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Royal Exchange Theatre

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Address: St. Ann's Square, Manchester M2 7DH, England
Phone Number: 0161 833 9833
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9:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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We're an award-winning producing Theatre in the centre of Manchester. As...

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.

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will not visit manchester again

though we live in salford about 3miles from manchester have not been into manchester for years,my how its changed and not for the better,we were constantly stopped by people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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manchester
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

though we live in salford about 3miles from manchester have not been into manchester for years,my how its changed and not for the better,we were constantly stopped by people begging,to see people sleeping in doorways at 6 o'clock at night,not a very good impression to visitors,what must they think,my husband and I have worked in blue collar jobs my husband... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Royal Exchange theatre is a bit like a Russian Doll, Its situated in an amazing pod, in a stunning building that is in beautiful, lively square in the centre of a great Northern city. I've seen well over 50 productions at this wonderful theatre. It really hosts plays of all varieties. I've seen countless Shakespeare, several Ibsen's, a few... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a theatre so profound and complex it can't be compared to other theatres, only emotions. This Theatre is a question I wanna spend my life answering. It's a theatre so good it justified my existence I looked at it with my eyes but saw it with my heart. If I know what love is it's because of this... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Royal Exchange to watch into the woods at the start of January. The play was exceptional. The actors were very good and played each part very well. The theatre itself was very clean and the staff were very helpful. For the play they had trees outside to add to the affect of the play. This was... More 

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see this Sondheim Musical for the first time. We are fans of all Sondheim musicals although they can be challenging. this particular show must have proved difficult for he director as there is quite a large cast and the show merges 4 fairy tales which have to resolve themselves in 90 minutes on a small stage which... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to spend some time, even just looking around. The exchange is lovely and truly a place you will go AWWW just looking at the Theatre suspended from the columns. The food is lovely whether you are having a snack or a lunch/evening meal in its restaurant. The staff are friendly and the shopping experience a pleasure. Well... More 

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Cheshire,England
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to see one of their latest productions' Into the wood's.We weren't disappointed in fact it was one of the best theatrical experiences we have ever had.Excellent cast,acting and singing were all first rate.In fact the quality of all their productions is constantly first class. Off stage the staff are always really friendly and very helpful. There is a cafe... More 

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manchester
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best theatre in Manchester and this was a superb show. I don't think I have ever seen anything mediocre at this place. Staff are good but the theatre is just a perfect performance space.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the most wonderful time watching the relaxed performance of Into the woods yesterday. Amazing venue, wonderful performance and all the staff were so friendly.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for a quiet lunch to escape the noise and hustle and bustle of Christmas shoppers! We have been here before to see a play and its a fab venue. A little oasis :)

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