Best Events in October in Manchester

Chalk Events does Charity

Club

Chalk Events does Charity

1 Oct

Fatsoma Limited

From£0.00

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THE ALBUM LEAF present In A Safe Place

Gig

THE ALBUM LEAF present In A Safe Place

2 Oct

Band On The Wall

From£21.00

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Russell Howard

Comedy

Russell Howard

2 Oct

Manchester Arena

From£43.00

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Alma

Gig

Alma

3 Oct

Manchester Academy

From£16.00

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Stand Up Thursday - Three of the Finest Comedians Plus an Open Spot

Comedy

Stand Up Thursday - Three of the Finest Comedians Plus an Open Spot

3 Oct

The Comedy Store

From£15.00

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Thursday Night Live

Comedy

Thursday Night Live

3 Oct

Frog And Bucket

From£12.00

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Alice Cooper

Gig

Alice Cooper

4 Oct

Manchester Arena

From£50.00

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Belinda Carlisle - Runaway Horses 30th Anniversary Tour

Gig

Belinda Carlisle - Runaway Horses 30th Anniversary Tour

5 Oct

Manchester Academy

From£43.00

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The Best In Stand Up - Five World Class Comedians

Comedy

The Best In Stand Up - Five World Class Comedians

5 Oct

The Comedy Store

From£27.00

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Madchester presents Oktoberfest

Festival

Madchester presents Oktoberfest

5 Oct

Bowlers Exhibition Centre

From£18.00

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Romesh Ranganathan - the Cynic's Mixtape

Comedy

Romesh Ranganathan - the Cynic's Mixtape

6 Oct

O2 Apollo

From£28.00

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King Gong (Manchester)

Comedy

King Gong (Manchester)

6 Oct

The Comedy Store

From£8.00

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The Rasmus - Plays Dead Letters

Gig

The Rasmus - Plays Dead Letters

7 Oct

O2 Ritz

From£27.00

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Beat the Frog

Comedy

Beat the Frog

7 Oct

Frog And Bucket

From£7.00

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JP Cooper

Gig

JP Cooper

8 Oct

Manchester Academy

From£70.00

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Jon Bellion: the Glory Sound Prep Tour

Gig

Jon Bellion: the Glory Sound Prep Tour

8 Oct

Manchester Academy

From£29.00

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Gary Numan

Gig

Gary Numan

10 Oct

Albert Hall

From£36.00

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MURKAGE DAVE: KEEP UP THE BAD WORK TOUR

Club

MURKAGE DAVE: KEEP UP THE BAD WORK TOUR

10 Oct

Gorilla

From£11.00

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Local Natives

Gig

Local Natives

11 Oct

Gorilla

From£21.00

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New Stuff

Comedy

New Stuff

13 Oct

The Comedy Store

From£6.00

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Stand Up Thursday

Comedy

Stand Up Thursday

17 Oct

The Comedy Store

From£15.00

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John Mayer

Gig

John Mayer

18 Oct

Manchester Arena

From£52.00

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Angie Stone

Gig

Angie Stone

18 Oct

O2 Ritz

From£35.00

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Will Young

Gig

Will Young

18 Oct

O2 Apollo

From£79.00

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Badgerfest 2019

Festival

Badgerfest 2019

18 Oct

The Bread Shed

From£25.00

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Gloryhammer

Gig

Gloryhammer

19 Oct

Manchester Academy

From£24.00

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Havok 24

Club

Havok 24

19 Oct

Joshua Brooks

From£12.00

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Chris De Burgh & Band

Gig

Chris De Burgh & Band

20 Oct

The Lowry

From£45.00

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Saxon

Gig

Saxon

20 Oct

O2 Apollo

From£43.00

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New Comedians

Comedy

New Comedians

20 Oct

The Comedy Store

From£6.00

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Cher - Here We Go Again

Gig

Cher - Here We Go Again

24 Oct

Manchester Arena

From£103.00

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Ben Elton Live 2019

Comedy

Ben Elton Live 2019

24 Oct

The Lowry

From£38.00

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Tim Minchin

Comedy

Tim Minchin

26 Oct

O2 Apollo

From£243.00

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Little Simz

Gig

Little Simz

26 Oct

Manchester Academy

From£37.00

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Royal Republic

Gig

Royal Republic

26 Oct

Manchester Academy

From£20.00

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Retro Albert Hall 2.0

Club

Retro Albert Hall 2.0

26 Oct

Albert Hall

From£30.00

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New Stuff with Toby Hadoke

Comedy

New Stuff with Toby Hadoke

27 Oct

The Comedy Store

From£6.00

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Albert Lee

Albert Lee

29 Oct

The Lowry

From£31.00

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Blackbear

Gig

Blackbear

30 Oct

Manchester Academy

From£27.00

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James Morrison

Gig

James Morrison

31 Oct

O2 Apollo

From£31.00

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Conkers, cauldrons and concerts! October is one of the best months of the year for fun things to do. Halloween has everyone feeling creative and in the mood to party, with themed parties, club nights, children’s events. There’s also Oktoberfest, Manchester Folk Festival and Manchester Literature Festival for those in the mood for something a bit cultural. And of course with October half term bringing a well needed break, there’s lots of family-friendly activities coming up too.

October is one of those months that brings the best of two seasons. Manchester is often graced with sunny spells in October…ah yes the Indian summer. It also brings crisper mornings, colourful trees and seasonal cuisine. Whatever weather, it’s a great time to get outdoors – before it gets too cold. Of course, you may be more of the indoorsy type and that’s totally ok! October often brings some big international stars to Manchester, as well as lots of gigs, club nights and theatre shows for a great night out (inside!).

Halloween events in Manchester

Halloween in the City is one of the most anticipated festivals of the year. It takes over Manchester city centre and celebrates the night of the dead with food, parades, and entertainment. If you want to stay local, plenty of places go all out for Halloween, so there’s bound to be a party (or three) near you. Halloween is loved by both adults and children, and Manchester brings club nights and kids parties for everyone enjoy dressing up!

Are you like us and can’t get enough Halloween fun? Read more about what’s going on in Manchester with our spooky and special Halloween inspiration guide.

October-Fest(ivals) in Manchester

Oktoberfest, Manchester Literature Festival and the Manchester Folk Festival are some of the best celebrations taking place this month. Whether you like Bavarian beer, listening to the spoken word or going to music workshops, it’s worth checking out Manchester’s cultural lineup of events for October.

October Half Term events in Manchester

We all look forward to that week where schools close. Whether that means spending time with kids or just enjoying empty roads on your way to work, half term is a welcome break for all. There’s lots to look forward to, as Manchester always offers entertainment for everyone.

If you’re looking specifically for family-friendly events in Manchester, take a look at our curated inspiration guide.

Gigs and Concerts in October in Manchester

For some reason, October is always a great time for live music in Manchester. Big names come to town to play at the Arena, or upcoming bands schedule cosy, intimate gigs. If you Christmas can’t come soon enough and you’re in need of a great night out, discover Manchester’s music scene with its supply of gigs and concerts in October.

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