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Palace Theatre

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Address: Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6FT, England
Phone Number: 08440 871 3019
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Great venue

This is a great historic building & exactly what you would expect from an old theatre. We enjoyed going to the little bar at the side of the theatre for pre-theatre drinks. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great historic building & exactly what you would expect from an old theatre. We enjoyed going to the little bar at the side of the theatre for pre-theatre drinks. The seats in the theatre are quite squashed, so an aisle seat would be handy if you are tall. Also in the circle was very steep and some... More 

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Halifax, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic show welll worth a visit, staff friendly and helpful, we were high up but still had a good view

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Thank Janet A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to see Billy elliot , got to say it was absolutely brilliant, I have never laughed so much in all my life. The palace theatre was a little tired looking around the bar area, and the sweets were very expensive, which is what you would expect I suppose. Staff were lovely though we had left our tickets at home... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic show with every member of the cast giving their all to entertain a packed theatre. Both funny and at times sad the show truly captured the emotions and nature of the mid 80's. Would point out that the language is reflective of a mining village as some members of the audience did seem slightly taken aback by it. Highly... More 

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Thank Stevie W
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here to watch matinee performance of billy Elliot which was fab the theatre is absolutely beautiful we sat in the stalls which have very good leg room and an excellent view unfortunately the stalls bar area left a lot to be desired!there seemed to be an off putting damp smell and a shortage of corkscrews !!

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Thank GMH13860
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing show. We had seats towards the back of the stalls. Much better leg room than the circle. View was very good, although one person 2 rows in front slightly blocked it- to be expected for a theatre. The biggest fault was the wine we ordered - they couldn't open it with a corkscrew so had to abandon our preshow... More 

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Thank Katie H
Hyde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been here several times over the years. Came this time to See John Edwards. Love this theater..It's easy to get too and never disappoints.

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Thank Annemarie M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic show tonight with very talented children. Our family of four really enjoyed our evening. Not suitable for younger children due to the amount of swearing throughout. When is the Palace theatre going to undergo a refurbishment? It's so old and tired looking with no leg room at all.

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Thank ArchietheWestie
Baslow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived 30 minutes before afternoon showtime. It was very busy but we were helped to find our seats in the stalls very promptly and courteously. Lots of legroom, temperature about right. Impressed. And what a performance. Billy Elliot exceeded all my expectations, absolutely brilliant.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at the theatre, immediately shouted over to a man checking bags well I say checking he rummaged through every bag like a customs officer looking for drugs!! We was made to feel like criminals.We went to the bar at the interval to be greeted by yet another unhelpful rude member of staff on the bar. Couldnt see any drink... More 

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