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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 2018

Gorton Philharmonic – An Afternoon at The Movies Concert

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. This concert is a fundraiser for Francis House. Mozart Adagio from Clarinet Concerto Morricone Gabriel’s Oboe Rodgers The Sound of Music Medley Walton Henry V...

8th July 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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July 08 2018 2:30 PM—4:30 PM / £15
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August 2018

Health & Wellbeing Days Copy

The first Sunday of each month, from 11am-4pm, is dedicated to exploring Health and Well-being with free healing, massage, meditation and many other things. There is also the opportunity to walk to labyrinth and take part in other workshops around the building, as well as a few special events during the...

5th August 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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First Sunday Of Each Month 11am to 4 pm 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / £5
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September 2018

Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

Join Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Colne Valley, on Sunday 23rd September as they perform Gustav Mahler's epic work in the fabulous setting of Gorton Monastery with the renowned local choir, the St George's Singers. Conductor Benjamin Ellin Leader Michele Northam Mezzo-soprano Olivia Ray Soprano Bibi Heal...

23rd September 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
September 23 2018 7:00 PM—10:00 PM /
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October 2018

Health & Wellbeing Days

Free healing, massage, meditation and walking the labyrinth. Other activities on these days include inspirational speakers, music, dance and healing workshops. Entry charge £5 per person. All Gorton Community Card Members and Under 16's are eligible for free entry.  This includes the option to participate in any of the free...

7th October 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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First Sunday Of Each Month 11am to 4 pm 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / £5
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November 2018

Health & Wellbeing Days

Free healing, massage, meditation and walking the labyrinth. Other activities on these days include inspirational speakers, music, dance and healing workshops. Entry charge £5 per person. All Gorton Community Card Members and Under 16's are eligible for free entry.  This includes the option to participate in any of the free...

4th November 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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First Sunday Of Each Month 11am to 4 pm 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / £5
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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

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...

8th December 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
December 08 2018 7:00 PM—9:30 PM / £13
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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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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...

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

23rd June 2019 @ 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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