Affectionately known as the capital of the north, Manchester has a cultural wealth of activities that keep the city alive day and night. Music or theatre, comedy or sport, festivals or family days out, there is always something that can cater to your needs. With a well known reputation for music, you can guarantee that there is always a gig happening somewhere in Manchester. The Etihad Stadium's 55'000 capacity caters to the top performers in the world, whilst smaller venues like Gorilla, the Manchester Academy, O2 Apollo keep things interesting with a slew of touring musicians on stage. Between the Palace Theatre and Manchester Opera House, all of the popular touring theatre shows will pass through Manchester's streets. HOME curates an eclectic and exciting mix of arthouse theatre and cinema which sure to get those cerebral juices flowing. As for sport, Manchester is home to the legendary Manchester United and Manchester city. However,it's penchant for athletics doesn't stop there. Plenty of other world class teams call the northern city their home, with a wide variety of global championships stopping in to the Manchester Arena to compete. Iconic clubs like Warehouse Project, Victoria Warehouse, Satan's Hollow and G-A-Y get the club bangers thumping. In fact, Manchester's nightlife never stops, with a clubs and bars open 24/7 across the city. If clubs of the comedy variety are more your thing, The Comedy Store and Frog & Bucket were the birthplace of many great comedians careers. There, the laughter continues on with fresh talent and a variety of touring comedians stopping in to entertain.