A tenner goes a long way up north – and you can easily enjoy a cheap night out in Manchester on just that. It may be windy and grey most of the time, but the city is a goldmine for fun things to do. It’s the perfect combination of choice and culture and low-priced tickets to events. So there’s no need to stay home when you’re living in the epicenter of the action.
Once the leading city of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester is now a powerhouse for creativity. Whether it’s visual arts or performing arts, talent here runs high. Think Ian Brown, The Chemical Brothers, the Gallagher brothers, Jason Manford. These names are all prodigies of Manchester’s ever-evolving outpour of creative geniuses. Having such a strong grassroots scene means there’s a plethora of shows to see and things to do. And the best part – they bring quality performances with affordable prices.
Comedy is rife at The Frog and Bucket on most nights of the week. Alternatively, step into Manchester’s infamous gig scene at venues like Band on the Wall or Albert Hall. If you want to catch a show, the Palace Theatre and Opera House occasionally have low-priced tickets. Or try Hope Mill Theatre, HOME or the quirkiest of all, 3MT at Afflecks for more option of shows for a steal.
Lest we forget Manchester’s outstanding and outrageous nightlife. It’s come along way since the mourning period of the Hacienda, and has a wave of fantastic clubs that are fairly inexpensive. A haven for indie-lovers, clubs such as 42’s, Venue and South are all great haunts to head to, or if you’re craving to rave, try Hidden or the eclectic Gorilla. In a city that never sleeps, Manchester always has new and exciting ways to keep you entertained. And the best thing about it – it’s pocket-friendly. With our list of events for under £10, you can easily enjoy a cheap night out-out in Manchester.