Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester, M2 7DH – Visit Now
The Royal Exchange is a former 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.
Admission ChargesFree / see specific performances for prices
Services and Facilitiesperformances, exhibitions, events, tours, shop, bars, café, restaurant
Commercial and hire servicesFunction rooms available, costume hire
Because of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, we are unable to bring you our usual recommendations for things to do in Manchester and the North. Our thoughts at this time are with our readers and with the organisations and businesses who make the North of England a great place to live and visit. We hope you stay well and look forward to sharing more unmissable events and places with you later in the year.
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Please note – many of the venues on our site will be closed and events either postponed or cancelled. Please check the venue website for details.