HOMEGROUND is a new outdoor venue that will be opening in Manchester City Centre this May.

Theatre, Art Gallery, Cinema and all round culture hotspot, HOME is launching a new outdoor venue HOMEGROUND.

As an extension of HOME, it will be an outdoor space for people to enjoy a variety of arts and culture.

HOME stated “three times the size of Albert’s Square“. It opens on Friday 28th May on First Street, just next to HOME.

The venue will have a 400 seat socially distanced outdoor theatre, built specially designed to be Covid-safe.


The new feature will be situated in the city centre, next to HOME.

The summer theatre shows are announced already. First up is Filter Theatre‘s reworked version of Midsummer’s Night Dream with an “irreverent twist”. Later is Alice in Wonderland, written by Stockroom and directed by HOME’s Artistic Director, Lekan Lawal.

There will also be cabaret, music, comedy and partners Contact, Trans Creative and Frog & Bucket will host performances.

There will also be a stage called, “The Manchester Stage” which is free. There will be a different curator every week such as DJs chosen by DJ Paulette, Manchester Folk Festival and Contact.

One of HOME’s best features has to be the Food and Drink and don’t worry – there are plenty of options.

They have announced they are working with Black Market Espresso, Basilico pizza, Wolf to the Door cocktails and Tibetan Kitchen – and there are more to be announced!

HOME also announced they are aware of the pandemic’s affect on the economy, so there will be low income and free tickets available.

We can’t wait! What are you most excited for? Let us know @pieradiouk