From new theatre shows bringing the 1923 FA Cup final to life to star-studded rock concerts, there is something for everyone this week across Greater Manchester.

Here's our guide to what's on...


IN THE GUT - The Met, Bury, October 25 and 26

DEATH OF A SALESMAN - Royal Exhange, Manchester, until November 17

REBUS: LONG SHADOWS - Manchester Opera House, October 30 to November 3

AND DID THOSE FEET - Octagon Theatre, Bolton October 21 to 31

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES - The Lowry, Salford, October 28

OLD STOCK - The Lowry, Salford, October 30 and 31

THE HABIT OF ART - the Lowry, Salford Quays, Monday, November 12 to Saturday, November 17

BENIDORM LIVE - Palace Theatre, Manchester, November 26 to December 1

THE PRODUCERS - Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, Friday, November 30 to Saturday, January 26


SUPERORGANISM — Manchester Ritz, Thursday, October 25

ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOW — Darwen Library Theatre, October 26

ENRIQUE INGLESIAS - Manchester Arena, October 26

GAZ COOMBES - Manchester Academy, October 26

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER - Manchester Apollo, October 26 and October 27

RICK ASTLEY - Manchester Arena, October 27

SOUL II SOUL — Albert Hall, Manchester, October 27

THE FEELING - O2 Ritz, Manchester, October 27

CURTIS STIGERS - Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, October 28

ALT-J - Bridgewater Hall, October 28

HEELS OF HELL 2018 - Manchester Apollo, October 28

FLATBUSH ZOMBIES - O2 Ritz Manchester, October 28

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS - Manchester Arena, October 29

MICHAEL BOLTON - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, October 29

FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM — Manchester Ritz, October 29

KACEY MUSGRAVES - Manchester Apollo, October 30

DUANE EDDY - Bridgewater Hall, October 30

CHROMEO- O2 Ritz, Manchester, October 31

BAD TOUCH — Manchester Academy, October 31

THE BLACK EYED PEAS - Manchester Apollo, November 1

DAVID BYRNE - Manchester Arena, November 2

MACC LADS — Manchester Ritz, November 2

LONDON AFRICAN GOSPEL CHOIR — Manchester Academy, November 3

THE PROCLAIMERS - Manchester Opera House, November 4

GLENN TILBROOK — the Lowry, Salford Quays, November 4

KILLING JOKE — Manchester Academy, November 7

SIGRID — Albert Hall, Manchester, November 8

BAXTER DURY — Manchester Ritz, November 8

SLAYER - Manchester Arena, November 9

HOTHOUSE FLOWERS - RNCM, Manchester, November 9

KING CRIMSON — Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, November 9

THE SENSATIONAL 60’S EXPERIENCE - Manchester Opera House, November 10

FROM THE JAM — Manchester Ritz, November 10

KURT VILE AND THE VIOLATORS — Albert Hall, Manchester, November 10

BILLY OCEAN — Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, November 12

THE DECEMBREISTS — Albert Hall, Manchester, November 12

ST PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES — Albert Hall, Manchester, November 15

JESSIE J — Manchester Academy, November 16

JESS GLYNNE - Manchester Arena, November 17

GARY NUMAN — Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, November 17

GOGO PENGUIN — Albert Hall, Manchester, November 17


COMEDY NIGHT - The Alma Inn, Bradshawgate, Bolton, first Thursday of every month

STAND UP THURSDAY - The Comedy Store, every Thursday

THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE - Frog and Bucket Comedy Club, every Thursday

THURSDAY COMEDY CLUB - The Met, and Ramsbottom Civic Hall, first Thursday of every month

FRIDAY BARREL OF LAUGHS - Frog and Bucket Comedy Club, every Friday

BEST IN STAND UP - The Comedy Store, every Friday and Saturday

SATURDAY BARREL OF LAUGHS - Frog and Bucket Comedy Club, every Saturday

KING GONG - The Comedy Store, first Sunday of every month

COMEDY NIGHT - BarMetro.Rocks, Bradshawgate, Bolton, second Sunday of every month

NEW STUFF WITH TOBY HADOKE - The Comedy Store, second and last Sunday of every month

NEW COMEDIANS WITH ALEX BOARDMAN - The Comedy Store, third Sunday of every month

BEAT THE FROG - Frog and Bucket Comedy Club, every Monday

SARA PASCOE - The Lowry, Salford, October 25

DAVE SPIKEY — Albert Halls, Bolton, November 2

DYLAN MORAN — Manchester Opera House, November 8


MATILDA THE MUSICAL -Palace Theatre, Manchester, until November 24

LET IT BE - Manchester Opera House, until October 27

OLD STOCK: A REFUGEE LOVE STORY - the Lowry, Salford Quays, October 30 and 31

CALENDAR GIRLS - The Lowry, Salford, October 30 to November 10

KINKY BOOTS — Manchester Opera House, November 12 to December 1

THE LAST FIVE YEARS — Albert Halls, Bolton, Wednesday, November 21 to Friday, November 23


SYMPHONIC FANTASY - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, October 27


LA FILLE MAL GARDEE - The Lowry, Salford, until October 27

THE DAMNED UNITED - The Lowry, Salford, October 25 to 27

SWAN LAKE — Albert Halls, Bolton, November 4


THE SILK ROAD - The Lowry, Salford, October 29

BRENDAN COLE: ALL NIGHT LONG — King George’s Hall, Blackburn, October 31


OPERA NORTH - the Lowry, Salford Quays, November 14 to 17


HOW TO HIDE A LION — the Lowry, Salford Quays, October 25 to October 28

THE WOLF AND PETER — the Lowry, Salford Quays, November 2 and November 3

THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD — the Lowry, Salford Quays, November 9 to November 11


MEATLOAF: ROCK AND ROLL DREAMS COME TRUE — Albert Halls, Bolton, October 31

ABBAMANIA - Albert Halls, Bolton, November 1

QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA - Manchester Apollo, November 6

MATT MONRO STORY - Albert Halls, Bolton, November 8


FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ - Horwich RMI, Ramsbottom Road, Bolton, first Friday of every month

KEITH RAE SOUND – Horwich RMI, Ramsbottom Road, Bolton, third Friday of every month



JOHN SMITH - The Met, Bury, November 1

CHRIS WOOD - The Met, Bury, November 16


ERIC CANTONA — the Lowry, Salford Quays, October 28

JOANNA LUMLEY — King George’s Hall, Blackburn, November 7

GRAYSON PERRY - Manchester Opera House, November 7

NIGELLA LAWSON — the Lowry, Salford Quays, November 11


PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES — Albert Halls, Bolton, October 30


OPEN MIC – Hogarths, Churchgate, Bolton, every Thursday

WEEKLY COUNTRY AND WESTERN CLUB — Bury Bridge Working Men’s Club, Bury, every Friday

SOUL AND MOTOWN — The D Havilland Club, Farnworth, first Friday of every month

BLACKOUT — Blind Tiger, Nelson Square, Bolton, every Wednesday

BLACK ZEPPELIN - Jolly Nailor, Atherton, October 26

HARD TO HANDLE - Welcome Inn, Whitefield, October 31