Aviva £10 Tickets

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Everyone should get to experience great art and events. With affordable ticketing options across all our own programme, we want to make sure there’s nothing stopping you from getting involved.

Plan your visit

Our regular opening hours are 10am – 11pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

Entry to Aviva Studios is free. Donations are welcome.

Many of our events and exhibitions will require you to book a ticket in advance. See our full what's on listing for all ticketed and free events, and how to book.

Getting here

Our full address is Aviva Studios, Water Street, Manchester, M3 4JQ and what3words is chop.feeds.chase.

Tram services run frequently throughout the day. You can check the first and last tram times on the tram schedule webpage. It's easy to use – just tap in and out using contactless or purchase a ticket at the machines. Plan your journey here.

Our closest stations are:

Salford Central station: 0.4 miles

Deansgate station and Deansgate-Castlefield tram: 0.6 miles

(Step-free access to platforms via a lift from the corner of Deansgate and Whitworth St West)

St Peter’s Square tram: 0.6 miles

(Step-free, ramp access to all platforms)

Manchester Victoria station is approximately one mile from Aviva Studios.

Manchester Piccadilly station is approximately 1.3 miles from Aviva Studios.

Click on the links above to find detailed access information for each station.

By Bike

There are 40 bike parking spaces at Aviva Studios including space for two accessible bikes.

National Cycling Route 6 passes close to the venue and this TfGM webpage can help with route planning.

You can also hire bikes from on-street docking stations across the city centre. The closest docking stations to our venue are currently on Deansgate by Liverpool Road and (400m from the building) and by King Street (500m from the building). Take a look at Transport for Greater Manchester’s webpage for advice on cycle hire.

By Walking and Other Active Means

Aviva Studios can be approached along Water Street via Liverpool Road (coming from Deansgate or Castlefield).

If you're coming from Quay Street, the safest route to avoid construction works is via the cut-through opposite Gartside Street and past Booking.com.

All footways in the surrounding area are well lit and there are appropriate crossings across all main roads.

Pedestrians with visual impairment are recommended to approach the building via Water Street, from Liverpool Road. This route has traditional carriageway and footway design with fixed street furniture which should help with navigation to the entrance.

A footbridge at Left Bank in Spinningfields provides an accessible link across the River Irwell to Salford Central station, and a further footbridge also links Aviva Studios with the Salford area of Middlewood Locks.

Bus Routes

There are 14 bus routes into Manchester which pass within 0.3 miles of Aviva Studios. Many stop on Bridge Street, north of the building parallel to Quay Street.

Bus routes which stop on Bridge Street include services to:

  • Bolton (8/ 36 / 37)
  • Leigh (V1 / V2)
  • Warrington (100)

Please visit the Travel for Greater Manchester website for the latest bus routes and times.

Metroshuttle Free Bus

The Metroshuttle buses are free bus services that operate around the city centre. They are highly branded and accessible for wheelchair users.

Route 1 passes the North end of Water Street along Quay Street, approximately 0.12 miles from Aviva Studios. It then passes down Lower Byrom Street by the Science and Industry Museum.

There is a car park approximately 0.6 miles from the building entrance at Water Street Car Park, New Elm Rd, Manchester, M3 4JH.

There is also a NCP car park (Manchester Spinningfields) approximately 0.5 miles away from the venue at Spinningfields, New Quay Street, Manchester, M3 3BE. It has 35 accessible bays.

There are eight Blue Badge spaces along Water St and Quay St. Otherwise head towards Liverpool Road, Great John St and Lower Byrom St – close to our neighbours, the Science and Industry Museum where there are a small number of additional Blue Badge spaces.

For a list of other parking bays available in the area, visit Manchester City Council website.

Access and Facilities

  • Access and Facilities

    Find out about our access provision and facilities at Aviva Studios
  • FAQs

    Coming to see us and got a question? Check out our FAQs

Eat, Drink and Shop

  • Food and Drink

    Pick up a bite to eat, a coffee or a cold one – there's something for all tastes at Aviva Studios.
  • Shop

    From tote bags and tees to stationery and books, grab a little something for you or a loved one.

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