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Royal Exchange Theatre

St. Anns Square, Manchester M2 7DH, England
+44 161 833 9833
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Yet another amazing experience

I will happily go and see anything at the Royal exchange. Went to see Perswassion by Jane Austin... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stockport, United Kingdom
Nothing like Jane Austen at all

We went with our theatre club and I really thought this production was awful. If you did not know... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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We're an award-winning producing Theatre in the centre of Manchester. As well as classics from William Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, Oscar Wilde, Noel Coward, and Anton Chekhov, we're also one of the country's leading theatres for new writing, with over 125 premieres in the theatre history! The unique design means that none of the 760 seats are more than nine metres from the circular stage, with seats placed all around the auditorium, giving views from all angles.The Great Hall surrounds the Theatre, and this houses The Round restaurant, Bar Exchange, the Craft Shop and exhibitions, the Education Lounge and workshops, the Information Point, the Mezzanine Gallery exhibitions, as well as Friday evenings' FREE entertainment SPECIAL FX.And we're open on a Sunday too! With brunch served in our Great Hall cafe and free entertainment during the day.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 23:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
St. Anns Square, Manchester M2 7DH, England
+44 161 833 9833
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I will happily go and see anything at the Royal exchange. Went to see Perswassion by Jane Austin, even though I am not really a Austin fan, I loved this modern production, with a minimal set, and amazing acting. Really great to see theatre in...More

Thank bazonian2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with our theatre club and I really thought this production was awful. If you did not know the book you would have been lost! It required too much imagination to transfer the time of Jane Austen's writing into this madcap 20th century version.

1  Thank portia517
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment this began I was easily persuaded to be enticed into a very innovative and exciting adaptation of Jane Austen's Persuasion. It captivated and hypnotised me with an emotional rollercoaster of romance in a very sensual style. It was 19th Century meets 21st...More

Thank JaneandBobby
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was uncertain how I would feel about a modern day performance of one of my favourite novels, but this was fantastic and exceeded all expectations. Jane Austen's wit and subtle observations were still there in abundance. Use of dance as a motif was a...More

Thank Lizzie27_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

PERVERSION OF PERSUASION...We bought the programme which to be fair did say an adaptation of Persuasion. Well we stuck it out for the first half but we both felt totally cheated. Fringe theatre production would have better described it. I walked out wondering if every...More

1  Thank Tightwads
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's something magical about the Royal Exchange. It's a lovely place to visit even if you're not seeing a show. On this occasion I was though. Saying that makes it sound like I go all the time, but the last time I went was in...More

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prompt polite service in , ''The Round Restaurant. ''The Food was perfectly cooked with an imaginative choice of fresh ingredients artistically displayed on the plate. Plenty of space and light in this amazingly grand unique building. An essential visit in Manchester, the cafe beats any...More

Thank FionaDurling
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here several times for various performances (Shakespeare, Arthur Miller) and so have other members of my family. Despite the very small seats, this place is just incredible and the layout and atmosphere really add to the performances. Don't bring too many things (coats/bags)...More

Thank Vanessa D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see Persuasion last night and it was brilliant. The story has been very cleverly adapted to make a modern production which stays true to the original. The acting was first class, it's funny and moves at a good pace. I can highly...More

Thank Alison R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Theatre in the round at its best. Watching a play at the Royal Exchange is always a great pleasure, whatever the production; there is something special about being so close to the action. The restaurant is excellent and all the staff throughout the theatre are...More

Thank PipandTim
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Zena T
Where is the nearest tram stop
25 April 2017|
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Response from Steve_Grant1 | Reviewed this property |
Definately Exchange Square
going to japan on tour any advice for hard of walking 70yrs old.
4 February 2017|
Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
Look up bowing etiquette before you go - a little politeness and acknowledgement of Japanese custom is very much appreciated, and you'll find people will go out of their way to help you. If you 'google' "Japan etiquette" you... More
Where can you park
3 February 2017|
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Response from Ceri D | Reviewed this property |
I'm not entirely sure as I don't drive sorry ! I'm sure there are places as it's basically next to the shopping centre ! Best bet is train though !