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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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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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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Phantom Thread (2017)

Phantom Thread (2017)

Set in 1950s London a renowned dressmaker’s fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman who becomes his muse ...

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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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Coco (2017)

Coco (2017)

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his ...

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Wonder (2017)

Wonder (2017)

The inspiring and heart-warming story of a boy with facial differences attending a mainstream school for the first time.

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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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One Man Shoe

One Man Shoe

Jango Starr presents One Man Shoe a delightful, dynamic and uplifting show for children and families. Ideal for everyone age ...

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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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The South

The South

When great British pop institution, The Beautiful South split in 2007, some members of the band didn’t feel ready to ...

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Meet the Puppet Masters

Meet the Puppet Masters

A day of masterclass talks from leading lights from the worlds of animation and puppetry. Featuring Georgina Hayns (The Box ...

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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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Electric Strawbs

Electric Strawbs

Following their superb acoustic inauguration in Britain’s fertile 1960s world of traditional folk, the innovative music of the Strawbs, as ...

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First Time

First Time

Can you remember your first time? Nathaniel can't seem to forget his. To be fair, he has had it playing ...

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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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