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“Cotton exchange”

Royal Exchange Theatre
Ranked #6 of 188 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Cotton exchange”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

Go here even if not to an event...its worth sitting and having a coffee just to absorb the splendid interior of an archtectural gem.

Visited December 2012
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Bath, United Kingdom
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“IMMERSIVE THEATRE EXPERIENCE”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

This unique theatre in the round produces some amazing work and is also a great place to visit for food, drink and crafts

Visited December 2012
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Skipton
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“Magnificent building. Great theatre.”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

A must see. Look around inside (any time).
Book a show in the main theatre in the round. There are always some seats available 'on the day'. See website for details.

Visited December 2012
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Lancashire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Quite pleasant really”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

Popped in here for the Dazzle exhibition, which as always was lovely to see.

There is a cafe in there that seemed pleasant enough, but the real gem was the craft shop, lovely friendly staff and some nice pieces

Visited December 2012
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Manchester, England
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Modern Playhouse”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

One is never far from the playing area as it is "in the round". The cafe serves well-presented food.

Visited May 2012
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