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Royal Exchange Theatre

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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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...more
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St. Anns Square, Manchester M2 7DH, England
+44 161 833 9833
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We started with eating a meal, which is in the Rivals restaurant, and great. Well situated, and well served, with food that was interesting and tasty. There's also a cafe there for light meals, salads. The play we saw (Barber Shop Chronicles) was incredibly exciting,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Mother Courage exceeded all our expectations. One of my daughters is doing Drama A-level and I thought this was a must see; we travelled up from London to see the show . I don't think any of us have stopped thinking about the play since...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

A great building, full of history. Busy, eating, drinking, talking. Then the Production. I remember both films and my father surprisingly laughing at the original film.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mikethenailer
Reviewed February 3, 2019

Latest show "The Producers" is an fantastic event, the energy of the all singing all dancing cast is breathtaking,the lead is fabulous. The theatre in the round is well suited to this production, the costumes are stunning, especially the "Chrysler building evening dress is a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mrtibs
Reviewed February 3, 2019

I went to queue outside the Royal Exchange Theatre from 7:30am for banquettes seats for £10 each for the finale of the Producers after hearing 5 star reviews everywhere. When i got to the theatre there was around 20 people in front of me and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank orlandouk
Reviewed February 3, 2019

Never been to the Royal Theatre before, it is situated within the exchange, at first looks like a metal meccano set . Once in the theatre it is round, wherever you are sat in any part of the theatre the whole of the stage is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank paters
Reviewed January 25, 2019

We paid our first visit to the Royal Exchange yesterday and were blown away. What an extraordinary building, in the vast and impressive setting of the former Manchester cotton exchange - looks almost like a futuristic spacecraft or huge metal sculpture that's just landed amidst...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

I watched Death of a Salesmen here and was impressed by the in the round theatre style. The building is very breathtaking and I would like to come back to the cafe and bar. The show itself was very good and reasonable priced. An ideal...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

Love this theatre. We have been many times. This time to see "The Producers". Wondered how that would work in the round...the answer is brilliantly well. Due to the size of the theatre and its circular nature you are right in the action. Definitely a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RRenton
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Saw The Producers here. Managed to get last minute tickets that were released after the banquette tickets. Circular seating round the stage so everyone can see. It is possible to get tickets for same night for £10 if you go in person at 0930 (you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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March 10, 2019|
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Response from rebeccalw21 | Reviewed this property |
They are a bit uncomfortable and the stairs are steep.
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.
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.