Whether you're looking for inspiration or info, we've rounded-up some of the best things to do in Manchester today. You'll find theatre, art, music and more in our list, so there's plenty to tempt you to get out and about.
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Things to do in Manchester today
Theatre in Manchester today
New York City dancer Charity Hope Valentine must choose between her fun-loving past and the simple love of a shy tax accountant in the era-defining musical with a book by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields. The songbook includes Big Spender, Rhythm Of Life and If My Friends Could See Me Now. Directed by Derek Bond.
Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of the acclaimed British film about a spirited 11-year-old boy from County Durham, who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer against the turbulent backdrop of the 1980s miners' strike, with script and lyrics by Lee Hall and music by Elton John. Directed by Stephen Daldry.
Teenager Christopher, who has Asperger's syndrome, tries to solve the mystery of his neighbour's dead dog but he is ill-prepared for the stresses of the noisy and chaotic outside world in Simon Stephens' Olivier Award-winning adaptation of the novel by Mark Haddon.
Art in Manchester today
An exhibition of film, sculpture, 2D work, astronomical artefacts, miniature models and diagrams, with works by Iain Andrews, Annie Carpenter, Paul Evans, Hondartza Fraga, Steven Gartside and Eleanor Mulhearn, Matthew Houlding, Manchester Astronomical Society, Monty, Simon O'Sullivan and Claire Tindale.
A major retrospective of the 20th century printmaker, humanitarian and campaigner, whose eye-catching work considers global issues, makes stark political comment and reflects the horrors of war.
This exhibition reveals works by the Lancashire-born multidisciplinary artist, amongst others, whose art was shared worldwide via the underground world of low-fi, self-published magazines.
Works by the British contemporary artist focusing on the mediums of painting, drawing and photography including Eternal Movement commissioned for Sadler's Wells theatre, Beginning or End created using black gesso and ink and Death of Painting, a series of five oil paintings on paper.