With December just around the corner, it’ll be good news to know that there are still heaps of things to do in Manchester to help you save some cash for the impending Christmas shopping…

From Christmas Fair pop-ups to an all-night DJ takeover at one of the city’s favourite pizza joints – here are the best free things to do in Manchester this week.

Simon Lomas - Work In Progress | The Spoon Inn | Mon 28 Nov | 8pm - 10pm

Head to the bohemian hotspot of Chorlton this Monday to start your week off with some cracking comedy brought to you by Simon Lomas and his debut touring show, Work in Progress.

Gracing the cosy walls of The Spoon Inn, this award-winning comedian is definitely worth the short trip out of town.

364 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 8AZ
The Play About You Know Who | 53two | Tue 29 Nov | 2pm - 3.30pm

Coming to the arches of Manchester’s famous Watson Street is a free play like no other brought to you by the lovely lot at 53two.

A seated yet gripping reading of the brand-new political satire all about former-President Trump is sure to be a theatrical experience like no other and comes as part of the venue’s ‘Newvember’ programme – promoting the work of all-new creative works.

Arch 19, Watson Street, Manchester M3 4LP, Tel: 07432 198724
On the Public Order Bill | Partisan Collective | Tue 29 Nov | 6pm - 7.30pm

Get yourself over to Salford’s hub of all things community and cool this Tuesday and get involved in the Partisan Collective’s meeting all about the Public Order Bill and its impact on your right to protest.

Featuring community activists alongside lawyers guiding the meeting – this is sure to be just as interesting as it is informative.

Unit 2, New Islington Mill, Salford M5 4DE, Tel: 0161 278 6404
Good Custard Takeover | Ramona | Fri 2 Dec | 6pm - 1am

What better way to bring in the weekend than over at Ramona for an entire evening of Manchester collective and record label Good Custard.

A full takeover into the early hours, prepare for the grooviest electronic, house, Italo disco and live percussion.

40 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JG, Tel: 0161 441 9020
Christmas Fair | Canton House | Sat 3 Dec | 11am - late

Kick off the weekend with some proper festive spirit with Ancoats Pop-Up bringing the Christmas spirit to Canton House – a venue sporting three floors of artisan traders, food, drink and entertainment for the whole family.

Perfect if you’re on the hunt for an alternative to your standard Christmas perusing, Saturday’s programme includes a jam-packed Christmas Fair and creative workshops hosted by MUD in the daytime and live music plus a cocktail bar oasis in the evening.

34 Princess Street, Manchester M1 4JY, Tel: 0161 236 2200
Mon 28 Nov - Sun 4 Dec
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Sun 27 Nov 2022