It’s showtime: Indoor entertainment and hospitality returns

Feel like you’ve watched everything half-decent on the telly? Us too. Not to worry, our days of relying on streaming services come to an end as lockdown restrictions ease, allowing indoor culture and entertainment venues to open.

What’s changing?

From Monday 17 May, indoor culture and entertainment venues like cinemas, theatres, galleries, museums and indoor children’s play areas will be allowed to welcome you back inside.

Amazing venues like Contact Theatre, HOME, Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester Jewish Museum will be reopening their doors across the summer.

If you want to find out when your favourite spot will be open for business again, you can see full listings on Visit Manchester.

See how Contact Theatre feels about reopening

…and after you’ve been entertained?

Once you’re done soaking up some culture, why not head for a drink or a meal after? No need to worry about the rain– from Monday 17 May, pubs and restaurants will also be able to seat you, your family and your friends indoors.

Mr Bean eating in a restaurant

That’s not all…rules change for homes too

You’ll even be able to invite friends inside your home too– but remember: whether you’re having family round for dinner or heading to a restaurant for lunch, the Rule of 6 or two households mix still applies.

Organised adult sport and exercise classes

More ways of staying active are returning. Organised adult sport and exercise classes can resume indoors. You’ll also be able to use saunas and steam rooms again too. You can head to MCRactive for information about sport and physical activity across the city.

Stay safe while visiting venues

Wherever you visit from Monday 17 May, let’s remember to respect staff and do our bit to make sure all these great venues can stay open for good. See you soon.