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Great venue, fine production

Friends treated us to a performance of 'The Return of the Soldier' at this theatre. We hadn't heard... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fantastic venue and brilliant production - Closets

This was my first visit to this theatre and it won’t be the last - actually I’ve already booked... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paul C
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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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 5 days ago

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

Thank DocDavid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

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

Thank Donna T
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We went to see “Aspects of love” on a Saturday matinee and loved it. If you are looking for a West End type venue then maybe this is not for you, although the production and actors were all up to this standard. The theatre is...More

Thank bernard-j5
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

This is the best location for musicals Manchester has had for many decades. The building is superb part of Victorian history. A wonderful eclectic bar serving marvellous snacky type food , a variety of drinks including perfect coffee. At best the theatre can seat perhaps...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Having lived in Manchester for nearly a year, I finally visited Hope Mill for the first time this week. While the performance I saw was unexceptional (Guy: A New Musical), it’s a charming sort of venue and the seats were good. They’re unreserved: you’re allocated...More

Thank TheFussyTeenager
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Have seen quite a few shows here over the years and have yet to walk away with any complaints. Every production is of an amazing quality, staff are always friendly, the venue is beautiful and its just overall one of the best (probably my favourite)...More

Thank AdamsR_5_
Reviewed 1 June 2018

This pretty little theatre space is just beautiful. A lovely relaxed bar and eating area lead you through to the awesome theatre space. The production we saw just SUPERB - in fact they must be doing something right as all shows here appear to be...More

Thank Jules123Mac
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Very characterful small theatre with a nice lounge/bar. Not far from Manchester city centre. Gives the impression of being run by a small team with a human touch. A few weeks before the show, I unfortunately suffered a back injury, and was struggling to walk...More

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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