Madchester gets madder this time of year, as the skeletons come out of their closets to celebrate all things crazy and creepy. The city is full of tricks and treats to mark the occasion, taken over by wild parties, electrifying parades, family-friendly festivals and lots of empty fancy dress shops. Bars and clubs supply ghoulishly-garnished spaces to show off your costume at a themed night, while the rest of the city is littered with haunted mazes and pumpkin patches for the return of ‘Halloweekend’ – the first city-wide festival to celebrate Halloween.
Manchester’s many theatres often put on spooky shows, or why not try tickets to one of Fleck Bennett’s ghostly attractions geared at ‘Mancunians, tourists and weirdos’. If ghouls and ghosts are all a bit too much, head to the Frog and Bucket where you’re guaranteed a laugh. Whatever you’re up for, our list of recommended events will sort you out for a frightening and fun Halloween in Manchester.