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Royal Exchange Theatre

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Address: St. Anns 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
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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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EXCELLENT THEATRE

The Building is quite unique and there is so much history there. It is always a pleasure to watch a play there as you actually feel part of the show. I took my friends from Surrey... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Building is quite unique and there is so much history there. It is always a pleasure to watch a play there as you actually feel part of the show. I took my friends from Surrey there a couple of years ago-they loved it

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Sale, Cheshire, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Every production is first class, the staging and set designs are often breathtaking in their ingenuity. The seating in the round makes it an intimate experience and most enjoyable.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very unique and lovely place to go. You feel part of the show since the seating is very close to the stage. It feels very Shakespearean due to the globe theatre look and the acting is incredible. Brilliant for all of the family!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

not been to this theatre for years and when I did all those years ago went to see the magistrate very funny all my family have not forgotten it we laught till we cryed,but to go now very high brow plays not good to enjoy or watch,looked at the coming programe and all morose plays or high brow,not for me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The building itself is worth a look even if you're just passing by. Beautiful converted stock exchange with the theatre pod landed in its centre. There is a cafe inside, as well as a small gift shop showcasing works by small businesses and solo artists. Productions can be hit and miss. At their best though the Royal Exchange has provided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our way to the MUSI, we (myself and grandson) called into the Exchange Theatre to have a look round, my grandson was impressed with how a theatre could be built inside such a place,

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been visiting Royal Exchange for over 40 years, the experience never wanes. Always polite staff everywhere. Great performances and always fab set up. My favourite theatre in Manchester. Most definitely worth a visit/experience if you've never visited.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I not only went here for see the performance but mostly enjoy the beauty of the building from outside to inside.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited twice to watch performances at the Royal Exchange and loved them both. The theatre in the round is fabulous and productions always very enjoyable. It is a lovely, intimate size without feeling like you are on top of the performers. I also visit most weeks for coffee and snacks on my lunch hour (work in Manchester) as... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply love this theatre in the heart of Manchester. The main theatre is performed in the round which gives a great experience, for a different experience try the studio theatre which puts on different performances its small and intimate. Try a behind the scenes tour to see the amazing architecture of this wonderful building followed by a visit to the... More 

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