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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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July 2019

‘A Century of Celebrations: Weddings at The Monastery’

Due to how much visitors enjoyed our A Century of Celebrations Exhibition on Sunday 15th, we have decided to extend the exhibition by one day to Monday 16th July, (11am-4pm). We are delighted to invite you to 'A Century of Celebrations: Weddings at The Monastery' Join us for this free event...

15th July 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
July 15 2019 11:00 AM—4:00 PM /
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December 2019

SOLD OUT! Christmas Afternoon Tea in The Great Nave

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! This unique Festive Afternoon Tea will be served in our seasonally decorated Great Nave. Come and enjoy the magic of Christmas with us and lunch in style before your own celebrations begin! Ticket price is £17.95 which includes: – Delicious Seasonal Afternoon Tea with...

22nd December 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
December 22 2019 2:00 PM—4:00 PM / £17.95
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May 2020

POSTPONED: Good Old Days 1940’s Afternoon Tea at The Monastery

A message from the producers of Tightrope Productions: As it stands, this event has not been cancelled or rescheduled. We are awaiting further information from the government on any extensions of the lockdown period. If we are unable to proceed with this event, we will reschedule to a later date...

May 16 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
May 16 2020 12:30 PM—3:00 PM / From £35
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POSTPONED: Queen by Candlelight (SOLD OUT)

A message from the producers of Tightrope Productions: As it stands, this event has not been cancelled or rescheduled. We are awaiting further information from the government on any extensions of the lockdown period. If we are unable to proceed with this event, we will reschedule to a later date...

May 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
May 16 2020 7:30 PM—10:00 PM / From £22.50
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POSTPONED: Afternoon Tea with Michael Bublé (tribute)

A message from the producers of Tightrope Productions: As it stands, this event has not been cancelled or rescheduled. We are awaiting further information from the government on any extensions of the lockdown period. If we are unable to proceed with this event, we will reschedule to a later date...

May 23 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
May 23 2020 12:30 PM—3:00 PM / From £22.50
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POSTPONED: Queen by Candlelight

A message from the producers of Tightrope Productions: As it stands, this event has not been cancelled or rescheduled. We are awaiting further information from the government on any extensions of the lockdown period. If we are unable to proceed with this event, we will reschedule to a later date...

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
May 23 2020 7:30 PM—10:00 PM / From £22.50
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June 2020

POSTPONED: Afternoon Tea with The Rat Pack at The Monastery

'Organised Fun' proudly present 'Afternoon Tea with The Rat Pack at The Monastery', Manchester. The Rat Pack – Swingin’ at the Sands! Do you desire style and panache of a bygone era? Truly emulating the ‘Kings of Cool’, The Rat Pack, Swingin’ at the Sands, will bring flair and class...

June 13 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
June 13 2020 12:30 PM—3:00 PM / From £35
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POSTPONED: Gospel Afternoon Tea at The Monastery

RETURNING DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND AFTER FIVE SELL-OUT SHOWS! Join the Manchester Show Choir and special guests for our popular Gospel Afternoon Tea at the beautiful Gorton Monastery. Over 50 singers will perform gospel and pop hits as you enjoy a decadent afternoon tea in the beautiful surroundings of the Gorton Monastery....

June 20 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
June 20 2020 12:30 PM—3:00 PM / From £37.50
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