Be centre stage at Royal Exchange Theatre

14 September – 14 October 2017
Royal Exchange Theatre



OUR TOWN marks a new season at Royal Exchange Theatre and 40 years of performances at the venue. To celebrate the milestone, the theatre are offering audience members the opportunity to become part of their on-stage family, to observe the action from the kitchen tables and living rooms of our characters, to get a truly unique Royal Exchange experience.
There will be just 35 seats available on stage, costing only £10.


Love and marriage, birth and death. Seen from a distance they’re just the rhythm of everyday life: but when you’re caught up in the middle and they’re happening to you, they’re the whole world.

A bona fide American classic, OUR TOWN tells the story of Emily and George, two unremarkable teenagers growing up in a small New Hampshire town at the turn of the last century. You’re invited to eavesdrop on this tightly wound community as events unfold – both the apparently trivial and the deeply profound – across the course of a decade.

Rich with detail and shot through with a distinctive mix of light and shade, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning smalltown epic of human existence remains as theatrically fresh and as topical as ever: OUR TOWN, but also, unmistakably, yours.


Stuart Goulden

Lead Consultant