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Royal Exchange Theatre

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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Walk in wander round and take in the awesome structure of the original exchange and the later... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Great space

We went into this area looking for the Manchester bees and we did indeed find several great ones... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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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...more
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St. Anns Square, Manchester M2 7DH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk in wander round and take in the awesome structure of the original exchange and the later theatre. All so huge all so clever. This really is a gem and should be visited by far more people - I thinkmany people think you cant go...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went into this area looking for the Manchester bees and we did indeed find several great ones. The space itself was a revelation though and I don't know why I've never been in here before. It is great architecture, super glass and all really...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited this theatre many times, I never actually thought I had a very good imagination until I experienced a performance here. The standard of acting is first class and the use of stage and props transports you to a time and place relevant...More

Thank Sorrentosarah
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Really interesting building Need to go inside to see what has been done to the building Very clever to make use of the building but leaving most of the original features in.

Thank Elaine L
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

This is a great theatre set in a beautiful Old building. We went to see Queens of the Coal Age which was brilliant. Its a theatre in the round so you really feel part of the play. The sets were minimal but you really felt...More

2  Thank Liz T
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Great show performance (Frankenstein - very well done) and atmosphere with access via two major Manchester streets

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Once inside this impressive building you are treated to a different experience of being able to navigate around the outside of the theatre! There are places to eat, drink and shop for different souvenirs of Manchester. A Maxine Peake key ring! Such a lovely pre...More

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Went to the RET to see Queen's of the Coal age. The building is a stunning venue, very well adapted to performance whilst retaining the original character and atmosphere. The stage area is highly adaptable and allows innovative and original stage directions providing an excellent...More

Thank MarkL2012
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Went to see Queens of the Coal age as a birthday treat with family age from 19-70+ . Entered from St Ann’s Square and found the steps very steep. It is a beautiful building and the inside is open and inviting. Coffee bar and alcohol...More

Thank Bluerobin59
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Maxine Peake's 'Queens of the Coal Mine'brilliantly played. A treat to see humour used so cleverly as a true story unfolded. The Royal Exchange theatre is run by a charity apparently. It is well run and set inside a beautiful old building. We understand that...More

Thank kath s
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25 January 2018|
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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.
Linda C
16 October 2017|
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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.
Zena T
26 April 2017|
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Response from Steve_Grant1 | Reviewed this property |
Definately Exchange Square