Palace Theatre

Polly Checkland Harding
Photo of the frontage of The Palace Theatre
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Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT – Visit Now

The Palace Theatre of Varieties opened in 1891 with an initial capacity of 3,675. It’s seating size reduced over the years to accommodate an extended stage and dressing room facilities – but The Palace Theatre is still one of Manchester’s major venues, with a particular focus on touring productions. Expect (slightly faded) splendour.

  • 97 Oxford Street
  • Manchester
  • M1 6FT
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 12:00am – 12:00am
  • Tue: Closed
  • Wed: Closed
  • Thu: Closed
  • Fri: Closed
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit


The Palace Theatre regularly schedule BSL, Audio Described and Captioned performances, for more information or a full list please call Gemma on 0161 245 6605 or email There are 4 wheelchair spaces at the Palace Theatre, There is an accessible toilet on the circle level. The stalls is down 15 steps with no lift access and there are a minimum of 2 steps up into all toilets in the stalls. We have a dual channel infra-red sound enhancement system in the auditorium. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome at the Palace Theatre and they can stay with you while you are in the Theatre.

Commercial and hire services

The Palace Theatre has a magnificent auditorium with a traditional proscenium arch stage and seating capacity of 1,955, making it suitable for one-off hires, conference and events.

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