Opera House

Opera House
3 Quay Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M3 3HP
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This commercial touring theatre plays host to all genres, including comedy, music, theatre, dance and more. The venue seats nearly 2000 people and spent some time as a bingo hall between openings and closures throughout the years and has seen a number of regional, European and world premiers (Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story and Ghost, the Musical, respectively).

Events at this venue

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The Addams Family

Samantha Womack and Cameron Blakely star in this theatrical adaptation of the classic TV show and film.

Tue 19 Apr

£13–£63 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 20 Apr

£13–£63 / 0333 009 6690

Thu 21 Apr

£13–£63 / 0333 009 6690

…and 2 more dates until 23 Apr

The Barricade Boys

Starring past performers from the global theatrical sensation that is Les Misérables, The Barricade Boys have entertained fans around the world since they formed in 2015 and now, they are back on tour in 2022.

Sun 15 May

£24.40–£46.90 / 0333 009 6690

Bizet's Carmen: An Ellen Kent Production

Senbla presents Opera International's award winning Ellen Kent Production of Bizet's Carmen with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra. An evening of passion, sexual jealousy, death, and unforgettable arias. This dazzling production with orchestra features Bizet’s unforgettable melodies…

Fri 8 Apr

£13–£48 / 0333 009 6690

Bring It On: The Musical

A toe-tapping musical of female empowerment set in the world of high school cheerleading and based on the film of the same name. The music is co-written by none other than Lin-Manuel Miranda (the creator of Hamilton.)

Tue 12 Apr

£13–£64 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 13 Apr

£13–£64 / 0333 009 6690

Thu 14 Apr

£13–£64 / 0333 009 6690

…and 2 more dates until 16 Apr

The Carpenters Story

  • Directed by: Phil Aldridge

This highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular re-creation of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music. The outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley and pianist / artistic director Phil Aldridge take…

Sun 13 Feb

£13–£35 / 0333 009 6690

Champions of Magic

With more than 50 million online views between them, this cast of top magicians includes international award-winners presenting incredible mind reading, stunning close-up magic and daring large-scale illusions. Their skills have been seen on screen around the world with appearances on ‘Good Morning Britain’, ‘Penn &…

Sun 10 Apr

£29.40–£65.40 / 0333 009 6690

The Cher Show

From a young kid with big dreams, to the dizzying heights of global stardom, The Cher Show tells the incredible story of Cher’s meteoric rise to fame, flying in the face of convention at every turn. In a dazzling glitter fest of flamboyant glory, sparkling with Cher’s signature wit and style, you’ll be spinning in the…

Tue 17 May

£13–£60 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 18 May

£13–£60 / 0333 009 6690

Thu 19 May

£13–£60 / 0333 009 6690

…and 2 more dates until 21 May

Chicago

The classic Broadway music about the 'Merry Murderesses' Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly.

Mon 23 May

£13–£69.50 / 0333 009 6690

Tue 24 May

£13–£69.50 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 25 May

£13–£69.50 / 0333 009 6690

…and 3 more dates until 28 May

Chris Ramsey: 20/20

The genial Geordie presents his latest show.

Wed 27 Apr

£26.40 / 0333 009 6690

Thu 28 Apr

£26.40 / 0333 009 6690

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 5 Jun 2023

£13–£69.90 / 0333 009 6690

Tue 6 Jun 2023

£13–£69.90 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 7 Jun 2023

£13–£69.90 / 0333 009 6690

…and 3 more dates until 10 Jun 2023

A Country Night in Nashville

The ultimate celebration of country music. Featuring the music of Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson and Little Big Town.

Thu 10 Feb

£26.50–£30 / 0333 009 6690

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

  • Directed by: Scott Graham, Steven Hoggett, Marianne Elliott
  • Written by: Mark Haddon (book), Simon Stephens (adapt)

Simon Stephens's adaptation of the darkly humorous book by Mark Haddon presented by National Theatre. When 15-year-old Christopher discovers the dead body of his neighbour Mrs Shears' dog he starts investigating.

Tue 8 Mar

£13–£52 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 9 Mar

£13–£52 / 0333 009 6690

Thu 10 Mar

£13–£52 / 0333 009 6690

…and 2 more dates until 12 Mar

Diversity

  • Written by: Ashley Banjo

Street dance skills from the winners of the third series of Britain's Got Talent, still going strong.

Thu 5 May

£33.90–£131.40 / 0333 009 6690

Fri 6 May

£33.90–£131.40 / 0333 009 6690

Sat 7 May

£33.90–£131.40 / 0333 009 6690

Dylan Moran: We Got This

Curmudgeonly Irish stand-up who wrote and starred in the TV sitcom Black Books.

Sun 13 Mar

£29.40 / 0333 009 6690

Ellen Kent's Madama Butterfly

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra Winner of The Best Opera Award Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including a…

Sat 9 Apr

£13–£48 / 0333 009 6690

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

With four albums in the Rolling Stone ‘500 Greatest Albums of all Time’ list, Elvis Costello is a true song-writing legend. Sharing the stage will be The Waterboys who, throughout their near 35-year career, have cemented themselves as one of the most loved bands in the UK and Nick Lowe who famously produced Elvis…

Sat 11 Jun

£55.40–£104.40 / 0333 009 6690

With Ian Prowse.

Fairytale of New York

From the producers of Seven Drunken Nights-The Story of The Dubliners and featuring an international cast of singers, musicians and dancers Fairytale of New York brings you all of your favorite Christmas songs including Driving home for Christmas, White Christmas, Oh Holy Night, Winter’s Tale, Silent Night and of course…

Tue 15 Nov

£24.50–£30 / 0333 009 6690

Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael

An affectionate celebration of the life and music of George Michael including his early days with Wham!.

Fri 29 Apr

£22.50–£27.50 / 0333 009 6690

Fatal Attraction

Based on the classic Paramount Pictures Corporation motion picture, James Dearden’s intoxicating new stage play of Fatal Attraction brings the definitive movie thriller to the UK stage. When happily married New York attorney Dan Gallagher, meets charming editor Alex Forrest on a night out in the city, they both commit to…

Tue 22 Feb

£13–£54 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 23 Feb

£13–£54 / 0333 009 6690

Thu 24 Feb

£13–£54 / 0333 009 6690

…and 2 more dates until 26 Feb

Footloose

Stage adaptation of the Kevin Bacon dance movie.

Mon 28 Feb

£13–£61.50 / 0333 009 6690

Tue 1 Mar

£13–£61.50 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 2 Mar

£13–£61.50 / 0333 009 6690

…and 3 more dates until 5 Mar

Gemma Collins

Multi-faceted TV personality, business woman and podcast host who appeared on the reality series The Only Way Is Essex from 2011 until 2019.

Tue 5 Apr

£33.90–£105.40 / 0333 009 6690

Hannah Gadsby: Body of Work

Brave and groundbreaking Australian comedian.

Sun 6 Mar

£31.90–£50.40 / 0333 009 6690

Jersey Boys

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Olivier Award-winning, true-life phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. They were just four guys from New Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But…

Tue 18 Oct

£13–£71 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 19 Oct

£13–£71 / 0333 009 6690

Thu 20 Oct

£13–£71 / 0333 009 6690

…and 8 more dates until 29 Oct

Johannes Radebe: Freedom

Johannes Radebe - Freedom is a celebration of the dances that you love, with Johannes’ signature flair and energy. From elegant Ballroom to fiery Latin, a company of exciting dancers will perform to classic dance arrangements, scorching South African rhythms and huge party anthems. Johannes will take you on his journey…

Wed 6 Apr

£30–£47.50 / 0333 009 6690

Jonathan Van Ness

Yas, honey! The star of Queer Eye, Gay of Thrones and Getting Curious embarks on a UK-wide stand-up tour.

Sun 20 Feb

£40.40–£50.40 / 0333 009 6690

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

The original Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice touring the UK.

Mon 21 Mar

£13–£77 / 0333 009 6690

Tue 22 Mar

£13–£77 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 23 Mar

£13–£77 / 0333 009 6690

…and 9 more dates until 2 Apr

The Magic of Motown

Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a million people, it’s no surprise that the show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history, even performing for Her Majesty the Queen, as special guests at the Royal Variety…

Sat 30 Apr

£24–£35 / 0333 009 6690

Mamma Mia!

  • Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Written by: Catherine Johnson, Benny Andersson (music & lyrics), Bjorn Ulvaeus (music & lyrics)

The smash hit musical based on the songs of Abba continues to storm the UK. Since premiering in London this funny comedy has been seen by over 54 million people all around the world. Featuring songs including 'Dancing Queen', 'Super Trouper' and 'Take A Chance On Me'.

Tue 31 Jan 2023

£13–£83 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 1 Feb 2023

£13–£83 / 0333 009 6690

Thu 2 Feb 2023

£13–£83 / 0333 009 6690

…and 8 more dates until 11 Feb 2023

Moscow City Ballet presents Swan Lake

Swan Lake is a signature piece of *MCB’s * repertoire. The choreography, interpretation and stand-out virtuoso performances win consistently rave reviews. The epic story of Prince Siegfried and his doomed love for Odette is magnificently brought to life in all its original splendour by *Tchaikovsky’s * hauntingly familiar…

Thu 20 Jan

£31.90–£42.90 / 0333 009 6690

Fri 21 Jan

£31.90–£42.90 / 0333 009 6690

Moscow City Ballet presents The Nutcracker

The timeless story of Clara, who is whisked away on a fairy tale adventure by her Nutcracker Prince, is set to *Tchaikovsky’s * glorious score and offers an unmissable treat for the whole family. This enchanting tale is an eternal seasonal favourite and the perfect introduction to Russian classical ballet. Brimming with…

Sat 22 Jan

£13–£37.90 / 0333 009 6690

The Mousetrap

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be?

Mon 28 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0333 009 6690

Tue 29 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0333 009 6690

Wed 30 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0333 009 6690

…and 3 more dates until 3 Dec

Mrs. Doubtfire

A hilarious and heartfelt story about holding onto your loved ones against all odds, Mrs. Doubtfire is the musical comedy we need right now.

Fri 2 Sep

£13–£84 / 0333 009 6690

Sat 3 Sep

£13–£84 / 0333 009 6690

Mon 5 Sep

£13–£84 / 0333 009 6690

…and 23 more dates until 1 Oct

Nina Conti: The Dating Show

Improvised comic ventriloquism from Conti, who manages to weave humour and poignancy into her shows. Her puppet creations include Monk (a cynical monkey) and Granny (an elder Scotswoman).

Sun 24 Apr

£28.90–£44.90 / 0333 009 6690

The Official RuPaul's Drag Race UK Series Two Tour

Witness the Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent of your favourite queens LIVE on stage as they sashay into a theatre near you. Acclaimed for their amazing production values, expect the unexpected in this glittering tour featuring UK Season 2 winner Lawrence Chaney *alongside * A'Whora, Asttina Mandella, Bimini…

Sat 12 Feb

£39.40–£55.40 / 0333 009 6690

Sun 17 Apr

£39.40–£55.40 / 0333 009 6690

Paul Hollywood

World-famous baker and judge on The Great British Bake-Off There are bakers and there’s Paul Hollywood. The intimidating owner of telly’s bluest eyes and most coveted handshake comes from a long line of bakers, but had initially rejected the call of the yeast. As a young man, Hollywood chose to sculpt from clay rather…

Wed 16 Nov

£29.40–£47.90 / 0333 009 6690

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever

Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig – it’s going to be her best day ever! Get ready for a road-trip full of adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including…

Fri 18 Feb

£18.15–£23.15 / 0333 009 6690

Sat 19 Feb

£18.15–£23.15 / 0333 009 6690

The Rock Orchestra by Candlelight

Festival of The Dead’s Rock Orchestra performs some of the most popular Rock & Metal anthems from the past 40 years - all in stunning candlelight!

Fri 11 Feb

£35.25–£43 / 0333 009 6690

Ross Noble: Humournoid

Comedian Ross Noble's newest hour.

Sun 30 Jan

£30.15 / 0333 009 6690

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Series 3 Tour

Drag Royalty will sashay across the UK next autumn for The Series Three Tour of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. Visiting theatres and arenas across England, Scotland and Wales, expect a night of endless extravaganza as ALL 12 queens from Series Three of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK werk their way across the country. Acclaimed for their…

Tue 4 Oct

£35–£125 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 5 Oct

£35–£125 / 0333 009 6690

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK: The Official Tour

RuPaul's Drag Race UK season two contestants head across the country for the show's official UK tour. Queens confirmed so far include Tayce, Bimini Bon Boulash, Ellie Diamond and Lawrence Chaney, with more acts to be announced.

Sat 12 Feb

£35–£125 / 0333 009 6690

Sun 17 Apr

£35–£125 / 0333 009 6690

Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever - spectacularly re-imagined in a big new music and dance extravaganza. Whilst paying homage to the 1977 John Travolta classic, this new stage version promises more drama, more music and hot new choreography, which is sure to have you dancing in the aisles! The movie soundtrack remains one of the…

Tue 25 Jan

£13–£62 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 26 Jan

£13–£62 / 0333 009 6690

Thu 27 Jan

£13–£62 / 0333 009 6690

…and 2 more dates until 29 Jan

Seven Drunken Nights

Musical tribute to Irish music giants The Dubliners.

Sun 1 May

£23–£28 / 0333 009 6690

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The Simon and Garfunkel Story takes you back through time, to tell the story of both Paul and Art, from their humble beginnings as rock n roll duo Tom & Jerry, right through their massive success, dramatic breakup and finishing with a stunning recreation of the 1981 Central Park reformation concert. The show features…

Sun 6 Feb

£25–£28 / 0333 009 6690

Singin' in the Rain

Staging of the classic MGM musical, adapted for the stage by Jonathan Church.

Mon 9 May

£13–£70 / 0333 009 6690

Tue 10 May

£13–£70 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 11 May

£13–£70 / 0333 009 6690

…and 3 more dates until 14 May

South Pacific

This powerful love story, set on a South Pacific island during World War ll, is brought thrillingly to life in an epic new five-star production directed by Chichester Festival Theatre’s Artistic Director Daniel Evans (Me and My Girl *and *Fiddler on the Roof). With a sensational cast of over thirty and a full orchestra…

Sat 16 Jul

£13–£72 / 0333 009 6690

Mon 18 Jul

£13–£72 / 0333 009 6690

Tue 19 Jul

£13–£72 / 0333 009 6690

…and 4 more dates until 23 Jul

Tosca: An Ellen Kent Production

Puccini's tale of jealousy and passion between the two doomed lovers.

Thu 7 Apr

£13–£48 / 0333 009 6690

Trixie Mattel

A hilariously funny one woman comedy show from one of the greatest stars of RuPaul's Drag Race. The All Stars 3 winner Trixie Mattel returns with razor sharp wit and breathtaking garments.

Wed 4 May

£34.40 / 0333 009 6690

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Ultimate tribute concert to Tina Turner, presented by the award-winning producers behind Whitney - Queen Of The Night.

Mon 14 Nov

£14.90–£39.40 / 0333 009 6690

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