Palace Theatre Manchester - a popular musical favourite
Opened way back in 1891, the Palace Theatre Manchester is one of the most popular musical theatre venues outside of London. Check out the range of Palace Theatre Manchester tickets available on StubHub.
The Grand Old Lady of Oxford Street
Formerly known as the Grand Old Lady of Oxford Street, the Palace Theatre Manchester was designed by famous architect Alfred Darbyshire and opened in 1891 with a ballet production of "Cleopatra". Gracie Fields, Noel Coward, Judy Garland, Charles Laughton, Danny Kaye and Laurel & Hardy are just a handful of the legendary performers who graced its stage during its early years. It has since survived a direct hit from a German bomb during World War II and the serious threat of closure in the 1970s to retain its reputation as one of Manchester's premier entertainment venues. The Grade II-listed building, which has a capacity of 1,955, is best known for its program of mainstream musical theatre shows, including regional premieres of classic West End hits "Les Miserables" and "Miss Saigon" and the UK premiere of "The Wedding Singer", the Broadway adaptation of the Adam Sandler big screen comedy. You can both buy and sell Palace Theatre Manchester tickets on StubHub.
From Mamma Mia to Thom Yorke
Other notable musical theatre shows to have been staged at the Palace Theatre Manchester include "Chitty Bang", "Mamma Mia", "Legally Blonde", "Thriller", "Ghost" and "Matilda". In 2007 it welcomed local hero Peter Kay through its doors when the comedian played Roger Debris in the touring version of "The Producers", while a year later it became just one of six theatres to host the UK tour of "Mary Poppins". The Palace Theatre is also one of several venues used for the biennial Manchester International Festival, with notable shows including the world premieres of "Prima Donna", the opera penned by Rufus Wainwright, and "Monkey: Journey to the West", Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett's ambitious reworking of the titular ancient Chinese legend. Several pop and rock performers have taken their tours to the venue too, including Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, singer-songwriter Tori Amos, boogie rockers Status Quo, tribute act The Bootleg Beatles, indie icons Echo and the Bunnymen, folk songstress Joanna Newsom, prog rock giants Jon Anderson & Rick Wakeman and big band crooner Tony Bennett. Take a look at the upcoming shows and book your Palace Theatre Manchester tickets on StubHub.
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