Opera House

Opera House
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

There are 37 events at this location

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ABBA Mania

Celebrating decades of golden hits with a recreation of the live Abba show.

Sat 7 Oct

£20.40–£24.40 / 0844 847 2275

Awful Auntie

David Walliam's tale of Stella, who goes to London with her parents and wakes up three months later with no idea what has happened.

Wed 20 Jun 2018

£20.40–£28.40 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 21 Jun 2018

£20.40–£28.40 / 0844 847 2275

Fri 22 Jun 2018

£20.40–£28.40 / 0844 847 2275

…and 2 more dates until 24 Jun 2018

The Band

  • Written by: Tim Firth

Brand new British musical featuring the songs of Take That, created in association with Britain’s most successful band. Written by Tim Firth The Band tells the story of five 16-year-old girls who are fans of a male pop group. Playing the boy band are Five to Five, the winners of the BBC show Let It Shine.

Fri 8 Sep

£23.40–£53.40 / 0844 847 2275

Sat 9 Sep

£23.40–£53.40 / 0844 847 2275

Mon 11 Sep

£23.40–£53.40 / 0844 847 2275

…and 17 more dates until 30 Sep

The Christians

Liverpool's undisputed kings of soulful pop harmonies.

Wed 25 Oct

£32.75–£34.75 / 0844 847 2275

Crazy For You

George Gershwin's multi-award winning musical set in the 1930s about the budding romance between Bobby, the son of a wealthy New York banker, and Polly, daughter of the proprietor of a failing theatre in Deadrock, Nevada. Starring Caroline Flack and Tom Chambers.

Tue 28 Nov

£14.90–£59.90 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 29 Nov

£14.90–£59.90 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 30 Nov

£14.90–£59.90 / 0844 847 2275

…and 2 more dates until 2 Dec

Dick Whittington

Festive panto with music, comedy and dance.

Sat 9 Dec

£12–£50.50 / 0844 847 2275

Sun 10 Dec

£12–£50.50 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 12 Dec

£12–£50.50 / 0844 847 2275

…and 23 more dates until 7 Jan 2018

Ellen Kent: 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 - Puccini Madama Buuterfly Starring the Korean soprano Maria HeeJung Kim* and the international soprano…

Sat 10 Mar 2018

£19.90–£47.40 / 0844 847 2275

Ellen Kent's La Traviata

Opera & Ballet International proudly present an Ellen Kent Production Verdi La Traviata Starring Maria Tonina and Alyona Kistenyova The love story that gripped Paris Back by public demand A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular…

Fri 9 Mar 2018

£19.90–£47.40 / 0844 847 2275

Ellen Kent's Rigoletto

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra The masterpiece they tried to ban Featuring a magnificent golden eagle with a seven-foot wingspan and two royal greyhounds. Please note some scenes contain nudity. A stunning…

Sun 11 Mar 2018

£19.90–£47.40 / 0844 847 2275

The ELO Experience

This tribute band recreates 'Mr Blue Sky' et al, probably with a more stable line-up than the real ELO.

Tue 3 Oct

£25 / 0844 847 2275

FastLove

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

Thu 26 Oct

£27.50 / 0844 847 2275

Fat Friends: The Musical

Musical based on Kay Mellor's hit TV show. With West End favourite Jodie Prenger and X Factor winner Sam Bailey.

Mon 19 Mar 2018

£16.50–£59.50 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 20 Mar 2018

£16.50–£59.50 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 21 Mar 2018

£16.50–£59.50 / 0844 847 2275

…and 3 more dates until 24 Mar 2018

Hairspray

The feel-good musical comedy telling the story of Tracy Turnblad, a girl with big hair and big dreams.

Mon 26 Mar 2018

£18–£56 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 27 Mar 2018

£18–£56 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 28 Mar 2018

£18–£56 / 0844 847 2275

…and 9 more dates until 7 Apr 2018

Iconic The Show

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

Thu 8 Mar 2018

£27.90–£29.90 / 0844 847 2275

A Judgement in Stone

Crime drama based on the best-selling novel by Ruth Rendell.

Mon 13 Nov

£16.40–£40.90 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 14 Nov

£16.40–£40.90 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 15 Nov

£16.40–£40.90 / 0844 847 2275

…and 3 more dates until 18 Nov

Katie Price

Katie Price discusses her life story and performs her brand new single, 'I Got U'.

Sat 14 Oct

£21.25–£32.25 / 0844 847 2275

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Fri 27 Oct

£31.75 / 0844 847 2275

Midge Ure

Ultravox hits, solo work and covers from the man behind Band Aid.

Wed 25 Oct

£35.65–£37.65 / 0844 847 2275

My First Ballet: Cinderella

A carefully produced ballet telling the story of Cinderella, with a narrator to help introduce and engage young children to the art of ballet.

Wed 26 Jul

£13.40–£29.40 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 27 Jul

£13.40–£29.40 / 0844 847 2275

Fri 28 Jul

£13.40–£29.40 / 0844 847 2275

…and 2 more dates until 30 Jul

Of Mice and Men

Set in 1930s California, Steinbeck epitomises the angst of the American Dream through two migrant workers, looking for a better life in a land they think is made of milk and honey.

Mon 9 Apr 2018

£15.90–£41.40 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 10 Apr 2018

£15.90–£41.40 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 11 Apr 2018

£15.90–£41.40 / 0844 847 2275

…and 3 more dates until 14 Apr 2018

One Night of Queen

Tribute to Freddie Mercury et al, starring Gary Mullen – winner of ITV's Stars in Their Eyes – and his band the Works, bringing you all the Queen hits. The band have performed across the globe, including two shows at BBC Proms in the Park.

Wed 4 Oct

£23.50 / 0844 847 2275

Peppa Pigs Adventure

A live show with Peppa Pig, George and their friends as they take on a new adventure.

Sat 3 Mar 2018

£18.15–£23.15 / 0844 847 2275

Sun 4 Mar 2018

£18.15–£23.15 / 0844 847 2275

Peppa Pig's Surprise

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis

Fun family show following the adventures of little Peppa Pig, who's having fun playing outside, but Mum and Dad have a surprise …

Sat 3 Mar 2018

£16.25–£18.25 / 0844 847 2275

Sun 4 Mar 2018

£16.25–£18.25 / 0844 847 2275

Purple Rain

A live celebration of the life, legacy and music of Prince.

Mon 12 Feb 2018

£18–£41 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 13 Feb 2018

£18–£41 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 14 Feb 2018

£18–£41 / 0844 847 2275

…and 3 more dates until 17 Feb 2018

QI: No Such Thing as a Fish

Bizarre and humorous facts from the QI universe in the first live touring version of the hit podcast.

Sun 26 Nov

£20.90 / 0844 847 2275

The Rat Pack - Live From Las Vegas

The boys are back in town to take you back to the glamorous, glitzy nights of Las Vegas in the late 50s and early 60s. The fabulous Burrelli Sisters and The Rat Pack Big Band join Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin performing at the famous Sands Hotel. It was at the Sands Hotel in 1960 that Frank Sinatra, Dean…

Mon 19 Feb 2018

£18–£41 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 20 Feb 2018

£18–£41 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 21 Feb 2018

£18–£41 / 0844 847 2275

…and 3 more dates until 24 Feb 2018

The Sensational 60's Experience

Relive the soundtrack to the swinging sixties, when pop music was at its finest! Herman's Hermits, Chris Farlowe, The Merseybeats, The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Fortunes, The Ivy League and New Amen Corner perform classic hits such as Hippy Hippy Shake, Out Of Time and I'm Into Something Good. Hosted by Alan Mosca from…

Thu 5 Oct

£30.65–£32.65 / 0844 847 2275

Seven Drunken Nights: The Story Of The Dubliners

The spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Jim McCann, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan comes to life on stage through timeless Irish classics including The Wild Rover, The Black Velvet Band, The Irish Rover, Molly Malone, Finnegan's Wake, McAlpines Fusileer and Raglan Road.

Sun 18 Mar 2018

£23.40–£29.40 / 0844 847 2275

Shawn Klush: Elvis World Tour

Multi-award-winning Elvis impersonator.

Sun 19 Nov

£28.15–£43.15 / 0844 847 2275

The Snowman

The festive tale of a flying snowman.

Wed 8 Nov

£15–£40 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 9 Nov

£15–£40 / 0844 847 2275

Fri 10 Nov

£15–£40 / 0844 847 2275

…and 2 more dates until 12 Nov

The Snowman

  • Directed by: Bill Alexander
  • Written by: lyrics)

Bill Alexander directs a musical adaptation of Raymond Briggs's children's story about the airborne adventures of a boy and his frosty friend, with music and lyrics by Howard Blake and choreography by Robert North.

Wed 8 Nov

£15–£40 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 9 Nov

£15–£40 / 0844 847 2275

Fri 10 Nov

£15–£40 / 0844 847 2275

…and 2 more dates until 12 Nov

Strangers on a Train

A stage adaptation of Highsmith's novel, made famous by Hitchcock's 1950 film.

Mon 5 Feb 2018

£18–£43.50 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 6 Feb 2018

£18–£43.50 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 7 Feb 2018

£18–£43.50 / 0844 847 2275

…and 3 more dates until 10 Feb 2018

Tango Moderno

Tango performance.

Tue 17 Oct

£23.90–£60.90 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 18 Oct

£23.90–£60.90 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 19 Oct

£23.90–£60.90 / 0844 847 2275

…and 2 more dates until 21 Oct

Tap Factory

A mixed programme of contemporary dance styles including urban, tap dance, hip hop, comedy and acrobatics, accompanied by a live band.

Mon 2 Oct

£19.15–£31.65 / 0844 847 2275

The Waterboys

Few bands have changed as much as The Waterboys. Formed in 1983, on their first three albums Mike Scott sculpted a layered post-punk sound, culminating in 1985’s sky-scraping This is the Sea. Since then the music has never ceased to evolve, from the influential mix of Celtic, gospel, country and rock on the classic…

Sun 22 Oct

£38.65–£43.65 / 0844 847 2275

Whitney: Queen of the Night

A celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston through three decades of classic hits.

Fri 6 Oct

£22.90–£28.90 / 0844 847 2275

The Wipers Times

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman's play about the WWI newspaper.

Tue 31 Oct

£14.40–£34.90 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 1 Nov

£14.40–£34.90 / 0844 847 2275

Thu 2 Nov

£14.40–£34.90 / 0844 847 2275

…and 2 more dates until 4 Nov

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