The Spongebob Musical

The Spongebob Musical

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Opera House Manchester
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Tue 16 May – Sun 21 May 2023
Closed
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea and became the hottest star on Broadway? Why, it's SpongeBob SquarePants! And now he’s ready to ride the wave to entertain and delight audiences in this brilliant, bright, hilarious and brand-new musical production.
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Opera House Manchester

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Tue 16 May – Sun 21 May 2023
3 Quay St, Manchester M3 3HP, UK
This show has an interval
Tue - Sat at 19:00
Sat and Sun at 14:00
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Plunge into this stunning all-singing, all-dancing, dynamic stage show! When the citizens of Bikini Bottom discover that a volcano will soon erupt and destroy their humble home, SpongeBob and his friends must come together to save the fate of their undersea world!  With lives hanging in the balance and all hope lost, a most unexpected hero rises up. The power of optimism really can save the world! 

The Spongebob Musical

Starring Celebs Go Dating Star Tom Read Wilson and Ru-Paul’s Drag Race legend Divina De Campo and based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg, The SpongeBob Musical, written by Kyle Jarrow and conceived by Tina Landau, features a tidal wave of original songs by the world’s most iconic rock and pop artists, including Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and songs  by David Bowie, Tom Kenny and Andy Paley. Additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton. Additional music by Tom Kitt

An exciting new production featuring irresistible characters, magical choreography and dazzling costumes; this deep-sea pearl of a show is really set to make a splash with audiences young and old as the must-see musical of 2023. The future is bright, the future is bold, the future is The SpongeBob Musical.

What the critics say

a feast for the eyes and ears... It’s shore to be a winner!
- WhatsOnStage
hysterically loopy charm…. I’m hooked
- The Times
Full of funny lines and some hilarious visual gags, the whole thing is a complete joy
- All That Dazzle

Opera House Manchester

3 Quay St, Manchester M3 3HP, UK
Deansgate Station
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times Please be aware this is a cashless venue and will only accept card payments at retail points.
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snacks
Ambassador Lounge - Pre-show & interval table service (Charge applies)
Membership Benefits - 25% off pre-show drinks (30mins prior)

Originally The New Theatre, it opened on Boxing Day, 1912. It went through several iterations, being renamed once before becoming the Opera House in 1920. It's also been used for different functions; as a cinema in WW2, then a bingo hall before reopening as a theatre again in 1984. Since, it has hosted magnificent shows like Barnum and Phantom of the Opera.

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Opera House Manchester

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Tue 16 May – Sun 21 May 2023
3 Quay St, Manchester M3 3HP, UK
This show has an interval
Tue - Sat at 19:00
Sat and Sun at 14:00
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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With an ATG+ membership, you can enjoy a host of exclusive benefits across 35+ ATG venues

Better access to tickets via priority booking and ringfenced seats
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Flexible tickets
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