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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.

The Monastery aims to be Open Every Day between 11am- 4pm (except Saturdays) with free entry & free parking. Visitors are most welcome to call in between 11 and 4pm and visit the Heritage Corner but we cannot guarantee that the Great Nave will always be available.

Special Heritage & Visitor Open Days are held all year round on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday when the Great Nave, Café & Shop are open between 11 and 4pm. Tours and talks can also be pre-booked on these open days. Please note, the Nave is closed on Monday 20th May and on Sunday 12th May due to ticketed events taking place (though there should be accompanied access to the Nave from around 1-2pm on Sunday 12th May during the event lunch break).

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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December 2018

The Christmas Story with Donkeys

Join us for our popular ‘Christmas Story’ event (also known as ‘Donkey Day’). ‘The Christmas Story’ event featuring carols and real live donkeys will take place from 2-3pm, but we will have festive activities available throughout the day from 11am-4pm. Don’t miss this chance to get into the real spirit...

16th December 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
December 16 2018 2:00 PM—4:00 PM / FREE
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February 2019

World Sound Healing Day

Join sound healers John Hofton and Janet Farnell in the energy of love & compassion as we send a sonic valentine to Gaia, our Mother Earth along the powerful ley lines that run through the Monastery’s sacred site. A light vegan lunch is included in the ticket price. Please pre-book...

February 17 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
February 17 2019 10:30 AM—4:00 PM / £10
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March 2019

An Afternoon with The Monastery Trust’s co-founder and CEO, Elaine Griffiths MBE.

Join Elaine Griffiths MBE for an exclusive Monastery experience as she explores the many intriguing stories of Gorton Monastery and the people that have shaped the site's destiny. Available Tuesday 12th March and the 1st Tuesday of the month from April-November, with either Afternoon Tea or a two course hot...

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
March 12 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £24.95
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Remembering Belle Vue

Two days of talks, memorabilia, heritage stalls, music performances and activities for all the family on Sunday 17th and Monday 18th March 2019. Join us at the Monastery to learn or reminisce about the wonders of Belle Vue, which was once one of the most successful and popular entertainment destinations...

March 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
March 17 2019 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / FREE
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Remembering Belle Vue

Two days of talks, memorabilia, heritage stalls, music performances and activities for all the family on Sunday 17th and Monday 18th March 2019. Join us at the Monastery to learn or reminisce about the wonders of Belle Vue, which was once one of the most successful and popular entertainment destinations...

March 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
March 18 2019 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / FREE
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Monastery Late

Take a step back in time and explore The Monastery lit-up at night and experience this breath-taking site in a completely different way. Explore The Monastery after hours and discover the fascinating story of the site led by one of our expert tour guides. Your evening will begin with a...

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
March 25 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM / £15
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April 2019

County Brides Wedding Fayre

Bring your partner, friends or family along and meet over 40 local wedding suppliers at the beautiful Monastery Manchester (Sunday 14th April, 11.30am-15.30pm). There'll be two live catwalk shows at 12:30pm and 14:30pm showcasing the latest wedding fashion trends and all brides will receive free goodie bags! • Free entry...

April 14 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
April 14 2019 11:30 AM—3:30 PM / FREE
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Manchester Book Fair

Manchester Book Fair  The perfect event for book-lovers and bibliophiles! Join us at The Monastery on Sunday 28th April for our first ever Book Fair. The Fair will take place in the Nave and entry will only cost £1 but is FREE to Gorton Community Card holders and under-16s. Book...

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
April 28 2019 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / £1
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May 2019

Our Kids Social Presents Happy Sundaze

Following on from their sell out September event Happy Sundaze is BACK for a fabulous afternoon of festival delights at The Monastery, Manchester. Say hello to Summer with laid back festival vibes and the best beats in the city bought to you by Our Kids Social resident DJ in the...

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
May 06 2019 2:00 PM—4:00 PM / from £7.25
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Gorton Monastery Make It Artisan Market by Little Owl Events

Gorton Monastery Make It Artisan Market by Little Owl Events Bringing together some of the best Crafters, Handmakers and Artists in the Greater Manchester, Saddleworth and Cheshire areas at our Make It Artisan Markets, all of which are held at top class venues. Little Owl Events' Make it Artisan Markets...

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
May 19 2019 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / FREE
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