HOME Open Day

We are excited to announce our first ever Open Day on Sat 16 Sep, offering a range of fun, free activities for everyone to enjoy. Join us for talks, displays, tours, creative workshops, information sessions and quizzes, along with special food and drink offers in our café and restaurant. 

All of the day’s events will be free, some activities are drop-in on the day, others are bookable in advance on our website.

Please see the individual event pages below for full details. There will also be a selection of pop-up activities and information points throughout the building.

Since HOME opened in 2015 in the heart of Manchester over four million of you have visited us, to see bold new and established theatre shows, experience great independent films from across the world, and see new art in our galleries, relax in our café and browse our shop.

Everyone is welcome!


HOME Manchester


All events are FREE, some need to be pre booked so please check the event pages for more information.

Previously in this season

The HOME walking tour with Jonathan Schofield

Join Johnathan Schofield on a tour of grand buildings, fabulous stories and those ancestors of HOME, Cornerhouse and Central Library.

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Box of Tricks’ Creative Surgeries with Billie Collins

Join Box of Tricks’ Billie Collins for a Creative Surgery providing advice around: Writing (theatre/TV/radio), Dramaturgy, Workshops, Administration.

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Box of Tricks’ Creative Surgeries with Marcella Rick

Join Box of Tricks’ Marcella Ricks for a Creative Surgery providing advice around: Marketing, Creative Development, Dramaturgy.

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Box of Tricks’ Creative Surgeries with Adam Quayle

Join Box of Tricks’ Adam Quayle for a Creative Surgery providing advice around: Producing, Touring, Directing, Company Admin, HR, Governance, Finance.

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Family Film/ The Princess Bride

In this 1987 tongue-in-cheek fairy tale, a grandfather reads his sick grandson a story of swashbuckling swordsmen, beautiful princesses, dread pirates, true love and rodents…

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Open Day/ Film Drop In

Sat 16 Sep 13.00 - 16.00

Chat to Jen Hall, Film Programme Producer to learn more about film at HOME and the upcoming programme.

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Open Day/ Projection Tours

Join members of the HOME Film team and AV Supervisor Dave Petty for an exclusive look behind the scenes look at Cinema 1 projection booth!

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Making Choices with Box of Tricks

Join Box of Tricks for an exciting Making Decisions workshop. Making Decisions focuses on making choices in collaborative spaces.

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Open Day / Meet the Puppets from The Singing Mermaid

Sat 16 September 11am - 3pm

See the amazing puppets from The Singing Mermaid during our Open Day!

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Open Day/ Film Quiz

Sat 16 Sep 11.00 - 12.00

Join HOME Film Programme Producer Jen Hall for this fun quiz on everything film.

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Open Day/ Mothers Who Make

Mothers Who Make (MWM) is a peer support group and creative exchange session for mothers who are artists – professional and/or passionate – writers, painters,…

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Open Day/ Access All Areas

Sat 16 Sep 10.00 - 17.00

Find out how we integrate access, hear more about our plans for the future or meet the team working around the clock to find new…

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Open Day/ Creativity Corner

Sat 16 Sep 10.00 - 16.00

Join Samantha & Tiffany in HOME'S Creativity Corner to celebrate Heritage Open Day!

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Open Day/ Cornerhouse Publications Pop Up Shop

Sat 16 Sep 10 - 4

Cornerhouse Publications pops up with a temporary shop stand in our main foyer space.

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Open Day / E-bike Experience

Discover how e-cycles can make everyday journeys easier. Wheels For All are running 10-15 minute e-cycling skills and confidence sessions, supervised by their trained instructors.…

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HOME Past and Present

Sat 16 Sep 10.00 - 16.00

Come into our main theatre space Theatre 1 and see a display of HOME past and present.

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Open Day/ Manchester Open Desk

Come and talk to us about the Manchester Open 2024 at the Manchester Open help desk in HOME’s foyer!

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Open Day/ Murals with Venessa Scott

Join us at HOME Open Day, for an exclusive first viewing of Venessa Scott's amazing new work!

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