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- Website www.manchestertheatres.com/palacetheatre.htm
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…
Thu 19 Jan
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.
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.
Brendan Cole: All Night Long
Choreographer, performer and Strictly's dancer Brendan Cole performs more dazzling ballroom and Latin moves.
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.
Thu 1 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.
The Chicago Blues Brothers
Celebrating the music of The Blues Brothers with a packed revue of blues and soul.
- 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'.
Wed 29 Mar
- 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.
Wed 19 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.
Wed 1 Mar
The world famous male strippers strut their stuff.
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…
Ellen Kent's La Bohème
Puccini's romantic opera is staged traditionally, directed by Ellen Kent and starring international soloists.
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…
Musical about Alex: welder by day, dancer by night.
- Directed by: Arlene Phillips (choreographer)
- Written by: Jim Jacobs
The classic romantic musical, set in an American high school in the '50s.
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.
Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.
The Johnny Cash Roadshow
Cash tribute from singer-songwriter Clive John.
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…
Lord of the Dance
- Directed by: Michael Flatley
- Written by: Gerard Fahy
The Irish dance phenomenon created by Michael Flatley returns.
Relive the music, outfits and excitement of the live Queen experience with this tribute band.
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.
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.
Sat 11 Feb
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.
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.
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.
Thu 30 Nov
Psychic Sally: Call Me Psychic
New show from Sally Morgan.
Romeo and Juliet & Swan Lake
Moscow City Ballet present Romeo and Juliet and Swan Lake.
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.
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.
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.
Doo wop nostalgia merchants, big in the 70s, with thinning quiffs these days, tour in celebration of their 40th year together.
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
The story of one of music's most compelling duos.
The feel-amazing musical comedy featuring original music by Tony and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken.
Wed 26 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.
Wed 24 May
- 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.
Wed 26 Apr
The Yamato Drummers
A captivating and energetic performance of Japanese Taiko drumming from a company with 20 years on the road.