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11 September 14 - 25 October 14
A Series of Increasingly Impossible Acts
21 October 14 - 01 November 14
Secret Theatre
21 October 14 - 01 November 14
Chamber Piece
23 October 14 - 25 October 14
Show 6
30 October 14 - 01 November 14
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
30 October 14 - 29 November 14
04 November 14 - 08 November 14
Manchester Literature Festival Presents: John Lahr
06 November 14
11 November 14
Playwriting for the Classroom
12 November 14 - 19 November 14
On Liberty: Shami Chakrabarti
18 November 14
Little Shop Of Horrors
05 December 14 - 17 January 15
3 Little Pigs
20 December 14 - 03 January 15
Carol Ann Duffy & Friends
12 January 15 - 09 March 15
05 February 15 - 07 March 15
UpClose - Challenging The Senses
01 March 15


The Royal Exchange Theatre is a seven-sided, glass-walled capsule, literally suspended from huge marble pillars situated in The Great Hall of the historic Victorian Cotton Exchange Buildings in Manchester city centre. The unique design means all seats are less than nine metres from the circular stage giving views from all angles. Our policy is to express the bewildering, complex wonderment of life through the full spectrum of theatre. Read more about us here. Click here to download a PDF map, or why not take the Google Virtual Tour...

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Latest News

Family Matters
One lunchtime, one monologue, 20 minutes long, all this week at 1pm.   
We have an exciting Work Placement opening here at the Royal Exchange 
Celebrating 80 years of Liberty, the campaigning organisation for human rights!
We are now taking submissions for the 2015 Open Competition
If you fancy appearing on stage in our production of SCUTTLERS, then we want you.
Lovie Award
For our work with Blast Theory!
Check out our Storify here...
Secret Theatre
This October, we host a Festival of shows like you've never seen before!