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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.

Fri 24 - Sat 25
Nov 2017   Nov 2017
Cilla - The Musical
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Sun 26
Nov 2017
David Walliams Live
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

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

Thu 30
Nov 2017
Quizzly Bears & Stage Door Bar Present: Christmas Quiz
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Fri 01 - Sat 03
Dec 2017   Feb 2018
Dinner & Ghost Hunt
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Sat 02 - Sat 06
Dec 2017   Jan 2018
LOL Comedy Club
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Wed 06 - Sat 09
Dec 2017   Dec 2017
Evita
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Sun 10
Dec 2017
Tom Chaplin
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

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

Fri 12
Jan 2018
Vampires Rock: The Ghost Train
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Sat 13
Jan 2018
Money For Nothing
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

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

Wed 31
Jan 2018
An Evening with Katya Zamolodchikova
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Tue 06 - Wed 07
Feb 2018   Feb 2018
Dancing Bear
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Thu 08
Feb 2018
Frank Bruno: Let Me Be Frank
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Fri 09
Feb 2018
The Magic of The Beatles
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Sat 10
Feb 2018
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Sun 11
Feb 2018
Showaddywaddy
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

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

Mon 19 - Sat 24
Feb 2018   Feb 2018
Thriller Live
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Sun 25
Feb 2018
Icons of the 80s - Go West, Nik Kershaw & Cutting Crew
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Tue 27
Feb 2018
Halfway to Paradise: The Billy Fury Story
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Wed 28
Feb 2018
Circus of Horrors
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 07
Mar 2018
Sing-a-Long-a Beauty and the Beast
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Thu 08 - Sun 11
Mar 2018   Mar 2018
Cirque Berserk!
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Fri 09 - Sat 10
Mar 2018   Mar 2018
Faulty Towers Dining Experience
Bistro: Manchester Palace, Manchester

Tue 13 - Sat 17
Mar 2018   Mar 2018
The Sound of Music
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

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

Tue 15 - Sat 26
May 2018   May 2018
Blood Brothers
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Fri 01
Jun 2018
Brian Conley - Still The Greatest Entertainer (In His Price Range)
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Sat 02
Jun 2018
Joe Lycett: I'm About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Wed 06
Jun 2018
Joe Lycett: I'm About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Fri 08
Jun 2018
Signed Sealed Delivered - A Tribute to Stevie Wonder
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Sat 09
Jun 2018
The Carpenters Story
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Mon 11 - Sat 16
Jun 2018   Jun 2018
This Is Elvis
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Mon 25 - Sat 30
Jun 2018   Jun 2018
Legally Blonde The Musical
Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester

Tue 14 - Sat 18
Aug 2018   Aug 2018
Madagascar – A Musical Adventure
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