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Manchester performing arts - what’s reopening when?

An updated list of theatres, comedy and music venues

2020 10 29 Hammo

50 Windows of Creativity - full details revealed for new Manchester art trail

From murals to mosaics, Akse to Hammo, citywide installation will celebrate local talent

Johnny Vegas 5 Credit Carla Spreight

Fans raise thousands for Frog and Bucket after funding controversy - but why was its bid rejected?

We talked to MD Jessica Toomey about comedy’s fight for recognition

2020 10 14 Salford Lads Club First Marriage Header

Smiths super-fans first to book a wedding at Salford Lads Club

The historic venue, famed for its Smiths heritage, is now licensed for marriages

2020 07 17 Deaf Institute Witch Fever Debbie Ellis

£257 million to save 1385 theatres, music venues and art orgs - Which made it in Manchester?

The second major round of the £1.57 billon culture recovery fund has been announced

2020 10 07 Little Amal 1

‘The Walk’ - Giant puppet Little Amal to launch MIF 2021

A symbol of displaced refugee children, she’ll arrive in Manchester after an 8000 km-search for...

2020 06 29 Home Reopening

Manchester arts and culture - what’s reopening when?

An updated list of museums, galleries, cinemas, libraries and performance venues

2020 09 22 Lowry Nightingale Court

The Lowry gallery and theatre to become a ‘Nightingale court’

It’s the UK’s first arts centre to sign a deal with the Ministry of Justice...

2020 09 07 Merseyway Workshop 1

Merseyway Workshop - why creativity and community are leading Stockport’s change

As a former shoe shop becomes a local events hub, it’s a sign of the...

2020 09 02 Lazerian Chromatogram

‘50 Windows of Creativity’ - Bee in the City team to create new Manchester art trail

Showcasing local artists and makers, the community event is hoped to ‘lift the city’s spirits’...

2020 08 26 Home

Live theatre returns to Manchester’s HOME from October

With stages empty since March, it’s a reopening milestone for performing arts

2020 08 24 Winter Gardens Theatre Morecombe Damien Rose

Heritage Open Days - England’s biggest free heritage festival returns this summer

From recycling centres to historic landmarks, explore unusual places and hidden spaces

2020 08 20 Bolton Octagon

Octagon Theatre reveals reopening plans after £12 million makeover

Two years of construction and a pandemic since closing, the Bolton icon returns in December

2019 12 09 Therme Water Resort Cgi 3

Galleries, gardens and gowns - there are LOADS of things to look forward to in 2021

Live entertainment venues, museum transformations, a poetry library…and that’s just for starters

2019 09 04 Lightopia 3

Lightopia lantern and light festival to return to Heaton Park

The visual wonderland is back from November, with COVID measures and new creations aplenty

Deaf Institute Manchester Wedding070

£2.25m emergency funding for music venues - but Manchester needs more, says council

Leaders have asked for £16.4m to support 50 music institutions over next two years

2020 07 20 Contact Header

Contact Theatre announces reopening after £6.75 million transformation

As performing arts continues to struggle, some good news at last…

2020 07 03 Royal Exchange Missing Live Theatre Campaign

A lifeline at last - £1.57 billion rescue fund for theatres and music venues

With performing arts on the brink of collapse, the government has finally stepped in to...

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