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Royal Exchange Theatre

St. Ann's Square, Manchester M2 7DH, England
0161 833 9833
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Ranked #4 of 127 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We're an award-winning producing Theatre in the centre of Manchester. As well as classics from William Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, Oscar Wilde,... more » Owner description: We're an award-winning producing Theatre in the centre of Manchester. As well as classics from William Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, Oscar Wilde, Noel Coward, and Anton Chekhov, we're also one of the country's leading theatres for new writing, with over 125 premieres in the theatre history! The unique design means that none of the 760 seats are more than nine metres from the circular stage, with seats placed all around the auditorium, giving views from all angles.The Great Hall surrounds the Theatre, and this houses The Round restaurant, Bar Exchange, the Craft Shop and exhibitions, the Education Lounge and workshops, the Information Point, the Mezzanine Gallery exhibitions, as well as Friday evenings' FREE entertainment SPECIAL FX.And we're open on a Sunday too! With brunch served in our Great Hall cafe and free entertainment during the day. « less
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

lovely little niche shops, beutiful smells emanating from all over. Couldve been somewhere chic on the continent

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Love this theatre its a space ship from the future plonked into the past. the best of old and new Manchester. Innovative shows gorgeous location, friendly staff. Great theatre and good quality acting.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The exchange theatre is brilliant the seats are quite comfy and you can see where ever you sit although the lower level is best because you are on the same level as the actors. The lights and effects are excellent. It's a really enjoyable experience

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Went to see the most enjoyable Sarah Waters on a Sunday afternoon recently. The seating is comfortable. The circular shape makes it a very different experience.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I went to see Hamlet with high expectations and they were all met. Incredible acting, glorious surroundings, and great meal in the restaurant. Thoroughly recommend,

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Theatre in the round is good. That's why they used to do it and that's why we still do. Not to mention that they put on great plays. Go there.

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Atherton, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Went to see Hamlet at the Royal Exchange on Friday 17/10/14 with Maxine Peake in the lead role. What an amazing actress she is. She carried the part off with such ease that you'd think she was born to play it. The rest of the cast were fantastic as well, as they usually are. The theatre is excellent. The circular... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Had meal before seeing Hamlet at the Royal Exchange. Top class food and very reasonably priced. Blows a lot of more expensive city centre restaurants away in our opinion.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Lovely theatre layout that gives a personal feel to the performances. Great staff and spectacular shows.

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Manchester, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Went to see Hamlet a couple of weeks ago, having not been to the Royal Exchange for a few years. I had forgotten what an immersive experience watching theatre there is, and have now spent some time on the website looking for something else to book (Ned Boulting in November in case you were wondering)! The play itself was magnificent... More

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