Manchester has a number of good quality branded hostels and hotels which are suitable for school groups. These include the YHA, Premier Inns and Travel Lodges in easy reach of the city centre,
Manchester's Upcoming Performances
- Matilda The Musical Sept 18 - Nov 24 2018 - Palace Theatre
- Shrek The Musical Jan 16 - 28 2018 - Palace Theatre
- Moscow City Ballet Swan Lake Mar 1 2018 - Palace Theatre
- Miss Saigon Mar 21 - May 12 2018 - Palace Theatre
- Wicked The Musical Dec 4 2018 to Jan 5 2019 - Palace Theatre
- Elf The Musical Nov 25 2017 - Jan 7 2018 - The Lowry
- War Horse 2018 Jun 13 - 30 - The Lowry
- Ghost The Musical Oct 25 - 29 - Palace Theatre
Performance Workshops with West End Workshops
Run by experienced professionals, our wide range cover a variety of skills and in many cases can be focused on a performance you are seeing as part of your trip. Most workshops end with a Q&A with a West End/Touring cast member. We can happily create a workshop just for you, just ask us! (90 mins unless stated)
Note by Note: A unique experience ran by a West End Musical Director as the group learn to act through your choice of song, before performing it to a cast member from the show itself!
Song and Dance: Work with a pianist and cast member from a show you are seeing, and rehearse a song & choreography to match.
West End 101: A popular and versatile workshop. Students are taught, in a fun and relaxed environment, with skills and techniques used by professional actors inspired by the themes of the show they’re seeing.
Make a Scene: Work from a scripted scene from a chosen play, book or show, and learn to bring the text to life in a truthful, imaginative way. Explore acting methods, vocal techniques and character development designed to encourage bold and creative acting choices.
Theatre Improv: Perfect for fun and high energy groups! After physical and vocal warm ups, students stay active through team building and improvisational games designed to heighten focus, creativity and sensitivity to others.
Shakespeare 2000: Looking at imagery, tempo, timing, emphasis, body language and practical presentation this workshop will breathe life into scenes from the play students are seeing or studying
Stage Combat: Students will learn about the relationship between acting and fight choreography. Discover how fights are choreographed and hone your collaboration skills whilst creating your own combat
Audition Essentials: Work with a casting director to really enhance your interview techniques. (2 hours)
The Director's Chair: An interactive workshop focussing on textual analysis and stage craft, examining techniques for working with actors and staging scenes (3 hours)
Imperial War Museum North
IWM North is about people and their stories, about how lives have been and still are shaped by war and conflict.
Museum of Science and Industry (MSI)
Be prepared to embark on a voyage of discovery exploring science, innovation and industry. The collection here documents 250 years of discoveries and innovation that began in Manchester and went on to influence the world.
National Football Museum
Explore the world's finest collection of football artefacts and archives.
The Manchester City Stadium and Club Tour
Go behind the scenes at the world's fastest growing football club. Discover the secrets of a spectacular stadium and the story of a much-loved football club.
Old Trafford Stadium
You'll visit the Theatre of Dreams for a guided tour where your guide will show you the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand, changing rooms and the players tunnel. Your visit will also include an educational session and free time in the museum and the megastore.
BBC Tour at Media City UK
Media City is home to a host of BBC channels and programmes including Match of the Day, Blue Peter, BBC Breakfast, CBBC and BBC Sport. Take a behind the scenes tour here and walk in the footsteps of your favourite celebrities.