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Royal Exchange Theatre

St. Anns Square, Manchester M2 7DH, England
+44 161 833 9833
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Incredible venue

Not been for years and had actually forgotten how fabulous it was as a venue and theatre. There was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
sarahbManchester
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Fantastic show in extraordinary surroundings

This was out first visit to the Royal Exchange Theatre and it didn't disappoint! The building... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
claire0nthem0ve
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Manchester, 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, with over 125 premieres in the theatre history! The unique design means that none of the 760 seats are more than nine metres from the circular stage, with seats placed all around the auditorium, giving views from all angles.The Great Hall surrounds the Theatre, and this houses The Round restaurant, Bar Exchange, the Craft Shop and exhibitions, the Education Lounge and workshops, the Information Point, the Mezzanine Gallery exhibitions, as well as Friday evenings' FREE entertainment SPECIAL FX.And we're open on a Sunday too! With brunch served in our Great Hall cafe and free entertainment during the day.
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St. Anns Square, Manchester M2 7DH, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not been for years and had actually forgotten how fabulous it was as a venue and theatre. There was plenty of seating. 2 bars a cafe restaurant. Shops selling handmade goods. Went to see guys and dolls and wgat a show that was. Absolutely flawless....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was out first visit to the Royal Exchange Theatre and it didn't disappoint! The building itself is stunning and the information about the history of the building is fascinating. The way the theatre has been designed is really unusual and adds something extra to...More

Thank claire0nthem0ve
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit to the Royal Exchange, blown away by Guys and Dolls and the theatre was great. Great view from all sides, catering and facilities all top notch.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Royal Exchange for the first time for ages to see this highly recommended musical. We were not disappointed. A last minute booking got us seats at the back of stalls, a pretty good place to be, but we are both tall, so I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw this yesterday, what an amazing show. We've been to the Royal Exchange a number of times and if I'm honest I would say we were 50/50 on the shows that we have seen - some we have got and some we haven't -...More

Thank AndyWoodward1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous evening here on Friday, watching the amazing Guys and Dolls. This is one of my favourite theatres to visit. It doesn't matter where you sit, you dan always see and feel close to the action. It has a great bar and...More

Thank Jo B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

WOW - For my husband and I, our first musical and visit to this theatre. Both have rekindled our love of theatre. The Royal Exchange offers the audience a welcoming feeling, as if you form part of the show. Guys and Dolls will stay with...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As with previous reviews this is an excellent show. Absolutely fantastic production and never wanted it to end. Wow ! A must see.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got two last minute tickets to see Guys and Dolls what a treat.Great show with a superb cast, the acting and singing were really fabulous.Felt almost part of the show we were that close to the action. Excellent views from our seats and the theatre...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We can't really overstate the pleasure we had, nor count the number of times that we have said ''Wasn't that brilliant?'' We didn't know the show , just some of the music . The choreography for 'Sit down you 're rocking the boat' was splendid...More

Thank Essaress
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joshuadsteiner
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.
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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.
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Zena T
26 April 2017|
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Response from Steve_Grant1 | Reviewed this property |
Definately Exchange Square
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