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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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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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 Shape of Water (2017)

The Shape of Water (2017)

THURS 13 SEPT

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature ...

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Phantom Thread (2017)

Phantom Thread (2017)

THURS 20 SEPT

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

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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Gulliver Returns

Gulliver Returns

THURS 27 SEPT

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

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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He Ain't Heavy

He Ain't Heavy

SAT 6 OCT

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

SUN 7 OCT

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

TUE 9 - WED 10 OCT

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

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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Coco (2017)

Coco (2017)

MON 22 OCT

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)

MON 22 OCT

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

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Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

TUE 23- WED 24 OCT

Selladoor Family presents Guess How Much I Love You. Join Little & Big Nutbrown Hare, from the bestselling 'Guess How ...

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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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One Man Shoe

One Man Shoe

SUN 28 OCT

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

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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The South

The South

FRI 2 NOV

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

SAT 3 NOV

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

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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The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

TUES 6 NOV

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

SAT 10 NOV

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

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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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Andrew Lawrence: Clean

Andrew Lawrence: Clean

FRI 23 NOV

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

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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Electric Strawbs

Electric Strawbs

SAT 24 NOV

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

THURS 29 NOV - SAT 1 DEC

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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Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas

Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas

TUES 4 - MON 31 DEC

Step inside the bloomin’ brilliant world of Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas this winter at Waterside. Children of all ages will ...

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Hans Rey: Riding Life

Hans Rey: Riding Life

THURS 24 JAN

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

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