What's on at Waterside

What's on?
Screenlight

Screenlight

TUE 1 AUG 2017 - SAT 1 SEPT 2018

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

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Family Club Membership

Family Club Membership

FRI 1 SEP 2017 - FRI 31 AUG 2018

Families are invited to join our fantastic Family Club for just £7.50 per family per year for a range of ...

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We Are Brontë

We Are Brontë

SAT 26 MAY

A madcap physical interpretation of the Brontë myth. Expect wind, spooky houses and really bad coughs.

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Juan Martin Flamenco Trio

Juan Martin Flamenco Trio

SUN 27 MAY

Juan Martin, a truly awe-inspiring guitarist, composer and all-encompassing musician returns to tour the UK with great new artists, direct ...

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Michael Rosen's Chocolate Cake

Michael Rosen's Chocolate Cake

WED 30 - THU 31 MAY

Follow the adventures of two brothers and the mysterious night-time disappearance of a chocolate cake in this scrumptious musical adaptation ...

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Paddington 2 (2017)

Paddington 2 (2017)

FRI 1 JUN

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series ...

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Cinderella

Cinderella

SAT 2 JUN

Ballet Cymru prides itself on being different and Cinderella will be no exception, with a new music score and creative ...

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TV Script School

TV Script School

MON 4 JUN

An intensive six-week course for scriptwriters with Ric Michael (ex-Head of Development, Baby Cow Manchester - makers of Ideal, Gavin ...

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Darkest Hour (2017)

Darkest Hour (2017)

WED 6 JUN

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hands on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister ...

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Keepy Uppy

Keepy Uppy

SUN 10 JUN

Join tutti frutti as they celebrate the joy of the beautiful game and ignite children’s imagination with visual and physical ...

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re:cast

re:cast

THU 14 JUN - SAT 18 AUG

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

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Sale Festival: Craig Ogden

Sale Festival: Craig Ogden

THU 14 JUN

Classic FM’s chart-topping classical guitarist, Craig Ogden, returns to Sale’s Waterside Arts Centre for this special Sallow Tree Concert as ...

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My Leonard Cohen

My Leonard Cohen

FRI 15 JUN

Having enjoyed a sold-out run at the Sydney Opera House and an acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe season in 2017, Stewart D’Arrietta ...

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ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz 4 Tots

SAT 16 JUN

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

SAT 16 JUN

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

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Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice

SUN 24 JUNE

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

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Day in the Life of a Dancer

Day in the Life of a Dancer

WED 27 JUN

Join the Co-Artistic Directors of Chantry Dance Company and West End choreographers, Rae Piper and Paul Chantry, for a fascinating ...

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

THU 28 JUN

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

MON 16 & FRI 27 JUL

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

THU 19 JUL

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

FRI 20 - SAT 21 JUL

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

FRI 20 - SAT 21 JUL

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

FRI 20 JUL

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

FRI 20 JUL

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

SAT 21 JUL

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

SAT 21 - SUN 22 JUL

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

SAT 21 JUL

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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Cabaret from the Shadows

Cabaret from the Shadows

SAT 21 JUL

Political, comic, sexy and strange, Cabaret From The Shadows is a kaleidoscope of dark comedy, satire and live music that ...

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MiniFest

MiniFest

SUN 22 JUL

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

MON 23 JUL

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

TUES 24 JUL

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

WED 25 JUL

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!

THURS 26 JUL

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

THURS 26 JUL

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

FRI 27 JUL

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

FRI 27 JUL

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

SAT 28 JUL

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

WED 1 - SAT 4 AUG

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

SAT 25 AUG

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

SAT 25 AUG

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

SAT 22 SEP

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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Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired

Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired

TUES 25 SEPT

The cherished golden voice of cricket has decided to celebrate by touring the country with his brand-new show, jam-packed full ...

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Kast Off Kinks

Kast Off Kinks

THU 27 SEP

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

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ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz 4 Tots

SAT 29 SEP

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

SAT 29 SEP

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 Drama MOB

The Drama MOB

SUN 30 SEP

The Drama MOB present 'The Drama MOB: A Showcase of Talent', 'The Nuttings' & 'Alice'

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Dracula - Welcome to D's

Dracula - Welcome to D's

THURS 4 OCT

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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The Christians

The Christians

FRi 12 OCT

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

SAT 13 OCT

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

SAT 27 OCT

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

SAT 27 OCT

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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Private Parts Live

Private Parts Live

SAT 27 OCT

For the very first time TV stars Jamie Laing and Francis Boulle are coming to a theatre near you!

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The Black Cat

The Black Cat

THU 1 NOV

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

SUN 4 NOV

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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Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

THU 22 NOV

There has never been anything quite like The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, from their formation in 2002 and a cameo ...

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ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz 4 Tots

SAT 24 NOV

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

SAT 24 NOV

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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