Following a smash hit UK Tour in 2012, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is back in this ground-breaking new stage production - a radio show like you never saw before - packed with laughter, really wild sound effects, a live band, HD projections, and drinks with extremely silly names. Joining Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, comedian Mitch Benn as Zaphod Beeblebrox and Hitchhiker's favourites from the original casts, is special guests Danny John-Jules (8 October) and Shappi Khorsandi (9 October) as a Voice of the Book.... Read more >>
Running time: 2h 30m
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live!
Based on the novels by Douglas Adams
**** 'It’s a big thumbs up… A fun ride.'
Daily Mail, Patrick Marmion
Following a smash hit UK Tour in 2012, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is back in this ground-breaking new stage production - a radio show like you never saw before - packed with laughter, really wild sound effects, a live band, HD projections, and drinks with extremely silly names. Joining Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, comedian Mitch Benn as Zaphod Beeblebrox and Hitchhiker's favourites from the original casts, is special guests Danny John-Jules (8 October) and Shappi Khorsandi (9 October) as a Voice of the Book.
'It was thrilling to see Hitchhiker’s performed live, especially with members of the original cast.'
Northampton Chronicle & Echo
'The show itself is a technical triumph taking every aspect of the show produced so far and placing it firmly in the 21st Century... this version is perhaps the best that I have witnessed so far.'
Sebastian Gahan, Liverpool Live
'9/10 - Don’t Panic!'
Alan Weston, Liverpool Echo
There are no booking fees for this production.
However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £4.00 Transaction fee.
All Super Seats include choice of nibble box, welcome drink and programme or theatre gift.
The Palace Theatre regularly schedule BSL, Audio Described and Captioned performances, for more information or a full list please call Gemma on 0161 245 6605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Our venue box office is located inside the Opera House foyer. There are 2 wheelchair spaces at the Opera House located on row B of the circle (B1 and B4), one has an accompanying seat next to it and one has an accompanying seat directly behind. The spaces are accessible from street level. There is an accessible toilet just outside the front circle street level entrance. There is no lift in the Opera House and from foyer to stalls there are 27 steps in total. There are a minimum of 78 steps up to the gallery, which is very high and steep with uneven steps.
We have a dual channel infra-red sound enhancement system in the auditorium. Using a headset or one worn around the neck you can boost the volume of the show. You can collect these from the theatre cloak room for £10.00 returnable deposit. We recommend that when booking seats that you avoid the rear stalls.
Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome at the Opera House and they can stay with you while you are in the Theatre. If you wish to bring your guide or hearing dog to the Theatre, please advise the Box Office when booking your tickets and a seat next to the aisle will be reserved for you. Alternatively a member of staff will care for your dog during the performance. We can also provide drinking water for your dog.
There is an accessible toilet just outside the front circle street level entrance.
Manchester is served by an excellent Motorway network:
- M62 Leeds, Humber ports, Liverpool
- M6 Birmingham, London, Scotland
- M56 Chester, North Wales
- M61 Preston
- M60 Motorway ring road around the city
The nearest car parks are Spinningfields on New Quay Street (£7.00 for 6 hours any time over this will be charged the normal rate) and Great Northern (£7.00 for 6 hours; again anything over this will be charged at normal rate).
For those with a sat nav the postcode for Spinningfields is M3 3BE and the postcode for Great Northern is M2 5QA
To get the discounted parking rate you must bring your car park ticket to the cloakroom at the theatre for it to be validated.
The Opera House is close to the Deansgate Station and also the Oxford Road station is 10 mins away. Piccadilly train station is only 1 mile from the theatre.
The nearest tram stop is St Peters Square
Coaches operate from the coach station at Manchester Central. This follows an extensive refurbishment of the site, formerly known as Chorlton Street Coach Station.
The Opera House is situated on Quay Street and is on and close to all the major bus routes.
Book online: Use the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 3018 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 0844 871 3038 (Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge) email@example.com
Access Bookings: 0800 912 6971 Venue Access Line: 0161 245 6605
Stage Door / Admin:* 0161 828 1700
*please note it is not possible to assist
with bookings on this number
Box Office Opening Hours
Opera House Box Office is open on performance days only & will open 90 minutes prior to a matinee performance, and 2 hours prior to an evening performance. The box office will close 15 minutes after the last performance starts.
Palace Theatre Box Office is open Monday - Saturday 12pm-6pm (on performance days closes 15 min after the performances starts). On Sundays the box office will open 2 hrs prior to the performance and close 15 minutes after the performance starts.