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

The Manchester Project at Christmas review: don’t miss this festive treat

With so many festive shows to choose from, you could easily bypass The Manchester Project at Christmas. But anyone who saw the original Manchester Project...

The Lion King is coming back to Manchester next year –...

The Lion King is coming back to Manchester next year for a three month run at The Palace Theatre. The hugely popular stage adaptation of...

Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is returning to Manchester...

Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical wowed critics and public alike when it played at Manchester Opera House, London Coliseum and London’s Dominion...

Six review: it’s playful, funny, highly original and never outstays its...

Imagine if the six wives of Henry VIII formed a girl band consisting of the usual archetypes of the pushy Mariah, the indie and...

10 of the best things to see and do in Manchester...

It's December! Christmas is well and truly on the way. Listen carefully and you can almost hear those sleigh bells jingling. See the Manchester sky...

Review: Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes is a love letter to...

It was a sell-out even before its world premiere season opened in 2016. The Red Shoes sold out its first visit to The Lowry...

The best Christmas shows in Manchester this year – and how...

Everybody loves a panto at Christmas. But there's more to Christmas than pantos. Winter is a bumper season for theatre in Manchester, with everything from musicals...

Priscilla Queen of the Desert review: the cast are hot stuff but...

When the hit musical Kinky Boots came to Manchester last year, the cast and set design gave it real West End quality. You really...

Circus 1903 review: this beautiful breathtaking show is a must-see

The circus has rapidly become a dated form of entertainment. Audiences no longer want to see animals being mistreated in a big top. Reality...

Jack and the Beanstalk review: sparkling sets, colourful costumes, a giant...

Panto season is upon us – oh yes it is! – and this year's panto at Oldham’s Coliseum Theatre features some magic golden beans...

Nigel Slater’s Toast review: a sugary trip down memory lane

With the blustery weather, cold winds and relentless rain we're having, you might be looking for something heart-warming to get you feeling all toasty. Toast...

A circus-themed theatre production with giant elephant puppets is coming to...

At the turn of the century, elephants were a big part of travelling circuses. They'd often wow audiences by standing on their heads, jumping...

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