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Royal Exchange Theatre

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Venue price From £150 per hour
Venue capacity 18 - 750 people

Spaces at Royal Exchange Theatre


Step inside and find yourself in the Great Hall, where the ornate ceilings and glass dome are secondary only to the module theatre, suspended like a spaceship in the centre of the space. This wealth of space in city centre is perfect for product launches, exhibitions, pop-ups and business events.


Overlooking both St Anne's Square and The Great Hall, the Front Room offers striking views of the steel and glass Theatre module, set within the grand Victorian architecture of the former Cotton Exchange. With access via a scenic glass lift in St Ann's Square, the Front Room is a self-contained entertaining space with its own toilets and bar.


Once the boardroom of the former Cotton Exchange, the Exchange Suite is perfect for private working lunches, important business meetings, or elegant entertaining. With its original oak panelling and old-world atmosphere, the Exchange Suite boasts a private double-height reception with bar and sweeping staircase leading up to the intimate boardroom. Offering absolute privacy, the Exchange Suite is perfect for a working lunch, an important business meeting or simple elegant entertaining. Available day and evening.


Host your conference in a unique venue in the city centre in the Theatre Module. Resembling a lunar space craft set down amidst the glass domes and towering columns of this Grade II listed building, the Royal Exchange is the largest Theatre in the round in the country, seating up to 750 people on three levels. The seven-sided theatre module is actually suspended from four huge columns. Only the stage area and its ground-level seating rest on the floor of the Great Hall- a necessary architectural feature for a module that weighs 150 tonnes!

About Royal Exchange Theatre


The historic Royal Exchange is home to much more than a theatre. The building's rich history, the dramatic Great Hall and the rooms' exquisite decor need to be seen to be believed.

We are a licensed wedding venue, and you can even get married on the theatre stage. We are also an excellent choice for company away days, conferences and workshops.

If you are looking for a unique venue in the heart of the city centre, with event spaces to suit every occasion, then look no further.