Whilst venues may be closed there are many attractions that are bringing their performances to you. Check out our guide to some of the theatre shows and exhibitions that you can still see from the comfort of your own home.
HOME online shows
Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas present: The End
12th November – 14th November
A new piece looking at the end of their relationship, imagining what a future without each other might look like. Their dance is a reminder and a celebration of our own mortality, and that of everything around us.
Other shows include the World Premiere of David Hoyle’s A Grand Auction of My Life and Beats and Elements’ High Rise eState of Mind. All shows will be livestreamed from the Theatre 1 stage during lockdown, with tickets for most shows available on a pay-what-you-decide basis.
RENT – Hope Mill Theatre
27th November – 20th December
RENT is a rock musical with music, lyrics, and book by Jonathan Larson and is loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème.
Tickets are available for online performances, accompanying the electric live show. Perfect for those who missed out on a live ticket or want to enjoy RENT from home! It is pre-recorded and edited, with links to access sent on the day of your booking.
Manchester Museum have uploaded their digital content so that you can explore and enjoy Manchester Museum in your own home.
With online exhibitions and displays, resources for families, adults and carers, events, podcasts and even an encyclopedia of wondrous objects there is plenty to keep you occupied during lockdown.
Learn more about the history of the football shirt from the comfort of your own home. The exhibition explores the evolution of kit design and manufacturing and the inspiration behind ground breaking jerseys. Hear from some of the star players behind the shirts, including designers, academics and avid collectors.
Download the podcast which will keep both adults and kids entertained with quizzes, wordsearches and puzzles. Make your own origami shirts and design your very own perfect football kits with the downloadable templates.
Manchester Art Gallery has a full online events programme with something available every week. From Philosophy Café to Art Bites, there is something available for everyone.
Fun and Games, Playtime, Past and Present
Online Preview event Thursday 19th November, 7pm – 8pm
What makes a game a game? Is it any activity with rules or contestants? Does it always include an element of fun, play, skill or luck? Here’s an exhibition celebrating games and recreation throughout the ages.
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair online
21-22 November 2020
The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair presents their award-winning showcase online. It is a not-for-profit organisation that provides designer-makers and artists a platform to show and sell their cutting-edge design and beautiful craftsmanship.
Buy handmade this Christmas from 150 designer-makers selling fashion accessories, functional and statement pieces for the home, jewellery and much more.
Elizabeth Gaskell House
Christmas Revels in Victorian Manchester Talk
2nd December 7pm – 8pm
Get your mince pies ready, pull up your favourite chair, and join in online for a cosy Christmassy evening, as Anthony Burton reveals just how Manchester celebrated Christmas in the Victorian era.
The talk will be approximately 45 mins long, with time for a short Q&A session afterwards.