What’s on guide to Manchester: fun things to do in the city in the next few weeks

From an immersive chocolate factory experience to a rave under a plane, we’ve put together a what’s on video guide to some of the best events to enjoy in the city-region in the coming weeks.

The Chocolate Factory

An immersive chocolate factory experience has opened at the Trafford Centre to make all your “sweetest dreams come true”.

As you walk through the experience, which lasts approximately 60 minutes, you’ll move from Chocolate Town to the Cupcake Room, and from the Ball Pit to Cloudland, full of selfie opportunities.

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    The Chocolate Factory aims to immerse you in a world of sweets, where sight, smell, and taste all bring this candy-themed adventure to life.

    You can find more information including how to book here.

    Club Concorde: Party Under A Plane

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    Not many people can say they’ve been to a party under a plane but this weekend, Manchester airport is offering the chance to do just that.

    On Saturday 19 March, the airport will open up one of its hangars for a disco and house music rave.

    People will get the chance to experience an evening of electric music with sets from DJs while getting up close and personal with one of the world’s most famous planes – which is one of only three remaining of its kind in the UK.

    You can find more information including how to book here.

    Candlelight: A Tribute to Ed Sheeran

    For those who prefer to listen to something a bit more relaxing, this Friday 18 March there is the chance to listen to a string quartet’s rendition of top hits by Ed Sheeran, all while surrounded by the gentle glow of candlelight.

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    You probably already know every word of these catchy songs, but with this concert’s performance and stunning atmosphere, you’ll feel as if you’re listening to them for the first time. The performance at Halle St Peter’s is expected to last 60 minutes.

    You can find more information including how to book here.

    If This Is Normal

    Chatback Theatre’s coming-of-age hit If This is Normal, heads to Manchester Theatre 53Two from Tuesday 26 April - Saturday 30 April 2022.

    The critically acclaimed show follows a trio of teenagers navigating the no-man’s land between childhood and adulthood, complicated by unfiltered access to technology and pop-feminism.

    Chatback will be running an outreach programme including a BSL signed performance as well as a Q&A and workshop post show.

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    You can find more information including how to book here.