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Theatre in Manchester and Cheshire

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A Taste of the West End

A night at the theatre can be an occasion to behold. And it's certainly intended to be an experience to share. Whether you enjoy serious drama, such as Shakespeare, or a musical like Mamma Mia, there are new friends here at Social Circle here for you to match your tastes and interests. We are lucky in Manchester to have two of the finest theatres outside of London, in the Opera House and Palace Theatre to bring you some of the best shows in the world, such as Wicked and The Lion King.

Up front and personal

If you enjoy Manchester theatre in a more intimate setting, we offer events at many of Manchester's smaller venues, such as 3MT theatre in the Northern Quarter. It's a great way to see local talent, as well as the stage stars of tomorrow. The Library theatre, HOME, and Hope Mills theatre are three more local venues that regularly host some amazing shows. Of course, there will be a chance to get to know each other over a drink during the interval, and at many more Social Circle events.


How about something interactive?

We often include murder mystery events on the calendar. Some are pure theatre with little involvement from you while others make you very much part of the event, so it depends on you. One of our regular murder mystery nights takes place at The Ape & Apple in the city centre on the first two Thursdays of every month. It's improvisational comedy at its best and they even throw in pizza for good measure. All-in-all, it's a great night out to enjoy with some new Manchester friends.


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 Tony

Beauty and the Beast

I saw Beauty and the Beast at the Palace Theatre with Social Circle and my God, it was amazing. The visuals were stunning and when they played the song, I have to admit to getting a bit emotional. The others may have been laughing at me but, having said that, we all got along famously after the show. :) I'm definitely looking forward to more nights like this.

social circle testimonial from Heather

Annie Get Your Gun

I saw Annie Get Your Gun with Social Circe, admittedly as I used to be a big Neighbours fan, so I largely went for nostalgia's sake. But I wasn't expecting to enjoy the show itself as much as I did. In fact, we all enjoyed it. We took in a drink after the show and promised to meet up at future events, which we did. I've become close friends with two of them, which can't be bad.

social circle testimonial from Emma

Theatre Trip

I went to see The Witches of Eastwick with Marti Pellow and had a blast. I'm a huge fan of the movie and wasn't sure what to expect but the cast put on a great show and it was just hilarious. I enjoyed a drink during the break where I got to chat properly with the other guys from Social Circle and I can't wait to see them out and about again.


Types Of Event

Indoor theatre

Indoor theatre
We are lucky to have some fantastic theatres right here in Manchester, with the Palace Theatre and Opera House leading the way. There are also some fantastic shows frequently featuring in the lineup for the Lowry and other local theatres, which we regularly take advantage of.

Performance nights

Performance nights
Some of the best shows are those that we get to be a part of, such as the Fawlty Towers Dining Experience (we got to eat the meal eventually) or a murder mystery evening. These nights can be great fun!

Outdoor theatre

Outdoor theatre
Performances in the park on a Summer's day are a spectacle to behold, watching Shakespeare while enjoying picnic style food with new friends. Every single member who has attended outdoor theatre has given us excellent feedback.

Upcoming Events

Bond by Candlelight

07/06/2024 7.30pm to 10pm
Manchester Cathedral, Victoria St, Manchester M3 1SX
Be the first to see the finest performances with a warm friendly welcome from fellow members. Bond by Candlelight

Classic Ibiza @ Tatton Park

29/06/2024 5pm to 11pm
Tatton Park, WA16 6SG
Be the first to see the finest performances with a warm friendly welcome from fellow members. Classic Ibiza @ Tatton Park

The Brit Fest Festival

06/07/2024 1pm to 11pm
Ashley Hall Showground, Altrincham, United Kingdom, WA14 3QA
With nearly 100 acts across 2 stages, it's going to be epic! The Brit Fest Festival

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