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Theatre in Manchester - Manchester Opera House

The Manchester Opera House opened as the New Theatre in 1912 and was renamed the New Queen’s Theatre in 1915 and then finally The Opera House in 1920. The Opera House closed in 1979 and for five years was used only as a bingo hall. The Palace Trust acquired it in 1984 and returned it to a full functioning theatre. In 1990 it was acquired by Apollo Leisure and staged large-scale musicals.

The Opera House has seen many changes over its long history and numerous large productions have held opening nights and premiers here. The Opera House hosted the 1958 European premiere of West Side Story and the British regional premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical The Phantom of the Opera with a production that opened in 1993 and ran to 1995.

Manchester Opera House also hosted the premiere of Never Forget, the Take That musical. The musical has had both of its UK tours premiere at the Manchester Opera House. The world premiere of Ghost the Musical was held at the theatre from March–May 2011 before it transferred to London's West End. The UK premiere of the Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5 began its UK tour at the theatre also.

The Manchester Opera house plays host to touring musicals, ballet, concerts and a Christmas pantomime. Bewleys Hotel Manchester Airport is located only a twenty minutes drive from Manchester Opera House so with such easy access to the city and great value rates Bewleys is your number one choice when traveling to Manchester.
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Manchester Opera House Listings

17-22/11/2014 - Agatha Christie's Black Coffee
23/11/2014 - West End Women
25-29/11/2014 - Saturday Night Fever
05 Dec - 04 Jan 2015 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
09/01/2015 - Rock 'n' Roll Paradise
Mon 17 - Sat 22 Nov 2014 Agatha Christie's Black Coffee
Sun 23 NOV 2014 West End Women
Tue 25 - Sat 29 NOV 2014 Saturday Night Fever
Fri 05 DEC 2014 - Sun 04 JAN 2015 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Fri 09 JAN 2015 Rock 'n' Roll Paradise
Thu 15 - Sat 24 JAN 2015 Spamalot
Mon 26 - Sat 31 JAN 2015 East is East
Tue 10 - Sat 21 FEB 2015 Top Hat
Tue 24 - Sat 28 FEB 2015 Oh What A Lovely War The Musical
Mon 02 - Sat 07 MAR 2015 Dead Simple
Sun 08 MAR 2015 Brendan Cole: A Night to Remember
Mon 09 MAR 2015 Circus of Horrors
Thu 12 MAR 2015 Sally Morgan: Psychic Sally on the Road
Fri 13 - Sat 14 MAR 2015 Omid Djalili: Iranalamadingdong
Sun 15 MAR 2015 Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music
Tue 17 MAR 2015 The Fureys
Thu 19 MAR 2015 Dylan Moran: Off the Hook
Fri 20 MAR 2015 Beyond the Barricade
Sat 21 MAR 2015 Ellen Kent's Rigoletto
Sun 22 MAR 2015 Ellen Kent's Madama Butterfly
Wed 25 MAR 2015 The Meat Loaf Story