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Royal Exchange Theatre

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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Another great show

Love this theatre. We have been many times. This time to see "The Producers". Wondered how that... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Buxton, United Kingdom
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Fabulous modern theatre.

Saw The Producers here. Managed to get last minute tickets that were released after the banquette... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ripon, United Kingdom
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St. Anns Square, Manchester M2 7DH, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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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Reviewed 4 days ago

Intimate feeling theatre space. The Royal Exchange is a beautiful building and it’s great that it’s used to provide high quality theatre in the North. There is a cafe and bar. The website is easy to use.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Penrithperson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time here but what a wonderful venue. Very intimate. You almost feel like you’re on stage with the performers. The show itself was fantastic. I will definitely be checking out this place again for future shows.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TheDamBuilders
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bought the tickets 7 months ago. Went tonight and laughter did not stop. The actors were very good and with boundless energy too ! It was so good we'll have to book more tickets tomorrow. Go see the show, you won't be disappointed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mike1952
Reviewed 1 week ago

The current production of the musical version of The Producers is a terrific show. The smooth presentation made light of the theatre in the round which potentially makes this a difficult show to stage. The cast are outstanding and the costume changes required were executed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to watch the producer but I have to say the stage itself is what made the difference. The stage is a building within another building and it is a circle meaning there is no backstage. This adds a layer of challenge to stage...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kerilui
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the Royal Exchange since Guys and Dolls a year ago, and I doubted whether this year's The Producers could reach it's excellence. But yes, it surpassed it! I was already familiar with the theme from the film, but this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johnlefley407
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Outstanding performance of The Producers. Cast selection is perfect, the flow of the show impeccable. A must see! As for the venue itself, it’s a great building steeped in history. The layout allows for a great view all round and it is so much more...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Matt M
Reviewed December 14, 2018

We went to see the Producers, a very good show with great music and cast who all worked very hard, When you think they are doing 8 shows a week which takes a lot of energy!! Thank you great show.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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.
Zena T
April 25, 2017|
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Definately Exchange Square
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Stockport, United Kingdom
Royal Exchange The House of Barnarda Alba (4 Replies)
HI I am a regular visitor to the Royal Exchange theatre they have on a play called 'The house of Barnarda Alba', I know next to nothing about it apart from what I have read on the internet. Has anyone been to see the Royal exchange to see this, and what it is like?. If we go we will probably go on the saturday, with me queing up very early for banquet tickets.
February 22, 2017|
Response fromMysticManc|
Not sure about that play Baz but getting the right seats at the Exchange does make a difference. I find the second gallery, especially row two, is too high to see everything and you have to look over a bit. I was in the front row once, it was like being in the play. I think those seats come with an Equity card.
Brona Richard R
Dublin, Ireland
Public Transport in Manchester (12 Replies)
I am travelling to Manchester for one night and staying in the Ramada Inn in Salford Quays. We are going to see a play at the Royal Exchange theatre. What is the most direct way to get from the airport to the city centre and then to Salford quays. Is it cheaper to get a taxi from the airport for 4 people or is the train better value? Also I understand there is a metro link near the hotel will this take us near the Theatre or would a taxi be better? Lastly any suggestion for a good value...More
May 08, 2011|
Response fromPhil-the-bus|
Yes, the Salford Quays metrolink (tram) stop appears to be almost opposite the hotel. By public transport, therefore, the easiest way of getting there from the Airport would be to take a train to Piccadilly Station, then transfer to the "Eccles" tram to Salford Quays. The cost for 4 people would be about £20 (I think you can buy a ticket at the airport train station that will take you on both the train and the tram). Not certain about Taxi costs but I would suspect that it will be more...More
Stockport, United Kingdom
Relaxed Performance Royal exchange (2 Replies)
Just to let people know the Royal exchange theatre are having a relaxed performance next tuesday 2nd May 2017 for the 2.30pm matinee, for anyone who knows someone who has autism or a learning disability a great chance to go to the theatre. Hopefully more theatres will follow their lead.
April 28, 2017|
Response frombazonian2015|
The more the better for me. All worth mentioning to highlight it for people.