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SpringFest 2024

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Explore Victoria Baths and put a spring in your step!

Transforming our beautiful Grade II* building into a cultural hub for the day, SpringFest 2024 celebrates music and art from across Greater Manchester and beyond.

Join us for a day of live music, art exhibitions, creative activities, and a fantastic array of food and drink. All whilst exploring the wonderful Victoria Baths and supporting our charitable trust.

With a diverse range of music from Dennis Queen, Dominic G, Amatiime and the Guacamaya Latin Band. It’s a perfect day out for families, friends, or a solo mooch – everyone’s welcome!

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SpringFest 2024

Live Music

Head to the “Well Loved Stage” in the former Males 2nd Class Pool for a fantastic line-up of Manchester musicians and bands, including…

Art Exhibitions

Wander the Pools and Turkish Rest Rooms and discover art exhibitions in and around the beautiful features of the Baths, from

  • Creative Design Manufacture UK
  • Dan Warb (After the Rain)
  • John Merril
  • Pool Arts
  • Venessa Scott
  • Mahvish Javed
  • Jessie Tam

More to be announced.

Make, Do, and Bop with Our Kids Social

Our Kids Social will be taking over the Gala Pool for an extra special pool party for families with children. No cozzies needed, but Under the Sea-themed fancy dress, shimmering party clothes, and dancing shoes are definitely encouraged.

Silent disco headsets are suitable for ages 4+.

To enjoy Make, Do, and Bop all adults and children must purchase a ticket from Our Kids Social, this ticket includes your entry to the SpringFest event too, there’s no need to purchase a separate ticket. Tickets are £6.50 (plus booking fee) per person (adult or child) and are available here.

Family Fun

Kick back in the kid’s area with lawn games, mini-kitchen, book tent, and colouring station! Let the little ones lead the way and explore the Baths together with our Miles of Tiles activity trail (suggested donation of £1).

Street Food, Bar and Tea Room
Plus…

Guided Building Tours – our Discover Victoria Baths Tour will take place across the day. Tour tickets cost £12 and include entry to SpringFest (we recommend pre-booking these as they’re very popular).

Our Gift Shop will be selling Victoria Baths and Manchester souvenirs, including tote bags, cards, and tea towels. As well as bottles of our very own small-batch gin produced in collaboration with local distillery Winding River.

On Your Bike?

If you’re traveling to VB via bike make sure you get a pic with your 2-wheeler for a free brew! Just show your selfie to the café volunteers for a hot brew on the house. No strings attached.

Tickets

  • General Admission £8 (Gift Aid admission price) / £7 (without voluntary donation)
  • Tour & Admission £12 (Gift Ais admission price) / £11 (without voluntary donation)
  • Friends of Victoria Baths are Free (with a valid Friends Membership)
  • Under-18s are Free (with a paying adult ticket)

Make, Do and Bop tickets must be purchased separately from Our Kids Social here. These tickets include entry to SpringFest.

Don’t miss Victoria Baths Presents… She Drew The Gun

The fun continues into the evening with the return of our ‘Victoria Baths Presents’ event – a unique and intimate performance from our very special guests, She Drew the Gun, with support to be announced. Separate tickets for this event can be found at victoriabaths.org.uk/events.

Come for Free! Join the VB Friends for free entry to SpringFest and other events

Email enquiries@victoriabaths.org.uk to enquire about Friends membership, it’s £30/year and includes a pool full of offers and benefits! All our ticket, bar, and shop sales go directly to support the maintenance and future of Victoria Baths.

 

Victoria Baths Trust is a registered charity (number 1026351) and relies on the support of the public to continue its work to preserve the building.

FAQs

  • How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Ring Victoria Baths on 0161 224 2020 during office hours (Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm) or email enquiries@victoriabaths.org.uk

  • What’s the refund policy?

Tickets can be refunded in full up to 72 hours before the event – please request via TicketSource.

  • Do I have to bring my ticket(s) to the event?

Yes please, you will be asked to show your ticket(s) at the Welcome Desk – either on a mobile phone or a printout is fine. Don’t forget your Friends membership card if you have one.

  • Do I have to buy an online ticket?

Tickets for SpringFest are also available on the day at the door, subject to availability. Guided Tour tickets sell out fast, so we recommend booking in advance.

Tickets for the SpringFest evening event ‘Victoria Baths Presents… She Drew The Gun’ are available online only.

  • Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes, this is fine.

  • Why do you have two entry prices?

Victoria Baths Trust is a registered charity and does not receive any core funding from the government. We therefore depend heavily upon donations to carry out our work.

The admission price of £7 and Tour + Admission price of £11 includes a voluntary donation, and if you are a UK taxpayer you can enable us to claim the tax back on the whole amount paid (£7 or £11) as part of the Gift Aid scheme. This is worth an extra 25p for every £1 paid, which means that your donation will provide even more support for our vital preservation work.

We are enormously grateful for every donation received, regardless of value. Each person who supports the Trust becomes part of our unique history and, more importantly, our future.

If you feel you can support us in this way please complete the Gift Aid Declaration form at the Welcome Desk on your arrival. Payment of the additional £1 donation is entirely voluntary.

  • Is Victoria Baths accessible?

There is an access ramp at the main entrance and an accessible toilet and baby change facilities. The ground floor is completely accessible, including the Café and Gift Shop. Currently, we do not have 1st-floor lift access. If you need help during your visit, please speak to the staff or a volunteer, who all wear name badges. Blue Badge holders can park directly in front of the building.

  • Are children welcome at this event?

For the SpringFest daytime event yes! Tickets for under 18s are free of charge. There is a baby changing table situated next to the accessible toilet, and a children’s activity area.

For ‘Victoria Baths Presents… an evening with special guests She Drew The Gun, the entry is 18+ only.

  • Can I take photographs at the event?

Photography and filming for personal use are permitted anywhere inside the building unless otherwise stated. Photos taken inside may not be sold or used for commercial gain. We will be taking photographs for publicity at the event; if you would prefer not to be photographed please ask at the Welcome Desk for a wristband.

 

Details

Date:
April 20
Time:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/victoria-baths/springfest-2024/e-azgekp

Venue

Victoria Baths
Hathersage Road
Chorlton-on-Medlock, Greater Manchester M13 0FE United Kingdom
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Organiser

Victoria Baths
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