Things to do for Older People in Manchester

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

The Bridgewater Hall, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester Camerata and the Royal Exchange offer a range of activities specifically for older people. Part of the Culture Champions initiative, many of these events are designed by older people, for older people. There are art workshops to try and you can also take part in theatre at the Royal Exchange as a member of their Elders Company. All of these activities are a great way to socialise, improve wellbeing and maintain physical health.

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

Elders Exchange Day at Royal Exchange

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The Bridgewater Hall

Box office opening hours are Monday - Friday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Saturday/ Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. There is counter service until 8:00 pm on concert nights.

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