Top things to do in Manchester this summer, 2023

The city of Manchester is gearing up for another unforgettable summer. Whether you’re a culture enthusiast, a music lover, or simply looking to spend quality time with the family, there’s something special in store for everyone.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical – Palace Theatre

Musical Manchester

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Enjoy the deliciously sweet tale of Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectionary wizard Willy Wonka. Embarking on its first-ever UK & Ireland tour, this dazzling musical will land at the Palace Theatre in July.

Dates: 11th – 30th July
Get your tickets here.

Sounds of the City – Castlefield Bowl

Since its inception in 2016, Sounds of the City has become a cornerstone of the Manchester music scene, attracting some of the most celebrated live performers to the heart of the city. There’s still time to get your last-minute tickets to catch Bastille, Two Door Cinema Club or Haçienda Classical.

Remaining Dates: 6th to 9th July
Find tickets here.

Manchester Pride Festival

Manchester Pride Festival

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Prepare for an unforgettable weekend of entertainment and jubilation! Manchester Pride Festival takes place over the entire August Bank Holiday weekend, with a diverse line-up of events to choose from, including the Saturday Parade and the daily Gay Village Party.

Dates: 25th to 28th August
Find out more here.

Manchester International Festival

From the buzzing festival square to mixed-reality concerts and interactive art, the biennial Manchester International Festival will take place in various places and spaces throughout the city. Bringing together world-renowned artists across a host of art forms, curiosity starts here.

Dates: 29th June – 16th July
Find out what’s on here.

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Ainscow Hotel Suite

Make lasting memories in Manchester this summer by marking your calendars and booking your stay at The Ainscow Hotel.

Situated in a prime location, you’ll enjoy easy access to the city’s main attractions and venues. Within just a five-minute walk, you can reach the vibrant Spinningfields district, and with numerous tram, train, and bus stations nearby, getting around the city is a breeze.

If you’re planning a break for the whole family, don’t forget to check out our Family Break package, which includes:

  • An overnight stay in one of our family rooms (up to two adults and two children)
  • Complimentary breakfast for the kids (up to two)
  • Late check-out

Price: £89 – £119
Available until 31/08/23.
Booking Promo Code: SCHOOL20

Book your stay here.