Event Listings

We do not charge any additional booking or transaction fees - the price you pay is the price of the ticket. <br> The only charge will be for postage (£1.20). Alternatively, you can choose to collect your tickets at the Box Office instead. <br> If you require any assistance with your booking, please contact Box Office. <br> BY PHONE: 0161 833 9833 - <br> Monday - Saturday: 10.00am - 6.15pm <br> Sunday: 11.00am - 4.45pm. <br> IN PERSON: Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann's Square, Manchester M2 7DH <br>
Monday - Saturday: 9.30am - 7.30pm <br>
Sunday: 11.00am - 5.00pm. <br> VIA EMAIL: box.office@royalexchange.co.uk.
We do not charge any additional booking or transaction fees - the price you pay is the price of the ticket.

The only charge will be for postage (£1.20). Alternatively, you can choose to collect your tickets at the Box Office instead.

If you require any assistance with your booking, please contact Box Office. Please contact the Box Office if you wish to redeem a gift voucher.

BY PHONE: 0161 833 9833 
Monday - Saturday: 10.00am - 6.15pm
Sunday: 11.00am - 4.45pm.

IN PERSON: Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann's Square, Manchester M2 7DH
Monday - Saturday: 9.30am - 7.30pm
Sunday: 11.00am - 5.00pm.


Elders Insights: Insights Into Theatre Making
Mon 3/6/19 11:00AM Creative Learning Event
Mon 1/7/19 11:00AM Creative Learning Event
Mon 5/8/19 11:00AM Creative Learning Event


Elders Write: Writing workshop
Mon 20/5/19 11:00AM Creative Learning Event
Mon 20/5/19 2:00PM Creative Learning Event
Mon 3/6/19 11:00AM Creative Learning Event
Mon 3/6/19 2:00PM Creative Learning Event
Mon 17/6/19 11:00AM Creative Learning Event
Mon 17/6/19 2:00PM Creative Learning Event
Mon 1/7/19 11:00AM Creative Learning Event
Mon 1/7/19 2:00PM Creative Learning Event
Mon 15/7/19 11:00AM Creative Learning Event
Mon 15/7/19 2:00PM Creative Learning Event
Mon 5/8/19 11:00AM Creative Learning Event
Mon 5/8/19 2:00PM Creative Learning Event
Mon 19/8/19 11:00AM Creative Learning Event
Mon 19/8/19 2:00PM Creative Learning Event


Elders Play: Practical drama workshop
Mon 20/5/19 2:00PM Creative Learning Event
Mon 3/6/19 2:00PM Creative Learning Event
Mon 17/6/19 2:00PM Creative Learning Event
Mon 1/7/19 2:00PM Creative Learning Event
Mon 15/7/19 2:00PM Creative Learning Event
Mon 5/8/19 2:00PM Creative Learning Event
Mon 19/8/19 2:00PM Creative Learning Event


Elders Out Loud: Play-Reading and Discussion
Mon 20/5/19 11:00AM Creative Learning Event
Mon 17/6/19 11:00AM Creative Learning Event
Mon 15/7/19 11:00AM Creative Learning Event
Mon 19/8/19 11:00AM Creative Learning Event


Backstage Tours

Join us backstage at the Royal Exchange and discover the hidden world of a busy theatre! More Information

Thu 16/5/19 11:00AM TOURS
Thu 20/6/19 11:00AM TOURS
Thu 18/7/19 11:00AM TOURS


West Side Story

THE ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATRE IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE SMASH-HIT PRODUCTION WEST SIDE STORY WILL RETURN TO THE STAGE IN 2020 DUE TO UNPRECEDENTED POPULAR DEMAND!

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THE MOST DAZZLING AND DYNAMIC MUSICAL IN BROADWAY HISTORY.

WEST SIDE STORY TICKETS ARE FLYING OUT OF THE DOOR AND WE DON'T WANT ANYONE TO MISS OUT ON THIS EXCITING PERFORMANCE, SO CHECK OUT WEST SIDE WEDNESDAYS.

Starting Wednesday 10 April at 9.30am, we will be releasing a handful of tickets available to purchase for anyone who signs up to be a new Member at the Theatre.

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Tue 23/4/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Wed 24/4/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Thu 25/4/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Thu 25/4/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Fri 26/4/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Sat 27/4/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Sat 27/4/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Mon 29/4/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Tue 30/4/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Wed 1/5/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Thu 2/5/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Thu 2/5/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Fri 3/5/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Sat 4/5/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Sat 4/5/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Mon 6/5/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Tue 7/5/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Wed 8/5/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Thu 9/5/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Thu 9/5/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Fri 10/5/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Sat 11/5/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Sat 11/5/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Mon 13/5/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Tue 14/5/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Wed 15/5/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Thu 16/5/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Thu 16/5/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Fri 17/5/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Sat 18/5/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Sat 18/5/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Mon 20/5/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Tue 21/5/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Wed 22/5/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Thu 23/5/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Thu 23/5/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Fri 24/5/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Sat 25/5/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Sat 25/5/19 7:30PM THEATRE


Simon Stephens Presents..

TONY-AWARD-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT SIMON STEPHENS PRESENTS AN EVENING OF EXCITING NEW WORK FROM MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY WHERE HE IS PROFESSOR OF SCRIPTWRITING.

It will feature scripts for stage, screen and radio by Manchester Writing School students, performed by actors from the Manchester School of Theatre’s conservatory repertoire. Simon will also introduce performances of work by special guests, including Manchester Met’s own Alistair McDowall and Anjum Malik. More Information

Tue 23/4/19 7:30PM STUDIO


Truth to Power Cafe

TRUTH TO POWER CAFÉ IS A NEW INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE EVENT MIXING MEMOIR, IMAGE, POETRY, MUSIC, AND LIVE AND SPONTANEOUS TESTIMONY FROM PARTICIPANTS SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER IN RESPONSE TO THE QUESTION ‘WHO HAS POWER OVER YOU AND WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY TO THEM?'

Truth to Power Café is inspired by the political and philosophical beliefs of Nobel prize winning playwright Harold Pinter and his Hackney Gang. More Information

Fri 26/4/19 7:30PM STUDIO
Sat 27/4/19 7:30PM STUDIO


The Children's Company: Spring/Summer 2019

BRAND NEW FOR AUTUMN 2018, THE ROYAL EXCHANGE CHILDREN'S COMPANY WILL BE LAUNCHING WITH AN EXPLOSION OF ACTIVITY FOR CHILDREN OF ALL ABILITIES AGED 5-13.

MAKE is suitable for ages 5 - 13 years old and is ran over 10 weeks, split into 3 age groups - MAKE 1: 5-7 year olds / MAKE 2: 8-10 year olds / MAKE 3: 11-13 year olds.

More Information about MAKE

PLAY is for ages 5 - 10 years old and offers drop-in sessions for those who can’t commit to regular weekly activity. Book in advance to guarantee a place or turn up on the day. PLAY is based on a Pay What You Can pricing scheme. From 10p to £10, turn up on the day and give your fees to the workshop facilitator.

More Information about PLAY
Book for the next PLAY session using the 'Purchase' link below.

Sun 28/4/19 11:00AM CHILDRENS COMPANY
Sun 28/4/19 12:00PM -
Sun 28/4/19 1:30PM -
Sun 28/4/19 2:45PM -
Sun 12/5/19 11:00AM CHILDRENS COMPANY


Bernstein Revealed

MEMORIES, ANECDOTES AND TUNE AFTER GLORIOUS TUNE, IN THIS CABARET TRIBUTE TO THE GENIUS OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN.

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Sun 28/4/19 7:30PM THEATRE


Introducing Workshops: Pre show introductions to selected plays.

Led from the stage by the Creative, Learning & Engagement team, INTRODUCING sessions are designed to develop knowledge and understanding of a live theatre production. These sessions are suitable for anyone, including individual audience members, groups and schools. More Information  

Thu 2/5/19 10:30AM THEATRE
Thu 13/6/19 10:30AM THEATRE


Illegalized

'I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE BRITISH WHAT VISA THEY HAD WHEN THEY RULED US FOR 150 YEARS?'

ILLEGALISED, inspired and informed by interviews with migrants, refugees and those seeking asylum, is the first part of a protest cycle denouncing Britain’s dehumanising of people for power and profit from colonial times to today. More Information

Thu 9/5/19 7:30PM STUDIO
Fri 10/5/19 7:30PM STUDIO
Sat 11/5/19 7:30PM STUDIO


Theatre Club

THE FIRST RULE OF THEATRE CLUB IS...? 

Theatre Club – discuss, debate and dissect productions with fellow audience members in this friendly and informal ‘club’. You don’t need to be an expert just passionate about the show, so whether you have a burning question to ask or thoughts to share we’ll provide a host to get the conversation going and the rest is up to you.

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Sat 11/5/19 5:00PM FRONT ROOM
Sat 29/6/19 5:00PM FRONT ROOM
Sat 10/8/19 5:00PM FRONT ROOM


Members Q&As

These lunchtime events in our Theatre and Studio spaces are exclusively available to MEMBERS and are an opportunity to hear from the actors featuring in our productions. Come along to hear about what goes into creating each production and performing in our unique theatre. Members also have the opportunity to ask their own questions! More Information


Band on the Wall presents The Steve Williamson Experience + StringTing

* PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE HAS NOW CHANGED TO HALLE ST MICHAELS, 36-38 GEORGE LEIGH STREET, ANCOATS, MANCHESTER M4 5DG

THE STEVE WILLIAMSON EXPERIENCE PROVIDES A UNIQUE JOURNEY AROUND THE SONIC POTENTIAL OF MUSIC AS A TRUE ART FORM THAT CAN CHANGE OUR STATE AND MAKE US FEEL BETTER.

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Sun 19/5/19 7:30PM Halle St Michaels


Revisting Winifred Atwell

WINIFRED ATWELL, A CARIBBEAN IMMIGRANT TO BRITAIN, BECAME HUGELY SUCCESSFUL IN THE 1950S WITH A PIANO STYLE THAT CONTINUED MUSIC HALL TRADITIONS WHILE INVIGORATING THEM WITH ASPECTS OF RAGTIME AND BOOGIE WOOGIE.

Part of Manchester Jazz Festival. More Information

Fri 24/5/19 4:30PM STUDIO


NORTHERN

MANCHESTER JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS NORTHERN.

What’s the sound of your city? Northern is an improvised concert for cello, electronics and visuals exploring our everyday sonic identity through improvisation and interaction. Part of Manchester Jazz Festival More Information

Sat 25/5/19 4:00PM STUDIO


The Children's Company - TRAIN

BRAND NEW FOR SPRING 2019, THE ROYAL EXCHANGE CHILDREN'S COMPANY WILL BE LAUNCHING TRAIN - A WEEK-LONG HOLIDAY COURSE FOR CHILDREN OF ALL ABILITIES AGED 5-13.

The April 2019 week (full day sessions) is for children aged 11 - 13 years old. The 10am - 12.30pm session is for children aged 5 - 7 years old and the 1.30pm - 4pm session is for 8 - 10 years old.

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Tue 28/5/19 10:00AM FRONT ROOM
Tue 28/5/19 1:30PM FRONT ROOM


Hobson's Choice 2019
Fri 31/5/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Sat 1/6/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Mon 3/6/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Tue 4/6/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Wed 5/6/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Thu 6/6/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Thu 6/6/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Fri 7/6/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Sat 8/6/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Sat 8/6/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Mon 10/6/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Tue 11/6/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Wed 12/6/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Thu 13/6/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Thu 13/6/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Fri 14/6/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Sat 15/6/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Sat 15/6/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Mon 17/6/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Tue 18/6/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Wed 19/6/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Thu 20/6/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Thu 20/6/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Fri 21/6/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Sat 22/6/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Sat 22/6/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Mon 24/6/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Tue 25/6/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Wed 26/6/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Thu 27/6/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Thu 27/6/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Fri 28/6/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Sat 29/6/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Sat 29/6/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Mon 1/7/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Tue 2/7/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Wed 3/7/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Thu 4/7/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Thu 4/7/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Fri 5/7/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Sat 6/7/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Sat 6/7/19 7:30PM THEATRE


Yvette

'I SEE THE WAY THAT BUTTERS-FAT-LIPPED-TROLL-PATRICE LOOKS AT HIM, NOW SHE’S THE KINDA LIGHTY THAT FINKS SHE’S TOO NICE.'

Based a true story, Yvette is a one woman show with original music about a stolen childhood and growing up with a secret. More Information

Thu 6/6/19 7:30PM STUDIO
Fri 7/6/19 7:30PM STUDIO
Sat 8/6/19 7:30PM STUDIO


Wrestling the Walrus

WRESTLING THE WALRUS IS A NEW PLAY ABOUT COMPANIONSHIP, CONNECTIONS AND THE MILLIONS OF TINY MEMORIES THAT MAKE UP A PERSON’S HISTORY.

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Fri 28/6/19 7:30PM STUDIO
Sat 29/6/19 7:30PM STUDIO
Mon 1/7/19 7:30PM STUDIO
Tue 2/7/19 7:30PM STUDIO
Wed 3/7/19 2:30PM STUDIO
Thu 4/7/19 2:30PM STUDIO
Thu 4/7/19 7:30PM STUDIO
Fri 5/7/19 7:30PM STUDIO
Sat 6/7/19 2:30PM STUDIO
Sat 6/7/19 7:30PM STUDIO


Tao of Glass

Produced by Manchester International Festival, Improbable and Royal Exchange Theatre as part of MIF19.

This World Premiere is a collaboration between Phelim McDermott and Philip Glass exploring life, loss and a single question: where does true inspiration come from? What’s the sound of your city? More Information

Thu 11/7/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Fri 12/7/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Sat 13/7/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Sat 13/7/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Mon 15/7/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Tue 16/7/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Wed 17/7/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Thu 18/7/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Thu 18/7/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Fri 19/7/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Sat 20/7/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Sat 20/7/19 7:30PM THEATRE


There Is A Light That Never Goes Out: Scenes From The Luddite Rebellion
Thu 25/7/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Fri 26/7/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Sat 27/7/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Mon 29/7/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Tue 30/7/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Wed 31/7/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Thu 1/8/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Thu 1/8/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Fri 2/8/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Sat 3/8/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Sat 3/8/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Mon 5/8/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Tue 6/8/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Wed 7/8/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Thu 8/8/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Thu 8/8/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Fri 9/8/19 7:30PM THEATRE
Sat 10/8/19 2:30PM THEATRE
Sat 10/8/19 7:30PM THEATRE