Manchester Northern England UK Royal Exchange Theatre

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Manchester Northern England UK Royal Exchange Theatre
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The Royal Exchange Theatre was founded in 1976 by a group of artistic directors — The theatre features a seven-sided steel and glass module that squats within the Great Hall of the Royal Exchange Building. It is a pure theatre in the round in which the stage area is surrounded on all sides, and above, by seating. The theatre's unique design was conceived by Richard Negri of Wimbledon School of Art, and was intended to create an unusually vivid and immediate relationship between actors and audiences.