Grease, one of the most iconic musical classics in the world, embarks on an exciting UK tour with an energetic new cast, electrifying dance routines and an incredible musical score which includes smash hits Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted to You and You’re the One That I Want. A show which explores the politics, emotions, friendships and complexities of adolescence, Grease has resonated with audiences for over forty years and this gritty new production will certainly appeal to a modern audience.
Originally opening in Chicago back in 1971, the first theatrical production of Grease went onto captivate audiences on Broadway and was also adapted into a popular feature film in 1978. This 2020 production, which is the first live showing of Grease in 25 years, is directed by The Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster and produced by Colin Ingram. Experience some summer lovin’ with this exciting new revival!
Grease follows the classic teenage love story of innocent, straight-laced Sandy Olsson and bad boy greaser Danny Zuko who, after enjoying a whirlwind summer romance together, coincidentally cross paths at Rydell High for senior year.
Although Sandy and Danny seem like polar opposites at first, finding themselves in completely different circles at highschool, the pair both change their ways in order to rekindle that summer flame. With other complex and intricate story-lines running in the background, Grease delves into the challenges and politics of high school life during 1950s America.
Ticket prices range from £13 to £72.50. The theatre is split into three sections: the Grand Circle the Circle and The Stalls.
The Stalls: this is the area of the theatre which is level and closest to the stage and includes some of the best seats in the house. Slightly cheaper seats can be found further back.
The Circle: this area of the auditorium is just above the stalls and there are some amazing views of the theatre, especially close to the balcony. Better value seats can be found further back.
The Grand Tier: The Grand Tier is just above the Circle and some of the best value tickets can be found here. While some of the seats have restricted viewing, you can still enjoy amazing views of the stage and an amazing theatrical experience.
If you are looking for better value tickets, the cheapest tickets can be found in the Grand Tier.
There are group discounts available if you are coming in a group of 10 people or more.
The Palace Theatre Manchester can be accessed by both public transport and car. The full address is as follows:
The Palace Theatre
97 Oxford Street, Manchester
You can find two car parks close to the theatre. These car parks are Oxford Street and Manchester Palace. If wish to receive discounts, bring your parking ticket to the cloakroom.
Oxford Road train station is opposite the theatre. If you are arriving to Piccadilly train station, this is also only 0.3 miles from the theatre so can be accessed by foot.
The theatre is on all of the major bus routes as it is on one of the main streets, Oxford Road.
For information on the access performances, please email Access ambassador Abigail Henry on firstname.lastname@example.org
Access to venue
You can easily access the Palace Theatre via the box office entrance which is on street level.
Four wheelchair spaces located on row R of the Circle for wheelchair users. We recommend that patrons use the Circle area of the theatre which is accessible buy lift. The stalls is more difficult to access with 15 stairs and no lift.
There is a new technology called Sennheiser available which feeds live sound of productions through an access point in the theatre. You can use a mobile connect app whilst using the Wi-Fi to stream the sound. This app is available in the theatre but please inform a member of staff beforehand if you wish to use it so they can assist you.
You can also use a dual channel infra-red sound enhancement system either by using one of the theatre’s headsets or one worn around the neck to increase the volume of the show. For a 10 pound returnable deposit, you can collect these devices from the cloakroom. We recommend that you do not book the rear stalls in order to ensure the best experience using this system.
Guide Dogs and Hearing DogsGuide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome to sit with you in the theatre and throughout the performance. If you are bringing a guide or hearing dog to the Theatre, please let a member of staff know so these areas can be reserved for you.
Age Recommendation: 8+
Running time: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including one interval
Warning: this production may contain strobe lighting
Grease is showing at the Palace Theatre Manchester from Monday 21st July until Saturday 1st August 2020.
Monday - Saturday 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
After a successful sell-out 8 week run at the Curve theatre in Leicester, Grease is embarking on an exciting UK tour in 2020. It will visit most of the major cities in the UK.
Grease 2020 cast
Dan Partridge/Danny, Martha Kirby/Sandy, Louis Gaunt,Kenickie, Rhianne-Louise McCaulsk/Rizzo, Jordan Abey/Doody, Ryan Anderson/Roger, Damian Buhagiar/Sonny, Eloise Davies/Frenchy, Natalie Woods/Jan, Tara Sweeting/Marty, Dale White/Eugene, Jessica Croll/Patty Simcox, Corinna Powlesland/Miss Lynch, Abigail Climer/Cha Cha, Darren Bennett/Vince Fontaine and Will Haswell/Johnny Casino. Completing the cast are Thea Bunting/Cynthia, Emily Beth Harrington/Carly, Jonathan Hermosa Lopez/Bobby, Dom Hutcheson/Mickey, Ruby May Martinwood/Sofia and Lindsay McAllister /Donna Sue.
97 Oxford St, Manchester M1 6FT, United Kingdom, Manchester1
Saturday, 01 Aug