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 | Music

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

  • 2. HOME

    University Quarter | Film

    This cutting-edge contemporary arts venue houses a main 450-seat theater, a studio theater space, a gallery, five cinema screens, and digital...Read More

  • 3. Manchester International Festival

    Festivals

    This biennial multi-arts festival has played a major role in Manchester's cultural development since it launched in 2007. With international...Read More

  • 4. Royal Exchange Theatre

    City Centre | Theater

    Housed in the city's one-time cotton exchange, this innovative venue for classic and contemporary works includes a glass-and-metal structure...Read More

  • 5. Bridgewater Hall

    St Peters Square | Concerts

    This dramatically modern venue—which sits on 280 springs to reduce external noise—is home to Manchester's renowned Hallé Orchestra, as well...Read More

  • 6. Buxton Festival

    Festivals

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

  • 7. Everyman Theatre

    City Centre | Theater

    This vibrant theater in a prize-winning contemporary building focuses on British playwrights and experimental productions from around the world...Read More

  • 8. FACT Centre

    City Centre | Film

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

  • 9. Liverpool Empire

    City Centre | Music

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

  • 10. Opera House

    City Centre | Dance

    This elegant venue hosts West End musicals as well as opera and classical ballet performances. ...Read More

  • 11. Palace Theatre

    City Centre | Music

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

  • 12. Philharmonic Hall

    City Centre | Film

    This large art deco concert hall and sometime cinema plays host to concerts by the resident Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, as well...Read More

  • 13. Royal Court Theatre

    City Centre | Theater

    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...Read More

  • 14. Royal Northern College of Music

    University Quarter | Music

    Host to classical and contemporary music concerts—everything from opera to jazz. ...Read More

  • 15. The Kings Arms

    Salford | Music

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

  • 16. Three Minute Theatre

    Northern Quarter | Film

    Also known as the 3MT Venue, the self-described "vintage recycled boutique theater" hosts innovative plays, music, comedy, poetry, and film....Read More

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