Carols, Music and local, Independent Makers

  • 12 December 2021
  • The Great Hall


From the Middle English wæs hæil ‘be in (good) health!’. The ancient festive tradition of Wassail is coming to the Royal Exchange Theatre’s Great Hall. In times gone by people sang to orchards for a bountiful harvest and from the 16th Century went to their neighbours offering a song in exchange for food and drink. Step inside our Great Hall for a day of heart-warming wassailing from local choirs and musicians, enjoy the mirth and merriment, and shop for local, independent Christmas gifts all under one roof.

The Rivals cafe and bar will be open throughout the day for warm drinks, cakes and treats and of course, mulled wine and mince pies.

Calling Local Independent Traders

We’re looking for independent creatives, makers, designers, producers, & artists who would be interested in holding their stall at our Wassail fayre. Please contact Amelia 0161 615 6763 if you’d like to hold a stall.

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Great Hall at the Royal Exchange Theatre

    DATE: Sunday 12 December 2021

    TIMES: 11am to 5pm - drop in and out as you like!

    This is a free event - everyone is welcome.

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