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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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November 2018

The Glasshouse Bootleg Choir presents Armistice 100

The Glasshouse Bootleg Choir presents Armistice 100 ''your battle wounds are scars upon my heart...''. Please join us in commemorating all those who sacrifice their lives for us in time of confict. We will recall the events of the First World War through story, poetry and letters from home. With...

11th November 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
November 11 2018 2:30 PM—4:00 PM / FREE
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December 2018

Gorton Philhamonic Christmas Concert with Carols

The Gorton Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester (UK), an amateur symphony orchestra, was formed by the Gorton Philharmonic Society in 1854, three years before Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra. Programmed to be announced – to include seven carols for audience participation interspersed with light music. Juan Ortuño conductor John Resek leader Tickets available online

9th December 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
December 09 2018 2:00 PM—4:00 PM / £15
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Greater Manchester Royal British Legion Christmas Concert

Join the Royal British Legion at The Monastery for a Christmas celebration of music and local talent.  The event will feature Cadishead Public Band, Iona Fisher and the Wright Robinson College School Choir.   Doors will open at 6.30 pm for a 7 pm start and mulled wine and mince...

9th December 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
December 09 2018 7:00 PM—9:30 PM / £13
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March 2019

St George’s Singers, Bach: Mass in B Minor

St George’s Singers and Musical Director Neil Taylor are delighted to be performing Bach’s masterpiece again and thrilled that the line-up of five fine soloists includes former Assistant Musical Director Marcus Farnsworth who is now very much in demand at home and abroad as an operatic bass and recitalist. With...

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
March 31 2019 7:30 PM—9:30 PM / £7 – £16
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May 2019

Gospel Afternoon Tea at The Monastery

Join the Manchester Show Choir and special guests for the very first 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 Gorton Monastery. Performing songs from 'Sister Act' to songs...

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
May 18 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £10 – £40
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June 2019

Conflict & Compassion – Music Action International

Musicians from Stone Flowers will be accompanied by Manchester Camerata for a unique and unmissable performance. The performance is part of Music Action International's Conflict & Compassion programme which explores the conflict of World War I from untold and overlooked perspectives outside of Europe. Our themes have been interwoven into...

June 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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June 23 2019 3:00 PM—5:00 PM / Various
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September 2019

The Candlelight Jazz Club Manchester

The Candlelight Jazz Club Manchester is set to take place at The Monastery, a location famous for its stunning architecture and historical importance. The space will be bathed in candlelight, providing the perfect ambience to enjoy the UK's best up and coming jazz ensembles. Featuring the top jazz talent in...

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
September 17 2019 7:00 PM—10:00 PM / £22
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October 2019

Music at The Monastery

Following a successful event in 2018, The Monastery is pleased to once again present 'Music at The Monastery', a free day of music and performance that will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired! Join us at The Monastery on Sunday October 13th for a musical feast as we are joined...

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:15 pm
October 13 2019 12:00 PM—3:15 PM / FREE
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Candlelight Jazz Club

The Candlelight Jazz Club Manchester is once again set to take place at The Monastery, a location famous for its stunning architecture and historical importance. The space will be bathed in candlelight, providing the perfect ambience to enjoy the UK's best up and coming jazz ensembles. Featuring the top jazz...

October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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October 29 2019 7:30 PM—9:30 PM / £20
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November 2019

Christmas Classics By Candlelight

Instead of playing that old Christmas CD again, why not listen to your favorite festive tunes live? This Christmas, Fever plans on taking over the beautiful Monastery, bringing in the Fever Orchestra to spread some sonic cheer under the magical glow of candlelight. Sip on your free mulled wine and...

November 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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November 21 2019 8:00 AM—5:00 PM / £16 – £45
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