Things To Do In Manchester This March

March is always a great month for getting out and about. Winter is over and the nights are lighter so spring into action this month with some new and interesting things to do in Greater Manchester this March.


Whether you’re happy to sit back and be entertained or want to join in the action, System One Travel has gathered together a few ideas to keep you busy. From musicals to Mondays, home shows to hook-a-duck, and a bit of dancing thrown in, we think we’ve found something to suit everyone.


Thrills And Spills

Don’t worry if you missed out on the funfair during half term, Blackpool Comes to Oldham again from 2nd to 5th March. Grab your granny, mum, dad and all the kids for an evening or day out with rides to excite everyone. For those less adventurous, there’s the usual sideshow games and candy floss.

Bring a friend on Thursday 2nd March, and they’ll ride completely free!


Grease Is The Word

If you’re feeling like a Beauty School Dropout, There are Worse Things You Could Do than head to the Palace Theatre for a bit of Greased Lightnin’. Round up all your friends who are Hopelessly Devoted to You  and Go Together  because while it might not be a Summer Night, there’ll be no Tears On Your Pillow after a fun night with Sandy, Danny and co.

Running from 10th to 25th March, you’ve got plenty of time to fit in a bit of hand jiving.


Make It Happen

Have some fun while making a real difference to the life of a child or young person with a life limiting condition at the Dreams Come True Charity Ball on 10th March. Appropriately staged at The Theatre of Dreams (Old Trafford) the evening promises food and drink with variety of entertainment

If you’ve ever wondered how a silent auction works, now’s your time to find out!



Don’t Wait For Monday To Get Happy

Anyone who can remember the 1990s music scene will be clamouring for tickets to this Madchester event on 11th March. Happy Mondays headline what will seem like a zillion support acts and DJs from the era at the mammoth event at Bowlers in Trafford Park.

If you were a fan in the 90s or have recently discovered shoegazing, be quick to get your tickets as they are expected to sell out quickly.


Fancy Feet

Looking for something a bit more active? Get your dancing shoes on for an evening of

Honey Blues Dance Lessons at Odd Bar, fortnightly on 13th and 27th March. Tap your toes to the rhythm as you enjoy food, drinks from the Odd Bar and live music.

Remember, comfort is key no heels, please ladies (or gents!).


Dice With Death

If you’re brave enough, join the interactive film showing of Death Becomes Her on 18th March at Texture on Lever Street. Arrive dressed for the part in a tux or ball gown, or as Ernest, Madeline or Helen for cocktails and canopés to get you in the mood. Then enjoy a screening of the 1992 film...if you survive your love rival’s ghastly glare!

If you do find the secret of eternal youth, don’t forget to come back and share it with us.



Home From Home

You don’t have to be a natty knitter or demon decorator to enjoy a trip around Victoria Bath’s Vintage Home Show on 12th March. Originally opened in 1906, the stunning building is worth a visit on its own. With homely objects from as far back as the 1940s, the day will be a veritable domestic delight.

If your energy starts to flag, don’t forget you can make use of the tea room for a slice of vintage cake.


Musical Mayhem

If you haven’t done so already, 24th March is your chance to experience music Haçienda style. The legendary Manchester nightclub live on in regular dance nights, fac51: the hacienda with star DJs such as Mike Pickering creating the ambience for which the club became famous.

Definitely a night you’ll be talking about for some time…

Have you spotted anything that you think might keep you busy this March? Make sure your  day or night out runs smoothly by sorting out your travel in advance with a System One travelcard or the NEW get me there smart card.

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