New Year’s Eve in Manchester is one of the best New Year’s experiences you can get in the North of England. From raucous New Year’s Eve parties to side-splitting comedy and shows, you can find them all here in Manchester this New Year’s Eve.
Whether you fancy a late night rave at Manchester’s famous Warehouse Project, a smooth jazz show at Matt & Phreds or a rocking indie night at the Deaf Institute, Manchester’s music venues are sure to provide the right entertainment to bring the New Year in. If comedy is more your thing, Manchester’s comedy clubs will leave you literally laughing into New Year.
Those looking for a more refined time this New Year will feel spoiled by what’s on offer at Manchester’s theatres. The city’s cinemas will have special festive screenings, while kids can get in on the fun at family-friendly activities such as eternally popular firework displays.
Gigs in Manchester This New Year’s Eve
There’s no need to stay inside watching Jools Holland’s Hootenanny on TV when you’ve got Manchester’s famous music scene for entertainment this New Year’s Eve. All of the city’s independent venues will be vying for your attention with guest live acts. Meanwhile, all the nightclubs from Canal Street to Deansgate Locks will be hosting raucous parties.
Theatre in Manchester This New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve is the prime time to catch some fantastic theatre. The Palace Theatre and the Manchester Opera House will still be presenting their star-studded pantomimes, while smaller theatres like The Royal Exchange often put on special NYE shows.
Comedy in Manchester This New Year’s Eve
Let the sound of laughter ring in your New Year by spending your New Year’s Eve at one of Manchester’s fantastic comedy clubs. Check out special guest comedians at The Frog and Bucket and the Comedy Store’s festive shenanigans, or see a touring star at the Lowry, O2 Apollo and Manchester Arena.
Cinema in Manchester This New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve carries on the tradition of cult festive films and brand new Christmas holiday blockbusters. You can share a new film with fans at Odeon at the Great Northern or the Vue in the Printworks, or catch a more arthouse effort at the likes of HOME.
Sport in Manchester This New Year’s Eve
Football over the festive period between Christmas and New Year is a British tradition, and Manchester is well placed to offer it. Why not check out one of Manchester’s two Premier League football clubs Manchester United and Manchester City, or catch one of the city’s other sporting teams during their festive fixtures?
Family events in Manchester This New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve is an ideal time to spend with the family, being thankful for the year that’s just passed and excited for the one ahead. Manchester offers plenty of family-friendly activities this New Year, from firework displays at Albert Square to child-friendly cabaret shows..
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Everyone knows that New Year’s Eve can be a ripoff but there’s no need to stay inside at that house party. Here’s what’s on in Manchester this New Year’s Eve if you’re on a tight budget:
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Most importantly, enjoy the end of your year!