What’s coming up at the Palace Theatre and Opera House Manchester?

Crazy for you features Tom Chambers as 'Bobby' - image courtesy Richard Davenport

Manchester’s Palace Theatre and Opera House will be serving up a treat this autumn with a series of outstanding shows heading for the city.  Musicals, comedy, drama, dance and pantomime are part of a packed season of productions being staged at the pair of city centre venues which are steeped in theatrical history.

There’s the world premiere of The Band, as the new musical by award-winning Tim Firth launches based on the songs of Take That.

For dance fans, there’s plenty to see at the two Manchester venues with the return of dance favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace with Tango Moderno; Manchester dancer James Keegans all-new Irish musical sensation TitanicDance; two shows from the English National Ballet (Song of the Earth and La Sylphide) and Tap Factory.

Plus, there’s a journey to the trenches of the First World War with The Wipers Times; and musicals such as George and Ira Gershwin’s Crazy For You (pictured above image courtesy Richard Davenport) featuring Tom Chambers and Caroline Flack, Cilla the Musical starring Kara Lily Hayworth, Spamalot, Evita and so much more.

Christmas also sees John Barrowman appearing at the Opera House for Dick Whittington.  Whilst for the kids Teletubbies: Big Hugs comes to Manchester and Nativity! The Musical runs at the Palace Theatre.

John Barrowman stars in Dick Whittington at Manchester Opera House
John Barrowman stars in Dick Whittington at Manchester Opera House

So, what’s on at Manchester’s Palace Theatre and Opera House?

PALACE THEATRE

Rob Brydon
Date: 21-22 September
Time: 8pm
Tickets: £26.65 – £31.65

TitanicDance
Date: 24 September
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £24.15 – £33.65

Son of a Preacher Man
Date: 26-30 September
Time: 7.30pm with 2.30pm Wed and Sat matinees
Tickets: £15 – £39.50

The Carpenters Story
Date: 1 October
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £25.90 – £27.90

Tori Amos
Date: 5 October
Time: 7pm
Tickets: £29.15 – £80.15

Barry Steele & Friends: The Roy Orbison Story
Date: 6 October
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £26

Some Guys Have All The Luck – the Rod Stewart Story
Date: 7 October
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £22.90 – £25.90

English National Ballet: Song of the Earth/La Sylphide
Date: 11-14 October
Time: 7.30pm with 2pm matinee Thurs and 2.30pm matinee Sat
Tickets: £13.90 – £49.15

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Date: 17-21 October
Time: 7.30pm Tues-Thurs plus 2.30pm Wed-Thurs, 5pm and 8pm Fri-Sat plus 2pm Sat
Tickets: £17.90 – £53.90

Sunset Boulevard
Date: 23 October-4 November
Time: 7.30pm with 2.30pm matinees on Weds and Sats
Tickets: £18-£62.50

The Solid Gold Rock n Roll Show 2017
Date: 5 November
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £32.65 – £34.65

Spamalot
Date: 7-11 November
Time: 7.30pm and 2.30pm matinee Wed and Sat
Tickets: £21.40 – £45.90

Stars For Tonight 2017
Date: 12 November
Time: 7pm
Tickets: £20.90

Teletubbies: Big Hugs
Date: 17-19 November
Time: 1pm and 4pm Fri-Sat plus 10am Sun
Tickets: £16.65 – £25.15

Cilla – The Musical
Date: 21-25 November
Time: 7.30pm and 2.30pm matinee Wed and Sat
Tickets: £17.90 – £62.90

Nativity! The Musical
Date: 29 November-3 December
Time: 7.30pm Wed-Sat, plus 2.30pm matinee Thurs and Sat. 1pm and 5pm Sun
Tickets: £17.90 – £59.40

Evita
Date: 6-9 December
Time: 7.30pm plus 2.30pm matinee Thurs and Sat
Tickets: £17.90 – £57.40

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
Date: 12 December-6 January
Time: 7.30pm plus 2.30pm matinees Wed, Thurs and Sat
Tickets: £15.50-£71

MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE

The Band: Take That’s New Musical
Date: 8-30 September
Time: 7.30pm Mon-Thurs and Sat. 8.30pm Fri. 2.30pm matinee Sat.
Tickets: £23.40 – £53.40

Tap Factory
Date: 2 October
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £19.15 – £31.65

The ELO Experience
Date: 3 October
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £25

One Night of Queen
Date: 4 October
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £23.50

The Sensational 60’s Experience
Date: 5 October
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £30.65 – £32.65

Whitney – Queen of the Night
Date: 6 October
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £22.90 – £28.90

ABBA Mania
Date: 7 October
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £20.40 – £24.40

An Audience With Katie Price
Date: 14 October
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £21.25 – £32.25

Tango Moderno
Date: 17-21 October
Time: 7.30pm with 2.30pm matinee Wed and Sat
Tickets: £23.90 – £60.90

The Waterboys
Date: 22 October
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £38.65 – £43.65

Midge Ure, The Christians, Altered Images
Date: 25 October
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £35.65 – £37.65

Fastlove – A Tribute to George Michael
Date: 26 October
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £27.50

The Magic of Motown
Date: 27 October
Time: 8.00pm
Tickets: £31.75

Steve Steinman’s Meat Loaf Story
Date: 28 October
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £29.40 – £32.40

The Wipers Times
Date: 31 October – 4 November
Time: 7.30pm with 2.30pm matinee Wed, Thu and Sat
Tickets: £14.90 – £34.90

The Snowman
Date: 8-12 October
Time: 7.00pm Wed and Fri, 10.30am & 2.30pm Thu, 1.30pm & 5.00pm Sat, 11.00am & 3.00pm Sun
Tickets: £15 – £40

A Judgement in Stone
Date: 13-18 November
Time: 7.30pm with 2.30pm matinee Thu and Sat
Tickets: £16.40 – £40.40

Shawn Klush – Elvis World Tour
Date: 19 November
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £28.15 – £43.15

No Such Thing As A Fish
Date: 26 November
Time: 8.00pm
Tickets: £20.90

Crazy For You
Date: 28 November – 2 December
Time: 7.30pm with 2.30pm matinee Wed, Thu and Sat
Tickets: £14.90 – £59.90

Dick Whittington
Date: 9 December – 7 January
Time: Various
Tickets: £12 – £40

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