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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
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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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Amazing theatre in the round

Easily the best theatre in the North of England. Went to see the House of Bernarda Alba, with a disabled cast, amazing performances. Always incredible acting, great sets and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easily the best theatre in the North of England. Went to see the House of Bernarda Alba, with a disabled cast, amazing performances. Always incredible acting, great sets and props. If you go during the first week it is half price, with banquet tickets usually costing only £10 for cheap seats at the front, or £5 during the first week.... More 

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On our recent visit to Manchester we were looking for place to visit to get out of the wind and the rain and as a change from the nearby shops we chose to have a look inside The Royal Exchange.we were not disappointed the inside is rather awe inspiring though the construction of the theatre inside does detract from the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This very small theatre is I am sure quite unique with its circular construction with 3 tiers, stage level and 2 more. Be careful the front rows at stage level are very low bench type seats. We sat on row D at stage level good comfy seats, good veiw. Reasonably priced refreshments.

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Spaxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely modern circular theatre in fantastic old building. We always try to get the banquette tickets which are only available on the day of performance. The seats can feel a bit hard after a while. Stage is in the round and banquettes at stage level. Always a very good production and very effective stage set.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Royal Exchange Theatre and were pleasantly surprised. We saw Sweet Charity at the end of January and it was a wonderful production which we thoroughly enjoyed. The theatre itself is very modern and unusual as it is round a central stage which is on ground level and there are three levels all around it.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing production it was Bold, brassy and brilliantly conceived, Derek Bond’s revival of SWEET CHARITY breathes new life into Neil Simon’s bittersweet story. Instead of focusing on the women as victims, Bond’s dynamic production focuses on the humour of the piece, squeezing every last inch of comedy out of the script and adding a new dimension to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place just has to be the best theatre in the UK !! Never fails to deliver a first class show !! A must for theatre goers !!

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent venue where the theatre is built inside a classical building. The design is well structured. The auditorium itself is rare as it is theatre in the round with three audience levels.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately we didn't have time to see a show, but we did look inside this very interesting and beautiful building. The décor of the foyer is superb, and the staff were all very helpful and answered our questions. Maybe one day we shall have the opportunity to attend a performance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing venue and architecture in this building, helpful staff , an all round amazing day and different theatre experience seeing an amazing show sweet charity, will definitely go again

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