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POSTPONED – Music Hall at The Monastery 2021

  • Our talented Music Hall cast

    Music Hall at Gorton Monastery
  • Our talented duo perform some traditional ditties

    Music Hall, The Monastery, Gorton 2019 - Gabi and Chris (C.Lloyd-NCN)
  • Music Hall at the Monastery

    Music Hall at the Monastery (JKD) (22)
  • Magic at Gorton Monastery

    Music Hall Musician
  • The Monastery, Gorton, Manchester - The Great Nave - Sunday lights

    The Monastery, Gorton, Manchester - The Great Nave - Sunday lights (NCN-1)
  • Old time Music Hall at Gorton Monastery

    Music Hall at the Monastery (JKD) (17)
  • St George's Music Hall at the Monastery

    Music Hall at the Monastery (JKD) (9)

April 2021 event now postponed – New Date TBC

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to celebrate traditional entertainment in Manchester’s ‘Taj Mahal’

Music Hall at The Monastery

Join us at the EXCLUSIVE to Greatdays, Music Hall!

Celebrate with us the traditional way with traditional Music Hall entertainment of the 19th century at Gorton Monastery!

The Music Hall tradition in the UK dates back to the 1850s. The ‘halls’ replaced public houses as somewhere to eat, drink, and above all have fun!  We aim to recreate this wonderful tradition on our Greatdays Music Hall event at the Monastery. You will enjoy music made famous by performers such as Marie Lloyd, Max Miller, Gracie Fields and George Formby. Sing along to all of the classics with our fantastic performers, enjoy a sumptuous 3-course luncheon at your table in the Great Nave, and allow us to entertain you!

Whilst you go back in time with us, why not enter the best-dressed competition?  For the Music Hall we welcome all things Victorian: top hats, tails, bonnets, chimney sweeps and Pearly Kings and Queens! Or as it is also a St George’s Day celebration, your most patriotic attire is also very welcome! (Dressing up is optional.)


Less than 10 people in your group? You can book here without sending us an enquiry!


Gorton Monastery

The Monastery at Gorton has been saved from dereliction by a dedicated and passionate team.  The building was famously designed by Edward Pugin (1834-1875).  A gruelling programme of restoration has transformed this ruin into the magnificent monument it is today.  On arrival, you will hear the story of the re-birth of Gorton from those who fought for it, a truly inspirational tale.

How to get there?

The buses 205, 206, 207 and 53 run past the door.  The nearest train station is Belle Vue, approximately 0.5 miles away.  There is a large free car park for cars and coaches at the Monastery.



Doors Open – “Here we are again, happy as can be, all good friends and jolly good company”.


Make your way to your table in the Great Nave for coffee and biscuits served at your table.


Welcome talk –  The Monastery’s Journey From Ruin to Restoration.


Sit back and enjoy the first half of the show, brought to you by our popular entertainers.


A delicious three course luncheon will be served to your table in the magnificent Great Nave.


We will announce the best dressed guest and draw the charity raffle. Then it’s on with the show!


Farewell and Carriages. “Goodbyee… Goodbyee, wipe the tear baby dear from your eyeeee..”.

Featured venue 2021 dates and prices

Manchester – Gorton Monastery

The Monastery of St. Francis & Gorton Trust was established 21 years ago and is still responsible today for the iconic and magnificent building. The transformation from a state of near dereliction to an award-winning centre of inspiration has been an incredible tale of almost miraculous achievement.The Monastery is less than a fifteen-minute drive from Manchester City Centre and a free, secure car park is available on-site. The Monastery is also accessible by train or bus from Manchester Piccadilly Station.  The Monastery is fully accessible for wheelchairs and buggies, with lifts available to all floors. There are accessible toilets available on each floor.

Tuesday 20th April 2021 POSTPONED
Please note that a non refundable deposit of £5 per head will be required to secure all bookings. Cancellation deadline will be 13 weeks before travel. Final numbers and balance payment will be 9 weeks before travel. Bookings that are not secured with a deposit after 4 weeks WILL  be cancelled. 

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