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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
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
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
An interesting array of performances, regular smaller interactive sessions and workshops (hit and miss, but always ambitious!). The round theatre has a great view wherever you sit, and there are some great value seats - especially if you purchase on the day. The shop sells...More
For my first visit to the Royal Exchange, I came to see Happy Days. I have never been to a theatre-in-the-round before: the layout is fascinating, especially as the stage was constantly (but ever so slowly!) moving during the performance.
I got a very good...More
Last night we were treated to a special performance from the stellar Maxine Peake in this superb production of Happy days.The rotation of the inventive stage set and the dramatic sounds and visuals really added another dynamic to this complex multi layered Becket classic.
We were down in Manchester for the weekend to see Billy Joel on the Saturday and spotted the amazing Maxine Peake playing at this theatre so we bought tickets for the Friday night. This theatre is truly amazing and like no theatre I’ve ever been...More
It is totally different than I'm used to, because the stage is a circle and you're sitting in this giant construction all around it. It was really nice and we really enjoyed the show we watched (Happy Days). We also got a lot of discount...More
I love this theatre. As you sit and look around at the building it’s stunning. The seating offers a view that you can see from all seats. The staff working here are always professional and helpful. The sound and lights are of a high quality.
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.