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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

Palace Theatre

Manchester performing arts - what’s reopening when?

An updated list of theatres, comedy and music venues

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 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 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 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

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…

Manchester Day

Will we have a festival season after all? Outdoor events get green light

Open-air shows, plus health and beauty reopenings, also included in latest announcement

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...

Royal Exchange

Royal Exchange Theatre announces huge staff cuts as future remains uncertain

The Manchester institution has begun redundancy talks, with 65% of permanent jobs at risk

2020 06 22 Car Park Party

Car Park Party: New live experience drives into Manchester

Buckle in for comedy, karaoke and theatre at intu Trafford Centre this July

2020 04 13 Cinderella Hope Mill

It's showtime! - Online concert celebrates musical legends Rodgers + Hammerstein

Hope Mill Theatre is putting on an amazing show featuring West End stars singing from...

2020 03 13 Back To The Future Sean Ebsworth Barnes 1

‘Great Scott, it’s five stars!’ Back to the Future, Opera House, reviewed

Could the musical be even better than the film? Vicky Smith thinks so…

2020 02 21 Vanishing Cabaret Header 3

Inside the Vanishing Cabaret: Manchester’s sell-out magic show

Illusion, intrigue and a hidden speakeasy beneath the cobbles…

2019 01 17 Holocaust Memorial Day 1 Holly Revell

Jewish Museum to mark Holocaust Memorial Day with theatre and song

75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, it’ll present two moving premieres in Central Library

2019 12 09 Hulme Playhouse 1

Hulme’s Playhouse produces first theatre show in 25 years

Once empty and decaying, the Grade II listed treasure is back in business

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