The energy of a live band or a full concert production can be a great relief to the stresses of the working week. Maybe you enjoy sitting in a pub with a live band showcasing local talent while getting to know some new people over a drink; we're in Manchester so live music is never too far away. But we also have some of the finest concert venues in the country regularly featuring some of the world's top performers. Manchester is a city that has long been passionate about music and its roots here are visible around every corner.
social circle testimonial from Amanda

Halle Orchestra Bridgewater Hall

Seeing the Halle orchestra had always been a dream of mine. I don't know why I never took the opportunity to see them before as the Bridgewater Hall is right on my doorstep, but with Social Circle, there was really no excuse. Funny, I met someone from Social Circle on the night who said the exact same thing.

social circle testimonial from Kimberley

Local Bands, Fellow Music Lovers

I love supporting new, local bands and was pleased to see opportunities to do so with Social Circle. As is the case with any Social Circle event, you always end up meeting people with the same interests as you, so that was definitely a plus. I've become really good friends with fellow music lovers and it's all thanks to SC!

social circle testimonial from Sarah

Matt and Phreds Jazz

Jazz is one of my passions in life but my friends are mainly into other types of music so while I've been to Matt and Phreds a number of times, it was either by myself or a friend I had to drag along. Going with Social Circle was a completely different experience with everyone appreciating the music and having a great time.


Types Of Event


Live bands

Our live music nights bring you the freshest mix of new and exciting artists that Manchester has to offer. Come and support local talent while sharing a drink or two with some new friends. It's the Manchester thing to do.

Live jazz

Matt and Phreds is the finest jazz club in the North and the only venue solely dedicated to live jazz talent. Its smoky atmosphere and fine wine makes for a great night. And its pizzas are famous for a reason. The talent comes from far and wide to attract visitors to the venue.


We're lucky in Manchester to feature some wonderful concert venues, such as the Manchester Arena and Manchester Apollo. Come and see your favourite artists perform on the big stage and meet some fellow fans at the same time. Listening to an album is one thing but the energy from a live performance is something else.

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Upcoming Events

Rush Hour Social

16/01/2018 , 5:30pm
The foyer of The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, City Centre, M2 3WS.
Join us in the Stalls Café Bar and relax with a drink and music by musicians from in and around Greater Manchester.

Jim Jefferies at The Apollo

20/01/2018 , 7:45pm
Inside the O2 Apollo Manchester, Stockport Road, Ardwick Green, M12 6AP.
Jefferies is one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation.

Lunch & Music @ Albert Schloss

21/01/2018 , 2pm
Albert's Schloss, 27 Peter St, Manchester, M2 5QR.
Come along and join in the friendly cheer with us, we are always friendly and welcoming, you'll soon be right at home before you know it.

Baby Grand Slam

24/01/2018 , 7:30pm
Albert's Schloss, 27 Peter St, Manchester, M2 5QR.
Their world class pianists will battle it out alongside our legendary Haus Band to play songs requested by you, the audience.

Think Floyd at The Opera House

25/01/2018 , 7:15pm
Meeting outside The Opera House, 3 Quay St, Manchester, M3 3HP.
This extraordinary band, dubbed the Definitive Pink Floyd Experience, are renowned for their stunning celebration of the music of one of the world's greatest bands.

Live Jazz and Drinks

27/01/2018 , 8:30pm
Matt and Phreds, 64 Tib Street, Northern Quarter, City Centre, M4 1LW where we will have a table reserved.
In the famous and smoky Matt & Phreds, you are assured a smooth evening with some new Manchester friends.

John Bishop at The Apollo

27/01/2018 , 6:45pm
Inside the O2 Apollo Manchester, Stockport Road, Ardwick Green, M12 6AP.
Comedy superstar John Bishop is extending his sell out UK tour and bringing his brand new show to more venues across the UK.

Live Music at Wine and Wallop

28/01/2018 , 5pm
Wine and Wallop, 97 Lapwing Ln, West Didsbury, M20 6UR.
Every Sunday different artists perform live music between 5-8pm. So join us for a relaxing Sunday evening.

Strictly Come Dancing

28/01/2018 , 6pm
Meeting outside the front entrance of The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, City Centre, M4 2BS before heading over to the main venue, The Manchester Arena.
Pure dancing pleasure awaits as this supersized Strictly Live extravaganza comes to Manchester Arena.

Bridgewater Hall Tour

30/01/2018 , 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.

Kunst Kabaret @ Albert Schloss

30/01/2018 , 7:30pm
Albert's Schloss, 27 Peter St, Manchester, M2 5QR.
Kunst Kabaret is inspired by the Berlin cabaret scene in the 1920s