Create an event to remember and enjoy bespoke hospitality in one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.
“A spectacular venue, brilliant value for money, with a superbly run conference and event service.”
Whether you are hosting a morning seminar, a team meeting or away day, a pre-theatre client reception or a special celebration, the Royal Exchange Theatre offers beautiful, functional spaces and excellent event services, in a unique city-centre location.
Our Events & Hospitality team works with attention to detail and a creative approach, to ensure your event runs smoothly from start to finish. Our catering menus are varied and flexible, while our Head Chef is happy to create a bespoke menu suited to your needs.
THE EXCHANGE SUITE
Once the boardroom of the former Cotton Exchange, the Exchange Suite is perfect for private working lunches, important business meetings, or elegant entertaining. With its original oak panelling and old-world atmosphere, the Exchange Suite boasts a private double-height reception with bar and sweeping staircase leading up to the intimate boardroom. Available throughout the day and evenings, it's also a popular space for intimate weddings with up to 30 guests.
The Exchange Suite has the following capacities:
THE FRONT ROOM
Overlooking both St Ann's Square and the Great Hall, the Front Room offers striking views of the steel and glass Theatre module, set within the grand Victorian architecture of the former Cotton Exchange. With access via a scenic glass lift in St Ann's Square, the Front Room is a self-contained enteraining space, with its own toilets and bar.
The Front Room has the following capacities:
AV equipment is available for either of these spaces, please state what you require when enquiring so it can be included in the quote.
The Lounge is a small meeting space accessed from the Great Hall. It is ideal for a read-through, lunchtime meeting, or as a breakout space. Located in the centre of The Great Hall its close to all the amenities and offers privacy amid the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
Our Corporate Sponsors and Members also have access to a dedicated Account Manager to support event planning and delivery. Corporate Partnership benefits can include reduced or complimentary room hire, VIP treatment for guests and behind the scenes access, designed to make your event at the theatre that little bit more special.