Manchester Has Some Glorious Theatres.


The Royal ExchangeManchester has some of the most innovative and unique theatres in the UK so why not book one of the most prestigious Manchester minibuses to take you . There is always something interesting and inspiring to see – from musicals and Shakespeare to unknown writers making their début with a small play.

The Royal Exchange

The Royal Exchange Theatre is situated in the centre of Manchester and has been part of the city for over 50 years. The original building was damaged terribly in 1996 by an IRA bomb nearby, but thanks to Lottery funding it reopened 2 years later – more stunning than before. The theatre is a glass walled capsule with 7 sides, suspended from beautiful marble pillars, located in the Victorian Cotton Exchange Building. The stage itself is a true theatre ‘in the round’ and with its 760 seats, is the largest of its kind in Britain. The novel design means that all seats are less than 9 metres from the stage, so you are sure of an amazing view wherever you sit.

The Exchange is known for its diverse range of productions from the classics by Shakespeare, Noel Coward and Oscar Wilde – to the cutting edge plays by modern writers. The theatre is at the forefront of new writing, with over 125 premières in the history of the theatre – in fact the Exchange has worked with many film actors and directors before they went on to find fame and fortune – including Hugh Grant and Kate Winslet!

The Lowry

The Lowry is an arts complex that lies on Pier 8 at Salford Quays, Greater Manchester. This complex includes an art gallery and theatres. The Lowry is named after the early 20th century painter L. S. Lowry who is known for his paintings of the industrial North West. The complex was  opened on 12 October 2000 by Queen Elizabeth II – and since then has welcomed over 11 million visitors.

The performance spaces lie at the core of the complex – consisting of two theatres and a drama studio. The Lyric theatre has 1730 seats while the Quays is more intimate with 466. Both theatres host touring plays, concerts, ballet, family shows and comedies – with The Lyric boasting the largest stage outside of the West End of London.

The Palace 

The Palace Theatre is one of the main (and oldest) theatres in Manchester and is situated on Oxford Street. The Palace opened on 18 May 1891 and originally had 3675 seats – which has since been reduced to 1955. During the early 20th century the theatre came into its own with artists such as Judy Garland, Noel Coward and Laurel and Hardy headlining. The Palace is now one of the best equipped and most popular theatres outside of London. It plays host to touring musicals, opera and ballet. The theatre is also known for its tour openings – with many shows having a run here before going on to the West End.

Book Your Trip Home. 

ST minibus hire are specialists at picking up at all of these locations. We have been providing Minibus travel for people going to shows at all of these locations for many years and are happy to advise you the best pick up point. We have even supplied minibus travel for the celebrities that you are going to see being the MIF preferred minibus suppliers, our claim to fame is having lady gaga on our minibus,  the choice of who to book should be simple.