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“a wonderful building - pity about the plays”

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.
Reviewed January 13, 2013

The building is wonderful but the programme of plays is very mixed. It either the old faithfuls like Shakespeare and Shaw or very modern experimental offerings. Choose your production carefully and you'll have a great experience

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

visited the theatre to see the christmas show twice and the excellent reviews were accurate, music amazing. The theatre and the old building in which it is situated is significant and well presented.

Thank skiersuk
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

It was lovely to see, unfortunately it was closed for a performance but what I could see of it was beautiful and I hope to get a good look next time visiting manchester

Thank Fenric
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

You dont get what you expect once you enter this building. Its a massive lovely room with a theatre stand in the centre. This is really good and you can see the show very clearly. I would definately go here again.

Thank Natalie G
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Wonderful production , cat were very inventive in their range of persona and characters , loved the horse and ducks, really enjoyed the "In the Round Experience" .
Good to see the information on walls re buldings history including the impact of the terrorist bombings.

Thank suekf
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