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- see what goes on from crack of dawn to close of play...

Situated in the heart of Manchester, the Royal Exchange is an award-winning producing Theatre with a history spanning five decades.

Known for producing classics such as 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!

As well as our amazing productions, we now offer a range live music events, free exhibitions, poetry readings and lots of opportunities for you to get involved with workshops, discussions and community activities.


Check out our What’s On section to help you plan the perfect visit!

Download our Map of the Royal Exchange
and our Points of Interest Guide.

We've also put together child friendly resources guides to keep those with a young and inquisitive mind entertained.

And now you can take a Virtual Tour of the Royal Exchange Theatre...

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We have also created this useful tool to aid people in creating your own social stories
- a brilliant resource if you are considering a visit to our theatre with someone with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders).

(A Social Story™ describes a situation, skill, or concept in terms of relevant social cues, perspectives, and common responses in a specifically defined style and format. The goal of a Social Story™ is to share accurate social information in a patient and reassuring manner that is easily understood by its audience. More Information...)


Did you know, on Trip Advisor, we're one of the highest ranking attractions in Manchester and have over 300 reviews! Why not leave a review too?

And for a second year running, we've been awarded another Certificate of Excellence! Click here for more details.


We're also on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr - be our friend, our fan, our follower - we'd love to hear from you! And while you're in the Royal Exchange, why not use our free Wi-Fi! The password is internet.


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More information about Manchester City Centre:

Please click here to be directed to Visit Manchester's Tourist Information for Greater Manchester.

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Please click here for information from Expedia.co.uk regarding hotels in Manchester.


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.
Check out our Storify here...
Secret Theatre
This October, we host a Festival of shows like you've never seen before!