Palace Theatre Manchester

The Palace Theatre of Varieties opened on Whit Monday 1891 and cost its owners the then colossal sum of £40,500. In the late 1970’s the Palace Theatre underwent a major refurbishment and re-opened in 1981 with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar and has since then retained its position as the premier provincial touring venue.

Palace Theatre Manchester exclusives
Wed 13 Nov 2019

The Magic of Motown

Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.
Thu 14 Nov 2019

A Country Night in Nashville

With songs including Ring Of Fire, Crazy, Follow Your Arrow, It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere, Need you Now, 9-5, and The Gambler to name just a few, this incredible celebration of country music is a night not to be missed.
Fri 15 Nov 2019

Celtic Woman - Ancient Land

Multi-platinum international music sensation, Celtic Woman, is pleased to announce a return to the UK with their Ancient Land Tour for a seven city tour.
Sat 16 Nov - Sun 17 Nov 2019

Diversity - Born Ready ‘The 10 Year Anniversary Tour'

Since winning the third series of Britain's Got Talent, Diversity have taken the nation by storm! 2019 marks their 10 year Anniversary Tour, Born Ready!
Wed 20 Nov 2019

Hannah Gadsby

Who is Douglas? Well, apparently, Hannah Gadsby thinks he is the only one who can help her follow up on the trail blazed by her last show Nannette.
Mon 25 Nov - Sat 30 Nov 2019

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical

The iconic musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert is touring the UK! With more glitter than ever before, this smash-hit show features a dazzling array of stunning costumes, fabulous feathers and a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics.
Sun 1 Dec 2019

Jinkx Monsoon & BenDeLaCreme - All I Want for Christmas is Attention

BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon are back in an all-new two-queen holiday extravaganza!
Tue 3 Dec 2019

The Secret Policeman's Tour

In cahoots with the sizzling Deborah Frances-White (Guilty Feminist), Amnesty International’s revered Secret Policeman's Tour comes to Manchester for its third and final stop this year.
Wed 4 Dec 2019

Steve Steinman's Anything for Love - The Meat Loaf Story

Steve Steinman, star of 1993's Stars in Their Eyes brings you his brand-new production featuring Meat Loaf’s greatest hits with special guest star Lorraine Crosby, the female lead vocalist on Meat Loaf’s No 1 hit I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That). Steve's career spans 26 years and he has pulled out all the stops to bring you his all new hit show!
Thu 5 Dec 2019

Dweezil Zappa

Dweezil Zappa and his “rocking teenage combo” will be performing his father Frank Zappa’s entire “Hot Rats” album in sequence live on stage as part of his upcoming 2019 tour.
Fri 6 Dec 2019

Letters Live

Expect the unexpected, safe in the knowledge that Letters Live will make you appreciate the humble letter like never before.
Sat 7 Dec 2019


<strong>RuPaul’s Drag Race</strong> is taking the most sickening talent contest in the world across the pond for the first ever UK Season of the hit TV show! Now, Voss Events and World and Wonder are giving you the chance to see all of the charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of the Queen’s queens LIVE on stage hosted by Drag Queen Extraordinaire <strong>Alyssa Edwards</strong>!<p><em>Please note: Guests under 14 should be accompanied by an adult
Tue 10 Dec 2019 - Sat 4 Jan 2020

The Bodyguard

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don't expect is to fall in love.
Mon 13 Jan - Tue 14 Jan 2020

Shen Yun

Shen Yun’s unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures - the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture.
Tue 21 Jan 2020

Ellen Kent's La Bohème

Senbla by arrangement with Opera International presents An Ellen Kent Production Puccini 's LA BOHÈME
Wed 22 Jan 2020

Ellen Kent's Madama Butterfly

Senbla by arrangement with Opera International presents An Ellen Kent Production Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY
Thu 23 Jan - Fri 24 Jan 2020

Moscow City Ballet presents Swan Lake

Moscow City Ballet returns with the stunning Swan Lake, presented in classic Russian style with full orchestra.
Sat 25 Jan 2020

Moscow City Ballet presents The Nutcracker

Moscow City Ballet returns with spectacular performances of one of the most popular classical ballets, The Nutcracker, presented in classic Russian style with full orchestra.
Mon 27 Jan - Sat 8 Feb 2020

We Will Rock You

With 24 of Queen’s biggest hits and Ben Elton’s hilarious futuristic comedy writing combined, comes a show that boasts the scale and spectacle that marked the band’s legendary live performances. This global phenomenon will continue to be one of the most spectacular musicals to tour the United Kingdom & Ireland.
Mon 10 Feb - Sat 15 Feb 2020

Thriller Live

Taking you on an electrifying visual and audio journey through the magic of Michael’s 45 year musical history, you’ll experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco.
Mon 17 Feb 2020

Menopause The Musical 2

In our brand-new show, Cruising Through Menopause, the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit show Menopause The Musical®, we fast forward five years to catch up with the same four ladies as they set off on the high seas for tales of their lives, loves and losses.
Tue 18 Feb - Sat 22 Feb 2020

Dennis & Gnasher: The Musical

C’MON GANG! This brand-new musical brings the iconic comic characters, Dennis and Gnasher, BLAM-tastically to life in an all new adventure - live on stage!
Tue 25 Feb - Sat 29 Feb 2020


It’s 1931, Berlin is a haven of divine decadence and the legendary Sally Bowles is about to take the stage at the infamous Kit Kat Klub…
Thu 12 Mar 2020

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Elvis Costello and The Imposters will bring their new show to the U.K. for their first tour of the decade in February and March, 2020.
Sat 14 Mar - Sun 15 Mar 2020

Riverdance - The New 25th Anniversary Show

The 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance.
Wed 18 Mar 2020

Adam Kay - This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of A Junior Doctor)

Award winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this ‘electrifying’ (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music.
Fri 20 Mar 2020

Kevin Bloody Wilson

Don’t miss Australian Comedy Icon Kev in his highly anticipated return to the UK - with his Brand New Christmas Album - on his global Almost Awesome Tour!
Sat 21 Mar 2020

Susan Boyle

Singing sensation Susan Boyle returns to the stages of the UK and with her dazzling new show, part of The TEN Tour celebrating an incredible decade in the music industry.
Thu 26 Mar - Sat 30 May 2020

The Phantom of the Opera

The Brilliant Original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera is embarking on a major UK and Ireland tour.
Tue 9 Jun - Sat 13 Jun 2020

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.
Mon 22 Jun - Sat 4 Jul 2020

Sister Act

Based on the iconic movie, this sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music tells the hilarious story of the disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a convent!  Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.
Mon 20 Jul - Sat 1 Aug 2020


After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more?
Thu 3 Sep - Sat 12 Sep 2020

Hairspray The Musical

The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray is returning to Manchester with a production, guaranteed to have you dancing the night away!
Mon 31 May - Sat 5 Jun 2021

The Commitments

The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Returning to tour the UK and Ireland 5 years after a phenomenally successful, record breaking run in London’s West End and subsequent sell-out tour. The Commitments is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic.