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    Great Days presents Music Hall at The Monastery – Date Sold Out

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    *** Please note, the Monastery remains temporarily closed at the moment ***

    What’s on at the Monastery? Alongside our regular open days, we also run an exciting programme of events, activities, talks, concerts and performances. Use the search bar below to discover what's on and what's coming soon at The Monastery. Please be sure to check our Plan Your Visit Page for up to date information on closures of the Great Nave, and/or Cafe areas.

    The Monastery aims to be open Sunday to Friday between 10am-4pm with free entry and parking. Visitors are most welcome to call in during these hours and visit the site but we cannot guarantee that the Nave will always be available. Our Cafe has relocated to the Welcome Wing and is open from 10am-4pm (Sunday-Friday).* Special Heritage & Visitor Open Days are held all year round on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday when the Great Nave, Film Room & Shop are open between 11am and 4pm. Tours and talks, and afternoon teas in our Victorian Pantry, can also be pre-booked on these days.

    A regular programme of community, health, well-being and family activities is also available for everyone to enjoy. Our affordable Community Rooms can be pre-booked for use 7 days of the week between 9am and 5.30pm.

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    23rd April 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

    £89 £89

    Please note, this event is sold-out, the following Great Days Out event at The Monastery is being organised for 20th May 2019.

    Don’t miss the unique opportunity to celebrate a traditional entertainment lunch at Manchester’s Taj Mahal!

    The Monastery at Gorton, a building famously designed by Edward Welby Pugin (1834-1875), has been saved from dereliction by a dedicated and passionate team. A gruelling programme of restoration transformed this ruin into the magnificent monument it is today. On arrival, you will hear the story of the re-birth of Gorton from those who fought for it, a truly inspirational tale.


    Greatdays Music Hall

    The Music Hall tradition in the UK dates back to the 1850s. The ‘halls’ replaced the public houses as places to go and drink, eat and above all have fun! To celebrate our national pride on the feast of St George, we aim to recreate this wonderful tradition at our Greatdays Music Hall at the Monastery. You will enjoy the tunes that iconic performers such as Marie Lloyd, Max Miller, Gracie Fields and George Formby made famous. Sing along with our fantastic performers to all the old classics and allow us to entertain you! You will enjoy a sumptuous 3 course luncheon at your tables in the Great Nave. To add some extra pomp and ceremony, why not enter the best dressed competition? We welcome all things victoriana, top hats, tails, bonnets, chimney sweeps or Pearly Kings and Queens.


    Overnight Accommodation and Guided Tour of Manchester

    Guests travelling from a distance can spend the evening prior to the lunch at Best Western Cresta Court. Here you can relax and enjoy a three-course meal before getting a restful nights sleep in one of the comfortable bedrooms. Make the most of your stay in Manchester with a guided tour of the city on Monday afternoon.

    Near enough to do it in a day?
    This is also available as a day trip, please click here for details.

    Guided tour of Manchester and travel to hotel. This afternoon discover the heritage, history and culture of Manchester on a 2 hour walking tour. Alternatively a guide can join your coach and give you a guided tour of Manchester and the surrounding area. Travel to your hotel for a 3 course meal.
    If you would like other suggestions for an afternoon activity please ask us.

    Music Hall at the Monastery
    This morning we leave the hotel after breakfast for the main event…Music Hall at the Monastery.
    10.30am – Doors Open – ” Here we are again, happy as can be, all good friends and jolly good company”.
    10.45am – Make your way to your table in the Great Nave for coffee and biscuits served at your table.
    11.00am – Welcome talk – The Monastery’s Journey From Ruin to Restoration.
    11.30am – Sit back and enjoy the first half of the show, brought to you by our popular entertainers.
    12.30pm – A delicious three course luncheon will be served to your table in the magnificent Great Nave.
    2.00pm – We will announce the best dressed guest and draw the charity raffle. Then it’s on with the show!
    3.00pm – Farewell and Carriages. ” Goodbyee…Goodbyee, wipe the tear baby dear from your eyeeee..”.



    23rd April 2019
    10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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    April 23 2019 10:30 AM—3:00 PM / £89

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