Events outdoors and in, and for families, art lovers and friends.
Find out what events are taking place and what's coming up.
Open House Events
Online Symposium: Unlocking the Whitworth's wallpaper collection
Thursday 2 February 2023, 12-3.30pm
FREE, please book your online place by following the link below.
Open House is a project that connects life lived in front of the wallpaper with the 10,000 wall coverings looked after at the gallery. We are holding a series of events as part of this project we'd love to hear your stories, gather photographs, and help strengthen connections.
Events run from April 2023 to February 2023
Come and discover, create and learn together at the Whitworth.
All our family activities are FREE and are designed to enable you to enjoy a fun visit – check the link below to find out what’s on offer.
Friends of the Whitworth – Dürer Gala Concert
Join us for a musical journey that will follow in Albrecht Dürer’s footsteps.
Thursday 16 February 2023, please book in advance to ensure your place.
Tickets £20, or FREE to students with ID
Students from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester perform in our South Gallery overlooking Whitworth Park.
Sunday Concerts 2022 – dates
Sunday 11 December, 3-3.45pm, free, no need to book
Details of Concert dates for 2023 will be posted shortly, once confirmed.
Natural Cultural Health Service
The Whitworth is open again and we're very happy to welcome you back to the gallery and park.
We're aiming to run most of our regular NCHS sessions, outdoors, in the gallery's Art Garden, Alex Bernstein Garden, and Whitworth Park. A few of our sessions will continue to take place, via zoom, online.
See our main NCHS page for details
Creative Responses to the Menopause
Creative Responses to the Menopause is new a series of free monthly events
New sessions for 2022
Creative Responses to the Menopause is part of the Whitworth's series of friendly, sociable events designed by, with, and for older people.
Age Friendly – Handmade – Online
The Whitworth's regular Age Friendly Programme: Handmade
Sociable craft workshops for adults aged 50+
On Fridays, 2-4pm (term time only)
Free, pre-booking is essential
Handmade is part of the Whitworth's series of friendly, sociable events designed by, with and for older people.
Whitworth Young Contemporaries, a programme developed by, with and for young people.
This programme is currently online only.
Please follow the WYC social media channels for updates.
Still Parents project
Launched in October 2019, Still Parents is the Whitworth’s award-winning programme to support parents who have experienced the loss of a baby in pregnancy or just after birth. A series of free monthly art workshops in partnership with SANDs, Stillbirth & Neonatal Death charity.
Ongoing project dates TBC
During the Coronavirus pandemic, we took these workshops online, and sessions will continue on Zoom for now.
Follow this link for more information.
Tours | Find out more about the gallery tours we offer
Tuesday to Sunday 2-2.45pm
FREE, no need to book
Get an insight into our history, architecture, and park as well as a more detailed look at some of our current exhibitions and works on display. These tours are designed for people of all ages and are led by a member of our Visitor Team.
What's on in the area
One of the joys of a visit to Manchester is the fact that this is a compact city that’s easy to get around – you’re never far from another great place to visit.