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Gather Round at The Refuge

Christmas is just around the corner, and we’ll be celebrating bigger and better than ever this year! Now that we can get together in style, Gather Round your nearest and dearest and head over to ours.

Along with our usual programme of festive happenings, we’ll also be serving up a Christmas feast in the Dining Room featuring an array of small plates on our feasting menu; and in the Public Bar, there’ll be festive snacks alongside punch and beer growlers to share.

Here’s the first wave of what to expect—we’ve still got a few more treats up our sleeve—so be sure to keep an eye on our socials for the latest up-to-date info and last-minute surprises!

And if you’re looking for New Year’s Eve party tickets – you’ll find those here too.



Every Sunday from 27 November we’ll have a choir performance to get you into the Christmas spirit and make all feel merry and bright. With guest slots from some of the best local collectives, you can be sure to be serenaded by the finest. All performances will be late afternoon, so it’s the perfect opportunity to fill up on a roast in the Dining Room then make your way through to the Public Bar with one of our festive drinks.

Hygge yoga

And Sundays don’t stop there – from 9am on 27 November (and every Sunday till Christmas), we’ll be hosting a free hygge yoga session with Thorlby Yoga. Hygge is about creating an environment—the actual experience—of feeling at home, safe, and at ease. As winter approaches, it is a great time of year to explore all the ways you can bring more hygge into your life – and that definitely includes some relaxing yoga. Complimentary hygge refreshments are included too!
Dates: 27 November | 4/11/18 December
Book your free session here

Family festive ball

We’re looking forward to welcoming back Playhouse Project Sunday 4 December, when they’ll be taking over Kimpton Clocktower’s ballroom for a very special family festive ball.

Manchester Haçienda royalty, Jon DaSilva, will be headlining, plus there’ll be unique performances from the Cequin Circus. Expect Detroit and Chicago House with a few Hacienda classics thrown in!

We’ll also be running a collab with Bloom Baby & Toddler, who’ll be offering multi-sensory classes aimed at 0-4-year-olds. Sessions are packed with a range of activities, including music, pom-poms, baby yoga and massage, parachutes, sensory lights, bubbles and treasure baskets.

This family event is perfect for kids (and big kids!) of all ages, and as well as the above, there’ll be Christmas themed arts and crafts, festive disco ball queens, special lighting and visuals, snow and bubble machines, a hoop workshops, giant balloons, face painting, inflatables and more.

Dress code: sparkles and glamour encouraged!

DJ collectives

Alongside our weekly DJ line-up, and in the theme of togetherness, we’ve made Thursday nights all about the collectives. Gather Round and enjoy sets from the finest DJs this city has to offer!

Thursday 1 December
Thursday 8 December
Stells Selections
Thursday 15 December
Eves’Drop Collective
Thursday 22 December
Two Left Feet

New Year’s Eve

Join us on NYE as we turn up the heat with awe-inspiring fiesta, Viva la Refuge! Manchester DJs will be bringing the music alongside immersive performance and a few other surprises…

Viva la Refuge

Just dance tickets
£30pp via Skiddle.
Includes a free glass of fizz for everyone who arrives before 9pm

Dine and dance tickets – sold out
Includes a Viva la Refuge feast to share, your table all night long (with table service for drinks all night), plus entry to the dance.
To book dine and dance tickets, email info@refugemcr.co.uk