People of the world, Fever up your summer with this epic collection of drag shows. From the Spice Gals tribute act to an adults-only circus, there’s a whole host of excellent drag shows happening in Manchester this summer.
1. The Spice Gals (August 24)
People of the world, Fever up your summer with this epic drag show! The greatest girl band of all time, The Spice Girls, is coming back to Manchester, but as you’ve never seen them before.
The fierce, funny and fabulous drag extravaganza that is The Spice Gals is coming to Cruz 101 in Manchester’s Gay Village on August 24. Join Geri, Mel B, Mel C, Victoria and Emma in this hilarious tribute show paying homage to the highs and lows the fab five, from the early days to the reunion tours. Get your tickets here.
2. Tuck In Drag Brunch and Lunch (August 24)
TUCK IN: Drag Brunch & Lunch is an all-singing, all-dancing, brunching experience served up by some of the UK’s most talented Drag Queens! Taking place on Saturday 24th August at No. 1 Canal Street, you will not only have a feast of delicious food and drink, but you will also have a visual feast of a two-hour show from some of the most glamorous drag acts that the UK has to offer. Click here to get your tickets.
3. Love Machine Gay Pride Part ft. S-Club, B*Witched and Gals Aloud (August 25)
Looking for Something Kinda Ooooh? Come celebrate pride with us in an amazing party at O2 Ritz! Holy T and Poptastic are joining forces to bring you one big gay pride party! Featuring performances from S-club, B*Witched, Gals Aloud. They’ll make sure you Don’t Stop Movin all night. Let’s celebrate love, click here to get your tickets.
4. Cirque du So Gay (August 30)
Cirque Du So Gay, the circus with some extra spunk, is coming to town. You’re invited into a world of fantasy and fun for a night of spellbinding performances at Tribeca Bar in Sackville Street. Expect everything from singers to fire breathers, who’ll be performing dangerous and exciting acts for your entertainment. With unmissable shows from some of Manchester’s top acts including Xander Helsby and Ophelia there’ll be everything to keep audience members on their toes and howling with laughter. Get your tickets here.
5. Raja presents: Masque (September 12)
Ru Paul’s Drag Race star, Raja, will host a highly entertaining evening of songs and stories that is certain to delight drag enthusiasts and royalty alike! Back in the 1600’s, the masque, an elaborately staged evening of courtly entertainment, was considered to be the highest artform in England. Following in the noble tradition of the performing courtiers, RuPaul’s Drag Race favorite Raja presents a Maque for the 21st century. Don’t miss it, it’ll be Raja’s first one-woman show in the UK! Click here to get your tickets.
6. United Kweens Presents: Pride & No Prejudice (September 14)
Whip out your glitter, rainbows and sequins for a fabulous night! United Kweens features some of the UK’s best drag performers. The first show is honouring the theme of Pride. This cool venue has an upstairs and downstairs (where the show will take place). You are welcome to access the upstairs area and mingle or have drinks when the venue opens. Seven queens will be putting on a camp night for you to remember. Don’t miss out, get your tickets here.
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