What's on at Waterside

What's on?
Screenlight

Screenlight

Throughout the following year, the 55 inch monitor will be home to an eclectic range of video art works that ...

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re:cast

re:cast

Ceramic artists Grace Igoe and Katie Nelson feature in a joint exhibition of newly commissioned and recent work with striking ...

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Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice

Join Heartbreak, the Bennet sisters, and a host of charming, young bachelors (yes, Mr Darcy will be there. No, really, ...

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most ...

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re:cast Artist Talks

re:cast Artist Talks

Experience newly commissioned work from the artists in our re:cast contemporary programme through our informal lunch time talks.

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Long Shot

Long Shot

Join us for a catapultastic evening of clowning, contraptions, comedy and courage, as one man’s belief in the near impossible ...

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Getting from A to B

Getting from A to B

Hawk Dance Theatre take family audiences on an entertaining adventure around the library in Getting from A to B, looking ...

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Awakening

Awakening

Fresh from Breakin’ Convention ’18, Manchester’s own Chad Taylor presents Awakening - using the intricacy of Hip Hop to explore ...

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Mother's Ruin

Mother's Ruin

Mother’s Ruin presents a hilarious night of outrageous and fiercely entertaining queer cabaret mayhem with an unprecedented line up of ...

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Tankus the Henge

Tankus the Henge

Combining wild showmanship and musical dexterity their sound incorporates rock, funk, blues, ska, roots and gypsy rhythms and their songs ...

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Refract Art Club

Refract Art Club

Have fun with optical illusions! Cut out and colour a collection of optical illusions and create your own, on paper.

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War with the Newts

War with the Newts

Adrift in the bowels of a fishing vessel, join the pioneers of the post-Brexit economic recovery where the most ordinary ...

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Minute Taker

Minute Taker

Minute Taker is alternative singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ben McGarvey. Inspired by imaginative artists such as Kate Bush, David Bowie, Tori ...

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MiniFest

MiniFest

Bring your Mini ones and get some festival vibes – no wellies required! – and we’ll do the steam train ...

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Happy Hour

Happy Hour

The workers on Level 3 are racing against the clock to reach their quota of Smiley Faces, but are they ...

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STUNTMAN

STUNTMAN

Stuntman is a new performance about movie violence and masculinity. It is an intensely physical, funny, and tender duet by ...

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small worlds

small worlds

Five interweaving stories, five small worlds, five very different journeys. Stories about journeys, big and small, stories about taking that ...

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SLIME TIME!

SLIME TIME!

The latest gloopy craze has come to Refract! This slippery slime-making session is perfect for you to indulge your big ...

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Overdrawn at Waterside

Overdrawn at Waterside

An interactive art event with established artists, illustrators and designers from Manchester. Expect pound portraits, calligraphy, local artists drawing live, ...

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Make, Do and Bop

Make, Do and Bop

Join us for a knees up with your nippers where you can throw your hands up, let your hair down, ...

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Jeramiah Ferrari

Jeramiah Ferrari

Expect a great calypso-ska style dancing party fusing styles of reggae, rock, ska and pop to make a truly memorable ...

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Perfect

Perfect

The touching story of a boy meeting his disabled sister for the first time, with puppetry, live music, animation and ...

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MYT Productions: Parade

MYT Productions: Parade

Amid religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tension, the stirring Tony Award winning Parade explores the endurance of love and ...

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ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz are bringing a show packed with silly games and songs for even younger audiences. Highly interactive, this friendly, non-competitive ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

ComedySportz is an all ages, all action, all improvised competitive comedy show where two teams battle it out for laughs ...

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The Enormous Turnip

The Enormous Turnip

Living in their tiny shed squeezed in amongst the garden tools, Mr and Mrs Chickweed’s amazing prize-winning vegetables have taken ...

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Kast Off Kinks

Kast Off Kinks

The Kast off Kinks are actual former members of the legendary band ‘The Kinks’, back together playing great music and ...

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Gulliver Returns

Gulliver Returns

Gulliver Returns is a haunting new play that rips up Swift’s savage masterpiece to explore the strange places we go ...

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ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz are bringing a show packed with silly games and songs for even younger audiences. Highly interactive, this friendly, non-competitive ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

ComedySportz is an all ages, all improvised show where two teams battle it out for laughs as players create quick-witted ...

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Dracula - Welcome to D's

Dracula - Welcome to D's

Chantry Dance Company brings you a mesmerizing new ballet for 2018. A re-imagining of the classic vampire fantasy, and inspired ...

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He Ain't Heavy

He Ain't Heavy

Performer Grania Pickard tells the story of growing up with her disabled autistic brother Sean using physical theatre, aerial circus, ...

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The Pixies' Scarf

The Pixies' Scarf

Inspired by the powerfully evocative tale of The Pixies’ Scarf by Alison Uttely, Soap Soup Theatre present a brand new ...

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Macbeth - Director's Cut

Macbeth - Director's Cut

For the second time in its history, Volcano re-invents Shakespeare’s pacy, eloquent tragedy; this time with a new generation of ...

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The Christians

The Christians

Renowned for an endless string of soulful yet socially aware hits ...Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Born Again, Harvest for the ...

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Turin Brakes

Turin Brakes

After an impressive 19 years together, seven studio albums and over a million records sold worldwide, Turin Brakes are a ...

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ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz are bringing a show packed with silly games and songs for even younger audiences. Highly interactive, this friendly, non-competitive ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

ComedySportz is an all ages, all improvised show where two teams battle it out for laughs as players create quick-witted ...

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The Black Cat

The Black Cat

A renegade retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's twisted tale. Two performers dismember the process of adaptation by reimagining a macabre ...

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Shackleton’s Carpenter

Shackleton’s Carpenter

Shackleton's Carpenter, Harry McNish, was the only man who challenged The Boss on the ice floes of Antarctica. Shackleton's Endurance ...

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray, young and exceptionally beautiful, sinks deep into a frivolous lifestyle of glamorous luxury and selfish abandon, seemingly unchanged ...

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Smile

Smile

Told through magical, theatrical chamber music, and performed by 3 exceptional musicians Smile tells the story of Augustus the tiger ...

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Andrew Lawrence: Clean

Andrew Lawrence: Clean

Andrew Lawrence, star of Live at The Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and UK comedy’s foremost controversialist takes a break ...

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ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz are bringing a show packed with silly games and songs for even younger audiences. Highly interactive, this friendly, non-competitive ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

ComedySportz is an all ages, all improvised show where two teams battle it out for laughs as players create quick-witted ...

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Hans Rey: Riding Life

Hans Rey: Riding Life

Hans Rey, the former World Champion, pioneer of Freeride, Mountain Bike Hall of Famer and mountain bike adventurer, will take ...

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