Our home is the Royal Exchange building on St Ann’s Square in the heart of Manchester city centre, just a short walk from Market Street and the Town Hall on Albert Square.


Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester M2 7DH. 

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We have two entrances - one on St Ann’s Square and one on Cross Street. The St Ann’s Square entrance is wheelchair accessible, with a lift directly to the Great Hall.

We are currently in the process of refurbishing our entrances - access could be limited on days without performances.

The easiest way to get to the Royal Exchange is to use public transport. You may find it helpful to plan your journey at www.tfgm.com.

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's What's On page


Monday - Saturday: 9.30am until just before the start of a performance
Sunday: 11.00am - 5.00pm
Please bear in mind, during our matinee performances, the hall is closed.

The nearest Metrolink tram stops are Market Street, St Peter's Square and now Exchange Square on completition of the Second City Crossing, all of which are no more than ten minutes walk from the Theatre. Trams run frequently throughout the day and evening from Altrincham, Bury, East Didsbury, Eccles and MediaCityUK. For more information about tram routes and times, click here. Keep up to speed with the latest developments on the Metrolink network and check for any changes to your service here.


Numerous bus stops are within a five minute walk of the Theatre. The free city centre Metroshuttle 1 (orange route) stops directly outside the Cross Street entrance, while the Metroshuttle 2 (green route) stops on Deansgate, which is 2 minutes from the St Ann's Square entrance.  

Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road and Manchester Victoria train stations are 15 minutes walk from the Theatre. The free Metroshuttle 1 (Orange Route) runs via Piccadilly Train Station and the Metroshuttle 2 (Green Route) runs via Oxford Road Station and Victoria Station. 

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.

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:
Deansgate NCP multi-storey car park, located by the Renaissance Hotel (320 spaces);
High Street multi-storey car park, above the Arndale Centre (1450 spaces)
Manchester Arena car park (1000 spaces)

Discounted Parking
If you are visiting the Theatre for a performance and are parked in the Deansgate NCP car park, you can validate your parking ticket at our Box Office to receive up to five hours parking for just £6. This discounted rate will be automatically applied when you return to the car park. If your stay is in excess of five hours, you will need to pay the full rate advertised by NCP.
We no longer offer discounted parking at King Street West NCP.

Coach Parking
There is a drop-off point for coach arrivals on Cross Street. Please be aware that the waiting time is restricted to 15 minutes and access restrictions may be in place during the day. The nearest coach park is located on Sheffield Street, near Piccadilly Train Station. The coach park is open 24 hours a day and operates on a pay and display basis. For more information please call NCP on 0161 817 8900 or click here to view Visit Manchester's Coach Parking information.

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