Royal Exchange Theatre
- Telephone 0161 833 9833
- Box office times Mon–Fri 9.30am–7.30pm; Sat 9.30am–8pm; Sun 11am–5pm.
- Website www.royalexchange.co.uk
The Royal Exchange Theatre was founded in 1976 in the town's former Cotton Exchange, a Neoclassical grade II listed building completed in 1921. The city-centre building was damaged by an IRA bomb in 1996 and subsequently repaired and refurbished with National Lottery funding to include a new performance space, as well as a craft shop, cafe, restaurant and bars. The main performance space is a theatre in the round with the 760 seat auditorium surrounding the stage on all sides and on three levels. The smaller Studio space can seat up to 90. The theatre company has a reputation for supporting new writing and for nurturing future acting and directorial talent, with many established stars having kicked off their careers here.
There are 14 events at this location
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All My Sons
- Directed by: Michael Buffong
- Written by: Arthur Miller
Couple Joe and Kate Keller cannot escape the ghosts of world war two, as their son is still missing in action, presumed dead. Although Kate won't believe this. Don Warrington and Dona Croll star in Michael Buffong's production of Arthur Miller's drama.
The Birthday Party
- Directed by: Blanche McIntyre
- Written by: Harold Pinter
A powerful, unsettling and absurdly menacing story by Harold Pinter set in a seedy boarding house in an English seaside town. Directed by Blanche McIntyre.
- Directed by: Caroline Steinbeis
- Written by: Alistair McDowall
Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre, in association with Live Theatre, Newcastle, presents Alistair McDowall's drama in which a 19-year-old science genius, living on a derelict Middlesbrough housing estate, discovers he can break the established rules of physics. Directed by Caroline Steinbeis.
Dark Vanilla Jungle
- Directed by: David Mercatali
- Written by: Philip Ridley
A girl craves for family and home and goes to extreme lengths to achieve her aims. Gemma Whelan of television's Game of Thrones, stars in Philip Ridley's drama, directed by David Mercatali.
A Doll's House
- Directed by: Greg Hersov
- Written by: Henrik Ibsen
Cush Jumbo stars in Bryony Lavery's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's drama in which a respectable young wife is forced to confront a secret in her past. Directed by Greg Hersov.
Sat 25 May
Ottersgear, Four In Accord
Lively and upbeat folk-pop from the Lancaster-based band led by singer-songwriter and musician Mikey Kenney.
Russell Kane: Smallness: Work In Progress
Fast-paced and intelligent humour from the Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning stand-up and TV regular.
Mon 15 Jul
Silk Painting: Workshop
Create a design on paper, transferring it on to silk by using silk paint techniques to create unique scarves, ties, wall hangings and home decorations.
A Wondrous Place
- Directed by: Chris Mead
- Written by: Matt Hartley
Four extraordinary adventures in a re-imagined North offering a fresh, surprising and vibrant perspective on four cities: Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield and Manchester.