A visually stunning art gallery located at the heart of Whitworth Park, with a collection containing around 55,000 items.
The nights may be drawing in as autumn gives way to winter, but there’s plenty of things to do in and around Oxford Road. Here’s our pick of the top things to do this month on the Oxford Road Corridor.
The transformation of the Pankhurst Centre exhibition space is incredible thanks to its new permanent exhibition, At Home with the Pankhurst Family.
Wallpapers began arriving at the Whitworth in 1967, this exhibition delves into the galley’s collection of around 10,000 examples.
Exchanges sets art and artist together, sometimes in harmony, sometimes in opposition – always with insight and intention.
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.
Venessa Scott presents a new exhibition exploring impact and legacy through a collection of paintings and colour moments inspired by nature.
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.
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.
Artist and climate activist Brigitte Jurack’s largest solo show to date, bringing together works produced in the UK, Spain and India.
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.
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 […]
Vinay Patel reimagines Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard for 2022 and beyond, in a world premiere production directed by James Macdonald.
One of the UK’s most ambitious art fairs, Manchester Art Fair, returns to Manchester Central on the 4-6th November.
South London singer-songwriter Poppy Ajudha brings her unique jazzy vocal tone and melodies to YES this November.
Julia Jacklin returns to Manchester to promote her new album Pre Pleasure, the follow-up to 2019’s instant-classic Crushing.
Swiss avant-garde metal band Zeal & Ardor visit Manchester Academy, bringing blues, gospel and black metal.
The Charlatans frontman and all around local hero Tim Burgess plays Gorilla in support of latest release I Love The New Sky.
Touchy + Anthology is a double bill of Live Music, Hip Hop, film, and poetry, from Liverpool’s finest 20 Stories High.
Electronica, techno producer and artist Max Cooper returns to Manchester with a brand-new immersive concept.
Lava Elastic is the UK’s first openly neurodiverse performance night, known for hilarious line-ups and zero-tolerance on hecklers.
British producer and songwriter SOHN returns after a four-year and will be stopping by The Ritz here in Manchester in November.
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.
At Victoria Bath’s Festive Winter Fair explore specially-selected stalls selling a variety of handmade artwork, jewellery, ceramics and food.
One of the biggest breakthrough acts of 2021 were Isle of Wight dup Wet Leg, catch them at Gorilla this month.
Sleigh bells, snowflakes and the Northern Lights alongside The Nutcracker and Vivaldi’s dramatic Winter from The Four Seasons
Ezra Furman has amassed an arsenal of much-loved music and is back in Manchester with brand new material.
An exhilarating gig theatre adventure inspired by the daytime raves of 1990s British Asian culture.
American indie rock band Widowspeak visit Manchester from Brooklyn this November in support of acclaimed album, The Jacket.
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.
Young German, Clemens Schuldt makes his Bridgewater Hall debut alongside Mariam Batsashvili in an evening of Death and Transfiguration.
Kamila Shamsie hosts and in conversation with much-loved author Maggie O’Farrell as part of Manchester Literature Festival.
Part of Manchester Literature Festival
Experience the vanguard of music and technology in this exclusive world première from composer and professor George Lewis.
Alt-pop artist Phoebe Green makes a stop at YES on her first headline tour.
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 […]
They were our top pick of things to do this month, but there’s always lots to do in and around Oxford Road.
Oxford Road Corridor is Manchester’s innovation district with knowledge and culture to be discovered around every corner, from the historic Central Library in St Peter’s Square to the sprawling campuses of The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University, both adorned with beautiful architecture and surrounded by landmarks, historic parks and contemporary green spaces.
There is a rich cultural heritage on Oxford Road Corridor with many of Manchester’s famous music venues here, whether you’re looking for a sophisticated evening at a world-class concert hall or an all-night rave, you can find a venue that suits your mood. For fans of the stage, there is a wide-ranging choice of theatre and performance on offer, from the contemporary and cutting-edge to huge musicals and family favourites. Likewise, the museums and galleries offer on Oxford Road Corridor is unrivalled in Manchester, with impressive historic and contemporary spaces that suit families looking for adventurous days out and culture buffs keen to see a mix of famous and emerging visual arts.
With hidden gems and heritage to uncover too and a huge variety of food and drink options available, there’s are always exciting things to do here on the Oxford Road Corridor.
This beautifully restored Grade II listed villa was once home to Elizabeth Gaskell, one of the UK’s most important Victorian writers.
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.
Victoria Baths is located just outside of the Oxford Road Corridor, but it’s an iconic treasure that’s well worth a visit.
Manchester’s multi-purpose hub of creativity and discovery, bringing together film, theatre, art, and some of the city’s best social spaces.
Manchester School of Art’s Holden Gallery curates an exhibitions programme that focuses exclusively on recent developments in international contemporary visual art.
You can stop by on your lunch for a quick takeaway sandwich or burrito to take back to your desk or enjoy across the road in All Saints Park, or you stay longer and pick from a menu of mains in their downstairs cafe.
Hatch is Manchester’s pop-up retail, food and drink destination on Oxford Road with something for just about everyone. It is a place to shop, eat and drink, 7 days a week at over 30 independent traders.
Takk at University Green is an Icelandic inspired, independent coffee shop that offers tasty, artisan, single-source coffee and delicious brunch, snack and vegetarian options.
Zouk Tea Bar and Grill is a modern, exciting restaurant, serving up some of the very best Indian-Pakistani cuisine in Manchester.
The Refuge, at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, is a luxurious, modern restaurant, housed in a magnificent, Alfred Waterhouse designed, Victorian brick and terracotta building offers 10,000 sq ft of drinking and dining for everyone and anyone with the instruction “Come As You Are”.
WOOD Manchester offers one of the city’s best fine dining experiences, from the locally-loved winner of 2015 MasterChef winner Simon Wood.
Seoul Kimchi is an intimate restaurant on Upper Brook Street that serves Manchester’s most acclaimed Korean cuisine.
The Font Manchester is a cracking bar found just off Oxford Road on New Wakefield St where it’s been for over 20 years.
Originally called The Temple of Convenience owing to its former life as a public toilet block, this is a tiny bar with some of the finest bathroom graffiti in town.
Sandbar, just off Oxford Road in Manchester, is a well-loved watering hole, with a great selection of ales and some eccentric seating.
Big Hands at the South end of Oxford Road may be small, but it comes with added rock n’ roll swagger, a great atmosphere and a lovely roof garden.
Bunny Jackson’s is a late-night music venue, dive bar and American diner on First Street. Expect cocktails, cold beer and chicken wings.
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.
This 18-acre park opposite the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is an eye-catching green space and home to the Whitworth Art Gallery.
Enjoy views of some of the best architecture in Manchester in this green space which was opened in 2018 by The University of Manchester.
Circle Square is home to Symphony Park, a beautifully landscaped green space designed for socialising, entertaining, relaxing and exploring.
Kimpton Clocktower Hotel offers an unforgettable stay on Oxford Road Corridor in one of Manchester’s most iconic buildings.
Hyatt Regency Manchester is an elegant, modern hotel set in the heart of Oxford Road Corridor.
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.
The Holiday Inn Express on Oxford Road is a centrally located hotel that offers visitors great value for money.
Hotel ibis on Princess Street offers 126 value for money rooms in a central Manchester location near Oxford Road.