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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. 

Dr Q
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DR. Q - QUIZ NIGHT

27th February 2023

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'. So get revising & join the Doctor for an evening of quizzing brilliance!!

 

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

Pianoke
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PIANOKE!

23rd February 2023

8:30pm - 12:00pm

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.

Drowning

DROWNING

4th March 2023

7:30pm

(£2 Unwaged Tickets available)

Oldham Coliseum Theatre Associate Artists Dare to Know Theatre revive their sell out debut play; Drowning.


An Intelligent but naïve sixteen-year-old, Josh, with extreme views on mental health, claims that suicide is selfish. However, as his world crumbles around him, his life begins to spiral out of control…

Written and Performed by Jake Talbot. Directed by Miranda Parker.

"Jake Talbot has done sterling work"
"Thought-Provoking and Involving" 
"Talbot treads a fine line" 
"Poignant and thought-provoking"

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Victor Patrascan - The Dirty Immigrant

20th & 21st March 2023

8:00pm

£12.50 • Group of 4+
£15 • Normal online ticket
£17.50 • door tickets • available at the door from 18:00 PM • Cash only

Wanna see a dirty immigrant tell dirty jokes? If you’re someone who thinks we should question everything about life, love, religion and politics then you’re going to love traveling Romanian comedian Victor Patrascan.

Victor's curiosity surpasses his fear. He likes to poke the truth with a stick and see if there's any life left in it. He’s bringing his honest, thought provoking and unapologetic stand up comedy show to Manchester.

The show will be held entirely in English.

Victor Patrascan 🇷🇴 • victorpatrascan.com • @VictorPatrascan

Victor Pãtrãşcan is a pretentious stand up comedian and outrageous social commentator who was born in Romania. Since he started performing stand up comedy in 2012, he has told his jokes in front of a crowd of people in the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Turkey, Sweden, Denmark, France, Serbia, Switzerland, Finland, Belgium, Iceland, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Gibraltar, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, United Arab Emirates, Bulgaria, Hungary, Ukraine and Romania.

In 2022, he performed in front of over 16,
000 people, in 70 cities from 27 countries on 2 continents. Since April 2021 he's been touring with his self produced stand up comedy shows in English throughout Europe.

In 2019 and 2020, he traveled through Europe with his show called "The Trouble with Being Born Romanian" in over 30 cities. During the same years, he topped the charts at No1 in the rankings of ''Roast Battle London''. Victor was also a special guest on the Romanian TV show iUmor where he provoked with his brash humour.
Victor is now on tour • for more information • victorpatrascan.com

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BRICKS

24th March - 1st April

7:30pm

£11.50

(£2 Unwaged Tickets Available)

RELAXED PERFORMANCE: Saturday 25th March

Dynamic, exciting, brave and unseen these 6 shorts have been selected from a raft of submissions and placed under the gaze of Greater Manchester's finest, most talented directors. Using the best actors from across the North West we bring you an evening of the best new-writing set beneath the iconic brick arches of 53two.

15 minute plays, 6 writers, 6 directors. Grab a pie, grab a pint, relax and enjoy! 

 

RTW

TAKE THAT; Rule The World

8th April 2023

7:00pm - 11:00pm

£12 - £15

The return of Rule The World - Take That's leading tribute band.

90's brilliance to present day greatness, Rule The World deliver all the hits with a live band and light show. The full band of five will be reunited including golden boy, Robbie Williams (Dan Budd). Now in their 15th YEAR of touring, ‘Rule The World’ have been recognised as the Number 1 Take That tribute act in the world. 

They recently appeared alongside Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters and THE REAL TAKE THAT on BBC1’s ‘The Graham Norton Show’. 

 

Come dance the night away and enjoy every single hit from your favourite boy-band. 

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A Gen-Z Guide To Life

4th - 6th May 2023

7:30pm

£5

A part of 53New53New was born as one of our charitable activities, to provide a platform, initiative and a theatre space and/or rehearsal room at a reduced rate where those starting out can tread the boards in front of an audience, try their work out and play safely without breaking the bank and in a safe, supportive space. 

Graduating students from the Institute for Contemporary Theatre present this brand-new work as a part of their final year.

A Gen-Z guide to life is an amalgamation of characters, trying to make sense of the diverse obstacles modern age living brings.

In this amassed cluster of episodic stories, everyone is linked by one ultimatum. To survive, or to be swept away by societies ever changing climate. 

Seven chapters, delving into the insight of pressures put on young people, maturing into the future & leading the way into the next phase of life, begging the question...

 

Will you sink, or swim?

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SHOWERHEAD

8th - 13th May 2023

7:30pm

£5

A part of 53New53New was born as one of our charitable activities, to provide a platform, initiative and a theatre space and/or rehearsal room at a reduced rate where those starting out can tread the boards in front of an audience, try their work out and play safely without breaking the bank and in a safe, supportive space. 

Graduating students from the Institute for Contemporary Theatre present this brand-new work as a part of their final year.

‘Here at Hemingway we guide our girls towards a bright and successful future.’ 

Do not let your peers lead you astray, for you may have to choose between your future and the friends you make along the way. 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT 53New.

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