Palace Theatre Manchester

Manchester’s Palace Theatre is one of the most popular theatres outside London. It plays host to a wide repertoire of performances that includes West End and Broadway shows and musicals, ballet, opera, music concerts, and comedy.

The venue can seat 1955 theatregoers. It was built at the end of the nineteenth century and many of the seats have restricted leg space. A detailed seating plan can be viewed on the official Palace Theatre website.

Palace Theatre Manchester
Palace Theatre

Facilities include the Stage Door bar, VIP lounge, and cloakroom.

Tickets can also be purchased by calling 0844 871 3019, on the official Palace Theatre website, or in person at the box office. Box office opening times are Monday to Saturday noon to 6 pm (or to 15 minutes after the performance starts on show days). On Sunday the box office opens two hours before the performance and closes 15 minutes after it starts.

The Palace Theatre is situated on Oxford Street (postcode M1 6FT) in Manchester city centre. The nearest parking is at the NCP Palace Car Park. This is located on Atwood Street, just off Whitworth Street and next to Bridgewater House (postcode M1 6LT).

Oxford Road Train Station is literally just across the road from the Palace Theatre. Manchester Piccadilly is within easy walking distance.

The closest Metrolink station is St Peter’s Square. Piccadilly Metrolink Station and Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink Station are also nearby.

The Palace Theatre is owned and managed by the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG). ATG’s other theatres in North West England are the Liverpool Empire Theatre, the Opera House Manchester, and the Southport Theatre and Convention Centre.


Nearby Attractions

Tourist attractions and things to do near Palace Theatre Manchester include:

  • Bridgewater Hall (0.2 miles) - Modern, international concert venue.
  • HOME Manchester (0.3 miles) - Theatre, cinema and art gallery at First Street, Manchester.
  • Manchester Central (0.3 miles) - Manchester's major event and conference centre.
  • Manchester Art Gallery (0.3 miles) - Features numerous collections and galleries
  • Hacienda (0.3 miles) - Legendary nightclub owned by Factory Records (now apartments)
  • Deansgate Locks (0.4 miles) - Home to the Comedy Store and several bars and restaurants
  • Great Northern (0.4 miles) - Entertainment and retail complex with cinema, casino, restaurants, and shops.
  • Comedy Store Manchester (0.4 miles) - Comedy club at Deansgate Locks.

Nearby Cinemas

Cinemas near Palace Theatre Manchester include:

Nearby Restaurants

Restaurants and places to eat and drink near Palace Theatre Manchester include:

Nearby Hotels

Hotels near Palace Theatre Manchester include:

  • Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre (0.1 miles)
  • Novotel Manchester Centre (0.2 miles)
  • The Townhouse Manchester (0.2 miles)
  • Le Ville Hotel (0.2 miles)
  • Princess St. Hotel (0.2 miles)
  • Pendulum Hotel (0.3 miles)
  • Innside by Melia Manchester (0.3 miles)
  • The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel (0.3 miles)
  • Velvet Hotel (0.3 miles)
  • Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel (0.4 miles)

Nearby Train Stations

Train stations near Palace Theatre Manchester include:

Nearby Metrolink Stations

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Map showing location of Palace Theatre Manchester.

Map showing location of Palace Theatre Manchester


Palace Theatre Manchester

Address and postcode
Oxford Street
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom
M1 6FT

Visit Palace Theatre Manchester Website

Reviews and Additional Information

  1. Rachel, I was the person who played Oliver and you didn’t see how much work went into that compared to West Side Story. I thought it was a great production!

  2. Flashdance at The Palace Theatre, Manchester. What an amazing performance by all! Alex shone with precision and elegance, a beautiful performance. I thoroughly enjoyed the ambience created in the scene after Alex’s mother dies, the choreography and music weave your mind into a spiralling sense of disaster. A standing ovation on completion crowned the performance and rightfully so. Well done all! To the critics- "The eye that sees all things else sees not itself".

  3. Yeah, I also went to see this years Oliver at the Palace. I am a music student and my friends went to see the last 3 and raved about them. It is a great opportunity for the kids but my friends who came with me said it wasn’t like any of the others they had seen and that they did Oliver in 2004. But they did say there was a new director this year too, the manager of the theatre.The kids were great though, every one of em’!

  4. I do agree that all the kids gave their all, my questions lie with the choice of show and what they produced this year…..did you see last years show and south pacific at all?

  5. I agree Rachel, however Im sure you will agree that all the kids put in such a good effort as always. I felt the choice of show did not stand up to the usual quality my family and I have seen at these stage experience’s. But they are still great opportunities for the kids!

  6. I saw Oliver at the Palace Theatre Manchester and after last years West Side Story and 2006’s South Pacific it was a big step backwards. They seemed to have built a good repuatation for top quality youth theatre but have somehow lost it……

  7. Went to see The Producers at the Palace Theatre the other night. Peter Kay was fantasic but doesn’t appear as much as he should. Mind you the rest of the cast, especially Cory English, were pretty good too.


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