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 >>
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 and Great Northern. For discounted parking bring your car park ticket to the theatre cloakroom for payment & validation (prices vary and are subject to change).
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: 0333 009 5390 Calls charged at local rate.
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.