What's on in Manchester Spring 2016

Monday 14 March 2016 by Sam Moore

Manchester is the third most visited city in the UK for a reason, and the fine range of architecture and culture found here is well worth exploring!

Manchester Utd

The “theatre of dreams” is the Premier League’s largest football ground boasting a capacity of over 75,000. This impressive cauldron has witnessed many great sporting spectacles over the years so why not book a stadium tour and learn about the 130-year journey of the football club, or if you want first-hand experience, get tickets for a game as the season reaches a climax with United still competing in the Europa League, FA Cup and Premier League.

Tours year round

 

Manchester Art Gallery

Mixing horticulture together with art provides a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and this is exactly what you’ll find at Manchester Art Gallery’s Urban Garden. In collaboration with the National Trust who designed the garden, this free entry oasis in the city is a treat for both the eyes and the nose! If plants aren't really your thing, or your hayfever’s starting to act up, then there are plenty of other exhibits in the Gallery to keep you entertained from photography to stunning seascapes.

Open until 1st October 2016

 

Shopping at the Trafford Centre

The UK’s second largest shopping centre hosts 40 million visitors a year, and is home to world class leisure, retail and entertainment facilities. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it at this expansive haven for shoppers, so allow yourself to indulge in some high quality retail therapy.

Open Year Round

 

The John Rylands Library Tours

The striking architecture of the John Rylands Library makes it worthy of a visit on its own, the imposing design featuring mysterious staircases and corridors well worth exploring. Tours exploring both the contents of the library and the hidden chambers within the building will reveal this landmark’s interesting history whilst the free entry Magic Witches and Devils exhibition will guide you through a dark time in European history from the 15th-18th Centuries where fear ruled and witch hunts were common practice.

Tours every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

 

King Lear at the Royal Exchange Theatre

Witness this Shakespeare classic in the year commemorating the 400th anniversary of his death. Directed by Michael Buffong and starring the talented Don Warrington this performance depicting a man’s descent into madness full of intrigue and darkness is well worth a watch at the atmospheric Royal Exchange Theatre.

Performances 1st April-7th May 2016

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