Palace Theatre Manchester

Opened: 1891
Capacity: 1,998 seats


  • The Manchester Palace is one of the most successful theatres in the country. A Grade II listed building, originally built as the “Palace of Varieties”, the theatre was extensively remodelled in the early 1900s by the legendary Frank Matcham.
  • In the 1970s, the theatre underwent a major refurbishment, restoring the auditorium and front of house facilities to their Edwardian splendour and improving backstage facilities. With its large, well-equipped stage and nearly two thousand seats, the theatre is a must-visit venue for major West End shows such as Phantom of the OperaMamma MiaLes MiserablesThe Lion KingWest Side StoryMary PoppinsWickedThe Bodyguard, Shrek and most recently, Billy Elliot. Shows that are scheduled to perform in the upcoming months include: Beautiful, Miss Saigon and Matilda.


The Palace theatre is situated on Oxford Street in the heart of Manchester’s city centre. The theatre boasts a wide choice of different spaces available for hire with a range of capacities. It is the perfect place to host events including showcases, concerts, corporate hospitality and filming.
The newly refurbished Ambassador Lounge and the stylish Stage Door Bar are perfect for independent private hires for occasions such as meetings, workshops or intimate functions at any time.
Contact the Manchester Palace to find out more on 0161 245 6600 or by email on


Manchester Palace, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT

Contact: General Manager, Sarah Bleasdale
Stage Door: 0161 245 6600

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