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
Fri 13 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 25 Feb - Sat 29 Feb 2020

Cabaret

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…
Sat 7 Mar 2020

Bryan Ferry

Achieving immediate and sensational success in the early 1970s with his group Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry has taken his place as one of the most iconic and innovative artists in popular music.
Mon 9 Mar 2020

Sasha Velour - Smoke & Mirrors

"Smoke & Mirrors,” Sasha Velour's first one-queen theatre tour, is an effortless blend of drag, visual art, and magic. Velour introduces audiences to a whole new side of her artistry, through 13 dazzling and genre-busting lip-synch performances, all directed and choreographed by the queen herself.
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

Brace yourselves Sisters! The Broadway and UK smash-hit musical Sister Act is coming to Manchester immediately prior to its record breaking London run, re-imagined for the 21st century and starring Brenda Edwards (Hairspray, Chicago, Loose Women) in the specially rewritten role of Deloris Van Cartier.
Mon 20 Jul - Sat 1 Aug 2020

Grease

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!
Tue 6 Oct - Sat 10 Oct 2020

Heathers The Musical

Following two smash hit record breaking London West End seasons, Heathers The Musical embarks on its first national tour.
Opening October 2020

Disney's The Lion King

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi award-winning musical is a unique theatrical experience that you will remember forever.
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.