Manchester’s Top Entertainment Venues

Many people are searching for new forms of entertainment, slowly creeping back into normal society but also remaining regularly at home. The city of Manchester offers many top entertainment venues to meet their needs. Thankfully Manchester is where you can find theatrical productions, cultural experiences, sports venues, gambling venues, and much more. 

Theater

Theatrical performances take place throughout the city, and no matter what time of year you go you will be able to find something worthwhile. Cultural performances from professionals all the way through amateurs are available. The Palace Theatre in Manchester not only offers great shows, but great dining options beforehand. Here, Broadway and West End musicals abound. Visitors can enjoy things like the classic Lion King or Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Those looking for an off-the-beaten-path show will love Blood Brothers or The Rocky Horror Show. Heading to Manchester soon? Take in a seasonal performance like:

  • Riverdance
  • White Christmas
  • 25 Years of Lord of the Dance

The Manchester Palace Theater is one of three main theaters in the city of Manchester known as a non-profit Performing Arts Center where programs are presented by professional theater companies, youth programs, and teen groups.  The Royal Opera House in Manchester is where you can see operatic performances and ballet troupes live on stage nearby to the Palace Theater. 

Casinos

If you want a slightly different type of fun, casinos throughout the city, and online, give you a chance to play your favorite games, maybe even place bets on some of the team’s you have witnessed at Manchester’s stadiums. Live casino gaming is an option even to Thai speakers as well wherein you can capitalize on a Manchester venue which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home or hotel. With live games, you have the opportunity to play a real game against actual people from around the world, not necessarily just in Manchester. What’s more, you can enjoy the same features of a live dealer who is using actual cards across a physical table, just not one next to you. At Manchester’s top casino venue, you can play any games you already love, or test new games that entice you. 

Sports

Sports are, of course, a Manchester passion, with many UK and international fans supporting the city’s football clubs: Manchester United and Manchester City. United’s matches are played at Old Trafford Stadium, and City at the Etihad Stadium.  Fans can also visit the facitlities with guided tours available.  Old Trafford also plays host to top level Rugby League matches, including the Challenge Cup and Grand Final. The Manchester Arena complex features the Manchester Giants pro basketball team, as well as major boxing matches and swimming meets.  Concerts and shows are also hosted there, if sports aren’t your fancy!

Other major sports venues in Manchester include the world famous Old Trafford cricket ground, and the UK National Cycling Centre, home to top class international cycling races.

Dining

That said, you can certainly take advantage of thematic restaurants to bring together more than one form of entertainment for the night. James Martin Manchester is an elegant and modern British casino restaurant giving you the opportunity to combine your love of gaming with your love of dining. Beyond that, Manchester is home to many fine dining opportunities, the majority of which are situated nearby to other entertainment venues, next 2 theaters or within walking distance of major sports venues. For example, The Sparrows Continental Pasta and Spätzle is a casual choice but one that has a delightful outdoor brick patio on which to enjoy international cocktails and a variety of European pasta dishes. For those who want something more seasonal, the Erst win e bar has smaller plates that are just enough to get you through your evening with an impressive wine list all of which can be enjoyed in this contemporary setting. For those who don’t want something contemporary and want something international, Tattu Bar and Restaurant has a sophisticated interior all of which boasts carved screens and dark stained woods to highlight the Chinese cocktails and cuisine. Hawksmoor Manchester is one of the top steakhouses in the country.

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