The Wiz

24th November, 2021

Running 24th November 2021 – 16th January 2022 This Christmas, Hope Mill Theatre are delighted to be staging the first new UK production of The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” in 10 years. With music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, book by William F. Brown and original orchestrations by Harold Wheeler, The […]


6th August, 2021

Rent is a rock musical with music, lyrics, and book by Jonathan Larson and is loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème.

HOPE FEST: A Celebration of Musical Theatre

Wednesday 4 August - Saturday 7 August

Hope Mill Theatre produces a new show celebrating the history of Musical Theatre, which will take the audience on a musical journey of song and dance. Directed by Kirk Jameson Written and conceived by Chris Burgess  Audiences please note for booking: You will be asked to book in groups of 2, 4 or 6. To […]

Hope Fest

We are so excited to launch a three-week festival in Ancoats this summer, HOPE FEST, with a programme of arts and cultural events from 16th July – 8th August.

The festival will take place inside a large theatre tent which will accommodate 250 capacity, based beside New Islington Tram Station (one stop from Piccadilly Station) on the junction between Pollard Street and Great Ancoats Street.

HOPE FEST, in association with Electric Park, has been made possible through collaboration and an ambition to champion the cultural arts post-covid with a unique programme of community-centric events.

The festival line up offers something for everyone including family theatre, comedy, music, plays and musical theatre as well as one-off special community events.

The new pop-up summer venue will include an onsite bar and eating area, with BBQ. Offering a range of local beers and spirits and good grub!

Read all about HOPE FEST & book your tickets! 

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Whats Coming Up

The Wiz

The Wiz

Running 24th November 2021 - 16th January 2022
Play Reading Club

Play Reading Club

Last Friday of the month, 11am - 1pm
HOPE FEST: Matt & Phreds

HOPE FEST: Matt & Phreds

17 July, 24 July, 1 August & 8 August


Hope Mill Theatre – A Factory of Creativity

As a venue, one of our main aims is to bring new and exciting theatre to the audiences of Manchester, with a focus on in-house quality Musical Theatre.

With programming ranging from professional high-end musicals, to local independent theatre, we are proud to offer a range of entertainment in the heart of Manchester, with quality at the core.  We are also proud to provide a platform for up and coming Manchester-based theatre playwrights, programming a yearly ‘Powerhouse Plays’ initiative.

Recent winner: Fringe Venue of the Year at The Stage Awards, 2018.

Hope Mill Theatre is proudly supported by The Key Fund, providing financial support to social enterprises and/or companies who have traditionally been excluded.