Theatre

There’s no shortage of theatres in Manchester. The Palace and Opera House show mainly West End productions and musicals whilst the Royal Exchange Theatre, the largest theatre in the round in Britain, The Lyric Theatre at The Lowry, which has the largest stage in the United Kingdom outside London's West End, and HOME, with its two performance venues, show everything from classic theatre and revivals to contemporary drama and new writing. The Greater Manchester Fringe puts on hundreds of productions every summer

WONDER WOMEN: for superheroines and demi-goddesses!

Manchester’s annual feminist festival returns this March for the fourth year running with a programme of film, talks, workshops and exhibitions.

Three to see this weekend: go vegan, get cultured and be merry

Whether it’s a Beer and Cider Festival, a vegan fair or a night at the theatre that takes your fancy, here are three things...

Renowned Colombian clown to perform at University of Salford

There's more to clowning than buckets of water and custard pies. A renowned clown who uses his comedy to explore social and political issues such...

Open date finally announced for Factory – an exceptional new arts and culture centre...

Manchester City Council has granted planning permission for Factory, an exceptional new arts and culture centre for Manchester. Due to open 2020 and operated by...

Review: Billy Elliot The Musical has the power to speak a message to us...

Billy Elliot The Musical, the story of a working class boy who puts down his boxing gloves and turns to dancing, is touring the UK...

The Lowry to hold School of Rock – The Musical open auditions for kids

The West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit West End production of School of Rock - The Musical will hold children’s open casting auditions on Sunday, 4...

Love Labour’s Lost: flirtation, foolery and fiasco at the Opera House

In this production by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Love’s Labour’s Lost has been transported from the sixteenth century to the years just before the Great...

REVEALED: The horrible history of the Royal Exchange

You've probably noticed that the 280,000 sq ft Royal Exchange, one of Manchester's most iconic buildings, is currently undergoing a multi-million pound refurbishment. But if you...

6 great reasons to spend Christmas at HOME this year

HOME really is where the heart is this festive season as Manchester’s centre for  contemporary art, film and theatre puts on on a massive range...

HAIR The Musical: the sixties relived at Hope Mill Theatre

Psychologists and neuroscientists have long confirmed that the music we loved as teenagers holds a disproportionate power over our emotions. Songs we obsessed over...

Royal Exchange opens stylish rooftop garden as part of a multi-million pound refurb

The Royal Exchange's rooftop garden welcomes visitors to step out of the office, get a breath of fresh air and take in the spectacular view of...

REVIEW: Little Shop of Horrors at the Palace Theatre

Of all the theatres in Manchester, the Palace is special to me. It may feature fewer shows per season than the Opera House and...

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