Socail Circle Manchester: Social and Adventure Network


We offer a range of events to suit the more culturally minded among you, including local venues such as Manchester Art Gallery and the Museum of Science and Industry. If the idea of exploring what's just beyond Manchester, we have opportunities for you to enjoy a day out in cities such as York and Chester, home to some of the most iconic buildings in the country. You will meet some fantastic people at these events, too, with many of our members embracing their cultural side every bit as much as they love socialising.

York Minste Cultural Experience

I had always wanted to visit York but it was just one of those places I had never gotten around to visiting. When I saw Social Circle were organising a day there, I had no excuses. I had a wonderful day, visiting such monuments as York Minster. Don't get me wrong, I still love a drink or two on a Friday night, but I love the odd cultural experience, too.


Manchester Art Gallery

I have always been an art lover and the chance to go and see some of the amazing paintings they have at Manchester Art Gallery with some new friends was too good to pass up. I may love art but I also love a glass of wine so the promise of drinks afterwards didn't hurt either. We had a really interesting chat about an exhibition we had just seen over some fine Prosecco. What a great night!


Manchester Museum

There are some great museums in Manchester but it's not half as much fun going on your own so it was great to see the Manchester Museum on the calendar. I hadn't been there for years and really enjoyed meeting new people while walking through the exhibits. Throw in some tasty lunch at the museum cafe and it really was a fantastic day.


Types Of Event


Art Galleries

We pay regular visits to Manchester Art Gallery, typically with a drink or two afterwards so our members can both appreciate the art adorning the walls and catch up on socialising afterwards. We also visit other local galleries, such as the Whitworth Art Gallery.


There are some great museums in Manchester, such as the Manchester Museum, one of the finest natural history museums in the UK. There is also the People’s History Museum at Spinningfields. Perhaps the most popular among our members is the Museum of Science and Industry.

Days Out

Not that there is a shortage of things to do in Manchester but it's nice to visit nearby cities occasionally. Our members enjoy visits to such cultural cities as Chester and York, where history, religion, and famous battles pervade the local landmarks.

Try An Event For Free!

If you would like to try Social Circle for free, just click one of the FREE events below*, and then choose 'Taster Event' from the booking options.
* please note: this offer is not available on paid events

Upcoming Events

Arlene. The Glitz. The Glamour

20/09/2017 , 7:45pm
The Dancehouse, 10A Oxford Rd, Manchester, M1 5QA.
Arlene gossips with Jacquie Storey about a lifetime in dance and reveals the truth behind the Glitz, the Glamour and the Gossip.

Titanic Dance

24/09/2017 , 7:15pm
Meeting outside The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT.
Telling the story of the worlds most famous ship from its beginning in the Belfast shipyard to its tragic end in the Atlantic Ocean.

Town Hall Tour

27/09/2017 , 6:30pm
Meet Pauline Lloyd on the Manchester Town Hall steps, Albert Square, M2 5DB.
Tour the sumptuous staterooms and corridors of one of the finest municipal buildings in Britain. Entry to staterooms subject to availability.

Son of a Preacher Man

28/09/2017 , 7:15pm
Meeting outside The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT.
A trip to the theatre is the perfect environment to chat to some great new like-minded people.

Factory Records Walk

30/09/2017 , 1pm
Meet Emma Fox at the Manchester Visitor Information Centre, 1 Piccadilly Gardens M1 1RG
It was all about the music, not the money. The story of the Hacienda, Joy Division, Happy Mondays, Martin Zero et al.

Discover Salford Walk

01/10/2017 , 2pm
The New Oxford, 11 Bexley Square, Salford, M3 6DB.
So much history in just one street, including LS Lowry, Friederich Engels, Vimto and the UK's first public park.

Bridgewater Hall Tour

03/10/2017 , 11am
The foyer of The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, City Centre, M2 3WS.
Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall.

Football City Walk

06/10/2017 , 1:30pm
Outside Central Library, St Peter's Square, M2 5PD.
Red or Blue? There are tales for you on this tour of the city's football-related sites, including where the league began. Ends at the National Football Museum.

Ancoats Coffee and Cake & Walk

07/10/2017 , 2pm
Cutting Room Square, Blossom Street, Manchester M4 6BF.
The worlds first industrial suburb is becoming one of the coolest areas in Manchester. Ends with tea/coffee and cake.

Pankhursts Suffragette Walk

10/10/2017 , 2pm
St. Ann's Church, St Ann St, Manchester M2 7LF.
This walk by Ed Glinert is in memory of the Pankhursts, who were fierce campaigners, resolute radicals, recalling their city centre haunts and outlining their struggle.

Victoria Baths Open Day

11/10/2017 , 1:50pm
Victoria Baths, Hathersage Rd, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, M13 0FE.
Discover Victoria Baths will be led by an experienced guide, showing you the amazing architecture of Victoria Baths and telling you its history.

Art Gallery and Drinks

12/10/2017 , 6:30pm
Meeting in the cafe inside Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, City Centre, M2 3JL.
Whether as an avid art fan or a casual observer, spent the afternoon with us at Manchester Art Gallery and meet some new Manchester friends.

Prose Walking Tour

13/10/2017 , 1pm
Meet outside Marks & Spencer main entrance (7 Market Street, M1 1WT).
Come and discover Manchester afresh through the eyes of its writers.

Incredible Interiors Walk

14/10/2017 , 1pm
Meeting at the War Memorial, St. Anns Square, M2 7EF.
A tour that goes inside spectacular Manchester interiors, with some surprises.

Joseph at the Palace Theatre

18/10/2017 , 7:15pm
Meeting outside The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT.
X-Factor winner Joe McElderry dons the coveted coat.

Uninteresting Objects Tour

21/10/2017 , 3pm
Outside Oxford Rd Railway Station, Station Approach, Manchester M1 6FU.
A tour dedicated to frequently-bypassed objects that tell a rich story.

MOSI and Lunch

21/10/2017 , 11am
Museum of Science and Industry and Lunch, Liverpool Rd, Manchester, M3 4FP.
The Museum of Science and Industry is devoted to inspiring visitors through ideas that change the world, from the Industrial Revolution to today and beyond.

The Quays & MediaCity UK Walk

25/10/2017 , 6pm
Meet outside The Lowry Theatre, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ.
Once one of the busiest ports in England.

Gothic Manchester Walk

29/10/2017 , 12pm
Meet at the main entrance of Manchester Cathedral, Victoria St, Manchester, M3 1SX.
Industrial Gorton boasts one of the most beautiful (former) churches in the country; a world heritage site, no less- Gorton Monastery.