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The Royal Exchange Theatre is committed to improving access for all theatre-goers and aims to ensure that disabled visitors have an enjoyable experience. We have wheelchair spaces and a lift in St Ann's Square, providing level access to all floors. We also welcome guide dogs and hearing dogs.

Booking Tickets

Please call Box Office who will be happy to advise on seating, book your tickets for half price (except for restrictions) and also book a companion seat if applicable. Call 0161 833 9833 and let them know you have mobility restrictions. We do not take bookings online because we have specially allocated seats for patrons in wheelchairs.

Website Accessibility

We have aimed to make this website as accessible as possible, click here further information about website accessibility.

Accessible Materials

We have infra-red assisted hearing facilities and offer BSL signed performances & STAGETEXT Captioned Performances. Each production in the Theatre also has an audio-described performance with a Touch Tour for the visually impaired. Please click here for dates of our accessible performances.

Film created by STAGETEXT. For more information about STAGETEXT, please click here.

Mind's Eye Description Services Ltd from Vincent Abbey on Vimeo.

Our season brochure is available in large print, braille and audio, and our programmes are available in large print and braille, free of charge. Please email 

Discounted Tickets

Disabled patrons can obtain half-price tickets for all performances. Half-price tickets are also available for a companion, if applicable. This discount applies to all seats other than the lowest priced tickets. Unfortunately we regret that discounted tickets cannot, at present, be bought on-line. However, you can book these tickets by contacting our Box Office in one of the following ways:

Telephone: 0161 833 9833
Fax: 0161 615 6696
Minicom: 0161 615 6699
E-mail: box.office@royalexchange.co.uk

Discounted Parking

Royal Exchange patrons can get discounted evening parking at the Market Place car park and the King Street West car park (which has lift access). Simply validate your parking ticket at the Box Office, and your parking will be automatically discounted when you return to the car park. Please click here for directions to the Market Place car park and here for directions to the King Street West car park.

Disabled parking bays
Click here for a map of disabled parking bays near the Royal Exchange Theatre or check out Manchester City Council's guide to city centre disabled parking.


For further details on our access facilities, please click on the following links:

Access for people with mobility restrictions

Access for blind and visually impaired people

Access for deaf and hearing impaired people

Details of our accessible performances 

If you have any comments regarding the Royal Exchange’s access facilities, please contact Barry James (Director of Finance and Administration) by letter, by telephone on 0161 615 6710, or by email at barry.james@royalexchange.co.uk



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