Canteen. Bar. Club.

Soup Kitchen's Events

Our intimate basement hosts a diverse cross-section of local and international bands, DJs, producers and musicians.

In the ground floor kitchen and bar space we have regular DJ sessions from some of Manchester's most renowned and respected selectors and collectors.

We have won -
Best newcomer 2013 - Manchester evening news
Best night club 2013 - Manchester evening news
Best live music venue 2013 - design my night.
Best 10 nights clubs in the uk - The Guardian 2015

17. Feb 18

Swing Ting feat. Florentino & Gemma Dunleavy

Gemma Dunlovely
MC Fox
Soup Kitchen
£5 OTD

18. Feb 18

Loney dear at Soup Kitchen, Manchester

Following the release of his brand new album, Loney dear embarks on a tour of the UK & Ireland in February 2017.

'An elegant, understated pop masterpiece.'
★★★★ The Independent

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18. Feb 18

Loney dear

We’re delighted to be welcoming Loney dear back – his first visit since 2012!

Swedish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emil Svanängen makes records and plays shows under the enigmatic name of Loney dear. In the early 2000s, in his Stockholm apartment studio, Svanängen made a name for...

19. Feb 18

Col3trane live at Soup Kitchen

SJM and Live Nation present

+ support

On sale Thursday 9am

Col3trane is an emerging 18-year old London-based artist, of Egyptian-American heritage, combining RnB and soul in a stunning new style. Releasing his debut single 'New Chain' on May 19th, the sentiments he's packing are relatable...

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21. Feb 18

Daxx & Roxane live at Soup Kitchen *Free Entry*

Kilimanjaro present



Screeching guitars and soaring vocals, Daxx & Roxane is outright raw Hard Rock. Hailing from Montreux, Switzerland, the band roots itself in the old school rock and metal of the likes of Motörhead, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple.

Their strength...

22. Feb 18


The beginning of a new monthly evening of music at Soup Kitchen, playing records and enjoying music of all kinds. This month we invite Richard Kendrick (All The Shapes) to select some ear pleasing sounds. Michael Holland (Ono & Nts) will be filling in all the other gaps.

22. Feb 18

Brui exhibition launch

‘Blue Collar Handjob’ is a silkscreen print series from the hands and mind of b r u ï (Nick Booton), first shown in Berlin in 2016.

The works will be displayed at Manchester’s Soup Kitchen, Northern Quarter, alongside an exclusive preview of a new interior mural to coincide with the series....

22. Feb 18

Fizzy Blood + Forever Cult live at Soup Kitchen

Live Nation present

+ Forever Cult

On sale now

Fizzy Blood are a band born from ambition, determination and resilience. Based in Leeds, UK, their refreshing musical bravery has seen them shed any traces of the generic with their own brand of retro-inspired rock.

The five piece’s primary...

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22. Feb 18

Vault Seven Presents: Mézigue


Vault Seven are back.

After some time off the radar, Vault Seven returns with their second instalment of the Vault Seven Presents Series to bring you D.KO Records' most enigmatic figure to play his first ever show in Manchester.

With an arsenal of popular club anthems already under his belt...

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23. Feb 18

Carlton Melton / Plank at Soup Kitchen Friday 23rd February

The Beauty Witch and Grey Lantern presents

Carlton Melton (band page)

Mendocino County in Northern California is known for its spectacular coastline views, immense redwood trees in ancient forests and abundant nature that remains largely undisturbed by man. It is perhaps the most logical home...

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23. Feb 18

SK Bar: Machine Woman b2b Herron b2b Howes [Free Entry]

well well well

Machine Woman invites two musically gifted lads to play b2b2b some ambient gabba + take away jazz + millennial h@u$ and a bit of deep, a pinch of tech and a delicious layer of experimental Soviet pop music from the 80's ......

yes, it be weird but it be lols and you know it, so come and get some soup or a pint

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23. Feb 18

Banana Hill 002 Launch Party w/ XOA, Contours & Cervo

Following our sold out debut vinyl release with Moroccan musician Majid Bekkas, we return with music from slightly closer to home.
First listen via Stamp The Wax -->

Manchester-based drummer, DJ & producer Contours joins multi-instrumentalist XOA for a collaborative 12" of deep,...

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24. Feb 18

MOLD 'Puppetmaster' Single Launch

Soup Kitchen present:

Playing their biggest hometown show to launch their new single, PUPPETMASTER


On sale...

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24. Feb 18

SK Presents: Kowton / Parris / Andrew Lyster

For part 3 of our 2018 calendar we're welcoming Kowton, Parris and Andrew Lyster to the basement.

For nearly 10 years Kowton has been gifting us with a steady stream of heavyweight 12"s on Livity Sound (of which he is a third), Hessle Audio, Idle Hands, Whities, Boomkat Editions, All Caps, R&S, Hemlock,...

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26. Feb 18

Jamila Woods / Monday 26th February / Soup Kitchen

SUPER Friendz Presents
Jamila Woods
Support from Mali Hayes
Monday 26th Feb 2018
Soup Kitchen, Manchester

Tickets on sale Friday 24th November at 10am from DICE - UK, Ireland & USA, Crash Records, Jumbo Records and SEE Tickets

DICE - UK, Ireland & USA -

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27. Feb 18

BLOOM & Orchid Present: CAR Album Launch

B.L.O.O.M. & Orchid present:

+ Jacobi (Samuel Lindblad)

Earlier this year Chloé Raunet aka C.A.R. announced the full details of her new album PINNED which is out 16th February on Ransom Note Records.

The new album finds Raunet refining her palette of glimmering electronics and post-punk angles...

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27. Feb 18

SOLD OUT: Ossia & Spotlight On presents: Crazy P (DJ Set)




Support from Ossia Deejays


Spotlight On

Spotlight On is an exclusive series of one-off immersive parties, held in limited capacity venues, across 6 cities in the UK.

Brought to you by hand-selected promoters, venues and established DJs our events...

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