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Six Sensational Themed Sing-Along Events Happening In Manchester This Year

By Laura O'Neill

Calling all dancing, singing, musical-loving queens!

We love a themed sing-along event, not just for the fancy dress opportunities, but because they’re a safe space where we can embrace our musical obsessions and sing our hearts out, judgment-free! Read on for six fabulous sing-alongs happening right here in Manchester this year.

1. Sing-Along ABBA Disco (April 26)

Calling all dancing queens! A sing-along spectacular dedicated to our favourite disco Swedes is coming to Gorilla in April. Organisers are promising a fun-filled, sing-along night at one of Manchester’s favourite hangouts. From 11pm until midnight, guests can expect the best disco tracks to get them in the mood before the night turns strictly ABBA only until 2am.

The event will end with a mash-up of ABBA and the best disco and dance classics, with song lyrics projected on the wall for anyone who needs them (but we’re sure you already know the lyrics better than Benny, Anni-Frid, Björn and Agnetha themselves). Click here for tickets. Gorilla, Whitworth St, M1 5WW.

2. The Greatest Showman Sing-Along Club Night (May 10)

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musical fans are invited to celebrate the phenomenon that is The Greatest Showman in the best possible way, with a sing-along club night dedicated to the hits from the musical. The event will see the O2 Ritz transformed into a Big Top with full club decor as well as a balloon drop, confetti explosions and stage pyrotechnics guaranteed to make you go Woah Woah Woah Woah Woah.

Revellers will be able to dance the night away to all the hits from the movie and join the sing along with giant stage screens playing the songs and scenes from the movie including The Greatest Showman, This Is Me, Never Enough and From Now On. Fancy dress is highly encouraged and there will be a cash prize for the best dressed, as well as a free prop microphone for ticket holders. Click here to book your tickets. O2 Ritz, Whitworth St W, M1 5NQ.

3. Sing-Along Screenings of Mamma Mia 2 (August 3)

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Gimme! Gimme! Gimme another glass of bottomless fizz! Due to phenomenal demand, another date has been added for the best sing-along experience this side of Greece. On August 3 Abba fans will be able to watch Mamma Mia 2 in an immersive environment, with free drink flowing throughout the whole film and bottomless popcorn available in five tasty flavours.

The event which will take place in a secret city-centre location, which will be transformed into a quaint Greek taverna where each guest will be treated to a private table with waiter service for the duration of the film, while they belt out those plate-smashing pop classics. Fancy dress is highly encouraged so grab those floaty dresses and polish off those boat shoes, go full dancing queen or come as a disco diva. Get your tickets here. Secret city-centre location.


4. Sing-Along Screenings of The Greatest Showman (May 11)

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This is definitely the greatest show. Fans will be able to watch The Greatest Showman in an immersive environment, with free drink flowing throughout the whole film and bottomless popcorn.

The event will take place in a secret location in Manchester city centre, which will be transformed into a circus where each guest will be treated to a private table with waiter service for the duration of the film, while they belt out those award-winning hits. Fancy dress is highly encouraged so dust off your top hat, go full bearded lady or embrace your inner ringmaster. Get your tickets hereSecret city-centre location.

5. Sing-Along Screenings of Les Miserables  (June 1)

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Whether you’ve seen the stage show or the film adaptation, you’ll be familiar with the iconic soundtrack of Les MisérablesAnd this summer an immersive screening of the iconic movie is coming to a secret location in Manchester, with bottomless drinks and all-you-can-eat popcorn throughout the film.

Guests will be able to sing along to the heart-wrenching but oh-so-catchy soundtrack while enjoying bottomless booze and popcorn at their own private table. Lyrics will be projected on-screen so there’s no excuse not to sing-along to your favourites. Get your tickets hereSecret city-centre location.

6. Sing-Along Screenings of Grease (November 2)

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The T-Birds and the Pink Ladies will descend on Manchester in November for a sing-along screening of the iconic musical, Grease!

Take a trip back to the (80’s does) 50’s for the immersive screening which will include free-flowing drinks throughout the film, bottomless popcorn and table service. Fancy dress is highly encouraged so grab your leather jacket, dust off your poodle skirt and get ready to sing along to one of the greatest soundtracks of all time. Click here to get your tickets.  Secret city-centre location.

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