Our new April – September season

Are you ready for more great theatre, art and film?

At the heart of HOME is a desire to bring the best and sometimes the most challenging art, theatre, music and more to Manchester audiences. So, in the coming months, you’ll see the return of all things Spanish and Latin American with the ¡Viva! Festival – bigger, better and this time spanning not just film but theatre, too. There’s a sterling programme of independent and international film. Highlights include seasons that celebrate everything from jazz on screen to the power of the cinematic soundtrack.

Our visual art programme brings a little sunshine into what can admittedly be a rainy city: Behind the Sun: Prêmio Marcantonio Vilaça is a fantastic introduction to the art scene of Brazil. In our theatres, meanwhile, we collaborate with some of the world’s leading companies, such as with the Young Vic and Theatre de Ville on The Emperor and Bryony Kimmings, the National Theatre and Complicite on A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer.

We welcome back ANU, as we premiere a new work, commissioned by HOME, which takes as its starting point the IRA’s 1996 bombing of Manchester. ANU, you may remember, were responsible for the acclaimed Angel Meadow. It seemed fitting to work with them again in a year that is our first – and also the twentieth since the bomb that changed Manchester so dramatically.

We also have a lot on offer for families, with special screenings, plays and events specifically aimed to inspire and entertain children. And with tickets priced from just £5, we hope more people than ever before will come along and experience something new.

So take a look and enjoy what we have on offer…


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In this season

A Complicite Associates and National Theatre co-production in association with HOME presents

A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer

A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer is an all-singing, all-dancing examination of life with a cancer diagnosis. This brand new musical takes you on…

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Previously in this season

The Terminator

James Cameron’s low budget yet stylish sci-fi features Arnold Schwarzenegger in his most iconic role. The violent cyborg Terminator is sent from the future to…

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HOME & ANU Productions presents

On Corporation Street

Following the sold-out Angel Meadow in 2014 (winner of Best Production & Best Ensemble, Manchester Theatre Awards 2014), ANU and HOME join forces again for…

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Brazilian Weekender

Our Weekender includes critically acclaimed films set in the Northeast, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasilia, in the past, present, and future, as well…

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Bootworks Theatre presents

Now Listen To Me Very Carefully

Imagine if you lived your life according to the values set out in the movie Terminator 2. Now Listen To Me Very Carefully is exactly…

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Connections 500

Greater Manchester’s youth theatres, schools and colleges perform at HOME in the National Theatre’s Connections festival, celebrating young theatre-makers. This year marks the festival’s 21st…

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Behind the Sun: Prêmio Marcantônio Vilaça CNI Sesi Senai

A group exhibition made up of the five winners of the Premio Marcantonio Vilica, the largest contemporary art prize in Brazil, this exhibition is a…

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Call and Response: susan pui san lok

As part of the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art’s (CFCCA) ongoing Call and Response series of sound art events, CFCCA and HOME stage a one-off…

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Alexander Zeldin and Company presents

Beyond Caring

Alexander Zeldin’s brutally honest, darkly humorous play exposes the stories of an invisible class.

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Emma Frankland, Keir Cooper and Ultimo Comboio presents

Don Quijote

A playful exploration of Cervantes’ novel, combining incredible visual imagery, live music and dance, this is an unmissable performance about standing up for what you…

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Peeping Tom presents

32 rue Vandenbranden

Six performers contort, bend, jerk and levitate in dizzying scenes of hypnotic movement, with an unsettling soundtrack that includes music by Bellini, Stravinsky and Pink…

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HOME, Young Vic & Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg presents

The Emperor

A world premiere based on the astonishing book by legendary journalist Ryszard Kapuściński, from the team that brought you Kafka’s Monkey.

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ATRESBANDES, HOME and Festival TNT presents


ATRESBANDES is a young theatre company from Barcelona that has established a reputation for sharp, perceptive work – and we are delighted to host the…

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HOME presents

Chamaco (Kiddo)

Christmas Eve in Havana. A knife fight over a few pesos leads to a young man’s death, as a worn-out sister waits for her brother…

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Cuba Now: Abel González Melo

We’re delighted to welcome leading contemporary Cuban playwright Abel González Melo to HOME. Born in Havana in 1980, Melo is one of the most internationally…

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Conker Group, Eggs Collective, They Eat Culture and HOME presents

Double Bill: Gutted & Late Night Love

The Conker Group and Liz Richardson bring you a shameless tale of love, laughter and lavatories with Gutted. Followed by Eggs Collective presenting Late Night…

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Jazz on Film 2016

In collaboration with Manchester Jazz Festival we present Jazz on Film, a series of films that present a visual and audio snapshot of the interaction…

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Imitation of Life: Melodrama and Race in the 21st Century

This new exhibition looks at racial politics in an evolving world. Oral histories and verbatim storytelling drawn from theatre and cinema, painting and sculpture, all…

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Analogue presents


Stowaway is the story of an extraordinary journey in search of an impossible future. But what are the rules of telling someone’s story when they…

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Pilot Light TV Festival 2016

While TV is a major part of pop culture, it’s typically watched alone. Pilot Light turns that idea on its head with a totally new,…

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A Cat in Paris

A jazzy film noir for children, this is delightfully old school animation.

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¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival 2016

For its 22nd edition, ¡Viva! returns with a venue-wide celebration of Spanish and Latin American culture. For the first time we bring you a specially…

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Little Soldier and HOME presents


Award-winning theatre company Little Soldier Productions invite you to join us in the live recording of a concept album about social change. Using elements of…

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HOME presents


Join us for a staged reading of Abel González Melo's latest play. Weathered illuminates the reality of a broken Cuba, a country divided between the…

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Sexuality Summer School: Love and its Others

The Sexuality Summer School is an annual programme of events that this year explores the theme of Love and its Others. Bringing together postgraduates, researchers and…

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HarmonieBand presents Underground

Bert, an electrician, and Bill, a London Underground porter, both fall in love with shop worker Nell. But when Nell chooses Bill, Bert resorts to…

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The Ricochet Project presents

Smoke and Mirrors

American company The Ricochet Project arrives in Manchester after a blistering season at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where their unique style of contemporary circus received…

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Breach Theatre presents

The Beanfield

Armed with a camera, a map and home-made riot gear, performance makers Breach, and Guardian award-winning video artist Dorothy Allen-Pickard set out to mark the…

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Filter Theatre presents

Twelfth Night

This story of romance, satire and mistaken identity is crafted into one of the most exciting and accessible Shakespeare productions of recent years. Experience the…

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Into the Hoods: Remixed

The newly revamped version of the award-winning production that stormed the West End in 2008.

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From Hollywood scores to American independent cinema and European arthouse movies, the soundtrack has played a pivotal role in film history. Our Soundtrack season features a…

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Bootworks Theatre presents

The Many Doors of Frank Feelbad

Following The Incredible Book Eating Boy, Bootworks return to HOME with this brand new show. The Many Doors of Frank Feelbad is a show for…

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