Tickets are now on priority sale to Royal Exchange Theatre Members for our innovative, provocative and entertaining Spring Summer 2018 Studio Visiting Companies season.

This Spring Summer we are inviting innovate and original theatre makers from across the UK to share their work with audiences in Manchester. We welcome back some familiar faces, Jessica Walker, Horse+Bamboo and the multi-award-winning Barrel Organ, and celebrate work from artists who are visiting for the first time, such as Tash Marshall and Rachel Mars. The Exchange’s award-winning Young Company return this season with a brand-new show MIXTAPE, creating for the first time a new kind of musical for Manchester. This wealth of fantastic companies, artists and theatre makers join us from February to July 2018.

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FORBIDDEN LOVE - 28 February & 1 March in The Studio 

Jessica Walker (ALL I WANT IS ONE NIGHT) and Joseph Atkins present a provocative cabaret about illicit same-sex desire in times of repression. More Information

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MIXTAPE - 11 - 14 April in The Studio

The award-winning Royal Exchange Theatre Young Company return with a new kind of musical - part gig, part play, part play.  It's a harmonious ode to Manchester.  More Information


MOONWATCHER - 2 & 3 March in The Studio

Horse+Bamboo Theatre present a world of cotton mill chimneys, talking birds, Asian twists and tales. More Information

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CAROL ANN DUFFY AND FRIENDS - 25 April in The Studio

Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy hosts an evening of poetry and music, presented in association with The Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. More Information

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HALF BREED - 31 May - 2 June in The Studio 

Writer and performer Tash Marshall presents a partly autobiographical dark comedy about finding your voice. More Information

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Rachel Mars and the people of Manchester share their culture's most beloved jokes.  It's funny, not funny and potentially extremely confusing. More Information

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ANYONE'S GUESS HOW WE GOT HERE - 14 - 16 June in The Studio

Multi-award winning Barrel Organ (SOME PEOPLE TALK ABOUT VIOLENCE) return with their latest show. More Information

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THE ACT- 28 July in The Studio

Company Three's latest show is all about awkward, funny, terrifying love between teenagers. More Information

Booking now open for Royal Exchange Theatre Members. Members can book online by logging into your account or via the Box Office on 0161 833 9833.

General booking opens on Thursday 21 December, 10am.