Fancy a traditional music hall experience – in the unique surroundings of a 19th century monastery?

Greatdays Travel Group’s ‘Music Hall at the Monastery’ recreates the tradition of music hall within the walls of the restored Gorton Monastery in Manchester, a former Franciscan friary. This Gothic masterpiece – dubbed as Manchester’s Taj Mahal – closed for worship in 1989, and re-opened in 2007 after a £6m restoration project.

The event is the latest in Greatdays’ programme of entertainment lunches. Groups arrive at 10.30am for coffee, biscuits and inspirational tales of the re-birth of the monastery, told by one of the team responsible for the restoration. Then it’s straight into the first half of the music hall, with songs made famous by the likes of Max Miller, Gracie Fields and George Formby. After a three-course lunch in the Great Nave it’s time for part two. Guests are invited to dress in traditional music hall style with prizes on offer for the best dressed – and all this for just £35.

The lunches are held on selected dates through summer 2019. Find out more at or call 0161 928 3242.

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