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…
Wed 29 Mar
Modern dance which brings together three giants of post-war American culture - choreographer Lucinda Childs, composer John Adams and architect Frank Gehry.
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.
Wed 13 Dec
Thu 14 Dec
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.
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.
Cilla the Musical
A new musical celebrating the life and career of Cilla Black.
Wed 22 Nov
Thu 23 Nov
- 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
The world famous male strippers strut their stuff.
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.
Ellen Kent's La Bohème
Puccini's romantic opera is staged traditionally, directed by Ellen Kent and starring international soloists.
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.
ENB: Song Of The Earth / La Sylphide
The English National Ballet presents revivals of two classic ballets.
Thu 12 Oct
Musical about Alex: welder by day, dancer by night.
- 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…
Wed 9 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.
Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.
Islands in the Stream
Musical celebrating the queen and king of country: Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.
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
Wed 18 Oct
Thu 19 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Craig Revel Horwood directs and choreographs this feel-good musical comedy featuring original music by Tony and Oscar-winner Alan Menken.
Wed 26 Jul
Son of a Preacher Man
A witty musical set to the hits of Dusty Springfield.
Wed 27 Sep
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…
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.
- 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.
Wed 25 Oct
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.
Wed 24 May
- 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.
- 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.