As well as longer runs of shows at the Palace Theatre and Opera House, they are both set to host some fantastic one-off productions over the next few months.

So what’s on offer?  We take a quick look at some of the blink and you’ll miss them shows coming up.


Mercury – the Ultimate Queen Tribute
Thursday 26 February – The Palace Theatre
Mercury have established themselves as one of the world’s foremost tributes to Queen and won the National Tribute Awards 2013.  The show is set to include performances of some of the most popular Queen hits such as We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You and, of course, Bohemian Rhapsody.

Waterloo – The Best Of Abba Tribute Show
Friday 27 February – The Palace Theatre
This phenomenal tribute show looks back at Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni-Frid’s rise to stardom, featuring stunning costumes, breathtaking choreography and the unique Abba sound.

Vampires Rock – The Final Countdown Tour
Saturday 28 February – The Palace Theatre
Now celebrating its 11th year, Vampires Rock enters into its final chapter.  Steve Steinman plays the evil Baron von Rockula, searching for a new bride and setting his sights firmly on the unsuspecting Pandora.

A Night to Remember, Brendan Cole
Sunday 8 March – Opera House
Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole returns to Manchester with his brand new show, A Night to Remember, a show filled with ballroom magic and Latin excitement.

image of Brendan Cole

Brendan Cole – A Night To Remember

The Circus of Horrors – The Night of the Zombie
Monday 9 March – Opera House
Set in decrepit and corpse ridden 2020 London, The Circus of Horrors is back with twists, turns, grisly murders and shocks as well as some of the greatest and most bizarre circus acts – knife throwers, balancing acts, a demon dwarf, the gyrating Sinister Sisters and much more.

image of Camp Dracula and The Sinister Sisters in Circus of Horrors

Circus of Horrors – Camp Dracula & The Sinister Sisters

Omid Djalili – Iranalamadingdong (Opera House – Fri 13 & Sat 14 Mar)
Friday 13 – Saturday 14 March – Opera House
Award winning Comedian and Actor Omid Djalili brings his tour to Manchester, following a sell-out four week West-End residency and a season at the Edinburgh Festival.

Sing-Along-A Sound of Music
Sunday 15 March – Opera House
The legendary movie The Sound of Music is screened alongside lyric subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along.

The Fureys
Tuesday 17 March – Opera House
37 year veterans The Fureys bring their folk based music, which has attracted a massive following to the Opera House.  They have entertained audiences which have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul in their career and received standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls in the world.

Dylan Moran
Thursday 19 March – Opera House
Star of Black Books, Shaun of the Dead and Calvary, Dyland Moran brings his new stand up show Off The Hook to the Opera House.

Beyond The Barricade
Friday 20 March – Opera House
Beyond the Barricade celebrates its 15th year with a new show, recreating original West End and Broadway musical hit songs and featuring a cast of past principal performers from the West End production of Les Miserables.

The Solid Silver 60’s Show
Monday 23 March – The Palace Theatre
Solid Silver 60s brings a sensational line up on its 30th anniversary tour, including Billy J Kramer (headlining and back in the UK for the first time since 1999) alongside the original voice of the Searchers Mike Prender.  Also performing are Chris Farlowe of Handbags and Gladrags as well as PP Arnold, The New Amen Corner and Merseybeats.

The Meat Loaf Story
Wednesday 25 March – Opera House
Steve Steinman (also performing in Vampires Rock) returns as Meat Loaf, delivering the best from Meat Loaf’s massive back catalogue of hits including the likes of Bat Out Of Hell, Dead Ringer for Love and Paradise By The Dashboard Light.

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