Something For The Weekend: Fri 21 – Sun 23 November

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One night only: one the of the world’s earliest operas, based on a deadly true story.

Power, politics and intrigue from Opera North this weekend…. if you loved House of Cards, you’ll love The Coronation of Poppea.

Just like in Game of Thrones, anyone, however good and noble, can end up dead.

Loosely based on true events from 1st century Rome, Poppea tells of Emporer Nero’s dangerous obession for the beautiful Poppea, and his ruthless destruction of any obstacle that stands between them.

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Akram Khan: One Side To The Other

The Saturday slots to experience the free performance element of Akram Khan’s ‘Performer As Curator‘ exhibition are nearly all booked up (move fast if you want to come!) but you can still experience the exhibition in a more traditional, leisurely fashion on Sunday. The rest of the week, booking will not be required and the galleries we be open to all visitors all day.


Winter on ice!

Get into the festive spirit at the stunning Ice Rink situated on the Piazza, in the heart of MediaCityUK.

Enjoy delicious food and drink next to the ice rink in The Lodge – a cosy Bierkeller and pop-up concept from the team behind The Dockyard.

Come down for a spot of lunch, after-work drinks or simply use it as a retreat from the weather, as your friends, family and colleagues whizz around the ice rink.

The Lodge is also available for private hire, group bookings and Christmas parties- with details of offers and packages coming soon.

The rink is now open until Christmas Eve, Monday to Sunday daily, 11am-9pm (closing at 5pm on Christmas Eve).

Prices are Monday- Friday £5 adults, £5 Children under 16. Saturday and Sunday- £7 adults, £5 Children under 16.