Welcome to Manchester, United Kingdom
Manchester is a city, and metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, in North West England, with a population of 514,417 in 2013. It lies within the United Kingdom’s second-most populous urban area, with a population of 2.55 million and third-most populous metropolitan area. Manchester is fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south, the Pennines to the north and east and an arc of towns with which it forms a continuous conurbation. The local authority is Manchester City Council.
Manchester is the perfect place to indulge a love of culture. Don’t miss the year-round program of special exhibitions of art, photography, and design at The Lowry or catch a play or musical. And at the magnificent Royal Exchange Theatre, you’ll find live music events, free exhibitions, poetry readings as well as top-class theatre.
Manchester has a thriving theatre, opera, and dance scene, and is home to a number of large performance venues, including the Manchester Opera House, which features large-scale touring shows and West End productions; the Palace Theatre; and the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester’s former cotton exchange. The Royal Exchange is the largest theatre in the round space in the UK.