10 Musicals in Manchester in 2019

2019 is looking like a great year for theatre in Manchester. We are as excited as you about the shows arriving in our great city over the next 12 months. So let’s take a look at 10 of the shows we are expecting. (Links marked with a * are affiliates)



Dirty Dancing

They’re back! The dancing duo are bringing their moves to the Manchester stage this April. See Dirty Dancing at the Palace Theatre Manchester from the 22nd to 27th April.

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Ghost The Musical

Oh my love, my darling, we’ve hungered for…this show to come back to Manchester! Ghost is here from the 16th to 20th April, you can see it at the Palace Theatre Manchester.

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Hair The Musical

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It’s the ‘Age of Aquarius’ and this group from New York are looking to change the world. See Hair the Musical at the Palace Theatre Manchester from the 8th to 13th April.

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Les Misérables

Do you hear the people sing, singing the songs from Les Mis! One of the most popular musicals in the world is returning to Manchester. See it for yourself at the Palace Theatre Manchester from the 19th February to the 30th March!

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Priscilla Queen Of The Desert

Priscilla may be Queen of the Desert but she’s going to be queen of Manchester when the show arrives in November. See Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical at the Palace Theatre Manchester from the 15th to 30th November.

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The Book of Mormon

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The mismatched pair of missionaries sent on a mission are arriving in Manchester this year. See The Book Of Mormon at the Palace Theatre Manchester from the 6th June to 13th July.

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The Full Monty

Based on the hit film, The Full Monty is coming to the Manchester stage in February. Watch as six out-of-work, impoverished steelworkers from Sheffield with nothing to lose take the world by storm. At the Opera House Manchester from the 18th to 23rd February.

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Motown The Musical

Bringing its unique sound to Manchester! Motown The Musical tells of the man who broke barriers and fought against the odds to create something more than a record label. Discover the story behind Motown at the Opera House Manchester from the 26th February to 23rd March.

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Annie The Musical

Anita Dobson will star as Miss Hannigan in this smash hit production of the musical Annie. Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. See the musical at the Opera House Manchester from the 2nd to 16th February.

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American Idiot

American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world. With songs from Green Day including ’21 Guns’ and ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends.’ See the production at the Palace Theatre Manchester from the 2nd to 6th April.

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