What’s On in Theatre this Autumn: Manchester


Manchester is home to some fantastic theatres which frequently attract some of the most popular acts, musicals and plays through their doors.

From the Lowry Theatre to The Bridgewater Hall, as the nights draw in Manchester can offer a wealth of productions and performances to satisfy the cultured soul this autumn. Whatever your artistic taste, there’s guaranteed to be a date in the diary to suit your taste.

The Palace Theatre

Leather jackets and poodle skirts at the ready, everyone’s favourite musical is on tour. Grease The Musical brings rock and roll to the stage once again from Monday 8 to Saturday 13 October 2012 at The Palace Theatre.  Get the girls together for the ultimate in feel good nights on the town.

Also on stage: Ross Noble from 8 to 10 November and Greenday’s Musical, American Idiot, from 12 to 24 November 2012.

Manchester Opera House

Say a little prayer! Sister Act is back on the stage this autumn from 25 September to 6 October 2012 at Manchester Opera House. The five times Tony award nominated hit musical is the perfect date in the theatre calendar for families of all ages; an excellent introduction to the world of musical theatre.

Also on stage: The Mousetrap from 22 to 27 October and Jack Dee on Sunday 4 November 2012.

The Lowry

The contemporary centre of art and performance at the Salford Quays, The Lowry, hosts the 2012 Salford Musical Festival from 20 to 23 September.

Following this, Northern Soul on 18 October 2012 takes an interesting look at the ‘observers guide to unobserved Britain.’

Also on stage: The Hairy Bikers, 24th & 25th October; Jon Richardson, 4 November 2012.

The Manchester Arena

The place to be for music fans, The Manchester Arena plays host to a number of world famous artists of every musical genre.

Cheryl’s soldiers will flock to the arena on 13 October 2012 to cheer on the Geordie lass for her first tour as a solo artist. If hip hop is more your scene, Nicki Minaj is due to headline here on 22 October and 2 November, followed by the Twins of Evil – Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson – on 27 of the month.

Also on stage: Disney On Ice from 17 to 21 October and Michael McIntyre from 24 to 29 October 2012.

Other Dates for Your Diary

The Bridgewater Hall: Katie Melua, October 14; Emeli Sande, November 12; Van Morrison November 28 2012.

The Royal Exchange Theatre: Orpheus Descending, 27 October to Sat 24 Nov; World Premiere of Rat’s Tales 1 December to 12 January 2013.

02 Apollo: Sarah Millican, 6 October; Slash, 8 October; Tenacious D, 23 October 2012.

Shows soon sell out in the heart of Manchester; book your break as soon as possible to guarantee tickets and the best rates on Travelodge rooms.

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