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Opera House Manchester

The New Theatre, as it was named, opened on Boxing Day 1912. Struggling to compete with other establishments, it was sold to United Theatre Ltd in 1915 and was renamed the New Queens Theatre.

Between the years of 1916 and 1920, Sir Thomas Beecham chose to perform there on several occasions and it was in honour of this great man that, in August of that year, the theatre was renamed The Opera House.

Over the years this building has ‘seen’ life change around... Read more >>

Opera House Manchester Blog

The Best Pantomimes to go and see this Christmas

Posted: 27th October 2015

Here are our top tips about the best Christmas shows to go and see this 2014. There's something in here for everyone, whether you're from Torquay, Glasgow or anywhere in between.

Unmissable Theatre around the UK in 2015

Posted: 26th January 2015

Check out which of our biggest and best musicals are UK bound this 2014, and which plays are taking punters by storm.

Manchester Programmes of Panto Past

Posted: 15th December 2014

History of Snow White

Posted: 9th December 2014

We take a look back at the origins of one of the best loved fairy tales.

Behind the scenes of Snow White's tv ad

Posted: 10th November 2014

Behind the scenes on our film our annual Panto TV ad!

Manchester Panto Game

Posted: 20th October 2014

To celebrate our Wickedly Funny pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs our brand new game - Catch the Jewels – is part of our 12 weeks of Pantomonium!

Meet the cast of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

Posted: 7th October 2014

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a dazzling fairytale of a pantomime guaranteed to melt everyone’s hearts; watch as the beautiful Snow White and the dwarfs attempt to defeat the Wicked Queen.

Interview with Giuliano Crispini, writer of Lotty's War

Posted: 12th September 2014

We talk characters, casting and inspiration with Lotty’s War writer Giuliano Crispini.

See How They Run - Life on Tour

Posted: 22nd April 2014

Fancy finding out what goes on behind the scenes in the theatre? Well look no further, because here we get an exclusive insight into a week in the life of Kirsty Blades, who's looking after costumes and props for the See How They Run tour.

St. Patrick's Day - Riverdance Fun Facts

Posted: 12th March 2014

Celebrating St Patrick's Day 2014 with these fun facts about the Irish dancing phenomenon that is Riverdance!

Behind the scenes at See How They Run rehearsals

Posted: 10th February 2014

A behind the scenes sneak peek at the rehearsals for See How They Run at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Manchester's stage is set for romance

Posted: 5th February 2014

A special Valentine’s Day poem from Manchester's Opera House & Palace Theatre

Which panto should you go and see this Christmas?

Posted: 17th December 2013

Take our pantomime quiz to decide which show is the one for you. Are you young at heart like Peter Pan, a bit of a clean freak like Cinderella, a fan of exotic climates like Aladdin, not a morning person like Sleeping Beauty, one of the lads like Snow White, keen on heights like Jack and the Beanstalk or all about the gold like Dick Whittington?
 

Photo exhibition of Manchester panto Cinderella

Posted: 18th October 2013

From Ugly Sisters putting on their make-up in their dressing room to tiny Shetland ponies waiting in the wings for their big moment,  Phil Tragen's photos offer a rarely-seen glimpse into the off-stage world of panto.

List of all ATG's Theatres

Posted: 12th September 2013

Did you know that ATG owns 40 theatres? Each unique in their own special way... here are some nice photos that show them off at their best.

Theatre Scenes at UK Universities

Posted: 16th August 2013

We’ve asked a whole load of folk to outline their experiences of the theatre scene and drama courses at their universities.

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