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The Dancehouse Theatre

10A Oxford Road, Manchester M1 5QA, England
+44 161 237 9753
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A showcase of dance

Just back from a showcase of dance at the Dancehouse. What a fantastic evening. I regularly attend... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
janet r
Bolton, United Kingdom
via mobile
My 1st visit to the Dancehouse

A lovely warm greeting at the entrance. I had rung up for directions earlier in the week and the... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Fleetwood, 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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7 Jul 2017
“A showcase of dance”
29 Dec 2016
“Robin Hood and the babes in the wood ”
10A Oxford Road, Manchester M1 5QA, England
+44 161 237 9753
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Reviewed 8 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

Thank janet r
Reviewed 21 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

Thank seanconnolly431
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
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 16 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
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
Reviewed 17 January 2016

I have been going for the last three years with my daughter and two grandchildren. we all enjoy the venue , price is so reasonable we would not think of going anywhere else. Talented people . I cant comment on the cafe as we have...More

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 15 January 2016

We visited this venue this year and two previous years to see their pantomime, the show was good and the prices for the pantomime were reasonable. Unfortunately the customer service/care is below what it should be, refreshments can be purchased in a tatty cafe, which...More

1  Thank Caroline167
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Bianca Del Rio: Rolodex of Hate Comedy Show This show was the first time visiting this theatre and was very impressed with the facilities and auditorium itself. The room is not overly large, so every seat has a great view of the stage leading to...More

Thank Ben P
Reviewed 10 August 2015

We've been to a few comedy nights here and had an excellent time. The auditorium is an art deco delight. Drinks were cheap for a theatre and we were surprised to find you could drink in the auditorium. Close to Oxford Rd station and in...More

1  Thank Layla G
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