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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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June 2019

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...

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
June 30 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £9.50
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July 2019

Chakra Healing Yoga and Meditation Workshop

To reserve a place, please contact Sharon: 07719 747535 or email We begin with a 45 minute yoga practice to awaken each of the 7 main chakras along the spine, starting at the root chakra and the physical aspects of your being, then moving up through each of the chakras...

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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July 14 2019 2:00 PM—4:00 PM / £11
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September 2019

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...

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
September 08 2019 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / FREE
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December 2019

Gorton Philharmonic Christmas Concert with Carols

Christmas concert with carols for audience participation interspersed with light music, programme information to be announced in late 2019. Juan Ortuño conductor John Resek leader Adult Tickets: £15 Accompanied Child (Under 16): £4 Please click here for more information and tickets. 

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
December 09 2019 2:00 PM—4:30 PM / £4 - £15
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Bliss Reunion Concert

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December 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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December 15 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM / £20
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