Thursday 11 Aug 2022
Manchester’s Theatre scene is a thriving one. There are three main theatre spaces The Lowry, The Palace and the Opera House and each is easily accessible for the city centre.
Tickets & What's On?There are small theatre spaces too such as the Dance House, the Contact and the intimate 3 Minute Theatre, in Afflecks, present many independent productions.
Theatre Tickets and What's on? Unlock Manchester’s ‘What’s On?’ section provides information and opportunity to get tickets for shows and performances.
Contact is where young people change their lives through the arts, and audiences of all ages experience exciting new shows.
They are the leading national theatre and arts venue to place young people at the decision-making heart of everything. At Contact, young people aged 13-30 genuinely lead, working alongside staff in deciding the artistic programme, making staff appointments and act as full Board members.The result is an outstanding, diverse and accessible artistic programme for everyone.
Hope Mill Theatre
Hope Mill Theatre was the dream of couple Joseph Houston and William Whelton. After training and building a career in theatre and time spent living in London, they were inspired by the highly regarded Off West End Theatres and small producing venues which dominate the London theatre scene.
Royal Exchange Theatre
With its circular performance space and audience seating surrounding you can be part of the action. The Royal Exchange Theatre really does offer a unique experience
10 minutes on the tram The Lowry is a theatre and art display space. Hosting national touring shows, arts exhbitions and its permanent LS Lowry Collection this is a must visit
The Palace Theatre
ATG's Palace Theatre, centrally located on Oxford St, its stage sees major touring shows and performances. Check our ticket listings for this months events
Read Our Guides
Unlock Manchester visitor guides are available in hotels and magazine racks across the city. You can also read them for FREE online at issuu.com
What's On in Manchester?
Cinema, Theatre, Music and Events: find out what’s on in Manchester today, this week and coming soon with our FREE listings
Manchester Transport Services
Buses, Trams, Trains and Private Hire Taxis: Manchester has a solution for you to get where you need to be.
Manchester a City of ‘Quarters’
Only 30 minutes by Tram from the City Centre, Bury and its attractions make a good day trip
Nestled between the Irwell and Medloack rivers Castlefield is where the Romans established 'Mamucium'. Experience the old and modern and explore its attractions
China Town, a stone's throw from Piccadilly Gardens, offers restaurants, specialist supermarkets and entertainment all in one space
Connecting most parts of the city, this mile-long road is worth a stroll along and offers some great shops and places to eatRead About All Manchester‘s Quarters