Opera House Manchester Manchester
Opera House Manchester Tickets
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Pantomime
Join Jack and his mother in this charming Christmassy adventure!
The Drifters Girl
Find out about the woman that made The Drifters what they were, while enjoying some amazing hits on the way!
Come and meet those dancing feet in this hit tap musical!
I Should Be So Lucky
This new musical features your favourite 80s hits!
Madagascar The Musical
Based on the hit film, this hilarious group of furry friends escape from Central Park Zoo!
The Full Monty - The Play by Simon Beaufoy
The hilarious play behind the iconic film.
Peppa Pig's Fun Day Out
Join Peppa and friends on a fun day out in this brand new show!
Pretty Woman: The Musical
The hit film, is now all singing and dancing and guarantees a great night out.
Bonnie & Clyde
This hit cult musical follows the dreadful duo who spent their life on the run!
Peter Pan Goes Wrong
The only show where everything that can go wrong - should!
A fantastic new production of David Walliams’ adventure - with a big owl, a tiny ghost and a really awful Auntie!
An Officer and a Gentleman the Musical
Based on the hit 80s movie, this winning story of love and bravery will sweep you off your feet.
What’s On at Opera House Manchester
A packed events schedule is waiting for theatregoers at Opera House Manchester, when a variety of big musicals and touring shows hit the city. Most exciting amongst these is classic Broadway musical 42nd Street, playing in the autumn; and in October, jukebox musical The Drifters Girl, which recently closed in the West End.
Families have plenty of entertainment to choose from as well, and you might even want to start thinking ahead to Christmas! This year’s pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, is one of the top events at Opera House Manchester. It opens in December and stars Jason Manford. The fun for kids doesn’t stop there, as Madagascar the Musical brings even more fun to the theatre in February 2024.
About the Opera House Manchester
The Opera House Manchester is a Grade II listed building that originally opened in 1912 as the New Theatre. Designed by Charles Lovett Gill in the Classical style, it is an expansive commercial theatre in the heart of Manchester.
The venue has undergone several changes of ownership, name and function - including as a cinema and bingo hall - and was renamed the Opera House due to an association with conductor Sir Thomas Beecham. Since 2009, it has been owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group along with its sister venue, Manchester’s Palace Theatre. The theatre now hosts a varied schedule of events each year.
For over 50 years, Manchester Opera House has been a receiving and producing house for landmark productions including the 1958 European premiere of West Side Story, and the 1990s UK regional premiere of The Phantom of the Opera. Following major refurbishments in 2003, the venue continues to host major productions including the world premieres of Ghost the Musical, & Juliet, Bat Out of Hell and Back to the Future the Musical, all of which transferred to the West End.