Our home is the Royal Exchange building on St Ann's Square, situated in the heart of Manchester City Centre.
PLANNING YOUR JOURNEY
Our address is the Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester M2 7DH. Our entrances are at St Ann’s Square (step-free access, with a lift directly to the Great Hall), and on Cross Street.
We are centrally located and a short walk from Market Street and the Town Hall. We are surrounded by all the major train stations, bus stations and tram stops, so the easiest/quickest way to get to the Royal Exchange is to use public transport.
You may find it helpful to use the TfGM Website to plan your journey.
For an up to date, full map of disabled parking bays and information on Blue Badge access in Manchester please visit the Manchester City Council website.
As we are city centre based, we recommend you check out what other events are happening in case this delays your journey. You can do this by checking Visit Manchester, which will also show you places to stay, as well as things to see and do whilst you’re visiting.
Travelling to the Theatre
The nearest Metrolink tram stops are Market Street, St Peter’s Square and Exchange Square, all of which are no more than ten minute walk from the Theatre. Trams run frequently throughout the day and evening from many areas of Greater Manchester. More information about tram routes and times, as well as any changes to the service can be found on TfGM.
Numerous bus stops are within a five minute walk of the Theatre. Visit TfGM for timetables, routes and services.
There is also a free bus service that operate around the city centre. All buses are wheelchair accessible.
Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road and Manchester Victoria train stations are 15 minutes walk from the Theatre.
Visit TfGM for times, routes and service information.
There are two taxi ranks, both approximately five minutes walk from the theatre – one on St. Mary’s Gate and one opposite the Town Hall on Albert Square.
If you would like to book a taxi, Manchester Radio Cars can be contacted on 0161 236 8033.
If you travelling by Uber, please give your location for Cross Street.
PARKING & DISCOUNTS
There are over 3000 car parking spaces within a 10 minute walk of the Theatre. Car parks which are within easy distance of the theatre and offer late opening include:
- Our partnered car park – Q-Park Deansgate
- High Street multi-storey car park, above the Arndale Centre (1450 spaces)
- Manchester Arena car park (1000 spaces)
We are partnered with Q-Park Deansgate North.
Pre book your car parking for the Deansgate North car park on the Q-Park website and get 30% off the total amount by using the discount code RETDN30.
Please note, prices vary depending on date, times and length booked. For more information, please visit Q-Park. This does not guarantee you a space in the car park.
We no longer have a validator machine at Box Office, pre-booking as above is the only way to get discounted car parking.
There is no longer a drop-off point for coach arrivals on Cross Street, this road is now limited to buses and goods vehicles.
There are a variety of on-street short stay parking options for coaches, the nearest of which is on John Dalton St, around a 5 minute walk from the theatre.
For more information please see Manchester City Council’s Coach Parking information.