About Us

At the heart of Manchester creativity & culture

If you like searching out the unconventional for your entertainment then you'll love The Dancehouse. From its charming Art Deco interiors to a quirky, highly original creative arts programme, our theatre is firmly established within the city's famously vibrant cultural scene.

Let us entertain you... over and over again

It's the sheer variety and inventiveness of the acts who appear at The Dancehouse that keeps our audiences coming back for more. In a packed schedule we regularly present comedy, theatre and dance – everything with our trademark touch of distinctiveness.

See our events pages for what's on now.


A unique cinema experience

Recently we've gone back to our venue's cinematic roots with special screenings in our 1930s auditorium. There's nothing quite like the combination of watching movies in surroundings that are authentically Art Deco.

See our events pages for future showings.


A fantastic space for live music

People often call The Dancehouse a “hidden gem”. Performers enjoy coming here, attracted by one of the largest and best stages in the city. And audiences love our classic-style sloped tiered seating giving everyone a perfect view. With the option of splitting the auditorium into a standing main room with additional balcony seating, we can accommodate a range of audience compositions. It's the ideal blend of intimacy and vibrancy to add an extra dimension to your live music experience.

See our events pages for more about music at The Dancehouse.