Things to do for Older People in Manchester

Arts and culture, local history groups and fitness activities are amongst the pick of things for older people to do in Manchester.

The Bridgewater Hall, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester Camerata and the Royal Exchange are among many organisations in Manchester to offer specific cultural activities and events for older people. Part of the Culture Champions initiative, many of these events are promoted and designed by older people, for older people. From art workshops to treading the boards at the Royal Exchange as a member of their Elders Company, the activities are a great way to socialise, improve wellbeing and maintain physical health.

Closer to home, local libraries are a great place to meet new people and learn something new. From knitting clubs and coffee mornings to local history sessions and genealogy, take a look at what your local centre has to offer.

Elders Exchange Day at Royal Exchange

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The Whitworth

The Whitworth will partially reopen from Wednesday 19 May 2021. The gallery is expected to reopen fully from Thursday 1 July 2021.

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Royal Exchange Theatre

The Royal Exchange has reopened to the public for performances only. Tickets for theatre shows must be booked online in advance. For performances, the building will open one hour before the scheduled start time.

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