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 Opera, Mamma Mia, Les Miserables, The Lion King, West Side Story, Tonight’s The Night, Dreamboats and Petticoats, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and most recently, Wicked. Each of these hit shows have played seasons of up to six months at the venue. The Lion King will return to the theatre in 2015.
  • An Ambassador Lounge and Piano Bar opened in 2013.

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

Contact: General Manager, Sarah Bleasdale
Stage Door: 01612456600

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