Theatre Events at 53two

Below you will see a list of our upcoming events. Click on an event for more detail around them and a link to booking. If you have any questions about the events, please feel free to drop us a line


NEWVEMBER - New Writing Festival 


Tickets - £0 - £10

Returning to the arches once again for 2022, NEWVEMBER provides an affordable platform for writers to share their writing with you. Creatives can choose one of three options to submit their work, each with their own specific framework and aims. 

Check out the full line up and get a whole month of theatre in your eyes from some of Manchester's newest and most exciting writers.


November 28th

Tickets - £8 (Plus booking fee)

Unwaged - £5

Take Back Theatre Collective present an evening of urgent responses in the wake of the overturning of Roe v Wade and the increasing political attacks on the body.


A diverse group of writers and performers explore the critically important topics of identity, gender, choice, autonomy and the body as battleground.

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14th - 22nd December

£2 - £14 (Booking fee not inc)

Closing the year, 53two welcome Imaginality Productions and the world premiere of ‘Realms Of Glory.’


Set at Christmas 1940, to a toe-tapping score inspired by the golden age of wartime music, this brand-new musical tells the story of Lizzie, a munitions worker who is caught in the air raids of the Manchester Blitz. However, all is not as it seems, and the show provides a heart-warming narrative on grief and fighting for second chances.