Come round ours! We’d love to see you.

If you’re in Manchester’s city centre then why not pop in and visit one of the most unique theatres in the country. Housed inside the Royal Exchange, a stunning Grade II listed building built in the 1800s, our space-ship like theatre is a complete contrast to the magnificent marble columns and stunning glass domes of the original building.

Whether you simply want to come in to admire the architecture, grab a coffee, get some lunch, or just sit and read your book, our huge Great Hall has space for everyone.

Lounge and Exhibitions

You might also want to check out our public lounge, a warm and welcoming space for families to take some time out from the hustle and bustle of the city, there are books to read and games to play.

And while you’re here you can always take a look at our exhibitions which can be found around the great hall.

When the hall becomes backstage

Sometimes you might drop-in and find us in the middle of a technical rehearsal for our next show. This is the perfect time to take a seat in the Rivals and take in what happens backstage as we build and create our on-stage work. You might get to see the actors running in and out, big set changes, music and lighting cues. We might be the only theatre in the country where our café becomes backstage!

You’ll find us at: Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester M2 7DH.

There are entrances at St Ann’s Square (step-free access, with a lift directly to the Great Hall), and on Cross Street.