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1 Apr 2015

International Children’s Book Day

                        Tomorrow is International Children’s Book Day and the Birthday of Hans Christian Anderson. Our brilliant children’s theatre programnme includes Monkey! and The Journey Home, both written by established authors, and for TODAY ONLY you can receive 50% off tickets to both shows!! How [...]

Massive Success for Allsorts Musicians

On Thursday 26th March we held a symposium showcasing the exciting work that has been happening as part of Allsorts over the last 12 months at Z-arts, including music-making, performance and dance. The sympoium saw practitioners gather to share learning and best practice with live performances and a Q& A with a panel of industry [...]

20 Mar 2015

Brazen thieves rip collection box with hundreds of pounds

The crooks struck at not-for-profit arts project Z-Arts on Stretford Road, Hulme, at around 5.30pm on Saturday evening. Z-arts, Manchester’s primary venue for young people and families, have been raising vital funds from visitor donations to help develop the facilities at the creative space for young people. But on Monday the fundraising suffered a setback after [...]

11 Mar 2015

Mole Treasure Hunt

With the imminent arrival of a mole in the Z-arts theatre (My Friend Mole) we need your helping in hunting it down. There will be a Treasure Hunt where you will need to use a series of clever clues to find letters which make up  a word hidden deep in the  Z-arts building. Hand your word [...]

9 Mar 2015

World Day of Theatre for Children – Friday March 20th

To celebrate World Day of Theatre for Children, Z-arts are offering Buy One Get One Free Tickets to My Friend Mole for either the 11.30am or 2.30pm performances on Sunday 22 March. But hurry, this offer is only available on World Day of Theatre for Children and can only be booked by phone or in person [...]

5 Mar 2015

Real modern families on stage

Feeling that the tales of real modern families are seldom told in the theatre, Liz O’Neill has developed a performance project with some fearless writers. Late last year, five different writers got up on stage at Z-arts in Manchester to tell their own deeply personal stories. Had they been in any way daunted by the [...]

2 Mar 2015

Book-making with Z-arts and Waterstones this World Book Day!

World Book Day 2015 – Thursday 5th March 2015 Are you a bookworm with a passion for fiction? Then get ready for a whole day of pure, unadulterated BOOK LOVING!! THIS MARCH, Saturday the the 7th to be precise, Z-arts will be partnering with Waterstones  Deansgate, Manchester to deliver an origami bookmaking workshop. From 1pm [...]

3 Feb 2015

Penguin Story Writing Competition

To mark the arrival of Emergency Story Penguin at Z-arts we are offering you the chance to win a Family Ticket to see Emergency Story Penguin on the 22 Feb at 4pm and a family ticket to SEA LIFE Centre Manchester. Tell us your favourite story involving a sea creature; from a penguin to a [...]

Z-arts Goldfish Named

The competition to name the Goldfish which arrived at Z-arts in January has reached a slippery end!! The competition which sparked enormius daebate across Facebook, Twitter and across Hulme was won by Lila Mossabir. The winning name, Ponyo is Japanese for Fish. The Big Imaginations show came to Z-arts on the 1st February to an [...]

25 Nov 2014

Join Sparklers to shape the future of Z-arts

                  Tell us what you think about Z-arts.  As Manchester’s only dedicated family arts venue, we would love to hear your views on the shows we put on, the activities we offer and how we could do it all better.  We are looking for people to join [...]