Want to know what's on in Manchester? Here's a list of things to do next month (that are actually worth doing)

2024 04 25 Whats On May Mcr Ole
Ole! Flamenco Rina Srabonian Photography Exhibition Image: Instituto Cervantes

Ole! Flamenco Rina Srabonian Photography Exhibition

A captivating selection of photographs captured during the Festival de la Bulería de Jerez and compiled by the artist (and MMU alumnus) Rina Srabonian. 

The exhibition takes us on a visual journey showcasing renowned contemporary flamenco artists such as Paula Comitre, Manuel Liñán, and Diego del Morao. 

Where: Instituto Cervantes, 326-330 Deansgate, M3 4FN

When: Until 15 May 

Price: Free

2024 04 25 Whats On Mcr May Camerata
Manchester Camerata Image: Manchester Camerata

Mozart in Manchester 

Manchester Camerata perform the penultimate concert in their Mozart series, delving into four overtures and three concertos.

Where: Stoller Hall

When: Friday 17th May

Price: £22.50 - £37.50 + booking fee


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The Manchester Cheese Crawl Image: Northern Soul Grilled Cheese

The Manchester Cheese Crawl

Explore the city through the world of cheese (yes, you right that correctly). Take a tour of the best local spots for delicious cheese with glasses of fizz and insight from local cheesemongers.

Where: Starts at Richard Cobden statue, St Anns Square 

When: Every Saturday

Price: £35


2024 04 25 Whats On May Mcr Aladdin
Disney Aladdin musical Image: Disney Broadway

Disney Aladdin musical 

From the producers of The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast comes the smash hit Disney Broadway and West End musical. 

Where: Palace Theatre, Manchester

When: 22 May - 7 July

Price: From £20


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​PAVÉ Image: This Feeling


Recently featured on X-posure with John Kennedy and Radio 1's Future Alternative, here's a local upcoming alt-rock band for fans of Paramore, Spiritbox and Dream State. 

Where: 33 Oldham Street

When: May 18th

Price: £10


2024 04 25 Whats On Mcr May Chow Chat
​Every Picture Tells a Story: An Evening with Stanley Chow and Chris Warburton Image: The Edge Theatre and Arts Centre

Every Picture Tells a Story: An Evening with Stanley Chow and Chris Warburton

Renowned illustrator Stanley Chow chat's with BBC 5 Live's Chris Warburton about some of the pieces in his exhibition at The Edge,  ‘A Random Selection of Illustrations featuring People from Film, Stage and TV’.

Where: The Edge Theatre and Arts Centre, Chorlton 

When: Thursday 30th May

Price: £10 


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A Certain Ratio Image: Debbie Ellis

A Certain Ratio live

Manchester music legends A Certain Ratio follow up their 2024 album It All Comes Down To This with a set at the sublime New Century Hall, where the band will play the album in its entirety. 

Where: New Century Hall

When: 17 May

Price: £27.50


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CREDIT: Entries kindly compiled and written by Jack Worswick

Header image credit: Debbie Ellis

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