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Rags the Musical

We visited to see Rags. Wow! What a marvellous production. Moving, funny and most engaging. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

First time seeing a production at Hope Mill Theatre. What a great experience! It's a small... read more

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Hope Mill Theatre is situated in the Grade II listed Hope Mill – a former cotton mill, close to the city of Manchester. This 5 storey mill is home to a number of creative’s studios and now home to Hope Mill Theatre, an in house producing and...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Hope Mill 113 Pollard Street, Manchester M4 7JA, England
+44 7830 288728
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited to see Rags. Wow! What a marvellous production. Moving, funny and most engaging. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Very intimate fringe theatre, but West end worthy production. Everything about this theatre was charming. Would recommend.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time seeing a production at Hope Mill Theatre. What a great experience! It's a small independent venue - check out their website for their story - with an intimate performance space, great bar area & lovely staff. We went to see Rags which was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

A great fringe theatre a little out of the city centre. Very informal with a great atmosphere. We went to see a fantastic new show called Club Mex, which is very immersive with the audience and cast mixed in the “auditorium “. Must go not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Peter T
Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

What a great performance. Best production yet. Each previous one good but this one excelled. Immersion theatre I love it!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank chrisndjak
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to two productions here (Aspects of Love and Putting It Together) and have been absolutely blown away by the high standard. It’s a small theatre seating just over 100 people which actually enhances the experience as you feel part of the play. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cheshireraven
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

A beautiful charming little theatre in the Ancoats area of Manchester. I have watched many shows here and have loved every single one!! It’s such a lovely close intimate atmosphere. Watched Putting it together recently, it was fantastic and very funny!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CraigE1119
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Friends treated us to a performance of 'The Return of the Soldier' at this theatre. We hadn't heard of the place before, but we were immensely impressed with how this former industrial space has been transformed, yet retaining so many original features. Great bar/cafe area,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

This was my first visit to this theatre and it won’t be the last - actually I’ve already booked tickets for October. This theatre is not just about coming to see a show it’s much more than that - it’s a whole experience. You are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

My first visit to this little gem in manchester.From the box office entry to the bar staff actors and everyone alike this place is a must see.very well run grab a pizza pre show or have a drink.The musical was a breath of fresh air...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Valentino1546
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Great little theatre, a work in progress in terms of interior decor/ glamour- but all the more charming for it. The bar area is quite bohemian utilising a variety of shabby chic chairs & tables whilst surrounded by former props, but the welcome & atmosphere...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Liz C | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I arrived about 1hr before the performance and was told that I would be in the first group that would be called (you were given a coloured token when you showed your ticket to a staff member at the bar). I got a seat... More
26 November 2017|
Response from wriggers1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. There is a small car park on the premises. We travelled by tram but our friends parked there without difficulty. Access at night is not well lit and quite narrow so drive slowly down the road so as not... More