It’s the most wonderful time of the year … Halloween! We make no bones about it, it’s our favourite holiday. So we’re taking a look at what The Printworks has to offer this spooky season.
Manchester Trick or Treat Trail
A creepy trail around the city centre, a spooky character waiting at each checkpoint… but will you get a trick or treat this Halloween?
Bring your family and friends to Manchester City Centre on the 26th and 27th October, pick up your map at the information point in Exchange Square and let the hunt begin.
Scattered across the city are special trick or treat houses with a ghoulish character waiting for you! Tick off each point (if you’re brave enough) and you’ll be destined to get a treat this Halloween.
But beware of the Monster Invasion! Look up and you’ll find a surprise planted beside the Printworks clock, remember to share your monster pics using #MCRMonsters
Trails will begin at 10am each day and will conclude at 6pm.
The Witching Way – Rock Opera
Folk, blues, punk or rock fan? Then visit the Pump Yard for an enchanting performance!
‘The Witching Way’ is an innovative new experience, combining the feel of a gig with a real coming-of-age story. The concept album is performed by a live band with animated visuals.
The main character, W, a teen witch, finds herself struggling with the perils of peer pressure and is transported to a cottage in an unfamiliar landscape.
The only way she can find her way home is to embark on a quest to reconcile with her past, overcome obstacles and find her voice!
Performance starts at 8pm.
PJ Masks in the Pump Yard
Are your little ones fans of PJ Masks? If so, Printworks is the place to be on 26th October.
Currently on their ‘Be a Hero’ Tour, the PJ Masks heroes – Catboy, Owlette and Gekko will be teaching the little ones how to do all their superhero moves, so they can be just like their favourite TV characters!
It wouldn’t be Halloween without a few Villians, Romeo and Luna Girl, the PJ Masks baddies will also be making an appearance!
This event is on at multiple intervals throughout the day: 11am, 12pm, 2pm, and 3pm.
Want to lift your spirits this season? Looking to watch some Halloween classics? Vue has you covered!
The Shining is screened on the 18th, 19th and 30th October. There will also be a special 35th Anniversary screening of the ‘Ghostbusters’ on 26th, 27th and 31st October.
Halloween at Hedonist Nightclub @ Eden
Eden welcomes all ghoulish gals and ghastly guys to share an unforgettable night of partying! With three club rooms, three dance floors, explosive sound and multiple experiences all under one roof, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
But that’s not all, you can #CreepItReal with a Malibu Halloween cocktail special on sale at the bar throughout the night.
Free entry before 11 pm.
Hard Rock Cafe Manchester
Hard Rock Cafe hosts some freakish fun on 27th October for the Little Monstar’s Ball!
This is a great event for all the family to enjoy, including a breakfast buffet, decorate your own doughnut bar and fun games including the witches hat and cauldron toss.
But the fun doesn’t stop there! There’ll also be face painting, a balloon artist and to top it all off, a monster mash disco.
Tickets are £14.95 for adults and £9.95 for children, we suggest booking early to avoid disappointment.
Masked mummies, petrifying pirates and scary serial killers… will you escape?
What better place to experience all the thrills and chills of the Halloween festivities than Escape Reality?
And with a free drink for every team member that is in costume on your booking on 31st October, as well as 10% off using promo code ‘THE PRINTWORKS’ during checkout when you book in advance online, there’s nowhere better!
The maximum group size is six players.
Jagermeister fan? You’re in for a treat this Halloween at Walkabout Manchester.
Join the Jagerettes on 31st October for the Ice Cold Halloween Jager Tour!
The familiar decor of the bar will be transformed, with a Jager Ice Wall and other themed decorations.
And the first 200 people to arrive will receive a free mini bottle of Jager, what’s not to love?
Author: Mark Kelly
Music lover. Gig reviewer.
Often found at the merch stand.