The Palace Theatre Manchester is a performing arts venue and historic building that hosts a variety of stage productions and performances. Both the Palace Theatre and its sister theatre, the Opera House, are operated by the Ambassador Theatre Group.

    As one of the largest theatres in Manchester, the Palace Theatre Manchester hosts a range of productions to suit all audiences. You could see everything from opera and ballet to adult comedy and stage shows to kid-friendly plays, so it’s a must-visit attraction for all travellers. The theatre also hosts touring productions for a chance to experience something new.

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    Highlights of the Palace Theatre Manchester

    The theatre was originally known as the Grand Old Lady of Oxford Street and opened in 1891. Over the years, the theatre was renovated and restored before sustaining significant damage during the Manchester Blitz. Now, the Palace Theatre Manchester is among the largest and best in the UK.

    Palace Theatre Manchester hosts major touring performances, opera, ballet, comedy shows and concerts. Some of the most prominent acts hosted by the theatre include ‘Miss Saigon’, ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’, ‘Mamma Mia!’ and ‘Mary Poppins’. The theatre also staged the world premiere of ‘Prima Donna’, Rufus Wainwright’s opera.

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    Good to know when visiting the Palace Theatre Manchester

    The Palace Theatre Manchester hosts numerous productions throughout the year. Before your trip, be sure to check the calendar of events to see what’s on and plan your visit. You can book tickets to the show online, by phone or in-person at the box office.

    You’ll find many other performing-arts venues near the Palace Theatre Manchester, such as Bridgewater Hall and HOME. You’re close to the Manchester Art Gallery, Central Library and Canal Street, a vibrant LGBT-friendly area known for thrilling nightlife. Albert Square, a lively public square with events and nightlife, is also nearby.

    Palace Theatre Manchester

    Location: 97 Oxford St, Manchester M1 6FT, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)3330 096690

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