Saturday 18th January, 7:30pm

To celebrate 10 years of producing regional Queer performance, Mother’s Ruin present two tantalising events to turn you on with MOTHER’S RUIN: SPEAKS & MOTHER’S RUIN: SHOWS at TURN ON FESTIVAL.

TURN ON FEST: Trans Creative Presents: Stand By Your Trans

19th January, 2020

Following its success at Trans Vegas 2019, Stand By Your Trans breaks away to provide Manchester’s first Trans Open Mic.

Come along for a riot of queer talent, featuring Kate O’Donnell, Red Redmond and more.


14th March, 2020

In the scorching heat of California in 1805, a pueblo is under attack from its autocratic leader. Only a hero can save them. When the danger is at its greatest, a masked crusader appears from nowhere and saves lives. Who is he? Will he be their champion?


9th of May, 2020

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella comes to Hope Mill Theatre this Spring with the fully staged UK premiere of this classic fairytale. Brought to life in an enchanting musical by the duo behind Oklahoma, Carousel and South Pacific.


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.