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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 126 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This queue and get drinks, sandwiches, snacks was slow to serve. When served the staff are boardering on rude, they have an attitude that comes across as 'I don't want to be here and you're the reason why'! I was pretty appalled at such 'service'. The tables were filthy, staff just didn't seem to be bothered. The food is very... More

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Rochdale, Lancashire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A superb theatre but also a great place to dine or just call for a coffee/beer/wine/snack. There is nothing not to like, unless the performance is not to your taste. An historic building being fully utilised.

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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Just a fab experience for young or old arty or just interested and pleasant staff on hand to help. Would recommend a visit at least once if you visit Manchester on a regular basis

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Bury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

There are some excellent plays and we really like the layout of the theatre. There is also a theatre shop and lots of arts and crafts on display.

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North Staffs
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Lovely for those of advancing years; Fab cafe for the silver surfers. Good value, good food and a pleasant setting

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Beautiful interior which is what we went to look at. Not too sure of the neon lights though. Lovely unusual crafts for sale? Have not been to a production.

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Manchester
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is one of my favourite buildings in manchester, the interior is beautiful. The circular theatre is fantastic and the use of the space is inspired. It is also an absolutely fantastic theatre, I've been coming for years and every production I've seen in the theatre has been engaging, thoughtful and creative. Each season there is a varied selection of... More

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New Mills, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This was my grandchildren's first experience of the Royal Exchange and they loved it. I can't wait to take them to something else.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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