Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre
Oxford Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M1 6FT
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Sister theatre to Manchester Opera House, the Palace Theatre has been around since 1891 – when it was known as The Grand Old Lady of Oxford Street – and has, over the years, seen the likes of Gracey Fields, Noel Coward and Laurel & Hardy grace its stage. In more recent years it has played host to musicals, theatre, comedy and live music.

Events at this venue

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Afternoon Tea at the Stage Door Bar

£15. What better way to indulge then with an afternoon tea alongside your theatre trip? Set within the Stage Door you can sit back, relax and allow our staff to direct you to your seats in time for the show. Supplied by the award winning Slattery Patisserie and Chocolatier, each tea includes a selection of delicate…

Tue 30 May

£15 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 31 May

£15 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 1 Jun

£15 / 0844 847 2275

…and 13 more dates until 29 Jul

Available Light

Modern dance which brings together three giants of post-war American culture - choreographer Lucinda Childs, composer John Adams and architect Frank Gehry.

Thu 6 Jul

£19.25–£41.25 / 0844 847 2275

Fri 7 Jul

£19.25–£41.25 / 0844 847 2275

Sat 8 Jul

£19.25–£41.25 / 0844 847 2275

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

  • Directed by: Marc Bruni
  • Written by: Gerry Goffin (music & lyrics), Barry Mann (music & lyrics), Cynthia Weil (music & lyrics), Douglas McGrath, Carole King (music & lyrics)

Musical charting the early life and career of the singer-songwriter and her husband Gerry Goffin.

Tue 12 Dec

£15–£72 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 13 Dec

£15–£72 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 14 Dec

£15–£72 / 0844 847 2275

…and 18 more dates until 6 Jan 2018

Bring It On: The Musical

A toe-tapping musical of female empowerment based on the film of the same name.

Wed 6 Sep

0844 847 2275

Thu 7 Sep

0844 847 2275

Fri 8 Sep

0844 847 2275

…and 7 more dates until 16 Sep

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

  • Directed by: Rob Bettinson
  • Written by: Alan Janes

Celebrate the man and the music as the popular touring production of the rock musical rolls into town again.

Tue 30 May

£20.40–£40.40 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 31 May

£20.40–£40.40 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 1 Jun

£20.40–£40.40 / 0844 847 2275

…and 2 more dates until 3 Jun

The Carpenters Story

  • Directed by: Phil Aldridge

Theatre show telling the tale of the brother/sister duo, featuring all the songs that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of music.

Sun 1 Oct

£25.90–£27.90 / 0844 847 2275

Cilla the Musical

A new musical celebrating the life and career of Cilla Black.

Tue 21 Nov

£17.90–£61.40 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 22 Nov

£17.90–£61.40 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 23 Nov

£17.90–£61.40 / 0844 847 2275

…and 2 more dates until 25 Nov

The Circus of Horrors: The Never Ending Nightmare

The troupe celebrates its 21st anniversary with its latest spectacular featuring an amalgamation of bizarre, brave and beautiful acts all woven into an Alice in Horrorland type story driven by a mainly original soundscape.

Wed 28 Feb 2018

£19.50–£29.50 / 0844 847 2275

Dirty Dancing

  • Directed by: Sarah Tipple
  • Written by: Eleanor Bergstein

See Baby not put in the corner in the musical based on the late Patrick Swayze's popular film.

Tue 18 Jul

£17.90–£64.90 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 19 Jul

£17.90–£64.90 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 20 Jul

£17.90–£64.90 / 0844 847 2275

…and 2 more dates until 22 Jul

ENB: Song Of The Earth / La Sylphide

The English National Ballet presents revivals of two classic ballets.

Wed 11 Oct

£13.90–£49.15 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 12 Oct

£13.90–£49.15 / 0844 847 2275

Fri 13 Oct

£13.90–£49.15 / 0844 847 2275

Sat 14 Oct

£13.90–£49.15 / 0844 847 2275

Flashdance

  • Directed by: Nikolai Foster, Phil Edwards (musical supervision), Arlene Phillips (choreography)
  • Written by: Tom Hedley (book), Robert Cary (book & lyrics), Robbie Roth (music)

A story of a young girl named Alex who is a welder by day and a 'flashdancer' by night. She dreams of becoming a professional dancer at the Shipley Dance Academy, but when a romance surfaces will it threaten her ambitions?

Mon 12 Feb 2018

£20.90–£49.90 ( £17–£46) / 0844 847 2275

  • 19:30

Tue 13 Feb 2018

£20.90–£49.90 ( £17–£46) / 0844 847 2275

  • 19:30

Wed 14 Feb 2018

£20.90–£49.90 ( £17–£46) / 0844 847 2275

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 17 Feb 2018

Flashdance

Musical about Alex: welder by day, dancer by night.

Mon 12 Feb 2018

£20.90–£56.40 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 13 Feb 2018

£20.90–£56.40 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 14 Feb 2018

£20.90–£56.40 / 0844 847 2275

…and 3 more dates until 17 Feb 2018

Funny Girl

  • Directed by: Michael Mayer
  • Written by: Bob Merrill (lyrics), Jule Styne (music), Isobel Lennart

Natasha J Barnes and Sheridan Smith star in this new adaptation of Funny Girl, which tells the story of the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedian Fanny Brice. The musical brought global fame to Barbra Streisand 50 years ago and was originally nominated for eight Tony Awards.

Mon 7 Aug

£24.90–£78.90 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 8 Aug

£24.90–£78.90 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 9 Aug

£24.90–£78.90 / 0844 847 2275

…and 9 more dates until 19 Aug

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Fri 9 Jun

£26.90–£28.90 / 0844 847 2275

Islands in the Stream

Musical celebrating the queen and king of country: Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

Sun 4 Jun

£28.60 / 0844 847 2275

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

The Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about the the boy with the troublesome coat.

Tue 17 Oct

£17.90–£47.90 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 18 Oct

£17.90–£47.90 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 19 Oct

£17.90–£47.90 / 0844 847 2275

…and 2 more dates until 21 Oct

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

  • Directed by: Bill Kenwright
  • Written by: Andrew Lloyd Webber (music), Tim Rice (lyrics)

Bill Kenwright's production of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical returns, with X Factor winner Joe McElderry starring as the boy with the troublesome coat.

Tue 17 Oct

£17.90–£53.40 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 18 Oct

£17.90–£53.40 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 19 Oct

£17.90–£53.40 / 0844 847 2275

…and 2 more dates until 21 Oct

The King Of Pop

Get ready to moonwalk the night away at a Michael Jackson tribute show whose star performer Navi once earned a standing ovation from the King of Pop himself.

Mon 29 May

£25–£39.50 / 0844 847 2275

Matilda: The Musical

  • Directed by: Matthew Warchus
  • Written by: Tim Minchin (adaptation, music & lyrics), Roald Dahl (book), Dennis Kelly (adaptation)

The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin's multi-award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's much loved tale about an extremely clever girl, who uses her extraordinary powers to free her classmates from the tyranny of sadistic headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. Directed by Matthew Warchus.

Tue 18 Sep 2018

£17.50–£96 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 19 Sep 2018

£17.50–£96 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 20 Sep 2018

£17.50–£96 / 0844 847 2275

…and 56 more dates until 24 Nov 2018

Mercury

Relive the music, outfits and excitement of the live Queen experience with this tribute band.

Wed 7 Jun

£23.25 / 0844 847 2275

Miss Saigon

  • Directed by: Geoffrey Garratt
  • Written by: Michael Mahler (lyrics)

Set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon, this tragic musical follows the relationship between an American GI and the young Vietnamese woman who is sold to him for a night.

Wed 21 Mar 2018

£25–£65 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 22 Mar 2018

£25–£65 / 0844 847 2275

Fri 23 Mar 2018

£25–£65 / 0844 847 2275

…and 43 more dates until 12 May 2018

Nativity – The Musical

Debbie Isitt's series of Nativity! films are now a musical – follow the kids of St Bernadette's School as they stage their nativity play.

Wed 29 Nov

£17.90–£59.40 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 30 Nov

£17.90–£59.40 / 0844 847 2275

Fri 1 Dec

£17.90–£59.40 / 0844 847 2275

…and 2 more dates until 3 Dec

Rob Brydon: I Am Standing Up …

Him of Marion & Geoff, Gavin & Stacey and The Trip fame, the one with the Welsh accent and the funnies, is bringing a brand new stand-up show out on tour.

Thu 21 Sep

£33.15 / 0844 847 2275

The Roy Orbison Story

Roy Orbison tribute singer Barry Steele and his five-piece show band singing hits by the Big O plus a special tribute to the time Roy spent with The Traveling Wilburys, and Bono.

Fri 6 Oct

£26 / 01623 633133

Sally Morgan

Got a goldfish that you flushed down the toilet that you need to say sorry to? Now's your chance to apologise through the medium of Sally Morgan.

Wed 18 Oct

£24.50 / 0844 847 2275

  • 19:30

Shrek The Musical

Join Shrek and his noble steed Donkey as they set out on a magical quest to rescue Princess Fiona from a tower, guarded by a love-sick dragon - a task set by the vertically-challenged Lord Farquaad, in this hilarious musical adaptation of the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animation.

Tue 16 Jan 2018

£18–£62.50 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 17 Jan 2018

£18–£62.50 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 18 Jan 2018

£18–£62.50 / 0844 847 2275

…and 9 more dates until 28 Jan 2018

Sister Act

Craig Revel Horwood directs and choreographs this feel-good musical comedy featuring original music by Tony and Oscar-winner Alan Menken. X Factor winner Alexandra Burke stars as sassy club singer in need of witness protection, Deloris Van Cartier.

Mon 24 Jul

£17.90–£76.90 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 25 Jul

£17.90–£76.90 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 26 Jul

£17.90–£76.90 / 0844 847 2275

…and 3 more dates until 29 Jul

The Solid Gold Rock‘n’Roll Show

Rock'n'roll from the 50s and 60s.

Sun 5 Nov

£32.65–£34.65 / 0844 847 2275

Son of a Preacher Man

A witty musical set to the hits of Dusty Springfield.

Tue 26 Sep

£15–£40 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 27 Sep

£15–£40 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 28 Sep

£15–£40 / 0844 847 2275

…and 2 more dates until 30 Sep

Spamalot

Funnier than the black death! Lovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen. Join King Arthur as he travels with his hapless Knights of the Round Table on a divine mission…

Tue 7 Nov

£21.40–£45.90 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 8 Nov

£21.40–£45.90 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 9 Nov

£21.40–£45.90 / 0844 847 2275

…and 2 more dates until 11 Nov

Sunset Boulevard

  • Directed by: Lonny Price
  • Written by: Don Black (lyrics)

Glenn Close stars as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical adaptation of Billy Wilder’s classic 1950 film.

Mon 23 Oct

£18–£62.50 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 24 Oct

£18–£62.50 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 25 Oct

£18–£62.50 / 0844 847 2275

…and 9 more dates until 4 Nov

Thriller Live

Direct from London’s West End, where it’s in its record breaking 5th year, Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Already seen by over two million people in over 26 countries, Thriller Live continues to moonwalk around the world, taking you on a visual…

Mon 19 Feb 2018

£23.65–£40.65 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 20 Feb 2018

£23.65–£40.65 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 21 Feb 2018

£23.65–£40.65 / 0844 847 2275

…and 3 more dates until 24 Feb 2018

Tori Amos

Offbeat piano-led warbling from the flame-haired diva, who's out supporting her 14th album, Unrepentant Geraldines.

Thu 5 Oct

£30.70–£83.90 / 0844 847 2275

Wicked

  • Directed by: Joe Mantello
  • Written by: Stephen Schwartz (music & lyrics), Winnie Holzman

Smash-hit musical that acts as a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, with L Frank Baum's characters brilliantly re-imagined as two young girls who grow up to fulfil their destinies as Glenda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Tue 4 Dec 2018

£20–£85 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 5 Dec 2018

£20–£85 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 6 Dec 2018

£20–£85 / 0844 847 2275

…and 26 more dates until 5 Jan 2019

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