Smash-hit musical School of Rock is coming to Manchester on its first ever UK tour

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 11th May 2021

Award-winning West End musical School of Rock is heading out on a UK tour in 2021/22, and will be stopping off at Palace Theatre Manchester on its travels.

This is the first time the smash-hit production is set to tour the country, after it originally opened on Broadway in December 2015 and quickly transferred to the West End in November 2016, being met with widespread critical acclaim.

It went on to win the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.

Based on the 2003 cult-favourite film of the same name that notably starred Jack Black in one of his best-loved roles, this new School of Rock musical follows Dewey Finn – a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school.

There, he turns a class of straight-A students into a “guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing” rock band.


He teaches the pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock.

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Featuring 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and all the original songs that fans of the movie will know and love, this high-octane show is said to deliver “face-melting guitar riffs and touching romance”, both in equal measure.


Casting for the UK touring production is to be revealed in due course this summer, with auditions currently taking place, so keep your eyes peeled for announcements.

School Of Rock will be arriving at Palace Theatre Manchester on Tuesday 4th – Saturday 15th January 2022.

You can find more information via the Palace Theatre Manchester website.

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