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New FREE photography exhibition gives unseen look at Hamilton’s time in Manchester

'Hamilton: The Story of Tonight' is now on show down at The Refuge.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 29th January 2024

A new photography exhibition giving an exclusive unseen look at Hamilton’s time in Manchester has opened in the city centre.

In a bid to celebrate Manchester hosting the multi award-winning cultural phenomenon that is Hamilton for the very first time, the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel has opened an exhibition showcasing moments from the musical’s time in our city – both on and off stage.

Now open to the general public for completely free of charge, the new exhibition is titled Hamilton: The Story of Tonight – which is named after one of the production‘s well-known songs.

It’s offering a glimpse into the journey of the musical that has captured the imaginations of audiences, not just in Manchester, but all over the world.

20 photographs, all taken by Hamilton’s production photographer Danny Kaan, are currently on show down at the iconic hotel directly next to Manchester Palace Theatre – where Hamilton’s been on stage since November 2023.


Never-before-seen backstage photographs, alongside rehearsal and production moments, feature as part of the exciting exhibition.

Sitting on the walls of The Refuge right up until the end of February, visitors and hotel guests will get to take a glimpse into the immense amount of technical and creative skills involved in creating the seamless final show.  


Speaking as the exhibition opened last week, David Steel, who is the General Manager of Kimpton Clocktower, said: “We’re proud to be hosting such a unique series of images, making the Hamilton experience in Manchester truly one of a kind.

“We at Kimpton Clocktower love all things performance arts and theatre, so it feels like a great natural fit.” 

Hamilton: The Story of Tonight is a free-to-view exhibition on the walls at The Refuge, taking place up until Thursday 29 February.


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Featured Image – Danny Kaan (via Supplied)