RENT @ The Palace Theatre

Tonight the Palace Theatre welcomes Atomic Kitten & West End star Natasha Hamilton and ‘Superstar’ runner-up Rory Taylor in the 20th anniversary production of Rent. Set in New York’s East Village, this pop culture phenomenon is about falling in love, finding your voice & living for today.

The show is a powerful musical production with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme , the show follows a year in the life of a group of friends struggling to make it in the big city under the shadow of HIV/AIDS and features the hit songs ‘Seasons of Love’, ‘Finale B’ and ‘Without You’.

Rent_4CGet to and from the theater quickly and easily by pre-booking your cabs for the night using the Mantax iPhone & Android app. Enter code PROMO5 to save £5 off your first journey, leaving you with more spends to buy a well-deserved drink at the bar!


The Magic Numbers @ Royal Northern College of Music

The Magic Numbers are returning for 2013 with an acoustic tour that tonight lands at Manchester’s very own Royal Northern College of Music. The pop-rock band consisting of two pairs of brothers and sisters burst onto the music scene in 2005 with their infectious single “Love Me Like You” and have since released 3 albums.

This latest acoustic tour sees the band performing in some of the most intimate and beautiful venues across the country and we’re thrilled that they have chosen the RCNM for tonight’s show. Tickets are still available so why not head down tonight, it’s a show you won’t want to miss.

the-magic-numbersWhy not head into town for a few drinks after the set? You can save money on your journey by prebooking a Mantax cab using our iPhone & Android app or by calling on 0161 230 333. Have an amazing night!

The Fratellis @ The Academy

You could be forgiven for mistaking their name for the sweet treat Fruitella’s but you cannot be forgiven if you haven’t danced until you’re numb to The Fratellis’ chart topper Chelsea Dagger. After dropping off the radar for a five-year hiatus they are back with an acclaimed third album. The new release We Need Medicine is sure not to disappoint with its bold, infectious beats, another high-powered Indie anthem is in the pipeline for the Glaswegian trio.

In order to promote the new album, the band are back in Manchester tonight for what is sure to be a fantastic show at The Academy. Why not treat yourself to a midweek pick-me-up and dance the night away?

The_FratellisGet to and from the gig safely and quickly by prebooking a Mantax cab, as they all seat a minimum of five people you can fit all your mates in and really make a night of it! Book using our iPhone & Android app and enter code PROMO5 to save a fiver on your first journey. Have fun!

Nitro Circus Live @ Phone4U Arena

We have something a little different to suggest for tonight’s activities, not exactly theater or sport but more an amazing combination of both; Nitro Circus Live. This two-and-a-half hour spectacular is fully charged with the best FMX (freestyle motocross for those of you not in with the lingo…), BMX and skateboard stunts that the world has to offer.

Check out this video of some of the best stunts to see what you’re in for at this incredible show at the Phones4U Arena.

The fully choreographed show is sure to delight and excite both young and old, although you might find yourself covering your eyes at some particularly hair-raising parts if you’re anything like us!

Once the stunts are over don’t worry about having to ride home yourself, just pre-book a Mantax cab using our iPhone & Android app to get home safe and sound.


Barenaked Ladies @ Manchester Academy

Hooray! Our favourite Canadian Rockers Barenaked Ladies are in Manchester this evening and we couldn’t be more excited. The group will be performing their hits “One Week” and “If I Had $1,000,000” among others and we can’t imagine a better way to start your week.

Having seen them perform an incredibly energetic and engaging set at Glastonbury a couple of years ago, we can safely say that this is something you don’t want to miss. Check out the video below if you’re unfamiliar with the band (or if you just fancy a dance at work…) and get ready for a fantastic evening.

If you’re planning to head down to the gig, or anywhere else in Manchester for that matter, why not save some money on your journey by booking a Mantax app through our iPhone & Android app and using code PROMO5 – This gets you £5 off your first cab so even if you don’t quite have a million dollars you can still travel in style…

The Gifts of the Departed @ Manchester Craft & Design Centre

Why not enjoy a little culture this weekend at the Manchester Craft & Design Centre? Opening tomorrow and running until March 1st 2014, The Gifts of the Departed is a new-to-Manchester exhibition by UK based interdisciplinary artist Alinah Azadeh which focuses on themes of separation, loss and longing.

By using pieces belonging to her dead mother, the artist has injected an incredible amount of emotion into the collection, creating a beautiful and thought-provoking tribute to heartache.


The exhibition launch takes place tomorrow between 1-5pm and includes a talk from the artist at 3pm, a drinks reception, and music from the Manchester String Quartet.  We’ll be there and can’t wait to see the collection in full and enjoy everything else that the Craft & Design Centre has to offer including a drink in the gorgeous Oak Street Cafe Bar. Awarded “Best Independent Tourism Retailer” at the Manchester Tourism Awards earlier this month, the Craft & Design Centre is a destination in itself and exploring it is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

Avoid the Northern Quarters notoriously complicated one way system and extortionate parking by arriving in style in a Mantax cab. Pre-book using our iPhone & Android app and enter code PROMO5 to get £5 off your first journey.

Micky Flanagan @ Phones4U Arena

One of comedy’s brightest stars returns to Manchester this evening for 2 dates as part of his “Back in the Game” tour. A real “East-End boy done good” who worked as a painter & decorator as well as a teacher before he made it big in the comedy world with a stand out performance at the Royal Variety show, Flanagan’s observations on daily life will leave you unsure whether to nod your head in agreement or simply double over with laughter.


One word of warning though, this show probably isn’t for kids. Or for watching with your grandparents as i learned the hard way with his DVD a couple of Christmas’s ago… much cringing ensued.

Getting a cab home from the Phones4U Arena can be a bit of a pain when big shows let out so why not beat the rush by pre-booking a Mantax cab on 0161 230 333? Have fun!