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Royal Exchange Theatre

Location pin

Royal Exchange, Manchester, St Anns Square, Manchester, M2 7DH - 

  • Credit card

    From
    £350 min spend

  • Users

    Up to
    700 guests

  • Delivery truck

    Internal Catering
    allowed

Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre transforms the way people see theatre, each other and the world around them. Its historic building which was taken over by artists in 1976. Today it is an award-winning cultural charity that produces new theatre in-the-round, in communities, on the road and online.

The Theatre is a spectacular seven-sided, glass-walled capsule, suspended in the centre of the historic Cotton Exchange. This unique design means all seats are less than nine metres from the circular stage. The Studio is a smaller 90-seat flexible venue hosting touring and new productions.

Overlooking the Theatre and St Ann’s Square, is the Front Room. With a separate entrance, privacy and an optional bar area the space is ideal for meetings, presentations or private dining, and can accommodate up to 80 people.

In addition, the former board room of the Exchange is now a unique setting for a business meeting, away day, private dining, or drinks reception. This private suite is unique setting unrivalled for interior design, location and service. The Café and indoor beer garden in the Grade II Listed Great Hall offers a warm welcome in a striking location, and is a welcome alternative to the bustle of the city.

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 700

Dining

Dining

up to 60

Theatre

Theatre

up to 350

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 25

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 120

Classroom

Classroom

up to 70

Catering & drinks

Catering arrangements

Catering arrangements

Catering facilities

Catering facilities

Refreshments

Refreshments

Alcohol

Alcohol

Amenities

Disabled access

Disabled access

Table / chairs included

Table / chairs included

Public transport

Public transport

Premises parking

Premises parking

Overnight accommodation

Overnight accommodation

Breakout rooms

Breakout rooms

Cloakroom

Cloakroom

Lectern

Lectern

Natural light

Natural light

Stage

Stage

Heating

Heating

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Audio & visual

Sound system

Sound system

Microphone

Microphone

Projector & screen

Projector & screen

TV screen

TV screen

Flipchart

Flipchart

WiFi

WiFi

Space rules

Allowed events

wedding

Wedding ceremony licence

Cancellation policy

50% refundable 7 days before the event

Location

Reviews

  • Y. T. Nixon Tan

    June 2024

    The theatre, housed in a stunning, historical building that once served as a cotton exchange, offers a unique and intimate setting. The in-the-round stage design ensures that every seat in the house provides an excellent view, creating a close connection between the audience and the performers. The productions here are diverse, ranging from classic plays to contemporary pieces, and often feature innovative staging and direction. The venue itself is a joy to visit. The combination of Victorian architecture and modern design elements creates an inviting atmosphere.