Opera House Manchester Manchester
Opera House Manchester Tickets
What’s On at Opera House Manchester
A packed events schedule is waiting for theatregoers at Opera House Manchester in 2024 when a variety of big musicals and touring shows hit the city. Most exciting amongst these is backstage comedy Peter Pan Goes Wrong, from the team behind The Play That Goes Wrong, in March, and & Juliet in July. This Shakespeare meets pop music spectacular previously ran in the West End and is a joyful, pure fun musical for older kids and adults.
One of the top events at Opera House Manchester is undoubtedly Ian McKellen in Player Kings. Book your tickets early to see the legendary actor on stage in March, before he takes the show down to London. Families have plenty of entertainment to choose from as well, with Awful Auntie bringing even more thrills and fun to the theatre in April.
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.
Map and Address
3 Quay Street, Manchester, M3 3HP