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Bridgewater Hall
Opened in 1996, the Bridgewater Hall was built to house the legendary Halle Orchestra, costing 42 million and is a stunning piece of architecture as well as an important venue for music and the arts.

Bridgewater Hall,
Manchester,
Greater Manchester,
M2 3WS
Tel: 0161 907 9000

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Contact Theatre
The Contact Theatre is owned by the University of Manchester and stages live performances, generally aimed at younger audiences and students.

Oxford Road,
Manchester,
Greater Manchester
M15 6JA
Tel: 0161 274 0600

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Green Room
The Green Room Theatre was built in 1988 to house the cutting-edge work being developed by the Green Room group. It was redeveloped in 1995 to better suit its purpose and as well as producing live theatre, it also hosts many local events and festivals.

54-56 Whitworth Street West,
Manchester,
Greater Manchester
Tel: 0161 615 0500

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Library Theatre Company
The Library Theatre is based at Central Library, which was built in 1934. There has always been theatre produced in the basement, but it was not until 1952 that the Library Theatre Company was formed by Manchester City Council. It regularly hosts major theatre productions and is the only theatre housed within a library in the United Kingdom.

Central Library,
St. Peter's Square,
Manchester,
Greater Manchester,
M2 5PD
Tel: 0161 236 7110

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The Lowry

Pier 8,
Salford Quays,
Greater Manchester,
M5 2AZ
Tel: 0161 876 2000

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Opera House
The Opera House is one of Manchester's biggest venues for large theatrical productions, opera, dance and modern West End musicals. It was built as the New Theatre in 1912 and gained its current name in the 1930s.

Quay Street,
Manchester,
Greater Manchester,
M3 3HP
Tel: 0161 242 2509

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Palace Theatre
Like the Opera House, the Palace Theatre hosts major musical performances, often including touring West End shows featuring star names, as well as ever-popular pantomimes. It opened in 1891 and has staged performances by the likes of Judy Garland, Noel Coward and Laurel and Hardy.

Oxford Street,
Manchester,
M1 6FT
Tel: 0161 242 2503

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The Royal Exchange Theatre

St. Ann's Square,
Manchester,
M2 7DH
Tel: 0161 833 9833

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