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Home launching a Summer Manchester Outdoor Theatre – HomeGround

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9 Apr 2021

HOME are launching a massive new temporary outdoor theatre Homeground in Manchester this summer.  

Opening on Friday 28th May the new outdoor theatre will brings such shows A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Alice in Wonderland to Manchester and will be offering great food and drink offer from pizza and shakes to vegan wraps and espresso martinis.

HomeGround, will be located on First Street and it will be three times the size of Albert Square, allowing the space to have a festival feel.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Alice in Wonderland are the first shows to be announced in a lineup that will also include music curated by Band on the Wall, comedy from Frog and Bucket and family shows from Z-Arts.

Tickets for both shows will be priced at just £10 for adults and £5 for children, thanks to generous support from Savannah Wisdom Foundation.

The venue will also host work by partners including Frog & Bucket, Contact and Trans Creative, as well as music, cabaret and comedy.

A second stage, The Manchester Stage, will feature DJ slots curated by DJ Paulette, and a Manchester Folk Festival takeover, among other free events.

There will also be food and drink from stallholders including Black Market Espresso, Basilico pizza, Wolf to the Door cocktails and Tibetan Kitchen.

The venue is close to both Deansgate and Oxford Road train stations, Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink stop, local bus stops and the Q-Park at First Street. 

Tickets for both shows will go on sale on 20th April with early booking available for HOME Friends and members. 

You discover more information and how to book A Midsummer Night’s Dream here and Alice in Wonderland here.

The opening dates do rely on England successfully progressing to Step 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown on May 17, however, if this does not happen all ticketholders will be eligible for a full refund.

The project has been made possible thanks to support from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, Arts Council England, Manchester City Council, Ask Real Estate, CBRE, the Garfield Weston Foundation, B&M Retail and Savannah Wisdom, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Granada Foundation.

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