The Royal Exchange is a former Victorian trading hall that became a theatre back in 1973. It was severely damaged by the 1996 IRA bomb that ripped the heart out of Manchester’s city centre, underwent a £32m redevelopment and reopened two years later with its seven-sided glass and steel theatre-in-the-round fully updated too. This innovative performance space squats inside the Victorian Great Hall a little like an alien interloper making the Royal Exchange is one of the most celebrated theatres in the country, highly regarded for both new writing and its take on the classics. It also houses a smaller Studio performance space, cafe and bar, as well as a small shop.
St Ann's Square
Telephone: 0161 833 9833
9:30am-7:30pm Mon-Sat; 11am-5pm Sun
Free / see specific performances for prices
Services and Facilities
performances, exhibitions, events, tours, shop, bars, café, restaurant
Commercial and hire services
Function rooms available, costume hire
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