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What's On at the Palace Theatre, Manchester

The Palace Theatre Manchester opened in 1891 has a capacity of 1998 seats.  Hosting plays, musicals, opera, comedy, dance, concerts and sing-a-longs, the Palace Theatre remains one of Manchester’s prominent theatre venues.

The Palace Theatre has a wonderful history with performers such as Judy Garland, Gracie Fields, Danny Kaye, Noel Coward, Laurel and Hardy, and Harry Houdini gracing its stage.  It’s known for hosting tour and regional premieres such as Les Misérables, The Producers, Miss Saigon, The Book Of Mormon, Hamilton, and the UK premiere of The Wedding Singer.    

Manchester’s Palace Theatre has many shows, events and productions to look forward to including Wicked, Mary Poppins, Bat Out Of Hell, Hairspray, 101 Dalmatians, The Book Of Mormon, Grease, Kinky Boots, Blood Brothers and Cruel Intentions.  See what's on at the Palace Theatre Manchester below and book tickets online.

The Palace Theatre Manchester opened in 1891 has a capacity of 1998 seats.  Hosting plays, musicals, opera, comedy, dance, concerts and sing-a-longs, the Palace Theatre remains one of Manchester’s prominent theatre venues.

The Palace Theatre has a wonderful history with performers such as Judy Garland, Gracie Fields, Danny Kaye, Noel Coward, Laurel and Hardy, and Harry Houdini gracing its stage.  It’s known for hosting tour and regional premieres such as Les Misérables, The Producers, Miss Saigon, The Book Of Mormon, Hamilton, and the UK premiere of The Wedding Singer.    

Manchester’s Palace Theatre has many shows, events and productions to look forward to including Wicked, Mary Poppins, Bat Out Of Hell, Hairspray, 101 Dalmatians, The Book Of Mormon, Grease, Kinky Boots, Blood Brothers and Cruel Intentions.  See what's on at the Palace Theatre Manchester below and book tickets online.

What's On at the Palace Theatre, Manchester

Hairspray The Musical

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Thursday 25 - Saturday 27 July 2024
The international musical phenomenon Hairspray returns to a venue near you this year! After breaking box office records and delighting audiences in the West-End, on Broadway and on the big screen since 1988, this smash hit musical-comedy ha...

101 Dalmatians

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Tuesday 30 July - Saturday 10 August 2024
The smash hit musical 101 Dalmatians is going on tour, starring Kym Marsh (Coronation Street, Hear'say) as the greatest villain of them all, Cruella De Vil. When fashionista Cruella de Vil plots to swipe all the Dalmatian puppies in town to...

Musical Theatre 3 Day Masterclass (8s - 12s)

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Monday 5 August 2024
Our Summer Musical Theatre Masterclass is BACK due to popular demand....

Family Friday: Theatre Discovery Tour

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Friday 9 - Friday 16 August 2024
Family Friday is here! We're throwing open our doors this Friday in August to welcome families to explore our building on an family friendly tour!Palace Tours are a great way to for little ones to explore the Grade II listed theatre, hear a...

Palace Theatre Tour

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Monday 12 August 2024
With a glorious history hosting stars of stage and screen including Judy Garland, Gracie Fields, Les Dawson and Charlie Chaplin, today, the Palace delights audiences with large scale musicals, plays, music and comedy acts. Palace Tours are ...

Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Tuesday 13 - Sunday 18 August 2024
After celebrating the 25th anniversary of Lord of the Dance in 2022, and a lifetime of standing ovations, Michael Flatley is back with a dazzling revival of his iconic dance extravaganza. The 2024 tour promises to be an extraordinary jour...

Work in Theatre: Costume & Wardrobe

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Thursday 15 August 2024
Have you ever wondered about working in wardrobe, but not sure where to start, what it would be like, or what you need to know? No fear - the next instalment of our Work In Theatre series of workshops, is here to help!...

Summer Masterclass: Making a Musical In Two Days (13 - 18s)

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Thursday 22 August 2024
This summer, we're welcoming young people aged 13 - 18 to the Palace Theatre and setting them a challenge: devise a new musical in 2 days!...

The Book of Mormon

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Wednesday 11 September - Saturday 5 October 2024
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 Th...

Grease

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Tuesday 8 - Saturday 19 October 2024
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 tru...

An Evening with Lucinda Light

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Wednesday 23 October 2024
Lucinda Light, the hugely popular star of Channel 4's Married At First Sight Australia and expert in emotional intelligence (EQ), greets UK audiences with her toolkit of grounding exercises, before speaking about her experiences on Marri...

Billy Porter

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Thursday 24 October 2024
Tony Award-winning Broadway actor and singer Billy Porter is The Black Mona Lisa! Backed by a full band, the Kinky Boots star takes the audience on a musical journey through Billy's life story - showcasing tracks from 'Black Mona Lisa', his...

No Such Thing As A Fish

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Sunday 27 October 2024
In 2014 Dan, James, Anna and Andy gathered around their microphones in QI's office and made Episode 1 of No Such Thing As A Fish. 500 episodes and half-a-billion downloads later, they are celebrating 10 years of podcasting. Age guidance: 12...

English National Ballet - Mary Skeaping's Giselle

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Wednesday 30 October - Saturday 2 November 2024
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, following rave reviews and ...

Chicago

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Monday 4 - Saturday 9 November 2024
CHICAGO, the "sexiest musical ever" (Metro) is back."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. ...

Elf The Musical

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Tuesday 12 - Sunday 17 November 2024
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 Produ...

Blood Brothers

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Tuesday 19 - Saturday 30 November 2024
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. The superb score includes ...

Wicked

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Tuesday 3 December 2024 - Sunday 12 January 2025
Wicked the Musical the smash-hit musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is "the must-see wonder of the West End" (Andrew Pierce, LBC Radio) Based on the best‐selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously ...

Kinky Boots

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Tuesday 4 - Saturday 8 February 2025
This joy-filled sensation, based on a true story and hit movie, features Tony® and Grammy® winning music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, a hilarious and life-affirming book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein and is directed by Nik...

Horrible Histories - Awful Egyptians

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Thursday 13 - Saturday 15 February 2025
So it's time to prepare yourselves for an amazing show with Horrible Histories live on stage! Using actors and eye-popping 3D special effects, these astounding shows are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and eve...

Horrible Histories - Terrible Tudors

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Thursday 13 - Saturday 15 February 2025
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it's time to prepare yourselves for Terrible Tudors live on stage! From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about t...

Dear Evan Hansen

Lyric Theatre
Tuesday 18 - Saturday 22 February 2025
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply...

Bat Out Of Hell

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Monday 24 February - Saturday 8 March 2025
BAT OUT OF HELL makes a triumphant return to the UK in 2025, with a thrilling spectacle of a show where the timeless music of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf reigns supreme! Get ready for an electrifying experience that will ignite your passion ...

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Tuesday 11 - Saturday 15 March 2025
In a brand-new production of this much-loved family favourite, directed by Thom Southerland (Titanic, Parade), choreographed by Karen Bruce (BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, The Bodyguard) and designed by Morgan Large (Newsies, Joseph and the T...

Cruel Intentions

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Tuesday 25 - Saturday 29 March 2025
Following sell out seasons in London and New York, the brand new smash hit musical Cruel Intentions is coming to Manchester. Based on the iconic film and inspired by Les Liaisons Dangereuses, it's packed with 90s pop classics including the ...

Mary Poppins

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Wednesday 9 April - Saturday 17 May 2025
Cameron Mackintosh and Disney's spectacular production of the classic multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS will embark on a 2024/2025 UK and Ireland tour from November. Acclaimed Australian stars, Stefanie Jones and Jack Chambers repris...

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Tuesday 25 November 2025 - Saturday 3 January 2026
West End mega-hit TINA - The Tina Turner Musical announces its first ever UK & Ireland tour. From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her triumphant transformation into a multi award-winning global superstar, Tina Turner didn't just...

How to get to the Palace Theatre, Manchester

Palace Theatre Frequently Asked Questions

97 Oxford St, Manchester M1 6FT

There are number of car parks close to the Palace Theatre. The closest car park is the NCP. Alternatively you can park at other car parks in Manchester, with 15% off through QPark - click here for more info

Manchester Oxford Road is the closest train station to the venue. It is located directly opposite the Palace Theatre. Alternatively,  Manchester Piccadilly train station is only 0.3 miles away from the venue, approx. 15 minute to walk

The capacity of the Palace Theatre in Manchester is 1998 seats. Click here for the seating plan.

Please contact the Palace Theatre directly online. Click here for more details.

If you would like to buy a ticket in person from the Palace Theatre Box Office, they open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing that day. Alternatively, you can see what's on and book online here.

When we know of a duration of a show, we add it to the description of the show on our event pages. For example, on our Wicked event page, after the description of the show we have added the duration of the show in large capital letters. If the time isn't listed, we do not have the information yet. We update our pages daily so it maybe a case of knowing closer to the performance itself, so keep checking.

Please click here for more information and the Palace Theatre's access team will be able to answer your questions.

Whether you have positive or negative feedback you would like to feedback to the Palace Theatre, please click here for more information.

With loads of great places to eat in Manchester and decent pre-theatre menus, you should check out our Manchester Restaurant site here!

Manchester is full of great bars and pubs and some decent ones close to the theatre. Check out our Manchester Bar site here!

Either use the map be the side of the FAQ section as it has all types of accomodation or click here for hotels in Manchester

If you need the Palace Theatre customer services for more help, click here

Please note that ManchesterTheatres.com isn't the venue itself. We promote what's on at the Palace Theatre and all other venues in Manchester and the local region. Feel free to contact us if you need more help though and we'll do our best to support you.

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