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. 

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.
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We are based in the centre of Manchester City Centre, 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 plan your journey at www.tfgm.com. If you are driving, we are partnered with Q-Park Deansgate to offer you 10 hours safe and secure parking for just £6. Your parking ticket can be validated at the Theatre Box Office to receive the discount. More information on the car park.

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.


Our newly renovated Swan Street space is located in the Manchester's Northern Quarter (47 - 53 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JY).  It is home to our Costume Hire Department, rehearsal spaces and Studio performance spaces.  Find out more about hiring the studios or directions to our Swan Street site.


The building is open from 9.30am Monday - Saturday and from 11am on Sundays. As well as the Theatre module, the Great Hall houses the Box Office, Theatre Shop, Rivals Bar & Restaurant and Information Point.

Box Office Opening Times   Theatre Shop Opening Times    Rivals Bar & Restaurant Opening Times

The building closes at midnight Monday - Saturday* and at 5pm on Sundays. Please bear in mind, during our matinee and evening performances, the Great Hall is closed. 

* When there is no evening performance, the building will close at 6pm



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. 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:

- our partnered car park - Q-Park Deansgate (See DISCOUNTED PARKING below for more information)

- 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 to offer you 10 hours safe and secure parking for just £6. Your parking ticket can be validated at the Theatre Box Office to receive the discount. More information on the car park.

(Please note, the Q-Park Deansgate car park shutters only open upon approach. The shutters being closed does not mean that the car park is closed) 

Royal Exchange Theatre patrons can redeem the RET10 discount code on YourParkingSpace to get a 10% parking discount near the theatre.

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.


The Royal Exchange Theatre is based in the centre of the city of Manchester. Take a look at Visit Manchester for places to stay, things to see and do and visitor information. We also have partnerships with local hotels - please view here.