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.

Contact Details

97 Oxford St, Manchester, M1 6FT, UK
Contact Numbers
Telephone Booking*
0844 871 3019
Group Bookings**
0333 009 5390
Access Bookings
0800 912 6971
Stage Door/Admin
0161 245 6600
*Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.**Calls charged at local rate.
Opening Hours
Mon to Sat
12:00 - 16:00
On performance days, the box office closes 15 minutes after the performance starts.

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. Suitcases/large rucksacks are not allowed into the venue, so please do refrain from bringing these to the venue or, alternatively, store any large luggage at Piccadilly station. Many thanks for your cooperation.

Getting Here

By car
Nearest car parks are Oxford Street and Manchester Palace. Bring your car park ticket to the theatre cloakroom for discounts (subject to change).
By car
Nearest car parks are Oxford Street and Manchester Palace. Bring your car park ticket to the theatre cloakroom for discounts (subject to change).
By train
Nearest train station is Oxford Road (situated directly opposite the theatre). Piccadilly train station is only 0.3 miles from the theatre.
By train
Nearest train station is Oxford Road (situated directly opposite the theatre). Piccadilly train station is only 0.3 miles from the theatre.
By bus
Palace Theatre Manchester is situated on Oxford Road/Street and is on and close to all the major bus routes.
By bus
Palace Theatre Manchester is situated on Oxford Road/Street and is on and close to all the major bus routes.

Access

Access Booking Line: 0800 912 6971
Typetalk Number: 18001 0800 912 6971

Booking Information

The Palace Theatre regularly schedule BSL, Audio Described and Captioned performances. For more information or a full list please email Access Champion Abigail Henry on [email protected].

An Audio-Introduction for The Palace Theatre and Opera House is available on Soundcloud, please click here.

To watch a video about our Audio Described Performances click here.

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. The stalls is down 15 steps with no lift access.

Sennheiser have developed a new technology which feeds the live sound of our productions through an access point in the theatre. Using Wi-Fi, the sound is streamed through the Mobile Connect app which is downloadable on-to Apple and Android devices. Please arrive at the venue 45 minutes before the show to ensure the team can assist you and make sure you are set up and ready to go.

We also 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.