Located at the top of Oxford Road, HOME is Manchester’s own theatre, cinema, art gallery, book shop and restaurant all-in-one. This summer HOME is bringing Homeground to Manchester, showcasing a number of temporary outdoor music, comedy and theatre events across its 80,000 square feet, giving plenty of space for social distancing. Tickets are available now and more events will be announced in June. For more information and to book tickets, visit the HOME website – but in the meantime, here’s our picks of some of the best events you can book this summer…

Start summer on the dancefloor with Sambroso All Stars | Fri 28 May | 7pm | £18

Homeground is opening on Friday 28 May with a bang. Musical collective Sambroso All Stars return to the city to showcase their iconic and Grammy-winning Buena Vista album live. The group – which includes a line-up of seven of the best-known Cuban artists in the country – was lovingly put together to ensure the iconic album is performed with the utmost care, which will no doubt mesmerise the crowd. Secure your tickets by following the link below.

Hang out with Russell Howard & Friends | Sun 6 & Mon 7 Jun | 7.30pm | £15

Russell Howard is giving Homeground audiences a rare and exciting opportunity to see one of the most successful comedians in the UK at work with his new, work-in-progress stand up show on Sunday 6 June and Monday 7 June. He’ll be performing two gigs of brand-new material, and bringing along a few friends and fellow comedians to join him. Clearly not one to miss – bag your tickets via the link below.

Spend a night with Queers of Our City | Sun 20 Jun | 7.30pm | £15

Queeriosity, run by Donna Trump and Narcissa Nightshade, is a cabaret act guaranteed to dazzle you. On Sunday 20 June, this one-off theatre extravaganza is showcasing 20 of Manchester’s best queer artists and drag performers ahead of their weekly summer schedule, such as Cheddar Gorgeous, Eva Serration, Misty Chance, Coco Deville, Liquorice Black, The BollyWitch and many more to be announced. Order your tickets via the link below.

Expect the unexpected with Showstopper! The Improvised Musical | Thu 8 Jul | 7.30pm | £15

Edinburgh Fringe-veterans the Showstoppers bring their Olivier-award winning musical comedy to eager Manchester crowds this summer. Created from scratch based on bespoke audience suggestions, the group have delighted audiences across the globe, as well as regular BBC Radio 4 listeners, and each performance promises an incredible mix of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity. This unpredictable and hilarious show will be performed on Thursday 8 July – book your tickets by following the button below.

Settle in for an Evening With Ria Jones | Fri 9 Jul | 7.30pm | £15

West End star Ria Jones is indulging HOME with an evening of music and laughter guaranteed to delight lovers of musical theatre and power ballads. On Friday 9 July, Jones will perform highlights from her 40-year career, which has included iconic performances whilst embodying roles like Eva Peron, Mama Rose, and Norma Desmond, Grizabella, Fantine and Mrs Overall in Acorn Antiques. A night to remember – secure your tickets via the link below.

Buckle in for a night with Bourgeois & Maurice | Sun 30 May | 7.30pm | £15

The last time intergalactic musical duo and cult cabaret hit Bourgeois & Maurice were at HOME they performed an all singing-all-dancing show about the end of the world. Then the world actually ended. We’re pretty sure the two weren’t related – but we can’t wait to hear what they have to say about the situation when they make their long awaited return to Manchester this summer. Outrageous, hilarious and packed full of songs that are catchier and more contagious than some sort of air-born, world-altering virus (imagine that) – a night with Bourgeois & Maurice isn’t one you forget in a hurry. Bag your tickets by following the button below.

Tue 11 May, HOMEground,
2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester
, Tel: 0161 200 1500
Jessica Cooper
Published on:
Sun 23 May 2021