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.

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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 17 Jan

Wed 18 Jan

…and 68 more dates until 29 Jul

Beyond the Barricade

A selection of the best-loved songs from new and classic West End shows like The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, The Lion King and Les Miserables.

Sun 21 May

£24.25 / 0844 847 2275

Billy Elliot: The Musical

  • Directed by: Stephen Daldry
  • Written by: lyrics)

Adaptation of the film about a miner's son, who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer.

Mon 16 Jan

£22–£66.50 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 17 Jan

£22–£66.50 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 18 Jan

£22–£66.50 / 0844 847 2275

…and 9 more dates until 28 Jan

Brendan Cole: All Night Long

Choreographer, performer and Strictly's dancer Brendan Cole performs more dazzling ballroom and Latin moves.

Mon 30 Jan

£30.90–£46.40 / 0844 847 2275

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

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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.

Fri 21 Apr

£25.90–£27.90 / 0844 847 2275

The Chicago Blues Brothers

Celebrating the music of The Blues Brothers with a packed revue of blues and soul.

Sun 28 May

£25.75–£27.75 / 0844 847 2275

The Commitments

  • Directed by: Jamie Lloyd
  • Written by: book)

The soundtrack to the smash-hit movie The Commitments played live; expect all the classics from 'Mustang Sally' to 'Take me to the River'.

Mon 27 Mar

£21.90–£56.90 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 28 Mar

£21.90–£56.90 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 29 Mar

…and 9 more dates until 8 Apr

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

Thu 20 Jul

£17.90–£64.90 / 0844 847 2275

…and 2 more dates until 22 Jul

Dreamboats and Petticoats

  • Directed by: Bob Tomson
  • Written by: Maurice Gran

Jukebox musical based on the songs of Roy Orbison, the Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury and others.

Mon 27 Feb

£17.90–£41.90 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 28 Feb

£17.90–£41.90 / 0844 847 2275

…and 3 more dates until 4 Mar back to top

The Dreamboys

The world famous male strippers strut their stuff.

Thu 20 Apr

£21.65–£31.65 / 01382 434940

Ellen Kent: Aida

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra VERDI AIDA FEATURING A MAGNIFICENT BLACK STALLION! With a new spectacular interpretation of the classic opera ‘Aida’ Starring the French soprano Olga Perrier* and the…

Fri 5 May

£20.40–£46.90 / 0844 847 2275

Sat 6 May

£20.40–£46.90 / 0844 847 2275

Ellen Kent's La Bohème

Puccini's romantic opera is staged traditionally, directed by Ellen Kent and starring international soloists.

Wed 3 May

£20.40–£46.90 / 0844 847 2275

Ellen Kent's Nabucco

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra VERDI NABUCCO WITH THE FAMOUS CHORUS OF THE HEBREW SLAVES FEATURING A MAGNIFICENT BLACK WAR HORSE! Starring Olga Perrier*, the international French Soprano, as Abigail. Ellen…

Thu 4 May

£20.40–£46.90 / 0844 847 2275

Flashdance

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

Mon 12 Feb 2018

£20.90–£55.90 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 13 Feb 2018

£20.90–£55.90 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 14 Feb 2018

£20.90–£55.90 / 0844 847 2275

…and 3 more dates until 17 Feb 2018 back to top

Grease

  • Directed by: Arlene Phillips (choreographer)
  • Written by: Jim Jacobs

The classic romantic musical, set in an American high school in the '50s.

Fri 10 Mar

£15–£50.50 / 0844 847 2275

Sat 11 Mar

£15–£50.50 / 0844 847 2275

Mon 13 Mar

£15–£50.50 / 0844 847 2275

…and 11 more dates until 25 Mar

Halfway To Paradise: The Billy Fury Story

Colin Gold and Fury's original backing band, Fury's Tornados, tell his story through words and music.

Iconic The Show

A live show crammed with hits from iconic movies, including Pulp Fiction, James Bond and Mad Max.

Wed 19 Apr

£27.90–£29.90 / 0844 847 2275

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Fri 9 Jun

£26.90–£28.90 / 0844 847 2275

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Cash tribute from singer-songwriter Clive John.

Tue 31 Jan

£23.25–£25.50 / 0844 847 2275

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King of Pop - The Legend Continues

This incredible production stars the world’s leading MJ tribute artist Navi who is joined by Michael Jackson’s iconic guitarist – Jennifer Batten. Jennifer was Michael’s "right-hand woman" on three sell-out world tours. She was initially hand-picked to play on the Bad Tour but Michael was so impressed that she joined him…

Mon 29 May

Lord of the Dance

  • Directed by: Michael Flatley
  • Written by: Gerard Fahy

The Irish dance phenomenon created by Michael Flatley returns.

Tue 11 Apr

£40.15–£48.65 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 12 Apr

£40.15–£48.65 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 13 Apr

£40.15–£48.65 / 0844 847 2275

…and 2 more dates until 15 Apr

Mercury

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

Wed 7 Jun

£23.25 / 0844 847 2275

Million Dollar Quartet

Musical based on a recording session that saw Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins working together for the first and only time.

Mon 15 May

£19.90–£47.40 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 16 May

£19.90–£47.40 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 17 May

£19.90–£47.40 / 0844 847 2275

…and 3 more dates until 20 May

Moscow City Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Directed by: Natalia Ryzhenko
  • Written by: Natalia Ryzhenko

Tchaikovsky's romantic tragedy about the Prince Siegfried, his love Odette, and the evil spell cast upon them by Von Rothbart and Odile. Directed by Natalia Ryzhenko and Victor Smirnov-Golovanov.

Thu 9 Feb

£20.90–£45.90 (£33) / 0844 847 2275

Fri 10 Feb

£20.90–£45.90 (£33) / 0844 847 2275

Sat 11 Feb

£20.90–£45.90 (£33) / 0844 847 2275

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Motown's Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is

Celebrating over 50 years of Motown music with tributes to The Four Tops and The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5 and many more.

Fri 3 Feb

Mr Bloom's Nursery

Join Mr Bloom and the Veggies on their first ever live tour as they try to get the allotment ready for a royal visit.

Nancy & Beth

Harmonic pop and folk two piece, consisting of Stephanie Hunt and Emmy Award-winning actress from Will & Grace, Megan Mullally.

Sat 22 Apr

£25 / 0844 847 2275

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–£52.40 / 0844 847 2275

Fri 1 Dec

£17.90–£52.40 / 0844 847 2275

…and 2 more dates until 3 Dec

Psychic Sally: Call Me Psychic

New show from Sally Morgan.

Mon 10 Apr

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Romeo and Juliet & Swan Lake

Moscow City Ballet present Romeo and Juliet and Swan Lake.

Thu 9 Feb

£23.90–£45.90 / 0844 847 2275

Fri 10 Feb

£23.90–£45.90 / 0844 847 2275

Roy Wood Rock & Roll Band

The veteran singer-songwriter performs hits from his career proving there's more to him than that one Christmas song.

Wed 8 Feb

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

The Mick Fleetwood-approved tribute act who cover the gamut of Mac material from the Peter Green era to the Buckingham/Nicks days.

Sun 5 Feb

£27.65–£37.65 / 0844 847 2275

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.

Mon 10 Apr

£27.50 / 0844 847 2275

Showaddywaddy

Doo wop nostalgia merchants, big in the 70s, with thinning quiffs these days, tour in celebration of their 40th year together.

Sat 4 Feb

£23.25 / 0844 847 2275

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The story of one of music's most compelling duos.

Wed 1 Feb

£23.25–£25.50 / 0844 847 2275

Sister Act

The feel-amazing musical comedy featuring original music by Tony and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken.

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

Stand By Me: The Ben-E King & Drifters Revue

The story of Ben E King and the Drifters. Featuring 'Under the Boardwalk', 'Saturday Night at the Movies', 'Up on the Roof', 'On Broadway' and more.

Thoroughly Modern Millie

An adaptation of the 1967 film of the same name telling the story of a small town girl trying to make her dreams come true in New York City, starring Strictly Come Dancing's Joanne Clifton.

Mon 22 May

£17.50–£49 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 23 May

£17.50–£49 / 0844 847 2275

…and 3 more dates until 27 May

Wonderland

  • Directed by: Javier de Frutos
  • Written by: Moira Buffini (lyrics)

West End favourite Kerry Ellis stars in Frank Wildhorn's musical adaptation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Mon 24 Apr

£21.40–£53.90 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 25 Apr

£21.40–£53.90 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 26 Apr

£21.40–£53.90 / 0844 847 2275

…and 4 more dates until 30 Apr

The Yamato Drummers

A captivating and energetic performance of Japanese Taiko drumming from a company with 20 years on the road.

Mon 1 May

£18.50–£32.75 / 0844 847 2275

You Win Again: The Story of the Bee Gees

A tour through the Bee Gees' career, from the 60s through the 80s with all the best tunes and plenty of dancing.

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