Christmas at HOME 2019

There’s no place like HOME at Christmas, and 2019 is our biggest year of events yet! With musicals dominating the screen (and bar), award-winning theatre companies on our stages and special events taking over the building in unexpected places, there is something for everyone.

Our festive theatre programme will take you around the world and back to Manchester again. Headling the programme is the return of HOME favourites 1927, with their smash-hit production Roots (pictured above). Told through their famed blending of theatre, animation and storytelling, these fantastical folk tales feature tyrannical ogres, magical birds, and very, very fat cats.

From across the world to our home city, new for 2019, step inside our pop-up performance space and experience festive stories from Manchester, with the return of The Manchester Project.

For families, stomping back onto our Theatre 2 stage are Little Angel Theatre with their adaptation of David Walliams’ bestselling book The Slightly Annoying Elephant. There are more animal antics courtesy of Chester Zoo at The (More Than) Slightly Exciting Family Fun Day

Finally, what’s Christmas without a musical! This year we’re celebrating the sheer joy of this much-loved artform with a full season of films in partnership with the BFI. Plus, “the ebony and ivory of drag” Le Gateau Chocolat and Jonny Woo will also bring their award-winning show A Night at The Musicals to our Theatre 1 stage.

And of course, we’ll be screening the Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life – it’s a HOME tradition, after all!

Scroll down for the full line-up! Don’t forget, we have a cracking Christmas menu in our restaurant for you to enjoy alongside the programme.



Previously in this season

Little Angel Theatre presents

The Slightly Annoying Elephant

Little Angel Theatre are back at HOME with this hilarious story by comedian and author David Walliams, brought to life through puppetry.

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Nadiya Hussain: Finding My Voice

Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain celebrates the publication of her brand-new memoir, in her own warm, honest and humorous way.

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1927, Edinburgh International Festival, HOME, Spoleto Venue USA, and Theatre de la Ville presents


Tyrannical ogres, magical birds, and very, very fat cats are brought to life with the 1927’s famed blending of theatre, animation and storytelling.

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The (more than) Slightly Exciting Family Day

The Safari Rangers from Chester Zoo will be with us all day, delivering free workshops for all the family so you and your grown ups…

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HOME presents

The Manchester Project at Christmas

A Christmas cracker of new writing from Manchester's top talent, plus a selection box of comedy and drag

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AMP presents House Party Dec 2019

Following a riotous year of parties, this special Christmas edition of House Party will see some of our favourite bands, musicians and DJs returning for…

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BFI Musicals! The greatest show on screen

Singing & dancing its way into HOME this Christmas, this diverse & eclectic range of films celebrates the joyful, emotional shared experience of watching film…

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A Night at the Musicals

Le Gateau Chocolat and Queen of the Alternative Drag scene, Jonny Woo, return home to finish their award winning, sold out world tour.

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The Backstage Musical: celebrating popular culture in times of struggle

A series of films from the 1930s demonstrating how the musical genre in Hollywood offered a space for film-makers to engage with social issues of…

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Bring the Family/ CBeebies Christmas Show: Hansel and Gretel

This winter, follow the trail to your favourite annual CBeebies Christmas Show.

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