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 Theatre area.
Below 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.
DR Q - QUIZ NIGHT!
ON SUMMER BREAK - BACK SOON!
£2 per head (CASH ONLY!)
He defeated The Governess on 'The Chase', made the 'Fifteen to One' grand final, came last on 'Supermarket Sweep'...
Now he writes questions for 'Mastermind'!
So, get revising & join the Doctor for an evening of quizzing brilliance!!
Join Dr Q for a good time in the arches!
8:30pm - 12:00pm
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.
12:00 - 14:00
FREE - Booking Essential
A time for our younger patrons (Under 5's) and their carers to come, have a boogie, maybe play some games and meet some other 53two Didi's whilst the older folk can kick back, grab a coffee (or something stronger!) and put the world to rights with like minded people. (Older folk are allowed to dance too!).
The event is completely free, but, please do reserve a ticket as numbers are limited!
With Toby Hadoke
The last Sunday of the month.
Tickets £10 INCLUDING A £5 drinks voucher
£2 UNWAGED Tickets
DOORS 7pm - SHOW 7:30pm
Presented by Toby Hadoke, top circuit comedians try out their new material in the arches of 53two. Who turns up, you never know but an evening of sheer quality is guaranteed.
Comedy at it's finest beneath the iconic brick arches of 53two.
Grab a pie and a pint before the show for just £9!
Testing, Testing is not quite like other gigs. We do things differently here. The acts have come for a safe, fun space to try their new stuff. They don’t need your “help” - so, thank goodness, you can leave your heckles at home. Also, the gig’s really good - so you don’t need your phone, and we ask you to respect your fellow audience members and the acts by taking any conversation you may wish to engage in outside. Toby’s an affable chap but he has zero tolerance for bad manners : comics like to do this show because he’s made it nice. Don’t be the one to make it not nice. Thank you!
Tickets £5 REDEEMABLE DRINKS VOUCHER
The return of MIXOLOGY! The no-strings networking night that's more relaxed than a spa break in the sunshine; music, drink, good times. Come along and mix with like-minded people and if you want, you can jump on the mic and share your upcoming project, shout out for people who you might need to get your work off the ground, sell your play/film or just introduce yourself if your new to the scene. No strings, no catch, no stress.... Everyone hates networking! Not any more...
Tickets are free but we're asking everyone to purchase a £5 drinks voucher redeemable on the night. Voucher redeemable on the nights of 21st September ONLY.
(Check dates to confirm)
Doors: 7:00pm - Show: 8:00pm
(£3 for members - become a member!)
XS Malarkey is a not-for-profit comedy club, hosted every week by Toby Hadoke, and eagerly maintained by a group of minions who do his bidding on a regular basis.
Despite our low door price, we put on shows with professional comedians and rising stars of the comedy circuit, also giving newcomers a chance to practise their material in front of a supportive and quite frankly fantastic audience, many of whom are just as obsessed with comedy as we are. We feed our audience’s comedy obsession by running a membership scheme charging a ludicrously cheap £3 per ticket. We don’t do group discounts, because to be honest – we’re cheap enough already!
Are You Ready For Christmas?
ExEl Theatre Compant
Tickets (Exc Booking Fees); £5
An evening of original drama, comedy and music brought to you by emerging writers and artists from the baby boomer generation.
A script in hand productions.
ExEl Elders company are supported by 53two.
CHRISTMAS UNDER THE ARCHES WITH
MANCHESTER VOCAL ENSEMBLE
7th & 8th December
Tickets (Exc Booking Fees); £15 (£12 Conc/£8 Student)
Join Manchester Vocal Ensemble 'This Christmas' at 53two for an unforgettable night featuring original vocal arrangements of your favourite pop songs and Christmas classics!
Manchester Vocal Ensemble is a contemporary vocal group with a focus on providing a fresh approach to a cappella singing.
Formed in 2019, the group is a collective of accomplished singers with a shared vision to entertain our audiences through original vocal arrangements of modern songs.
The voices within the group represent a wealth of experience and diverse musical backgrounds. From pop and folk, to the extraordinary world of film and theatre, Manchester Vocal Ensemble's original arrangements seek to deliver uplifting and memorable experiences.
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BEAR LEFT : A CHRISTMAS ANTHOLOGY
13th - 23rd December
Matinees: 16th & 23rd Dec ; 2:30pm
BSL PERFORMANCES: Sat 16th & Thurs 21st
RELAXED PERFORMANCES: Thurs 21st
Tickets: £14 (Inc Booking Fees)
Student Ticket: £10 (Exc Booking Fee - Student Card needed for entry)
Unwaged Ticket: £2 (Inc Booking Fee)
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…or so we’re told to believe.”
It's Christmas Eve. Resting from the weary road, 12 lost souls descend on Pinkerford Services in search of coffee, petrol…and answers to their existential crises. “Bear Left” presents an anthology of uplifting human stories, through scene and song, from an eclectic team of Manchester writers. The festivities are just around the corner, but not without a few detours first.
Following 2022’s Realms Of Glory, this is the second collaboration between 53two and Imaginality Productions. Created by Simon Naylor and Ollie Mills, Bear Left will feature writing from Steph Lacey, Emma Hinds, Hannah Macdonald and Mohammed Barber, with brand new score and songs by Ollie Mills.
Buckle up for a fast-paced festive journey…but prepare for a few bumps in the road.
FunNYE - A NEW YEARS EVE EXTRAVAGANZA!
Doors - 7:30pm
Show - 8:00pm
Standard Tickets £20
VIP Tables - £100
Platinum VIP Tables - £150
£2 Unwaged Tix. Available
Come celebrate NYE in the arches with a top comedy line up from Toby Hadoke!
Following on from the super successful Testing Testing and the epic re-homing of XS Malarkey, we've decided to provide you with one hell of an evening of top-flight comedy AND live music to take you into 2024. A NYE Party to end all parties!
With Toby Hadoke as your host, we welcome comedy legends Harriet Dyer, Mick Ferry and Jonathan Mayor.