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Manchester Theatre Shows 2024/25

Discover everything what’s on at Manchester theatres with the help of I Love MCR, including new theatre shows, theatre tickets and places to eat pre-theatre

What's on at Manchester theatres?

There’s no shortage of theatres in Manchester. The Palace Theatre 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 for budding new performers. The Manchester theatre scene is buzzing.

The 100 Story Hotel

Z-Arts 335 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester, United Kingdom

An interactive world of storytelling and play

From £9.50

Dracula: The Bloody Truth

Octagon Theatre Howell Croft South, Bolton, BL1 1SB, United Kingdom

A hilarious and madcap comedy retelling of the iconic gothic classic

From £15

We Invented The Weekend

MediaCity 101-110 Broadway, Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom

The two-day FREE festival celebrating how people spend their free time has announced new inclusions across music, family, wellbeing, creative workshops and sports


Coram Boy

The Lowry Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom

Based on the novel by Jamila Gavin

From £23

Constellations by Nick Payne

The Kings Arms 11 Bloom Street, Manchester, United Kingdom

A play about love, honey, and the multiverse

From £13

Coming soon to Manchester theatres

In addition to showcasing the latest trailers, local presenter Michelle Eagleton hosts Live in the Hive – the only online magazine show dedicated to theatre across Greater Manchester. Michelle has conversations each week with actors and producers from the Manchester theatre scene to review and discuss what’s on and also what’s occurring behind the curtain.

A Manchester institution, Atlas Bar is ideally located within easy walking distance to The Bridgewater Hall and Manchester’s theatres and concert venues.

Enjoy a wide variety of dishes on both the dining and snack menus, including Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free options.

Found along Booth Street within Hyatt Hotel Manchester, The Laureate Restaurant is a beautifully located dining destination.

Serving up inspired, seasonally curated dishes made using expert culinary techniques that deliciously enhance fresh, locally sourced ingredients from around the globe.

The Corn Exchange is continuing to be a destination location in Manchester and is perfectly located for any theatre or show visit across the city.

A great for a spot of lunch, or an evening meal – there’s a wide range of dining options, whether you fancy Italian, Indian, German, Pan Asian or Vietnamese – the choice is yours!

Open all day every day so no matter your show time you’ve a place to go!

Visit The Lowry Hotel for your pre-show food and drinks with an exclusive deal every Wednesday – Saturday between 5pm – 6:30pm; enjoy 2 courses with a bottle wine to share for just £59.00. Not only that but you can also have peace of mind with complimentary car parking at the hotel for the duration of your show (terms apply)

Experience a taste of luxury for a fraction of the price and really get your evening out off to an excellent start.

When you’re after that special kind of meal before watching the next big show, Zouk Tea Bar & Grill is the place to be.

Available 5pm-7pm every day, Zouk’s pre-theatre menu is exceptional quality at £20 for two courses or £25 for three. Both are served with accompaniments with the main courses.

The perfect place to eat great food, meet old friends and dine before a fabulous show, Annies Manchester has a wide menu selection certain to satisfy every appetite as well as embracing you in the comfortable surroundings.

You’ll find Annies on Old Bank Street, in The Royal Exchange, open every day until 7pm, perfect for the stop off before curtain up.

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