From top class theatre to Florence and the Machine, there is something for everyone across Greater Manchester this week.

Here's our guide to what's on when...


THE LAST FIVE YEARS - Albert Halls, Bolton - tonight and tomorrow

HANCOCK AND CO: ONE MAN, MANY VOICES - The Met, Bury, tomorrow

THE ILLUSION - Home, Manchester, tonight, tomorrow and Saturday

J’AI TROP PEUR (I’M SO SCARED) - Home, Manchester, November 27

THE MAIDS - Home, Manchester, November 16 to December 1

THE PRODUCERS - Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, November 30 to January 26

THE ORESTEIA - The Lowry Theatre, Salford, November 28 and 29

BENIDORM LIVE - Palace Theatre, Manchester, November 26 to December 1

WHITE - Home, Manchester, December 13 to December 23

SLAPSTICK - Home, Manchester, December 13 to December 22

ME, YOU AND GEORGE CLOONEY - The Met, Bury, December 13

FAULTY TOWERS DINING EXPERIENCE - The Lowry, Salford, December 16 to 19

CINDERELLA: A WICKED MOTHER OF A NIGHT OUT - The Lowry, Salford, December 18 to 22

LITTLE GIFT - The Lowry, Salford -December 19 - 31


FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE - Manchester Arena, Friday

THE HUMAN LEAGUE - Manchester Arena, Saturday

HITS RADIO LIVE - Manchester Arena, Sunday

LAURYN HILL - Manchester Arena, November 26

SHALAMAR - Manchester Ritz, November 27

CHRISTINE AND THE QUEEN - Manchester Apollo, November 27 and 28

BROTHERS OSBORNE - Manchester Academy, November 28

IBIZA CLASSICS - Manchester Arena, November 29

YEARS AND YEARS - Manchester Apollo, November 29

SIXTIES GOLD - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, November 3

KATIE MELUA - The Lowry, Salford, December 2

YOUNG FATHERS - Albert Hall, Manchester, December 2

THE CARDIGANS - Manchester Apollo, December 3

LM/DC - Manchester Apollo, December 5

FRANKI VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS - Manchester Arena, December 6

OLD DOMINION - Manchester Academy, December 6

HOZIER - Manchester Apollo - December 6

DEACON BLUE - Manchester Apollo - December 7

AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD - Manchester Apollo, December 8

MADNESS - Manchester Arena, December 7

JAMES AND THE CHARLATANS - Manchester Arena, December 8

BLACK STONE CHERRY - Manchester Arena, December 10

NIGHTWISH - Manchester Arena, December 11

DEF LEPPARD - Manchester Arena, December 12

JOSH GROBAN - Manchester Arena, December 14

THE SLOW READERS CLUB - Manchester Apollo, December 14

ALAN WALKER - Albert Hall, Manchester, December 14

NILE ROGERS & CHIC - Manchester Arena, December 15

LILY ALLEN - Albert Hall, Manchester, December 16 to 18

ORBITAL - Manchester Apollo, December 20

JOOLS HOLLAND & HIS RHYTHM & BLUES BAND - Manchester Apollo, December 21


COMEDY NIGHT - The Alma Inn, Bolton, first Thursday of every month

STAND UP THURSDAY - The Comedy Store, every Thursday

THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE - Frog and Bucket Comedy Club, every Thursday

THURSDAY COMEDY CLUB - The Met, and Ramsbottom Civic Hall, first Thursday of every month

FRIDAY BARREL OF LAUGHS - Frog and Bucket Comedy Club, every Friday

BEST IN STAND UP - The Comedy Store, every Friday and Saturday

SATURDAY BARREL OF LAUGHS - Frog and Bucket Comedy Club, every Saturday

KING GONG - The Comedy Store, first Sunday of every month

COMEDY NIGHT - BarMetro.Rocks, Bolton, second Sunday of every month

NEW STUFF WITH TOBY HADOKE - The Comedy Store, second and last Sunday of every month

NEW COMEDIANS WITH ALEX BOARDMAN - The Comedy Store, third Sunday of every month

BEAT THE FROG - Frog and Bucket Comedy Club, every Monday

SEANN WALSH - The Lowry, Salford, tonight

IAIN STIRLING - The Lowry, Salford, Saturday

DANIEL SLOSS: X - The Lowry, Salford, Sunday

ROSS NOBLE - Apollo, November 30

BARBARA NICE CHRISTMAS SHOW - The Lowry, Salford, December 1

STEPHEN K AMOS - The Lowry, Salford, December 2

OUR RITA’S COMEDY ROADSHOW - Palace Theatre, Manchester, January 11


MATILDA THE MUSICAL -Palace Theatre, Manchester, until Saturday

KINKY BOOTS - Opera House, Manchester, until December 1

SIX - The Lowry, Salford, December 4 to 16

WICKED - Palace Theatre, Manchester, December 4 to January 5

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Opera House, Manchester, January 9 to 29


SPACE SPECTACULAR - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Sunday

MESSIAH WITH THE HALLÉ - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, December 1

JOHN WILSON & THE JOHN WILSON ORCHESTRA - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, December 2

LOVE ACTUALLY WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, December 11

CHRISTMAS AT THE MOVIES - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, December 19


MATTHEW BOURNE’S SWAN LAKE -The Lowry, Salford, until December 1

THE NUTCRACKER - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, January 2 and 3

MOSCOW CITY BALLET, ROMEO & JULIET - Palace Theatre, Manchester, January 17

MOSCOW CITY BALLET, SWAN LAKE - Palace Theatre, January 18 and 19


SIGMA - The Lowry, Salford - November 26

BALLET BAR - Home Manchester, November 28 and 29


CINDERELLA - Manchester Opera House, December 8 to December 30

STICK MAN - The Lowry, Salford, December 1 to January 6

SCARY FAIRY SAVES CHRISTMAS - The Lowry, Salford, December 5

DOCTOR DOLITTLE - The Lowry, Salford, December 11 to January 5

LITTLE GIFT - The Lowry, Salford, December 19 to December 31

SNOW WHITE - The Lowry, Salford, January 4 to January 6

THE SNOWMAN WITH THE HALLÉ - The Lowry, Salford, December 15 and 16

LILY AND THE CHRISTMAS SNOW BEAR - The Met, Bury, December 20 and 21


THE BOOTLEG BEATLES - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, December 7


FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ - Horwich RMI, first Friday of every month

KEITH RAE SOUND – Horwich RMI, third Friday of every month


ANDY WHITE - The Met, Bury, Saturday

BLAZIN’ FIDDLES - The Met, Bury, November 29

CALAN - The Met, Bury, December 6

JIM MORAY - The Met, Bury, December 7

NORDIC FIDDLERS BLOC - The Met, Bury, December 13


MIKE SWEENEY - The Lowry, Salford, December 6

CHRISTMAS MURDER MYSTERY - Palace Theatre, Manchester, December 9

EVENING OF ERIC AND ERN AT CHRISTMAS - The Lowry, Salford, December 18 to- January 6


OPEN MIC – Ye Olde Man & Scythe, Churchgate, Bolton, second and fourth Tuesday of every month

JAM NIGHT - Ye Olde Man & Scythe, Churchgate, Bolton, first and third Wednesday of every month

OPEN MIC – Hogarths, Churchgate, Bolton, every Thursday

WEEKLY COUNTRY AND WESTERN CLUB — Bury Bridge Working Men’s Club, Lower Woodhill Road, Bury, every Friday

SOUL AND MOTOWN — The D Havilland Club, Farnworth, first Friday of every month

BLACKOUT — Blind Tiger, Nelson Square, Bolton, every Wednesday

WIZDOM - The Bowling Green, Horwich, November 30

THE THREE - Retro Lounge Bar, Bury, November 30

RIFF RAFF - Jolly Nailor, Atherton, December 7