Opera House Manchester

The Opera House Manchester opened in 1912 and is the sister venue of the Palace Theatre. West End shows, musicals and pantomimes make up the bulk of the entertainment here.

The venue can seat 1915 theatregoers. A detailed seating plan can be downloaded from the official website. Facilities include several public bars, confectionary kiosks, and a cloakroom.

Opera House Manchester
Opera House Manchester

Events - What's On - Opera House, Manchester

A selection of upcoming shows and events at Opera House, Manchester are listed below. Tickets can be purchased here.

Wednesday 10th January 2024 7:30 pmEllen Kent's - La Traviata
Thursday 11th January 2024 7:30 pmEllen Kent's - Carmen
Friday 12th January 2024 7:30 pmEllen Kent's - MADAMA BUTTERFLY
Sunday 7th April 2024 4:00 pmKIDZ BOP - NEVER STOP TOUR
Monday 15th April 2024 8:00 pmTommy Tiernan: tommedian
Tuesday 7th May 2024 7:30 pmJulian Clary - a Fistful of Clary
Friday 10th May 2024 7:00 pmWhitney - Queen of the Night
Saturday 11th May 2024 7:00 pmScott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox - The '10' Tour
Saturday 25th May 2024 8:00 pmRhod Gilbert & the Giant Grapefruit
Wednesday 29th May 2024 7:30 pmEd Gamble - Hot Diggity Dog

More events may be listed on the official Opera House Manchester website (see the information section at the end of this page).

Telephone bookings can be made by calling 0333 009 6690. Tickets can also be purchased online at the official Opera House Manchester website (see information box at the end of this page) or in person at the box office.

The box office is located in the foyer but has limited opening hours. It only opens performance days one and a half hours before the show begins. However tickets can be also purchased from the Palace Theatre box office on Oxford Street.

The Opera House is situated on Quay Street (postcode M3 3HP) in the Spinningfields area of Manchester.

Car parking options nearby include the NCP Spinningfields car park (multi-storey, 680 spaces, New Quay Street, postcode M3 3BE) and the NCP Great Northern Warehouse car park (multi-storey, 1400 spaces, Watson Street, postcode M3 4EE).

The nearest Metrolink stations are Deansgate-Castlefield and St Peter’s Square.

The closest train station is Deansgate. It is approximately one third of a mile from the Opera House. Salford Central is also nearby.

Manchester Piccadilly Train Station and Manchester Victoria Train Station are around one mile from the theatre. Free buses run from both stations and pass by the Opera House.

Nearby attractions and places of interest include the Great Northern, the John Rylands Library, the People’s History Museum, the Science and Industry Museum, and Deansgate Locks.

The theatre is owned and managed by the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG). Their other venues in North West England are the Palace Theatre and Liverpool Empire Theatre.

Nearby Attractions

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Nearby Hotels

Hotels near Opera House Manchester include:

  • Great John Street Hotel (0.1 miles)
  • Manchester Hall (0.2 miles)
  • The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel (0.2 miles)
  • The Oxnoble (0.2 miles)
  • Castlefield Hotel (0.3 miles)
  • The Lowry Hotel (0.3 miles)
  • The Ainscow Hotel (0.4 miles)
  • Motel One Manchester-Royal Exchange (0.4 miles)
  • Hotel Gotham (0.4 miles)
  • Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel (0.4 miles)
  • Princess St. Hotel (0.4 miles)
  • Stock Exchange Hotel (0.4 miles)
  • Novotel Manchester Centre (0.4 miles)
  • Innside by Melia Manchester (0.5 miles)
  • The Townhouse Manchester (0.5 miles)
  • The Mitre Hotel (0.5 miles)

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Map showing location of Opera House Manchester.

Map showing location of Opera House Manchester


Opera House Manchester

Address and postcode
Quay Street
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom
M3 3HP

Visit Opera House Manchester Website

Reviews and Additional Information

  1. Don’t park in Great Northern ! Opera House web site states £7.00 for 6 hours went to Bat Out of Hell last night, wouldn’t validate my ticket before show said “couldn’t accept Great Northern car parking” got stung £18.00 for car parking!

  2. I went to see Guys and Dolls at the Opera House a couple of weeks ago and it was amazing. I think that Ben Richards was the best.

  3. I went to see guys and dolls tonight and it was amazing. I’m not sure if it was Louise who played Sarah she didnt look much like her picture in the programme but whoever it was was great – thought she was the best one!

  4. I went to Manchester Opera House to see Guys and Dolls last night. Louise Dearman is outstanding as Sarah Brown.


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