Open Mic Nights in Manchester

Open mic nights are an ideal choice for evenings that offer something a little different to the same old events. Whether you're hearing emerging singer-songwriters playing their very first sets or hearing spoken word performed by poets from afar, these are the very best open mic nights in Manchester.

Last updated on 12th May 2020




Waxy O'Connors Manchester

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With a £250 prize, it's easy to see why so much Manchester's unsigned talent is attracted to Waxy O'Connors. From 8.30pm, the minds behind the likes of The Dubliners, Ronan Keating, The Pogues and Lady Gaga promote emerging acoustic talent, with all who perform receiving some well-earned complimentary drinks.

The Crown & Kettle

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Located in the Northern Quarter, The Crown & Kettle is a staple of Manchester's nightlife scene. Head to the bustling pub on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for nine regularly changing real ales, delicious pies, an in-house drummer and all types of performances. Getting on stage? There's a free drink for that.

TriBeCa

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Home to one of the most unique open mic nights in Manchester is Sackville Street's TriBeCa. Join beatboxer Madz as he presents a lineup of acoustic acts taking you from 8pm until midnight. Bring your friends and make a night of it.

The Ape & Apple

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Taking over The Ape & Apple for themed open mic nights, Side By Side Productions is bringing you everything from Disney-inspired events to musical theatre jams. Ever fancied belting out your best rendition of Let It Go to a crowd of fans? Now's your chance.

The Art of Tea

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This Disbury joint is the home of one of the city's longest-running open mic nights. Check out The Art Of Tea for acoustic sessions, lively bands and performers from far and wide. If that's not enough, then the relaxed vibes, bookshop and range of wines should do it.

Head to Hatch on the last Wednesday of the month where Izzie Walsh hosts an evening of live music, food and drink. Showcasing the best upcoming and independent acts, this Manchester open mic night is one for your diary.

Gullivers

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As well as multiple gigs a week and a ping pong club, Gullivers run an evening of spoken word, acoustic and poetry performances on the last Wednesday of the month. It's helmed by Bad Language and there's 10 open mic spaces available.