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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
Description: 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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We came here to see Ghost Train for our latest visit, having been for many performances over the years. Whilst this one wasn't to our taste, the building and experience is just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We came here to see Ghost Train for our latest visit, having been for many performances over the years. Whilst this one wasn't to our taste, the building and experience is just wonderful. Such a clever space-age design in a beautifully restored old building (still complete with the original buy & sell signs when it was used for trading). Even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

An unsual but spectacular performance - My wife and I went to see this play on a Saturday afternoon. Inventive crazy and imaginative, It's wonderfully staged and the cast are brilliant. and the Parrot is wonderful too! Really worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We are regulars to the Royal Exchange Theatre and have had season tickets over the past few years. We decided to go and see the Ghost Train as we hadn't been for a while. We thoroughly enjoyed the play and the set design never ceases to amaze us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I love the building, the performances, the exhibits, the style of the theatre stages everything. Never been disappointed. I especially love their buy on the day ticket offers.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 841 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

An interesting attraction, what with the contrast of the fine Edwardian Classical exchange building with the tardis like Second Elizabethan Modernist theatre within can take some coming to terms with. The theatre itself be neat enough, and, to date, for Moi - comfortable enough. The three tiers of seating give a very different aspect over the performance. It be difficult... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Went to see the production of Ghost Train on the 10th June and have to say what a superb night it was. The cast displayed tremendous energy and verve and managed to hold the attention of the audience throughout. Good performances from each and everyone of the cast contributed to an imaginative re-telling of a story that used to be... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The Royal Exchange is a unique well designed theatre that scores highly on many points. The compact auditorium is well laid out with the stage surrounded on all four sides, with the front seats at the same level and right up close to the stage. This creates an intimate feel to the place which makes the play all the more... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

What an amazing building! Looks absolutely stunning inside. Have to say the studio theatre inside at first seems incongruous with the rest of the building, but having been inside to watch a performance you appreciate what they've done with it, especially leaving the existing interior unharmed. And the performance of The Ghost Train was superb! Very accomplished performances from a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The Royal Exchange never dissapoints. Theatre in the round is inspiring and exciting as opposed to tradition theatre where I feel remote

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Had a great experience here! Fantastic building with a mix of old and new architecture. Enjoyed a tea and cake in the afternoon watching a rehearsal happen & a crew set up the stage & was inspired to book a ticket to see a play. Went back a few nights later and enjoyed the play in the theatre. Loved the... More 

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Additional Information about Royal Exchange Theatre

Address: St. Ann's Square, Manchester M2 7DH, England
Phone Number: 0161 833 9833
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 11:30 pm

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