It’s almost the weekend and to get you in the mood we’ve got a collection of some of those Manchester, Hacienda, mad for it classics! To prepare yourself for the arrival Bez and Rowetta of The Happy Mondays this Thursday, get your headphones on, your bucket hats at the ready and pull up your baggy … Continued
November 11, 2019

New Shows

03.04 – LANTERNS ON THE LAKE  Come and get your fix of exquisitely crafted symphonic rock, folk and electronics when Lanterns on the Lake play on 3rd April.
17.01 – YOUR ILLUMINATIONS Bounce around the pit with a night of poptastic punk rock bangers with Yorkshire’s @yourIlluminations on Friday 17 January. Tickets on sale now 28.01 – DENO Aged only 16 and spitting out rhymes like and champion G we welcome rising UK rapper @Denodriz to the stage on 28 January. Tickets available … Continued
October 28, 2019

New Shows

15.11 – DIGITALISM Digitalism return with heavyweight house label Shall Not Fade. They bring an all star lineup to Deaf Institute this November. Tickets available here 11.12 – FLOR We’re excited for the return of indie rock troupe Flor this December. Tickets are selling fast for this one – grab yours here 24.11 – DELIGHTS … Continued
October 25, 2019


The count down to Halloween has begun and we’re getting all spooky in the main bar! So you don’t get too much of a fright we’re going to give you a little heads up of what scary events we have going on!   TUESDAY 29th OCTOBER THE QUIZ THAT CAME FROM SPACE!   There’s been … Continued
October 17, 2019


Stage times for tonight’s SOLD OUT gig: 7.30PM – Doors 8PM – Orchard 8:45PM – Pom Poko 10PM – Curfew
7.30PM – Doors 8.15PM – Laura Stevenson 9.15PM Craig Finn 11PM – Curfew Last remaining tickets available here
October 15, 2019


It’s our favourite time of year where we get a bit spooky, escape the dark nights and cosy up indoors with a good old bev! Our head bartender Maisie has been experimenting with spooky ingredients in her witches cauldron creating new alcoholic potions for you to drink! Available from the 16th October here’s our spooky … Continued
31.10 – BOMBARD GROOVE HALLOWEEN PARTY Bombard Groove will be transforming The Deaf Institute into an immersive experience… expect the unexpected! From fetish robots in the dungeons of hell, to cherubs and heavenly disco dancers in the paradisiacal promised land featuring our very own roaming performance artists. This is not a party for the feint … Continued
7pm – Doors 8pm – Alfie Sky 9pm – Look Mum No Computer 11pm – Curfew
7pm – Doors 7:15pm – Andrew Cushin 8pm – Latenight Honeymoon 9pm – Bang Bang Romeo 10pm – Curfew Remember to take advantage of our £2 pints in the bar before the show
October 10, 2019


Its getting to winter and we are warming up by scranning on a load of plant powered grub! Don’t know what to pick? Well these are some of our vegan favourites. Aubergine black bean dahl  Warm up with this hearty dahl!  paired perfectly with our £2 pint of trof lager… obviously! Vegan F*sh and Chips … Continued
Stage times for tonight’s sold out Ryan Mcmullen show 7PM – DOORS 7.45PM – CONNOR SCOTT 8.45PM – ROE 9.35PM – RYAN MCMULLAN 11PM – CURFEW
7:30PM – Doors 8PM – Millington 9PM – Pierce Brothers 11PM – Curfew Only three tickets remain for this show – be quick if you want to be part of it. Buy them here
Stage times for tonight’s Hussain Manawer show   6pm Doors 7pm Wez 7.35pm Shocka 8.15pm Hussain Manawer 10pm Curfew   Last remaining tickets available here
October 7, 2019

New Shows

18.10 – HIP HOP HORN SECTION + BEAST DECOYS 4 Horns, 3 MCs and 1 DJ will be taking our stage on 18th Oct for a fresh take on a Hip Hop party complete with live horns from Hip Hop Horn Section and full live show from the UKs best Beastie Boys tribute act, Beast … Continued
Set times for tonight are here…   7pm – Doors 7.30pm – Felix Hill 8.15pm – Tom House Smith 9pm – James Holt 10pm – Curfew   Get down to the bar early and sup on a few £2 pints before the show 🍺
This week we have something different for you… Season of Doom is a programme of events featuring HEAVY bands in our sister venues Gorilla and Albert Hall. Over the coming month’s 7 diverse yet brain crushingly heavy bands will be offering dark, brooding and joyous vibes that are the perfect soundtrack to Great Britain in … Continued
Another Rock & Roll Christmas!   It’s that time of year where the nights are getting darker but the fairy lights are getting brighter as those christmas trees will be going up soon! The bev’s will be flowing and and all the best kind of scran will be out to indulge on. We love Christmas … Continued
7pm – Doors 8pm – Durand Jones & The Indications 9pm – La Fontaines 11pm – Curfew Get the last remaining tickets here
September 30, 2019

New Shows

17.10 – SOUL JAM A new monthly Thursday night residency from the Soul Jam crew brings disco, funk and soul vibes the music hall on  Thursday 17th October. Tickets on sale now. 19.10 – GIRLS ON FILM Look who’s seven on 19th October… it’s only bleedin’ our iconic Girls on Film party. Over three floors you … Continued
September 27, 2019


Vegan hangover is back from a summer break in full swing! This week our new sous chef Holly has been showing us what she’s made of and what plant based scran she can made! Oh and let us tell you she has not disappointed! She’s impressed us staff with a private tasting and she’s ready … Continued
Listen to our awesome Stay Fresh playlist featuring all the bands who have graced out festival stages over the years plus our selected cuts from the bands you will fall in love with this Saturday including Peaness, Julia Bardot, Afghan Sand Gang and more. If you don’t have time to work your way through a … Continued
What a two weeks of freshers events! All of our regular staff have come back to a hectic big freshers party here at deaf and we have some new faces to introduce you to! LETS MEET THE TEAM!   LILY LOVES £2 BEVS! Here’s our dream bartender babe Lily. After a summer gallivanting around the … Continued
7PM – Doors 8PM – Talkboy 9PM – The Howl and The Hum 10:15PM – Curfew
Hello Louisa, how are you?, what’s the inspiration behind your project name Tallsaint? How did you come up with it? It’s the name of a song by The National who I used to listen quite a lot a few years ago when I was for sure a little more angsty. I’ve actually had the name … Continued
3 days to go! and here’s our final little preview for you to check out  on Saturday… Strawberry Guy has racked up millions of streams from his demos on YouTube, his gloopy, synth-addled vision of psychedelic pop seemed both hopelessly surreal and intimately personal. ‘Pink Wafer’ said Strawberry Guy is riding the millennial chill-wave, creating … Continued
Stage times for tonight’s sold out show. DOORS: 7PM ANNAS ANCHOR: 7.30PM LIZZY FARRALL: 8.15PM AARON WEST: 9.10PM CURFEW: 10.15PM
This Saturday we will be hosting stay fresh fest… who’s got there ticket? still wondering who to check out, here’s a little preview of one of our northern talents. Manchester’s URF are proof that the female (shoe)gaze is alive and kicking – providing their listeners with a luxurious textured soundscape that seamlessly shifts in the … Continued
Hello Julia, how are you? You released your dreamy debut solo single this year entitled ‘Desire’ can you tell me a little bit about how this single came about? Hey, I’m good thanks! Desire was born during a period of my life where I was unhappy. I felt like nothing was happening because I wasn’t … Continued
7pm Doors 7:30pm Glass Panda 8:15pm Drown 9pm Y.O.U.N.G. 10:15pm Curfew   Last remaining tickets here:
AFTERNOON SHOW 3pm Doors 3:30pm Jerkcurb 4:30pm Orlando Weeks 6pm Curfew EVENING SHOW 7pm Doors 8pm Jerkcurb 9pm Orlando Weeks 11pm Curfew
Warm up for Bombard Groove’s first birthday tonight with Finnian’s Friday Feelings mix! Take yourself on a 60 minute journey though Dub and Soca to Disco, House and Acid. Last of the remaining tickets to catch Krywald and Farrer on the decks tonight can be purchased here.
10 days until our showcase of the best up and coming bands in the north! Check out this rowdy bunch and make sure to grab a stella and secure all loose article……. Loose Articles formed only a few months ago, this all-female quartet have already garnered glowing comparisons to bands such as Wire and The … Continued
September 17, 2019


Welcome back Students! We have our new menu in full swing and to welcome you back we are offering you Monday – Friday Buy one get on free on all main meals until 31’st October! All you need top do is flash us your student card then BOOM you can have all the scran! Don’t … Continued
Just under 2 weeks until we showcase a load of northern talent! here’s a little inside on what to expect from one of our artists….. Julia Bardo is a musician you might recognize playing guitar in hotly tipped band Working Men’s Club. She released her debut solo single ‘Desire’ which oozes with sixties pop nostalgia, … Continued
Don’t know what bands to check out at stay fresh fest? we’ve got your back as we’re giving you some inside info on what to expect! Here’s one of the bands we are showcasing…. Peaness formed in Chester in 2014 with their first meeting came at university, members Jess on bass, Balla  on guitar and … Continued
We are getting excited to showcase so much northern talent at stay fresh fest, here’s a sneak peak at one of the bands playing… Mossleys Afghan Sand Gang consist of Patrick Neville on guitar and vocals, Matthew Burgess on synthesizers and vocals, and Will Owen on bass. Their sound explores the realms of Electronic, Shoegaze, … Continued
BOMBARD GROOVE 1ST BIRTHDAY- 20.09 The Bombard Groove gang invite you to party deep in the heart of a magical jungle for their 1st birthday party. Joining resident party starters are DJ’s Krywald and Farrer who will be presenting you with a night of serious grooves. Expect the best in House and Disco from all … Continued
The 1990s was the decade that gave us a whole load of cultural guilty pleasures… and Mr Blobby. With that in mind, breeze through your weekend  with this 90s fused playlist by the team who organise the hugely popular Saved By The 90s night. Saved By The 90s returns to Deaf Institute on Saturday 14th … Continued
We are getting excited to showcase so much northern talent at stay fresh fest, here’s a sneak peak at one of the bands playing… Crush formed at the back end of 2017 in Manchester and have had a somewhat meteoric rise since their inception. The band consists of Amber guitar and vocals Arthur Lead guitar, … Continued
Tallsaint makes her Manchester premiere at the Deaf Institute on the 28th of September for Stay Fresh. Her distinct sound is comprised of a multitude of different elements from genres such as electro-pop, art-pop and lo-fi house just to name a few. She wears her influences on her sleeve, but not too much that she, … Continued
17.08 – LEAN & BOP After countless sold out shows last year we are chuffed to welcome back the Lean & Bop crew who will be whipping the Manchester students into a hip hop and RnB fever every Tuesday night. Tickets are selling fast for this launch so grab yours HERE. 21.09 – GIRLS ON … Continued
Thank Fo*o*ok it’s Friday! What a week it’s been! Slowing crawling out of our Bank Holiday comedown and being hit in the face by bozo and the queen’s prorogue was not what we were expecting… bleugh! Stop! rewind! and take things back to less hash times with our specially curated Girls on Film playlist featuring … Continued
All hands on deck are back to do what they do best this Saturday in our basement! The party is free but there is a suggested donation of £3 which will go to Partisan Collective, a local venue and community centre that supports social centre that is currently fundraising to make the building accessible ( … Continued
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day especially on a bank holiday weekend! We want to treat you this bank holiday Sunday as you can’t be drinking on an empty stomach! So let us sort you out! feeding you all the vegan scran before you go for one last boozy blow out.    … Continued