What's on at Waterside

What's on?
Harpy

Harpy

THU 9 APR

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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MARK HOBBS: BIG STICK PROJECT

MARK HOBBS: BIG STICK PROJECT

SAT 11 APR – SAT 06 JUN

These portraits in the Big Stick project, captured by photographer Mark Hobbs, are inspired by the way young children will ...

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The Elves & The Shoemaker

The Elves & The Shoemaker

WED 15 APR - FRI 17 APR

Sam Lacey makes shoes that are out of this world. His imagination is huge but his business a disaster! One ...

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Meet The Producers

Meet The Producers

MON 20 APR

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

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AniMates Animation Network

AniMates Animation Network

MON 20 APR

AniMates is CIT's new network for animators, puppeteers, animation students and fans. Each meeting is an informal space to see ...

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Far Gone

Far Gone

WED 22 APR

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

FRI 24 APR

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

SAT 25 APR

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

SAT 25 APR

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

SUN 26 APR

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

MON 27 APR

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

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An Evening with Easy Kill

An Evening with Easy Kill

FRI 01 MAY

Easy Kill are an alternative outfit from Manchester (UK) that formed in 2013. They make music to celebrate our often-stigmatised ...

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Jeremiah

Jeremiah

SUN 3 MAY

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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George Egg: Movable Feast

George Egg: Movable Feast

THU 7 MAY

More invention, more instruction, more ingredients. Brand new comedy from the stand-up who cooks. In this show he’s on the ...

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The ParaPod Movie

The ParaPod Movie

SUN 10 MAY

The first podcast to be turned into a feature length film, The ParaPod Movie follows Ian Boldsworth and Barry Dodds ...

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Here

Here

WED 13 MAY- SAT 6 JUN

Rainbow Noir is a volunteer led group celebrating, platforming and connecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people ...

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Flag Raising

Flag Raising

WED 13 MAY

The leader of the council, Cllr. Andrew Western and Chief Executive of Trafford Council, Sara Todd will be joined by ...

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Queer Culture Chat

Queer Culture Chat

WED 13 MAY

From Queer As Folk to Orange Is The New Black, Freddie Mercury to Frank Ocean, Paris is Burning to Pose; ...

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Behind the Eyes

Behind the Eyes

WED 13 MAY - SAT 06 JUNE

Behind the Eyes is a new digital work from emerging queer poet, Louis Glazzard which explores our relationship with technology ...

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Yours Sincerely

Yours Sincerely

WED 13 MAY

Queer coming-of-age comedy told by Will Jackson (Emerging Writer at The Bush Theatre). The year is 2017. Average graduate debt ...

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Bright Light Bright Light

Bright Light Bright Light

FRI 15 MAY

Bright Light Bright Light started his career busking on the London Underground and has since toured with Cher, Elton John, ...

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*gender not included

FRI 15 MAY

A story told entirely through lip sync, Melody uses a collage of sound clips ranging from The Prodigy to Piers ...

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A MOMENT

A MOMENT

SAT 16 MAY

A moment of connection, a moment of calm, a moment of chaos, a moment of honesty. The first duet in ...

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Vogue Dance Class

Vogue Dance Class

SAT 16 MAY

Manchester’s Infamous Mother of House of Ghetto; Darren Pritchard will be leading a one-off Vogue Dance Class.

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Belshazzar's Feast

Belshazzar's Feast

SAT 23 MAY

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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Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

SAT 23 MAY

From a conventional upbringing to global notoriety via The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was one of the most memorable ...

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Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

SUN 24 MAY

Join Ivy and Bun Bun as they try to find a place to sleep that is just right. If you ...

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Chaplin: Birth of a Tramp

Chaplin: Birth of a Tramp

FRI 29 MAY

For over 100 years, Charlie Chaplin has been the world’s best-loved clown. Critically-acclaimed Arrows & Traps invite you to discover ...

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You Choose

You Choose

SAT 30 MAY

Based on the brilliant book by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt, Nonsense Room Productions (Shark in the Park and Hairy ...

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ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz 4 Tots

SAT 30 MAY

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

SAT 30 MAY

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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The Hard Way

The Hard Way

SUN 7 JUN

A one-woman performance of live music and theatre by acclaimed singer and songwriter Louise Jordan, charting the rise of working-class ...

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David Walliams' Mr. Stink

David Walliams' Mr. Stink

SUN 14 JUN

You’re invited to celebrate Annabelle’s 10th birthday, hosted by everyone’s favourite MP candidate, Janet Crumb! (Almost) everyone is welcome… that ...

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ComedySportz 4 Tots

ComedySportz 4 Tots

SAT 20 JUN

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

SAT 20 JUN

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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Paper Aeroplane

Paper Aeroplane

SAT 27 JUN

Lift-off on a musical journey full of puppetry, physicality and fluttering paper aeroplanes

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Ensonglopedia of Animals

Ensonglopedia of Animals

SUN 28 JUNE

Twenty-six animal songs, one for each letter of the alphabet. Get to grips with fascinating facts about extraordinary echinoderms, distressed ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

SAT 29 AUG

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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The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

FRI 25 SEPT

Chantry Dance return with The Little Mermaid inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s story of everyone's favourite mermaid, and given it ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

SAT 26 SEP

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

SAT 26 SEP 2020

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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SAMT: Shrek: The Musical

SAMT: Shrek: The Musical

TUES 6 OCT - SAT 10 OCT

Everyone's favourite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning, smash hit film.

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Paul Foot: Swan Power

Paul Foot: Swan Power

THU 15 OCT

Tired of the goose? Swan Power is here. Paul opens his beak and explores topics including Nanna on the rack, ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

SAT 17 OCT

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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666 Comments

666 Comments

FRI 23 OCT

Two performers. 57 Characters. 666 Comments. In October 2010, cartoonist Gabby Schulz posted a comic strip on his website. It ...

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ComedySportz

ComedySportz

SAT 14 NOV

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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