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See some new local talent in Manchester

The energy of a Manchester live band can be a great relief to the stresses of the working week. Just maybe you enjoy sitting in a pub with a live band showcasing local talent while getting to know some new people over a drink. Well, you're in luck because we're in Manchester and live music is never too far away. Manchester is truly a city that has long been passionate about music and its roots here are visible around every corner.


Global superstars

The Manchester music scene also has some of the finest concerts and concert venues in the country. The Manchester Arena is one of Europe's major concert venues with some of the biggest names in much having played here over the years, from Dolly Parton to Beyonce, and everyone in between.


Putting on a show

If your musical tastes bend more towards theatrical productions, you can make friends in Manchester at one of Manchester's many theatres such as The Palace Theatre, Opera House, or The Lowry. This great cultural city welcomes some of the world's top shows, direct from Broadway and the West End, including Wicked and The Lion King. These venues also welcome musical acts and tributes, such as Michael Jackson's Thriller Live and ABBA Mania.


So how does it work?

We know it’s a little unusual to turn up at an event knowing no one, so we don’t expect you to. Instead, we introduce you to the founders and then to the event host, who will make sure you’re feeling excited and not too nervous.

Whether it’s that you're looking for more things to do in Manchester or it's a lifelong ambition you're dying to fulfil, our Manchester activities have got you covered!

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social circle testimonial from Amanda

Halle Orchestra Bridgewater Hall

Seeing the Halle orchestra had always been a dream of mine. I don't know why I never took the opportunity to see them before as the Bridgewater Hall is right on my doorstep, but with Social Circle, there was really no excuse. Funny, I met someone from Social Circle on the night who said the exact same thing.

social circle testimonial from Kimberley

Local Bands, Fellow Music Lovers

I love supporting new, local bands and was pleased to see opportunities to do so with Social Circle. As is the case with any Social Circle event, you always end up meeting people with the same interests as you, so that was definitely a plus. I've become really good friends with fellow music lovers and it's all thanks to SC!

social circle testimonial from Sarah

Matt and Phreds Jazz

Jazz is one of my passions in life but my friends are mainly into other types of music so while I've been to Matt and Phreds a number of times, it was either by myself or a friend I had to drag along. Going with Social Circle was a completely different experience with everyone appreciating the music and having a great time.


Types Of Event

Live bands

Live bands
Our live music nights bring you the freshest mix of new and exciting artists that Manchester has to offer. Come and support local talent while sharing a drink or two with some new friends. It's the Manchester thing to do.

Live jazz

Live jazz
Matt and Phreds is the finest jazz club in the North and the only venue solely dedicated to live jazz talent. Its smoky atmosphere and fine wine makes for a great night. And its pizzas are famous for a reason. The talent comes from far and wide to attract visitors to the venue.


We're lucky in Manchester to feature some wonderful concert venues, such as the Manchester Arena and Manchester Apollo. Come and see your favourite artists perform on the big stage and meet some fellow fans at the same time. Listening to an album is one thing but the energy from a live performance is something else.

Upcoming Events

Fun Lovin Criminals Live

10/12/2023 7.30pm to 10.30pm
O2 Ritz Manchester, Whitworth Street West Manchester M1 5NQ
Fun Lovin’ Criminals hit the road in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their iconic second album. Fun Lovin Criminals Live

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