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“A great provincial theatre”

Royal Exchange Theatre
Ranked #6 of 181 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We're an award-winning producing Theatre in the centre of Manchester. As well as classics from William Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, Oscar Wilde, Noel Coward, and Anton Chekhov, we're also one of the country's leading theatres for new writing, with over 125 premieres in the theatre history! The unique design means that none of the 760 seats are more than nine metres from the circular stage, with seats placed all around the auditorium, giving views from all angles.The Great Hall surrounds the Theatre, and this houses The Round restaurant, Bar Exchange, the Craft Shop and exhibitions, the Education Lounge and workshops, the Information Point, the Mezzanine Gallery exhibitions, as well as Friday evenings' FREE entertainment SPECIAL FX.And we're open on a Sunday too! With brunch served in our Great Hall cafe and free entertainment during the day.
Glossop, United Kingdom
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“A great provincial theatre”
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

We have been regular audience members at the Exchange since it's founding. The list of stars and groundbreaking productions are too long to repeat. The theatre has weathered financial troubles to offer even more exciting programmes in this and the forthcoming season.

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“Around the World in 80 Days”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Our second visit to the Royal Exchange and this production was excellent. I just laughed and laughed, the actors make you feel like you are travelling with them, so so clever. The staff were great and helpful, we will be back.

Visited July 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“A step into a historical setting”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Surroundings are lovely but snack meals a bit limited due to set up in stand alone stand within the exchange building. Special diets not catered for to my knowledge. Never had a bad lunch there though. Staff efficient and tables cleared very promptly.

Visited August 2013
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Manchester
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“One of, if not my absolute favourite theatre”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

I've been here many times in the last 25 years and I never fail to be impressed by the beauty of the building and the creativity of the theatre. The fact that the seats allow you to be so close to the stage and to really connect to the actors, combined with the special effects made possible by the unique design of the theatre provide a wonderful experience.
It is a credit to the Royal Exchange that they are able to attract some of the best actors and I have been privileged to see some fantastic acting and productions here. Long may it continue.

Visited April 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Simply the best theatre experience”
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

If you are a theatre goer , this is the place for you! The best "in the round" theatre to be had in the UK
Like a space ship that has landed in the old cotton exchange the theatre is unique. I give this venue 5 stars ,but would go to 6 if I could!

Visited June 2014
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