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Royal Exchange Theatre

St. Anns Square, Manchester M2 7DH, England
+44 161 833 9833
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Great Venue for Theatre!

My husband and like to take in a show in whichever city that we are visiting. We saw that The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
M4maM4nn
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Monett, Missouri
Theatre with a group

This theatre has everything. An excellent play tonight, The Cherry Orchard, and refreshments to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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We're an award-winning producing Theatre in the centre of Manchester. As well as classics from William Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, Oscar Wilde, Noel Coward, and Anton Chekhov, we're also one of the country's leading theatres for new writing, with over 125 premieres in the theatre history! The unique design means that none of the 760 seats are more than nine metres from the circular stage, with seats placed all around the auditorium, giving views from all angles.The Great Hall surrounds the Theatre, and this houses The Round restaurant, Bar Exchange, the Craft Shop and exhibitions, the Education Lounge and workshops, the Information Point, the Mezzanine Gallery exhibitions, as well as Friday evenings' FREE entertainment SPECIAL FX.And we're open on a Sunday too! With brunch served in our Great Hall cafe and free entertainment during the day.
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St. Anns Square, Manchester M2 7DH, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and like to take in a show in whichever city that we are visiting. We saw that The Cherry Orchard was playing while we were in Manchester and booked a matinee. The quality of the acting was excellent and ticket prices were very...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This theatre has everything. An excellent play tonight, The Cherry Orchard, and refreshments to suit everyone. This old building is worth a visit and even better if you can book a seat for whichever drama is on. I come here regularly so am confident in...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had the pleasure of attending a production of Chekov's 'The Cherry Orchard'. The production had it's complexities, but the theatre is a modern arts delight - loved it!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was shopping in Manchester and nipped in here for a quick look. Amazing building with a theatre in the round in the middle. Also a lovely looking cafe/restaurant . Very calm and relaxing atmosphere I definately want to see a show here sometime.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We had a very enjoyable evening at the Royal Exchange. The pre performance meal in The Rivals was very good and took the stress out of arriving in time for the performance. The seats were very good, front row in the first gallery, plenty of...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We saw Frankenstein here today, the really small cast put on an excellent show, the special effects were really clever and made us all jump in our seats on more than one occasion and the hidden compartments in the floor revealed some sometimes grisly items,...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

It's going to be different for everyone depending on what your there to See, but the toilets need an update .

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

We enjoy the programme offered by the theatre and book seats up early to ensure a good view. The stage is in the centre of the seating which can make seat booking a bit of a gamble and we have on occasion found ourselves at...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

I always look forward to enjoying a performance in Manchester's wonderful Royal Exchange Theatre, which is visually stunning - a futuristic, three-tiered heptagonal structure dropped gracefully into the grand interior majesty of this iconic building - and that alone is worth the visit. The productions...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Went to the Saturday matinee and once again good to see a well attended performance. Husband Tightwad was convinced that the horror would include fake blood being squirted at the audience and perhaps sinister characters mingling with the audience. He was wrong . He had...More

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joshuadsteiner
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Response from Phil B | Reviewed this property |
I always prefer to sit on the front row of the 1st tier (i.e. up stairs looking down on the action.) As long as you book in advance, I've seldom had a problem getting the seats that I want. Great theatre, enjoy.
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Linda C
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Response from Gabs172016 | Reviewed this property |
As the theatre is so small , all the seats are pretty good , we prefer the stalls , and if you don't like heights they are your best bet.
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Zena T
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