If it’s big budget productions, big name stars and award-winning direction that you’re after, the Palace Theatre is the place to head. One of the best equipped UK theatres outside of London, the Palace hosts huge touring musicals alongside ballet, comedy and opera performances and has close ties to Manchester International Festival. The ornate interior has been lovingly preserved, although the capacity has been dramatically reduced since the theatre opened in 1891. Book to see a show here if you like your theatrical experiences to be traditional yet spectacular.
Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford St, Manchester +44 844 871 3019