Royal Exchange Theatre

Royal Exchange Theatre Bringing theatre in-the-round and in communities The Great Hall surrounds the Theatre, and this houses The Rivals where you can grab a coffee, cake or lunch.
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The unique design means that none of the 760 seats are more than nine metres from the circular stage, with seats placed all around the auditorium, giving views from all angles.

14/04/2024

Do you know which country SWEAT is set in?

There's a hint in the video! 🤫

Abdul and Lewis will are portraying two of the factory workers, Chris and Jason, who also experiences the turmoil of having the 'rug pulled out from everything they know'.

Catch SWEAT on the 26th April 📅

Want to know more about the play? click here 👉️https://rxtheat.re/SweatCastIFb

👀 First look Incoming...SWEAT has been settling into the rehearsal room, check out what they've been up to!✍️By Lynn Not...
11/04/2024

👀 First look Incoming...

SWEAT has been settling into the rehearsal room, check out what they've been up to!

✍️By Lynn Nottage
🎭️Directed by Jade Lewis
📅Opens on 25th April

See the full cast here 👉️ rxtheat.re/SweatRPFb

Photos by Ella Mayamothi

Eid al-fitr Mubarak!Sending blessings to you & all your friends and family 🌙
10/04/2024

Eid al-fitr Mubarak!

Sending blessings to you & all your friends and family 🌙

07/04/2024

3 schools
3 original songs
3 pieces of devised theatre
All performed on our main stage!

These SEND (Special educational needs and disabilities) schools and colleges created pieces of work around the theme of 'sanctuary'.

The three schools were Loreto College, Samuel Laycock and Redwood School and the project provided a space for participants to explore their creativity.

Find out how the day went here 👉️ rxtheat.re/SanctuaryFb

The original songs were devised with Liam Frost

ONE WEEK LEFT!Saturday matinees might be sold out, but don't panic! There are more tickets to grab 🎟️A TASTE OF HONEY is...
06/04/2024

ONE WEEK LEFT!

Saturday matinees might be sold out, but don't panic! There are more tickets to grab 🎟️

A TASTE OF HONEY is on till 13 APR

Click here to see dates and times 👉️ rxtheat.re/HoneyRevFb

✨️Lynn Nottage appreciation post✨️As the first and only woman to have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice, we're real...
05/04/2024

✨️Lynn Nottage appreciation post✨️

As the first and only woman to have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice, we're really excited to showcase SWEAT!

The play is set in Pennsylvania but Nottage researched the production in Mansfield, near Nottingham, during the 1984 miner’s strike.

She took inspiration from the struggles of the workers and even speaking at the strike herself.

Find out more about SWEAT here 👉️ rxtheat.re/SweatCrIFb

Photo by Lynn Savarese

Guess who's back? Back again? We've just dropped more workshops for our Collective Membership for the summer, which incl...
05/04/2024

Guess who's back?
Back again?

We've just dropped more workshops for our Collective Membership for the summer, which includes:
- 20% off at The Rivals cafe
- Performance opportunities
- Discounted tickets to shows

Interested?
🔗 rxtheat.re/CollectiveMember
📅 or email [email protected]

If your children are aged between 12 and 16 years-old and enjoy being creative, Z-arts brand-new 12+ activities might be...
03/04/2024

If your children are aged between 12 and 16 years-old and enjoy being creative, Z-arts brand-new 12+ activities might be the perfect fit! 😍

Book now for their taster sessions on Saturday 13 April📆
🔗http://bit.ly/12-plus-taster-sessions

Thank you to our friends at Roomzzz Manchester Victoria, who we have been working in partnership with for our Spring/Sum...
01/04/2024

Thank you to our friends at Roomzzz Manchester Victoria, who we have been working in partnership with for our Spring/Summer 2024 Season!

Just a 4-minute walk from the Theatre, our neighbour, Roomzzz offers a range of spacious rooms perfect for a pre-show get together.

Check out their website for more information - https://rxtheat.re/RETXRoomzzz

31/03/2024

Where is your sacred space? Where do you like to go to unwind from work and life?

Director Jade Lewis, tells us about her production of Lynn Nottage’s SWEAT, a play that ‘gives a voice to the people, highlighting lives, dreams and experiences of the ordinary person with such nuance and complexity’.

Grab your tickets here for the show which runs from 26 APR - 25 MAY here 👉 rxtheat.re/SweatCrIFb

‼️ANNOUNCEMENT ‼️From Tuesday 2nd April our Relaxed performances will be starting at 6pm rather than 7.30pm.This include...
28/03/2024

‼️ANNOUNCEMENT ‼️

From Tuesday 2nd April our Relaxed performances will be starting at 6pm rather than 7.30pm.

This includes relaxed performances of A Taste of Honey, SWEAT, & The Importance of Being Earnest.

To find out more about our accessible shows visit our website.

27/03/2024

This week, 13 schools joined our Schools Day for A TASTE OF HONEY to take part in workshops with the cast and crew and watch the show.

So, this we’re celebrating our brilliant future theatre makers!

Don't walk, run! Don't forget:- 'Day Seats' are released everyday at 12pm for £10.- If you're under 30, you can get £7 t...
23/03/2024

Don't walk, run!

Don't forget:
- 'Day Seats' are released everyday at 12pm for £10.
- If you're under 30, you can get £7 tickets.
- Pay What You Can tickets are available in every show.

A TASTE OF HONEY is on stage till 13 APR
Get your tickets here 👉️ rxtheat.re/HoneyRevFb

22/03/2024

"A production that breathes fresh life into a play, six decades on, still has the power to connect." - ★★★★ The Stage

If you haven't booked your tickets yet, you might want to grab those seats, they're flying out quick! Don't say we didn't warn you 🙈

A TASTE OF HONEY by Shelagh Delaney
Until 13 APR

Tickets here 👉️ https://rxtheat.re/HoneyRVFb

The stars are flying in for A TASTE OF HONEY 🐝Read the reviews through here: WhatsOnStage - rxtheat.re/HonWOSThe Telegra...
21/03/2024

The stars are flying in for A TASTE OF HONEY 🐝

Read the reviews through here:
WhatsOnStage - rxtheat.re/HonWOS
The Telegraph - rxtheat.re/HonTel
Manchester Theatres - rxtheat.re/HonMcrT

Don't forget, it's on till 13 APR 📅
Grab your tickets here 👉️ rxtheat.re/HoneyRevFb

"Just because I look older, I am still the same person that I always was, perhaps a little wiser, a little less driven, ...
20/03/2024

"Just because I look older, I am still the same person that I always was, perhaps a little wiser, a little less driven, a little less energetic but I am still me" - Lorraine, Elders Leader

Today is Action Against Ageism Day!

As part of our commitment to anti-ageism, our Elders Programme Producer, Andy Barry, breaks down why creative ageing is important to us all.

Read the full article here 👉️ rxtheat.re/EldersWoutLimitsFb

Press night is here for A TASTE OF HONEY🐝We want to wish all the cast, crew, and creatives the very best on tonight's sh...
20/03/2024

Press night is here for A TASTE OF HONEY🐝

We want to wish all the cast, crew, and creatives the very best on tonight's show. We're taking Salford to the round, see you later!

Showing until 13 APRIL 📅
More about the show here 👉 rxtheat.re/HoneyPPFb

CAST

Jill Halfpenny as Helen
David Moorst as Geoffrey
Obadiah as Jimmie
Rowan Robinson as Josephine
Andrew Sheridan as Peter
Nishla Smith as the Jazz Singer

CREATIVES

Written by: Shelagh Delaney
Directed by: Emma Baggott
Designer: Peter Butler
Lighting Designer: Simisola Majekodunmi
Sound Designer: George Dennis
Fight and Intimacy Director: Kaitlin Howard
Arranger/Orchestrator: Alexandra Faye Braithwaite
Movement Director: Sarita Piotrowski
Voice and Dialect Coach: Natalie Grady
Casting Director: Annelie Powell CDG
Casting Assistant: Alice Walters
Birkbeck Assistant Director: Sam Holland-Bunyan

Photo by Johan Persson

👀 Here's your first look at A Taste of Honey!If you want a sneak peak of the show, catch the cast on BBC North West toni...
19/03/2024

👀 Here's your first look at A Taste of Honey!

If you want a sneak peak of the show, catch the cast on BBC North West tonight from 6:30 🕡️

The show is on until 13 April 📅
Don't miss out and book your tickets here👉️ rxtheat.re/HonPPFb

Photo by Johan Persson

17/03/2024

What did making coffee look like in the 1950s?
Look no further, we have the answer!

David Moorst from A TASTE OF HONEY uses a cafetière from the 1950s, one that Shelagh Delaney might have used herself 😉

Coffee making has evolved since then! How do you like your coffee?

Catch A TASTE OF HONEY by Shelagh Delaney till 13 APR 📅
More about the show here 👉️ https://rxtheat.re/HoneySTFb

A TASTE OF HONEY is on stage tonight!! Join us in wishing all the cast, crew, and creatives the very best on their first...
15/03/2024

A TASTE OF HONEY is on stage tonight!!

Join us in wishing all the cast, crew, and creatives the very best on their first preview tonight, we can't wait to be transported to Salford in the 1950's 🐝

Photos by Joel Fildes

CAST

Jill Halfpenny - Helen
David Moorst - Geoffrey
Obadiah - Jimmie
Rowan Robinson - Josephine
Andrew Sheridan - Peter
Nishla Smith - Jazz Singer

CREATIVES
Written by: Shelagh Delaney
Directed by: Emma Baggott
Designer: Peter Butler
Lighting Designer: Simisola Majekodunmi
Sound Designer: George Dennis
Fight and Intimacy Director: Kaitlin Howard
Arranger/Orchestrator: Alexandra Faye Braithwaite
Movement Director: Sarita Piotrowski
Voice and Dialect Coach: Natalie Grady
Casting Director: Annelie Powell CDG
Casting Assistant: Alice Walters
Birkbeck Assistant Director: Sam Holland-Bunyan

15/03/2024

This Pulitzer-Prize winning drama is coming your way!

Meet the cast for Lyn Nottage’s American classic, SWEAT 💧

Showing on 26 APR – 25 MAY 📅

Directed by Jade Lewis
Casting by Jatinder Chera

Find out what the show is about here https://rxtheat.re/SweatCastFb

TonightThe Edge Manchester & Arts Centre in Chorlton are staging a poetry night featuring:-  2023 Forward Prizes winner,...
14/03/2024

TonightThe Edge Manchester & Arts Centre in Chorlton are staging a poetry night featuring:

- 2023 Forward Prizes winner, Momtaza Mehri
- BBC Slam Champion, Jess Green
- Birmingham Poet Laureate Casey Bailey.

Get your tickets here 👉www.ticketsource.co.uk/edgetheatre/t-qjxnajy

"Life has changed so much for women since the play premiered in 1958" so why do A Taste of Honey now? Find out in an int...
12/03/2024

"Life has changed so much for women since the play premiered in 1958" so why do A Taste of Honey now?

Find out in an interview that Jill Halfpenny and Rowan Robinson did with Helen Pidd.

Read the full article here 👉️ rxtheat.re/ATOH

Ramadan Kareem to all all friends, family's, visitors, supporters and partners during the blessed month of Ramadan 😊Let'...
12/03/2024

Ramadan Kareem to all all friends, family's, visitors, supporters and partners during the blessed month of Ramadan 😊

Let's all work together to ensure this month is one of peace and happiness.

A very happy 60th Birthday to our Patron, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. We have fond memories of welcoming The Duke to the ...
10/03/2024

A very happy 60th Birthday to our Patron, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. We have fond memories of welcoming The Duke to the theatre on the 23rd February 2024.

During his visit, he took the time to talk to participants about their work and to watch a very special sharing from our Beswick Young Company.

Click here to read more about his trip to the Royal Exchange Theatre 👉️ rxtheat.re/OurPatron

09/03/2024

Guess what's back?
Back again?

Actors Exchange! And this time, with our mother-daughter duo, Jill & Rowan, portraying Helen & Josephine in A TASTE OF HONEY.

The show opens next week on the 15 MAR 📅

You've still got time to get tickets 👉️ rxtheat.re/HonCastIFb

08/03/2024

To celebrate International Women's Day, here are some women that form the Royal Exchange Theatre, reading a letter from Shelagh Delaney to "the Mother of Modern Theatre", Director, Joan Littlewood.

This letter from an 18 year old aspiring writer paid off, and Littlewood agreed to mentor Delaney, as well as produce her play, A TASTE OF HONEY. Through this play, the trajectory of how women's stories were portrayed on stage began to change.

Here's to more opportunities for voices of women, across all walks of life, to be heard.

07/03/2024

It’s so we’ve asked some of our staff what book they’re reading at the moment! 📚

If you’re looking for a book to read, why not come take a book and leave a book, located inside the theatre, within the lounge! (If in doubt, ask the box office where the lounge is)

Books Exchange is a little nook within the theatre where we can all share the wonderful stories we’ve read!

1 - Owen, our Head of Sound, reading his book in the Hall
2 - Rosie, Bruntwood Coordinator, and her pile of Bruntwood plays
3 - Fallon, Marketing & Comms Officer, showing the many plays and books she’s reading.
4 - Tom, Schools Coordinator, with his own book Lovely Chubbly!
5 - Rosie, Development Coordinator, in the lift reading Tomorrow, Tomorrow and Tomorrow
6 - Caitlin, Media & Comms Manager, reading in the lounge.

Want FREE tickets to see A Taste of Honey? To celebrate motherhood, maternal bonds and the influences of the mothers in ...
06/03/2024

Want FREE tickets to see A Taste of Honey?

To celebrate motherhood, maternal bonds and the influences of the mothers in our lives on the 10th March, we’re giving away 2 tickets to come and watch the show for free.

Here’s how you can win the 2 tickets:

1. Follow us!
2. Tag/Comment below who you would watch the show with!
3. Reshare this post and tag us at Royal Exchange Theatre

We’ll announce the winners next week on 13 MAR and we’ll get in touch with you!

Click here to find out more about the show 👉️ rxtheat.re/HoneySTFb

A TASTE OF HONEY, by Shelagh Delaney
Directed by Emma Baggott

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Photo 1 - Mother and children walk along deserted cobbled street
Photo 2 - Girls and their Mother outside Manchester terraced house

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Tuesday 11am - 5pm
Wednesday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 5pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
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