Hope Mill Theatre

Whats On


Previews 25th - 27th August/ Runs 29th Aug to 23rd September

From the Producers that brought you, Parade, Hair and Yank we bring the Manchester Premiere of the Tony Award Winning Musical, PIPPIN. With a stunning score by Stephen Schwartz (composer of globally renowned musical Wicked) and the return of director Jonathan O’Boyle of our critically acclaimed Hair, we bring you this magical musical.

Hope Mill Theatre’s Play Reading Club

Friday 26th May

Come and join our play reading club, on the last Friday of each month and read a variety of plays old and new! This month’s club will be on Friday 26th May and we will read Terrence Rattigan’s ‘Cause Célèbre’

Herding Cats

Wednesday 24th May - Saturday 3rd June 2017

This May, Play With Fire Productions present the acclaimed ‘Herding Cats’; a blackly comic, brutal, yet truthful play that manages to find the dark humour in the loneliness of life.

Powerhouse Plays presents ‘Bosie’

Thursday 8th June - Friday 9th June 2017

Powerhouse Plays is proud to present ‘Bosie’ by Rik Barnett

My Version of Events

Tuesday 13th - Saturday 17th June

Take Back Theatre present;
A multi-disciplinary response to the nature of consent. Join us for a rehearsed reading of a new play by Rebekah Harrison, with a different cast each night, alongside multimedia art installations and a panel discussion.

Rising Sun

Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st June 2017

The Manchester College HNC Musical Theatre presents: The Rising Sun by Tim J. Spencer


Thursday 22nd - Friday 23rd June 2017

Following its successful 2016 tour, Dreamshed Theatre is delighted to return to Hope Mill Theatre with Bill Cronshaw’s play ‘Shalalalalee’.


Wednesday 28th June - Saturday 1st July 2017

ALRA presents ‘Decades’ by Leo Butler, Directed by Chris Hill.

There Is A War

Thursday 29th June - Saturday 1st July 2017

ALRA presents ‘There is a War’ by Tom Basden. Directed by Alyx Tole

Playwrights Toolbox – One Day Masterclass with Paul Kalburgi

Saturday 17th June 2017

This course has been designed by UK playwright Paul Kalburgi to offer a practical approach to writing for stage. Putting some of the theory to one side, these classes will inspire and empower you as you start, or continue to work on your scripts outside of the classroom.

The True History of The Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, the Ugliest Woman in the World.

Monday 3rd July - Sunday 9th July 2017

Watershed Productions present a revival of the original production of this unique theatrical entertainment, presented in absolute darkness

All I Want Is One Night

Sunday 2nd July - Sunday 9th July 2017

Watershed Productions, in association with The Royal Exchange Theatre, present an intoxicating new play with songs about the life and music of 1930s gay cabaret sensation Suzy Solidor.