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Palace Theatre, Manchester

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

What's On Highlights

Disney's Aladdin
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Based on the timeless Disney movie, Aladdin the musical follows the adventurous Aladdin as he embarks on a journey to win the heart of Princess Jasmine and defeat the wicked Jafar. With the help of his genie, Aladdin navigates the streets of Agrabah and discovers that there's more to life than just material wealth.

Age guidance: 6+. Under 3s will not be admitted. Under 16s must be supervised by an adult (18+) at all times

Hairspray The Musical
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The musical phenomenon Hairspray returns! After breaking box office records and delighting audiences in the West End, Broadway and on the big screen since 1988, this smash hit musical-comedy is heading back out on tour around the UK and Ireland.

101 Dalmatians
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When fashionista Cruella de Vil plots to swipe all the Dalmatian puppies in town to create her fabulous new fur coat, there’s trouble ahead for Pongo and Perdi and their litter of adorable, tail-wagging young pups.

Lord of the Dance - A Lifetime of Standing Ovations
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After celebrating the 25th anniversary of Lord of the Dance in 2022, Lord of the Dance is back with a dazzling revival of his iconic dance extravaganza. The 2024 tour promises to be an extraordinary journey that will captivate audiences again with this record-breaking show.

The Book of Mormon
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The New York Times calls it ‘The best musical of this century.’ The Washington Post says, 'It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.’ And Entertainment Weekly raves, 'Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.' It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award and four-time Olivier Award-winning Best Musical.

Age guidance: 14+ (No Under 5s). Contains strong language, adult themes, strobe lighting and bangs. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more?

English National Ballet - Mary Skeaping's Giselle
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Giselle is a haunting story of innocence and betrayal – a timeless tale about the redemptive power of love. Experience the emotional power of one of the greatest classical ballets, with this five-star production at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, following rave reviews and packed houses in its London season. Mary Skeaping’s celebrated production has been stealing hearts for fifty years and delivers all the magic, romance and ethereal beauty you could wish for in a trip to the ballet.

Age guidance: 10+

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“Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts” So begins the international multi-award-winning musical, CHICAGO.

Age guidance: 13+

Elf The Musical
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Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (Disney's Aladdin On Broadway, The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

Blood Brothers
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Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.

Age guidance: - 12+ No Under 5s allowed in venue. Under 16s must be accompanied at all times by an adult (18+)

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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+

Kinky Boots
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The Broadway and West End phenomenon Kinky Boots The Musical, is strutting into Palace Theatre Manchester in a brand-new production starring Strictly Come Dancing’s Johannes Radebe and rising star Dan Partridge.

Ages 13+

Dear Evan Hansen
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Meet Evan: an anxious high school kid who wants nothing more than to fit in. The thing is, on his way to fitting in, he didn’t tell the whole truth. And now must give up on a life he never dreamt he’d have. As events spiral and the truth comes out, Evan faces a reckoning with himself and everyone around him.

Age guidance: 12+

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
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The most fantasmagorical musical of all time flies into Palace Theatre Manchester for one week only!

Age guidance: 5+. Under 3s will not be admitted. Under 16s must be supervised by an adult (18+) at all times

Mary Poppins
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Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film, the story of the World’s favourite nanny arriving on Cherry Tree Lane is even more magical than ever before featuring dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs.

Age guidance: 7+. Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted into the theatre.

TINA - The Tina Turner Musical
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From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her triumphant transformation into a multi award-winning global superstar, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them, winning 12 Grammy Awards and selling more concert tickets than any other solo performer in music history.

Age guidance: 14+. Please note that this performance contains strobe lighting, loud music, gun shots, haze and scenes including strong language, violence and domestic violence.


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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