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THE FUTURE OF THE THEATRE

A STATEMENT FROM OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM: ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATRE CLOSES ITS STAGES UNTIL AUTUMN 2020

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(Updated as of 25 March 2020)

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.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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,  minutes from the Town Hall, Market Street and Metrolink stops.

We have two entrances - one on St Ann’s Square and one on Cross Street. The St Ann’s Square entrance is wheelchair accessible, with a lift directly to the Great Hall

Planning your journey
We are situated in the centre of Manchester city and recommend you plan your journey before attending. For more info TfGM Website.

We've 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. (Please note, the car park shutters only open upon approach. The shutters being closed does not mean that the car park is closed)

More information on how to find us

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.

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. More 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 cake in the Great Hall Cafe or browse the Theatre Shop. We also have free wifi: 'Royal Exchange Public' and password is Internet.

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 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. 

How do I enter the Bruntwood Playwriting Competition?
The next Bruntwood Playwriting Competition will take place in 2021 and is open to anyone who has written a play and lives in the UK. Visit www.writeaplay.co.uk for more information.

Get in touch
If you need to contact us, there are numerous ways - more information

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