What's on at Waterside

What's on?
Script School

Script School

Ric Michael (ex Head of Development, Baby Cow TV Manchester) leads this in-depth six week course for TV script writers.

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MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS

MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS

Join Mr & Mrs Popper and their amazing performing puppet penguins in this 60 minute action-packed musical adaptation of Richard ...

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Glisten

Glisten

Glisten is an interactive performance for babies aged 0-18 months and their grown-ups. The audience are taken on a sparkling ...

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Luke Saxon: Bags for Life

Luke Saxon: Bags for Life

Manchester based photographer Luke Saxon has been documenting the proliferation of plastic closer to home in the canal ways of ...

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ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz 4 Tots

A show aimed at kids aged six and under from the team behind ComedySportz. Each show promises plenty of BIG ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

You've seen football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen Comedy as a sport? Then you don't want to miss ...

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Writers' Group

Writers' Group

These two hour creative writing workshops are open to all, and aim to facilitate new writing through a combination of ...

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High Society (1956)

High Society (1956)

A spoiled heiress must choose among three suitors: her jazz musician ex-husband, a stuffy businessman, and an undercover tabloid reporter.

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Green Book (2018)

Green Book (2018)

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s ...

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Snow Play

Snow Play

What would you do if one year Winter decided to stay and moved into your house? Well that’s what happens ...

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Strangers on a Train Set

Strangers on a Train Set

Challenging a youth to turn down his music, Irene Sparrow, inventor of the left-handed crochet hook finds herself under suspicion ...

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Writers' Group

Writers' Group

These two hour creative writing workshops, led by writer & poet Jazmine Linklater, are open to all and aim to ...

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Boy Erased (2018)

Boy Erased (2018)

The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion programme after being forcibly outed ...

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Aladdin (2019)

Aladdin (2019)

A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make ...

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ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz 4 Tots

A show aimed at kids aged six and under from the team behind ComedySportz. Each show promises plenty of BIG ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

You've seen football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen Comedy as a sport? Then you don't want to miss ...

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GUY: A New Musical

GUY: A New Musical

Queer As Folk meets Bridget Jones with a cat-fishing musical twist, leo&hyde’s award-winning GUY gives you 12 heart-pounding electronic pop ...

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The Vultures' Song

The Vultures' Song

The Vultures’ Song is a play that follows a young girl’s journey to safety as she experiences the consequences of ...

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Igloo

Igloo

Anticipation is building for Ira and Sadie. How can they build an igloo if there isn’t any snow? They need ...

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Artist Talk: Mandy Barker

Artist Talk: Mandy Barker

This exhibition by international award-winning photographer, Mandy Barker, looks at global marine plastic pollution and its far-reaching effects.

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The Fureys

The Fureys

Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were ...

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Mari Wilson

Mari Wilson

Mari’s back on tour in 2020 with her stellar musicians to bring you a collection from her body of work ...

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Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

A gothic masterpiece of tempestuous passions and dark secrets, Jane Eyre tells the thrilling story of an orphan girl and ...

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BOX

BOX

BOX offers a humorous and uplifting tale about sibling connection, competition and compassion featuring impressive hand-balancing, playful acrobatics and a ...

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Queer Lady M

Queer Lady M

It’s time for Queer Lady M’s cabaret! Performed by gender-fluid artist Shane Gabriel, Lady Macbeth comes to life like you’ve ...

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Leveret

Leveret

Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England's finest folk musicians. With their first three albums and over a ...

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Meet The Producers

Meet The Producers

Working on a script for TV, film or radio? Join our panel of producers, commissioners for insights into what production ...

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Lionman

Lionman

Leonard is a writer. For a commercial greeting cards company. But Leonard wants more than that: Leonard wants to write ...

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The Marisha Wallace Tour

The Marisha Wallace Tour

Marisha Wallace is bringing her sensational UK Tour to Waterside. One of the West End and Broadway’s most instantly recognisable ...

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Writers' Group

Writers' Group

These two hour creative writing workshops, led by writer & poet Jazmine Linklater, are open to all and aim to ...

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Jon Boden

Jon Boden

Jon Boden is best known is the lead singer of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead who sold 250,000 album, had ...

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Rise and Fall

Rise and Fall

Come and explore an ecosystem of balloons: universes in miniature. Hold your breath and go sailing away. Rise and Fall ...

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Short Story Course

Short Story Course

A six-part course with renowned author David Gaffney, looking at the craft of short fiction writing. Also includes a one-to-one ...

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Emergence 2020 Tour

Emergence 2020 Tour

Following a hugely successful inaugural tour, Emergence, the postgraduate dance company of Joss Arnott Dance and the University of Salford, ...

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Moving Bodies

Moving Bodies

Moving Bodies follows the story of one brave man, turning from soldier to grave digger in the hope of giving ...

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Better Together

Better Together

Join the three delightful Clowns who make waiting at a bus stop a tragically complicated affair. They don’t know it ...

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Toy Story 4 (2019)

Toy Story 4 (2019)

When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals ...

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Harpy

Harpy

Birdie’s a hoarder. The neighbours call her a harridan and a harpy, although most have never even met her. National ...

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Far Gone

Far Gone

Far Gone is a gut kicking physical performance with humour, poetry, and the horrors of being a child soldier. It ...

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Santuario

Santuario

In her new show, Santuario, María will honor the heart and soul of the most sacred part of flamenco art ...

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ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz 4 Tots

A show aimed at kids aged six and under from the team behind ComedySportz. Each show promises plenty of BIG ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

You've seen football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen Comedy as a sport? Then you don't want to miss ...

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Dean Friedman

Dean Friedman

Hailed by critics and fans alike as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Dean Friedman has achieved ...

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Writers' Group

Writers' Group

These two hour creative writing workshops, led by writer & poet Jazmine Linklater, are open to all and aim to ...

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Jeremiah

Jeremiah

The true story of the much-misunderstood Luddite rebellion brought to life by rap storyteller Jack Dean and a live band.

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ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz 4 Tots

A show aimed at kids aged six and under from the team behind ComedySportz. Each show promises plenty of BIG ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

You've seen football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen Comedy as a sport? Then you don't want to miss ...

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Belshazzar's Feast

Belshazzar's Feast

One of the best-loved duos in folk music, previous BBC Folk Awards Best Duo nominees Belshazzar’s Feast start with traditional ...

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ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz 4 Tots

A show aimed at kids aged six and under from the team behind ComedySportz. Each show promises plenty of BIG ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

You've seen football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen Comedy as a sport? Then you don't want to miss ...

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Ultimate 70s Show

Ultimate 70s Show

The Ultimate 70’s Show is a totally live 7 piece tribute to the seventies. Featuring Martin Metcalf ex Geordie, alongside ...

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