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
August 19, 2019


It’s the quiet before the storm…. there’s only a few new shows for you this week but they’re bloody belters. Quality not quantity, right?!! 28.11 – SIX60 This band is BIIIIIIIG news in their native New Zealand where they are fully fledged bonafide rock stars regularly selling out 50,000 capacity stadiums. Watch them come down … Continued
This weeks instalment plays homage to the big fat daddy of Manchester’s queer alt scene, Bollox who have curated this pink punk rocking playlist of LGBT artists past and present who are running with dogs and making noise about politics, relationships and sex. Turn it up to 11 Bollox returns to Deaf for their annual … Continued
August 13, 2019


13.09 – REGGAETON PARTY Ain’t no party like a Reggaeton party. Strictly Reggaeton music all night from the likes of Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Maluma, Ozuna, Bad Bunny, Shakira, Piso 21! Tickets on sale now 28.09 – STAY FRESH FEST Discover the best emerging bands in the North before everyone else does at our all-day … Continued
We are closed every Sunday – Wednesday having a little summer break! We open as usual Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and will be back to usual hours on the 16th September Remember to book online for scran and bevs!
August 5, 2019


25.08 – BOLLOX QUEER PRIDE The UK’s biggest alternative LGBT+ club night returns to close the Manchester Pride weekend with a noisy and colourful party covering all three floors of the venue. This will sell out in the next week so be quick if you want to experience this never not amazing party. Tickets on sale … Continued
July 22, 2019


16.08 – CORELLA Corella are a sublime indie-pop four piece and currently being tipped as the next big thing to come out of Manchester. Check them out in an intimate surrounding before they blow-up! Tickets on sale NOW 30.10 – KEYWEST Irish Folk-Pop band play live at Manchester’s The Deaf Institute this October. Tickets on … Continued
Doors 7PM Pop-up Puppet Cinema 8PM Blues Harvest 9PM  
Like Peter Quill’s Awesome Mix from Guardians of the Galaxy, our specially curated geeky playlist will prepare you for this weekend’s Mcr Geek Party; get ready to laugh with Pop-up Puppet Cinema’s Back to the Future show before dancing the night away with a rocking set from Blues Harvest. Featured Shows – MANCHESTER GEEK PARTY
July 18, 2019


Saturday Night Playlist: LGBTQ+ By Sophie Reddy This Saturday night we’re welcoming back Bollox, our iconic LGBTQ+ club night. As always you can expect six hours of bangers, glitter, protest signs and the chance to celebrate who you are. To get you in the mood, we’ve put together a couple of tracks for the pre-drinks … Continued
July 15, 2019


20.10 – THE RAILS London based guitars & vocalist duo The Rails joins us Sunday 20th October. Tickets on sale now HERE. 17.09 – WILL JOSEPH COOK Known for his enticing vocal hooks, summer-evoking melodies, and a bright, sleek, pop production evident throughout his songs, Will Joseph Cook play live at Manchester’s The Deaf Institute … Continued
This weeks instalment plays homage to the big fat daddy of Manchester’s queer alt scene, Bollox.  Running on a no music policy Bollox is here to take you by the hand  and lead you up the garden path to LGBTQ+ utopia! Featured shows – 20.07 | BOLLOX
July 10, 2019


21.08 – PATENT PENDING   Pop-punk outfit Patent Pending (aka the P-Unit) formed in Mount Sinai, New York (on Long Island), with the mantra “We mosh because we care” held close to their collective heart. Tickets on sale now HERE.   04.02 – AMIGO THE DEVIL If you’ve ever heard a room full of people … Continued
Drift away on a poetic cloud with this weeks instalment. A captivating mix of Folk, Americana, Garage Rock, Indie & Blues! Featured shows – 1/10/19 – FERRIS & SLYVESTER 9/10/19 – PIERCE BROTHERS 15/10/19 – BRISTON MARONEY          
18.10.19 – OSO OSO  + PRINCE DADDY & THE HYENA Long Island based Emo/ Pop-punk band Oso Oso & Kentucky DIY band Prince Daddy & The Hyena bring their unique styles of Indie/ Punk Rock to the UK this October. Tickets on sale Wednesday 26th June HERE.   2.10.19 – THE LAFONTAINES Combining portions of Hip-Hop, Pop, … Continued
Bollox, The big fat daddy of Manchester’s Queer Alt scene, has spawned many of the city’s most infamous parties, exotic drag characters and outsider communities. In a gentrified Britain, it’s easy to become tired of the Homogenized music pouring from the doors of Canal Streets finest watering holes. What’s a gay to do when you … Continued
June 18, 2019


As we are getting in to summer we will be closing most Mondays.Tuesday and Wednesday due to us having a little summer break however don’t fear as we will be still open Thursdays – Sundays for our most important day of scran SUNDAY VEGAN HANGOVER!  God bless that cruelty free scran you just want to … Continued
June 17, 2019


24.11.19 – NAAZ   Hailing from the Netherlands, Singer/songwriter & Pop sensation Naaz joins us this November. Tickets on sale now HERE.   6.11.19 – WELSHLY ARMS & THE GLORIOUS SONS A gritty blues-rock outfit with vintage soul and classic rock influences Welshly Arms & no-frills, everyman Canadian Rock unit The Glorious Sons joins us … Continued
This weeks instalment is music for the soul! A delightful combo of Soul, Neo Soul, Jazz, R&B, Hip Hop Soul + all that smooth stuff!   Featured shows – TONIGHT – Betty Harris  2/11/19 – Oscar Jerome       
June 12, 2019


  Warp Records mainstays Plaid return to the The Deaf Institute Saturday 22nd June for an exclusive live audio-visual show! Ahead of their UK tour they release new EP ‘Dancers’, taken from their new album ‘Polymer’. The visual, made using motion capture and in a games engine, is inspired by the ‘strength, endurance, and troubling … Continued
28.08.19 – STAND ATLANTIC Melodic Australia Pop Punk outfit Stand Atlantic rode a wake of well-crafted Indie releases and years of hard touring to a pair of prominent label deals, the latter of which resulted in the 2018 release of their debut album Skinny Dipping, We’re excited to welcome them to the music hall this … Continued
We love a good cocktail here at The Deaf Institute. But did you know, as well as our daily cocktail menu and our monthly specials board we also have a secret menu?  We serve you up an abundance of classic cocktails off menu! Now you know our secret lets have a look at some of … Continued
This Wednesday we blow the roof off The Deaf Institute with an all day & eve 11th Bday soiree with 2-4-1 food, happy hour drinks, tunes from local DJ’s The Beat Chics, Bombard Groove, Me Gusta & Sav & special guest DJ set from Disco/House legend Greg Wilson! To warm you up for the main … Continued
May 29, 2019


It’s our birthday and we’ll jive if we want to! Next Wednesday we turn the ripe old, but still wonderful, age of 11. Join us for a good ol’ bday knees up with our full day & evening celebrations; accompanied by cool tunes, 2-4-1 scran & cheap as chips bevs! – Name a more iconic … Continued
May 29, 2019


One of our life missions at the deaf institute is to be as sustainable as possible to look after our lovely planet. From our plant powered kitchen making sure we make as little food waist as possible, to simply just recycling and reusing, we like to do our bit for this planet. Now we have … Continued
Album Review: It’s Real by Ex Hex We’re eagerly awaiting 25th of May for D.C based trio Ex Hex to bust through the doors in a flurry of leather jackets and heavy guitar hooks. To show our appreciation, we thought we’d give you the rundown on their latest album. It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what … Continued
We love a butty here at deaf and as its British sandwich week its a good excuse to celebrate our love for all the vegan baps! Lets take a look and good drool over the plant powered butty’s serve up here in the main bar Philli cheeze  In the beginning it was just a show … Continued
Last year, Swedish Pop super troopers Abba announced the release of 2 new songs – 35 years off their last foray in the studio; something Abba fanatics (us included) never thought would happen! Hailing from the land of Ice and snow, It’s clear from their extensive discography and the 2 blockbuster movies using their music, … Continued
Thursdays we like to promote local female DJ’s and we also would like to get to know the powerful women who are behind the decks  This week we have Charlotte from Thirsty Girls Collective joining us and would love to get to know all things music with them  Summed up in a sentence what will … Continued
7 years strong, retro clubbing brand Girls On Film is having a monumental makeover! They’ll still be taking over our Music Hall every Saturday, but now spinning the very best of 80’s & 90’s! From Britney & JT’s matching denim-on-denim moment; to the birth of the singleton American sitcom, the 90’s were a decade of … Continued
Thursdays we like to promote local female DJ’s and we also would like to get to know the powerful women who are behind the decks  This week we have DJ Boggz joining us and would love to get to know all things music with them    Summed up in a sentence what will we expect … Continued
May 7, 2019


BOOZE NEWS! Our sassy head bartender Maisie has been getting creative with the bevs and has whipped up 4 new cocktail specials on sale for the whole of May! IT’S SOMETIMES SUNNY IN MANCHESTER From bank holiday heat wave which will go down in history to multiple showers 3 days after. We still crave a … Continued
Fans of Indie music in the mid-1990s will remember Hurricane #1. Songs like Step Into My World and Only The Strongest Will Survive were, and still are, songs that defined. Now they’re back! They spoke to Flick Of The Finger ahead of their upcoming UK tour this summer. Read more HERE
March 28, 2019


Inspired by bold and brash glam rock, power pop, and punk, Washington, D.C.’s power trio Ex Hex release their new album ‘It’s Real’. When Mary Timony digs in to heavy power chords or unspools a scorching solo, it’s impossible not to smile. Celebrated for her innovative work in the trailblazing ’90s bands Autoclave and Helium, … Continued
Swervedriver’s track-by-track guide to new album Future Ruins Swervedriver frontman Adam Franklin talks through their new album Future Ruins, one track at a time. As Swervedriver wrapped up a series of dates devoted to performing their classic albums Raise and Mezcal Head at the tail-end of 2017, one thing became clear to the band’s vocalist … Continued
William The Conqueror release their new album ‘Bleeding On The Soundtrack’. Produced by Ethan Johns (Kings of Leon, White Denim, Laura Marling) at Peter Gabriel’s iconic Real World Studios, it is the second instalment of William’s story following on from a debut album, Proud Disturber of the Peace, released in 2017 to widespread critical acclaim. … Continued
SHE PWR an International Women’s Day celebration She Pwr will take over Gorilla + The Deaf Institute on 8th March for an evening’s celebration of women. Purchase an Access All Areas £5 wristband and gain entry into all event spaces across both venues. All event profits go to MASH (Manchester Action on Street Health) ** … Continued
Former Razorlight drummer & solo artist, Andy Burrows & best-selling author, Matt Haig, speak to BBC breakfast about their upcoming album collaboration ‘Reasons To Stay Alive’. Catch Andy in the Music Hall Thursday 14th February performing songs from the new album.
For the first time in Girls on Film history, this Saturday night DJ Hattie Pearson will be playing smash hits from both the 80s and 90s in the Music Hall as part of our monthly Decades themed party. We are so excited for this – the addition for the 90s will only make the music … Continued
Hailing from the Vestmann Islands, singer/songwriter, Junius Meyvant has a unique, rich and afflicted take on freaky folk-pop with a familiar and soulful feel. He performs an exclusive live session of ‘Love Child’ for Best Fit, ahead of his Manchester show Tuesday 26th February.
Kickstart your Saturday party plans in the Girls On Film Diner with our fantastic club and meal deal for two. For a deliciously cheap tenner per person you get a tasty selection of burgers, fries, beverages and club entry, yes you read it right… only £10 each!! All diets are catered for with. Feast your … Continued
Steve, our animated apple, is back to wipe away those January blues with a FRESH injection of Vit C in the form of a 9 band, 2 floor takeover! Our first Stay Fresh Fest of 2019 lands Saturday 26th January with an eclectic melting pot of Mancunian bands ranging from Electro-Funk, Post-Punk & soul to Indie, Experimental Rock & Groove! … Continued
Texas-born songwriter, Jarrod Dickenson’s slightly spooky melodies and lyrics invoke a mid-Western post-war America, when cars ran on leaded gas, television hadn’t yet kidnapped the country’s imagination, and men wore hats every day. His reflective and soulful lyrics, almost like hand-written letters, remind us that human stories of lost love, sudden fortune, and abiding mystery … Continued
January 14, 2019


Whenyoung continues their searing string of indie gems with the infectious, far-reaching sound of their new single ‘Never Let Go’. They’ll be playing live in the music hall  Sunday 10th February.
Beautiful shot of the freaky goings-on at Bollox’s 3 floor NYE takeover with Kiss Me Again & Body horror!
Manchester rapper J Chambers releases his new Video ‘Life Is What You Make It’ ahead of his new album launch tour ‘New Levels, New Devils’ Friday 25th January.
We still crave a lovely drink in January and what better drinks to have than our refreshing cocktails. Our cocktails are only £5 in our happy hour deal at 3pm-6pm every day! This is an amazing deal teamed up without half price off all food in January for tables 8 and less! Who doesn’t want … Continued
December 19, 2018


Sammy Clifford from English pop punk collective WSTR mid jump/ guitar slam at their show last Tuesday!
Six-time World Snooker Champion Steve Davis will DJ at The Deaf Institute on Thursday 20th December alongside experimental Krautrock musician and good friend Kavus Torabi. It’s not every day you get the chance to see a world champion sportsman perform alongside a pioneering left-field musician. Steve Davis & Kavus Torabi may be like chalk and cheese in terms of their crafts, but … Continued
Manchester’s broodingly intense four piece Easy Kill today unveiled new track ‘Not Even Lovers’ via DIY Magazine! The write up is pretty glowing too: ” Easy Kill are set to align themselves with some of the most timeless acts of modern years.” LISTEN TO ‘NOT EVEN LOVERS’  The band are set to launch their new EP … Continued