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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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The Producers

Outstanding performance of The Producers. Cast selection is perfect, the flow of the show... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Matt M
Manchester, United Kingdom
to see play with friends

We went to see the Producers, a very good show with great music and cast who all worked very hard... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Joe H
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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
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Reviewed 4 days 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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to see one of the preview performances of The Producers at the beginning of December and loved it - it's a great night out! It was a joy to watch from start to finish, full of fantastic performances by the whole cast, great...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here to see a production, sat in the bunket right in the front row on a preview night (£5 ticket!) It was an awesome experience. The stage is a makeshift in the round experience and it really is something special. Would be 5 stars...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Showing friends from Bulgaria around Manchester. Went in for coffee, and to show them the amazing theatre structure sitting in the hall of the old cotton exchange trading floor. Doors to auditorium were open, we peeped inside. Rehearsal in course. Friends were impressed with setting.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just watched this splendid production of Death of a Salesman. Don Warrington was superb and the rest of the cast were excellent. This theatre in the round has an atmosphere so unlike other theatres. The Royal Exchange building is beautiful and it’s worth a visit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great to watch live theatre. There are no bad seats and the productions are excellent. Coffee of drinks in the exchange are good value.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

I just love visiting this theatre and watching a superb production in the round. As always, a lovely atmosphere as a diverse mix of people come together for an evening of brilliant entertainment in wonderful surroundings. It’s been too long since my last visit (I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RWandfamily
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester Located in ST. Annes Square This is a good place to visit. It is an impressive domed building with round central stage and tiered seating, It also has café area for relaxing drink and snack. Regards Gary Saunders

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gary S
Reviewed October 29, 2018

We love coming here either to the theatre or just to eat. A fabulous building inside and out retaining a lot of its original features and character.

Date of experience: May 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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Response from Steve_Grant1 | Reviewed this property |
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
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
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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.