Based on the 1992 blockbuster romantic film, the internationally acclaimed musical The Bodyguard returns to the UK this year! Following the moving relationship between a famous singer and her bodyguard, the production features a delightful mix of much-loved Whitney Houston classics, such as powerful renditions of I Will Always Love You and Million Dollar Bill. You will certainly leave the theatre wanting to dance with somebody...
Having enjoyed a successful West End run and a previous sell-out UK tour, the Bodyguard UK tour includes former X-factor star and Strictly Come Dancing winner, Alexandra Burke*. Be dazzled by this incredible musical and purchase your tickets today!
Recommended age: 10+
Running time: 2 hours 5 mins
*It is worth noting that Alexandra Burke will only be there during the evening performances, and the producers cannot guarantee she will always perform
When popstar Rachel Marron receives threats from an unknown stalker, ex secret service agent and now bodyguard, Frank Farmer comes to the rescue. Tightening security and assuming his role as her bodyguard, Rachel becomes increasingly angry at how protective he is. However, once they become closer, her anger slowly develops into passion… or perhaps love?
The prices of The Bodyguard musical tickets start at £13.00 for both Manchester and Birmingham.
In Birmingham, the most expensive tickets are £75. The theatre is divided into the Grand Upper Circle, the Dress Circle and the Stalls.
The Stalls: the area closest to the stage, The Stalls has some of the best seats in the house. Slightly cheaper seats can be found towards the back of theStalls where viewing is not quite as good.
The Dress Circle: as the area located just above The Stalls, The Dress Circle has some excellent seats with amazing views of the stage.
The Grand Upper Circle: as the highest seats in the theatre and furthest from the stage, The Grand Upper Circle is located just above the Dress Circle and some of the cheaper tickets can be found here; especially the seats at the side of the theatre which have a slightly restricted view.
In Manchester, the most expensive tickets are £86.00 The theatre is divided into the Grand Circle, the Circle and the Stalls.
The Stalls: the area closest to the stage, The Stalls has some of the best seats in the house. Slightly cheaper seats can be found towards the back of The Stalls where viewing is not quite as good.
The Circle: as the area located just above The Stalls, The Circle has some excellent seats with amazing views of the stage.
The Grand Tier: as the highest seats in the theatre and furthest from the stage, The Grand Tier is located just above the Circle and some of the cheaper tickets can be found here; especially the seats at the side of the theatre which have a slightly restricted view.
In Birmingham, the cheapest tickets in the theatre can be found in the Grand Upper Circle. In Manchester, the cheapest tickets are in the Grand Tier.
Groups of over 10 can receive group discount. For booking of 10 or more please contact group teams as below:
Please call 020 7206 1179 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book group tickets.
The Alexandra in Birmingham is accessible by both public transport and car. Its full address is:
CarIf you are travelling by car, the nearest car park is NCP New Street Car Park (B5 4AN) which offers a pre-paid parking voucher for theatre patrons. You can also use the Mailbox secure car park (B1 1RD), which is a 5 minute walk from the theatre
The major city bus stops are located just next to the theatre
There is a designated Access Ambassador for each performance at the Alexandra who is there to help patrons throughout their visit. If you need to contact them, you can ask a front of house staff.
Access Booking Line: 0121 230 9077 - 10.00-18.00 Monday to Saturday 0800 912 6971 - 9.00-22.00 Monday to Saturday, 10.00-20.00 Sundays
Audio Description performance:Wednesday 29 Jan 2020 19:30pm
Captioned performance:Thursday 23 Jan 2020 14:30pm
Sign language interpreted performance:Wednesday 29 Jan 2020 19:30
Accessing the venue
For wheelchair users, there are eight available wheelchair spaces in the stalls. You can access the Stalls via the easy access entrance on Station Street, which is located next to the stage door. There is an intercom and a member of staff can meet you there
There is no lift access in the Alexandra; the Dress Circle, Grand Upper Circle and the Ambassador Lounge is via stairs only.
Induction Loop Necklace
The induction Loop Necklace is for visitors using a hearing aid. Whilst wearing the necklace around your neck, switch your hearing aid to the T setting and the sound volume will be amplified . You can adjust the volume on the necklace using a volume control.
An option which does not require a hearing aid is the headset which is similar to regular headphones.
There is an infrared system operating in the theatre - please ask a member for receiving equipment on the day of the show, who will contact the Access Ambassador. Please return this equipment after the show to a member of your Front of House staff.
Guide, hearing and other dogs are welcome into all parts of the theatre however please consider that some shows include strobe lighting, smoke, pyrotechnics and loud bangs. We can also organise for a member of staff to care for your dog during the performance- please speak to the box office about your requirements when booking your tickets.
There are accessible toilets on the ground floor of stalls. These are separate, fully accessible, private, unisex facilities and can be found next ot the easy access entrance door
The Palace Theatre Manchester is accessible by both public transport and car. The full address is as follows:
97 Oxford Street, Manchester
There are two car parks located close to the theatre: Oxford Street and Manchester Palace. Please bring your car park ticket to the theatre cloakroom for discounts.
The Oxford Road train station is located opposite the train station. Piccadilly train station is also relatively near; only 0.3 miles from the theatre. These train stations include national trains from many other UK cities.
The Palace Theatre in Manchester is on all of the major bus routes given that it is situated on Oxford Road/Street.
For information on the access performances, please email Access ambassador Abigail Henry on email@example.com
Access to venue
The entrance of box office of the Palace Theatre is on street level and has a low level counter. For wheelchair users, there are four wheelchair spaces located on row R of the circle. The circle can be accessed by lift from the foyer level. The circle, and particularly the rear, is the recommended area of the theatre for patrons. You can access the stalls but it is down 15 steps and has no lift access.
The Palace Theatre has a new technology called Sennheiser which feeds live sound of productions through an access point in the theatre. This technology feeds the live sound of the theatre’s productions through an access point in the theatre. You can stream sound through the mobile connect app whilst using the Wi-Fi available in the Theatre. If you wish to use this service, please make sure to arrive 45 minutes before the show and ensure the team can assist you.
There is also a dual channel infra-red sound enhancement system available at the Palace Theatre. You can use one of the theatre’s headsets or one worn around the neck to boost the volume of the show. These can be collected from the theatre cloakroom for a 10 pound returnable deposit. For the best experience using this system, we recommend that you avoid the rear stalls when booking seats.
Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs
Any Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome inside the auditorium with you at the Palace Theatre. Please tell the Box office when booking your ticket if you wish to bring a guide or hearing dog to the Theatre; a seat next to the aisle can be reserved for you.
There are access toilets available on the circle level of the theatre.
The Bodyguard will be showing from the 21st of January - Saturday 1st February 2020.
It will be showing Monday- Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm and 7.30pm
The Bodyguard is showing at the Palace Theatre from Tuesday 10th December 2019- Saturday 4th January 2020.
It will be showing from Mon - Sat at 19:30
Thurs and Sat at 14:30 and 19:30
Times across the Christmas period may vary.
Running time: 2 hours 5 mins
Age Recommendation: 10+
Warning: there may be strobe lighting in this performance
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