Oh we love the glory days of indie sleaze! We remember religiously buying the NME Magazine, getting your glad rags from Topshop and sinking pints of snakebite. We’re throwing an extra special party celebrating the glory days on the 15th April! Blasting out the bangers from the best indie bands such as The Yeah Yeah … Continued
Manchester based promoter Scruff Of The Neck put on the hottest up and coming band at The Deaf Institute. They’re also an established Manchester record label, music publisher, concert & festival promoter, and creative company that is passionate about working with the best artists to develop their music from a hobby to a career. Lets look … Continued
RUN THE SHOW An International Women’s Day Celebration   The team of women behind the scenes at the iconic Manchester venue The Deaf Institute have come together to present RUN THE SHOW, an empowering event showcasing the positive impact of women working in the music industry and nightlife sector across the city of Manchester. This … Continued
Not long until our third whip-round live and its really shaping up to be the hottest gig in town with the hottest up and coming bands! Lets introduce to you one of the amazing bands playing Nikki & the Waves! Nikki & the Waves, self-dubbed ‘the band you want to bring home to your parents’ are … Continued
September 30, 2022


Coming up at The Deaf Institute we have some incredible LGBTQ+ artists within our acts headlining our stage. We strive to create a safe space for all and everyone is welcome through our doors. PETROL GIRLS First up we have the incredible Petrol Girls, ten years on after forming in London in 2012 before heading … Continued
Renowned for their infectiously high-energy live shows, Sugarstone demand your attention from the moment they start playing. They have a well polished sound of modern new wave rock which has gained them comparisons so sounding like Depeche Mode with a twist of the Industrialism of nine inch nails. With their somewhat hectic on-stage antics to … Continued
September 8, 2022


YAANG are a genre-fluid trio who mix electronic beats, hook-led melodies and keeping there northern charm and DIY roots present in their music. With support slots from local legends Porij and remixes from PVA, YAANG are really making their stamp on the up and coming music scene. Their performances are known to be high energy … Continued
Petrol girls embody what it means to be one of best current punk bands of our time. Making pissed off, aggressive tunes and preaching about issues such as immigration, sexual violence and women rights. The have been using there voices since they formed in 2012 marrying there hard hitting lyrics with fast paced, chaotic punk … Continued
  We present to you  the second WHIP-ROUND: LIVE! Featuring your favourite, hard hitting artists from across the north west for a night guaranteed to slap Featuring YAANG  From inception the trio have presented genre-fluid, distorted soundscapes echoed by their performative live sets, creating an immersive experience that’s conquered many an audience. The release of their track Security … Continued
Last weekend saw the debut of Whip-Round Live, the first in our series of live events showcasing the best new alternative and post-punk bands around. The gig was a bona-fide hit with all four bands receiving a rapturous response from the capacity crowd. We dispatched our roving reporter Nat Wardle to fill you in on … Continued
Pop post punkers Nara are returning to their stomping ground and are ready to blast out an explosion of sound in our music hall!   Think Just Mustard meets radio head with a hint of echo and the bunnymen. Already with sold out Manchester shows under their belt and new tunes to blast out on … Continued
New band on the block are Splint. A mysterious Manchester based supergroup of sorts featuring members of The Orielles, Julia Bardo and Blanketman will be bringing the incandescent sounds of resignation, rage, and the frayed nerves of real-lifeless modernity to our venue. With a sound that ranges from raw, unadulterated garage rock to some psychedelic … Continued
Hailing from hull based in Manchester singer song writer Yasmin Coe will be gracing our stage with her full band to fill the venue with story telling lyrics amongst jangly indie guitar sounds. For fans of Current Joys, Mazzy Star and the Pixies Yasmin self describe herself as a mix between indie folk and new … Continued
Slaprash are made up from brother and sister team Amelia and Hugh. The sibling duo bring you a relentless live performance has been turning heads in the live music scene whilst selling out numerous shows in venues across Manchester such as the castle hotel and the eagle inn. Their sound is a blend of machine … Continued
December 23, 2021


Live music made a come back this year and we wanted to look back on some of our favourite acts to have taken to our stage in 2021. FEET With live music just making a comeback FEET were one of the first bands to take to our stage after over a year of restrictions on … Continued
December 6, 2021


OCTOBER DRIFT The band have gained a reputation for delivering blistering, high-energy live shows. Indeed, their first tour sold out before even releasing their first single, such is the buzz around their live performances. They’re a high octane melange of grunge, hard rock, pop hooks and shoegaze and received support from Steve Lamacq, John Kennedy … Continued
November 9, 2021


  From grunge-pop, exciting new rappers to industrial doom and drone metal we have announce a whole range of amazing artist and bands to tickle your fancy. Here’s a little look at whats to be expected from this weeks just announce. CMAT CMAT creates humorous songs about serious topics. Her sharp words tells tales of … Continued
November 3, 2021

Important Notice

With the increase of spiking incidents in the UK The Deaf Institute will be introducing and increasing the following measures thought the venue. 1. We have ordered drink covers which will be available at request from the bar, whilst we wait for these to arrive we will happily cover your drink with cling film. 2. … Continued
7pm – Doors 7.45pm – Mano Mclaughin 8.45pm – The Creature Comforts
7pm – Doors 7:45pm – Ben Gregory 8:30pm – Francis Lung   See you lovely lot for our first gig back!
July 16, 2021


Please be aware some specific shows require proof of double Covid vaccination, proof of negative lateral low test or proof natural immunity. We will inform customers individually via email of any upgraded covid entry requirements, so please check your email before travelling to the venue. Visit the bottom of this page for a list of … Continued
Due to the recent government advice that all non-essential social contact should cease, we see it as our social responsibility to close our doors for the immediate future, this will be reviewed every 2 weeks based on government advice. The health and safety of our team and guests is at the forefront of our minds … Continued
Due to cancelled events from the COVID-19 outbreak we are making the decision to open only for our booked in gigs and clubs which are going ahead. When we have a gig on we will be open for scran which you can enjoy before the gig. Here’s an over view of our new opening times  … Continued
March 10, 2020


We have a jam packed week ahead with free events and massive deals in out main bar. Wether its a chilled sunday funday listening to spoken word your wanting or to have a boogie to some live music we have a right dolly mixture of creative talent to showcase. Tuesday  Due to maintenance we are … Continued
March 4, 2020


Weekly round up! Wednesday Fwendsdays! From when we open at 5pm today we are serving up the buy one get one free scran! Stuff ya face with all the plant powered scran with your pals! Here’s one of our staff favourite to make your mouth drool the vegan f*sh and chips! Book a table with … Continued
February 3, 2020


Its February and love in in the air as its valentines day coming up! We have created some extra special and rather cheeky cocktails for you to sip on during your valentines tinder date…. SIMS WHO WOOHOO   Who didn’t love playing the sims back in the day! Well we was inspired by there cheeky … Continued
50% off all scran Monday – Friday has to sadly come to an end. You still have until the 7th February to stuff ya face so QUICK Book a table with us and lets get scranning. Here’s some of our plant powered scran we have on our main menu! BBQ Jackfruit dog Who doesn’t love … Continued
Leeched are leading the pack of UK heavy bands breaking though Europe right now and with their unique style of bridging brutal vocals, corrosive riffs and conflict filled lyrics it’s easy to see why this band is hot property with the rock and metal press.  We caught up with the trio ahead of their Manchester … Continued
We have two new DJ collectives gracing our main bar this week and we would love you all to get to know them and pop on down for a little boogie. Lets check out who will be in our main bar this week!   Thursday 30th January – 6pm – 11pm – Boogie Bitches Let … Continued
We’re going to be kicking off the new year of DJ’s next week and we have a stellar of a line up for the next 10 weeks! Lets check out who we have gracing our main bar.   Thursday 23rd January 6 – 11pm – The Beat Chics Returning to the main bar are Emma … Continued
We can’t wait to have feminist post-hardcore band Petrol Girls come and tear up our stage on Saturday 18th January. To celebrate this awesome band we have pulled together a pretty special evening of music and pro-femme activity for you to get involved in. Petrol Girls live + support from Glove + Mollusca Vita + … Continued
January 13, 2020


Get ready for our new music all-dayer as Stay Fresh Fest takes over Deaf Institute on Saturday 8th February with a wild rock’n’roll line-up serving up everything from rapid-fire rockabilly to droney psych sounds. Check out our playlist to to find out more and read all about the bands on the line-up…    MT FUJI … Continued
Next week we will be hosting our first spoken word night as part as our launch of being a creative hub for 2020! All of our main bar events are free including this one. Now lets check out the spoken word artists who will be taking over our main bar on the 19th January.   … Continued
We’re having a little break! After all the Christmas madness we’re going to be shut for a little while. But don’t you worry we will still be open Thursday – Sunday serving up scan and pouring all the bevs. Here’s our closed dates times 23rd December – 8th January – Closed but open for NYE … Continued
Drahla – Stimulus For Living Having played will them last year supporting the mighty METZ, it was great to see them release their wonderful debut and tour it most of the way around the world. Dry Cleaning – Spoils Genuinely hilarious dry-wit cutting through hooky, yet punchy instrumentation. Definitely a favourite in the van. Johnny … Continued
December 12, 2019


Who’s starting the new year trying our Veganuary? To celebrate all of our vegan scran we are offering you 50% off all food in January! Yes thats right you can try out a load of vegan scran for half the price! Or are you already a plant powered babe this is a perfect treat for … Continued
Last chance to get booked in for us this Christmas for some proper festive scran! Are you still wanting to go our for a festive feast with your pals? well your in luck as we are serving up our Christmas scran until the 22nd December before we go on a little break ourselves and would … Continued
November 26, 2019


snow isn’t quite falling all around us yet…but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a little festive tipple. Our Christmas elf Maisie has been making a list & checking it twice for all the best festive bevs for you all to try out this season. Bad santa Billy Bob Thorton would even behave if he … Continued
November 22, 2019


UP THE NORTH! We have had a little switch round with our draft beers and have introduced northern monks great northern lager and there session IPA! Based in Leeds we fell in love with how they’re Inspired by there northern surroundings and the history of monastic brewing practice across the region for thousands of years. … Continued
  We are reminiscing over our favourite past shows one of which was from the Scottish quartet We were promised jet packs. Taking to our stage in 2014 and then again in last year  under our iconic disco ball they deliver a memorable set with building post-rock songs full of delay heavy guitars and that … Continued
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