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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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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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The Land of Smiles-Healthy Kids Fundraising Ball

Drinks reception 7pm followed by dinner and dancing Carriages 1am Tickets £65 each or £600 for a table of 10 Ticket price includes: Drinks reception on arrival, dinner, live band “The Funky Monks” and disco For more information and tickets please contact: Dawn Lee and Jane Monks

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - September 22 @ 1:00 am
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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September 21 2019 7:00 PM—1:00 AM /
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Sunday Taste of The Monastery Tour & Lunch

Try a Taste of The Monastery for only £9.50pp, including a short walking tour of the former Church, Friary and Garden, plus a tasty lunch in the Victorian Pantry. We recommend booking in advance to guarantee your place, though you can just turn up on the day. Please pre-book if...

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
September 22 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £9.50
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MOMM Meditation – Continuing the Wave of Peace

You are warmly invited to join Alison Knox of Everyday Angels who will be leading a meditation with the angels in the Private Chapel at 2.00 to anchor beloved peace into our awakened consciousness, and hearts.

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
September 22 2019 2:00 PM—4:00 PM /
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Purls of Wisdom

Bring your knitting, crochet or craft project along and join like-minded people for an afternoon of craft and natter. Purls of Wisdom will take place every 4th Tuesday of the month from 1-3pm, and is free to attend. Whether you want to drop-in for a knit and a natter, for...

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
September 24 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / Free
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Our Kids Social Presents Happy Sundaze

Back at the iconic Manchester Monastery, Happy Sundaze is the ONLY way for your family to end the summer! OKS have such a jam-packed line up that we are sure there will be something for all ages to enjoy. There will be lots of different activities for the whole family...

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
September 29 2019 2:00 PM—4:00 PM / from £8.25
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October 2019

Health & Wellbeing Day

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...

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
October 06 2019 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / £5
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Yoga for Everyone

Come and join us for a fun-filled family yoga class! Every Sunday from 12-1pm. All abilities, ages and beginners welcome. Stretch your body, relax your mind and leave feeling full of energy. For more information, please contact Sharon Calvert on 07719 747 535. £5 per adult or £10 for one...

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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October 06 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £5
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Chatty Crafters: Scotty Dog Keyrings

In this workshop we will make a cute Scottie dog key ring. Perfect as a gift or keep it for yourself. All materials are supplied. £3/£2 concession. Our Chatty Crafters sessions are ideal for beginners, an opportunity to learn how to make exciting crafts and gifts, and a chance to make...

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
October 08 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £2 – £3
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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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