With the wintry weather still nipping at our fingers and toes, February is a month to enjoy music and theatre performances from the comfort and warmth of your own armchair. Here are a few of our suggestions.

Halle Orchestra

The Halle’s Winter Season is being broadcast online for you to enjoy! This months performance will be Movie Classics on 11 February 12.00pm and features:-

Verdi – Overture: The Force of Destiny
Dvorák – Rusalka: Song to the Moon
Tchaikovsky – Sleeping Beauty: Waltz
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

The concerts will be broadcast from the Bridgewater Hall and Halle St Peter’s.

The Lowry

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is a firm family favourite which is available to watch Sunday 28 February 2021. The show is a theatrical recreation of Eric Earle’s stories featuring a menagerie of enchanting puppets. 3, 5 and 7 day passes can be bought for you to enjoy the show as many times as you like from first viewing.

Swimming Home-Online is a fully immersive theatre experience bringing the performance in to people’s homes and transforming their bathroom into a filmic water-world. You are led through a rediscovery of your relationship with water as they enter their bath or shower. Stand in your bathroom wearing swimsuit, goggles, and headphones to join in.

Running from 5 February to 20 February with multiple dates and times. Book online, let go and float away.

Romeo & Juliet

A new filmed theatre production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet will be streamed online from 13 February until 27 February. The cast will include Derek Jacobi as well as the Olivier Award winner Sam Tutty.

Tickets are booked through ATG Tickets.

Royal Exchange Theatre

The Royal Exchange Theatre’s Elder’s Company produced a production called A Funny Thing Happened in Isolation. The show is a funny, gentle, slightly ridiculous love-letter to the theatre

The piece is performed by the Elder’s Company members and narrated by Julie Hesmondhalgh.

Hope Mill Theatre Play Reading Club

Play Reading in Lockdown over Zoom! You don’t have to be an actor to join in. This is open to all ages and all backgrounds on the last Friday of each month reading plays old and new.

A PDF copy of the script will be sent to you along with the Zoom link for you to join in once you have booked your place online. The readings will take place 11am to 1pm and will be Pay What You Feel with the donation being asked for at checkout.

Stockport Garrick Theatre

The New Normal is a theatre production produced by Stockport Garrick Theatre. The recording was made on 3 October being performed over Zoom to a select audience.

Different segments of the performance are varied with some being funny, sad, poignant and some very telling. Have a theatre night at home and watch the film free on YouTube.

If you are looking for info on more things to do from please get in touch with the visitor information team at visitorinformation@manchester.gov.uk