Whether it’s contemporary theatre led by young people or traditional art deco interiors, Oxford Road is home to many of Manchester’s iconic theatre and performance spaces.
From Laurel and Hardy and Judy Garland in the early 1900’s to more recent notable performances such as the Book of Mormon and Les Miserables, The Palace Theatre is the city’s largest theatre space.
A short distance away is The Dancehouse, which held the world’s first twin cinema. In 2015 HOME opened its doors to the public, merging the former Cornerhouse with the Library Theatre Company to provide performance, exhibition, cinema and education spaces, alongside digital facilities, a café bar, restaurant and bookshop.
Contact brings game-changing theatre and multidisciplinary art to Oxford Road. Seeking to enable young people to change their lives through the arts, the venue presents a diverse and accessible artistic programme of exciting new shows for audiences of all ages. A leading national theatre and arts venue, Contact places young people at the heart of its mission. Company members aged 13-30 work alongside staff in deciding the artistic programme and making staff appointments, as well as acting as full Board members. The result is a unique and diverse programme of art that challenges and inspires, working to change the face of UK culture.
Grosvenor East Theatre at Manchester Metropolitan University is a fully equipped and flexible theatre space that seats 180 audience members in several configurations including thrust, flat floor and in the round. Manchester School of Theatre was originally established to provide acting lessons for opera singers at the Royal Northern College of Music but is now rightly recognised as one of the elite drama schools in the UK and one of only 20 classical conservatoire-style acting schools. It also sits among a community of artists, writers, filmmakers and other creatives within Manchester Metropolitan’s Arts and Humanities faculty.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s multi-award-winning Hamilton is touring the UK and is coming to Oxford Road’s Palace Theatre for a 15-week run.
Anne-Marie Casey’s adaptation of Little Women offers an exciting theatrical experience filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirits.
eight-freestyle’s popular panto returns with a girl-power spin on Cinderella and this time, they’re teaming up with Contact Young Company!
Step into a wintry tale of magic and mystique as RNCM bring Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden to life for the very first time at the RNCM.
Work It Out is a new comedy-drama crafted by award-winning writer-performer Eve Steele, a bittersweet tale of triumph, friendship, and conquering inner demons.
Based on the 1992 American comedy, the Broadway and UK smash-hit musical Sister Act returns to Manchester’s Palace Theatre in 2024.
HOME is excited to announce a brand new co-production musical Frankie Goes to Bollywood, coming to Manchester in Summer 2024.
Wicked the smash-hit theatre show is coming to Manchester’s Palace Theatre in November 2024 as part of a UK tour.