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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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Fabulous theatre!

This is really different to your traditional proscenium arch theatre. It's "in the round" - with seats... all the way round! Quite small, but very versatile. I came to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is really different to your traditional proscenium arch theatre. It's "in the round" - with seats... all the way round! Quite small, but very versatile. I came to see Hamlet, when they had traditional seating in the "stalls", but have just been to see The Skriker - and they've ripped out all those seats and put in chairs around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We came for an afternoon coffee and ginger beer, as well as to seek shelter from the rain. Terrific place. One the largest open expanse of floor in Europe. Now there is a cutting edge theatre in the round that has the looks of an alien space ship. Craft shop, bar, toilets as well as restaurant, cafe and theatre.

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Halifax. England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Maxine Peake at her very best. The evening was amazing - theatre was full, people queuing for returns. The bar is good value, cafe closed on the evening of the performance. Staff were great, knowledgeable and friendly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The venue used to be the Royal Exchange but it has been renovated and made into a modern auditorium where the acoustic is good and the seating comfortable. Watching a show there is quite an experience but you'd better book your tickets in advance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My friends and I went to see the Skriker and we weren't disappointed. It was electrifying and the performance was just amazing. I would recommend people to watch this before it ends on the 1st of August!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A lovely building with very good facilities. There is of course a fantastic theatre but also a cafe which is excellent and the staff are brilliant. The service is without doubt the best in a theatre I have been to in some time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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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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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