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Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen

The musical that got everyone talking comes to the UK tour circuit with an all new production.

Sister Act

Sister Act

This holy show is a must see for fans of musical comedy!

Pretty Woman: The Musical

Pretty Woman: The Musical

A lovingly adapted musical, this features all the amazing moments of the hit film!

The Wizard Of Oz

The Wizard Of Oz

A star-studded line up brings this classic story right in to the 21st century.

Bonnie & Clyde

Bonnie & Clyde

The classic duo are back and as infamous as ever!

Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle

Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle

Henry Lewis & Jonathan Sayer, creators of the hilarious The Play That Goes Wrong, return!

Aladdin

Aladdin

This all-singing, all-dancing stage production has already wowed audiences on either side of the Atlantic - a must see!

Hairspray the Musical

Hairspray the Musical

This show has big hair, big heart, and even bigger dreams!

101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians

Show-stopping choreography, hilarious songs and cuddly puppies make this a sensational musical!

Lord of the Dance - A Lifetime of Standing Ovations

Lord of the Dance - A Lifetime of Standing Ovations

Michael Flatley wows in a brand new show celebrating his famous career.

Grease

Grease

We Go Together - to Grease the Musical! Experience this hit production direct from the West End!

English National Ballet - Mary Skeaping's Giselle

English National Ballet - Mary Skeaping's Giselle

The iconic Giselle is lovingly brought to life by Mary Skeaping.

Chicago

Chicago

This remains a hit theatrical sensation, featuring songs like "Razzle Dazzle" & "All That Jazz."

Wicked

Wicked

The spell-binding hit is going on tour before the hotly-anticipated film!

What’s On at Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre Manchester welcomes a host of dazzling entertainment to its events calendar over the next twelve months. Notably, the touring production of the classic rom-com Pretty Woman: The Musical will be visiting this March, if you’re a fan of the film then the musical is a must-see! Be sure you book tickets early because it's set to be a popular show.

If that wasn’t exciting enough, we recommend looking and booking ahead for the very best West End shows on tour. Wicked, Sister Act, Dear Evan Hansen and the London Palladium’s hit summer musical The Wizard of Oz are just some of the must-see musicals gracing the calendar of events at the Palace Theatre.

About the Palace Theatre

Originally opening in 1891, Manchester’s Palace Theatre of Varieties had an immense capacity of 3,675. Hosting stars such as Lillie Langtry and Charlie Chaplin, it was one of the UK’s most prolific music hall venues. In 1913, the building was renovated under architect Bertie Crew and reopened after seven months with a performance from Harry Houdini. Over the 20th century, it has hosted a variety of events including ballets, concerts and plays.

By the late 1970s, waning audience numbers threatened the Palace Theatre with closure, and it subsequently underwent major refurbishment before re-opening in 1981. The stage and dressing rooms were extended to accommodate companies such as the Covent Garden Opera and Kirov Ballet, and the auditorium and Front of House were restored to their original Edwardian décor.

Now owned by ATG along with its sister venue, Opera House Manchester, the Palace Theatre has established itself as a major receiving house for touring plays, musicals and entertainment.

Map and Address

97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT

Manchester’s Palace Theatre is just a few minutes from St Peter’s Square, which contains Manchester’s Town Hall and Central Library. Manchester Art Gallery is just off the square, with Bridgewater Hall and the O2 Ritz being neighbouring music venues. Some casual eateries are available on Oxford Road, and there is an even wider range of amenities in the streets surrounding St Peter’s Square. Transport links are good, making the theatre accessible for patrons.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the Palace Theatre Manchester box office open?

The box office is open on performance days 90 minutes before the show is due to begin.

What time does Palace Theatre Manchester open for a show?

The theatre is open up to 90 minutes before the beginning of the day’s first scheduled performance. It is worth arriving as early as possible to avoid queues at the entrance and enjoy a relaxing drink before the show.

What food and drink are available at Palace Theatre Manchester?

There is a bar on every level of the theatre serving pre-show and interval drinks and refreshments. All bars serve a range of wines, beers, spirits, soft drinks and snacks.

The bespoke Ambassador Lounge package is also available to book when buying tickets online. Please note the Ambassador Lounge is not step-free at this venue.

Does Palace Theatre Manchester have a cloakroom?

A cloakroom is in the theatre foyer. Patrons can store bags and coats here during a performance for a small fee.

Where should I eat near Palace Theatre Manchester?

Rudy’s Neapolitan serves a menu inspired by classic Naples pizza in a relaxed environment. The independent chain’s Peter Street branch is just 8 minutes’ walk from the Palace, making it a great choice for pre-theatre dining. For those who enjoy fusion food, Australasia in Deansgate is also close by, offering Australian dishes influenced by Southeast Asian and Japanese flavours.

What is the best hotel to stay at near Palace Theatre Manchester?

Premier Inn (City Centre) is less than five minutes’ walk from the theatre and a fantastic choice for those who want cheap and convenient accommodation after a show. If you’d like a more luxurious overnight stay, try the 5-star Hotel Gotham; located in the Art Deco building that used to house Midland Bank, this characterful hotel is just ten minutes away from the Palace Theatre.

How do I contact the box office?

Customers can contact the box office team by calling 0333 009 6690.

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