From how to find us and how to book tickets, to what to do and see when you get here, this page provides all the information you need to make your visit stress free and more enjoyable.



Where is the Royal Exchange Theatre?
Our address is Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann's Square, Manchester M2 7DH. You’ll find us in the heart of Manchester City Centre, within easy walking distance of the Town Hall, Market Street and Metrolink stops. For useful information, maps and public transport, click here

How do I book tickets?
You can book online here, or call our Box Office on 0161 833 9833. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Box Office.

Box Office Opening Times

IN PERSON: Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 7.30pm (if there is no evening performance, the building will close at 6pm). 
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
BY PHONE: Monday - Saturday 10am - 6.15pm. Sunday 11am - 4.45pm. 

How much do tickets cost?
Our tickets start at £10 and we offer a range of concessionary prices. Please click here for ticket information.

How do I collect my tickets?
Tickets can be posted to you for a small fee of £1.20, or collected in person at the box office.

How do I book a banquette seat?
Banquette seats are priced at £10 and are released for sale at 9.30am in person or 10am over the telephone on the day of the performance. Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis to those booking in person, with remaining tickets then made available for telephone booking through the Box Office.

Is the Royal Exchange Theatre fully accessible?
Our St Ann’s Street entrance is equipped with a lift, making access to the Great Hall easy for wheelchairs and prams. The Theatre Module is accessible to wheelchair users. For helpful information about Access to the Theatre including our captioned, signed, and audio-described performances, please click here.

Can I visit the Royal Exchange Theatre without seeing a performance?
Of course! The Great Hall at the Royal Exchange is home to much more than a Theatre. Enjoy lunch, dinner and drinks with friends and family in our newly opened Rivals Bar & Restaurant, relax with a coffee and free Wifi at the Great Hall Cafe or browse the Theatre Shop.

Where can I sign up to receive updates from the Royal Exchange Theatre?
As well as following us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram you can sign up to our mailing list here to receive information about our shows, events and news.

Do you have a risk assessment to help me plan my visit?
A copy of our generic risk assessment can be downloaded here.

Does the Theatre have a cloakroom?
Yes, the cloakroom opens 45 minutes before the performance and closes approximately ten minutes after the show finishes. It is free to use and you can leave your coats, luggage and shopping. The cloakroom is located next to the blue staircase. Please note that all bags may be subject to random search.

Does the Royal Exchange Theatre offer work experience?
Our Behind The Scenes Work Weeks have been designed in response to the large number of requests we receive for school and college work experience opportunities. Click here for more information.

How do I enter the Bruntwood Playwriting Competition?
The next Bruntwood Playwriting Competition will take place in 2019 and is open to anyone who has written a play and lives in the UK. You can find out all about it here or, if you’re in need of some inspiration, check out www.writeaplay.co.uk.


Why not make your visit extra special and book a table in The Rivals Bar & Restaurant for a spot of lunch or dinner? Visit our online reservation system or call on 0161 615 6666. More Info…

If your time is limited but you still fancy a quick snack beforehand, why not purchase a light bite from the Great Hall cafe? More Info…

And to plan your journey in full, the running times (where known) are located on each show page. Simply select the event you're attending. More Info…


We're situated in the heart of Manchester City Centre, so it can be easy to get a little lost when it comes to finding us (or a parking space). So whether you're walking, coming via public transport or driving, we've put together a handy list of options of how to get to us - whatever the method. More Info…

As we are city centre based, we recommend you check out what other events are happening in case this delays your journey. You can do this by checking Visit Manchester's What's On page. More Info…

If you are driving, we are partnered with Q-Park Deansgate to offer you 10 hours safe and secure parking for just £6. Your parking ticket can be validated at the Theatre Box Office to receive the discount. More information on the car park (Please note, the car park shutters only open upon approach. The shutters being closed does not mean that the car park is closed)

For an up to date, full map of disabled parking bays and information on Blue Badge access in Manchester please visit the Manchester City Council website. 

Take a look at Visit Manchester for places to stay, things to see and do and visitor information. We also have partnerships with local hotels - please view here.


Whether it's a show in The Theatre or Studio, a Sunday event, a workshop or a New Writing or Creative Learning event, there's also a lot more we have to offer...

- If you're coming to a show, why not purchase your interval drinks beforehand so they're ready and waiting for you? More Info…

- Maybe you'd simply like to relax and read the show programme.

- You can surf the internet for free with our wifi: 'Royal Exchange Public' and password Internet.


To make sure we're providing a service that is enjoyable and to the standards you expect, for everyone who has booked a ticket to one of our productions, we will be sending you an email after your visit, which will contain a link to our experience survey. It would be really valuable for us if you could spend 5-10 minutes of your time telling us about your visit.

As well as this, why not visit our Trip Advisor page and leave us a review/comment. And there's always our Social Media accounts...








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