Manchester, Liverpool, and the Peak District

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Manchester, Liverpool, and the Peak District - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Bluecoat

    City Centre

    The city center's oldest building is now a creative hub encompassing contemporary visual arts, live art, literature, music, and dance, along with a café and bistro.

    School La., Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 3BX, England
  • 2. HOME

    University Quarter

    This cutting-edge contemporary arts venue houses a main 450-seat theater, a studio theater space, a gallery, five cinema screens, and digital production and broadcast facilities, as well as a bar, a café, and a bookshop.

    2 Tony Wilson Pl., Manchester, Manchester, M15 4FN, England
  • 3. Manchester International Festival

    This biennial multi-arts festival has played a major role in Manchester's cultural development since it launched in 2007. With international artists such as Björk and Marina Abramović making appearances, it often premieres events that go on to tour nationally or globally. Events take place in some of the city's most popular performing arts spaces, as well as obscure locations such as disused buildings.

    Manchester, Manchester, England
  • 4. Royal Exchange Theatre

    City Centre

    Housed in the city's one-time cotton exchange, this innovative venue for classic and contemporary works includes a glass-and-metal structure cradling a theater-in-the-round, plus a studio space.

    St. Ann's Sq., Manchester, Manchester, M2 7DH, England
  • 5. Bridgewater Hall

    St Peters Square

    This dramatically modern venue—which sits on 280 springs to reduce external noise—is home to Manchester's renowned Hallé Orchestra, as well as the BBC Philharmonic. It also hosts rock and pop concerts.

    Lower Mosley St., Manchester, Manchester, M2 3WS, England
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  • 6. Buxton Festival

    This renowned event, held for two weeks during mid-July each year, includes opera, drama, and concerts.

    The Square, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6AZ, England
    01298-72190-box office
  • 7. Everyman Theatre

    City Centre

    This vibrant theater in a prize-winning contemporary building focuses on British playwrights and experimental productions from around the world, as well as hosting a playwrights' workspace. There's also a café and a basement bistro. A nearby sister theater, the Playhouse, stages slightly more mainstream productions.

    5–11 Hope St., Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 1EL, England
    0151-709–4776-both theaters
  • 8. FACT

    City Centre

    The Foundation for Art and Creative Technology offers up a unique mix of exhibitions, films, and participant-led art projects, plus a café.

    88 Wood St., Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 4DQ, England
  • 9. Liverpool Empire

    City Centre

    This theater presents musicals, live music acts, and occasionally dance and opera.

    Lime St., Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 1JE, England
  • 10. Opera House

    City Centre

    This elegant historic venue hosts musicals as well as opera, classical ballet, concerts, and Christmas pantos.

    3 Quay St., Manchester, Manchester, M3 3HP, England
    0333-009 5399
  • 11. Palace Theatre

    City Centre

    One of the city's largest theaters presents mainly touring musicals and tribute acts.

    97 Oxford St., Manchester, Manchester, M1 6FT, England
  • 12. Philharmonic Hall

    City Centre

    This large art deco concert hall and sometime cinema plays host to concerts by the resident Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as contemporary rock, pop, folk, roots, jazz, and blues performances.

    Hope St., Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 9BP, England
  • 13. Royal Court Theatre

    City Centre

    This restored art deco venue is one of the city's most appealing sites for stand-up comedy, theater, and more. Visitors can also take a heritage tour of the building.

    1 Roe St., Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 1HL, England
  • 14. Royal Northern College of Music

    University Quarter

    The College hosts classical and contemporary music concerts—everything from opera to jazz.

    124 Oxford Rd., Manchester, Manchester, M13 9RD, England
  • 15. The Kings Arms


    Live music, plays, and comedy feature on the bill of this intimate, bohemian space above a traditional pub.

    11 Bloom St., Manchester, Manchester, M3 6AN, England

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