Social Circle Culture in Manchester and Cheshire

Welcome to Manchester's Premium Social and Activity Network
Not going to the occasional cultural event would be wasting what's on our very doorstep. I've heard so many interesting stories about Manchester from the guided walks I'be been on and seen some fantastic shows at both The Opera House and Palace Theatre.

Would you like to embrace Manchester culture?

If you like the idea of exploring Manchester’s history and culture with likeminded people, this is the only group you’ll ever need to join. We partner with some of the biggest cultural groups in Manchester, such as Manchester Guided Tours and New Manchester Walks to offer numerous culture events every month, and all at no cost to members. If you're looking how to make friends in Manchester who love culture every bit as much as you do, you've found the right group.


What kind of events you can expect to attend

We have culture events each month dedicated to walks and tours, and also pay regular visits to the local galleries, museums, and other points of local interest, such as Victoria Baths. We also visit the two main local theatres, the Palace Theatre and Opera House where we enjoy some of the biggest shows in the world such as Wicked and The Lion King.


What you should expect to happen on the day

You’ll find our culture vultures are as friendly as anyone you’ll ever meet and can’t wait to meet likeminded people just like you. Our host will give you a friendly welcome and you’ll be enjoying Manchester culture before you know it with your new 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 to 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 its a lifelong ambition you're dying to fulfil, our Manchester activities have got you covered! Try us for Free.

social circle testimonial from Caroline

York Minste Cultural Experience

I had always wanted to visit York but it was just one of those places I had never gotten around to visiting. When I saw Social Circle were organising a day there, I had no excuses. I had a wonderful day, visiting such monuments as York Minster. Don't get me wrong, I still love a drink or two on a Friday night, but I love the odd cultural experience, too.

social circle testimonial from Pauline

Manchester Art Gallery

I have always been an art lover and the chance to go and see some of the amazing paintings they have at Manchester Art Gallery with some new friends was too good to pass up. I may love art but I also love a glass of wine so the promise of drinks afterwards didn't hurt either. We had a really interesting chat about an exhibition we had just seen over some fine Prosecco. What a great night!

social circle testimonial from Heather

Manchester Museum

There are some great museums in Manchester but it's not half as much fun going on your own so it was great to see the Manchester Museum on the calendar. I hadn't been there for years and really enjoyed meeting new people while walking through the exhibits. Throw in some tasty lunch at the museum cafe and it really was a fantastic day.


Types Of Event

Art Galleries

We pay regular visits to Manchester Art Gallery, typically with a drink or two afterwards so our members can both appreciate the art adorning the walls and catch up on socialising afterwards. We also visit other local galleries, such as the Whitworth Art Gallery.


There are some great museums in Manchester, such as the Manchester Museum, one of the finest natural history museums in the UK. There is also the People’s History Museum at Spinningfields. Perhaps the most popular among our members is the Museum of Science and Industry.

Days Out

Not that there is a shortage of things to do in Manchester but it's nice to visit nearby cities occasionally. Our members enjoy visits to such cultural cities as Chester and York, where history, religion, and famous battles pervade the local landmarks.

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Upcoming Events

Matilda The Musical

13/11/2018 , 7pm
Meeting outside The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT.
A trip to the theatre is the perfect environment to chat to some great new like-minded people.

The Greatest Showman

22/11/2018 , 7pm
Menagerie Restaurant & Bar,Ground Floor, One New Bailey, Salford, Manchester, M3 5JL
Menagerie presents a brand new show for the festive season inspired by one of our favourite films, The Greatest Showman.

Classic Cinema Club Night

27/11/2018 , 7.30pm
Social Circle Headquarters, 28 Cloister Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport SK4 3AE (next to East Didsbury tran station)
Brand New to Social Circle. From Godfather to Gone with the Wind or Goldfinger to the Great Escape, the classic cinema night is just like a book club but for cinema lovers.

Ice Cavern in the Ice Village

02/12/2018 , 12pm
Ice Village Manchester, Cathedral Gardens, Corporation Street, Manchester. M4 3BG
Imagine having oodles of fun whilst meeting new people! There is always a great mix of friendly people on our events so if you are in the mood to try some new activities, then this is the event for you.

Wicked The Musical

11/12/2018 , 7pm
Meeting outside The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT.
A trip to the theatre is the perfect environment to chat to some great new like-minded people.

Pub Walk: Party on Down

15/12/2018 , 12pm - 2pm
Meet: Outside Central Library, St Peter’s Square M2 5PD
We’re going to celebrate women putting an X on that ballot paper in 1918 (well some did) and raise a glass to Emmeline.