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Dancing Bear

Overview

World Premiere of a stunning new musical.

Full of compassion, honesty and humour, Dancing Bear explores the struggle between faith, sexuality and gender...

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Running time: 70 minutes plus post-show discussion

Overview

World Premiere of a stunning new musical.

Full of compassion, honesty and humour, Dancing Bear explores the struggle between faith, sexuality and gender...

Read More

Running time: 70 minutes plus post-show discussion

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Location

Palace Theatre Manchester, Manchester
97 Oxford Street,Manchester,M1 6FT

Dancing Bear

World Premiere of a stunning new musical.

Full of compassion, honesty and humour, Dancing Bear explores the struggle between faith, sexuality and gender identity.

A multi-talented cast, including Divina De Campo (BBC’s All Together Now, The Voice), deftly flip between catchy pop tunes and dramatic storytelling to create a feast for the heart and head.

Dancing Bear is a dizzying cabaret of contradictions: glamorous and unflinching, hilarious and heart-breaking, deeply personal and uplifting. 

Part of Queer Contact Festival 2018, Contact Theatre’s 10th annual festival celebrating LGBT+ arts and culture in Greater Manchester.

★★★★★
Yorkshire Post 

★★★★★
BBC Radio Leeds 

★★★★ 
Reviews Hub 

'A powerful celebration'
State of the Arts

We're thrilled to announce that we have two fantastic chairs joining us for our post-show discussions:

Tuesday 6 Feb - Jo Clifford
Jo Clifford is a father, grandma, playwright and performer based in Edinburgh. Of her 85+ plays, her versions of House of Bernarda Alba and Anna Karenina have both been produced at the Royal Exchange. Three years ago, she performed her Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven at Queer Contact.

Wednesday 7 Feb - Rebecca Root
Rebecca Root is an actor and voice coach, best known for playing the lead in the BBC 2 comedy Boy Meets Girl, which made her the first trans person to star in a mainstream British TV sitcom. She is a passionate advocate for trans equality and acceptance, and is patron of the charities All About Trans, Diversity Role Models, and Liberate Jersey.

Dancing Bear

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.

Dancing Bear Access

Booking Information

Access Booking line: 0800 912 6971

The Palace Theatre regularly schedule BSL, Audio Described and Captioned performances, for more information or a full list please email Abigail Henry on abigailhenry@theambassadors.com.

Palace Theatre Visual Story: a visual resource to help prepare visitors for a new experience and to help them become familiar with new surroundings and what to expect. 

Please contact Access Champion Abigail Henry to request the Visual Story.

Type talk number: 18001 0844 871 7677

Access Performances
  • Audio Description None scheduled
  • Sign Language Interpreted None scheduled
  • Captioned None scheduled
  • SUR Titles None scheduled
  • Relaxed Performances None scheduled
Venue Access Information

Our venue box office is located next to the Palace Theatre and is on street level with a low level counter. There are 4 wheelchair spaces at the Palace Theatre located on row R of the circle, with lift access from the foyer level. The rear circle is our easy access point and is recommended for patrons with any limited mobility. There is an accessible toilet on the circle level. The stalls is down 15 steps with no lift access and there are a minimum of 2 steps up into all toilets in the stalls.

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 Palace Theatre 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 are disabled toilet facilities on the circle level of the theatre.

Palace Theatre Manchester Information

Palace Theatre Manchester
  • We recommend patrons use official NCP car parks. The nearest car parks are Oxford Street and Manchester Palace.
  • Wheelchair bays on the Circle level.
  • Bars are situated on all levels of the theatre.
  • Lift access to Circle and Grand Tier.
  • Hospitality packages available.
  • The Cloakroom is situated in the foyer.
Palace Theatre

97 Oxford Street
Manchester


M1 6FT


Directions

By car:

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

We recommend patrons use official NCP car parks.  The nearest car parks are Oxford Street and Manchester Palace. 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 Oxford Street is M1 5EJ and the postcode for Manchester Palace is M1 6NE.
To get the discounted parking rate you must bring your car park ticket to the cloakroom at the theatre for it to be validated.

By train:

Situated directly opposite the Palace Theatre is Oxford Road train station. Piccadilly train station is only 0.3 miles from the theatre.

By tram:

The nearest tram stop is St Peters Square.

By coach:

Coaches operate from the coach station at Manchester Central. This follows an extensive refurbishment of the site, formerly known as Chorlton Street Coach Station.

By bus:

The Palace Theatre is situated on Oxford Road/Street and is on and close to all the major bus routes.


Contact Information
Telephone Booking : 0844 871 3019 <br> <b>Type talk number:</b> 1800108448717677

Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Groups Bookings : 0333 009 5390

Calls charged at local rate.

Access Bookings : 0800 912 6971

Stage Door / Admin:* : 0161 245 6600

Security

ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority.  As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

The Stage Door

The Stage Door has been completely refurbished, creating a lovely relaxing environment to enjoy both a drink before and after the show. Enjoy a chilled glass of wine from our new range or sample one of our new cocktails – exclusive to The Stage Door.

Check The Stage Door Bar tab above for more information.

Box Office Opening Hours

Opera House Box Office is open on performance days only & will open 2 hours prior to the performance and will close 15 minutes after the 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.

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Dancing Bear Group Bookings

Booking Information Group Booking enquiry form
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Email: groupsales@theambassadors.com

Groups Booking line: 0333 009 5385 Calls charged at local rate.

Groups Benefits
  • Reserve now, pay later
  • No booking fees on selected shows
  • Huge savings on the majority of shows
  • Easily amendable reservations
  • Reserve more than one show at once
  • No deposits required
  • Reservations are invoiced, and are easy for you to review and check before paying
  • Tickets posted free to your door
  • Pre-book hospitality packages

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