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Royal Exchange Theatre

St. Anns Square, Manchester M2 7DH, England
+44 161 833 9833
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Great atmosphere

Billy Joel was great, will definitely back me and my wife loved it! The only down side was the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
simonpwilliams7663
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Another superb performance at the Royal exchange

Last night we were treated to a special performance from the stellar Maxine Peake in this superb... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Euaan L
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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St. Anns Square, Manchester M2 7DH, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Billy Joel was great, will definitely back me and my wife loved it! The only down side was the queue for drinks

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Last night we were treated to a special performance from the stellar Maxine Peake in this superb production of Happy days.The rotation of the inventive stage set and the dramatic sounds and visuals really added another dynamic to this complex multi layered Becket classic. Like...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were down in Manchester for the weekend to see Billy Joel on the Saturday and spotted the amazing Maxine Peake playing at this theatre so we bought tickets for the Friday night. This theatre is truly amazing and like no theatre I’ve ever been...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is totally different than I'm used to, because the stage is a circle and you're sitting in this giant construction all around it. It was really nice and we really enjoyed the show we watched (Happy Days). We also got a lot of discount...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this theatre. As you sit and look around at the building it’s stunning. The seating offers a view that you can see from all seats. The staff working here are always professional and helpful. The sound and lights are of a high quality.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and like to take in a show in whichever city that we are visiting. We saw that The Cherry Orchard was playing while we were in Manchester and booked a matinee. The quality of the acting was excellent and ticket prices were very...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2018

This theatre has everything. An excellent play tonight, The Cherry Orchard, and refreshments to suit everyone. This old building is worth a visit and even better if you can book a seat for whichever drama is on. I come here regularly so am confident in...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2018

We had the pleasure of attending a production of Chekov's 'The Cherry Orchard'. The production had it's complexities, but the theatre is a modern arts delight - loved it!

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

I was shopping in Manchester and nipped in here for a quick look. Amazing building with a theatre in the round in the middle. Also a lovely looking cafe/restaurant . Very calm and relaxing atmosphere I definately want to see a show here sometime.

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

We had a very enjoyable evening at the Royal Exchange. The pre performance meal in The Rivals was very good and took the stress out of arriving in time for the performance. The seats were very good, front row in the first gallery, plenty of...More

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joshuadsteiner
January 25, 2018|
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Response from Phil B | Reviewed this property |
I always prefer to sit on the front row of the 1st tier (i.e. up stairs looking down on the action.) As long as you book in advance, I've seldom had a problem getting the seats that I want. Great theatre, enjoy.
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Linda C
October 15, 2017|
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Response from Gabs172016 | Reviewed this property |
As the theatre is so small , all the seats are pretty good , we prefer the stalls , and if you don't like heights they are your best bet.
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Zena T
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