If you’re in the mood for love this Valentine’s Day you can find it amongst the old mills and shining skyscrapers of Manchester, the North of England’s finest city. Once you’ve enjoyed a romantic meal in one of Manchester’s restaurants, the theatre is the perfect place to go. You can enjoy a classy evening at the Palace Theatre or Royal Exchange, laugh along to a stand-up comedian’s jokes at the Frog and Bucket or cuddle up with your loved one over the latest cheesy rom-com at the VUE Printworks or the Great Northern Odeon.
If you’re the rebellious type that rejects the rampant commercialism of Valentine’s Day, or just don’t have someone to celebrate the day with, Manchester has plenty of love for you too. Manchester’s indie venues like YES, the Deaf Institute and Soup Kitchen offer tons of options to catch up-and-coming acts while the city’s shining arts centre HOME has its fair share of independent theatre and cinema. With club nights galore to end the night with at the city’s innumerable nightclubs, you’ll be sure to love what Manchester is offering up this Valentine’s Day.