How do I join the Manchester Lit & Phil?

Anyone over the age of 16 can become a member and it’s very easy to join.

Find out more about membership

How much does it cost to become a member?

You can join the Manchester Lit & Phil from only £2.00 per month.

There are four types of membership available:

Full membership just £10.50 a month

Joint membership (for two) just £19.00 a month

Digital membership just £6.00 a month

Student membership just £2.00 a month

Find out more about membership

As a member, how do I get more involved in the running of the Manchester Lit & Phil?

A diverse range of people work together to produce our programme. If you’d like to get involved, send an email to volunteers@manlitphil.ac.uk. You can also find out more about current opportunities on our ‘Work with us’ page.


Do I need to be a member to attend events?

Non-members are very welcome to attend!  ‘General admission’ tickets are available to purchase for most of our events.

I am a member – how do I book my free tickets?

If you are already logged into the website, your ‘promo code’ will automatically be applied. So the option to book free member tickets will appear when you click “BOOK NOW” on an event.

If for some reason you’re not logged into the website, you can follow this quick guide:

  1. When you click on “BOOK NOW” on each event listing on our website, a pop up box will appear.
  2. Click on ‘Enter promo code’ link at the top left of the pop-up box.
  3. Enter the email address that is associated with your account.
  4. Click ‘Apply’. This will reveal the option to book free (member) tickets.

Once you have selected the number of tickets and ticket types you wish to book, click the ‘Checkout’ button and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the booking process.

Important note: if you do not wish to purchase a General Admission ticket for a guest at the same time, please ensure that the General Admission ticket type is set to zero.

If you have any further questions about booking tickets, please contact the office.

Where do events take place?

Our events take place in venues across Manchester city centre and also online. See our ‘What’s On’ page for a full list of upcoming events.

I have booked a ticket for an online event - how do I watch online?

After you have completed your booking, Eventbrite will email you an order confirmation which includes details of how to join the event. We will also send you a follow-up reminder email with the online livestream event link. The link will look something like this: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/uuggapgt

To access the livestream of the talk on a desktop computer, you can either:

  • Click the link and watch the talk using your existing internet browser


When prompted, enter the Event ID to access the livestream. In the example link above, the Event ID is uuggapgt (the characters after ‘…live-event/’)

To access the livestream of the talk on a mobile device:

When prompted, enter the Event ID to access the livestream. In the example link above, the Event ID is uuggapgt (the characters after ‘…live-event/’)

Please make sure that you give yourself enough time to find the event link in your inbox prior to joining the event.

Any last minute queries should be sent to: events@manlitphil.ac.uk

NB: We will do our best to respond to event queries in good time – however, as we are often very busy right up to the event start time, we cannot always guarantee we will be able to respond to your question.


Some events organised by our members take place online too. Please contact the event organiser (via the event listing) for details of how to join online.

How do I cancel my event booking?

Here’s a quick guide to cancelling ticket(s)

If you have an Eventbrite account:

  1. Log in to your Eventbrite account using the email address that you booked the tickets with.
  2. Click ‘Tickets’in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Click the event that you would like to cancel for.
  4. Click the ‘Cancel Order’ button and confirm your cancellation.
  5. Your booking will then be cancelled and Eventbrite will inform us by email.

If you don’t have an Eventbrite account:

Refunds for paid tickets:

  • You will get a full refund if you cancel within 7 days of purchase.
  • During the 7 days prior to an event, you will get a refund minus the Eventbrite fees.

If you have any further questions about cancelling event tickets, please contact the office.

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