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.

The Royal Exchange Theatre taken from St Anns Square


Our address is the Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester M2 7DH. Our entrance is at St Ann’s Square, it has step-free access, with a lift directly to the Great Hall.

We are centrally located, 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. (Please note, part of Deansgate and Blackfriars Street has been pedestrianised so double check your route before leaving)

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's What's On page.

Take a look at Visit Manchester for places to stay, things to see and do and visitor information. 

Map of Manchester


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 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.   

Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road and Manchester Victoria train stations are 15 minutes walk from the Theatre. 

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:

- our partnered car park - Q-Park Deansgate (See DISCOUNTED PARKING below for more information. Please note, part of Deansgate has been pedestrianised so double check your route before leaving)

- High Street multi-storey car park, above the Arndale Centre (1450 spaces)

- Manchester Arena car park (1000 spaces)

Please note: due to construction work, some customers are encountering high levels of traffic in the area around the Q Park car park. Please take this into consideration when planning your travel.


We are partnered with Q-Park Deansgate to offer you safe and secure parking at a discounted rate, 6 hours for £6 by either;

  • Pre-booking your parking as you book your theatre ticket – this is available up to 24 hours before a performance starts; or
  • Validating your parking ticket near the St Ann's entrance of the theatre

Alternatively use the discount code ‘RET20’ to get a 20% discount when pre-booking on Q-Park’s website.

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.