HOME really is where the heart is this festive season as Manchester’s centre for  contemporary art, film and theatre puts on on a massive range of festive entertainment for you to enjoy. From packed parties to an 80s inspired Christmas film season, there’s something for everyone – adults and children alike.

1Back to the Future-inspired party

2A Very 80s Christmas film season

3Yule Be Sorry

©Tristram Kenton

On Friday 16 December, post-drag, post- gender, performance avalanche and avant-garde legend, Manchester’s own David Hoyle is joined by London’s award-winning cabaret stars Bourgeois & Maurice and Jonny Woo to present Yule Be Sorry: A Christmas Cabaret, an unmissable evening of high comedy, sound, vision, paint, and song.

4WOW! Said the Owl

5Performance of The Nutcracker

Tristram Kenton / Royal Opera House / ArenaPAL

On Thursday 8 December there’s a performance of The Nutcracker, presented by the Royal Ballet, live from the Royal Opera House in London. Peter Wright’s version from 1984 is regarded as the production par excellence of this timeless family favourite.

6A Host of Festive Films

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