Event Listings

All of our upcoming events are listed below in date order. To filter the list, please choose one of the following options:

Flexible Booking  |  BBC Philharmonic  |  The Hallé  |  International Concert Series  |  Manchester Camerata  |  Organ Concerts  |  Family Events  |  Raymond Gubbay |  Mid-Day Concerts |  Guided Tours |  Music Makers


<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Karina Canellakis conductor | Sunwook Kim piano

Mendelssohn Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage (12’) | Beethoven Symphony No.4 (32') | Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 (44’)

Praised internationally for her technical and musical gifts, in 2016 Karina Canellakis won the prestigious Sir George Solti Conducting Award. She is joined by Hallé favourite Sunwook Kim for Brahms’s monumental First Concerto.

Wednesday 21 February 2018 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Leon McCawley, piano</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society</h6>
Leon McCawley, piano

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Haydn Sonata in C minor HXVI/20 | Hans Gál Three Preludes Op.65 | Chopin Nocturnes Op.37 No's 1 and 2 | Beethoven 32 Variations in C minor WoO 80

Thursday 22 February 2018 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Karina Canellakis conductor | Sunwook Kim piano

Mendelssohn Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage (12’) | Beethoven Symphony No.4 (32') | Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 (44’)

Praised internationally for her technical and musical gifts, in 2016 Karina Canellakis won the prestigious Sir George Solti Conducting Award. She is joined by Hallé favourite Sunwook Kim for Brahms’s monumental First Concerto.

Thursday 22 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Music Makers: Toddler session</b></h6>
Music Makers: Toddler session


Monthly music and sensory play sessions for babies/toddlers (booking is essential, maximum 4 tickets per person).

Friday 23 February 2018 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Music Makers: Toddler session</b></h6>
Music Makers: Toddler session


Monthly music and sensory play sessions for babies/toddlers (booking is essential, maximum 4 tickets per person).

Friday 23 February 2018 12:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Music Makers: Baby session</b></h6>
Music Makers: Baby session


Monthly music and sensory play sessions for babies/toddlers (booking is essential, maximum 4 tickets per person).

Friday 23 February 2018 1:45 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Music Makers: Baby session</b></h6>
Music Makers: Baby session


Monthly music and sensory play sessions for babies/toddlers (booking is essential, maximum 4 tickets per person).

Friday 23 February 2018 2.45 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Anton & Erin</b></h6>
From Broadway to Hollywood
Anton & Erin
From Broadway to Hollywood


Anton du Beke & Erin Boag | Richard Balcombe conductor | Lance Ellington star vocalist | Six world class ensemble dancers | Manchester Concert Orchestra

Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple when they return with an exciting new show for 2018 celebrating the golden age of Hollywood. Featuring dazzling new choreography, sparkling costumes and a sensational show band performing timeless music.

Saturday 24 February 2018 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Be Hear Now</b></h6>Relaxed Concert and Workshop
Be Hear Now
Relaxed Concert and Workshop


This event will take place in The Barbirolli Room.
A relaxed concert performance for all ages followed by a workshop for ages 0-19 - musical discovery sessions for young people with special educational needs and their families.

Sunday 25 February 2018 10:45 AM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Karina Canellakis conductor | Sunwook Kim piano

Mendelssohn Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage (12’) | Beethoven Symphony No.4 (32') | Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 (44’)

Praised internationally for her technical and musical gifts, in 2016 Karina Canellakis won the prestigious Sir George Solti Conducting Award. She is joined by Hallé favourite Sunwook Kim for Brahms’s monumental First Concerto.

Sunday 25 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Guided Tour</b></h6>
Guided Tour


Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall. Please note: the undercroft is accessed by two flights of metal steps; all other areas of the building are fully accessible.

Monday 26 February 2018 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Guided Tour</b></h6>
Guided Tour


Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall. Please note: the undercroft is accessed by two flights of metal steps; all other areas of the building are fully accessible.

Monday 26 February 2018 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Paul Carrack In Concert</b></h6>Plus support
Paul Carrack In Concert
Plus support


Legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics Paul Carrack returns to the road with his band in early 2018.

Thursday 1 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Hallé Tea Dance</b></h6>
Hallé Tea Dance


The Hallé is delighted to announce the next in the series of 'Gala Tea Dance'. During the refurbishment of Halle St Peter's they are taking their event to alternative venues including their first visit to the Longfield Suite in Prestwich.

Friday 2 March 2018 7:00PM Longfield Suite, Prestwich



<h6><b>Paul Carrack In Concert</b></h6>Plus support
Paul Carrack In Concert
Plus support


Legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics Paul Carrack returns to the road with his band in early 2018.

Friday 2 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic


Ben Gernon conductor | Richard Goode piano

Anna Clyne This Midnight Hour (12’) (UK premiere) | Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 (30’) | Mahler Symphony No. 1 (50’)

Saturday 3 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Ballet: Masterworks</b></h6>
Ballet: Masterworks


John Pryce Jones conductor | Manchester Concert Orchestra | Solo dancers from The Russian State Ballet of Siberia

An afternoon of stunning music and beautiful dance from some of the most beloved ballets of all time.

Sunday 4 March 2018 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Guided Tour</b></h6>
Guided Tour


Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall. Please note: the undercroft is accessed by two flights of metal steps; all other areas of the building are fully accessible.

Monday 5 March 2018 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Guided Tour</b></h6>
Guided Tour


Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall. Please note: the undercroft is accessed by two flights of metal steps; all other areas of the building are fully accessible.

Monday 5 March 2018 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b> Manchester Camerata </b></h6>Who Runs the World...
Manchester Camerata
Who Runs the World...


Jessica Cottis conductor | Tine Thing Helseth trumpet

We are excited to be celebrating the roles of inspirational women in music this year with our very special programme, featuring new arrangements of work by the iconic Björk and Norwegian pop sensation Aurora.

Monday 5 March 2018 7:30 PM RNCM Concert Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>Six o'Clock Classics
The Hallé
Six o'Clock Classics


Johann Stuckenbruck conductor

Let the rush hour disappear and try something different instead. Forget the crowds on the roads, trams and trains and, just for an hour, lose yourself in a selection of well-known classics.

Thursday 8 March 2018 6:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>Great Sci-Fi Movies
The Hallé
Great Sci-Fi Movies


Stephen Bell conductor | Tom Redmond presenter

Set your phasers to stun and let your imagination run riot with this inter-stellar collection of sci-fi classics. Beam yourself up to The Bridgewater Hall and enjoy a close encounter with the Hallé.

Saturday 10 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>James and Ola: Uncensored</b></h6>
James and Ola: Uncensored


This event has been postponed. Ticket holders are being contacted. Please follow the More Info link for a full statement.

Sunday 11 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Belle & Sebastian</b></h6>plus special guests
Belle & Sebastian
plus special guests


Scottish indie pop band Belle & Sebastian celebrate their 21st anniversary with a European tour and new single, 'We Were Beautiful'.

Monday 12 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Trio Dramatis</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society</h6>
Trio Dramatis

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Fraser Langton clarinet | Rosalind Ventris viola | James Willshire piano

Francaix Trio for clarinet, viola and piano | Mozart Keglestatt Trio | Rory Boyle Di tre re ed io

Wednesday 14 March 2018 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Charles Owen piano | Hallé Choir

Bach Piano Concerto in D minor BWV 1052 (23') | Mendelssohn Psalm 114 (13') | Shostakovich Symphony No.8 (61')

'A class above the rest' was how International Piano recently described Charles Owen. Tonight he brings his unique spontaneity and skills of interpretation to bear on Bach’s majestic D minor concerto.

Thursday 15 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Brit Floyd</b></h6>
Eclipse World Tour 2018
Brit Floyd
Eclipse World Tour 2018


Performing songs from Pink Floyd’s best-loved and biggest selling albums, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and The Division Bell plus much much more...

Friday 16 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Yes</b></h6>
Yes


The year 2018 marks half a century since the formation of the legendary group YES, one of the biggest bands in prog-rock history and true pioneers of the genre. To celebrate this remarkable milestone YES will embark on a 10-date UK tour next March, including The Bridgewater Hall.

Saturday 17 March 2018 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Be Hear Now</b></h6>Relaxed Concert and Workshop
Be Hear Now
Relaxed Concert and Workshop


This event will take place in The Barbirolli Room.
A relaxed concert performance for all ages followed by a workshop for ages 0-19 - musical discovery sessions for young people with special educational needs and their families.

Sunday 18 March 2018 10:45 AM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Spectacular Classics</b></h6>
Spectacular Classics


Michael Bawtree conductor | Natasha Jouhl soprano | Alexander James Edwards tenor |Manchester Concert Orchestra

A sensational show of great classics, dazzling lights and special effects.

Sunday 18 March 2018 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Guided Tour</b></h6>
Guided Tour


Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall. Please note: the undercroft is accessed by two flights of metal steps; all other areas of the building are fully accessible.

Monday 19 March 2018 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Guided Tour</b></h6>
Guided Tour


Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall. Please note: the undercroft is accessed by two flights of metal steps; all other areas of the building are fully accessible.

Monday 19 March 2018 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Stephen Hough</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
Stephen Hough

International Concert Series

Stephen Hough piano

Debussy Clair de Lune & Images Book II (17’) | Schumann Fantasy in C Op.17 (30’) | Debussy La terrasse des audiences au clair de lune & Images Book I (20’) | Beethoven Sonata in F minor Op.57 'Appassionata' (24’)

Wirral-born and Chetham’s educated, Stephen Hough is a homegrown international talent. In this programme of sharp contrasts, the refined and intuitive French-ness of Debussy provides a serene haven from the stormy emotions of Beethoven and Schumann.

Monday 19 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Jonathon Heyward conductor | Benjamin Grosvenor piano | Jonathan Scott organ

Weber Oberon: Overture (10’) | Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 (35') | Saint-Saëns Symphony No.3, ‘Organ’ (37’)

Over the last few seasons Hallé audiences have adored the playing of Benjamin Grosvenor, one of the finest young pianists in the world. He performs Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, a work that tests the mettle of any soloist. Jonathan Scott then pulls out the stops in Saint-Saëns’ impressive, fascinatingly-textured ‘Organ Symphony’.

Wednesday 21 March 2018 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Caroline Pether, violin<br>Hannah Roberts, cello</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
</h6>
Caroline Pether, violin
Hannah Roberts, cello

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Handel/Halvorsen Passacaglia for violin and cello | Martinu Duo for violin and cello No.2 in D major H.371 | Kodaly Duo for violin and cello Op. 7

Thursday 22 March 2018 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Jonathon Heyward conductor | Benjamin Grosvenor piano | Jonathan Scott organ

Weber Oberon: Overture (10’) | Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 (35') | Saint-Saëns Symphony No.3, ‘Organ’ (37’)

Over the last few seasons Hallé audiences have adored the playing of Benjamin Grosvenor, one of the finest young pianists in the world. He performs Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, a work that tests the mettle of any soloist. Jonathan Scott then pulls out the stops in Saint-Saëns’ impressive, fascinatingly-textured 'Organ Symphony'.

Thursday 22 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Beauty & The Beast</b></h6>
Film with Live Orchestra
Beauty & The Beast
Film with Live Orchestra


The 2017 live action adaptation of the classic Disney film live in concert for the first time with full orchestra.

Friday 23 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic


John Wilson conductor | Andrew Haveron violin

Copland Appalachian Spring – suite (24’) | Korngold Violin Concerto (24’) | Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 5 (39’)

Saturday 24 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Shreya Devnath (violin), RN Prakash (mridangam), Pujenthan Sivagurunathan (kanjira), Kousic Sen (tabla)</b><p>Music For The Mind And Soul</h6>
Shreya Devnath (violin), RN Prakash (mridangam), Pujenthan Sivagurunathan (kanjira), Kousic Sen (tabla)

Music For The Mind And Soul

The beautiful melodic tones of the violin weave into the rhythmic mastery of the mridangam, kanjira and tabla in this very special concert experience.

Sunday 25 March 2018 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Hallé Youth Ensembles</b></h6>
Hallé Youth Ensembles


Hallé Youth Orchestra | Hallé Youth Choir | Hallé Youth Training Choir | Hallé Children's Choir

Join the joyously-gifted members of all the Hallé's Youth Ensembles as they present a matinee of music which will showcase their talent.

Sunday 25 March 2018 3.00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Jonathon Heyward conductor | Benjamin Grosvenor piano | Jonathan Scott organ

Weber Oberon: Overture (10’) | Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 (35') | Saint-Saëns Symphony No.3, ‘Organ’ (37’)

Over the last few seasons Hallé audiences have adored the playing of Benjamin Grosvenor, one of the finest young pianists in the world. He performs Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, a work that tests the mettle of any soloist. Jonathan Scott then pulls out the stops in Saint-Saëns’ impressive, fascinatingly-textured ‘Organ Symphony’.

Sunday 25 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Guided Tour</b></h6>
Guided Tour


Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall. Please note: the undercroft is accessed by two flights of metal steps; all other areas of the building are fully accessible.

Tuesday 27 March 2018 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Guided Tour</b></h6>
Guided Tour


Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall. Please note: the undercroft is accessed by two flights of metal steps; all other areas of the building are fully accessible.

Tuesday 27 March 2018 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Jonathan Scott</b></h6>
Lunchtime Organ Concerts | Spring
Jonathan Scott
Lunchtime Organ Concerts | Spring


Bernstein arr. Scott Candide Overture | Vivaldi arr. Scott 'Spring' from The Four Seasons Op. 8: 1. Allegro 2. Largo e Pianissimo 3. Allegro Pastorale | Driffill Toccata in F minor Op. 14 | Handel arr. Scott 'Allegro' from The Cuckoo and the Nightingale HWV 295 | Mozart arr. Scott 'Allegro molto' from Symphony No. 40 K. 550 |
Bach arr. Scott Air on a G String BWV 1068 | Dukas arr. Scott The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Wednesday 28 March 2018 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Rush Hour Social</b></h6>
Rush Hour Social


Join us in the Stalls Café Bar and relax with a drink and music by musicians from in and around Greater Manchester. Free non-ticketed event.

Thursday 29 March 2018 5:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Handel's Messiah</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
Handel's Messiah

International Concert Series

The English Concert | The Erebus Ensemble | Tom Morris theatre director | Christopher Bucknall conductor/keyboard | Susanna Hurrell soprano | Catherine Wyn-Rogers contralto | Thomas Walker tenor | Marcus Farnsworth bass

Handel Messiah (semi-staged) (135' including interval of 20 mins)

This acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production, directed by Tom Morris, is now restaged for The Bridgewater Hall in this visually compelling and powerfully dramatic performance. Don't miss this opportunity to rediscover the intense spirituality of Messiah's many well-known arias and choruses.

Thursday 29 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




Manchester Camerata presents<h6><b>An Evening of Motown and Northern Soul Classics</b></h6>
Manchester Camerata presents
An Evening of Motown and Northern Soul Classics


The innovative Manchester Camerata along with renowned composer Joe Duddell will perform the very best of Northern Soul and Motown in Manchester; home of the Twisted Wheel. Expect tracks such as Long After Tonight is Over by Jimmy Radcliffe, Do I Love You by Frank Wilson, Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, and much, much more.

Friday 30 March 2018 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Steven Wilson</b></h6>
Steven Wilson


Steven Wilson has announced details of To The Bone – his expansive, brilliant fifth album - and a major 2018 UK tour including a return to The Bridgewater Hall.

Saturday 31 March 2018 Doors 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Steven Wilson</b></h6>
Steven Wilson


Steven Wilson has announced details of To The Bone – his expansive, brilliant fifth album - and a major 2018 UK tour including a return to The Bridgewater Hall.

Sunday 1 April 2018 Doors 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>TOTO</b></h6>40th Anniversary Tour
TOTO
40th Anniversary Tour


Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of TOTO.

RESTRICTED VIEW SEATS ONLY - PLEASE CALL THE BOX OFFICE ON 0161 907 9000.

Monday 2 April 2018 7.30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Guided Tour</b></h6>
Guided Tour


Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall. Please note: the undercroft is accessed by two flights of metal steps; all other areas of the building are fully accessible.

Tuesday 3 April 2018 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Guided Tour</b></h6>
Guided Tour


Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall. Please note: the undercroft is accessed by two flights of metal steps; all other areas of the building are fully accessible.

Tuesday 3 April 2018 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Guided Tour</b></h6>
Guided Tour


Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall. Please note: the undercroft is accessed by two flights of metal steps; all other areas of the building are fully accessible.

Wednesday 4 April 2018 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Guided Tour</b></h6>
Guided Tour


Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall. Please note: the undercroft is accessed by two flights of metal steps; all other areas of the building are fully accessible.

Wednesday 4 April 2018 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Beauty & The Beast</b></h6>
Film with Live Orchestra
Beauty & The Beast
Film with Live Orchestra


The 2017 live action adaptation of the classic Disney film live in concert for the first time with full orchestra.

Thursday 5 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Jaws in Concert</b></h6>Film with Live Orchestra
Jaws in Concert
Film with Live Orchestra


Steven Spielberg’s original summer movie blockbuster Jaws will be screened at The Bridgewater Hall in April 2018 accompanied by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, who will perform John Williams’ Academy Award®-winning score live and in sync to the picture.

Friday 6 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>Celebrating Quincy Jones
The Hallé
Celebrating Quincy Jones


Guy Barker conductor | Tony Momrelle and Vanessa Haynes vocalists

We celebrate the phenomenal success of the legendary composer, arranger, record producer, instrumentalist, film and television producer and actor, Quincy Jones.

Saturday 7 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b> Manchester Camerata </b></h6>W.A.M.
Manchester Camerata
W.A.M.


Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano | Gábor Takács-Nagy music director

One of the world’s most eminent pianists, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, resumes his perfect partnership with Gábor Takács-Nagy - sophisticated yet accessible, affable yet astounding.

Saturday 7 April 2018 7:30 PM The Stoller Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Nicholas Collon conductor | Boris Giltburg piano | Hallé Choir

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3 (40') | Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales (16') | John Adams Harmonium (33')

The great American composer John Adams has long been associated with the Hallé. For what is effectively a choral symphony, Harmonium, he set poetry by John Donne and Emily Dickinson, texts that suited his vision of "human voices riding upon waves of rippling sound".

Thursday 12 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Rush Hour Social</b></h6>
Rush Hour Social


Join us in the Stalls Café Bar and relax with a drink and music by musicians from in and around Greater Manchester. Free non-ticketed event.

Friday 13 April 2018 5:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

International Concert Series

Sir Roger Norrington conductor | Roger Montgomery horn

Mozart Symphony No.33 in B-flat K.319 (22’) | Horn Concerto No.4 in E-flat K.495 (17’) | Horn Concerto No.1 in D K.412/514 (9’) | Symphony No.36 in C K.326 ‘Linz’ (28’)

Sir Roger Norrington was among the first innovators of the period instrument movement. Now the OAE’s Conductor Emeritus, he joins forces with the orchestra’s Principal Horn, Roger Montgomery, to explore an instrument which Mozart loved.

Friday 13 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic


Juanjo Mena conductor | Alban Gerhardt cello | Manchester Chamber Choir (ladies)

Tchaikovsky The Voyevoda (12’) | Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2 (31’) | Ginastera Panambí (38’)

Saturday 14 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Sheridan Smith</b></h6>
Sheridan Smith


BAFTA and Olivier Award winning performer Sheridan Smith embarks on her debut UK tour, following the release of her brand new self-titled album, Sheridan.

Monday 16 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>UpClose 2</b></h6>Manchester Camerata
UpClose 2
Manchester Camerata


UpClose: The Next Generation, a collaboration with the Keyboard Trust.

Thursday 17 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Nicholas Collon conductor | Augustin Hadelich violin

Wagner Overture: The Mastersingers (11') | Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (29') | Brahms Symphony No.1 (47')

Grammy-Award-winning Augustin Hadelich plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, the composer’s most popular creation and a wondrous fusion of romantic lyricism and classical restraint.

Wednesday 18 April 2018 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Nicholas Collon conductor | Augustin Hadelich violin

Wagner Overture: The Mastersingers (11') | Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (29') | Brahms Symphony No.1 (47')

Grammy-Award-winning Augustin Hadelich plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, the composer’s most popular creation and a wondrous fusion of romantic lyricism and classical restraint.

Thursday 19 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




The Greatest Love of All</p><h6><b>The Whitney Houston Show</b></h6>
The Greatest Love of All

The Whitney Houston Show


The Whitney Houston show is a critically acclaimed live concert honouring the talent, music and memory of Whitney Houston.

Friday 20 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic


Clemens Schuldt conductor | Leonard Elschenbroich cello

Strauss Death and Transfiguration (26’) | Mark Simpson Cello Concerto (20’) (world premiere) | Shostakovich Symphony No. 1 (31’)

Saturday 21 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Be Hear Now</b></h6>Relaxed Concert and Workshop
Be Hear Now
Relaxed Concert and Workshop


This event will take place in The Barbirolli Room.
A relaxed concert performance for all ages followed by a workshop for ages 0-19 - musical discovery sessions for young people with special educational needs and their families.

Sunday 22 April 2018 10:45 AM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Nicholas Collon conductor | Augustin Hadelich violin

Wagner Overture: The Mastersingers (11') | Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (29') | Brahms Symphony No.1 (47')

Grammy-Award-winning Augustin Hadelich plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, the composer’s most popular creation and a wondrous fusion of romantic lyricism and classical restraint.

Sunday 22 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Guided Tour</b></h6>
Guided Tour


Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall. Please note: the undercroft is accessed by two flights of metal steps; all other areas of the building are fully accessible.

Tuesday 24 April 2018 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Manchester Chamber Choir</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society</h6>
The Manchester Chamber Choir

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Jonathan Lo conductor

Bridge Music when Soft Voices Die; The Bee | Britten 5 Flower Songs: To Daffodils; The succession of the four sweet months; Marsh flowers; The evening primrose; Ballad of green broom | Parry Four Songs of Farewell: My Soul, There is a country; There is an old belief; At the round earth’s imagined corners; Lord, let me know mine end

Tuesday 24 April 2018 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Guided Tour</b></h6>
Guided Tour


Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall. Please note: the undercroft is accessed by two flights of metal steps; all other areas of the building are fully accessible.

Tuesday 24 April 2018 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Magic of Motown</b></h6>Celebrating the Sound of a Generation
The Magic of Motown
Celebrating the Sound of a Generation


Celebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more, are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.

Thursday 26 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>Thrills, Spills and Chills!
The Hallé
Thrills, Spills and Chills!


Stephen Bell conductor | Petroc Trelawny presenter

Tense thrillers and great adventure stories have produced some of the world's most exciting and atmospheric soundtracks. Tonight we feature some of the most iconic. You’ll never go into the water again…

Saturday 28 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>J A Jayanth (flute), Ashwani Skankar (shehnai), Neyveli Venkatesh (mridangam), Kousic Sen (tabla)</b><p>Music For The Mind And Soul</h6>
J A Jayanth (flute), Ashwani Skankar (shehnai), Neyveli Venkatesh (mridangam), Kousic Sen (tabla)

Music For The Mind And Soul

In this special concert, two of the most remarkable woodwind instruments, the Bansuri Flute and Shenai, combine to take the audience on a melodic journey through both the Hindustani and Carnatic genres of music.

Sunday 29 April 2018 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>London Philharmonic Orchestra with Anne-Sophie Mutter</b></h6>
London Philharmonic Orchestra with Anne-Sophie Mutter

Anne-Sophie Mutter violin | Lukasz Borowicz conductor

Berlioz Le Carnaval Romain (9') | Penderecki Violin Concerto No. 2 (38') | Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 (46')

The prospect of hearing violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter's luminous tone and effortless command in Penderecki's impassioned Second Violin Concerto is genuinely exciting, as is the opportunity to hear it conducted by Lukasz Borowicz, who has worked closely with the composer.

Tuesday 1 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Our Finest Hour</b></h6>Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain
Our Finest Hour
Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain

BBC Big Band (dir. Barry Forgie) | Annie Gill vocalist | Peter Bowles presenter

From Vera Lynn and Gracie Fields to the Andrews Sisters and Glenn Miller, the songs and music of the 1940s are as well-loved today as ever. To coincide with the lead up to the celebration of VE Day, we look back in words and music at the momentous turning point of World War Two, and Britain's finest hour, from the miracle of Dunkirk to the decisive victory of the Battle of Britain.

Friday 4 May 2018 7.30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Crazy for Gershwin</b></h6>
Crazy for Gershwin


Katie Birtill guest singer | Rodney Earl Clarke guest singer | Viv Mclean Piano | Richard Balcombe Conductor | Jacob Bradford & Danielle O’Reilly tap dancers | Manchester Concert Orchestra

Broadway glamour and toe-tapping tunes in an all-Gershwin extravaganza.

Saturday 5 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Christy Moore</b></h6>
Christy Moore


One of the most compelling and inspirational musicians Ireland has ever seen, Christy Moore has a universal fan base and still continues to entertain; cementing him as an Irish icon.

Sunday 6 May 2018 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Don McLean</b></h6>plus support
Don McLean
plus support


America's legendary singer-songwriter Don McLean returns to the UK in May for a select number of dates in support of his new album, Botanical Gardens due out on 23 March 2018.

Monday 7 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Ryan Wigglesworth conductor | Henning Kraggerud violin

Beethoven Violin Concerto in D (43') | Ryan Wigglesworth Clocks from a Winter’s Tale (20') | Sibelius Symphony No.7 (21')

The remarkable Henning Kraggerud returns to play what is for many the greatest Violin Concerto of them all, that of Beethoven. Its extensive first movement is largely lyrical, the second sublime and the third simply bursts with buoyancy and energy.

Thursday 10 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic


Ben Gernon conductor | Stefan Dohr horn

Wagner Rienzi Overture (14’) | Wolfgang Rihm Horn Concerto (21’) (UK premiere) | Weber, orch. Berlioz Invitation to the Dance (10’) | Beethoven Symphony No. 7 (37’)

Saturday 12 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Remembering Fred</b></h6>
Remembering Fred


Featuring Strictly Come Dancing stars Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara, Remembering Fred is an evening of song and dance celebrating the legacy of Hollywood icon Fred Astaire.


Sunday 13 May 2018 Doors 2.00PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Remembering Fred</b></h6>
Remembering Fred


Featuring Strictly Come Dancing stars Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara, Remembering Fred is an evening of song and dance celebrating the legacy of Hollywood icon Fred Astaire.


Sunday 13 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Nigel Kennedy - Bach meets Kennedy meets Gershwin</b></h6>
Nigel Kennedy - Bach meets Kennedy meets Gershwin


Nigel Kennedy has announced a UK tour for May 2018, performing new interpretations of George Gershwin, as well as performing pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach alongside his own compositions from throughout his illustrious career.

Tuesday 15 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Hong Xu piano

Schubert Symphony No.8, 'Unfinished' (23') | Mozart Piano Concerto No.18, K456 (29') | Mendelssohn Symphony No.3, 'Scottish' (37')

Sir Mark conducts Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony and whist it might be unfinished, its two movements form one of the most beautiful and satisfying musical experiences of them all. Hong Xu is not just a pianist of dazzling technique but a musician of great subtlety and insight.

Thursday 17 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Shashank Subramanyam (flute), Mysore Srikanth (violin), Parupalli Phalgun (mridangam), Kousic Sen (tabla)</b><p>Music For The Mind And Soul</h6>
Shashank Subramanyam (flute), Mysore Srikanth (violin), Parupalli Phalgun (mridangam), Kousic Sen (tabla)

Music For The Mind And Soul

Grammy award nominated Shashank Subramanyam is a flute maestro known internationally for his scintillating logic-dying virtuosity. Shashank began learning the flute from a young age and performed in the senior most spot of the Music Academy at just 12 years old – a record yet to be broken in the history of South Indian music.

Saturday 19 May 2018 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic


Vassily Sinaisky conductor | Tasmin Little violin

Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1 (25’) | Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony (57’) |

Saturday 19 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Hong Xu piano

Schubert Symphony No.8, 'Unfinished' (23') | Mozart Piano Concerto No.18, K456 (29') | Mendelssohn Symphony No.3, 'Scottish' (37')

Sir Mark conducts Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony and whist it might be unfinished, its two movements form one of the most beautiful and satisfying musical experiences of them all. Hong Xu is not just a pianist of dazzling technique but a musician of great subtlety and insight.

Sunday 20 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Nils Lofgren - 50 Years...Up The Road</b></h6>An Intimate Acoustic Evening of Songs and Stories with Nils Lofgren
Nils Lofgren - 50 Years...Up The Road
An Intimate Acoustic Evening of Songs and Stories with Nils Lofgren


Celebrating his 50th year of touring professionally, Legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame E Street Band Member and solo artist Nils Lofgren makes his first return to the UK in three years for a 15 city tour, accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Greg Varlotta.

Tuesday 22 May 2018 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Hong Xu piano

Schubert Symphony No.8, 'Unfinished' (23') | Mozart Piano Concerto No.18, K456 (29') | Mendelssohn Symphony No.3, 'Scottish' (37')

Sir Mark conducts Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony and whist it might be unfinished, its two movements form one of the most beautiful and satisfying musical experiences of them all. Hong Xu is not just a pianist of dazzling technique but a musician of great subtlety and insight.

Wednesday 23 May 2018 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>An Evening with Joan Baez</b></h6>
An Evening with Joan Baez


Legendary singer, songwriter, activist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Baez, has announced an extensive 2018 world tour.

Thursday 24 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Jonathan Scott</b></h6>
Lunchtime Organ Concerts | Around the World
Jonathan Scott
Lunchtime Organ Concerts | Around the World


Mendelssohn arr. Scott Hebrides Overture Op. 26 (Fingal's Cave) | Satie arr. Scott Gymnopédie No.1 | Vierne Carillon de Westminster Op. 54 No. 6 | Smetana arr. Scott Vlatava ('The Moldau' From Má vlast) | Guy Bovet Salamanca | Liszt arr. Scott Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

Friday 25 May 2018 1.10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Dresden Philharmonic</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
Dresden Philharmonic

International Concert Series

Michael Sanderling conductor | Arabella Steinbacher violin

Weber Euryanthe Overture (9’) | Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor (24’) | Beethoven Symphony No.5 in C minor (35’)

Arabella Steinbacher makes her Manchester debut, before we hear Beethoven's iconic Fifth Symphony, taking us on a journey from fateful darkness to triumphant light.

Friday 25 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic Family Concert</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic Family Concert


Bring the whole family to The Bridgewater Hall to experience the excitement and exhilaration of a full symphony orchestra. The annual family concert features orchestral favourites and many musical surprises.

Saturday 26 May 2018 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Echo & The Bunnymen</b></h6>
Echo & The Bunnymen


Echo & the Bunnymen have announced a brand new studio album ‘The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon’ for 2018, along with a headline UK tour.

Monday 28 May 2018 Doors 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b> Manchester Camerata </b></h6>Vivaldi Rocks
Manchester Camerata
Vivaldi Rocks


Hugo Ticciati violin | Bram Van Sambeek bassoon | Sven Figee hammond organ | Marijn Korff de Gidts drums | Rick Stotijn double bass

Ticciati combines Vivaldi Concertos with rock music arrangements of Muse, Metallica and Dream Theatre.

Thursday 31 May 2018 7:30 PM The Stoller Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Siegfried Simon O'Neill tenor | Mime Gerhard Sigel tenor | The Wanderer Iain Paterson bass-baritone | Alberich Martin Winkler bass-baritone | Fafner Clive Bailey bass | Woodbird Malin Christensson soprano

Wagner Siegfried: Acts I and II (164')

Sir Mark, the Hallé and an outstanding cast of singers end the season in magnificent style with a two-night concert performance of Wagner's mammoth opera Siegfried.

Saturday 2 June 2018 5:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Siegfried Simon O'Neill tenor | The Wanderer Iain Paterson bass-baritone | Erda Anna Larsson contralto | Brünnhilde Rachel Nicholls soprano

Wagner Siegfried: Act III (96')

Sir Mark, the Hallé and an outstanding cast of singers end the season in magnificent style with a two-night concert performance of Wagner's mammoth opera Siegfried.

Sunday 3 June 2018 6:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Shires</b></h6>plus support
The Shires
plus support


The biggest selling UK country act of all time, The Shires, announce their highly anticipated third album ‘Accidentally on Purpose’, due for release on 20th April 2018 through Decca Records. The trailblazing duo return to The Bridgewater Hall this summer, following the success of last year's sold out show.

Wednesday 6 June 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage 2018: Sacred and Profane</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage 2018: Sacred and Profane

International Concert Series

Harry Christophers conductor

Britten Hymn to the Virgin; Hymn to Saint Cecilia; A Shepherd’s Carol; Sacred and Profane | Cornysh My love she mourneth; Salve Regina; Ave Maria mater Dei; Woefully Array’d; Ah Robin, Gentle Robin

The title of this year's Choral Pilgrimage refers to Benjamin Britten’s last great choral piece. Britten’s virtuoso writing is placed alongside works by William Cornysh (1465-1523); whose music was written in the early Tudor florid style. In the works of both composers, worship of the feminine injects erotic charge into spiritual longing, bringing sacred and profane closer together.

Thursday 7 June 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Albéniz/Falla
BBC Philharmonic
Albéniz/Falla


Juanjo Mena conductor | Martin Roscoe piano

Albéniz The Magic Opal - Overture (9’) | Albéniz, orch. Enescu Rapsodia española (13’) | Falla La vida breve (64’)

Saturday 9 June 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Kevin & Karen Dance</b></h6>The Live Tour 2018
Kevin & Karen Dance
The Live Tour 2018


Following a sensational sell-out debut tour last year, Strictly sweethearts Kevin and Karen Clifton are back in 2018 with a brand new show. Expect a sultry, hip-swinging journey through the Waltz, Cha Cha, Fox Trot, Tango and Salsa.

Sunday 10 June 2018 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Murray Perahia</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
Murray Perahia

International Concert Series

Murray Perahia piano

Programme to be announced

In the more than 40 years he has been performing on the concert stage, Murray Perahia has become one of the most sought-after and cherished pianists of our time. On his last visit to Manchester, he produced a memorable performance of Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata. Every performance by Murray Perahia is an occasion not to be missed.

Friday 15 June 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Jayanthi Kumaresh (veena), KU Jayachandra Rao (mridangam), Kousic Sen (tabla)</b><p>Music For The Mind And Soul</h6>
Jayanthi Kumaresh (veena), KU Jayachandra Rao (mridangam), Kousic Sen (tabla)

Music For The Mind And Soul

The veena has always been considered as an instrument of the Gods. The guiding star in Indian music, this concert showcases the veena at its best with one of the world’s greatest musicians at the helm, accompanied by percussionists of the highest order.

Saturday 16 June 2018 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Runrig</b></h6>
The Final Mile
Runrig
The Final Mile


Sold Out – please call the Box Office (0161 907 9000) if you would like to be added to a waiting list.

Saturday 16 June 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>George Benson</b></h6>
George Benson


George Benson returns to the Bridgewater Halll to perform his Greatest Hits from his impressive back catalogue - which includes such classics as Give Me The Night, Lady Love Me (One More Time), Turn Your Love Around, Love X Love, Never Give Up On A Good Thing and In Your Eyes.

Wednesday 20 June 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Wayne Marshall</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
Wayne Marshall

International Concert Series

Parry Fantasia & Fugue in G | Edward Bairstow Toccata Prelude on Pange Lingua, Prelude No.1 & Prelude in C | Statham Rhapsody on a Ground | Gerald Hendrie Toccata & Fugue from Le Tombeau de Marcel Dupré | Howells Rhapsody No.3 in C-sharp minor | Davies Interlude in C | Campbell Canterbury Interlude | Willan Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue in E-flat minor


Associate Artist Wayne Marshall's programme reflects the rich but neglected tradition of British organ music. Some names will be familiar, such as Howells and Parry, but there is also music by less well-known figures.

Friday 22 June 2018 7.30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6>RNCM Symphony Orchestra</h6>
RNCM Symphony Orchestra


Yan Pascal Tortelier conductor | Sergej Bolkhovets conductor | Waynne Kwon cello

Thomas Mignon Overture | Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major Op 107 | Ravel Daphnis et Chloé

Friday 29 June 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Jonathan Scott</b></h6>
Lunchtime Organ Concerts | Greatest Hits
Jonathan Scott
Lunchtime Organ Concerts | Greatest Hits


Bach arr. Scott Sinfonia to Cantata 29 | Lemare Andantino in D flat 'Moonlight & Roses' | Bach Toccata & Fugue in D minor BWV 565 | Albinoni/Giazotto Adagio in G minor | Boëllmann Suite Gothique Op. 25: I. Introduction - Choral, II. Menuet gothique, III. Prière a Notre-Dame, IV.Toccata | Widor Toccata from Symphony No. 5 Op. 42

Monday 2 July 2018 1.10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Chetham's Symphony Orchestra</b></h6>
Chetham's Symphony Orchestra
Jac van Steen conductor | Margaret McDonald mezzo soprano


ElgarThe Music Makers | Holst The Planets (length)



Friday 6 July 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Sister Act Live Choir</b></h6>
Sister Act Live Choir


See the musical comedy film 'Sister Act' like never before, on a large screen whilst a live gospel choir and band accompanies the on-screen nuns singing hit songs from the film soundtrack!

Saturday 1 September 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Camel</b></h6>
Camel


Playing Moonmadness in its entirety plus other classic tracks.

Friday 7 September 2018 Doors 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Joan Armatrading</b></h6>
Joan Armatrading


Joan Armatrading has spent the last 45 years touring and recording. Her 2018 tour is only the second time she has toured completely solo.

Sunday 30 September 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited</b></h6>Band with Orchestra
Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited
Band with Orchestra


Genesis' lead guitarist and part of the classic line up with Gabriel, Collins, Banks and Rutherford, Steve Hackett displays extraordinary versatility in both his electric guitar playing and his composing. He is equally adept at renditions of classical pieces as he is with his own acoustic guitar compositions that have gained the admiration of many. Never one to rest on his laurels, Steve continues to blaze a trail with new material and to be an exhilarating and groundbreaking artist, and this year performs a special Genesis Revisited show with his band and a live orchestra.

Wednesday 3 October 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Cliff Richard</b></h6>
58-18=60th Tour
Cliff Richard
58-18=60th Tour


SOLD OUT
With 103 album releases, 123 single hits and the equivalent of 20 years spent in the UK charts, voted Britain’s "Ultimate Pop Star", Sir Cliff Richard will be celebrating his 60th Anniversary in the music business in 2018.

Friday 12 October 2018 7:45 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>At Last: The Etta James Story</b></h6>
At Last: The Etta James Story


Telling the story of soul legend Etta James' turbulent life, At Last features some of her most beloved songs including Tell Mama, Something’s Got A Hold On Me, Sugar On The Floor, the heart rending I’d Rather Go Blind, her iconic signature song At Last, and more.

Sunday 14 October 2018 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Caro Emerald</b></h6>
Caro Emerald


Caro Emerald is an original pop star with the look of a Hollywood icon of yesteryear and a voice that oozes warmth and vitality. Her live performance is not to be missed – as The Daily Telegraph noted "Caro Emerald had everyone in the palm of her hand’" and her "infectious sense of fun and vintage charm can be relied on to lift the spirits".

Monday 15 October 2018 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Michael Bolton</b></h6>
Michael Bolton


Grammy Award winner Michael Bolton returns to the UK for the first time in over two years to perform his greatest hits and a selection of classic songs.

Monday 29 October 2018 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Simply Sinatra</b></h6>
Simply Sinatra


A sensational afternoon of music, song and dance celebrating Ol’ Blue Eyes himself. Matt Ford and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt are joined by a fabulous 27-piece show band and ballroom champions Chris and Emma Burrell to perform all of your favourite Sinatra hits.

Sunday 4 November 2018 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>King Crimson</b></h6>
King Crimson


King Crimson has announced the "Uncertain Times" European tour for 2018 including 6 shows across the UK. The shows will draw on material from all periods of their history, including six historic tracks that Crimson have never played live before, as well as new arrangements of Crimson classics and, of course, a healthy dose of new material.

Friday 9 November 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Billy Ocean</b></h6>plus support
Billy Ocean
plus support


Following his sold out tour in 2017, British Soul icon Billy Ocean has announced a huge UK headline tour for November/December 2018.

Monday 12 November 2018 Doors 7.00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Jurassic Park</b></h6>Film with live orchestra
Jurassic Park
Film with live orchestra


One of the most thrilling science fiction adventures ever made, and featuring one of John Williams' most iconic and beloved musical scores, Jurassic Park transformed the movie-going experience for an entire generation. Now audiences can experience this ground-breaking film as never before: projected in HD with a full symphony orchestra performing Williams' magnificent score live to picture. Welcome… to Jurassic Park!

Monday 19 November 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Dr John Cooper Clarke</b></h6>with very special guest Simon Day as Geoffrey Allerton
Dr John Cooper Clarke
with very special guest Simon Day as Geoffrey Allerton


John Cooper Clarke's new show is a sensational showcase of spoken word –a chance to see him perform material both classic and brand new as he delves into his vast back catalogue, as well as his prolific collection of new work, all read from his trademark battered notebooks, delivered in his legendary, rapid fire style and iconic Salford drawl.

Thursday 22 November 2018 Doors 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Bootleg Beatles</b></h6>
The Bootleg Beatles


The world’s most famous Beatles Tribute band continues to draw critical acclaim from across the globe with their stunning recreation of the greatest songbook of all time.

Friday 7 December 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall