Work both delicate and dangerous. Seasons that shine a light on otherwise overlooked film. Theatre premieres, a new performance space and exhibition launches by artists whose work is by turns beautiful and disturbing – this season sees a packed programme here at HOME.
Why not take a look for yourself…
In this season
Explore our Oct 2016 – Mar 2017 Season
Discover our biggest and most exciting season yet. Brace yourselves for a fantastic new selection of film, art, theatre and more.
Previously in this season
HarmonieBand present Nosferatu
Nosferatu marked the first appearance on screen of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and it remains the eeriest of the many film versions of the famous tale.…
Director’s Workshop with Lily Sykes
Taking award-winning playwright Ronald Schimmelpfennig’s play, The Woman Before, Berlin-based theatre director Lily Sykes leads this three-day workshop exploring different approaches to directing text and…
Put a dark mark in your diary and head HOME this Halloween as we join forces with Film4 to present FilmFear, a 10-film fright fest…
PUSH Festival 2017
PUSH is our annual festival dedicated to supporting emerging North West-based artists, filmmakers and theatre makers to help them develop, promote and showcase their practice and create…
No Boundaries 2017
The national conference for the arts and culture sector returns, hosted by ourselves and Hull Truck Theatre.
A gritty drama based on the true confessions of 13-year-old Christiane who becomes embroiled in the 1970s West Berlin drug scene.
Panel Discussion: Wings of Desire: Where is the Berlin arts scene at NOW?
Thirty years after the film, is Berlin (still) the cultural capital of Europe? Is it (still) about the ‘poor but sexy’? Is there (still) a…
The Company of Wolves
A teenage heroine begins to discover her sexuality and its dark, unsettling power.
Made in China. Sold in Britain. Worn by you. From the factory floor to the catwalk, fresh from a sell-out run at the Young Vic,…
Staged Reading: The Blue Blue Sea
Darko drinks – just like everyone else in the council block. And then Motte arrives. 19 years old, a fallen star. Suddenly there is hope,…
Escape From Tomorrow
Made by smuggling cameras into Disneyland, this disturbing satire is guerrilla filmmaking at its best.
Queer Media Festival 2016
Returning to Manchester for its third year, the Queer Media Festival celebrates the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, told across art…
Neville Smith: A Retrospective
In January we continue our annual retrospective of overlooked British screenwriters. This time we dust off the work of writer and actor Neville Smith.
Based on the Broadway play, the story revolves around a case of mistaken identity between two Alfred Butlers - one a millionaire, the other a…
Alexander Geist: Swansong
Alexander Geist combines the dry wit of Morrissey with the soundscape of Moroder and the sensibilities of Manet. Magnetic, lush, with melodramatic lyrics and insistent…
DM16: Design City
DM16, Manchester’s fourth annual festival that celebrates design in all its forms, returns - with HOME hosting a season of films with design at their…
Artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers and entrepreneurs from around the world have moved to Berlin for inspiration, experimentation and cheap rent. It’s a city that nurtures…
John Hyatt: Rock Art
John Hyatt is an artist, musician, scientist and irrepressible explorer. His latest exhibition brings the findings, objects and narratives of his restless inquiry together for…
The Irish Film Institute Presents George Best: Football As Never Before
It’s hard to imagine a filmmaker focusing on a single player for an entire game or match, but that’s just what German filmmaker Hellmuth Costard…
Mark Leeming: Bearded Brutes
Bearded Brutes is a collection of vivid photographic portraits bursting with colour, sparkle and, perhaps unsurprisingly, beards.
A Coffee in Berlin
A love-letter to the city of Berlin and Generation Y, depicting a day-in-the-life of twenty-something law school dropout Niko.
Yule be Sorry – A Christmas Cabaret
An unmissable evening of high comedy, sound, vision, paint and song from Manchester’s own David Hoyle, London’s award-winning cabaret stars Bourgeois & Maurice and the…
Portraits in Motion
Volker Gerling is a master of flipbooks. In this enchanting and intimate show, he brings his favourite portraits to life and shares the heart-warming stories…
Fresh from sold-out performances in Germany, Singapore, Bucharest and Moscow, award-winning a-cappella wunderkinds Claudia Gray, Marcus Melzwig and Christopher Nell hit all the right musical…
Preview: Wot u :-) about?
Join us for a preview and gallery tour of Visual Artist Rachel Maclean's new show Wot u :-) about?
Preview: Jeroen Erosie & Yuck Print House
Join us for the preview of our new HOME Projects exhibition by Dutch street artist Jeroen Erosie.
WOW! Said The Owl: Access Workshop
A fantastic opportunity for children to get a close-up experience of WOW! Said The Owl. This multi-sensory workshop explores costume, set and lighting, and is…
Dr. Strangelove Intro
This screening will be introduced by Sir Christopher Frayling, one of the world’s foremost experts in film culture.
This screening will be introduced by design writer Alice Rawsthorn, who will talk about Saul Bass and his iconic title sequence for the film.
The Dark Crystal
On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore…
Daydreaming in the City
This micro-festival explores daydreaming and poetic states of mind, and features an eclectic programme of spoken word performance, talks, music, film and an immersive audio…
Little Shop of Horrors
Feed me, Seymour! Feed me! Rick Moranis stars in Frank Oz's oddball musical about a man-eating plant from outer space.
After last year's sell-out, we are delighted to announce that TEDxManchester is returning to HOME in February. Fancy a mix of engaging, provocative and inspiring live speakers,…
The Inner Life of Martin Frost
Having completed his fourth novel, Martin Frost accepts the invitation of friends to spend a few weeks in their vacant country house. On his first…
Victoria Lucas: Lay of the Land (and other such myths)
Co-commissioned and curated by Mark Devereux Projects. Lay of the Land (and other such myths) is a new project and exhibition investigating connections between gender and…
I’m Too Happy
Selected by artist Rachel Maclean and curator Bren O’Callaghan, our season of films expands upon themes within the artist’s rainbow-dipped yet always unsettling works that…
A Very 80s Christmas
The festive season comes alive with big hair, dodgy fashion and the best of 80s cinema.
Forgotten TV Drama
Our Forgotten season highlights a few of the many productions that have survived being junked or wiped, including dramas from Granada and BBC North West…
Ernest & Celestine
The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine, this a film of immense charm and warmth. Sure…
¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Festival presents Drácula
Filmed at night on the sets being used by the better-known version starring Bela Lugosi, this Spanish language version of Drácula is considered by many as…
Manchester Animation Festival 2016
Manchester Animation Festival returns to HOME with special guests, screenings, workshops, retrospectives, masterclasses and more. Guests include Aardman Animations co-founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton,…
Berlin Now Film Season
For pioneering filmmakers, Berlin has long been a source of fascination and inspiration. The films we’ve chosen for Berlin Now are not all set in…
The Princess Bride
A grandfather reads his sick grandson a story of swashbuckling swordsmen, dread pirates and true love in this warm and funny fairytale.
Paul Auster: Man of Cinema
Paul Auster is the best-selling author of Winter Journal, Sunset Park, Man in the Dark, The Brooklyn Follies, The Book of Illusions, The New York…
Preview: Lay of the Land
Join us for the preview of Lay of the land (and other such myths) the new project and exhibition investigating connections between gender and geographical…
Blue in the Face
The Brooklyn cigar store owned by Augie Wren (Harvey Keitel) is a drop-in centre for all manner of local eccentrics. When he announces his intention…
Feed Me Intro
The screening on Sat 29 October will be introduced by artist and director Rachel Maclean.
TheatreSh!t Theatre presents
A cabaret piece about what happens when women are given just one hour a day to think about what it is to be a woman.
TheatreJamal Harewood presents
Have you ever seen a polar bear in the flesh? Been close enough to notice just how white these magnificent mammals are? Remove your shoes,…
TheatreFidget Theatre presents
Molly’s Marvellous Moustache
A new theatrical adaptation of the original storybook, featuring an original music score, playful interaction and lots of laughs.
TheatreGary McNair presents
A Gambler’s Guide To Dying
The story of one boy’s granddad who won a fortune betting on the 1966 football World Cup and, when diagnosed with cancer, gambled it all…
TheatreRiotous Company presents
Scherzo for piano and stick
Following in the footsteps of Insomnia, composer Nikola Kodjabashia performs on prepared piano, as well as using voice and percussion, in this 50-minute newly composed…
TheatreWalrus Theatre presents
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons
Walrus’ award-winning debut imagines a world where we’re forced to say less; examining how we express ourselves, personally and politically, through the lens of one…
TheatreSoho Theatre presents
Pajama Men: 2 Man 3 Musketeers
The shape-shifting Pajama Men are back with a live, comic existential meltdown.
Rachel Maclean: Wot u :-) about?
Wot u :-) about? is a major solo exhibition of entirely new work by acclaimed Scottish artist Rachel Maclean, who will represent Scotland at the…
Welcome to our inaugural Orbit Festival, showcasing 10 of the most exciting and critically acclaimed productions from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and beyond.
RSC Live: King Lear
Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days…
Banned for years for getting too close to the political knuckle, Kieślowski's three-part narrative hinges on whether medical student Witek (Bogusław Linda) catches a train,…
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Dr. Strangelove is the classic, biting satire on the threat of total nuclear annihilation starring Peter Sellers. Based on the tense and earnest 1958 novel…
Back to the Future
"You built a time machine, out of a DeLorean?" Marty McFly needs to get back to the future in this quintessential 80s film.
The Saddest Music in the World
Guy Maddin's new film starring Isabella Rossellini. Part of the Guy Maddin season
One of the great British Gothic chillers, based on The Turn of the Screw.
Another classic Coppola, in which Hackman’s isolated, private life is built on other peoples’ private lives and conversations, picked up by his bank of electronic…
A world premiere based on the astonishing book by legendary journalist Ryszard Kapuściński, from the team that brought you Kafka’s Monkey.
Paradoxparadox by Protovoulia
Over five days, Brazilian duo Rafael Abdala and Jessica Goes will keep eight artists from Greater Manchester in full experimentation-mode through a collaborative long-durational creative…
Two Man Show
Men have all the power. John and John keep hearing people say that men have all the power, but it doesn’t feel like that to…
Manchester Camerata: UpClose – The Next Generation
Outstanding young Italian pianist Emanuel Rimoldi joins Manchester Camerata for an exploration of music and the mind. In a multi-sensory experience from darkness into light…
Manchester Science Festival presents: Scanning the Horizon
The BBC’s Horizon documentary series has examined scientific ideas for five decades. But how many of its predictions have come true? Enjoy unique access to…
Introduced by Andy Willis, Reader in Film Studies at the University of Salford and HOME Film Senior Visiting Curator.
HOME Artist Film Weekender 2016
Our annual celebration of the alt-wonderful world of artist film is crammed with special guests, premieres and discussions.
Jeroen Erosie: Yuck Print House
See and buy works from Dutch graffiti artist Jeroen Erosie.
Met Opera Live: L’Amour de Loin
Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera has its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production with Eric Owens as the knight on a quest of love and…
Met Opera Live: Rusalka
Director Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvořák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption with Sir Mark Elder conducting.
Met Opera Live: Don Giovani
The charismatic baritone Simon Keenlyside plays the title hero, opera’s ultimate cad, who goes to hell in a dazzling coup de théâtre in Mozart's classic…
Met Opera Live: Tristan und Isolde
Opening the new Met Opera Live season, Tristan und Isolde features a cast of outstanding Wagnerians: Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as…
Met Opera Live: Idomeneo
Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by James Levine.
Met Opera Live: La Traviata
Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo.
TheatreRhum and Clay Theatre presents
A story about memory, free will and how the choices of our past define who we are in the present, accompanied by a live jazz…
Met Opera Live: Roméo et Juliette
Bartlett Sher’s new production of Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation has won acclaim for its vivid 18th century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La…
ROH Live: Madama Butterfly
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by…
ROH Live: The Nutcracker
The Royal Ballet's glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite. Tchaikovsky's glittering…
ROH Live: Così fan tutte
Mozart’s classic opera Così fan tutte puts two pairs of lovers to the test – with great music but distinctly unexpected results. This lively, youthful…
ROH Live: Les Contes d’Hoffmann
The Royal Opera's lavish production of Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann), Offenbach's masterpiece, is a favourite with audiences. Created by Academy Award-winning film…
ROH Live: Il Trovatore
International superstars Vitaliy Bilyy, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian and Gregory Kunde lead a superb cast of world-class singers in this Verdi classic. Il trovatore is…
RSC Live: The Tempest
Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in this groundbreaking production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran.
946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
Based on Michael Morpurgo’s The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, 946 explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings. With signature Kneehigh sorcery,…
WOW! Said the Owl
Based on the acclaimed children’s book by writer Tim Hopgood, Wow! Said the Owl explores the wow-wow world of colours with a curious little owl…
Dave Haslam with Lemn Sissay: Gold from the Stone book launch
Hosted by Dave Haslam, this event marks the publication of Lemn Sissay’s new book of poetry – Gold from the Stone which brings together new…
Met Opera Live: Nabucco
The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine.
Instigate Arts: Identity
'Identity' considers the anxiety between the hand we are dealt in life and the prizes we strive for. How does this feed our fragile sense…