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Royal Exchange Theatre

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Address: St. Ann's 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
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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A great theatre.

As a season ticket holder I am rarely disappointed and frequently surprised by a great play which didn't sound that good. There is always high quality acting and a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a season ticket holder I am rarely disappointed and frequently surprised by a great play which didn't sound that good. There is always high quality acting and a great experience.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really positive experience for me and my family. I love this place and would definitely return. Watched Taming of The Shrew a while back and thought it was excellent! A really great production where you can see the actors really up close and personal! I recommend sitting on the middle or the ground floors though as it can be... More 

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

Went to see a show, The night watch. Great show and experience, would recommend watching a show here, interior decor is great. Ideal location and great prices

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

Went to see Nightwatch . Really powerful production, always made more intimate because of the " production in the round " .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Royal exchange is a wonderful theatre ! The round experience means you feel involved with the actors and the productions are alway innovative with amazing cast

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Theatre is great, different, basically looking down on the stage, not a bad seat in the place Good bar for drinks before, interval and after

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to see WIT with Julie Hesmondhalgh in January of this year. The performance just blew me away. I am a healthcare professional working with cancer patients. The whole performance had a profound effect on me so powerful. Julie was truly amazing. Last month I saw King Lear with Don Warrington (remember rising damp) He gave an excellent performance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Regular theatre goer, Palace is just across the road, but, never been to the Royal Exchange. Walk in, head snaps back so fast to look at the incredible interior I almost fall over. Then.. huh?... whats this? A freaky spaceship looking thing in the middle of the room.. Thats a theatre? really? YES.. it jolly well is, and its awesome.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I have been to this theatre on many occasions and never been disappointed. Good views of the stage. Beautiful old building. Contains bars and shops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

A large airy space with the theatre module in the centre. The space around consists of a restaurant, cafe, bar, craft shop where you can sit and relax. The module theatre is a round theatre, so all the shows are a 360 degree experience. The front row seats are at stage level, so you're literelly right next to the cast.

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