With the arrival of the Easter holidays, here’s a rundown of the family-friendly events and activities we’ve got going on, both here at HOME and elsewhere in Manchester, including activities for teenagers.
Film: Coppelia (U)
Screening Sat 9 – Sun 10 Apr, this animated film updates the classic fantasy ballet to a modern day world, where people are pulled under the spell of an evil doctor who promises to make them beautiful. The film features the talents of several real life ballet dancers, including the legendary Darcy Bussell.
We also have a relaxed screening on Sat 9 Apr at 11.00 (Book here). Our relaxed events are for people with autism spectrum conditions and their families so they can enjoy a show or film together in a stress-free environment.
Theatre: The House with Chicken Legs
With performances right through the Easter holidays, the best-selling children’s book is brought to life in a magical, musical stage adventure for children aged 9 and up.
Marinka dreams of a normal life, where she can stay somewhere long enough to make friends; but there’s one problem – her house has chicken legs and moves on without warning. For her grandmother is Baba Yaga who guides spirits from this world to the next. Marinka longs to change her destiny and break free from her grandmother’s footsteps, but her house has other ideas…
The performance on Thu 7 Apr, 14.00 will be a relaxed performance.
Art: Suzanne Bethell: Lucky Dip
Enjoy a splash of colour in our Granada Galleries over Easter with our newest exhibition by local artist Suzanne Bethell.
This exhibition is free and you don’t need to book – you’ll find it on both the first and second floors of our building.
Workshops: Craft Activities at Wythenshawe Library
We’re heading out to Wythenshawe Library with weekly workshops throughout the Easter holidays for 11-16 year olds. Food is supplied with each of these activities. These workshops are free, but need to be booked.
- Puppetry Workshop: Wed 6 Apr
- Storytelling Workshop: Mon 11 Apr
- Creative Writing Workshop: Wed 13 Apr
These workshops are part of a programme of events in libraries across Manchester during the school holidays. Find out more here.
Visiting HOME with your family
We have a children’s menu available in our restaurant – find out more here.
There are two lifts available in the foyer (opposite box office) for pushchairs, prams and tired legs!
There are toilets (including accessible toilets) on every floor, and we have baby-changing facilities.
If you have any questions or need any information whilst visiting HOME, please do ask our staff on the foyer greeter desk or at the box office, and they will be happy to help you.
Find Other Easter Activities in Manchester
To find out what’s on right across Manchester this Easter, check out Visit Manchester’s Easter Holidays page, or the Loads to Do website.