What’s On

Turn On Fest: The Reason for Geese

Friday 4th February

Join April - or is she December? - as she time-hops over different months in a year of chaos and change. She is searching for someone, around the canals and wetlands of Manchester, and time is running out. On her journey, she enounters strange creatures,...

Join April - or is she December? - as she time-hops over different months in a year of chaos and change. She is searching for someone, around the canals and...

Turn On Fest: If Not Then When Now

Thursday 3rd February

In collaboration with Creatures of Catharsis, Gertrude Schmixon presents a visceral blending of performance art and physical theatre. In an artistic amalgamation of previous on-stage experiences, Gertrude brings their club-based physical artistry to a...

In collaboration with Creatures of Catharsis, Gertrude Schmixon presents a visceral blending of performance art and physical theatre. In an artistic...

Catching Comets

Monday 7th March

After discovering a comet hurtling towards Earth, Toby snaps and turns into the action hero in his own movie on a mission to save the world from impending doom. Flashback a year: Toby is knocked off course when somebody crashes into his life. A disaster...

After discovering a comet hurtling towards Earth, Toby snaps and turns into the action hero in his own movie on a mission to save the world from impending...

Vignettes

16th - 26th March 2022

Vignettes returns to Hope Mill Theatre in March, 2022. An evening of six short plays by local female playwrights.  This year’s line-up includes:   HALAL HENS by Zoe Iqbal THE REFERENCE by Hannah Ellis Ryan TANGLED by Debbie...

Vignettes returns to Hope Mill Theatre in March, 2022. An evening of six short plays by local female playwrights.  This year’s line-up...

The Wiz – Online!

22nd - 30th January

Experience the magic of The Wiz at home! Recorded at Hope Mill Theatre, we are offering an exclusive ONLINE opportunity to view this 5 ⭐️ spectacular production! The Wiz will stream for just 9 performances.   Important Information about the...

Experience the magic of The Wiz at home! Recorded at Hope Mill Theatre, we are offering an exclusive ONLINE opportunity to view this 5 ⭐️ spectacular...

Turn On Fest : Launch Night & Dungeness from Hope Mill Youth

Saturday 22nd January

The launch of Turn on Fest 2022!  Join us for our launch party, including a showing of Dungeness by Chris Thompson performed by Hope Mill Theatre School students. An opportunity to meet this year's festival performers and...

The launch of Turn on Fest 2022!  Join us for our launch party, including a showing of Dungeness by Chris Thompson performed by Hope Mill Theatre School...

Turn On Fest: Scratch Night in partnership with Hive North

Sunday 30th January 2022

Hope Mill Theatre teams up with Hive North to provide a stage for Manchester's freshest LGBTQIA+ talent. Hive North and Hope Mill Theatre present the Turn On Fest Scratch Night, a bumper evening of LGBTQ+ live theatre dedicated to developing ideas, sharing...

Hope Mill Theatre teams up with Hive North to provide a stage for Manchester's freshest LGBTQIA+ talent. Hive North and Hope Mill Theatre present the Turn...

Turn On Fest: Development Evening

Sunday 6th February

Turn On Fest Development Grants Return! 4 Queer Artists will receive £250 and a slot as part of our Turn On Fest: Development Evening. For the last 2 years we have supported various artists through these grants to take a piece of work they are...

Turn On Fest Development Grants Return! 4 Queer Artists will receive £250 and a slot as part of our Turn On Fest: Development Evening. For the last 2...

Turn On Fest: Jarman

Tuesday 25th January

A mighty spirit is about to reawaken. Yours. Derek Jarman: film-maker, painter, gardener at Prospect Cottage, activist, writer...his influence remains as strong as it was on the day AIDS killed him in 1994. But his story, one of the most extraordinary...

A mighty spirit is about to reawaken. Yours. Derek Jarman: film-maker, painter, gardener at Prospect Cottage, activist, writer...his influence remains as...

Turn On Fest – Trans Social Club

Saturday 29th January 2022

Ahead of the double bill from Trans Creative and The Regulars, Trans Creative will host their first Trans Social Club of 2022. January 2022 sees Trans creative kicking off the year's collaborating with Turn On Fest to host a very special Trans Social Club...

Ahead of the double bill from Trans Creative and The Regulars, Trans Creative will host their first Trans Social Club of 2022. January 2022 sees Trans...

Turn On Fest: The Regulars & Trans Social Club

Saturday 29th January

With a passionate score and a familiar story, The Regulars is a captivating original musical about identity and self-love — reminding us that despite our differences, we are all deserving of acceptance for who we are. ​Mark Howard moves away from his...

With a passionate score and a familiar story, The Regulars is a captivating original musical about identity and self-love — reminding us that despite our...

Manchester ADP

Monday 31st January

Manchester ADP share new writing by local playwrights, seeking audience feedback and development opportunities. Returning as a monthly event at Hope Mill Theatre, join us in celebrating the incredible talent Manchester has to offer. Want to get involved...

Manchester ADP share new writing by local playwrights, seeking audience feedback and development opportunities. Returning as a monthly event at Hope Mill...

My Favourite Place in the Whole Wide World

1st - 6th March

My Favourite Place in the Whole Wide World is a new play by award-winning writer Ian Townsend. It tells the stories of J and Ruth, two people in search of love and purpose in a world of confusion and loss. Shot through with humour, it’s an engaging and...

My Favourite Place in the Whole Wide World is a new play by award-winning writer Ian Townsend. It tells the stories of J and Ruth, two people in search of love...

Vagina Cake

29th March - 2nd April

At University you think you'll be friends forever. It's hard to imagine a world outside the carefree lifestyle and endless, all-consuming social engagements. #SuperNoodles #BlueWKD #TakeMeToYourDealer. But what about five years later? What about fifteen...

At University you think you'll be friends forever. It's hard to imagine a world outside the carefree lifestyle and endless, all-consuming social engagements....

Saving Britney

8th - 10th March 2022

“I fell in love instantly. From the moment I saw her on CD:UK. Cat Deeley introducing her like John The Baptist preparing the way of the Lord…” For Millennials like Jean, they grew up with Britney Spears. Over the course of an hour see how the...

“I fell in love instantly. From the moment I saw her on CD:UK. Cat Deeley introducing her like John The Baptist preparing the way of the Lord…” For...

Passion

5th May - 5th June

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Passion Olivier Award winner and Musical Theatre icon Ruthie Henshall will lead a reimagining of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s multi-award-winning Passion at the Hope Mill Theatre. Directed by Michael Strassen...

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Passion Olivier Award winner and Musical Theatre icon Ruthie Henshall will lead a reimagining of Stephen Sondheim and...

Play Reading Club

Last Friday of the month

Come and join us for monthly PLAY READING, on the last Friday of every month, 11am - 1pm. Play Reading is hosted by Janelle Thompson, with a fresh play every month.   Play Reading is back LIVE at Hope Mill Theatre, completely free to attend with...

Come and join us for monthly PLAY READING, on the last Friday of every month, 11am - 1pm. Play Reading is hosted by Janelle Thompson, with a fresh play...