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 28 Mar

Thu 30 Mar

…and 51 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: lyrics)

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

Tue 12 Dec

…and 18 more dates until 6 Jan 2018

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

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

…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.

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

Cilla the Musical

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

Tue 21 Nov

£17.90–£53.90 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 22 Nov

Thu 23 Nov

…and 2 more dates until 25 Nov

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'.

Tue 28 Mar

£21.90–£56.90 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 29 Mar

Thu 30 Mar

£21.90–£56.90 / 0844 847 2275

…and 8 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

The Dreamboys

The world famous male strippers strut their stuff.

Thu 20 Apr

£21.65–£31.65 / 01382 434940

Ellen Kent: Aida

With a high quality set and full orchestra, this Aida is an accessible and highly entertaining production of Verdi's masterpiece. International French soprano Olga Perrier stars as the enslaved Ethiopian princess with mezzo Liza Kadelnik, from the Romanian National Opera, as Amneris. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

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

The four-act opera, composed in 1841 by Giuseppe Verdi, tells the story of the tyrannical Babylonian King who conquers and exiles Jews from their homelands. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Thu 4 May

£20.40–£46.90 / 0844 847 2275

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

Fri 13 Oct

£13.90–£49.15 / 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

Funny Girl

  • Directed by: Michael Mayer
  • Written by: Isobel Lennart

Sheridan Smith and Natasha J Barnes star as Fanny Brice in a major revival of the hit musical, which charts the rise of one of Broadway's biggest stars and her doomed offstage relationship with the man she loved. The score includes the songs Don't Rain On My Parade, People and You Are Woman, I Am Man. Directed by Michael…

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

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

Islands in the Stream

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

Sun 4 Jun

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

  • Directed by: Bill Kenwright
  • Written by: 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

…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

Lord of the Dance

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

The Irish dance phenomenon created by Michael Flatley returns. The show stars James Keegan, Morgan Comer, Mathew Smith, Cathal Keaney, Fergal Keaney and Andras Kren as the 'Lords of the Dance' and is choreographed and directed by Michael Flatley.

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–£49.90 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 16 May

£19.90–£49.90 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 17 May

£19.90–£49.90 / 0844 847 2275

…and 3 more dates until 20 May

Mr Bloom's Nursery LIVE

Much-loved CBeebies Ben Faulks will be joined by all his gardening friends including Margaret, Joan, Colin, Raymond and Sebastian, the lovable Wee MacGregors, and The Compostarium for an interactive stage show with familiar songs and strong educational values.

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–£57.90 / 0844 847 2275

Fri 1 Dec

£17.90–£57.90 / 0844 847 2275

…and 2 more dates until 3 Dec

Psychic Sally: Call Me Psychic

New show from Sally Morgan.

Mon 10 Apr

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

Shrek the Musical

Based on the story and characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film, this hilarious and spectacular production turns the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy. Join Shrek, our unlikely hero, and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue…

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.

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

Son of a Preacher Man

A witty musical set to the hits of Dusty Springfield.

Tue 26 Sep

£15–£39.50 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 28 Sep

£15–£39.50 / 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

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.

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–£59.50 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 24 Oct

£18–£59.50 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 25 Oct

…and 9 more dates until 4 Nov

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 as the titular character and Eastenders star Michelle Collins in the role of Mrs Meers.

Tue 23 May

£17.50–£55 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 25 May

£17.50–£55 / 0844 847 2275

…and 2 more dates until 27 May

Wicked

  • Directed by: Joe Mantello
  • Written by: 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–£84 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 5 Dec 2018

£20–£84 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 6 Dec 2018

£20–£84 / 0844 847 2275

…and 26 more dates until 5 Jan 2019

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–£56.90 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 25 Apr

£21.40–£56.90 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 26 Apr

£21.40–£56.90 / 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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