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Altrincham Little Theatre

One of the oldest community theatres in England, located in the heart of Altrincham, Altrincham Little Theatre has been serving audiences in Trafford, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and beyond for more than 120 years.

Run by volunteers as a registered charity, the theatre brings professional quality shows to audiences at affordable prices and offers people of all ages an opportunity to learn about, train and be involved in all aspects of theatre.

As well as producing its own season of plays, the theatre hosts visiting productions, theatrical screenings and a number of film clubs, including seasons of foreign language cinema. It welcomes language groups and visiting education groups keen to learn about the theatre and its life. There are opportunities for volunteers including backstage crew and front of house all year round.

A member of Association of Little Theatre Guild, Association of Community Theatre (ACT UK) and Greater Manchester Drama Federation, Altrincham Little Theatre has won numerous awards for its productions, cast and staging.

The 130-seat theatre is a cozy, welcoming traditional theatre as theatre is meant to be, but between stage plays it also transforms into a well equipped cinema to showcase the best of world cinema and some spectacular productions from the London stage. The theatre also hosts local youth group and school productions.

Altrincham Little Theatre wardrobe can offer costume items and props for hire.
Altrincham Little Theatre is a registered charity in England. Charity Registration No 517914

Who to contact

0161 928 1113
Extra details

During Covid-19 social distancing period, Altrincham Little Theatre is temporarily closed. Upcoming productions of the coming season are postponed until the next 2020-2021 season starting in September. At this time, please contact the theatre by email at or via the Facebook page.
To contact the box office during manned hours, please call between 7:30 and 10:30pm Monday, Wednesday or Friday on 0161 928 1113. At other times, please email

Where to go

Name of Venue
Altrincham Little Theatre
Venue Address
Oxford Road
Greater Manchester
WA14 2ED
Venue Notes


Altrincham Little Theatre is easily accessible from Manchester by Metrolink (Altrincham Line) and from Manchester Piccadilly, Stockport and all stations between Chester and Manchester by train, and by buses in Trafford/Greater Manchester area. The theatre is located 8 minutes walk from Altrincham Interchange bus station and from Altrincham Metrolink/Rail Station. From Altrincham Interchange/Station turn left and walk up Railway Street/Stamford New Road to the traffic lights and pedestrian crossing at Lloyd Street. Cross over to the Unicorn pub on the corner, turn left and you are a few yards from the theatre on Oxford Road.


The theatre is located behind Sainsbury's Altrincham, where parking is available to patrons in the evening.  Other local car parks within 12 minute walk from the theatre are: 

Stamford Quarter Multi-storey Car Park, WA14 1RH
620 spaces - 50 pence all day Sunday

Oakfield Road Car Park, WA15 8EW
Behind the Bus/Metrolink station
267 spaces. Parking is free on Sunday


The area is served by several local taxi and minicab firms, including:

Passenger Cars 
0161 928 1111

Scott's Cars 0161 228 3333

Trafftax Taxis 0161 9412222



When is it on?

Days & Times
Box office open 7:30-10:30 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Shows: Sunday to Saturday, curtains open 7:40pm. Theatre open during rehearsals, performances and screenings at other times.

Who is it for?

All ages
Supporting People With
Becoming older
Eligibility Details

Altrincham Little Theatre offers discounted membership for under 18s and over 60s.
The theatre offers work experience opportunities, including Duke of Edinburgh Award accredited work experience, for secondary school and further education students and volunteering opportunities for people of all ages.

The theatre hosts educational visits for U3A students and offers for youth theatre education when available.

Visiting film clubs at the theatre screen foreign language films subtitled in English that are accessible to both English and non-English speakers.

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Cost Information
Non-member tickets are £10. There may be a processing fee for online bookings. The theatre has an annual membership scheme, currently £36 standard, £33 for over-60s and £16 for under-18s, which entitles members to one free voucher for each play. Ticket vouchers are also made available for purchase as gift tokens. Refreshments including coffee are available for purchase at the theatre bar. Visiting film club prices can vary, but are typically £7 including refreshments.

How accessible is this service?

Accessible Toilet
Disabled Parking
Further Details

On street parking available.
Access to the auditorium is by stairs, no wheelchair access is available at present.
First aid trained volunteers and first aid equipment is available.

Last updated date:
21 September 2020

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