina Chua and Daniel Silver, part of Castlefield Gallery’s ongoing series of two person shows.

performance Pigfoot: Hot in Here
Contact | 1 – 3 November 2022

HOT IN HERE explores the UK’s place in the global climate crisis, and the action we can take to prevent it.

music The Hallé – Scheherazade
The Bridgewater Hall | 2 November 2022

Holmès – Andromède, Symphonic Poem Mozart – Flute Concerto No.1 Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade Conductor Kerem Hasan Featuring: Amy Yule, flute The young British conductor, Kerem Hasan, appearing with the Hallé for the first time, has established his credentials in opera (Welsh National Opera and Glyndebourne) and as Chief Conductor of the Tiroler Symphonieorchester-Innsbruck. Making her […]

theatre The Cherry Orchard
HOME | 2 – 19 November 2022

Vinay Patel reimagines Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard for 2022 and beyond, in a world premiere production directed by James Macdonald.

visual arts Manchester Art Fair
Manchester Central Convention Centre | 4 – 6 November 2022

One of the UK’s most ambitious art fairs, Manchester Art Fair, returns to Manchester Central on the 4-6th November.

music Poppy Ajudha
Yes | 6 November 2022

South London singer-songwriter Poppy Ajudha brings her unique jazzy vocal tone and melodies to YES this November.

music Julia Jacklin
o2 Ritz Manchester | 6 November 2022

Julia Jacklin returns to Manchester to promote her new album Pre Pleasure, the follow-up to 2019’s instant-classic Crushing.

music Zeal & Ardor
Manchester Academy | 9 November 2022

Swiss avant-garde metal band Zeal & Ardor visit Manchester Academy, bringing blues, gospel and black metal.

music Tim Burgess
Gorilla | 10 November 2022

The Charlatans frontman and all around local hero Tim Burgess plays Gorilla in support of latest release I Love The New Sky.

music 20 Stories High: Touchy + Anthology
Contact | 10 November 2022

Touchy + Anthology is a double bill of Live Music, Hip Hop, film, and poetry, from Liverpool’s finest 20 Stories High.

music Max Cooper
Gorilla | 11 November 2022

Electronica, techno producer and artist Max Cooper returns to Manchester with a brand-new immersive concept.

theatre Lava Elastic
Contact | 11 November 2022

Lava Elastic is the UK’s first openly neurodiverse performance night, known for hilarious line-ups and zero-tolerance on hecklers.

music Fontaines D.C. DJ Set
YES | 12 November 2022

Between sold-out shows at Victoria Warehouse, Fontaines D.C. are stopping by YES for a late-night DJ set. This’ll be a big one.

music SOHN
o2 Ritz Manchester | 15 November 2022

British producer and songwriter SOHN returns after a four-year and will be stopping by The Ritz here in Manchester in November.

theatre Demi Nandhra: The Trauma Show
Contact | 15 November 2022

The Trauma Show explores the impacts of adverse childhoods, making a show and dance out of it, mourning our little selves, ‘therapise’ culture and how TikTok can heal us all.

music Wet Leg
o2 Ritz Manchester | 19 November 2022

One of the biggest breakthrough acts of 2021 were Isle of Wight dup Wet Leg, catch them at Gorilla this month.

music The Hallé – Winter Classics
The Bridgewater Hall | 19 November 2022

Sleigh bells, snowflakes and the Northern Lights alongside The Nutcracker and Vivaldi’s dramatic Winter from The Four Seasons

music Ezra Furman
O2 Ritz Manchester | 21 November 2022

Ezra Furman has amassed an arsenal of much-loved music and is back in Manchester with brand new material.

music Half Moon: Daytime Deewane
Contact | 22 November 2022

An exhilarating gig theatre adventure inspired by the daytime raves of 1990s British Asian culture.

music Widowspeak
YES | 22 November 2022

American indie rock band Widowspeak visit Manchester from Brooklyn this November in support of acclaimed album, The Jacket.

theatre Scottee: Class
HOME | 23 November 2022

Award-winning artist Scottee uncovers what it is to be embarrassed about where you’re from, how you can pretend to be posher than you are and why you should never answer the door.

music The Hallé – Death and Transfiguration
The Bridgewater Hall | 24 November 2022

Young German, Clemens Schuldt makes his Bridgewater Hall debut alongside Mariam Batsashvili in an evening of Death and Transfiguration.

literature Maggie O’Farrell in Conversation
HOME | 24 November 2022

Kamila Shamsie hosts and in conversation with much-loved author Maggie O’Farrell as part of Manchester Literature Festival.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

theatre Oppenheimer
Grosvenor East Theatre | 24 – 26 November 2022

Tom Morton-Smith’s Oppenheimer takes us into the heart of the Manhattan Project, revealing the personal cost of making history.

music George Lewis In Residence: World Première
Royal Northern College of Music | 25 November 2022

Experience the vanguard of music and technology in this exclusive world première from composer and professor George Lewis.

music Phoebe Green
YES | 26 November 2022

Alt-pop artist Phoebe Green makes a stop at YES on her first headline tour.

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 Manchester Collective: Places We Know with Pekka Kuusisto (violin)
Royal Northern College of Music | 2 December 2022

Once or twice in a generation, music fans embrace an artist who totally redefines what is possible in their field. Pekka Kuusisto is one of these artists.

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.

music Idle Hours
YES | 3 December 2022

Call it indie-rock, call it post-punk; it’s guitar music. Idle Hours bring social observation and fuzzy guitars to YES this December.

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.

music RNCM Opera: Die Fledermaus
Royal Northern College of Music | 10 – 17 December 2022

This Christmas, the RNCM are hosting opera’s biggest party, Die Fledermaus, and you’re all invited.

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.

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.

music Manchester Punk Festival
Gorilla | 7 – 9 April 2023

After a sell out success earlier this year, Manchester Punk Festival returns in Easter 2023 to venues across Oxford Road.

exhibition Economics the Blockbuster
The Whitworth | 1 June 2023 – 1 January 2024

Economics the Blockbuster is a major new research and exhibition project, developed in collaboration with Alliance Manchester Business School.

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.

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Sunday Roasts

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 Corridor.

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.

External shot of 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.

The Holden Gallery

Manchester School of Art’s Holden Gallery curates an exhibitions programme that focuses exclusively on recent developments in international contemporary visual art.

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.