Welcome to Manchester's Premium Social and Activity Network

Create Experiences that reinforce how great life can be

We understand completely that meeting new people and organising nights out with your friends can be time consuming; if it comes together at all. Social Circle offers you a membership pass that you can purchase enabling you to meet like-minded people at over 100 FREE social and activity events every month. No profiling, just come and meet your type of people, and expand your social network through fun, local events. We have successfully been introducing people for 10 years.

Who can you expect to meet?

We are like-minded individuals who love meeting new people and sharing fun, new experiences.

We are teachers, office workers, nurses, call centre staff, business owners; in fact, we are anyone who has a passion for life. Some of us are turned on by the thrill of adventure, while others enjoy nothing more than meeting new friends on a Friday or Saturday night. No matter what we enjoy, each and every one of us loves nothing more than expanding our Social Circle.

We'd love for you to be a part of it.

So who are we? We're friends for life.

We'd love for you to be a part of it: click here to JOIN US
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what makes us different

  • 100+ FREE social and activity events every month free fitness classes, cinema tickets, and much more
  • Great value holidays and weekends away
  • Event reminder texts and emails
  • Manchester's best venues and attractions
  • Introductions to likeminded people
  • A family feel: no cliques
  • A host to welcome you at every event
  • 100% money back guarantee

Get to know Social Circle

Hi, I'm Steve and I'm the founder of Social Circle. Having moved from Scotland to Manchester in 2006, I found myself having to build a brand new social life from the ground up. It quickly dawned on me that my position could not have been a unique one: there must have been others who had lost their Social Circle and whom had to start all over again. I wasn't wrong.
For over a decade, Social Circle has been helping people just like you find your 'social feet', whether you have just moved to Manchester, you're recently single, your friends have entered that coupled up stage, or you're simply looking to meet new and like-minded people.
Read more on our about us page.

We know Manchester

A table tennis bar open until 4am
Where to find a Tarantula burger
The best 80's dress-up venues
And much, much more...

We've spent 10 years uncovering the very best that Manchester has to offer and we'd love to share what we know with you right here, right now.

Find out more with our insider guide:

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I too old or too young?
At Social Circle, we are all about zest for life and a passion to meet new people. If that sounds like you, we don't care what year you were born in. The majority of our members fall between the ages of 27 and 52 but we have younger members and we have older members. So as long as you are willing to share some fantastic new experiences, you can leave the rest to us :)
What can I expect to happen at an event?
You will know exactly where we are at any event as we will notify you beforehand, both by SMS and email, to provide you with the exact details. When you arrive, the host will greet you and introduce you to the other members at the event. The host will also know that it is your first time and make you feel right at home, answering any queries you may have.
What if I'm nervous?
Many of our members are nervous at their first event; it is something we're very much aware of. If you would like to let us know in advance, we will answer any questions you may have. Our host will even meet you prior to the event and have a chat with you before you both enter the venue, if you feel that this would help.
Wait, you even pay for the cost of my cinema ticket?
Yes, we really do! That is just one of the ways that make Social Circle so valuable. Your membership fees are paid for by attending just a cinema event and two fitness classes or two walks and a bowling night. What's more, each one of these events enable you to experience what makes Social Circle so special: the ability to meet people just like you, with similar interests and hobbies, and a zest for life.
Where are your events based?
Many of our events are based in the City Centre, but we also hold a large number of social events n South Manchester. We focus on these areas specifically due to ease of transportation links. However, if you're based in North Manchester, or any area surrounding Manchester for that matter, we would love to see you. Of course, we also offer walking days and weekends outside of Manchester, as well as a selection of European city breaks.
What happens after I join?
You will be immediately sent your login details, which will allow you to access the members area of the website. You will then be able to book on to as many events as you wish. When the date of your first event arrives, you will receive both an email and an SMS with explicit instructions on where to meet. The host will take it from there :)
How do I join?
Once you have decided to enhance your social life with Social Circle, meeting lots of new people and sharing some fantastic new experiences, all that is required is just two minutes of your time completing this short form.
What do you mean by inclusive events?
At Social Circle, we love to take care of our members. Even so, many people are sceptical when we tell them just how inclusive our events are. Many of our events, which are free for members, include the cost of the activity itself. For example, if you book a free place at a cinema event, the cost of your cinema ticket is included. The same applies for walks and tours from local tour operators and fitness classes at local health clubs. The list goes on.

Our Members

Moving on up

I only knew one person in Manchester before I had to relocate here for my job. Fortunately, she pointed me in the direction of Social Circle. Not being the most confident person in the world, I was quite nervous over what to expect. I needn't have worried.

Sarah

Breaking up is hard to do

Unfortunately, I lost a number of friends after breaking up with my ex-boyfriend and my weekends had become too quiet for my liking. Now I go to at least two events a month and am expanding my social circle all of the time.

Jane

People make the world go round

Sometimes it's easy to forget that we live in one of the greatest cities in the world with lots to see and do. When you can enjoy the right city with the right people, it makes you realise what life is really all about.

Gavin

Always The Bridesmaid...

Having seen a number of my friends enter relationships (including two, who recently married), I suddenly found my social life shrinking before me. I would never have even considered joining a social group but, as sceptical as I was, my social life has never been better.

Kimberley
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