Independent Manchester theatre and arts space HOME is bringing a new, festival-style outdoor events space to First Street next month. Called Homeground, the Cabinet of Curiosities-themed venue will be popping up just for the summer. Built on a space three times the size of Albert Square, it will feature a 400-seat outdoor theatre and a second stage with free live performances.

Productions of cherished theatre classics A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Alice In Wonderland will run at the outdoor theatre throughout the summer, produced by London companies Filter and Stockroom Productions (previously Out Of Joint) respectively. Meanwhile, on The Manchester Stage, DJ slots curated by DJ Paulette and a Manchester Folk Festival takeover will feature alongside other free events.

Throughout the summer, Homeground will also host work by Manchester theatre partners including Frog & Bucket, Contact and Trans Creative – plus more music, cabaret and comedy performances. Street food stalls hosted by local independents will keep guests well fed and watered, with the confirmed line-up so far including Wolf At The Door cocktails, Brazilico pizza, Tibetan Kitchen and Black Market Espresso, 

Due to open on Friday 28 May, tickets for Homeground will go on sale from Tuesday 20 April.  A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens Thursday 3 June and runs until Saturday 26 June, Alice In Wonderland from Thursday, 15 July until Saturday, 7 August. Find out more by visiting the HOME website.


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Thu 8 Apr, Homeground,
HOME, First Street, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN
Georgina Pellant
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Thu 8 Apr 2021