It’s pretty great being young, but it’s also pretty expensive, which is why HOME, Manchester’s centre for art, theatre and cinema, has come up with the 15-25 Card.
We screen the best in independent cinema and new releases, tell incredible stories in our theatres and push the boundaries of visual art in our galleries, as well as having a great bar with regular DJ slots, a restaurant to bring your parents to when they come to visit and a bookshop to grab last minute gifts and cards for your new-found uni friends.
The 15-25 Card only costs £1 (we’re a charity and this helps cover the cost of your favourite new piece of shiny pink plastic), and it gets you access to £5 theatre tickets, off-peak cinema tickets all the time, invites to exclusive exhibition previews and 10% off food, hot drinks and books.
You’ll also be amongst the first to hear about special events in our cinemas and theatres – in the past year these have included Q&As with Oscar-winning directors Danny Boyle and Asif Kapadia and the latest stage shows from Limmy, Jessie Cave and Drag Race star Jinkx Monsoon.
Coming up in our cinemas over the next few months we have the return of Film Fear, our annual celebration of all things spooky and gruesome, programmed with Film4; Not Just Bollywood, bringing the best independent Indian cinema to the UK; and the pick of new releases from around the world.
On our stages you can see the best big touring shows, including the adaptation of Matt Haig’s frank and funny Reasons to Stay Alive; as well as work we’ve helped bring to life that’s already wowed the crowds at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, such as Scottee’s funny and shocking Class and Javaad Alipoor’s interactive Instagram hit Rich Kids.
We also host big names from the world of entertainment, with Bake Off’s Nadiya Hussain and roving reporter Stacey Dooley both visiting our stage, as well as the HOME Comedy Club, starring Shappi Khorsandi, Suzi Ruffell, Larry Dean and Tez Ilyas.
Take a step into virtual worlds with Alternate Realities, an exhibition of interactive experiences that push the limits of VR technology; and get yourself in the Christmas spirit with 1927’s alternative take on weird and wonderful folk tales, Roots.
If you want to get more involved in what we do, check out our HOME Young Creatives programme, with workshops, creative opportunities and projects all aimed at helping you express yourself and lay the foundations for a career in the arts.
There’s no dress code, we’re a HOME for everyone, so come as you are!