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“Great atmosphere”

Royal Exchange Theatre
Ranked #7 of 190 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 August 18, 2013 via mobile

The Royal Exchange is a wonderful theatre and when it's full, the atmosphere is wonderful. The production of To Kill a Mockingbird was fabulous and really great value for money.

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Reviewed August 15, 2013

The Royal Exchange is one of the most intimate theatre's I've been to. When a performance is good it really shines - the use of the roof space to bring props down to the stage and with it being in the round, really can make for a unique experience.

Recently went to see a production of 'Too Clever By Half' which is a very funny 'laugh out loud' farcical comedy. Beautifully scripted, acted and stage managed.

Well done Royal Exchange. Keep up the good work.

4  Thank DavenAndrea
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

A great theatre beautifully housed and well worth visiting for the restaurant and to view the magnificent surroundings even if one isn't catching a play at the time

2  Thank Frank O
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

A lovely modern construction of a theatre within a very grand Victorian royal exchange building. You can stroll in and use the cafe anytime of day and it is well worth a visit just to do that. My only advice if going to the theatre is avoid the front row unless you don't mind nearly sitting on the floor!

2  Thank Martin186361
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

I'm a regular theatre goer and the Royal Exchange is my absolute favourite venue.
The outer building is steeped in history whilst the state of the art acting area is breathtakingly innovative. The standard of production and acting is always first class. Don't leave Manchester without a visit

1  Thank Dave C
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