Music and nightlife
Manchester boasts one of the liveliest music and nightlife scenes in the UK, with live music and club nights taking place across the city every day.
Manchester produces and attracts some of the world’s biggest bands and DJs, as well as plenty of up-and-coming talent.
Catch big names on international tours at:
Discover the best new and independent acts at:
- Soup Kitchen
- Band On the Wall
- Mint Lounge
- Matt and Phreds
- Night and Day Cafe
- The Deaf Institute
- Islington Mill
You can also catch regular performances at the University’s Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, with international names, resident ensembles and Manchester students bringing classical and experimental music to our campus.
Manchester's thriving nightlife covers a dazzling variety of clubs, bars and other nighttime venues.
The Warehouse Project brings the world’s biggest dance acts to Manchester. Recent headlining shows include Thom Yorke, Chic, Disclosure, Rudimental and The Prodigy.
The Printworks is home to some of busiest and most popular venues, such as Tiger Tiger, Entourage and The Birdcage.
Canal Street, known locally as the 'Gay Village', is a vibrant LGBT-friendly area, where all are welcome to enjoy its many restaurants, bars and clubs.
Deansgate and the Locks offer glitz and glamour, while the Northern Quarter favours artistic independents.
Favourites within the radius of our campus include: