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Royal Exchange Theatre


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large auditorium, theatre, conference space

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conference speaker, stage, focused light on the speaker,

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Royal Exchange Theatre exterior, charity conference venue

  • Capacity: 250+
  • Suitable for: conferences, dinners, meetings, receptions, training


Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann's Square, Manchester, M2 7DH

Royal Exchange Theatre

Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann's Square, Manchester, M2 7DH

Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre transforms the way people see theatre, each other, and the world around them. Its historic building was taken over by artists in 1976, and today it is an award-winning cultural charity that produces new theatre in-the-round, in communities, on the road and online. The theatre is a spectacular seven-sided glass-walled capsule, suspended in the centre of the historic Cotton Exchange. This unique design means all seats are less than nine metres from the circular stage.


Our central Manchester location has great transport links, and we have partnerships to give you discounted rates at hotels close by.


The Studio is a flexible venue with a capacity of 120.

Overlooking the Theatre and St Ann’s Square, is the Front Room. With a separate entrance, privacy and an optional bar area the space is ideal for meetings, presentations or private dining, and can accommodate up to 80 people.

In addition, the former board room of the Exchange is now a unique setting for a business meeting, away day, private dining, or drinks reception. This private suite is unique setting unrivalled for interior design, location and service.

The Café and indoor beer garden in the Grade II Listed Great Hall offers a warm welcome in a striking location, and the newly refurbished The Rivals restaurant is a welcome alternative to the bustle of the city.




Our venue is fully accessible, with step-free access from street level to all areas of the building, we also have several accessible and gender neutral toilets on site.

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