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Who are we and how did our website start?
Manchester theatre guide - John Thomson and Joanna Riding in Hobson's - the definitive guide to what's on at the theatre in Manchester, England - is the brainchild of the people who brought you, the website which celebrates life in the Rock'n'Goal capital of the world! Noticing that there wasn't many other sites on the Internet that listed every theatre in Manchester with any real local knowledge, we set about providing a guide to what's on in the city and the north west. Not only can you see which productions, shows and gigs are coming to Manchester, but you can also buy tickets online, book a restaurant table, research the bars near the venue and book a hotel close to the show/gig.
We provide information about all the shows, seating plans, genres, calendars and special offers. You can sign up to our free mailing list for regular updates and latest news about upcoming productions (click here to sign up). doesn't just concentrate on the large theatres either, we created the 'other venues' page that covers the smaller theatre groups in the North of England. If you are a theatre company and want us to list you, check out the package we offer you. In September 2006, we added our new theatre website, as we felt it would benefit all our Manchester users as Liverpool has many big names and top productions playing there and is fairly close by. We intend to keep adding more theatre guides for other cities with our Birmingham and Edinburgh theatre guides planned to get a make over in 2012.
How do you get listed or advertise with us?
We do not charge big fees. Go to our packages page to see our fees. We are confident of promoting your show and getting "bums on seats", especially as our mailing list is growing rapid and we dominate the top of Google on the result pages for most phrases.

We can also offer you the opportunity to have your current and future productions added to our theatre calendar which is visited by many of our online customers. We also have a mailing list of over 90,000 people (figure in Nov 2011) and this is growing by the day. We can mention your theatre and latest productions in our mail newsletters.

For the theatres or producers with a larger budget, we offer an e-solus service where we send an email to all of our mailing list purely promoting your show (click here for an e-solus example) or for less money, we offer space to sponsor one of our email newsletters (click here for a sponsored email example). If you are interested in using our mailing service to advertise your show, email us and we'll give you a quote.

How can you contact us?

We receive many phone calls from people thinking we are the Opera House, Palace Theatre, Bridgewater, etc... WE ARE NOT A THEATRE, we are a website that promotes what is on in Manchester's theatres. If you have lost your brolly or need to know when a show finishes, your best bet is to contact the theatre directly. Theatre contact details can be found below:

Contact Details For The Main Venues In Manchester and The North West

Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre, Oxford Street,
Manchester. M1 6FT.
booking number - 0844 871 7660
general enquiries - 0871 977 3801*
contact details - click here

Opera House

Opera House, Quay Street
Manchester. M3 3HP
booking number - 0844 871 7660
general enquiries - 0871 977 3802*
contact details - click here

The Lowry

The Lowry, Pier 8,
Salford Quays, M50 3AZ.
booking number - 0844 815 4873
general enquiries - 0844 815 4873*
contact details - click here

MEN Arena

MEN Arena, Victoria Station,
Hunts Bank, Manchester, M3 1AR.
booking number - 0844 847 2277
general enquiries - 0871 977 3803*
contact details - click here

O2 Apollo Theatre

O2 Apollo Theatre, Stockport Road,
Ardwick Green, Manchester, M12 6AP.
booking number - 0844 847 2277
general enquiries - 0871 977 3804*
contact details - click here

Bridgewater Hall

Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester. M2 3WS.
booking number - 0871 977 3808*
general enquiries - 0871 977 3808*
contact details - click here

Royal Northern College Of Music, Manchester

The Royal Northern College of Music,
124 Oxford Road, Manchester. M13 9RD.
booking number - 0871 977 3807*
general enquiries - 0871 977 3807*
contact details - click here

Royal Exchange Theatre

Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester, M2 7DH.
booking number - 0844 815 4873
general enquiries - 0871 977 3806*
contact details - click here

Library Theatre

Library Theatre Company. Cornerhouse,
70 Oxford Street. Manchester. M1 5NH.
booking number - 0871 977 3805*
general enquiries - 0871 977 3805*
contact details - click here

Contact Theatre

Contact Theatre. Oxford Rd.
Manchester. M15 6JA.
booking number - 0871 977 3810*
general enquiries - 0871 977 3810*
contact details - click here

Dancehouse Theatre

Dancehouse Theatre, 10 Oxford Road
Manchester. M1 5QA.

booking number - 0844 815 4873
general enquiries - 0871 977 3813*
contact details - click here

Manchester Academy

Manchester Academy, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR.
booking number - 0844 847 2277
general enquiries - 0871 231 7769*
contact details - click here

HMV Ritz

HMV Ritz, Whitworth Street West
Manchester M1 5NQ
booking number - 0844 847 2277
general enquiries - TBC
contact details - click here

Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall, 25 Swan Street, The Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JZ.
booking number - 0844 815 4873
general enquiries - 0871 231 7763*
contact details - click here

Waterside Arts Centre

1 Waterside Plaza, Sale,
Manchester. M33 7ZF.
booking number - 0844 815 4873
general enquiries - 0871 246 5869*
contact details - click here

Stockport Plaza

The Plaza, Mersey Square, Stockport,
Cheshire. SK1 1SP.
booking number - 0844 815 4873
general enquiries - 0871 977 3811*
contact details - click here

Bolton Octagon

The Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton. BL1 1SBH.
booking number - 0844 815 4873
general enquiries - 0871 230 2201*
contact details - click here

Oldham Coliseum

Oldham Coliseum. Fairbottom Street, Oldham, Lancashire. OL1 3SW.
booking number - 0844 815 4873
general enquiries - 0871 230 2203*
contact details - click here

King George's Hall, Blackburn

King George's Hall. Northgate.
Blackburn. BB2 1AA.
booking number - 0844 847 2277
general enquiries - 0871 230 2204*
contact details - click here

Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington

Pyramid & Parr Hall, Palmyra Square, Warrington, WA1 1BL.
booking number - 0844 847 2277
general enquiries - 0871 230 2202*
contact details - click here


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