Royal Exchange

  • About
    Manchester's premier theatre venue, in the town centre.

    The Royal Exchange Theatre Company has been run by a group of Artistic Directors since 1968. Although the names have changed they have remained a team of like-minded individuals sharing a common vision of the purpose and potency of theatre. The artistic strength of the company has always rested in the diverse styles and tastes of the different directors. This collective group at the heart of the company mirrors the process of creating theatre - a collaboration of vivid imaginations.

    Housing one of the most unusual theatre spaces in the country and the intriguingly different Studio space, the old Cotton Exchange is a hub for those wanting to find out more about the Arts in the city and beyond.

    THE THEATRE
    The Theatre is a seven-sided, glass-walled capsule literally suspended from huge marble pillars. The unique design means that none of the 760 seats are more than nine metres from the circular stage, with seats all around, giving great views wherever you sit.

    THE STUDIO
    The Studio transforms for every show, with walls and partitions that slide and seating that moves to fir the design. The 90 seats are unreserved and you can take your drinks into the auditorium.

    THE GREAT HALL
    The Great Hall houses our Bar and The Round, as well as Craft Shop and the Box Office. There is free entertainment every Friday from 6pm – 7pm and an Information Point for information on the fascinating history of the building, as well as other venues around Manchester.
  • Built in
    1921
  • Capacity
    750
  • Address
    St Ann's Square
    Manchester
    M2 7DH
  • Booking Contact
    0161 833 9833

Connected Mandy members:

Lee Drinkwater (Gower-Drinkwater)
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Company Manager
Sophie Tetlow
Sophie Tetlow
Stage Manager
2019, There Is A Light
Stage Manager
Kirsty O'Neill
Kirsty O'Neill
Deputy Stage Manager
2019, The Producers
Deputy Stage Manager
Kenan Ali
Kenan Ali
Fight Director
2019, The Producers
Fight Director
Sam Wrench
Sam Wrench
Stage Assistant
2019, The Producers
Production Intern, Props Maker, and Casual Stage Hand
Lee Drinkwater (Gower-Drinkwater)
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Company Manager
Jack Lancelot Stewart
Jack Lancelot Stewart
Sound Technician
2019, Tao of Glass
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Sophie Keers
Sophie Keers
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Tao of Glass
Assistant Stage Manager
Lucy Hilton-Jones
2019, REACT
R&D collaborator
Eliyana Evans
Eliyana Evans
Sound Designer
2019, Prince Gorge
Composer & Musician
Lee Drinkwater (Gower-Drinkwater)
2019, Mother Courage and Her Children
Company Manager
Kenan Ali
Kenan Ali
Fight Director
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Fight Director
Harriet Stewart
Harriet Stewart
Company Stage Manager
2019, Mother Courage
Stage Manager
Sally McKenna
Sally McKenna
Stage Manager
2019, Macbeth
Stage Manager (Cover)
Lee Drinkwater (Gower-Drinkwater)
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Company Manager
Sophie Keers
Sophie Keers
Assistant Stage Manager
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Props Buyer
Ellie Bick
Ellie Bick
Stage Manager
2019, MacBeth
Dresser/ Wardrobe Assistant
Lara Mattison
Lara Mattison
Deputy Stage Manager
2019, Macbeth
DSM
Lee Drinkwater (Gower-Drinkwater)
2019, Light Falls
Company Manager
Julia Reid
Julia Reid
Company Stage Manager
2019, Light Falls
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