- On April 12, 2018
London’s West End and New York’s Broadway are usually the two main theatre districts that people can reel off the top of their head. However, there’s another theatre scene that can rival the best of them – and it’s located in Manchester. That’s right, the city’s stage is firmly set to welcome a whole host of productions as the theatre scene goes from strength to strength. This, of course, is just another reason why so many people are happy to set up home in Greater Manchester. Here are three venues that locals just can’t get enough of.
The Lowry Theatre
The Lowry made a huge splash when it opened its doors in 2000. Located on Salford Quays prior to the area becoming Media City, the venue features four different stages: Lyric, Quays, Studio and Compass. The Lowry is certainly one of the more modern theatres in the city, with a quirky exterior designed by architect Michael Wilford.
The Palace Theatre
The Palace is the oldest theatre in Manchester having been built all the way back in 1891. The venue has retained its old school feel, with velvet seats and gold detail lining the stalls. It often hosts some of the biggest shows out there – including the likes of Miss Saigon and Les Miserables. Best of all, it’s conveniently located in the city centre, so you can travel to it easily from places like Middleton and Ashton.
Hope Mill Theatre
Manchester’s newest – and arguably most extraordinary theatre – is Hope Mill Theatre. It’s a 120-seat venue in a converted cotton mill in Ancoats. The emergence of this underground hotspot has breathed even more life into the theatre scene in the city – proving that there’s an appetite for all things stage-related. All in all, it’s a good reminder of how Manchester is growing rapidly by the day.
You’re in for a treat if you’ve just moved to Manchester. As well as all these theatres, the city is decked out with countless bars, clubs and restaurants. If you’re in the process of sorting out your new digs before savouring all that’s on offer, be sure to make the most of the self-storage units provided by Flexispace.