Opera House Manchester

Opened: 1912
Capacity: 1,915 seats


  • The Grade II listed Manchester Opera House is the companion venue to the Manchester Palace with a large capacity but an intimate auditorium making it perfect not only for smaller musicals but also dance, drama, comedy and pantomime.
  • Ghost and Bat Out of Hell had world premiere in the theatre before transferring to the West End. Other musicals opening at the theatre have included 9 to 5, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Rocky Horror Show, Sunny Afternoon and Legally Blonde.


The Opera House, along with its elegant bar spaces, is available for hire outside of performance times. The impressive auditorium, decorated in green and gold with beautiful stucco detailing, is an ideal setting for photo shoots and filming and makes an impressive venue for conferences, lectures and one-off performances. The bar spaces, including the newly refurbished Ambassador Lounge are available for independent private hire for meetings, workshops or intimate functions at any time.
Contact the Manchester Opera House on 0161 828 1700 or by email to carlmarsden@theambassadors.com.


Manchester Opera House, Quay Street, Manchester, M3 3HP

Contact: General Manager, Sarah Bleasdale

Stage Door: 0161 828 1700

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