Wednesday 19 Dec 2018
[@]Manchester's Cultural Scene
Investment and expansion are the watchwords of Greater Manchester, coupled with its existing world-class venues, suggests it will have a critical mass of culture that other cities outside London cannot match.
The UK Government has positioning it as the de facto capital of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ adding to its importance.
With so much interest and development Manchester has a strong cultural presence bound with its long standing history. This makes a visit to Manchester key for anyone interested in learning and experiencing what the city has to offer the tourist.
Art, Fashion, History, Design, Music, Sport and Theatre are all staples of Manchester’s cultural life. Here you will find cultural venues for these disciplines across Manchester for you to engage with, visit, and enjoy.
Galleries, Museums and Exhibitions
Steeped in heritage and culture, Manchester has an astounding range of museums and galleries on offer – and what’s more, most are free to visitRead more...
Live music across the City
Music and Manchester is synonymous whether it be Classical, Jazz, Pop and Rock the city is alive with music, venues and impromptu performancesRead more...
Manchester's theatres provide opportunities to see national touring and local productions. Check our ticket listing for current showsRead more...
Manchester built on Sport
Manchester and Sport are synonyms, two world class football teams, eoght Olympic champions and experience of delivering Major International Sporting eventsRead more...
If you're looking to pass the time reading a good book or investigate the city or another topic, best get yourself to one of Manchester's LibrariesRead more...
Read Our Guides
Unlock Manchester visitor guides are available in hotels and magazine racks across the city. You can also read them for FREE online at issuu.com
What's On in Manchester?
Cinema, Theatre, Music and Events: find out what’s on in Manchester today, this week and coming soon with our FREE listings
Unlock Manchester reviews Food and Drink, Shows, Music and Exhibitions. Find out what we can recommend for your day or night in Manchester.
Manchester Transport Services
Buses, Trams, Trains and Private Hire Taxis: Manchester has a solution for you to get where you need to be.
Manchester a City of ‘Quarters’
Only 30 minutes by Tram from the City Centre, Bury and its attractions make a good day trip
Nestled between the Irwell and Medloack rivers Castlefield is where the Romans established 'Mamucium'. Experience the old and modern and explore its attractions
China Town, a stone's throw from Piccadilly Gardens, offers restaurants, specialist supermarkets and entertainment all in one space
Connecting most parts of the city, this mile-long road is worth a stroll along and offers some great shops and places to eatRead About All Manchester‘s Quarters