Opera House

Opera House
3 Quay Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M3 3HP
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This commercial touring theatre plays host to all genres, including comedy, music, theatre, dance and more. The venue seats nearly 2000 people and spent some time as a bingo hall between openings and closures throughout the years and has seen a number of regional, European and world premiers (Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story and Ghost, the Musical, respectively).

Events at this venue

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Christmas with Aled Jones & Russell Watson

Two of the world’s greatest classical voices, Aled Jones and Russell Watson, reunite for Christmas 2022 with a brand-new album. Performing together again following a three-year hiatus, the powerhouse duo will also embark on a colossal UK tour this November and December. The duo will record the album later this year and…

Sun 13 Nov

£37.15–£60.65 / 0333 009 6690

La Bohème: An Ellen Kent Production

Senbla presents Opera International's award-winning Ellen Kent Production featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv, with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra. Welcoming back the fabulous Korean soprano Elena Dee.* Directed by Ellen Kent, this brand new production is traditionally…

Fri 27 Jan 2023

£13–£58.75 / 0333 009 6690

Bugsy Malone

Prohibition era in New York, rival gangsters Fat Sam and Dandy Dan are at loggerheads. As custard pies fly and destructive ‘splurge guns’ wreak havoc, Bugsy Malone, a penniless ex-boxer and all-round nice guy, falls for Blousey Brown, an aspiring singer. Will Bugsy be able to resist Tallulah and stay out of trouble while…

Tue 8 Nov

£13–£50 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 9 Nov

£13–£50 / 0333 009 6690

Thu 10 Nov

£13–£50 / 0333 009 6690

…and 2 more dates until 12 Nov

The Commitments

  • Directed by: Jamie Lloyd
  • Written by: book)

The soundtrack to the smash-hit movie The Commitments played live; expect all the classics from 'Mustang Sally' to 'Take me to the River'.

Mon 5 Jun 2023

£13–£64.90 / 0333 009 6690

Tue 6 Jun 2023

£13–£64.90 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 7 Jun 2023

£13–£64.90 / 0333 009 6690

…and 3 more dates until 10 Jun 2023

A Country Night in Nashville

The ultimate celebration of country music. Featuring the music of Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson and Little Big Town.

Sat 29 Apr 2023

£25–£35 / 0333 009 6690

Death Drop – Back In The Habit

A gaggle of fabulous Nuns are trapped in their convent with a serial slayer slashing their way through the Sisters in this all new follow up to the five-star, smash hit West End comedy. As the clues are unearthed by Sis Marple in this divine comedy, you’ll be laughing in the pews as the laugh-a-minute, fierce, all-drag…

Thu 9 Mar 2023

£13–£49.50 / 0333 009 6690

Fri 10 Mar 2023

£13–£49.50 / 0333 009 6690

Sat 11 Mar 2023

£13–£49.50 / 0333 009 6690

Sun 12 Mar 2023

£13–£49.50 / 0333 009 6690

Demon Dentist

Strange things are happening in Alfie’s town! Children are leaving their teeth for the tooth fairy and waking up to find horrible things under their pillow! Alfie and his friend Gabz are determined to get to the bottom of the mystery – but no-one could have dreamed what they’ll discover, when they come face to face with…

Thu 13 Oct

£13–£44.50 / 0333 009 6690

Fri 14 Oct

£13–£44.50 / 0333 009 6690

Sat 15 Oct

£13–£44.50 / 0333 009 6690

Ed Gamble

  • 4 stars

Another 'bracing flurry of idiocy' from the comedian Ed Gamble.

Thu 6 Oct

£24.65 / 0333 009 6690

Ellen Kent: Aida

Verdi's drama about an enslaved Ethiopian princess. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Sat 28 Jan 2023

£13–£58.75 / 0333 009 6690

Ellen Kent's Madama Butterfly

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra Winner of The Best Opera Award Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including a…

Thu 26 Jan 2023

£13–£58.75 / 0333 009 6690

Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour

Elvis tribute concert featuring Shawn Klush, Dean Z and Cody Ray Slaughter.

Sun 9 Oct

£20–£36 / 0333 009 6690

Fairytale of New York

From the producers of Seven Drunken Nights-The Story of The Dubliners and featuring an international cast of singers, musicians and dancers Fairytale of New York brings you all of your favorite Christmas songs including Driving home for Christmas, White Christmas, Oh Holy Night, Winter’s Tale, Silent Night and of course…

Tue 15 Nov

£24.50–£30 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 16 Nov

£24.50–£30 / 0333 009 6690

Jersey Boys

This smash hit musical has won 65 major awards and has been seen by over 27 million people worldwide. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of.  But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage…

Tue 18 Oct

£13–£73 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 19 Oct

£13–£73 / 0333 009 6690

Thu 20 Oct

£13–£73 / 0333 009 6690

…and 8 more dates until 29 Oct

The Jinkx and DeLa Holiday Show

For the past four years, Jinkx and DeLa have owned the Christmas season with their sold-out holiday tours including To Jesus, Thanks for Everything *in 2018, All I Want for Christmas Is Attention *in 2019 and *The Return of the Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show, LIVE! *In 2021. In 2020, BenDeLaCreme produced her first-ever…

Sat 19 Nov

£44.65–£75.65 / 0333 009 6690

Johannes Radebe: Freedom Unleashed

Strictly Come Dancing Pro Johannes Radebe's exciting new show.

Wed 26 Apr 2023

£13–£95 / 0333 009 6690

Mamma Mia!

  • Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Written by: Catherine Johnson, Benny Andersson (music & lyrics), Bjorn Ulvaeus (music & lyrics)

The smash hit musical based on the songs of Abba continues to storm the UK. Since premiering in London this funny comedy has been seen by over 54 million people all around the world. Featuring songs including 'Dancing Queen', 'Super Trouper' and 'Take A Chance On Me'.

Tue 31 Jan 2023

£13–£85 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 1 Feb 2023

£13–£85 / 0333 009 6690

Thu 2 Feb 2023

£13–£85 / 0333 009 6690

…and 8 more dates until 11 Feb 2023

The Mousetrap

Now celebrating 70 years, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is the world’s longest-running play. As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of strangers find themselves snowed in at a remote countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover that a killer is in their midst!

Mon 28 Nov

£13–£55 / 0333 009 6690

Tue 29 Nov

£13–£55 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 30 Nov

£13–£55 / 0333 009 6690

…and 3 more dates until 3 Dec

Mrs. Doubtfire

A hilarious and heartfelt story about holding onto your loved ones against all odds, Mrs. Doubtfire is the musical comedy we need right now.

Fri 2 Sep

£13–£90 / 0333 009 6690

Sat 3 Sep

£13–£90 / 0333 009 6690

Mon 5 Sep

£13–£90 / 0333 009 6690

…and 23 more dates until 1 Oct

Nerubashenko Ballet presents Swan Lake

Ballet lovers and newcomers alike will find joy and spectacle in the classical delights of Nerubashenko Ballet’s presentations.

Thu 19 Jan 2023

£13–£57.40 / 0333 009 6690

Fri 20 Jan 2023

£13–£57.40 / 0333 009 6690

Nerubashenko Ballet presents The Nutcracker

Ballet lovers and newcomers alike will find joy and spectacle in the classical delights of Nerubashenko Ballet’s presentations.

Sat 21 Jan 2023

£13–£57.40 / 0333 009 6690

The Official RuPaul's Drag Race UK Series Three Tour

Visiting theatres and arenas across England, Scotland and Wales, expect a night of endless extravaganza as all 12 queens from Series Three of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK werk their way across the country. Acclaimed for their amazing production values, expect the unexpected in this glittering tour which will include Series Three…

Tue 4 Oct

£39.40–£55.40 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 5 Oct

£39.40–£55.40 / 0333 009 6690

The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan

Join Peter Pan as he sets sail on a brand-new adventure next Christmas.

Sat 10 Dec

£13–£49.50 / 0333 009 6690

Sun 11 Dec

£13–£49.50 / 0333 009 6690

Tue 13 Dec

£13–£49.50 / 0333 009 6690

…and 16 more dates until 31 Dec

Paul Hollywood

World-famous baker and judge on The Great British Bake-Off There are bakers and there’s Paul Hollywood. The intimidating owner of telly’s bluest eyes and most coveted handshake comes from a long line of bakers, but had initially rejected the call of the yeast. As a young man, Hollywood chose to sculpt from clay rather…

Wed 16 Nov

£29.40–£42.90 / 0333 009 6690

The Psychology of Serial Killers

Jennifer Rees delves into the dark minds of serial killers.

Thu 2 Mar 2023

£23–£42 / 0333 009 6690

Rock of Ages

The rock / jukebox musical comedy.

Tue 14 Mar 2023

£13–£55 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 15 Mar 2023

£13–£55 / 0333 009 6690

Thu 16 Mar 2023

£13–£55 / 0333 009 6690

…and 2 more dates until 18 Mar 2023

The Rocky Horror Show

Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show returns to the UK in 2021 as part of a sell-out worldwide tour, having been seen by over 30 million theatregoers. Directed by Christopher Luscombe and featuring timeless classics, including Sweet…

Mon 20 Feb 2023

£13–£75.50 / 0333 009 6690

Tue 21 Feb 2023

£13–£75.50 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 22 Feb 2023

£13–£75.50 / 0333 009 6690

…and 3 more dates until 25 Feb 2023

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Series 3 Tour

Drag Royalty will sashay across the UK next autumn for The Series Three Tour of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. Visiting theatres and arenas across England, Scotland and Wales, expect a night of endless extravaganza as ALL 12 queens from Series Three of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK werk their way across the country. Acclaimed for their…

Tue 4 Oct

£17.50–£125 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 5 Oct

£17.50–£125 / 0333 009 6690

Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman
  • Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire (lyrics)

An all-singing, all-dancing stage version of the popular films, packed with laughs and the odd tear.

Tue 1 Aug 2023

£13–£75.50 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 2 Aug 2023

£13–£75.50 / 0333 009 6690

Thu 3 Aug 2023

£13–£75.50 / 0333 009 6690

…and 8 more dates until 12 Aug 2023

Six

  • 5 stars

Musical comedy show featuring Henry VIII's six wives finally telling their side of the story through music and accompanied by a six piece band.

Tue 18 Jul 2023

£13–£57.50 / 0333 009 6690

Wed 19 Jul 2023

£13–£57.50 / 0333 009 6690

Thu 20 Jul 2023

£13–£57.50 / 0333 009 6690

…and 3 more dates until 23 Jul 2023

Sounds of the 60s Live with Tony Blackburn

Following this year's success, BBC Radio 2's popular Sounds of the 60s series will take to the road with a live show hosted by Tony Blackburn, the station's iconic DJ. Head to a venue near you to see the show which will feature songs, stories and memories from the golden decade of pop music.

Tue 28 Feb 2023

£28–£50 / 0333 009 6690

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Ultimate tribute concert to Tina Turner, presented by the award-winning producers behind Whitney - Queen Of The Night.

Mon 14 Nov

£26.90–£34.40 / 0333 009 6690

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