How to get tickets for Wicked as hit musical returns to Manchester’s Palace Theatre

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Wicked, one of the world’s best-loved musicals, is returning to Manchester, with tickets on sale this morning.

The smash hit theatre phenomenon is heading out on a 10-city UK and Ireland tour, which will bring it back to the Palace Theatre next year.

Wicked is set to fly into Manchester for six weeks, between Tuesday 3 December 2024 and Sunday 12 January 2025.

Following a members-only presale, general tickets will go on sale on Friday 19 May at 10am, priced from £20.

Manchester audiences will be taken back on an enchanting journey with Wicked, where two unlikely university friends go on their way to becoming Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.


The Grammy and Tony award-winning musical tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz, spinning a backstory for the lives of L. Frank Baum’s beloved characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Wicked production photography. Credit: Supplied

The stunning production features 350 costumes, 140 wigs, 244 pairs of shoes, 110 hats, 125 pairs of gloves and 30 prosthetic masks.


Dubbed one of the most successful musicals of all time, Wicked has a touring cast and crew of 82 people and played to sold-out audiences during its previous two tours, selling more than 225,000 during its previous visits to the Palace Theatre.

Wicked is now in its 17th year at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London and is the fifth-longest running show in Broadway history.

Over the years, it’s been seen by more than 60 million people around the world and has been performed in over 130 cities in 16 countries.


Wicked executive producer (UK & Ireland) Michael McCabe,said: “We are proud to be bringing Wicked back to the magnificent Palace Theatre, where incredible audiences greeted us during two previous sold-out engagements.

“We’re excited to have this opportunity to share once again the spectacle, magic and emotion that has created unforgettable memories for audiences in Manchester and all around the world.”

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Robin Hawkes, theatre director of the Palace Theatre & Opera House, said: “It is a privilege to be hosting this world-renowned, record-breaking production once again after its previous sell-out runs with us.

“Seeing these huge West End productions continue to return to our venues illustrates that the appetite for musical theatre in our region is stronger than ever. We look forward to watching this wonderful show cast its spell over both audience goers and our city.”

Wicked will be at the Palace Theatre in Manchester between Tuesday 3 December 2024 and Sunday 12 January 2025.


Tickets will go on general on sale from Thursday 8 June 2023 at

Featured image: Mark Senior