Music in Manchester

Manchester is the cultural capital of the United Kingdom, this city is diverse in the range of activities which you can take part in, so read on and soon you could be getting your teeth stuck into an excellent day out!


If you’re in to live music, you’ve definitely come to one of the best British cities for your fix. Below is a list of music venues, live-music nights and clubs for you to visit!

Music Venues

If you’ve come to Manchester to see your favourite band live, chances are you will be seeing them at one of the following stadiums:

  • Manchester Arena
  • Manchester Apollo
  • Albert Hall
  • Manchester Academy
  • Band on the Wall
  • Day and Night Café
  • Ruby Lounge
  • Deaf Institute

Live Music and Open Mic Nights

If going to a pub, taking part or listening to other musicians perform live is more up your street, read on for a list of places which provide live music:

  • Matt and Phreds
  • Sofar Sounds
  • Comedy Store
  • Thirsty Scholar
  • Lass O’Gowrie
  • Trof
  • Ape & Apple
  • The Whiskey Jar
  • Zoo Bar


If you’re a cluboholic like me, Manchester is about to be your new favourite city. Below is a list of nightclubs for you to check out:

  • Gorilla
  • Lola Lo
  • TAKE
  • Tiger Tiger
  • Suburbia
  • The Milton Club
  • Antwerp Mansion
  • Suede
  • South
  • Albert Hall
  • Versions
  • Sound Control
  • LIV
  • The Warehouse Project
  • Sankey’s
  • Deaf Institute
  • The Liar’s Club
  • Bijou
  • Revolution de Cuba

If there’s somewhere that we missed on this list, feel free to let us know!