IMPORTANT NOTICE - BOX OFFICE LINES CLOSED - SAT 22 MAY

Please note that due to urgent maintanence all telephone lines, emailsand in person bookings will be out of service on Saturday 22nd May. Online bookings via our website are not affected.watersidearts.org For urgent questions relating to'Making Waves: Queer Edition', please contact us via social media. Normal service will resume on Monday 24th May. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Waterside will reopen its doors on Monday 17 May

Waterside is delighted to announce it is re-opening its doors from Monday 17 May ‘21 with an exciting summer and autumn programme of live theatre, music, visual arts, comedy, dance and spoken word. Highlights include its annual ten day Summer arts festival, Refract:21 (22 – 31 July ‘21), outdoor productions of The Great Gatsby and Mr Stink, comedy nights with ...

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More Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Artists to Perform After Lockdown

LGBT Foundation and the Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Arts and Culture Network is delighted to announce more local artists will be supported through the Pride Stages Bursary to create new work for Pride events and beyond in Greater Manchester this year. Competition for the award was fierce – with 47 artists submitting expressions of interest to the selection panel, and 10 ...

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Venues North launches its first COVID-19 status report

Today Venues North launches its first COVID-19 status report, designed to help artists and companies better understand where venues are with their current activity and reopening plans. Annabel Turpin, Chair of Venues North said: “This report is an attempt to pull together some of the key pieces of information that artists and companies want to know, to try and help ...

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Update to Waterside's extended closure

In light of the government’s recent announcement we will not be holding any live performances at Waterside before 17 May 2021. We will be contacting ticket holders over the next few weeks to process any reschedules and refunds for any shows affected in April and May. Please bear with us as we are a small team and all working remotely. ...

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Waterside wins top funding award to bring Cosgrove Hall characters to wider audiences

Waterside is delighted to receive a top funding award for the Cosgrove Hall Films Archive from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for ‘Engaging with Animation’. The fundingwill enable communities across Greater Manchester to access animation and storytelling skills from the archive, through digitising the collection and outreach work. The much-loved collection from Cosgrove Hall Films has been housed at Waterside since ...

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Statement from Waterside: Extended Closure

Over the past few months our team have been shaping our reopening strategy, with plans to open the doors to the venue later this month. This was to include new exhibitions and a series of socially distanced pieces of work, including one of Waterside’s well renowned festive family productions. However, whilst arts organisations the breadth of the UK have received ...

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BEHIND THE CURTAIN: INTERVIEW WITH REBECCA - EVENT ASSISTANT

What’s your name/introduce yourself?Hi, my name is Rebecca What is your job role at Waterside?I am an Events Assistant at Waterside How long have you worked at Waterside?I have worked here for about 6 years now. Started when I was 18, worked for 5 years. Took 3 years out and then as soon as I heard there was a job ...

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Creative Care Kit - new kit for older people added

Waterside has been working with 25 other organisationsto make and distribute creative kits full of things to do to 16,000 older people across Greater Manchester. Even as restrictions around coronavirus continue to lift in England, many older people still face the prospect of being isolated at home for many weeks, particularly those who do not have access to the internet. ...

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