What’s on > What’s on in February

We can’t promise you romance this February, but we can promise you’ll fall in love with something on our stages, screens or gallery walls!

The month kicks off with 1927’s visual feast The Animals and Children Took to the Streets on our Theatre 1 stage, synchronising live music, performance and storytelling with stunning films and animation. Later in the month, Emma Rice’s Wise Children arrives with a big bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak and a whole bunch of ★★★★★ reviews.

On our Theatre 2 stage is SparkPlug, an autobiographical tale of family, race and identity by Manchester’s own David Judge, set in 1980s Wythenshawe and with a nostalgia-packed soundtrack.

Highlights in our cinemas this month include the returns of LGBT History Month and the Japan Touring Programme, as well as a retrospective of work by Ngozi Onwurah as part of Celebrating Women in Global Cinema – full line-up for each season announced soon.

Theatre: What’s on in February


2 Clowns, 1 Cup

Thu 30 Jan 2020 – Sat 1 Feb 2020
Ugly Bucket have invited women to dish all the dirty details, and now they invite you to join...

Alexei Sayle: Live Tour

Fri 31 Jan 2020 – Sat 1 Feb 2020
In his own words, Alexei Sayle has been performing stand up for forty years since the day he...
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Freedom to Move

Fri 31 Jan 2020 – Sat 1 Feb 2020
Through wit, movement and laughter, Freedom to Move examines the funny, intrusive and weird questions asked to people...

The Beau Defeated

Thu 6 Feb 2020 – Sat 8 Feb 2020
Mary Pix’s hilarious play is all that is best about the Restoration archetype: a world of roaring playboys,...

Coram Boy

Thu 27 Feb 2020 – Sat 29 Feb 2020
Based on Jamila Gavin’s Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year Award-winning novel, Coram Boy is a gripping family...

Cinema: What’s on in February


Hammett (12A)

On sale soon
Wim Wenders pays homage to Film Noir. Sam Hammett ends up involved in an elaborate extortion plot by...

Preview/ Parasite (15)

Mon 3 Feb 2020
Winner of the Palme d’Or, as well as top Golden Globe nominations including best director, foreign-language film and...
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Mancunia (CTBA)

Starts Thu 6 Feb 2020 at 18.30
Mancunia is a haunting 30-minute film based around Michael Symmons Roberts’s acclaimed published poetry cycle about the myths...

Mr Jones (15)

From Fri 7 Feb
In March 1933, Welsh journalist Gareth Jones takes a train from Moscow to Kharkov in Ukraine & experiences...

Society (18)

Starts Fri 7 Feb 2020 at 20.40
One of the ickiest, most original body horror shockers of all time. A biting horror satire, it culminates...

Organ (PG)

Starts Tue 11 Feb 2020 at 18.00
A rare film showing the little-known realities of women on the home front who answered the call of...

Emma (CTBA)

From Fri 14 Feb
Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is re-imagined in this delicious...

Sea of Revival (15)

Starts Wed 19 Feb 2020 at 20.30
In a bid to rid himself of a crippling gambling addiction, Ikuo moves to his partner’s coastal hometown...

Greed (15)

From Fri 21 Feb
In this sharp satire, a thinly veiled portrait of Philip Green, Winterbottom looks at the model of exploitation...

Ten Dark Women (15)

Starts Wed 26 Feb 2020 at 18.10
Progressive for the time of its production, this black comedy follows the undoing of a married TV producer...

Dark Waters (12A)

From Fri 28 Feb
Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney (Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing...

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