HOME has welcomed almost three million visitors since it opened its doors to the public back in 2015. Formed from the merger of two of Manchester’s best-loved arts organisations – the Cornerhouse cinema and the Library Theatre Company – this £25 million multimedia venue has rapidly emerged as a major cultural destination in its own right. It stands at the centre of the city’s creative world, offering a varied and highly-innovative programme of art, theatre and film.
Located at the heart of a sweeping plaza just a stone’s throw from Oxford Road train station, HOME features no less than five cinema screens and two theatre spaces. It also houses an airy art gallery and a bookshop stocked with a wide range of titles specialising in contemporary visual art, theatre, cinema, cultural studies, music, architecture, and much more.
The centre’s artistic programme reflects what HOME is all about: bringing the best of the contemporary creative world to Manchester while engaging with the local community. Expect art exhibitions that challenge and surprise you, a diverse calendar of film screenings and festivals, and theatre from some of the region’s best up-and-coming creatives. There are also regular workshops and one-off events to keep an eye out for.
HOME also has three great spaces for food and drink, with menus championing high-quality produce from local suppliers. Whether you’re after your morning caffeine fix, a leisurely lunch or an indulgent pre-theatre meal, HOME’s cafe, bar and restaurant are sure to deliver.
The light-filled ground floor cafe makes the perfect spot for a lazy brunch, while the first-floor restaurant serves up an unbeatable selection of pizzas, burgers and other mains. Catching a film? Be sure to take a moment to enjoy a glass of something in the low-lit cinema bar to round off the evening. There’s even a roof terrace that opens on fair-weather days.