Royal Exchange Theatre

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Photo of the interior of the Royal Exchange
Photo: Joel Fildes.

Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester, M2 7DH – Visit Now

The Royal Exchange Theatre is now back open, having just completed a successful run of Bloody Elle – A Gig Musical, the first from an exciting lineup of events and shows at this great venue taking place through the remainder of 2021.

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

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 one of the most unique and 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, café, The Rivals bar and restaurant, as well as a small shop.

  • St Ann’s Square
  • Manchester
  • M2 7DH
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 9:30am – 7:30pm
  • Tue: 9:30am – 7:30pm
  • Wed: 9:30am – 7:30pm
  • Thu: 9:30am – 7:30pm
  • Fri: 9:30am – 7:30pm
  • Sat: 9:30am – 7:30pm
  • Sun: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit

Admission Charges

Free / see specific performances for prices

Services and Facilities

performances, exhibitions, events, tours, shop, bars, café, restaurant

Accessibility

Disabled access

Commercial and hire services

Function rooms available, costume hire

Things to do at Royal Exchange Theatre

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Gecko: Kin at HOME

Families Until 1 October 2022, from £13.00

Mrs Doubtfire at Manchester Opera House

MFDF 2022
Festivals Until 2 October 2022,

Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2022

Cinema Until 3 October 2022, from £9.95

Not Just Bollywood at HOME

Music Until 5 October 2022, from £5.50

Sounds of Nature at The Stoller Hall

The Glass Menagerie at the Royal Exchange
Theatre Until 8 October 2022, from £10.00

The Glass Menagerie at the Royal Exchange

Electric Gamebox at the arndale
Childrens Until 22 October 2022, from £5.00

Electric Gamebox at The Arndale

Victoria Baths Guided Tour
Activity Until 26 October 2022, from £6

Victoria Baths Guided Tour

Illustration entitled ‘Because you cannot tame something so happily wild’ by Emily Hughes showing painted animals in a woodland setting
Exhibitions Until 30 October 2022, FREE

Picture This at The Lowry

vegan super club
Activity Until 25 November 2022, from £50

Supper Club at the Vegetarian Society Cookery School