Fat Roland: Seven Inch

Wednesday 17th March, 7:30pm

Set in the last record shop still standing, Manchester comic Fat Roland re-examines his life through not-so-teenage kicks, surrounded by forgettable (and unforgettable) pop music. Amid the cobwebbed racks and fading seven-inch singles, he faces his 45th birthday alone – when a new opportunity comes knocking, will Roland pack up his gramophone? Originally a five-star, […]

An Evening With Russell T Davies

Saturday 20th March, 8pm

An online evening with the iconic film and television writer looking at his incredible work including the groundbreaking Queer as Folk, Doctor Who, Years and Years and his newest drama It’s a Sin. Hosted by Julie Hesmondalgh As part of TURN ON FEST 2021 Audiences note this is an ONLINE event. Closed Captions will be […]

Make A Scene presents Quizabella Rossellini

Thursday 18th March, 7:30pm

Make A Scene is Manchester’s big queer film club renowned for their hysterical and loving tributes to camp and LGBT+ cinema and TV, getting you hands on with way-too-interactive screenings that have included a flower-arrange-a-long Little Shop of Horrors and a Victoria Wood A Thon Maxine Peake called “fantastic’. And now in a Make A […]

Meet Me at Dawn

May 25th, 7:30pm (Preview)

Two women wash up on a distant shore following a boating accident. Dazed by their experience, they look for a path home. But they discover that this unfamiliar land is not what it seems – and that, though they may be together, they have never been further apart. From multi-award winning writer Zinnie Harris (How […]

Hope Mill Theatre’s Play Reading Club

Last Friday of the Month

Come and join our play reading club, on the last Friday of each month and read a variety of plays old and new!

Turn On Fest

In partnership with Superbia, Hope Mill Theatre are so proud to launch the second TURN ON FEST. Check out our full programme of digital events over March!

Whats Coming Up


Hope Mill Theatre – A Factory of Creativity

As a venue, one of our main aims is to bring new and exciting theatre to the audiences of Manchester, with a focus on in-house quality Musical Theatre.

With programming ranging from professional high-end musicals, to local independent theatre, we are proud to offer a range of entertainment in the heart of Manchester, with quality at the core.  We are also proud to provide a platform for up and coming Manchester-based theatre playwrights, programming a yearly ‘Powerhouse Plays’ initiative.

Recent winner: Fringe Venue of the Year at The Stage Awards, 2018.

Hope Mill Theatre is proudly supported by The Key Fund, providing financial support to social enterprises and/or companies who have traditionally been excluded.