LOCAL EXCHANGE is for you, for your friends, your family, your neighbours and for anyone who is curious about the work of the Royal Exchange Theatre and wants to find out more about what we do or how to get involved.

This ambitious and long-term programme sees the theatre take up residency in communities across Greater Manchester, build upon existing partnerships, develop new connections and bring together people, places and artists to cement long-lasting relationships with the communities right outside our doors.

Each year the Exchange will begin a new three-year residency developing close relationships with local partners such as housing associations, libraries, foodbanks and arts organisations to find out what’s happening on the ground in each area. Alongside these initial partnerships we’ll also recruit a group of local ambassadors, people who are passionate about the place they live in and excited by everything that arts and culture have to offer. Together with professional artists and the team at the Royal Exchange we will develop projects, workshops, performances and events that are tailor-made for you and your communities.

There will also be lots of training opportunities, the chance to develop new skills, meet new people and create a festival of arts and culture.

To find out more or to get involved please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

'Communities outside of the city centre really need these opportunities in order to grow, to increase diversity and broader thinking. Please continue this initiative – it is very much appreciated!' Quote from a Tameside resident after our launch of The Den 




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We would also like to thank Our Campfire Members, supporters and anonymous donors whose ongoing gifts to the theatre make this work possible.