Forum Centre Events

Science Stories


Science is full of incredible tales of discovery and exploration. Come along to this event and create your own science stories... using words, sounds and images.

Free activities for children of all ages from the EdLab.

Takes place on the concourse.

The Great Pretender 2016 tour


A sound and light spectacular celebrating the music of Freddie Mercury and Queen. Highly rated show with Steve Littlewood as Freddie Mercury and featuring special guest Brian Rock as the legendary guitarist Brian May.

This amazing five-piece show scaramouches brilliantly from the early hits of the 1970s through to the stadium rock anthems of the 1980s with a rhapsody of surprises along the way!

Unique and unrivalled, even the infamous fashions are recreated. This show was launched in 2001 and is still as popular as ever.

TICKETS: £14.50 from leisure reception of book on 0161 935 4020

Call Me Psychic

FRIDAY 27 JANUARY 2017, 7.30Pm

The nations favourite psychic, Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her brand new and most jaw-dropping show yet - Call Me Psychic.

Funny, entertaining, sometimes heart breaking, often controversial; the show celebrates her 8th year on the road. Sally says: “Every night when I’m on stage amazing things happen and it’s a privilege to be able to pass on messages of love and comfort to the people I share my gift with."

This is a fantastic and unique evening out not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this phenomenal psychic in action!

TICKETS: £24 on sale now from Forum Leisure reception, 0161 935 4020

This show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment.

Circus of Horrors


The Circus of Horrors celebrates its 21st anniversary as it takes to the road with its latest incarnation “The Never-ending Nightmare”. The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre, brave & beautiful acts all woven into a Alice in Horrorland type story driven by a mainly original soundscape & performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek!

Celebrity Quotes:-

‘I loved it ‘. Simon Cowell.

‘Fantastic, that’s what I call entertainment’. David Hasselhoff.

‘Totally Unbelievable’ Scott Mills, Radio 1

‘You have to go & see this if, one day something will go wrong & you will be able to say I was there’ Graham Norton.

Annually the Circus of Horrors plays over 100 UK theatres and this tour has expanded to take in festivals throughout the world including The Fuji Rock Festival in Japan (twice), the Wacken Festival in Germany plus shows in Chile, Uruguay, Holland, Belgium, Argentina, France, Italy, Ireland, Finland, Hong Kong and Moscow where it became the 1st UK Circus ever to perform in Russia. The show also played an astounding 10 nights at London's O2.

This is not the first time that The Circus of Horrors has created history as it became the only circus ever to reach the finals of Britain’s Got Talent and the first circus to perform in London's West End for over 100 years.

The Circus of Horrors started it’s gruesome beginnings at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival and became an instant hit, touring all over the world from Chile to Chatham, Argentina to Aberdeen, Japan to Jersey including festival appearances with Alice Cooper, Eminem, Motley Crue, Oasis, Iron Maiden, The Manic St Preachers, Foo Fighters and many more.

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“If Quentin Tarantino had directed Cirque Du Soleil then you would be only half way there.”

Media Quotes:-

‘The Circus of Horrors completely WOWED the audience’ The Daily Mail.

‘A Bloody Great Night Out’ The Times

‘Freaking Awesome’ The Sun

‘Bloody Good Fun - Barnum Would be proud’ Time Out

‘Circus Without A Condom’ The Telegraph

‘Bloody Marvelous’ Edinburgh Festival

‘Blood Thirsty & Burlesque’ The Independent

TICKETS: £22 ADULTS ONLY. TEL: 0161 935 4020 or call at leisure reception.


A Grand Day Out

If you're over 55, and looking for something different to do each week, come along to the Forum each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm. Various activities and refreshments are on offer. For full details, download the leaflet from the right hand side of the page.

Regular Events

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