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Palace Theatre Manchester

Palace Theatre Manchester

Palace Theatre Manchester Overview

The Palace Theatre of Varieties opened on Whit Monday 1891 and had cost its owners the then colossal sum of £40,500. The seating capacity at the time was 3,675 and ticket prices ranged from 6d in the balcony to 4/- in the stalls. All the great names from the Music Hall era appeared in the following two decades including Marie Lloyd, Harry Lauder, Little Tich, Lillie Langtry, Vesta Tilley and Charlie Chaplin.

In 1913, the interior of the theatre was renovated under the direction of architect Bertie Crew and re-opened after seven months with Harry Houdini - and a much reduced seating capacity of 2600! The Palace Theatre, always in tune to the taste of the audience, captured the heady atmosphere of the 1920’s and 1930’s with extravagant revues, full-length musicals and lavish pantomimes. The 1940’s brought the stars of radio whilst the 1950’s and 1960’s saw everything from ballet to be-bop, opera to rock ‘n’ roll, Hamlet to Look Back in Anger and The Dancing Years to Guys and Dolls.

In the late 1970’s the Palace Theatre underwent a major refurbishment, extending the stage and dressing room facilities to accommodate such high-profile companies as the Covent Garden Opera and the Kirov Ballet and restoring the auditorium and Front of House facilities to their Edwardian splendor.

The Theatre re-opened in 1981 with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar and has retained its position as the premier provincial touring venue with productions ranging from Nicholas Nickleby to Les Miserables; the Covent Garden Opera to Saturday Night Fever; Luciano Pavarotti to Victoria Wood and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast to King Lear.

Chronicling its great history, the Palace Theatre has an extensive programme archive, a 1,000 Hall of Fame named supplement, detailed prime source material from the 1890’s and a thirty-page history of the theatre.

Wed 24 - Sat 29
May 2017   Jul 2017
Afternoon Tea at the Stage Door Bar
Manchester, Other Events, Manchester

Wed 24 - Sat 27
May 2017   May 2017
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Sun 28
May 2017
The Chicago Blues Brothers
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Mon 29
May 2017
King of Pop - The Legend Continues
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Tue 30 - Sat 03
May 2017   Jun 2017
Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Sun 04
Jun 2017
Islands In The Stream
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Wed 07
Jun 2017
Mercury: The Ultimate Queen Tribute
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Fri 09
Jun 2017
The Illegal Eagles
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Thu 06 - Sat 08
Jul 2017   Jul 2017
Available Light
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Tue 18 - Sat 22
Jul 2017   Jul 2017
Dirty Dancing
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Mon 24 - Sat 29
Jul 2017   Jul 2017
Sister Act
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Mon 07 - Sat 19
Aug 2017   Aug 2017
Funny Girl
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Wed 06 - Sat 16
Sep 2017   Sep 2017
Bring It On The Musical
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Thu 21
Sep 2017
Rob Brydon
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Tue 26 - Sat 30
Sep 2017   Sep 2017
Son of a Preacher Man
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Sun 01
Oct 2017
The Carpenters Story
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Thu 05
Oct 2017
Tori Amos
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Fri 06
Oct 2017
Barry Steele & Friends: The Roy Orbison Story
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Sat 07
Oct 2017
Some Guys Have All the Luck - The Rod Stewart Story
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Wed 11 - Sat 14
Oct 2017   Oct 2017
English National Ballet: Song Of The Earth / La Sylphide
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Tue 17 - Sat 21
Oct 2017   Oct 2017
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Mon 23 - Sat 04
Oct 2017   Nov 2017
Sunset Boulevard
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Sun 05
Nov 2017
The Solid Gold Rock n Roll Show 2017
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Tue 07 - Sat 11
Nov 2017   Nov 2017
Spamalot
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Sun 12
Nov 2017
Stars For Tonight 2017
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Tue 21 - Sat 25
Nov 2017   Nov 2017
Cilla - The Musical
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Wed 29 - Sun 03
Nov 2017   Dec 2017
Nativity! The Musical
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Tue 12 - Sat 06
Dec 2017   Jan 2018
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Tue 16 - Sun 28
Jan 2018   Jan 2018
Shrek the Musical
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Mon 12 - Sat 17
Feb 2018   Feb 2018
Flashdance
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Thu 01
Mar 2018
Moscow City Ballet presents Swan Lake
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Fri 02 - Sat 03
Mar 2018   Mar 2018
Moscow City Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Wed 21 - Sat 12
Mar 2018   May 2018
Miss Saigon
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Tue 18 - Sat 24
Sep 2018   Nov 2018
Matilda The Musical (UK Tour)
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Tue 04 - Sat 05
Dec 2018   Jan 2019
Wicked (UK Tour)
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester