See a show in Manchester
Cosmopolitan Manchester is one of the United Kingdom's most culturally exciting cities, with its internationally influential art, theatre and music scenes. As a major creative centre, it’s no surprise that Manchester theatres are noted for their excellence and diversity.
With a number of theatrical venues spread all over the city, our Manchester Airport hotel makes an ideal base. Visit small theatres such as The Library Theatre and Studio Salford, or larger venues like the Palace Theatre and the Royal Exchange Theatre. Originally dating back to 1775, the Royal Exchange Theatre has since changed venue and is now housed in a truly innovative space that quite literally puts the actors at centre stage. The 360° performance space means every person sees the performance from their own perspective. No seat is more than 9 metres from the stage, so even the largest of productions seems intimate.
A varied theatrical sceneThe Manchester theatre scene truly encapsulates the creative heartbeat of the city. Enjoy everything from best-selling musicals such as ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Cats’, to captivating Shakespeare plays and even scientific talks.
As home to the Royal Northern College of Music, the city's opera scene is also second to none, with awe-inspiring performances taking place in the impressive Manchester Opera House. There’s also The Lowry, which aims to be the most successful arts venue in the world. It is named after L S Lowry, the famous artist known for painting scenes of the industrial districts of North West England.
In addition, the city also plays host to two highly regarded drama schools, the Manchester Metropolitan University School of Theatre and the Arden School of Theatre.
After immersing yourself in the best of Manchester culture, relax in style in the sophisticated surroundings of the Radisson Blu.