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To discuss holding your wedding or any event at The Monastery, contact Nancy Bennett to arrange a personal welcome tour.

Call 0161 223 3211 or email Nancy now.

We would love you to visit us at The Monastery! You’ll be sure of a warm welcome, and we know you’ll enjoy the time you spend with us.

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Keep up to date with the amazing array of events we hold all year around.

What's On & Events

at the Monastery

*** 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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October 2020

Online Event: Manchester Camerata – Untold ‘Caroline’

We invite you to watch the first episode of Manchester Camerata's brand new film series Untold streamed in partnership with Unitedwestream.co.uk. Manchester Camerata have created a series of new online film-concerts, telling a real-life story in a unique and intimate way through words, visuals and music. The first episode in...

October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
October 01 2020 8:00 PM—8:30 PM / FREE
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County Brides Wedding Fair

Join us for another of our popular County Brides Wedding Fairs, held in the stunning surroundings of the Great Nave. FREE entry!! Lots of amazing NORTH WEST wedding suppliers Free County Brides magazine!! Free parking on site. Fancy taking a look round a stunning Manchester landmark and chatting to lots...

October 25 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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October 25 2020 11:30 AM—3:30 PM / Free
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November 2020

Tightrope Productions Events

Tightrope Productions have organised an amazing series of events at the Monastery which all include an unforgettable afternoon tea experience in Manchester's very own Taj Mahal, The Monastery. Enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea whilst you are entertained with a fabulous performance in the magnificent setting of the Monastery Nave! For...

8th November 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 25th April 2021 @ 3:00 pm
November 08 2020 12:30 PM—3:00 PM / £22.50
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Little White Books Wedding Fair

Come and join us for this wonderful event! Free entry!! Free branded bag!! Free exclusive wedding magazines!! The Monastery Manchester offers a visually stunning venue, so you just know that the Little White Books Wedding Fair hosted within our unique and imposing space will be breathtakingly creative! Exhibitors will inspire...

November 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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November 22 2020 12:00 PM—3:30 PM / Free
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April 2021

Music Hall at The Monastery: Celebrating St George’s Day

Music Hall at The Monastery A St. George’s Day Special Join us at the EXCLUSIVE to Greatdays, Music Hall! Celebrate St. Georges Day the traditional way with traditional Music Hall entertainment of the 19th century at Gorton Monastery! The Music Hall tradition in the UK dates back to the 1850s. The ‘halls’...

20th April 2021 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
April 20 2021 10:30 AM—3:00 PM / £36
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May 2021

Aled Jones UK Cathedral Tour

Aled Jones UK Cathedral Tour, featuring Carly Paoli As part of his UK Cathedral Tour, Ales Jones will be performing at the Monastery Manchester on Tuesday 4th May 2021. He’s sung for the Royal Family and the Pope. He’s sold over 10 million albums. He’s got an MBE and over...

4th May 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
May 04 2021 7:00 PM—10:00 PM / £25
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Don’t Panic! Dad’s Army Themed Lunch

Exclusive to Greatdays, Don’t Panic! – A Comedy Tribute to the Home Guard in the style of Dad’s Army! In World War II, with a German invasion looming, the defence of Walmington-on-Sea rests in the hands of the local bank manager and a motley collection of volunteers in the Home Guard...

11th May 2021 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
May 11 2021 10:30 AM—3:00 PM / £36
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September 2021

Don’t Panic! Dad’s Army Themed Lunch

Exclusive to Greatdays, Don’t Panic! – A Comedy Tribute to the Home Guard in the style of Dad’s Army! In World War II, with a German invasion looming, the defence of Walmington-on-Sea rests in the hands of the local bank manager and a motley collection of volunteers in the Home Guard...

21st September 2021 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
September 21 2021 10:30 AM—3:00 PM / £36
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