Things to do this March

Credit: Julio Vergne

Another busy month on the Corridor as we bask in the warmth of ¡Viva! 28th Spanish & Latin American Festival this March.

There are signs of Spring in the air and plenty of things to do in March on the Oxford Road Corridor. It’s Women’s History Month and we are lucky enough to be surrounded by the inspiring rich history of the activism of women in Manchester. This is the birthplace of the suffragette movement so International Women’s Day is rightly celebrated here every March, see our guide below for some of the best things to do.

There are new exhibitions to see at The Refuge, Castlefield Gallery and at the Holden Gallery where Manchester School of Art’s Quartet series rotates to celebrate the work of their 2020 and 2021 media graduates. The BBC Philharmonic and Halle orchestra’s joint season marking 150 years since the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams continues throughout March and April with major concerts at The Bridgewater Hall.

There is an excellent line-up of theatre. The Glad Game at Contact is the story of someone finding themself in the bleakest of times, of discovering gladness in the saddest of moments and about how who and what you love can pull you through. Also at Contact, The Bread We Break is a new work from an emerging theatre practitioner that attempts to piece together fragments from an untold history.

Finally, ¡Viva! – the 28th edition of Manchester’s Spanish & Latin American Festival returns to HOME, with 50 screenings of 21 films from Spain, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Mexico.

Top things to do this month

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activity Let’s Dance
The Manchester Museum | 3 March 2022

Age-Friendly, online dance classes for over 50s from our friends at Manchester Museum.

performance News News News
Contact Theatre | 5 March 2022

News News News is a television news show made by children for adults, recorded in front of a studio audience and broadcast live on the internet.

families The Hug
Z-arts | 12 March 2022

A hedgehog and a tortoise are both in search of a restorative hug in The Hug. a family theatre show that is a tale of hope, empathy and acceptance

wellbeing Yoga Brunch
Hyatt Regency Manchester | 19 March 2022

Get some energy and vitality into your weekend with a nourishing yoga class at the Hyatt Regency followed by a healthy, fresh continental brunch.

music BBC Philharmonic | 19 March
The Bridgewater Hall | 19 March 2022

BBC Philharmonic continue their joint celebration with the Hallé of 150 years since the composer’s birth at The Bridgewater Hall.

theatre Miray Sidhom: The Bread We Break
Contact | 24 – 31 March 2022

The Bread We Break is a new work from an emerging theatre practitioner that attempts to piece together fragments from an untold history.

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.

exhibition Manchester Open Exhibition 2022
HOME | 24 January – 27 March 2022

HOME’s award-winning Manchester Open exhibition is back, featuring over 400 artworks, the biennial open exhibition is dedicated to celebrating the creative talents of Greater Manchester residents.

exhibition Suzanne Lacy: What kind of city?
The Whitworth | 26 November 2021 – 10 April 2022

The Whitworth presents the first major UK presentation of multiple works of US artist Suzanne Lacy, a pioneer of social practice and community organising for almost five decades.

Food and drink

Some of the best places to pick up a quick bite or stay a little longer and make a night of it.

A slice of pizza from Slice Pizzeria
Slice Pizzeria

After a short break, Stevenson Square stalwarts Slice Pizzeria re-emerged at Oxford Road Station and it’s great news for the Corridor.

Photo of an Indian dish from zouk tea bar and grill
Zouk Tea Bar and Grill

Zouk Tea Bar and Grill is a modern, exciting restaurant, serving up some of the very best Indian-Pakistani cuisine in Manchester.

A picture of signage at Milk & Honey Cafe, printed on wood panels
Milk & Honey Cafe

For food and drink as good as you are, the Milk & Honey cafe on Oxford Road may be the answer to your prayers.

A pizza from I Knead Pizza
I Knead Pizza

I Knead Pizza have been making the best Neapolitan pizzas is Stockport for years, now they’re available here at Hatch.

Desserts on sticks lined up Oh My Cheesecake at HATCH at
Private: Oh My Cheesecake

Oh My Cheesecake is the place to go for high-quality desserts and more than just a touch of sweetness and light.

Chefs working at San Carlo Fumo

Enjoy the smoky aroma of authentic charcoal grills at this superior Italian restaurant.

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.

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.

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.