Royal Exchange Theatre

Susie Stubbs
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 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.

  • 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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Gypsy at the Royal Exchange
Theatre 30 November 2019–25 January 2020, from £25.50

Gypsy at the Royal Exchange

Light Falls at the Royal Exchange. Credit: Manuel Harlan
Theatre 24 October–16 November 2019, from £7.00

Light Falls at the Royal Exchange

West Side Story at the Royal Exchange
Theatre 18 April–23 May 2020, from £10.00

West Side Story at the Royal Exchange

Things to do right now

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Cinema 10–14 November 2019, from £9

Manchester Animation Festival at HOME

Light Falls at the Royal Exchange. Credit: Manuel Harlan
Theatre 24 October–16 November 2019, from £7.00

Light Falls at the Royal Exchange

tours and activities
Activity 12 October–23 November 2019, from £14.5

Silent Adventures Silent disco tours

Activity 26 March–26 November 2019, from £17

Tours of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House and The Pankhurst Centre

Guitar Lessons
Activity 25 September–27 November 2019, FREE

Guitar Lessons for Beginners at Partisan

Activity 7 May–7 December 2019, FREE

National Football Museum Guided Tours

Music 15 October–12 December 2019, from £5

RNCM Autumn Season

Manchester Christmas Markets 2020
Families 8 November–21 December 2019, FREE

Manchester Christmas Markets 2020