Did you know our seven-sided Theatre module is actually suspended from four huge columns? In fact, only the stage area and its ground-level seating rest on the floor of the Great Hall - a necessary architectural feature for a module that weighs 150 tonnes!
A 360° performance space means every audience member sees the performance from their own perspective, and with no seat further than nine metres from the stage, even epic productions are an intimate experience. Since 1976, the Royal Exchange has welcomed some of the greatest names in British theatre, film and television, from Vanessa Redgrave, Helen Mirren, Pete Postlethwaite, Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant, to Brenda Blethyn, Robert Lyndsay, Tom Courtenay, Cush Jumbo and Maxine Peake. We continue to discover and nuture exciting new talent, launching a new generation of theatre-makers onto the British arts scene.