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Entering the building

A spacious glass lift at the St. Ann’s Square entrance offers equality of access to the Great Hall, which houses the Theatre, Box Office, Information Point, Theatre Shop, Rivals Cafe & Bar, Accesible Toilets and Cloackroom, as well access to The Studio and Rivals Restuarant. There are also steps to the Royal Exchange Theatre at both the Cross Street entrance and St. Ann’s Square entrance; these steps have railings on both sides. Doors at the entrance to the theatre are automatic to enable easy opening. 

Accessible toilets

The theatre has accessible toilets, including an alarm system and mirror. These are located near the Cross Street entrance. 

Accessible catering facilities

Bar Exchange has a low level counter section for wheelchair users. The Rivals Restaurant is on a split level, the lower part of which is accessible to wheelchair users.

Access to our auditoria

Both the Theatre and Studio spaces are accessible to wheelchair users. The Theatre and The Studio have six wheelchair spaces. It is possible for companions to sit alongside wheelchair users in both auditoria. Please book any wheelchair spaces in advance when you book your tickets so that we can reserve them and the adjoining seats for anyone else in your party. 

Wheelchairs are available for patrons who would like to use them, and can be accessed by contacting a member of the theatre staff.

Please note, the Theatre Module has seats over 3 levels - Stage Level, First Gallery and Secondary Gallery. Wheelchair access is only available to the Stage Level.

Accessible Performances
  • December 2019
  • Saturday 14 December, 2.30pm & 7.30pm GYPSY Captioned Performances

     

    If you require our BSL, Audio Described or Captioned services, please book directly with Box Office. This is because there are often specific seats, which are held for each show to ensure you have the best experience possible.

    You can call on 0161 833 9833 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    PLEASE NOTE - if a performance is marked as SOLD OUT - there may still be access seats available - so do get in touch.

  • January 2020
  • Saturday 11 January, 2.30pm GYPSY Audio-Described Performance (Audio Describer Anne Hornsby) 

    Tuesday 14 January, 2.30pm GYPSY Relaxed Performance BOOK TICKETS 

    Wednesday 15 January, 7.30pm GYPSY BSL Performance  

    Thursday 23 January, 2.30pm CUTTIN' IT Relaxed Performance BOOK TICKETS

     

    If you require our BSL, Audio Described or Captioned services, please book directly with Box Office. This is because there are often specific seats, which are held for each show to ensure you have the best experience possible.

    You can call on 0161 833 9833 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    PLEASE NOTE - if a performance is marked as SOLD OUT - there may still be access seats available - so do get in touch.

  • March 2020
  • Tuesday 24 March, 2.30pm ROCKETS AND BLUE LIGHTS Relaxed Performance BOOK TICKETS

    Wednesday 25 March, 7.30pm ROCKETS AND BLUE LIGHTS BSL Performance 

    Saturday 28 March, 2.30pm and 7.30pm ROCKETS AND BLUE LIGHTS Captioned Performances

     

    If you require our BSL, Audio Described or Captioned services, please book directly with Box Office. This is because there are often specific seats, which are held for each show to ensure you have the best experience possible.

    You can call on 0161 833 9833 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    PLEASE NOTE - if a performance is marked as SOLD OUT - there may still be access seats available - so do get in touch.

  • April 2020
  • Saturday 4 April, 2.30pm ROCKETS AND BLUE LIGHTS Audio-Described Performance

     

    If you require our BSL, Audio Described or Captioned services, please book directly with Box Office. This is because there are often specific seats, which are held for each show to ensure you have the best experience possible.

    You can call on 0161 833 9833 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    PLEASE NOTE - if a performance is marked as SOLD OUT - there may still be access seats available - so do get in touch.

  • May 2020
  • Tuesday 7 May, 2.30pm WEST SIDE STORY Relaxed Performance BOOK TICKETS

    Wednesday 8 May, 7.30pm WEST SIDE STORY BSL Performance (Interpreter Karl Lorca)

    Wednesday 15 May, 7.30pm WEST SIDE STORY Captioned Performance

    Saturday 18 May, 2.30pm WEST SIDE STORY Audio-Described Performance

     

    If you require our BSL, Audio Described or Captioned services, please book directly with Box Office. This is because there are often specific seats, which are held for each show to ensure you have the best experience possible.

    You can call on 0161 833 9833 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    PLEASE NOTE - if a performance is marked as SOLD OUT - there may still be access seats available - so do get in touch.

  • June 2020
  • Tuesday 16 June, 2.30pm THE GLASS MENAGERIE Relaxed Performance BOOK TICKETS

    Wednesday 17 June, 7.30pm THE GLASS MENAGERIE BSL Performance

    Saturday 20 June, 2.30pm and 7.30pm THE GLASS MENAGERIE Captioned Performances

    Tuesday 23 June, 2.30pm ELECTRIC ROSARY Relaxed Performance BOOK TICKETS

    Wednesday 24 June, 7.30pm ELECTRIC ROSARY BSL Performance

    Saturday 27 June, 2.30pm THE GLASS MENAGERIE Audio-Described Performance

     

    If you require our BSL, Audio Described or Captioned services, please book directly with Box Office. This is because there are often specific seats, which are held for each show to ensure you have the best experience possible.

    You can call on 0161 833 9833 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    PLEASE NOTE - if a performance is marked as SOLD OUT - there may still be access seats available - so do get in touch.

  • July 2020
  • Tuesday 21 July, 2.30pm OH MOTHER Relaxed Performance BOOK TICKETS

    Saturday 25 July, 2.30pm and 7.30pm LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Captioned Performances

    Tuesday 28 July, 2.30pm LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Relaxed Performance BOOK TICKETS

    Wednesday 29 July, 7.30pm LET THE RIGHT ONE IN BSL Performance

     

    If you require our BSL, Audio Described or Captioned services, please book directly with Box Office. This is because there are often specific seats, which are held for each show to ensure you have the best experience possible.

    You can call on 0161 833 9833 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    PLEASE NOTE - if a performance is marked as SOLD OUT - there may still be access seats available - so do get in touch.

  • AUGUST 2020
  • Saturday 1 Saturday, 2.30pm LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Audio-Described Performance

     

    If you require our BSL, Audio Described or Captioned services, please book directly with Box Office. This is because there are often specific seats, which are held for each show to ensure you have the best experience possible.

    You can call on 0161 833 9833 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    PLEASE NOTE - if a performance is marked as SOLD OUT - there may still be access seats available - so do get in touch.

Seating

Backrests and booster seats are available on request from the cloakroom.

Tours of the Royal Exchange Theatre

The theatre offers backstage tours that are accessible for patrons with wheelchairs. 

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