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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

Review: The Producers at The Royal Exchange Theatre

The Royal Exchange has become a go-to venue at Christmas, with a run of hits including Little Shop of Horrors, Sweet Charity and, last...

Review: Wicked at The Palace Theatre

Wicked has been running in the West End for over 12 years, defying critics as well as gravity, despite some lukewarm reviews when it...

Why Prince Charming Gareth Gates is delighted to be playing panto...

Playing Prince Charming in the Christmas pantomime Cinderella at the Opera House this year is singer, performer and part-time businessman, Gareth Gates. Gareth first found fame...

Get best priced tickets for Wicked, Blossoms and Premier League hospitality

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Review: Benidorm Live at The Palace Theatre

TV comedy Benidorm ran for 10 years and had a huge following. Now the show is touring theatres all over the UK, stopping off at...

What goes on behind the scenes at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre?

Housed inside a stunning Grade II listed building, the Royal Exchange is the country’s largest theatre-in-the-round, with a 360 degree performance space that allows every...

Meet the Manchester actress playing the sixth wife of Henry VIII...

Imagine if Beyonce, Ariana Grande and Rihanna had married Henry VIII and sang about it? Maiya Quansah-Breed is spending the first half of December at...

JB Shorts: six perfectly formed 15-minute plays by top TV...

JB Shorts has been entertaining Manchester audiences with their six mini-plays by well-known writers and featuring local talent for almost 10 years. The quality of this...

Waterside Arts named Venue of the Year at Northern Soul awards

Local arts, performance and events-based venue Waterside has been named Venue of the Year at this year’s Northern Soul Awards. Up against stiff competition from across...

Review: The Maids at HOME Manchester

When Jean Genet’s The Maids was staged in London a couple of years ago, Orange Is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba earned plaudits for her...

Our pick of the best shows and pantos in Manchester this...

Every year our much loved childhood classics are adapted for the stage to sprinkle a bit of magic and festive cheer over even the...

I’m a Celebrity’s Rita Simons to star in Manchester world premiere...

The world premiere production of Peter James’ chilling play The House on Cold Hill, which is adapted from his best-selling 2015 novel based on...

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