Check out what's coming up in our Autumn Winter 2015/16 season including details on our Christmas Show!

"I am thrilled to announce our new season – a season with access, collaboration and new voices at its heart."
Sarah Frankcom - Artistic Director

At the heart of the season is a desire to promote and nurture new and rising talent. Caroline Steinbeis directs in the main space for the first time with Arthur Miller's masterpiece THE CRUCIBLE having previously directed Brilliant Adventures in The Studio.  

Afterwards, described by Simon Stephens as 'one of the most exciting experiences of a new play that I've had in years', is POMONA which sees the return of Bruntwood Prize winning playwright Alistair McDowall to the theatre along with the creative team behind YEN.

"It's a truly sublime musical...we're inviting you into a magical forest, right here - in the middle of Manchester." 
Matthew Xia on Into The Woods

At Christmas, Associate Artistic Director Matthew Xia will make his Royal Exchange Theatre main stage debut with a major revival of Sondheim's classic musical INTO THE WOODS.

Completing the season will see Julie Hesmondhalgh returning to the Royal Exchange for the UK première of Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize winning play WIT directed by Raz Shaw.

Opening The Studio season will be Luke Norris's Bruntwood Prize winning SO HERE WE ARE, a co-production with HighTide Festival Theatre directed by their Artistic Director Steven Atkinson.

The new season goes on public sale on 26 May and season ticket bookings can be made now, download a season ticket booking form here!

Full Season as follows:
The Theatre

By Arthur Miller, Directed by Caroline Steinbeis
18 September - 24 October

World Première - The Studio
A co-production with HighTide Festival Theatre 
By Luke Norris, Directed by Steven Atkinson
24 September - 10 October

The Theatre
The Orange Tree presents
In association with the National Theatre and the Royal Exchange Theatre
By Alistair McDowall, Directed by Ned Bennett
29 October - 21 November

The Theatre
By Stephen Sondheim, Directed by Matthew Xia
4 December - 16 January

The Theatre
By Margaret Edson, Directed by Raz Shaw
21 January - 13 February