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Palace Theatre

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In Person: 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT
Phone: 0333 009 6690

What's On Highlights

English National Ballet - Akram Khan's Giselle
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A classic for our times. After astounding audiences around the world, from Auckland to New York, Akram Khan’s Giselle returns to the Palace Theatre, where it first premiered in 2016.

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Hamilton the musical is a multi award-winning masterpiece by Lin-Manuel Miranda, coming soon to the Palace Theatre, Manchester! This is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and helped shape the very foundations of the America we know today. The score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway - the story of America then, as told by America now.

Sister Act
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Disco diva Deloris’ life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Placed under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she shouldn’t be found – a convent! Encouraged to help the struggling choir, she helps her fellow sisters find their true voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

Age guidance 12+

The Wizard of Oz
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Featuring the iconic original score from the Oscar-winning MGM film including Over The Rainbow, Follow The Yellow Brick Road and We're Off To See The Wizard with additional songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, this spectacular production of The Wizard of Oz will be a truly magical experience for all the family.

Age guidance 6+

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Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked imagines a beguiling backstory to the lives of L. Frank Baum’s beloved characters, and reveals the magic that shaped the destinies of two unlikely friends on their remarkable journey to becoming Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Age guidance 7+


Situated directly opposite the Palace Theatre is Oxford Road train station. Piccadilly train station is only 0.3 miles from the theatre.


Bars are open before performances and at the interval

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Palace Theatre, Manchester, is one of the best-recognised theatres in Manchester. It has hosted some of the biggest transfers in recent musical history and is a main cultural venue for theatre-goers in the North of England.

The theatre opened in 1891 and was originally known as the Grand Old Lady of Oxford Street (after its position on Oxford Street) and was designed by architect Alfred Darbyshire. However, the theatre wasn’t well received and was renovated by famous architect Bertie Crewe in 1913 to reduce the capacity and improve interiors. The years following these renovations saw the glory years for the Palace Theatre with names such as Gracie Fields, Judy Garland, Noël Coward, and Laurel and Hardy gracing its stage.

The theatre was hit by a direct bomb during the Manchester Blitz of World War II. Despite being partially reconstructed and having a number of notable shows in the following era, audience numbers fell dramatically. It was threatened with closure during the 1970s but was saved by the Arts Council and underwent major renovations.

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