Five things to do in Manchester this weekend

If you’re not sure what to do this weekend, why not try one of these experiences?

Crystal Maze Manchester

This live experience is inspired by the hit 90s TV show of the same name, allowing participants to enjoy the show in an immersive way. If you’re up to running around completing challenges and solving mysteries against the clock then this experience is the perfect way to spend your weekend.

Tickets can be bought here.

Gangsta Granny

If you’d prefer something less intensive, the stage adaptation of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny is showing at the Manchester Opera House this weekend. It’s the perfect outing for any family with children or fans hoping to reminisce back on the books. The final showing is on 28 November so any fans hoping to watch should make sure not to miss out.

Tickets can be bought here. 

Box (Sports Bar)

The new sports bar opens this weekend in Deansgate and features over 20 screens, sure to please sports fans who want to have a pint and watch the TV without desperately trying to see past a crowd of people. It boasts huge beer tanks filled with fresh Budvar and foods like hand-formed burgers, marinated kebabs and Box platters.

You can check the menu for yourself on the bar’s website. 


This bowling alley is glow-in-the-dark, perfect for snapping photos and enjoying the atmosphere while bowling and drinking. It also features graffiti karaoke rooms for those who’d rather sing their hearts out. If you need to be convinced of how good the place is, Olympic Champion Usain Bolt has already visited the neon paradise twice.

Find more information about Lane7 on their website.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: A New World Blazing

This exhibit features portraits of Noel Gallagher, giving fans a behind the scenes look at the Oasis star. It’s located in the Northern Quarter at RedHouse Originals Gallery and will be on display until 28 November.

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