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Royal Exchange Theatre

St. Ann's Square, Manchester M2 7DH, England
0161 833 9833
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As featured in 3 days in Manchester
Ranked #3 of 125 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Although I've been inside the building before (the restaurant & cafe) I have never actually seen any productions here until last night! What a fantastic stage ! The way the seating is arranged means in my opinion there is not a seat without a great view! I really felt part of the production and enjoyed immensely the whole experience! Plenty... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We saw 'around the world in 80 days' in August 2014 with our 2 children. Great performance and lovely theatre. The kids had a great time and the stewards were very helpful. Beautiful building with an unusual theatre in the centre ( my son thought it was a UFO!) Looking forward to seeing another performance soon.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Amazing production that is engaging form the start. The skill of the production transports you across the globe in a whirlwind of excitement and humour. Highly recommended for all age group. Magnificent!

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

First visit to the Royal Exchange Theatre but it won't be our last. Love the fact the theatre isn't very big and gives the feeling of intimacy and for some actually being part of the play! Around the world in 80 days was fab, fab, fab!! My 11 year old wasn't sold on the idea of going, but thoroughly enjoyed... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Have been wanting to go here for ages, and the play was top class. I love the seating plan and cant wait to go back. Central for everything

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Manchester UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We have just come back from the Royal Exchange having had a fantastic evening experiencing Around The World in 80 Days. Absolutely Brilliant. All of the cast were amazing and I am not going to pick out anybody above the others. It was a true Rep production and everybody who goes will have their own favourites. BUT YOU MUST GO... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I love this theatre. It's set up makes plays more intimate and close. Actors walk past you, sit on your lap and involve you in the performance. The theatre gave myself and 20 others free tickets to see a play because we were volunteering in Manchester! Loved it! Would defiantly go back when I am next in Manchester

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south cumbria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I have just returned from a visit to Manchester and whenever I go, I go to see whatever is on at this wonderful theatre. What a marvelous production this play is, one of the best I have seen, I thoroughly enjoyed it and there was so much humour in it. I took a friend who hadn't been before and she... More

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Beeston, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Just at a loose end in Manchester and passing the royal Exchange Theatre. Around the World in *0 days is on and I've read the book and the Palin version but never seen the play. Tickets are reasonably priced. I get a seat in the 2nd tier. It is a bit like sitting on a perch but you see most... More

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Rawtenstall, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

One of the best performances I have ever been to. We had no idea what to expect and couldn't even really remember the story. Great acting, humorous with excellent story telling!

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