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

Cinema: What’s on in February


Green Book (12A)

From Fri 1 Feb
Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen star in this engrossing story of a working class, Italian-American bouncer who takes...

Art: What’s on in February



Sat 16 Feb 2019 – Sun 17 Mar 2019
What’s it like to be sixteen years old now? This is the central thread running through multimedia project...

Events: What’s on in February