What's On at 53two

At 53two we try to offer as diverse and exciting range of events as possible. These range from theatre productions, live music and quizzes, to corporate events, live podcasts, weddings, parties and more. 

We hold events both in the Bar area and the Theatre area. The buttons below will guide you to either listing. Our Live Music is every Thursday and alternates between Pianoke and guitarist Paul Hand. 

Above you will see a list of our upcoming events. Click on an image for more detail around them and a link to booking. Alternatively, check out the calendar opposite and search for a specific date.

 

If you have any questions about the events, please feel free to drop us a line. All events are fully accessible. Look out for specific listings for BSL interpreted events and events that also have Unwaged Tickets for sale. 

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SAVE THE DATE! 

We're turning 1!!! Stick the date in your diary! 


 

VIP & Donor  Evening

(Invite Only)

Friday 27th May

7:30pm - 1am

Party Time

All Welcome!

Saturday 28th May

6:00pm - 1:00am

 
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PIANOKE!

Alternate Thursdays
(see calendar for dates)

8:30pm - 11:00pm

FREE ENTRY

It's like karaoke, but with a piano!

Pop along and give us your best rendition of 'Gold', 'Lady Gaga' or 'Madame Thénardier' and make yourself the master of our house.

Don't sing? Sit back and sample some of Manchester's finest singers.

 
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OPEN MIC NIGHT AT 53TWO

25th April/30th May/27th June/25th July/29th Aug

(Last Monday of every month)

8:30pm - 11:00pm

FREE ENTRY - SIGN UP REQUIRED TO PERFORM

Are you the next Adele? Got the guitar skills of Ed Sheeran? Or maybe you've got the song writing genius of Elton John? Well 53two are providing you the platform to Showcase your talent with our incredible Open Mic Night.

Come along, bring your instrument (keyboard/PA/mics provided) and show us your stuff. You can perform solo or with a duo/trio, and you get up to 15 minutes a set. There's no pressure and the audiences are encouraged to be supportive & loving by our host so, if you've never done it before, this is your chance to give it a shot! If you've got new material, throw it our way. 

 
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DR.Q - QUIZ NIGHT
NEW DATE!! - NEXT UP - 11th May  - NEW DATE!!

We had to change the date but we're still good to go! 

(First Wednesday of every month)

7:30pm

£2 per head

He defeated The Governess on 'The Chase', made the 'Fifteen to One' grand final, came last on 'Supermarket Sweep'!

 

And now he writes questions for 'Mastermind'.

Join Dr. Q for a good time quiz at 53two the first Wednesday of every month.

 
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COMEDY AT 53TWO

29th May 2022

7:30pm

£10 (£2 Unwaged Tickets Available)

EARLYBIRD TICKETS AVAILBLE UNTIL 15th MAY - £7!

Settle down in the subterranean arches of 53two, set beneath the iconic arches of Manchester Central. MC Big Lou will guide you in slowly with a collection of some of the greatest rising and established comedians from across the UK. Grab a bev, sit back and prepare to be entertained by funny b******s! 

 

This month with the indomitable 

Chris MacArthur-Boyd

Jon Capewell

Silky

 
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MIXOLOGY

NEXT EVENT TBC

8:00pm - 1:00am

FREE EVENT

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The skill of mixing varous creatives and ideas to create a network.

Manchester. Built on a swagger, a smile and creativity. 

We're opening up the floor to you to share your ideas. Too many times the arches have heard incredible conversations, brilliant ideas and moments of genius. All too often, these ideas disappear in the haze of the morning after. 

 
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CRIMINAL - ARE OUR PRISONS FAILING US ALL? 

30th May 2022

6:00pm-8:00pm

FREE ENTRY - RESERVE TICKET ONLINE
 

Angela Kirwin thinks that the current state of the prison system is criminal. So much so that she wrote a whole book about it. But there are people working tirelessly in the sector to change that.


Join her in conversation with Diane Curry OBE and David Morgan to discuss whether prisons really are failing us all and what we can do to make sure the criminal justice system works for all of us in the future.

 
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TITTERS & TASSELS - TOOTS & LEIGH

10th July 2022
Doors open: 7:45pm

Show start: 8:00pm

£18 per ticket
NB - Ticket price includes Booking fee, no hidden charges.

 

Toots & Leigh are back with the perfect cabaret cocktail that is part Mandy Tootill with a twist of Kerry Leigh. These very silly and high-octane hosts bound around the stage like two puppies wrestling under a glittery blanket. Can you believe they are still allowed to be in charge of a burlesque show? Neither can we, but it is HAPPENING!

STARRING
- Cleopantha
- Little Peaches
- Fou Fou Kaboom
- Toots & Leigh (hosts)

 
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JULIE: THE MUSICAL

28th-30th July 2022
7:30pm
-9:00pm

£12/£10 Concession
 

Worshipped opera singer... Renowned swordswoman... Flaming bisexual

JULIE: The Musical is a brand new, original musical telling the life and adventures of historical LGBTQ+ icon Julie D'Aubigny.


Fusing live music, comedy, and even a sword fighting tap number, JULIE: The Musical celebrates not only this extraordinary life, but also Queerness and carving a place for yourself in a world not built for you.

📰 "Fierce, funny, fabulous!"
📰 “Innovative, hilarious…looking forward to seeing this in the West End!”