Royal Exchange Theatre

Royal Exchange Theatre
Royal Exchange Theatre
St Ann's Square, Manchester, M2 7DH
  • Telephone 0161 833 9833
  • Box office times Mon–Fri 9.30am–7.30pm; Sat 9.30am–8pm; Sun 11am–5pm.
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  • Website www.royalexchange.co.uk
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The Royal Exchange Theatre was founded in 1976 in the town's former Cotton Exchange, a Neoclassical grade II listed building completed in 1921. The city-centre building was damaged by an IRA bomb in 1996 and subsequently repaired and refurbished with National Lottery funding to include a new performance space, as well as a craft shop, cafe, restaurant and bars. The main performance space is a theatre in the round with the 760 seat auditorium surrounding the stage on all sides and on three levels. The smaller Studio space can seat up to 90. The theatre company has a reputation for supporting new writing and for nurturing future acting and directorial talent, with many established stars having kicked off their careers here.

Events at this venue

There are 14 events at this location

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The Act

'THE ACT IS ABOUT LOVE BETWEEN TEENAGERS. IT'S ABOUT HOW YOU THINK WE LOOK TOGETHER. THE WAY THINGS FEEL, THE FIRST TIME YOU FEEL THEM. IT IS AWKWARD, FUNNY, TERRIFYING. IT IS EXCRUCIATING ANTICIPATION' Give her a cheeky smile, let her know you're interested You need to catch her eye, you know flirtatious stuff? You need…

Thu 14 Jun

£11–£13 / 0161 833 9833

  • 19:30

Fri 15 Jun

£11–£13 / 0161 833 9833

  • 19:30

Sat 16 Jun

£11–£13 / 0161 833 9833

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Anyone's Guess How We Got Here

"DON'T RESPOND, HOLD MY BREATH, MOVE THE SOFA AWAY FROM THE WALL, AND LAY DOWN IN THE GAP MADE BETWEEN, AND HIDE. AND WAIT. AND WHEN THEY GO, POKE MY FINGERS OUT THE LETTERBOX. STRETCH THEM WIDE. FEEL THE COLD OF THE AIR. AND THINK, IF I LEFT THEM THERE LONG ENOUGH, THE WOLVES MIGHT COME, AND EAT ME PIECE BY PIECE" She's…

Thu 14 Jun

£11–£13 / 0161 833 9833

  • 19:30

Fri 15 Jun

£11–£13 / 0161 833 9833

  • 19:30

Sat 16 Jun

£11–£13 / 0161 833 9833

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Art Battle Manchester XII - A night of high drama

Manchester's most energetic art event. 10 talented artists go head-to-head in a live paint off where YOU decide the winner. Expect the unexpected…

Sun 6 May

£16.75 / 0161 833 9833

Camp Digital 2018

Conference that brings together the digital, design and UX communities exploring the latest thinking in the tech industry. Keynote speakers include Professor Vikas Shah MBE and Dr Sue Black OBE.

Wed 2 May

£149 / 0161 833 9833

The Cherry Orchard

Michael Boyd directs Chekhov's final masterpiece in a translation by Rory Mullarkey, with Kirsty Bushell as the out-of-touch aristocrat Madam Ranyevskaya and Jude Owusu as Lopakhin, the son of a former serf who tries to help her.

Thu 26 Apr

£17–£36; £18–£40 / 0161 833 9833

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Fri 27 Apr

£17–£36; £18–£40 / 0161 833 9833

  • 19:30

Sat 28 Apr

£17–£36; £18–£40 / 0161 833 9833

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 17 more dates until 19 May

The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekov

Directed by Michael Boyd, former artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Chekhov’s final masterpiece is full of wild humour and piercing sadness in this vivid new production of THE CHERRY ORCHARD. The tide of change is coming. Madam Ranyevskaya's world of privilege and pleasure is beginning to show cracks…

Thu 26 Apr

£8.50–£40 / 0161 833 9833

Fri 27 Apr

£8.50–£40 / 0161 833 9833

Sat 28 Apr

£8.50–£40 / 0161 833 9833

…and 16 more dates until 19 May

Happy Days

Sarah Frankcom directs Samuel Beckett's bleak masterpiece, with Maxine Peake as the woman who prattles away whilst she is slowly being buried up to her neck.

Fri 25 May

£18–£40; £17–£36; £17–£36 mats; £18–£40 / 0161 833 9833

  • 19:30

Sat 26 May

£18–£40; £17–£36; £17–£36 mats; £18–£40 / 0161 833 9833

  • 19:30

Mon 28 May

£18–£40; £17–£36; £17–£36 mats; £18–£40 / 0161 833 9833

  • 19:30
…and 23 more dates until 23 Jun

Happy Days

FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS OF A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, THE SKRIKER AND HAMLET, ROYAL EXCHANGE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR SARAH FRANKCOM AND ASSOCIATE ARTIST MAXINE PEAKE CONTINUE THEIR CREATIVE COLLABORATION WITH SAMUEL BECKETT'S SURREAL MASTERPIECE, HAPPY DAYS. "THE DAYS GO BY, CERTAIN DAYS, GO QUITE BY, THE BELL GOES, AND LITTLE OR…

Fri 25 May

£17–£40 / 0161 833 9833

  • 19:30

Sat 26 May

£17–£40 / 0161 833 9833

  • 19:30

Sun 27 May

£17–£40 / 0161 833 9833

  • 19:30
…and 27 more dates until 23 Jun

Happy Days by Samuel Beckett

FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS OF A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, THE SKRIKER AND HAMLET, ROYAL EXCHANGE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR SARAH FRANKCOM AND ASSOCIATE ARTIST MAXINE PEAKE CONTINUE THEIR CREATIVE COLLABORATION WITH SAMUEL BECKETT’S SURREAL MASTERPIECE, HAPPY DAYS. “the days go by, certain days, go quite by, the bell goes, and little…

Thu 31 May

£8.50–£40 / 0161 833 9833

Fri 1 Jun

£8.50–£40 / 0161 833 9833

Sat 2 Jun

£8.50–£40 / 0161 833 9833

…and 17 more dates until 23 Jun

Joke Translation Service

IN 2015 THEATRE MAKER RACHEL MARS HAD THE BEST CONVERSATION OF HER LIFE. IT WAS WITH AN AFGHAN TAXI DRIVER. FOR 45 MINUTES THEY TOLD EACH OTHER GAGS FROM WHERE THEY GREW UP. The length of a typical stand up comedian's headline set, JOKE TRANSLATION SERVICE is a group of people telling each other their most beloved jokes…

Fri 8 Jun

£11–£13 / 0161 833 9833

  • 19:30

The Lone Bellow

The trio from Brooklyn perform their Americana material.

Sun 2 Sep

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0161 833 9833

MLF Presents An Afternoon with Kate Atkinson

" MLF Presents An Afternoon with Kate Atkinson " An Afternoon with Kate Atkinson Sunday 21 October, 3pm Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester Literature Festival is thrilled to present an afternoon with Kate Atkinson. One of our finest novelists, Kate won the Whitbread Book of the Year Prize for her debut, Behind the…

Sun 21 Oct

Free / 0161 833 9833

Queens Of The Coal Age

Maxine Peake's first play for the Royal Exchange about four women taking a stand in the face of a changing world.

Wed 4 Jul

£0–£40 / 0161 833 9833

Thu 5 Jul

£0–£40 / 0161 833 9833

Fri 6 Jul

£0–£40 / 0161 833 9833

…and 11 more dates until 20 Jul

Three Sisters

Rashdash re-imagine the famous Chekhov play from female perspective.

Thu 3 May

£6.50; £13; £7 under 26s (Children £6 under 16s; Children £6.50 under 16s; £11) / 0161 833 9833

  • 19:30

Fri 4 May

£6.50; £13; £7 under 26s (Children £6 under 16s; Children £6.50 under 16s; £11) / 0161 833 9833

  • 19:30

Sat 5 May

£6.50; £13; £7 under 26s (Children £6 under 16s; Children £6.50 under 16s; £11) / 0161 833 9833

  • 19:30
…and 11 more dates until 19 May

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