What’s on This Weekend in Manchester

Manchester is one of the UK’s biggest weekend destinations. Fantastic gigs, jaw-dropping theatre, hilarious comedy or hard-hitting cinema – you can find them all here in Manchester this weekend.

Kamasi Washington

Gig

Kamasi Washington

24 May

Manchester Academy

From£32.00

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Augmented presents DJ Boring all night long

Club

Augmented presents DJ Boring all night long

24 May

Gorilla

From£12.00

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Story Untold & Between You and Me

Gig

Story Untold & Between You and Me

24 May

Deaf Institute

From£11.00

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Cha Cha Boudoir

Club

Cha Cha Boudoir

24 May

Cruz 101

From£12.00

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Dirty Dancefloors

Club

Dirty Dancefloors

24 May

42's

From£5.00

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Feel It Friday

Club

Feel It Friday

24 May

Fifth Nightclub Manchester

From£3.00

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Flight Mode

Club

Flight Mode

24 May

South

From£3.00

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DROPJAW AUDIO VS DANKASHIRE SOUNDS

Club

DROPJAW AUDIO VS DANKASHIRE SOUNDS

24 May

BrickHouse Social

From£6.00

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Hugh Jackman: the Man. the Music. the Show

Gig

Hugh Jackman: the Man. the Music. the Show

25 May

Manchester Arena

From£48.00

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GIGANTIC VOL. 5

Gig

GIGANTIC VOL. 5

25 May

Manchester Academy

From£43.00

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Sting & Shaggy - 44/876 UK Tour 2019

Gig

Sting & Shaggy - 44/876 UK Tour 2019

25 May

O2 Apollo

From£0.00

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KRS One

Gig

KRS One

25 May

Manchester Academy

From£20.00

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A CERTAIN RATIO ACR:YES

Gig

A CERTAIN RATIO ACR:YES

25 May

YES

From£47.00

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MAX COOPER “One Hundred Billion Sparks” Live AV show

Club

MAX COOPER “One Hundred Billion Sparks” Live AV show

25 May

Gorilla

From£19.00

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Jungle Cakes Summer Carnival

Club

Jungle Cakes Summer Carnival

25 May

Manchester Academy

From£9.00

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Ex Hex

Gig

Ex Hex

25 May

Deaf Institute

From£14.00

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ALL NEW GIRLS ON FILM

Club

ALL NEW GIRLS ON FILM

25 May

Deaf Institute

From£5.00

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Break Stuff - Grunge/Stoner Special

Club

Break Stuff - Grunge/Stoner Special

25 May

Rebellion Bar

From£7.00

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Clean Cut's End of Semester Fiesta

Club

Clean Cut's End of Semester Fiesta

25 May

Cubo

From£3.00

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Michael Bublé

Gig

Michael Bublé

26 May

Manchester Arena

From£79.00

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Bry

Gig

Bry

26 May

Deaf Institute

From£11.00

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YES FEST

Gig

YES FEST

26 May

YES

From£22.00

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Kaluki Presents Repopulate Mars

Club

Kaluki Presents Repopulate Mars

26 May

Manchester Academy

From£17.00

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BANK HOLIDAY SPECIAL - ARK - THE CIRCUS - DJ MARCEL STEVENS

Club

BANK HOLIDAY SPECIAL - ARK - THE CIRCUS - DJ MARCEL STEVENS

26 May

Ark

From£5.00

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Back By Dope Demand

Club

Back By Dope Demand

26 May

Mint Lounge

From£7.00

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BRUKOUTMCR

Club

BRUKOUTMCR

26 May

Bliss club

From£9.00

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Carnival of Fools Bank Holiday Special 26.05.19 Tickets

Club

Carnival of Fools Bank Holiday Special 26.05.19 Tickets

26 May

Impossible

From£12.00

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(Tix on sale Friday 12 noon) MVSON PRESENTS : BROOKLYN AVENUE SUMMER PARTY : PROJECTS SKATE PARK

Club

(Tix on sale Friday 12 noon) MVSON PRESENTS : BROOKLYN AVENUE SUMMER PARTY : PROJECTS SKATE PARK

26 May

Projekts MCR

From£25.00

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Bank Holiday Foam Party

Club

Bank Holiday Foam Party

26 May

Fifth Nightclub Manchester

From£3.00

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Bank Holiday Blowout

Club

Bank Holiday Blowout

26 May

Dive NQ

From£6.00

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Music fans will of course have no shortage of events to explore in Manchester this weekend, from all night raves at clubs like the Victoria Warehouse to gentle acoustic sets at the city’s glut of independent venues. Elsewhere, Manchester’s comedy clubs will keep you laughing for the rest of the weekend.   

The UK’s second city doesn’t just have Friday nightlife to offer though – the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution has plenty of daytime attractions to visit too, from the People’s History Museum and Whitworth art gallery to the modern day sporting cathedral of Old Trafford.

Gigs in Manchester This Weekend

Manchester’s musical reputation is one of the strongest in the UK as home to the country’s biggest indoor arena Manchester Arena and a wealth of independent venues. Manchester is sure to have a fantastic choice of acts performing this weekend, from global pop megastars to up-and-coming acts playing in front of intimate crowds. Catch touring sensations at the Apollo or Manchester Academy, or brush up on local gems at Gorilla, Deaf Institute and the Night and Day Cafe.

Find out more about gigs in Manchester.

Theatre in Manchester This Weekend

Manchester has a rich theatre scene with the Palace Theatre and the Manchester Opera House being the places to go to catch the biggest touring shows. Fans of arthouse theatre should look no further than The Lowry or HOME. For something different, the Royal Exchange’s stunning theatre-in-the-round puts audiences at the centre of the action.

Find out more about theatre in Manchester here.

Comedy in Manchester This Weekend

Manchester’s fantastic comedy venues have long been a rite of passage for many of the UK’s biggest comedians. The likes of Peter Kay, Johnny Vegas and Jason Manford all made their starts here.

You can catch up-and-coming comedians at venues like the Frog and Bucket and the Comedy Store. The country’s biggest comics often drop by the likes of the Lowry, O2 Apollo and Manchester Arena for weekend shows.

Find out more about comedy in Manchester here.

Cinema in Manchester This Weekend

Manchester always showcases the latest in film and cinema. Fans of the latest Hollywood blockbusters can start their weekend by catching a film at Odeon at the Great Northern or the Vue in the Printworks. If you have more arthouse tastes, HOME will have you covered.

Find out more about cinema in Manchester here.

Sport in Manchester This Weekend

Manchester is known the world over for its football teams as tourists visit every weekend to catch Manchester United and Manchester City. However, there’s plenty for other sports fans to enjoy at the weekend.

Just a few of Manchester’s other sporting teams include Manchester Giants (basketball), Manchester Thunder (netball), and Manchester Storm (ice hockey). Cycling fans should look no further than the National Cycling Centre. In the summer months, cricket fans can catch Lancashire County Cricket Club at Old Trafford Cricket Ground.

Find out more about sport in Manchester here.

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