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The Dancehouse Theatre

10A Oxford Road, Manchester M1 5QA, England
+44 161 237 9753
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AN OLD BUT QUAINT THEATRE WITH EXCELLENT ACCOUSTICS

Really enjoyed the visit to see The Transports at this gorgeous theatre. Despite its age, all... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
Jayne H
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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I traveled from Glasgow as my granddaughter had her birthday treat Therese ( they live in... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
Joan B
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Bishopton, United Kingdom
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The Dancehouse Theatre is housed in a 1930s Art Deco complex situated in the heart of Manchester on Oxford Road. It's characterful interior and unconventional approach to creative output makes it a must-visit venue in the city. Since opening in 1994, The Dancehouse Theatre has been a home for a vast range of arts in Manchester. As well as playing host to many high calibre international acts, the theatre takes great pride in working with local artists and promoters as a vibrant cultural pulse point for the city. With one of the largest and best stages to perform on in the city, alongside a 420 seated capacity venue with a great view from every seat with a sloped auditorium, the Dancehouse Theatre has one of the most vibrant atmospheres that you will experience in Manchester. Retractable seating transforms the auditorium into a dynamic and engaging space perfect for live music and cabaret style seating. Alongside the theatre, we also provide high end mirrored studio space for a multitude of evening and weekend dance classes for children and adults. We continue to work closely with our sister company, Northern Ballet School, to promote dance in the community. Often described as a "hidden gem" and seen as an underground venue, the theatre is now steadily positioning itself at the forefront of modern Mancunian and Northern culture.
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10A Oxford Road, Manchester M1 5QA, England
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Really enjoyed the visit to see The Transports at this gorgeous theatre. Despite its age, all abilities are catered for, excellent disabled provision for both mobility and hygiene. Staff were very helpful and there was a small bar for pre-show and interval drinks. Don't judge...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

I traveled from Glasgow as my granddaughter had her birthday treat Therese ( they live in Warrington) saw Cinderella there was 12 of us it was fabulous great atmosphere very family oriented enjoyable time I look forward to the next time definitely book again lovely...More

Thank Joan B
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Lovely wee theatre with lots of original fixtures and fittings. Very personal and not too big. Seats are a little tight if you're over 5' 5"!!

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Went to see Nick Helm on Friday night- a great city centre venue - almost a hidden gem! Loved the intimacy of the venue and would definitely re visit.

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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Just back from a showcase of dance at the Dancehouse. What a fantastic evening. I regularly attend the theatres in Manchester but these young people were outstanding. I could not believe how excellent the whole show was. The venue was also very nice and convenient...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

A lovely warm greeting at the entrance. I had rung up for directions earlier in the week and the person I spoke to was very helpful.The legroom allocated for the seating is appalling. I am only 5 foot 4 and I didn't have enough leg...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This show is fantastic. The actors and dancers are all excellent and we had a really good day here. The snacks and drinks are very cheap and we hardly spent any money inside even though the kids had popcorn, slush puppies and sweets. If you...More

Thank Damian E
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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

What a brilliant afternoon watching the pantomime. The cast are great, some brilliant adlibers amongst them and they did a great job of getting the audience involved. May not have the stars of the theatres just down the road but well worth every penny and...More

Thank Claire K
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this place one evening to watch some comic acts. The room we was in was only small and very warm to the point of being uncomfortable. The entertainment was good value for money and the staff were pleasant enough. Its a nice enough...More

Thank Dave R
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

Could imagine it being an old music hall. Quite dated decor but had great seats at the front. Small bar area. Drinks were very expensive but you pay for the convenience of drinking in the venue I suppose.

Thank Marion998
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