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Royal Exchange Theatre

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Address: St. Anns Square, Manchester M2 7DH, England
Phone Number:
+44 161 833 9833
Today
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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Sweet Charity Show

Was lucky enough that my daughter and I got tickets to go and see this wonderful show. It was such an experience to be in this wonderful venue you felt like you were part of the... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was lucky enough that my daughter and I got tickets to go and see this wonderful show. It was such an experience to be in this wonderful venue you felt like you were part of the show itself. What a beautiful theatre.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Attended a performance of "Sweet Charity" in a theatre we have passed many times, but never ventured in. Its a bit like the Tardis when you first enter, to find four cafes for every choice, The Theatre sits like a lunar module inside this fantastic vbictorian edifice and provides a very intimate arrangement in the round which worked very well... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely venue . Theatre in the round, surprised how well it had adapted a musical, scenery moving was well orchestrated and costumes in keeping with the era. The cast were excellent the show was Sweet Charity which is well know so expectations were high and it did not disappoint. The meal in the restaurant before the show was not... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This marvellous space(age) theatre has really stepped up and become much more adventurous with plays, actors and direction. Recently saw Maxine Peake as a wonderful Hamlet and later Don Warrington's brilliant Lear. Both unmissable. Also a great piece of architecture with a fine restaurant and cafe. The theatre is worth a visit in itself. Remarkable!

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Thank racoles
Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed the show 'Sweet Charity'. One of the best experiences I've had at a theatre. My husband and I were lucky enough to sit on the front row, and truly enjoyed the play. Couldn't fault the cast, staging or overall production. My husband surprisingly enjoyed the singing and dancing. The price of the tickets were only £10 which was... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a super show the people we were with had never been to the theatre and was very impressed . We certainly will be visiting again

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the relaxed performance of the production Sweet Charity. We particularly enjoyed how each of the actors and actress introduced themselves and their characters. Fabulous use of space, great costumes and magnificent voices. It was made special by a little girl on the front who replied to a question posed to Charity. Did she want any dinner? The... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow excellent view and in the round which the actors performed beautifully. Even though there was a technical fault when we visited it was dealt with and the show went on. Amazing.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first visit to the Royal exchange and it's such a fantastic setting , very intimate with lots of space around you to mingle before the show . Would highly recommend it

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm used to seeing theatre shows.....this venue doesn't disappoint. £4 for a bottle of coke and the smallest packet of beef kettle chips. Seems a tad steep don't you think? No offer of a glass with ice and a slice. We wanted a filter coffee during the interval. The stressed out x2 staff members gave a blunt answer - 'the... More 

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