Glass slippers are so in… Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella the Musical comes to Hope Mill Theatre! This is the European theatrical premiere of the 2013 Broadway musical.    The smart and beautiful young Ella lives in the care of her wicked, self-absorbed stepmother Madame and her two stepsisters Charlotte and Gabrielle. In another part of […]

La Boheme – City of Manchester Opera

Puccini’s sublime music, featuring some of his best-known arias, plays out in a love story between a poor poet and an equally poor seamstress in Paris, which inspired the hit movie Moulin Rouge with Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor (2001) and the Broadway musical and film Rent (1996/2005). Whatever the odds, they dream of the […]

Lizard Boy

During a bizarre childhood accident, Trevor was drenched head to toe in dragon’s blood. Growing green and scaly skin, he withdrew from the world. Tonight—twenty years later—Trevor meets a cute guy on a first date and ends up on an adventure of mythic proportions. Equal parts comic book lore and coming-of-age love story, Lizard Boy […]


30th August

Following a hugely successful online run, the award-winning revival of Martin Sherman’s Rose comes to the stage. Featuring an unmissable star-turn from Dame Maureen Lipman. This powerful one-woman production is a moving reminder of some of the harrowing events that shaped the century and remains sadly relevant today with racial tensions and allegations of antisemitism continuing to […]

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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.